Vincent Joseph Casamento passed away peacefully into the arms of his Savior on August 28, 2021, surrounded by his wife and three daughters. An outdoor service will be held Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Paul McComack officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Road, Monroe. Interment will immediately follow. The family sincerely requests that all in attendance wear face masks.
V.J. was born on November 25, 1937, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the late Vincent and Athalie Casamento. He grew up in New Orleans and went on to graduate from Louisiana Tech University with a BS in Industrial Engineering.
V.J. married the love of his life, Peggy Barton Casamento. Scripture tells husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Few people live out that command with V.J.’s degree of dedication. Peggy Sue was everything to him and had all his love. He rarely missed an opportunity to remind her of that during their 61 years of marriage.
As a servant of Christ, V.J. faithfully served his church, Trinity Lutheran in Monroe, for more than sixty years. For him, church was an opportunity to build the Kingdom of God here on earth. He approached that duty as any faithful servant would -- with love and dedication.
As a professional, V.J. was a caring and successful business owner. He started Key Millwork & Supply in 1971 and dedicated his career to providing exceptional service for the community he loved. As a beloved employer, his employees found a place to belong and to feel valued, and V.J. considered them a part of his extended family.
V.J. was a longtime member and past president of Northeast Louisiana Homebuilders Association and was well respected in the building industry. He was an Eagle Scout and continued his service by volunteering on the Eagle Scout Board of Review for the Louisiana Purchase Council.
V.J. is predeceased by his brother, Stephen Casamento; sisters-in-law, Betty Barton, Carmen Stamper; brothers-in-law, Gene Conaway, Lynn Barton, Joe Barton, Delton Smith; niece, Terry Meyer; and nephew, Randy Barton.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy, and his beloved daughters, Connie Casamento Moore (Clay), Sandy Casamento Sartor (Will), Wendy Casamento Alexander; eight grandchildren: Ainsley Moore Wiggins (Jordan), Morgan Sartor Ginn (Tyler), Ben Sartor, Vincent Moore (fiancé, Noelle), Brent Charles Alexander (Katie), Jack Alexander, Trey Sartor, Samuel Alexander; and five great grandchildren: Graham, Griffin and Blair Wiggins, George and Sartor Ginn. Also surviving V.J. are his brother Tommy Casamento (Jeanne); sisters, Athie Bohnet (Richie), Judy Conaway; brother-in-law, Billy Barton (Cindy); sisters-in-law, Laura Casamento and Joyce Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
V.J. was a man of deep faith who loved God and trusted in Him above all else. He loved his family fiercely. This combination of faith and love made him the selfless, caring man that he was.
He leaves behind a legacy of enduring faith and selfless sacrifice that will continue to be written for decades by those who experienced his deep love.
Serving as pallbearers are V.J.’s grandsons.
Memorials can be sent to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the American Heart Association, Trinity Lutheran Church of Monroe at 1301 Oliver Road, or the charity of your choice.