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Vincent George Maceo

October 15, 1941 - July 12, 2013
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Vincent George Maceo, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, cousin and friend, was called to be with The Lord on Friday, July 12, 2013. The family will receive visitors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston. Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue until 8 p.m. A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 1801 Sage Road, Houston. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, 7301 Memorial Street, Hitchcock. He is survived by his adoring wife of nearly 38 years Andi Maceo, daughter Gina Maceo Ross, son Victor...
Vincent George Maceo, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, cousin and friend, was called to be with The Lord on Friday, July 12, 2013.

The family will receive visitors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston. Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue until 8 p.m.

A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at St. Michael's Catholic Church 1801 Sage Road, Houston. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, 7301 Memorial Street, Hitchcock.

He is survived by his adoring wife of nearly 38 years Andi Maceo, daughter Gina Maceo Ross, son Victor Maceo, daughter Angela Maceo and granddaughters Katie Ross, Michelle Ross, Julia Ross, sisters Concetta Garsee and Annette Goza, brother in law Steve Founds and his wife Sandy, and numerous loving cousins. Vince was born October 15, 1941 to Katie Gigliotta and Vic Maceo in Galveston. He was raised in Galveston and graduated from Kerwin High School, where he played football. He also enjoyed being a lifeguard.

Vince is a 1963 graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Business Administration. He was a member of the Corps of Cadets and remained close to his fellow Aggies throughout his life.

Vince and Andi were married December 1, 1975. They were involved in the activities of their children, their church, and the Houston business community and charities.

Vince had a successful 35 year sales career at Xerox Corporation. He was a Global Account Manager overseeing managers of Fortune 500 accounts. During his tenure, Vince enjoyed 25 years of Xerox President's Club recognition at annual company-sponsored trips.

Since retiring from Xerox, Vince pursued many leisurely activities with his Aggie buddies and fellow "Xeroids". He enjoyed spending time in College Station where, in the traditional 12th Man Spirit, they threw football parties celebrating Aggie football whether the games were home or away. He took great pleasure in telling tall tales, some of which were actually true.

Vince enjoyed playing golf and watching Aggie sports. He adored his family and enjoyed watching his beautiful granddaughters grow up. He is remembered as "funny, charming, handsome, and gracious...a true gentleman." His children recall his integrity and when they were faced with a difficult choice, he'd always ask "what's the right thing to do?"

Vince was a man of deep faith and he enjoyed a close personal relationship with his Heavenly Father.

He was a proud Aggie, a special friend, a devoted son, a loyal and faithful husband. He loved his country but most of all - he was a nice Italian boy.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

VISITATION: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Rosary

23rd Psalm

John 14:1-6

Phllipians 4:4-9 (Vincent's favorite)
Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious for anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me, put it into practice, and the God of peace will be with you.

TRIBUTE:
Vincent George Maceo was born in Galveston, Texas on October 15, 1941 to Katie and Vic Maceo (both born in Sicily, Italy) followed by his sisters, Concetta and Annette. He graduated from Kirwin High School in 1959, playing sand lot ball with his cousins and classmates. His Mom would send the dog to find him because he never came home for meals. The dog always betrayed him and his Mother would switch him with a branch all the way home. Of course that never stopped him from doing it again and again! Education was very important to his Father, who had very little schooling because of the poverty he grew up in. Vincent George went on to graduate from Texas A&M College in 1963 which was an all male school at the time where all participated in the Corp of Cadets. Traveling to away football games in his hot red Chevrolet with his buddies showed the 12th Man Spirit of Aggieland for another Corps trip. Whoop!

Vince married Suzanne Grumbine and fathered three outstanding children, Gina, Vic, and Angela. He married Andi (Andrea) Founds in 1975 and they would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary this December. Andi would say that "God made me just for him". The greatest desire she had was just to be his wife and take care of him…she'd say "he's my guy! … my Italian Cary Grant".

Vince joined Xerox Corporation in 1967 and rose from Sales Representative to Global Account Manager overseeing managers of Fortune 500 accounts worldwide. He spent 35 years at Xerox where he won 25 Presidents Club trips for his sales performance. Xerox gave him the opportunity to meet celebrities, form international friendships, and visit beautiful countries. The bonding of his fellow Xeroids has lasted through the years as they help to grow a small company into a major Fortune 500 company. He was a professional, an accomplished leader and held in highest esteem. He gave the last full measure of meeting expectations even on his last day.

