Richard C. (Rick) Vaiani, Sr., 61, of
Galveston, passed away Tuesday, March 6,
2007, at John Sealy Hospital.
Funeral Mass will be 9:30 am, Saturday,
March 10th, at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church with Father Niall Nolan as
Celebrant. Burial will follow the service
at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
The family will receive visitors after 5:00
pm, Friday, March 9th, at St.
Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. A rosary
will be held at 7:00 pm, led by Father Bill
Rick was born January 13, 1946, in
Galveston, Texas. He was a graduate of
Kirwin High School and St. Mary�s University
in San Antonio. His career spanned many
years in the field of finance and banking.
Most recently he served as Administrator of
ILA Container Royalty Funds. A perfect day
for Rick was a round of golf with friends
followed by a special time �wagon-walking�
with his beloved grandson, Luke.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Albert and Julia Celli Vaiani.
Rick is survived by the love of his life for
43 years, Charlyn Vaiani, of Galveston;
sons, Gino Vaiani and Richard C. (Rocky)
Vaiani, Jr. and wife, Tiffany, all of
Galveston; grandson, Luke Austin Vaiani;
sister, Diane Vaiani Giltner and husband,
Dave, of Missouri City, and their sons, D.J.,
Drew, and Danny; brother, Albert (Sonny)
Vaiani, III, and wife, Cheryl, of Galveston
and their son, Albert, IV; aunts, Maydell
Trimarchi and husband, Arthur, of Galveston;
and Joyce Hubbell of Galveston; and uncle,
Robert Celli, of Beaumont.
Pallbearers will be Don Stevens, Benny
Holland, Earl Nash, Alby Boening, Sammy
Wells, and Russell Serafin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny
Listowski, Gary Gilliland, Teddy O�Rourke,
Kevin Martin, Andy Brown, Robert Ochoa, Rick
Benavidez, Danny Higgins, Mason Cagnola,
Bryan O�Rourke, John Paul Listowski, Ben
Peterek, Brandon Backe, and all of his
friends who were part of the Galveston
Country Club�s 19th Hole Crew.
The family wishes to extend special thanks
to a dear family friend, Dr. Marc Shabot, as
well as the Department of Cardiology at UTMB
for their exceptional care.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your