Vincent A. Migliaccio Jr., 75: Entrepreneur thrived on business, family life

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FREEPORT — Vincent “Vin” Anthony Migliaccio Jr., 75, of Freeport, died July 4 at his home, with his family by his side.

Migliaccio was born Jan. 11, 1940, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Vincent Sr. and Mary Catherine Migliaccio. He grew up in Fairlawn, Rhode Island, and married Marg Macari on Dec. 6, 1970.

After military service, Migliaccio pursued a career as an entrepreneur, first by opening a beauty salon with his sister. Later, together with his wife, he owned and operated a bar in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

The couple soon moved to Maine, where Migliaccio bought or managed restaurants in Freeport, Boothbay Habor and the Old Port section of Portland. Over the course of 25 years, he also owned and operated a trucking company, and started several other small businesses.

Migliaccio’s family was an integral part of his business success, contributing their enery and support to his endeavors. He cherished time with his children and grandchildren. Over the past decade, he also enjoyed boating with his sons, golfing at his winter home in Florida, watching the Maine ocean, and relaxing next to Charlotte, his pet beagle.

Migliaccio served as a member of the Elks Club and was a life member of the Italian Heritage Club.

He was predeceased by his parents and by his brother, Christopher Migliaccio.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marg (Macari) Migliaccio; his son, Joseph Migliaccio, and his wife, Rhonda, of Freeport; his son, Vincent Migliaccio III, and his wife, Erin, of Freeport; his daughter, Natalie Potvin, and her husband, David, of Warwick, Rhode Island; his sister, Mary Catherine Sherman-McCarthy, and her husband, Thomas, of Warwick, Rhode Island; and three granddaughters, Nicolle Potvin, Celia Migliaccio and Tara Migliaccio.

Migliaccio’s family wishes to thank Hospice of Southern Maine and the Palliative Care Center.

There will be a military service at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 289 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, on Monday, July 27, at 9 a.m. Honoring Migliaccio’s request, a gathering and celebration of his life will follow at Conundrum Wine Bistro, 117 U.S. Route 1, Freeport.

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