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CARANANTE, Dr. Vincent “Vince”

CARANANTE, Dr. Vincent “Vince”

, 87, passed away on July 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving parents and his daughter, Jana Caranante Davis. Vince was survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jovanna Spoto Caranante, sons Vinny (Joanna), Lance (Susan), Keith (Kelly), son-in-law John Davis, grandchildren Jovanna Caranante Davis, Olivia Davis, Caroline, Vincent, Marco, Nico, Giovanni, Kate and Emma Caranante, and brothers Sam and Joe Caranante.

 

Vince went to the University of Florida and then to Emory School of Dentistry. After graduation, he served as a Lieutenant in the Navy. He practiced dentistry in Tampa for over 60 years with his brother Sam. Vince was a team dentist for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Yankees. After retirement from his practice, he continued to care for patients in nursing homes and taught a class at a local dental trade school. He enjoyed his retirement years at the beach. He was a huge Florida Gator fan and attended football games right up through this last season. Vince had a true passion for his profession, the Florida Gators, and travel. Only his love for his family surpassed those interests. Vince was gentle, kind-hearted and affectionate to everyone he encountered. He was a genuine fun-loving person and friend to many. He was a loving dedicated husband, and a proud father and “Nanu” to his nine grandchildren. “Nanu” always whispered his one secret to each of his grandchildren, “I love you.” He lived a wonderful life and is now reunited with his beloved daughter, Jana.

 

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services have been held. However, there will be a Celebration of Life in Vince’s memory. Date and details to be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the University of Florida fund called UF’s Greatest Needs https://www.uff.ufl.edu/giving-opportunities/021111-ufs-greatest-needs/. UF’s Greatest Needs promotes the UF traditions of honor and excellence by making possible some of the universities most important initiatives including scholarship and research.

36 Comments

  • Joan and Joe Spoto July 24, 2020 3:06 pm

    Rest in peace Vince. We will miss you so much. Thanks for all of the wonderful memories.

  • Mary pinion July 24, 2020 3:14 pm

    Such a good man and a good family. God bless you all

  • Marlene Lazzara Sacarello July 24, 2020 3:19 pm

    This is a wonderful tribute to a great man!
    He will be missed by so many. The memories you shared with him will forever warm your hearts.

  • Rosann G. Garcia July 24, 2020 3:32 pm

    Jovanna and family of Dr. Vince:

    So sad for your great loss. We love the family, and mourn with you. We were privileged to be among his friends for these many years. God bless you.

  • Mondy and Judy Flores July 24, 2020 4:10 pm

    Jovanna and family. Allow us to add our condolences at this time of your loss. Vince was a wonderful man and a great friend. We will always remember his genteel manner and sweet heart.

  • John Davis July 24, 2020 4:16 pm

    What a wonderful Man. Rest in Peace Nanu.

  • Henry and Lorna July 24, 2020 4:19 pm

    Vince was a wonderful , kind hearted friend….his glass was ALWAYS half full. He always had such a positive attitude..it was such a joy traveling with him and Jovanna. Needless to say , he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace dear friend, you will always have a special place in our hearts.

  • Anonymous July 24, 2020 5:09 pm

    I started and ended my career with this man i call my friend, my dentist and my mentor. He loved me and my family as if i was his family. Always knowing how to make you feel you were so important for him. Our lives will never be the same without him. Thank you Jovanna, Vinny, lance and Keith fir sharing him with us. Heaven has gained another angel.

  • Tanya Russo July 24, 2020 5:15 pm

    The man i called my friend , my mentor my dentist. So deeply loved by all of my family.He never let me suffer alone always was there for me.? He made us all feel that we were so important for him always. He held me when i cried and laughed with me when he knew i needed it.
    Jovanna, Vinny, Lance and Keith thank you all for sharing him with us. Our life will never be the same without him.

  • Beverley Peters July 24, 2020 5:35 pm

    So sorry about Vince’s passing….I always enjoyed the times I was around him. I am very glad you have such a wonderful family to be with you Jovanna. You all have so many wonderful memories.

  • Pat Robinette ❤️❤️ July 24, 2020 5:46 pm

    The world lost a gem and God gained an angel 😇 so sorry Jovanna our prayers are with you & the family. Vince was loved by so many & will be missed so much! The world is a sadder place! RIP DEAR VINCE💔🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Pia and John July 24, 2020 6:28 pm

    Jovanna, so very sorry for your loss. God Bless you and your family,

    Cousins,

  • Barbara DiMarco and family July 24, 2020 6:39 pm

    Jovana and family – you are in my prayers as is Vince. He was a sweet, kind, loving man who will be missed by his family and friends. RIP dear Vince – and Go Gators!

  • Anonymous July 24, 2020 6:52 pm

    Our thoughts are with you. Vince was a good man and a good friend.
    Martha & Roger Priede

  • Martha & Roger Priede July 24, 2020 6:53 pm

    Our thoughts are with you. Vince was a good man and a good friend.

  • Steve and Faith Tadman July 24, 2020 7:02 pm

    What an incredible tribute for an extraordinary man. We send our love and heartfelt condolences to you Aunt Jovanna and family. God Bless you and keep you during this difficult time.

  • Rosie Orihuela July 24, 2020 7:39 pm

    Jovanna Caranante and family: My sincerest sympathy to each of you. Dr. Vince was an extraordinary man. He touched so many lives and was loved and admired by all who knew him. I feel so very blessed to have known him for close to 50 years. He will be greatly missed.

  • Anonymous July 25, 2020 4:07 am

    Loved.by his family and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed by all. A great loss to family and friends.

