Aldo Viglino

May 08, 1923 ‒ January 16, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Aldo Francis Viglino passed away Friday morning, January 16, 2015.  He was 91.

He was born May 8, 1923 in New York, New York to parents Giacomo and Pierina (Mazza) Viglino.  Aldo joined the United States Army in 1943 and proudly served his country.

Aldo was not a man of many words.  Playfully stubborn, generous to a fault, an extraordinary listener, a passionate debater, loyal, devoted, and wise beyond his remarkable 91 years; Aldo was a force to be reckoned with.  Aldo may have left New York, but New York never left him.  He had a thick New York accent that matched his eyebrows.  Nicknamed “Duke” in his younger days, Aldo enjoyed ballroom dancing, especially with the love of his life, Josie, who he lovingly called “Jo”.

In his spare time, Aldo took pleasure in RVing, traveling, fishing, and puttering around his workshop.  A particular type of man, who took meticulous care of his yard, Aldo enjoyed the outdoors.  He cherished meal time with his family and knew when it was time to move to the living room when he was “outnumbered.”

Aldo is survived by his loving wife, Josephine (Firrincieli) Viglino, whom he married April 20, 1947; children Denise (William) Smith of Woodstock, NY, Dennis (Christine) Viglino of Aquashicola, PA, and Donna Kennedy of Mansfield, Ohio; six grandchildren Kimberly Muscarella, Justin (Kelly) Viglino, Jason Viglino, Kelly (Edward) Kossick, John Kennedy, and Sarah Kennedy, seven great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Lucia “Lucy” Gavosto, nephew Philip (Barbara) Gavosto, nephew Francis “Frank” Savarese, and niece Patricia “Pat” Orena.

Aldo was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Savarese, brother-in-law Joseph “Jackie” Savarese, sister-in-law Mary Fracchia, brother-in-law Maura Fracchia, and brother-in-law Ernesto “Tino” Gavosto.

Contributions in his memory to AMVETS National Service Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Aldo’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

In the famous words of Aldo, this is not goodbye, this is so long…

  • Josie, Donna and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Aldo.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Wayne & Shin Tait