Condolence & Memory Journal

I am always distraught when a great talent such as Vic Damone passes away. I am reading his book "SINGING WAS THE EASY PART" as we speak.

Posted by Robert Hover - Goodyear, AZ   May 16, 2019

Rest Vic, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   February 11, 2019

You have my deepest condolences. When someone like Vic dies, they become a memory, and the memory becomes a treasure. Vic gave us many memories to treasure.
May you find comfort in knowing that God keeps those who have passed away in death in his memory because they are precious to him. (Psalms 116:15) Please, find peace in knowing that He understands your grief and that He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6, 7)
May you also find comfort in the support of your family and friends.
Sincerely, keo

Posted by A friend   January 09, 2019

We will never forget a great voice and person.

Posted by Frank Fratto,family - Chicago, IL   October 27, 2018

Vic,is family! when in Chicago,Vic came to our home dinner
(homemade pasta,ravioli &sauce w meatballs.)prepared by grandma Bianca.When we took her to see his show,Vic came to the table to sing for her,the song"MaMa"and "Maria". Beautifully preformed.
Rest in peace ,mi fratillo.(brother)
Condolences from the Fratto family to your family.

Posted by Frank Fratto - Chicago, IL   October 27, 2018

Thank you for all of the pleasure that we received listening to your wonderful music.
May you rest in peace.

Posted by Skip and Mary Lou De Beradinis - Bedford, NH   July 22, 2018

One of the greatest commercial voices in the business. A great mentor of Italian-Americans of his time. God bless his soul. Ciao, paisano!

Posted by Ronald Primavera - Wyomissing, PA   June 27, 2018


Posted by Rita DiTraglia - Mt, Dora, FL   June 02, 2018

He brought a beautiful voice into the world. Always one of my very favorite singers. Rest in peace.

Posted by V M - NY   May 18, 2018

We've lost one of the greatest crooners the music industry has ever seen. Your voice will continue to inspire, influence and live on beyond all of us.

My condolences to the family and friends of Vic Damone.

Posted by John Ares - New York, NY   May 01, 2018

Loved your voice. Will miss you. Chow my love. Rest well

Posted by Antoinette Johnston - Ft Lauderdale, FL   April 28, 2018

Loved you. Will miss your beautiful voice I often play. You were wonderful. Chow

Posted by Antoinette Johnston - Ft Lauderdale, FL   April 28, 2018



Posted by JENNIFER BARIBAULT - HAMDEN, CT   April 04, 2018


Posted by Janice Firenze - W.palmbch.florida   March 30, 2018

Just finished reading your book. You lived a life I had always dreamed of. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Bob LaGravinese - Somers, NY   March 20, 2018

the VERY BEST SINGER OF ALL TIME. Had the pleasure of dinner in Philadelphia several years ago with he and his late wife. my prayers to his family; thank God i have most all of his music.

Posted by thomas x. diskin - boston, MA   March 17, 2018

I had the pleasure of hearing Tony Martin praise Mr. Damone a number of times. I was Tony's friend and accordionist. He would often mention a song and then say; "We'll save that one for budy Vic Damone". They were great together in HIT THE DECK, one of the great MGM Movie Musicals. I have had the pleasure of working with Donny Osborne who recalls his boss, Mel Torme talking often of Mr. Damone. You were truly among the Very Best of the Very Best. Thank's Vic. Mr. Damone.

Posted by Gabriel Guerrero - OR   March 15, 2018


Posted by A friend   March 13, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family of Vic Damone. I appreciated his own words that his signing voice was truly a gift. He sang with such clarity and beautiful sound. May the God of all comfort heal your heart and give you strength at this difficult time.

Posted by Diane    March 13, 2018


Always remember him: Endless music scores from "My Fair Lady" (The Street Where You Live), 'Gigi", "An Affair to Remember" etc. plus TV shows and movies: "Rich, Young & Pretty", "Kismet", "Hit the Deck", "Hell to Eternity". He will be greatly missed!!!

Posted by Norma Pressimone - Atlanta, GA - Friend   March 03, 2018


Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   February 26, 2018


Posted by Janice Firenze - W.palmbch, FL   February 24, 2018

Posted by C    February 24, 2018

I will never forget going to a Vic Damone/Diahann Carroll show in Las Vegas. The room was not much bigger than my living room. It was such an intimate time with this great entertainer. He was warm and wonderful. He will be missed.

Posted by Sue Kasparek - Westmoreland City, PA   February 23, 2018


Dear Damone Rory and I wish to extend our condolences's on the loss of Vic Damone.luv,faith/rory

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - newton centre/brighton, MA   February 21, 2018

To the family of Vic Damone: It's painful to loss a loved one. We will cherish his memories and singing that touched so many lives. May the God of comfort give you peace during this most difficult time.

