Vincent Mula

Vincent J. Mula

1934 - 2017

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Obituary of Vincent J. Mula

Herkimer - Mr. Vincent James Mula of Herkimer, New York passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife and family. 


A lifelong resident of Herkimer, Vince was born on April 4, 1934 to the late James and Bessie Cinquino Mula and was educated in Herkimer schools. He entered into the military in 1954 and proudly served his country in Germany. He was honorably discharged on December 5, 1956 with the rank of Corporal. On April 23, 1960, Vince entered into the Sacred Vow of Marriage with Rosalie Palmiotto in St. Anthony’s Church, Herkimer. The couple shared 57 glorious years of marriage and were blessed with three wonderful sons. Vince was a devout Catholic who was committed, loyal and faithful. He was a longstanding member of the St. Anthony’s Glee Club. Vince was employed by the Library Bureau for many years until his retirement in ­1996. Following his retirement, Vince was an attendant at Iocovozzi Funeral Homes.


Vince was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to so many that were blessed by his presence. He cherished the relationships with his lifelong friends, and their morning coffee ritual. You could always count on seeing Vince in the crowd for any sporting event, supporting whichever Mula that happened to be playing that day.  


Vince is survived by his wife, Rosalie and their three sons, James, and his wife JoEllen; Pasquale, and his wife Jana; and John, and his wife Jayne; his pride and joy, his grandchildren, James, and his wife Tammy; Mark, and his fiancée Kristen; Michelle, and her fiancé Tony; Alyssa; Kelly; Brian; Nicole; and Anthony; three great-grandchildren, Carlina; Hannah; and Nathan who brought him so much happiness and joy. He also leaves behind many family members including in-laws, nieces and nephews. Vince was predeceased by one brother, Salvatore, and one sister and brother-in-law, Jennie Mondo and Andy Mondo.


Services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 AM from the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home and at 9:00 AM in Sts. Anthony & Joseph Church, S. Main St. Herkimer, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Quy Vo. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday at the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St. in Herkimer. A spring interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery.


Many thanks to the special angels of Hospice Home Care and of the Abraham House in Utica. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Abraham House, 1203 Kemble St, Utica, NY 13501 in appreciation of Vince’s exceptional care. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Vince's online memorial page by going to