Vittorio ‘Vic’ Spagnolo
Vittorio Spagnolo, son of Domenico Spagnolo and Vittoria Slaviero, was born on the 4th of November 1930 in Rotzo/Albaredo, Italy. He was slightly younger than his twin brother Primo, and had two older sisters – Mattea (24/11/1926) and Maria (20/9/1928). Later two brothers joined the family – Matteo (21/10/1932) and Riccardo (5/12/1934)
In 1949 he boarded the ‘Napoli’ and set sail for Australia. He arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on his 19th birthday (4/11/1949). He then took the boat to Sydney, New South Wales, and then the train to Coffs Harbour.
He married Silvia Richardson on July 17th 1954, and had 4 sons and 2 daughters. Renato Domenico Spagnolo (17/1/1955), Anthony Vittorio Spagnolo (24/12/1956), Julie Margaret Spagnolo (14/8/1958), Sandra Vitoria Spagnolo (15/11/1959), David John Spagnolo (24/5/1961), and Michael Albino Spagnolo (16/9/1963). He also has 13 loving grandchilden – Nicholas, Mark, Ian (myself), Luke, Tim, Lauren, Courtney, Georgina, Gabrielle, Dannielle, James, Tomas and Cassie.
Vittorio passed away on 23/9/2013 and leaves behind a much-loved family that already miss him dearly. Today we all say goodbye to the man affectionately known to all as Pop.
The Spagnolo/Richardson family would like to thank the entire staff at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus, and especially the intensive care unit for the care and compassion showed to Vittorio and the visiting family and friends.
Miss you Pop. Lots of love.