Vincent Michael Correa, 36, entered into rest on January 16, 2015 at 2:03 a.m. in Orange, CA at the University of Irvine Medical Center, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Vince was born in Vallejo, CA on February 1, 1978 at 7:38 a.m.
Vince was employed as the Chief Operating Officer of New Century Snacks in the City of Commerce, CA. He had been with the company for the past three and a half years. Vince, along with his beloved wife, Kara and adored son, Eric, resided in Newport Beach, CA. Vince received his Bachelor of Science in Statistics and his Master of Business from the University of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Prior to working for New Century Snacks, Vince worked for Paramount Farms and Fiji Water both headquartered in the Los Angeles area, where he amassed a great number of friends over the years and continued those wonderful friendships. Vince traveled to many countries for his employment such as Australia, Belgium and Fiji, but also traveled for his own enjoyment to England, Portugal, Spain and then on to Greece and France with his wife, Kara.
As a youngster, Vince grew up in both Benicia, CA, and Manteca, until his sophomore year when he moved to Anchorage, Alaska. He played the quarterback position for Robert Service High School’s football team where he later graduated in 1996. Always a California boy at heart, Vince, returned to his native state to attend Cal Poly, where he met and made lifelong friends.
In addition to his lovely wife, Kara, and young son, Eric, Vince is survived by his mother, Mary (Gomes) Del Pino of Manteca and his father, Joseph Correa and his step-mother Chelley of Fallbrook, CA.
He is also survived by his grandmothers, Lorene Correa of Manteca and Joyce Biddinger. His surviving siblings are Angela Salazar (Victor) from Salida, CA. Ronnie Del Pino of Manteca and Sam Correa of Chile, South America; Tiffany Dorroh of Redding, CA, Jennifer Lobaugh of Mariposa, CA and Annemarie Cook of Haslet, TX. He leaves his precious god-daughter and niece Esme Olivia Salazar and his nephew, Dario Vincent Salazar, both of Salida, CA.
Also mourning his loss are his aunts and uncles, Frank and Jennie Gomes of Fresno, CA and George G. Gomes of Simpsonville, SC, Jeanne Correa of Manteca and Dennis and Cheryl Correa (also his Godparents) of Gold Beach, OR. His cousins, some of his first playmates, include, George L. Gomes of Ripon, Kristine Froelich of Blair, OK, Amanda Silveira of Fresno, CA, Jaime Martinez of Fresno, CA, Jennie and “Bebo” Gambell of Fresno, CA, Matthew Correa of Kings Beach, CA, Sarah Correa of Tahoe City, CA and Hillary Scull of Homewood, CA, Denise Burton of Fresno, CA and Mark Monreal of Simi Valley, CA.
He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Frank V. and Mary D. Gomes, and James Correa; his uncle Tom Correa and cousins Melanie Gambell, Joe Monreal and Matthew Monreal.
A Memorial Mass will be said for Vince at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 E. North St. in Manteca on Friday, February 20th at 10:30 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the following: American Cancer Society-www.cancer.org., St. Vincent De Paul Society at St. Anthony’s Parish and to Eric Correa’s 529 College Savings Plan. Forms will be made available for those who wish to help Eric’s future education. The family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to those who have supported us through this difficult time. We ask continued prayers and support for Kara and Eric.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, February 18, 2015