Vincent James Quatroche died April 24, Easter Sunday, at his home in Greenport. He was 89.
He was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Sag Harbor to Vincent James and Dorothy (Bushko) Quatroche. He graduated from Southampton High School, earned a degree in fine arts from the University of Washington School of Art and furthered his education at Oberlin College in Ohio.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, and married Edna Turner on December 6, 1952, at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. He opened the first art and instructional studio in the Village of Greenport and was a member of the Greenport American Legion.
According to family members, he had a passion for railroads and was a 30-year member of the National Railway Historical Society. His charismatic “big screen” personality remained intact long after he retired from the Greenport movie theater in 1986, they said, and he felt honored by his unofficial title of “town historian.”
Mr. Quatroche is survived by his wife; his son, Vincent James II; his daughters, Edna and Boni; his sister Gloria Roys; his brothers, Morley, Thomas and John; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara.
Arrangements were in the care of Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport.
Memorial donations may be made to John’s Place at St. Agnes R.C. Church, 523 Front St., Greenport, NY 11944 or East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-7048.