  • Anonymous July 25, 2020 12:04 pm

    Dear. Caranante Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏼
    God bless you all in this sadness. ❤️
    Jovanna my heart hurts for you so much!❤️

  • Ron Wilkinson July 25, 2020 2:48 pm

    Jovanna and family, know that all that were privileged to have known Vince have been saddened by his passing from this world, however they also have all expressed their experiences and/or relationship to Vince were enhanced because of their knowing him. They all have celebrated his life as it related to them as having been uplifted and better because they were fortunate to have passed his way during his time in this life. What a tribute to Vince and to each of you. I am sorry for the grief you are experiencing, I hope in some small way this note will help you along the journey of healing.

  • Anonymous July 25, 2020 7:22 pm

    Jovanna,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time

  • Felix and Angie July 25, 2020 7:25 pm

    Jovanna, are thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this sad time

  • Henry and Linda Fernandz July 26, 2020 9:56 am

    Our sympathies and prayers to the Caranante family. Cherish your memories.

  • David Togie July 27, 2020 5:52 am

    “Vince” was out “Joe Dimaggio”. My close friend for 75 years. We, Vince, Joey. and I played “sand lot” baseball behind our Selma Avenue houses for years before we graduated to the 1930 Model A Ford. I never heard an unkind word about Vince or from him.

  • Vince Pardo July 28, 2020 9:14 am

    So sorry to hear about VINCENT’s passing. He took good care of me for years. I loved seeing photos of him enjoying life traveling with Jovanna

  • Michele & Josh Wolf July 29, 2020 4:26 pm

    Dear Jovanna,
    We are so sorry to hear about Vince’s passing. We are sending you love and prayers. I will be back to the beach mid August and will see you then:) Michele Wolf(and Josh too!)

  • Michele & Josh Wolf July 29, 2020 4:28 pm

    Dear Jovanna,
    We are so sorry to hear about Vince’s passing. We are sending you love and prayers. I will be back to the beach mid August and will see you then:)

  • Amelia Lubrano July 30, 2020 7:30 am

    Condolences to the family. Vince had a special place in my family. His goodness will always inspire me.

  • Giolito family August 1, 2020 11:09 am

    To all the Caranante family,our deepest and sincere condolences for the passing of Dr.Vincent !! On a more personal note, my family and I we feel extremely priviledge to have known Dr.”Vince” and experienced his kindness,generosity, love for family,friends,and the kind of great person that he was with everyone!!! We will always remember him,and he will stay in our heart forever!!

  • Spartaco Giolito August 1, 2020 3:50 pm

    We all know that the Lord choose & pick his angels here on earth,without us knowing who will receive the call ! But I cannot help to say that I would it love to have Dr.Vincent for longer time here with us!! Incredible person,devoted father,loyal friend,kind,generous,positive attitude,and extremely good with everybody!! This are the kind of people that we need in our life,give us inspiration,motivation,teach us how to face challenges,with grace like only Dr. Vince had it,and so much more !! From Dr. Vince you could only learn all this incredible quality, by spend few hours with him ,like I was blessed & fortunate to do!!! I would like to Express my deepest gratitude to Giovanna & all his entire family,to allowed my family & I to call this ANGEL,my friend!! May God bless you !!

  • Anonymous August 1, 2020 3:51 pm

    We all know that the Lord choose & pick his angels here on earth,without us knowing who will receive the call ! But I cannot help to say that I would it love to have Dr.Vincent for longer time here with us!! Incredible person,devoted father,loyal friend,kind,generous,positive attitude,and extremely good with everybody!! This are the kind of people that we need in our life,give us inspiration,motivation,teach us how to face challenges,with grace like only Dr. Vince had it,and so much more !! From Dr. Vince you could only learn all this incredible quality, by spend few hours with him ,like I was blessed & fortunate to do!!! I would like to Express my deepest gratitude to Giovanna & all his entire family,to allowed my family & I to call this ANGEL,my friend!! May God bless you !!

  • Anonymous August 1, 2020 3:52 pm

    We all know that the Lord choose & pick his angels here on earth,without us knowing who will receive the call ! But I cannot help to say that I would it love to have Dr.Vincent for longer time here with us!! Incredible person,devoted father,loyal friend,kind,generous,positive attitude,and extremely good with everybody!! This are the kind of people that we need in our life,give us inspiration,motivation,teach us how to face challenges,with grace like only Dr. Vince had it,and so much more !! From Dr. Vince you could only learn all this incredible quality, by spend few hours with him ,like I was blessed & fortunate to do!!! I would like to Express my deepest gratitude to Giovanna & all her entire family,to allowed my family & I to call this ANGEL,my friend!! May God bless you !!

  • Anonymous August 1, 2020 9:52 pm

    To the Caranante Family –

    What a tremendous loss to your family. Please know that I have been thinking and praying for you all. Sending all of you much love, and hugs. Rest In Peace with your beloved beautiful daughter, Jana.

  • Sam and Patsy August 2, 2020 7:18 am

    Vince touched so many lives and he is missed greatly. We loved him more than words can explain. Missed but never forgotten. He lives in our hearts forever.

  • Jerry Garcia August 5, 2020 11:54 am

    Jovanna, Sam, Patsy and Family; Terri and I are so sorry for your loss. He was truly one of the finest people I ever knew. The world needs more people like Vince.

  • Cynthia and Bob Molloy August 8, 2020 6:06 pm

    To Jovanna and the whole Caranante family: We wish to extend our sympathy for the loss of Vince. It was such a sudden loss of a really great family man. Bob has known Vince and his brothers since early 1940’s and Bob spent many good times with Vince. He was our dentist since 1965 until he retired. We love your family and will keep everyone in our prayers.

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