Gerardo Vigna

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May 17, 1940 - July 6, 2020
Born in Spezzano Piccolo, Italy
Resided in Lake Saint Louis, MO

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Gerardo Vigna, of Lake Saint Louis, MO, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Martha J. Vigna (nee Jimenez); cherished son of the late Gaetano Luigi and Assunta Vigna; devoted father of Luigi G. Vigna and John A. (fiancée Aylin Ortiz) Vigna; loving grandfather of Victoria Vigna and Gianni Vigna; dear brother of Mary (the late Gino) Scarcella, Frank (Deanna) Vigna, Gina (Biagio) Granata, Rosetta Vigna and the late Alfonso (Jeanette) Vigna; brother-in-law of Elsa (Daniel) Antoniades, Lourdes Jimenez Carcoba, the late Carmen Maguire and the late Irma Jimenez Carcoba; Jerry is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jerry immigrated from Italy at the age of 18 to join his family and later served in the US Army. He was introduced to his wife by her sister and they were married for 54 years. Jerry was very well loved as a sales consultant in the beauty industry for over forty years. When he retired, in 2002, his clients and former employer kept asking him to return. He enjoyed golfing and took that up “full-time” along with fishing. Jerry had a green thumb and grew the very best tomatoes and had the biggest Fig Tree.  He was a very good cook and could be very inventive, but it always turned out delicious. Spending time with family was most important to him. Jerry was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Jerry’s name to American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.

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July 7, 2020

We love you Uncle Jerry

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  1. Nicole Asta July 7, 2020 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    candle 7Uncle Jerry, as I knew him, was special to me. He lived life and boy did he love his family! I remember he would show me his garden every time I came to his house.
    To my cousins and my Aunt Martha, he is at peace and not hurting anymore. Let’s cherish these memories. I love you!!

  2. Rodger Cooper July 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts are with you at this time of your loss. I will always remember Gerardo (Jerry) as a kind man, and a hard worker.
    Jane and I send our condolences to you and your family. I was part of your family when I was married to Carmen.


    Buddy & Jane Cooper

  3. Regina July 7, 2020 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    candle 2My condolences to Granata and Vigna families.

  4. Nancy July 7, 2020 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    candle 5My heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Jerry. My prayers are with all of the family. Sincerely, Nancy Scofield (Marian)

  5. Joel Dyhouse July 7, 2020 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Blessings of the most powerful healing, strength and peace giving prayers to the friends, family and all who were touched by the life of Gerardo (Jerry) Vigna. may his love and precious memories be a comfort to you for all of your days.
    with sincere condolences
    Joel D. Dyhouse

  6. Sal cirami July 8, 2020 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Lots of Blessings for RIP Jerry Vigna my very good friend for many years and best consultant in my 50 years plus as stylist/owner :I always could count on him for a good advice in any segment of the Beauty industry; also on my vegetables gardening especially my fig tree (last time he came at my house for hair cut he knowledgeable told me how to trim my fig tree to produce more figs). Thanks Jerry I’ll miss you a lot. Best Condolences Martha and family

  7. Mary Crichton July 9, 2020 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Rosie has been our dear friend for over 50 years. She has introduced her loving family to us, which is how we knew Jerry.
    He was personality plus – always had a smile was kind and welcoming.
    We know he will be missed by all who knew him! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Vigna and Granata family…
    Our heartfelt sympathy, Bill & Mary Crichton

  8. Janet Bittrich (Via) July 9, 2020 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    candle 4My prayers are with family and friend’s during this time of sorrow. Jerry was a kind and loving man with a beautiful smile. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  9. Mark Koehler July 9, 2020 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    candle 1My condolences to the Vigna family. I remember Martha and Jerry from the early days at St. John Bosco when I was playing guitar mass in the 70’s and they were always so nice with a big smile. I will miss Jerry’s smile. Mark Koehler

  10. Jim and Peggy Catanzaro July 10, 2020 at 7:02 am - Reply

    candle 4Our deepest sympathies, prayers and thoughts are with the Vigna family. God be with you all.

  11. Amy Smith July 12, 2020 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Dear Martha
    We are so sad for you at the loss of your beloved Jerry.
    He will be deeply missed by the St John Bosco community…we loved his
    smiling face at church and the fish fries. Your front pew at Mass will be so
    empty now. Heaven has gained another being to welcome us all when we arrive.
    Take care and God bless you and your family.
    Amy and Bill Smith and family

  12. Susan Moore July 13, 2020 at 8:54 am - Reply

    candle 8Martha, Luigi, John and all the cousins and family — we are so sorry for your loss. Dan and I are thinking of you and wishing you peace and love.
    Susan and Dan Moore.

  13. Barb Georges July 13, 2020 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    candle 6Lots of laughs and beautiful memories of times spent in our beloved St. John Bosco parish. Children growing up and time spent in church, fish fries, progressive dinners, celebrations. So many memories, all good. Thank you God for sharing this wonderful man’s life with us. Martha, always good to see you; please stay in touch. Sincerely, Barb GEorges and the late Deacon Chuck Georges

  14. Thomas Mannarelli July 24, 2020 at 12:16 am - Reply

    candle 3I have such fond memories of “Uncle Jerry”. As our soccer coach he was perfect: supportive, passionate, and most importantly there for all of us to have fun. And he was always with a smile on his face. Very sorry to hear of his passing and my condolences to Luigi John Martha Vito Dīno Gina Rosie Biagio and all of his extended family and friends.

  15. Jeff & Jenn Clodi July 26, 2020 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    candle 6We are deeply saddened at this news and are just finding this out as of tonight. As it turned out, we were on vacation during the week that the services were being held for Gerry or we would have definitely tried to attend and celebrate his life and offer our sincerest condolences. We purchased Gerry and Martha’s long time home in Seven Pines 13 years ago and remained in touch with them by continuing to offer them chestnuts every fall that we collected from the 2 chestnut trees that Gerry planted many years ago. We will definitely miss his smile and enthusiasm for life that was so clearly evident. The fish fry’s during Lent at St John Bosco will not be the same without him.

    Jeff & Jenn Clodi

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