Vincent Louis Morvillo, Jr.

Vincent Louis Morvillo, Jr., of League City, passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Webster, Texas at the age of 75. He was born on July 2, 1945 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Vincent Sr. and Ruth Morvillo.

Vince, What, do I say about him? He was blind since birth, but never let that stop him from doing as he pleased. He was a world class sailor, always the captain, winning so many sailing races I cannot count them all. He donated a lot of money to the Yacht Clubs so they could enjoy racing as much as he did. He was an inspiration to so many people, so he started a motivation speaking business that lasted several years. He also freely gave his money, time, and energy to help others such as helping the poor, the ill, and disabled children. He also belonged to the Yacht Brokers Association, being on their board of directors. He was an Admiral in the Texas Navy. He belonged to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, in League City, Texas. He so loved the church and all our church family. He volunteered for anything or everything he could with the church. His calling was working with the youth group helping them to follow the Lord. He helped with moving chairs, tables, cleaning, and being a lead teacher in RCIA. He was also on the ACTS (Adoration, Community, Theology and Service) board team, as well as the retreat team. With his sailing he was inducted into the Ensign Hall of Fame, a great honor. And above all other things, he was the BEST husband anyone could ask for. Kind, caring, loving, the last 17 years were no way long enough to be married to this amazing man.

Vince is survived by his wife Margaretta, daughters Kathleen Colditz and husband Brooke, Christine Lusk and husband Tom, stepdaughters Charlotte Johnson, and fiancé Ray Bush, Crystal Wilkerson and husband Jeremy, brother John Morvillo and wife Kelli, grandchildren Caroline Colditz, Max Colditz, Marit Lusk, Granger Lusk, Mallory Wilkerson, Trevor Wilkerson and many other loving family and friends.

The Family will have visitation on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 500-6:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 6:00pm and a Rosary at 6:30pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1612 East Walker, League City, Texas 77573.

The funeral/ Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Kappe presiding. A private burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

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  1. I don’t know where to begin. Vince was an amazing person and I am so happy to be able to call him a friend. We met at St. Mary’s while he and Margaretta were in RCIA. Vince is an inspiration to me. There is noting he couldn’t do. He made a beautiful wood box for my mother. Yes, table saw and all that. He once told me that I am actually the handicapped person because I can see. I sort of believe him too. Being blind surely never stopped Vince. And that is inspiring. Some of my fondest memories are Vince and Margaretta at my house with Vince and I out on the back porch drinking beer and grilling or smoking meat for a fun dinner. I’m sure going to miss him. And I will raise a toast to him often. Prost, my friend.
    Margaretta, I’m so sorry for your loss and will keep you and Vince in my prayers.

    John Schmalz
  2. How deeply sorry we are for your loss, Margaretta. And as a distinguished member of our Knights of Columbus Council, he’ll be sadly missed. He was a wonderful person. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
    With kind regards,
    Frank and Marisa Ibañez

    Frank Ibañez
  3. I first met Vince in a karate leadership class where he was a guest speaker. He spoke on his amazing abilities and how he overcame his blindness in so many ways. I was truly inspired and left class with more hope than I came with. Praying for his eternal rest and his family’s comfort.

    Shelly Johnson
  4. Vince, you left us too soon and are deeply missed. I loved being your favorite sister-in-law. Be at peace with your other family members and I’ll watch out for Margaretta.

    Kelli Morvillo
  5. It was with a sad heart we learned Vince had passed away. Vince you were an amazing man and so full of energy. Fair winds and following seas. God Speed!

    Barbara and Curt Broussard
  6. Our family will miss Vince so very much. He was such a blessing, such a beautiful, loving, caring, joyful, God Loving man. We will always remember Vince and are so thankful to God for him. We send our sincerest condolences and prayers to Margaretta, all family, and friends. Sincerely, Angeline, Duane, Emily, & Rachel Chin

    Angeline Chin
  7. We were honored to know Vince, and his impact on all will be remembered forever. Praying for his beautiful soul and for all of his family. Bob and Madonna Pool

    Madonna Pool
  8. It was my honor to work with Vince on Life Teen and will always be an inspiration to all that knew him. Seeing him at church the week before will live in my families hearts forever. Vince never missed many youth ministry meetings, always volunteered, and provided hope that everyone can do anything they want just try. God bless him and his family. Love, The Dadd Family

    Susan Dadd
  9. I had known Vince for about 15 yrs and was always impressed with his humor, his sailing prowess and ability to do anything he desired, in spite of his being blind.

