From Elizabeth Reilly at Recovery Cafe: Vinny spent time in and out of housing, but always stayed connected with the Recovery Café community. He is remembered for his joyful and mischievous spirit. While not a tall man, he had a larger-than-life personality and could cross barriers, getting along and finding common ground with anyone. Whether he was in a shelter in treatment, on the street or in his own housing he would greet everyone with a smile and “where’ve you been?” He is dearly missed.
Vinny’s Leaf is at Recovery Café SLU. If you have photos or memories to share, please post a comment.