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Vincent Carillo, Liars’ Owner

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 12:40

Vincent Christopher Carillo, the owner of Liars' Saloon and Offshore Sports Marina in Montauk, died at home in that hamlet on May 26. He was 80.

It was a love for fishing and the ocean that drew him to Montauk, where he bought a summer home in 1972. Seven years later, he bought Keeler's Anchor Marina and turned it into Offshore Sports Marina and Liars' Saloon. "Vinny could be found there every day doing what he loved — talking about fishing and boats, having a good laugh, and enjoying cocktails with his friends," his family said. Everyone called him "Mr. C," they said.

Born on Dec. 25, 1939, in Brooklyn to Joseph Carillo and the former Louise Catapano, he grew up in Huntington and attended the Eastern Military Academy in Cold Spring Hills.

In 1960, he joined the Navy and served for four years. During the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, the United States-backed effort to topple Fidel Castro's Communist government in Cuba, he served on the U.S.S. Constellation aircraft carrier.

He married the former Victoria Dehn in 1964, and the couple brought up two children in Huntington. During that time, he worked at the Carillon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the nursing home his family owned. The marriage ended in divorce. 

He is survived by two sons, Vincent Carillo Jr. and Christopher Carillo, both of Montauk, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 

A funeral Mass with the Rev. Janusz Mocarski was said on May 30 at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Montauk, followed by burial at the hamlet's Fort Hill Cemetery. 

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