"My god vinny have been trolling face book for you and Richard for ages , Brenda said try google him ,ah Richard you can imagine our shock when we found the news , some of the messages left just about covered him , the laugh , I nicknamed him sidewinder in philia which had no problem sticking . Always thinking of you both shame we lost contact , when I think of all the times we escaped death I can't believe he left suddenly and didn't go kicking and screaming , his anniversary is coming up soon me and Brenda will be thinking of him and I bet we'll have a laugh. Pat and Brenda thinking of all of you."
– Pat Devlin, Good friend,
Armagh, Jan 18, 2014
"Just found out about Vinny's passing, very sad, can't believe it, only the good die young,my sympathies and prayers to Vinny's family and friends. Have some great memories of Vinny back in San Francisco, what a character. We were roommates on a couple of occasions, could not ask for better. Gone but not forgotten, sorry for your loss Richie, Paddy and Brendan. May he rest in peace, a true gent. I could tell you stories for a week about that lad, one time his Mustang was stolen outside our flat and it was used in a bank robbery and the cops called Vinny and asked him where his car was, he say's my roommate Roger borrowed it the day before, lucky I did not fit the description of the bank robber, nice one Vinny, one of a kind."
– Roger Corrigan, Friend,
Phuket, Thailand, Mar 08, 2013
"Vinny and I were roommates in the 80"s in San Francisco, great memories.
A true gentleman, may he rest in peace."
– Denis Sheehan, Friend,
San Francisco, CA, Feb 25, 2013
"Cannot believe it-Such memories-all those laughs.....made time spent in San Fran and Boston unforgettable .I was so fond of him.So so funy, fantastic company and a really nice thoughtful kind man. Regards to all his brothers and sisters but especially Marie, Richard, Paddy and Brendan and all the extended family of cousins-sympathy also to Patrice and Stephanie. Wishing you strength... Ceola (McGowan)- sitting in the North-West of Ireland Ní bhéidh a leíthead ann arís- and that is the truth!!"
– Ceola McGowan,
Feb 20, 2013
"Vinny, will miss the fun and laughter in irremore when you came home. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam
– Audrey., Niece,
Feb 20, 2013
"Remembering you all today as you lay Vinny to rest and may the good Lord welcome him home."