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Vincent Inserra, 68, of Mathews County, Va., passed away after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday evening, May 7, 2014. He left this world surrounded by the most important people in his life, his wife, three daughters, a granddaughter, and two “lucky” sons-in-law. 

Vincent, affectionately known to his family as “Daddy” by his daughters and “Vince” to his community, was born to the late Vincent and Pia Inserra on May 5, 1946, in Medford, Mass.

He married his constant, loyal and dedicated best friend and wife, Anna, in 1974. The two raised three daughters together in Winchester, Mass., before relocating to Mathews with their children in 1992.

Vince’s second home was his dealership, Christie Chevrolet-Oldsmobile. He was an automobile enthusiast, an “unschooled” comedian, and a great motivator of people. He always inspired people to live and dream beyond their potential. His love of life and undying, fighting spirit will resonate with his loved ones forever.

Vince is survived by his wife, Anna; three daughters; Pia (William) Simmons of Williamsburg, Va., Michelle (Brent) Lucas of Yorktown, Va., Melissa Inserra Clark of Williamsburg, Va.; five granddaughters, Isabella and Alexandra Simmons, Juliana Lucas, and Olivia and Nadia Lucia Clark.

The family received friends at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, on Monday, May 12, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. A funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Church of Francis de Sales in Mathews, with entombment in Windsor Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Dutton, Va.