Posted by JMS - MD   February 20, 2018

I am from Cleveland and long time friend of Dominic Visconsi Sr. A dear friend of Vic DAMONE. I still remember in a limo in New York in the 80s going to see Artie Shaw and Mr Visconsi singing Vic DAMONE songs all the way to the BLUE NOTE where Artie was appearing. I have a band in Las Vegas and perform at times at the ITAILIAN AMERICAN CLUB on SAHARA ave. Where many of VIC' S friends in show biz hang out. I lived in FOUNTAIN HILLS Az. many years and PERRY DAMONE was a good good friend. VIC, of the many hundreds of " COVERS " of the song " THAT'S ALL I ASK OF YOU " your version or cover, is the most AMAZING song I have ever heard. I was performing at SWINGOS NITE CLUB in Cleveland and PERRY DAMONE had given me this recording by you and I gave the CD to Jim SWINGO and they played VIC DAMONE version prior to me going on stage, the room went nuts when they heard THAT'S ALL I ASK OF YOU. Everyone wanted a version of that song by him. RIP YOU GREAT ICON to your industry.

Posted by Danny - Sun City, AZ   February 20, 2018

Rest In Peace Vic DaMone you will be missed

Posted by Tenika Patterson - Nashville, TN   February 19, 2018

Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing that the God of comfort is with you. Too, know that our Heavenly Father is very saddened by your loss too. Msy the memories of him help with the void left. His voice was a part of our household. He will be missed by many.

Posted by L Franklin - FL   February 19, 2018


I've left a message of sympathy previously.

Posted by Marie Engel - Bristol, PA   February 19, 2018

Posted by Mario Vassallo - Phila, PA   February 19, 2018

19th Feb.2018

Vic has given me endless pleasure as an interpreter of quality material.
As an accompanist I would have loved to play for him.

Ian Henry
Isle of Wight

Posted by Ian Henry - Isle of Wight   February 19, 2018

Years ago I had the opportunity to meet Vic Damone on a couple of occasions on the golf course in Palm Springs. He took time to say hello and was courteous and giving of his time. It was a pleasure to meet him.
And now, with his passing, I remember Vic Damone with fond memories of years past.

Posted by Anthony Contasti - San Diego, CA   February 18, 2018


Rest In Peace Vic, I wish we could have spoken before you passed so I could thank you for your friendship over the years. Our golf games, the trips we took together, the personal conversations we had. Hilde thanks you for that unforgettable singing of our Wedding song True Love you sang to her on our 50th. Say hello to Rena for Hilde and I. Big Jim

Posted by James Mc Guigan - Jupiter, FL - friend   February 18, 2018

I am very sorry for the loss of Mr. Damome! I am young, but I always enjoyed listening to his music with my grandmother. He was truly a talented man, and preformers of his caliber are so rare today. I hope that God's word with its promises can heal the broken hearts of the family, friends and fans who are so deeply saddened by this loss (Psalm 147:3).

Posted by M - Pittsburgh, PA   February 18, 2018

Uncle Vic,
You will be missed by your family friends and the music world. I will always remember seeing you perform at Meadowbrook music Hall, when you came to Michigan. When we would go afterwards to eat, people looked at us not because of you , but because we were just a load Italian family laughing and reminiscing about when the entire family would gather for special occasions in Auntie Dots basement! La Familia ! Prayers and blessings to your family during this difficult time. Much love ...

Posted by Mary Beth (MB) Damone - Clarkston, MI   February 18, 2018

I have followed your singing career since I was 13 years old....have every record you ever recorded and, then some....I will miss you as I would a member of my own family...Sleep well...God will be pleased to have you home so you can sing for Him...God rest your soul....

Posted by Thomas Santamauro - New Haven,, CT   February 17, 2018



Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   February 17, 2018

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by G. Freeman    February 17, 2018

My condolences and heartfelt prayers to the family and friends during this most difficult time. May the God of all comfort, comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days ahead.

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2018


Thanks for the Precious Musical Memories! You were my inspiration to our musical talents and enthusiasm!

You will be remembered in our hearts forever!! Rest in peace.

Posted by Donna James - Wilmington, NC   February 16, 2018

Though I never met you my mother Mae damone always talked about you. I always was so proud to tell people, my cousin is Vic Damone. Now you are with your mother Mamie and my mother Mae and the whole damone-farinola family. God bless. You were truly gifted. With love

Posted by Mary Levakis - Commack, NY - Family   February 16, 2018

My dear Vic my Brocken heart goes with you
I will never forget you I love you forever.
I will have a tree planted for you in Jerusalem

Posted by Evelyn Faccini - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 334   February 15, 2018

He had the most wonderful voice.He is my all-time favorite. Rest in peace.
my deepest condolences.