Vince was a man of deep faith and he enjoyed a close personal relationship with his Heavenly Father. Both Vince and Andi were very involved in the activities and sports of their children. Vince served on several church committees and as an usher. He worked fundraisers for non-profits, contributed to others in need, and was involved in the Houston business community.

Since retiring from Xerox, Vince pursued many leisurely activities with his Aggie buddies and fellow "Xeroids". He enjoyed spending time in College Station where, in the traditional 12th Man Spirit, they threw football parties celebrating Aggie football whether the games were home or away. He took great pleasure in telling tall tales, some of which were actually true.

Vince faced many adversities bravely in his life, but three words that he feared were "some assembly required". When Andi needed help, he refused to respond to a honey-do list and asked, "who can we hire?"

Vince enjoyed playing golf and watching Aggie sports. He adored his family and enjoyed watching his beautiful granddaughters grow up. When leaving after a visit, his granddaughters would say "God Bless Grandad". His children recall his integrity and when they were faced with a difficult choice, he'd always ask "what's the right thing to do?" He often ended a phone conversation with "Don't forget to pet the dog (or kitty)."

Vince had a very sophisticated palate. He appreciated many types of food but loved his pasta. He had exquisite taste in design, beauty and music…even women… but Andi would never let him date!

He is survived by his adoring wife of nearly 38 years Andi Maceo, daughter Gina Maceo Ross, son Victor Maceo, daughter Angela Maceo and granddaughters Katie Ross, Michelle Ross, Julia Ross, sisters Concetta Garsee and Annette Goza, brother-in-law Steve Founds and his wife Sandy, and numerous loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was a devoted son, a loyal and faithful husband, a great dad who loved his country, but most of all ….
he was a nice Italian boy.


THE LAST CORPS TRIP
It was Judgment Day in Aggieland and tenseness filled the air.
All knew there was a trip at hand but not a soul knew where.
Assembled on the drill field was the world renowned 12th Man,
The entire fighting Aggie team, and the famous Aggie band.
And out in front with Royal Guard the reviewing party stood,
Saint Peter and his angel staff were choosing bad from good.
First he surveyed the Aggie team and in terms of an angel swore,
"By Jove, I do believe I've seen this gallant group before.
I've seen them play since way back when and they've always had the grit.
I've seen 'em lose and I've seen 'em win, but I've never seen 'em quit.
No need for us to tarry here deciding upon their fates:
Tis as plain as the halo on my head that they've opened Heaven's gates."
And when the 12th Man heard this, they let out a mighty yell
That echoed clear to Heaven and shook the gates of Hell.
"And what group is this up the side," Saint Peter asked his aide.
"That swelled as if to burst with pride when we our judgment made?"
"Why, sir, they're the Texas Aggies who are known both far and wide
For backing up their fighting team whether they won or lost or tied."
"Well, then" said Saint Peter, "It's very plain to me
That within the realms of Heaven they should spend eternity.
And have the Texas Aggie band at once begin to play
For their fates we too must decide upon this crucial day."
And the drum major so hearing slowly raised his hand
And said, "Boys, let's play the Spirit for the last time in Aggieland."
And the band poured forth the anthem in notes both bright and clear
And ten thousand Aggie voices sang the song they hold so dear.
And when the band had finished, Saint Peter wiped his eye
And said, "It's not hard to see they're meant for Paradise."
And the colonel of the Cadet Corps said as he stiffly took his stand,
"It's just another Corps trip, boys. We'll march in behind the band."
Author unknown

MEMORIAL MASS,cousin: Father Frank Fabj
Song: Soul of My Savior
Prayer
Liturgy of the Word
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Psalm 23
Romans 8:14-23
Gospel: John 5:24
Homily
Prayers of Intercession
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Presentation of Gifts
Communion Hymn: Panis Agelicus
Prayer
Recessional: In Paradisum

"What a beautiful tribute. My deepest sympathy to Vincent's family and to Andi - a big hug." Leslie Marshman (League City, TX)

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