Vito L. Poveromo born in Brooklyn, NY June 9, 1928, passed away at home February 7, 2020 at the age of 91.The Poveromo family moved to Smithtown in 1932. Vito graduated from Kings Park High School in 1946 and was an honor student in Physics and Chemistry. Vito worked for Tanzi Lumber for one year as a delivery boy and began doing work as a general contractor in his spare time. He went on to start his own business 'Vito General Contracting' in 1947. He joined the Kings Park Lion's Club where he was a member for 26 years until the club disbanded. He was a charter member of the Smithtown Rotary Club in 1958- district Governor (1987-88) and Co-Founded the Smithtown Sunrise Club in 2003. Vito also was a charter member of the Smithtown Elks Lodge in 1956 and Past Exalted Ruler. He was also a charter member of the Son's of Italy Smithtown as well. He served on the Smithtown planning board for 13 years while the town was the fastest growing town in the country. He was active in local politics, Republican and then Conservative parties for the last 72 years. He was a member of the board of directors of Sweetbriar Nature Center and life member of the Smithtown Historical Society. Proud honoree & supporter of the Kings Park Heritage Museum.Beloved husband of Elizabeth 'Lidi' Freer Poveromo. Loving father of Lori Poveromo and the late Vito L. Poveromo Jr. Vito is loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews, family & friends.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Smithtown Rotary Charitable Fund PO BOX 225 Smithtown, NY 11787 or Sweetbriar Nature Center 62 Eckernkamp Dr, Smithtown, NY 11787.

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  1. Lidi, You and Vito are so loved and our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Eloise and Artie

  2. At this sorrowful period in your life, please accept my sincerest condolences for the death of your loved one.┬á Reflecting on the divine promises found in the Bible will give you hope and strength to keep going until all of God’s promises are fulfilled. (Romans 15:13; John 5:28, 29).

  3. Prayers to my uncle Vito and his family. You will be greatly missed. I am so glad we got to talk a couple of months ago.RIP. Michael & Susan Poveromo.

  4. Vito was a man that knew the meaning of Good Samaritan. He was always friendly and looking to extend an helping hand. As a neighbor of Vito’s we remember him as a man whose presence was larger than life. He made us feel welcome and he made it known that we could come to him to ask for anything. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He really loved his home and his neighbors and we all shared a great love for our town and it’s intrinsic beauty. We will think of you as smiling down on us and trust you are at peace with the Lord. All our best always and prayers for this trying time to Lidi and the rest of your family …. THE MELITO FAMILY

  5. One of the nicest man i ever knew. work at James cress for years and Vito used come in all the time. god bless you Vito, tell James i said hello. Frank avitabile

  6. I’ll always cherish the memories with Vito and his life long friendship withmy family the Baker and Nowick families of Kings Park.And of course the many (60 +/- years)hunting with in Maine Vaya con Dios mi amigo Vito

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