My condolences are with the entire Parascandolo/ Ladonea family. Nicolangelo "Nick" Parascandolo Ladonea the owner and operator of Vinnie's Pizza and Sub's unexpectedly passed away on Monday, January 11th. He was a kind man and just the other day I had the pleasure of interviewing him about his restaurant on the television show, SHOW US EVERYTHING. WATCH BELOW:

Very sad to think I was just spending time with Nick, however, I am thankful I had the opportunity to highlight his business. He had a tremendous passion for his restaurant. He and his wife raised a wonderful family. Every time you step into Vinnies Pizza and Sub's you are greeted by kind individuals. Growing up in Wall Township, it's nice knowing a family like the Parascandolo's are operating a business in my hometown. The Parascandolo's at Vinnie's Pizza & Sub's are truly great people and I wish them nothing but the best during a sad time.

Nick's obituary is below:

Nicolangelo Parascandolo Ladonea “Nick” as he was known to all who knew and loved him passed away unexpectedly at his restaurant with his loving wife at his side. Born in Monte di Procida, Italy, he served in the Italian Merchant Marine and then came to the United States in 1980 residing in Brick before moving to Wall Township in 2002. Nick was the proud owner and operator of Vinnie’s Pizza and Sub’s, a Wall Township landmark on Rt. 35 for over 40 years. He ran the restaurant along with his wife and later his 3 sons until the time of his passing. Nick had a heart of gold and was a benefactor for all types of children’s athletic programs since the day he opened his doors. The walls of the restaurant are decorated with team photos of the various sports team he sponsored.
He was predeceased by his father Luigi Parascandolo Ladonea, surviving is his devoted wife of 32 years Gina, his 3 beloved sons Luigi, Vincenzo, and Nicholas, all at home in Wall Twp, his dear mother Iolanda (nee Schiano di Cola) Parascandolo Ladonea, his siblings Marie Carannante, Tobia Parascandolo Ladonea, Nuzia Parascandolo Ladonea, and Francesco Parascandolo Ladonea, and several nieces, nephews and cousins in both the United States and Italy. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 9:30 am in St. Denis Church, 90 Union Ave., Manasquan. Entombment in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Wall. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are limitations on capacity at the funeral home, guests are asked to briefly greet the family for the visitation and exit the building. Face-coverings must be worn to enter the building. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

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