Born outside of Naples, Italy, Vivian came to Ellis Island in 1922. She became a resident in Newark where she took over the family grocery store in1930. After her marriage to her husband, John, they relocated to the area and owned and operated the Shore Hills Motel, the Sea Bright Bathing Pavilion, currently known as Chapel Beach Club and the Sands Beach Club until her retirement in 1987. Vivian was a communicant of Church of the Precious Blood, Monmouth Beach and a 45 year volunteer for the Red Bank Chapter of Deborah Hospital. She was well known for her skill and tireless effort at fund raising.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John on September 28, 1987. She is survived by two sons, John A. and wife, Gail of Little Silver and Anthony and partner, Bill Haney and their children, Erin and Ryan Haney of Miami, FL; two daughters, Sharon and husband, Jay Archbold of Freehold and Patricia and husband, Richard Arminio of Little Silver; one brother, Salvatore Lombardi of Florham Park and two sisters, Christine Santorelli of Monmouth Beach and Della Bruno of Brick; six grandchildren, John and Michael Chimento, Carl Quagilia, Sarah Archbold, Ryan and Nikki Arminio.
Visitation will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank on Wednesday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 9:30 AM at Church of the Precious Blood, 72 Riverdale Ave., Monmouth Beach. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery Mausoleum, Oceanport. The family requests memorial donations be made in her memory to the Deborah Hospital Fndt., Red Bank Chapter, 28 Monroe Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.