    As a long time sales manager myself, I believe Vince was one of the best sales talents I have ever seen and worked alongside. My warmest condolences and prayers to his wife and family.

    Steve Jackson
  10. The one thing that I will always remember about Vince was his incredible ability and strength to live his life to the fullest despite his impairment. A champion sailor and a passion for woodworking with no fear of accomplishment. Vice was a great asset and inspiration to the recreational boating industry as a member of the board and a past president of the Yacht Brokers Association of America, I had the pleasure of working with Vince since the mid 90’s. A wonderful man and dear friend, he will be missed.
    Deepest sympathy to Margaretta and family. Vince will be guiding us from his place in Heaven.

    Vin Petrella
  11. I remember the first time i met Vince at Sea Lake Yachts back in the 80’s.
    He made a very strong impression on me. They truly broke the mold with Vince.
    He loved life and helping others. He will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.

    david donchecz
  12. So sorry to hear of Vince’s passing. He was a great and giving man!

    Greg Schneider
  13. I worked with Vince on the YBAA board for several years. He was always positive and uplifting to all of us. He was smart and had the gift of story telling. He could paint a clear picture with words we could understand clearly. I enjoyed listening and conversing with him. Everyone listened when he spoke. He was also very funny, kind, and interesting. He was my friend and I will miss him. Thank you for sharing him with us.

    David Benson
  14. I have experienced much sadness with the passing of Brother Vince. There are many good things in life and Vince was part of the goodness. This was a man who lived life to the fullness. I will miss speaking with Vince, sharing thoughts on life, and his 100 percent encouragement.

    Vince, I pray that you and your family will receive the 7 sorrows of Mary Rosary Promises. TO SAINT BRIDGET OF SWEDEN (1303-1373)

    ”I will grant peace to their families.”
    ”They will be enlightened about the divine Mysteries.”
    ”I will console them in their pains and will accompany them in their work.”
    ”I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.”
    ”I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.”
    ”I will visibly help them at the moment of their death– they will see the face of their mother.”
    ”I have obtained this grace from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness, since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy.

    Your friend Les

    Les Glaeser
  15. It was more than a pleasure to have known Vince and help in his business endeavours
    both the sailing and speaking ventures.
    He will have a special place in heaven.

    Gail. and the late Charles (Chuck…the Wizard) Rea

    MGail Rea
    • I met Vince Morvillo in the 1970s when he worked in the healthcare business. His company hired me for marketing but we soon became fast friends through our mutual love of sailing. He advised: buy a smaller boat than you think you need and use the savings for gear and upgrades, guidance that may seem to be at odds with his role as a yacht broker but it was quintessential Vince. Years later he hired me to photograph his brokerage boats and would praise my work to prospective buyers, which I felt was high praise coming from my blind friend. Fair winds Vince.

      Jeff DeBevec
  16. God speed Vinnie. Remembering all the fun we enjoyed with Bill Corrente ,as we grew up. ‘Cousin’ CarolynW

    Carolyn Wright
  17. Vince was a great man and I always enjoyed our conversations. He certainly brought a wonderful perspective to life. He always shared things in a way that made me come away from our talks more thoughtful and grateful. Margaretta, I’m so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in our thoughts.

    Brian Truscott
  18. I met & worked for several years with Vince in the yacht brokerage business and was constantly amazed by his energy and insight.. but most of all for his sense of humor. We laughed and joked every single day. His fearless determination made him successful in so many ways and definitely inspired those around him. He will be so missed in the yachting community. Prayers for his family and so sorry for their loss.

    Kelly McGuire
  19. Vince was an inspiration and friend to so many in the boat business, and members of the Beneteau team had the good fortune to know and admire him.
    My first time spent with Vince showed his very special abilities. Sea Lake sponsored a big race, and sailing with Vince around the course, I kept asking myself, “how the heck does he do it?”. Vince explained it was feel and inner perception that kept him steering straight. What he didn’t say was it also took remarkable dedication, commitment, smarts and perseverance to succeed. And Vince was all of that and more in his life and business. Over the years, at times during very difficult circumstances, he showed generosity by sharing intelligent, helpful guidance for our mutual interests, often with his wonderful, wry wit.
    The boating business is better off thanks to the course steered by Vince Morvillo, and though he has sailed on to the final safe harbor, the positive wake he cast will forever ripple throughout time.

