Medina says goodbye to Vince Cardone

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 September 2014 at 3:14 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – The marquee at Medina Theatre says, “Farewell Vince,” in honor of the prominent local attorney and entrepreneur Vince Cardone. He bought the theater in 1975. The site reopened last year following renovations and continues to operated by his family as a bar, restaurant and entertainment venue.

Mr. Cardone died on Aug. 23 at age 93. He was a life-long Medina resident and World War II veteran. He worked five decades as a lawyer and owned many local properties.

He and his wife, Rose, raised six children, including Joe Cardone, the Orleans County district attorney; the Honorable Kathleen Cardone, a U.S. district judge in El Paso; and Rosalind Lind, Renee Cardone, Dominic Cardone and Michael Cardone.

A mass in celebration of Vince Cardone’s life was held on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.