Vito "Vic" Morgano
Vito “Vic” Morgano, US Army National Guard Major General Retired, 81, husband of Louise Russo Morgano, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 26, 2017. Born in Manhattan, NY, he was a son of the late Paul and Mary Longo Morgano. Major General Morgano attended Long Branch High School in Long Branch and enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard on his 17th birthday in 1953. He earned a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York.
Major General Morgano was the 28th Adjutant General of New Jersey from December 7, 1990 until his retirement in February 1994. Prior to becoming Adjutant General, he was employed by the Prudential Insurance Company, retiring in 1990. He and his wife, Louise (Russo) were married on February 21, 1959 and lived in the West Long Branch community for many years. Major General Morgano served as a council member, police commissioner, and fire commissioner in West Long Branch.
In addition to his loving wife of 58 years, he is survived by two sons, Victor Morgano and wife, Michele and Paul Morgano and wife, Susan; six grandchildren, Courtney Rivera and husband, Jose, Gabrielle Morgano, Patrick Morgano and wife, Jill, Noelle Morgano, Victoria Morgano, and Mary Page Morgano; three great grandchildren, Camden, Ava Gianna, and Vito; and a brother, Carmine Morgano, of Long Branch. Major General Morgano was also preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Fasano.
A visitation will be held Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home in Greenville, SC. A visitation will also be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave. in Long Branch. Funeral Monday, December 4; 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church in West End. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Letters of condolence may be sent through the web by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com or www.damianofuneralhome.com.