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Richard C. (Rick) Vaiani, Sr.

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 Bartniski.

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 choice.

 

 

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