Vincent was born on November 6, 1957, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. He grew up in and around the area of 12th Street and Avenue A and attended Mary Help of Christians Grammar School for two years. During his childhood, stickball was his favorite past time. In 1964, the Gambino family moved to Long Island City and Vincent completed his grammar school education at Most Precious Blood.
Since Vincent’s older brother, Anthony, was attending McClancy and loving it, Vincent decided to follow in his footsteps. In addition to maintaining over a 90 average in his studies, Vincent set several athletic records in Field Events. Most notable are: his varsity discus throw of 157 ft. and 1 in. and varsity shot put of 54 ft. and 3.25 in.. In 1976, Vincent won the CHSAA City Championship in the discus throw at Randall’s Island.
On July 7th, 1976, Vincent was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point. While at the Academy, he continued to compete in the shot put, discus, and the hammer throw. In 1979, Vincent left the Academy and continued his studies at Manhattan College’s Engineering School. In June of 1982, he graduated with a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) and received three job offers. He decided to accept the offer from Consolidated Edison of New York. He entered the company as a management intern and has remained with the company for the past 23 years. During this period, Vincent has held various positions of increasing responsibility. He is currently a Section Manager in Electric Construction in Queens, with responsibility over 141 union employees and 21 management employees.
In 1988, he married an extraordinary woman, Anna. Vincent and Anna have a son, Daniel; they also have a daughter, Lucia, who just began 4th grade at Sacred Heart Grammar School in Bayside.
Vincent loves to travel; he met his wife while vacationing in Italy. Needless to say, there is a mandatory trip to Italy every other year to allow his in-laws to spend some time with their grandchildren, Lucia and Daniel.