    Wayne L Burdick
  20. Mother and I send our deepest condolences. Vince and his sidekick were a staple in service to our Church, and I will sure miss seeing him. May God bring peace, comfort, and a lifetime of warm memories to his family and friends.

    Sherrie and Elizabeth Arquette
  21. I’ve was very lucky to know Vince, both as a sailor a salesman and as a speaker. He came to a major business meeting that the company I’m with held in Scottdale Arizona at a very nice hotel. Vince brought Margaretta along. Vince was liked and admired by all of the 150+ attendees.

    May good bless Vince and his family.
    Please accept my condolances for your great loss, you will be in our prayers.

    Sol Zittrer
  22. Vince and I were friends and partners at Sea Lake for close to fifteen years and it was never dull. He will be missed by his friends and associates. Vince was very special because even though handicapped from birth he never let that get in the way of his many accomplishments. Vince was truly an amazing individual.

    Charlotte and Brian Malone
  23. It has saddened me to no end to learn of Vince’s passing.

    Vince was a man that can only be admired.
    We should all , in memory of Vince, share the same positive attitude he always had with each other, and always remember what he taught us with ever lecturing any of us. “There is nothing we can’t over come”.

    My sincerest condolences to the entire Morvillo Family.

    George Samalot

    George Samalot
  24. Being at Saint Mary’s with Vince and his caring wife, Margaretta changed my life. He will be forever in my thoughts and prayers.

    Godspeed, Vince in your everlasting life above.

    Jack Small
  25. We met Vince and Margaretta through mutual friends at St. Mary’s and how we enjoyed hearing Vince tell stories of his woodworking, driving a car, and of course, sailing. A very busy man, indeed! Without a doubt his zest for life set an example we would all be well-advised to follow.

    Fair winds and following seas, our friend.

    Angie & Steve
  26. Kathy, Christine and Families

    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s death. I met him when I visited your mother in Houston many years ago. He took me to a fish fry and then took me to tour amazing boats that he had listed. One in particular was like a mini mansion. For a prairie girl, it was quite an experience. I remember his enthusiasm and his zest for life.

    It’s always hard losing someone your love. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jeanne Lefebvre and Harvey Olsen

    Jeanne Lefebvre
  27. I had the honor of working with Vince in the Beneteau dealer network. As a young dealer back in 2001 when I came into the network, Vince’s leadership and kind mentorship was a factor in feeling included and being able to learn from some of the ‘veterans’ in the group. Vince was always available to help, always had a kind word and smile.
    In later years as part of our many visits to France on the Top Gun trips, I was always amazed to see Vince navigate the cobblestone streets of Paris , the Metro and Jardin de Cluny our perennial lodging. Vince came at life with a positive , ‘can do’ mindset that was always impressive given the impediments he overcame to get to where he was in life. He always did is with a smile. To the Top Gun Himself, fair winds and trailing seas Vince- until we raise a glass of wine again!

    Lou Sandoval
  28. Very sad, Vince gave so much of himself and was such a great inspiration and leader to all that knew him! You are already deeply missed! Fond memories of your YBAA contributions and time spent together that I will hold forever! Hal Slater

    Hal Slater
  29. I deeply regret the loss of Vincent. There are no words to describe feeling of loss of his family, but I do know at this right moment he is with God Our Lord on his side. May the Almighty comfort and bless you all.

    Manuel Fernandez Saenz
  30. So sorry to hear of Vince’s passing. I met Vince years ago through his boat yachting business. Vince appreciated the boat names I lettered for his customers. Although he couldn’t see the lettering that I did he understood the responses from those boat owners and would compliment me for my work. Vince used his amazing talent and abilities to overcome his blindness and he touched us all in a special way. RIP Mr. Vince. My condolences to the family.

    Ray Skaines
  31. Vince: Way back in the 80’s we crossed wakes when you were selling Pacific Seacraft sailboats and we continued to cross tacks as our boating careers careened through life. When you spoke, people listened. You had an amazing ability to command attention and become the center of attention without trying to take over. I enjoyed the precious little time we spent together and wish your family all the best. Vince, your departure leaves a huge void for all of us.

    Jeff Merrill

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