Posted by A friend   February 15, 2018

We thank family members for sharing their love one with all of us
His gift was enjoyed by many
May our Heavenly Father grant family friends and fans the gift of peace during this time
For he cares for all his creations

Posted by Jackie - Lithonia, GA   February 15, 2018

Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift, your beautiful voice with us. We will miss you. Rest Well.

Posted by Billie Brant - Charleston, IL   February 15, 2018

I recall hearing his music as a child. The family can r reflect upon the effect Vic Damone's music had upon others May the family receive from fellow family and friends during this loss. The memories can become reality when God restores Vic Damone and others to life on earth with the prospect of their living on a paradise earth. He can resume his singing if he desires.

Posted by Mrs. K. Jackson - IN   February 15, 2018

My sincere condolences to all of the family. I was fortunate to meet Vic Damone when I was in elementary school with his sister Rae Sandra. I was only 8 yrs old & remember his fabulous voice. At the time he was in in his twenties, but what a memory !! The radio station I listen to in SC plays his songs often. May he rest in peace. Betty Roode

Posted by Betty Roode - Surfside Beach, SC   February 15, 2018


Posted by A friend   February 15, 2018

What a talented man!!! Vic and his amazing voice will be missed. May the family and friends who shared a piece of their life and time with Vic find comfort in knowing that the of God of all comfort will bind up the hearts that ache because of losing Vic. Psalm 109:16.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2018

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2018

Sorry to see one of best voices leave us. I saw him once in person in Atlantic City and remember a fine and beautiful entertainer. RIP Vic Damone.

Posted by - NJ   February 14, 2018

I have fond memories of Vic Damone. I am so sorry to learn of his death.

May the God of tender mercies comfort the family during this time in your life. 2nd Cor. 1:3.

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2018

Offering my deepest condolences.
May your hearts receive comfort from the God of peace and the love of family and friends today ,tomorrow and always.

Posted by Doris Walker - Cleveland, OH   February 14, 2018

I brought my beloved mother to see Vic in concert 10 years ago. She had impeccable taste in music, and he was among her favorite singers. I found out why; his voice was magical. May he rest in peace, while his music is our gift eternally.

Posted by David DiCarlo - Cranston, RI   February 14, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by - OH   February 14, 2018


Always enjoyed Vic's music and played his records as a DJ 50 years ago. R.I.P. Sir!

Posted by Richard Snowden - Brush Creek, TN   February 14, 2018


RIP Thanks for the memories .prayers for your family

Posted by - greenwich, CT   February 13, 2018


Handsome Italian man with a great voice.

My sympathy goes out to his family and friends

Posted by Joan - OH   February 13, 2018

Rest in Peace, and may the light shine upon you. Very sad for your family, great loss. I had the honor of knowing him when I was a teenager in New York. Dottie Moccia Johnson, Largo, Fl.

Posted by Dottie Johnson - Largo, FL   February 13, 2018

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Damone family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by CF    February 13, 2018

Our hearts are broken with the sad news of Mr. Damone's death. Peace and love to his family. Thank you, Vic, for the hours and hours and hours of lovely memories and music that will live forever!! Please tell us the funeral will be public and share details so his many fans can attend and show their respect.

Posted by Mike Linn - Haines City, FL   February 13, 2018

For three years, we have been enjoying Mr. Damone's music, on "Siriusly Sinatra" satellite radio show in our car. Vic's renditions will always be remembered fondly. You can sure understand his words, to help learn the songs he sung so well. God bless his family and friends.

Posted by Ellen & Thomas Robinson - Sherman, IL   February 13, 2018

I was saddened to hear of Vic Damone's passing. A fond family memoryI learned a a child was how Tony Paster helped Vic get started. Tony convinced Vic that along with his great voice he needed to get his nose fixed. I have a picture of Vic with tony in a Middletown, Connecticut nightclub. It hangs proudly in my Rec. room.
Charlie Souza

Posted by Charles Souza - Middletown, CT   February 13, 2018

Vic Damone was a great singer that was widely admired for his vocal talent! God bless and R.I.P.

Posted by PETER CULLEN - CLIFTON, NJ   February 13, 2018


To the family of Vic Damone: Another music legend is gone. He may be gone from this place, but most definitely will not be forgotten.

Posted by Kay Reckord Ames - Eureka, CA   February 13, 2018


I was so shocked to read of Mr.Damone's passing. We've lost another wonderful singer. I have been a fan of this very handsome gentleman since I was in my teens and like most teenage girls at that time, had a crush on him. I too am of Italian decent. He had an awesome voice, one I could, and did, listen to over and over. So very sorry for your loss, but hold tight to the wonderful memories and lessons he left with you. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. RIP Vic

Posted by Kay Reckord Ames - Eureka, CA   February 13, 2018

My husband and I send our condolences and sympathy to the family of Vic Damone. He will always be a favorite entertainer who will be missed by many.

Posted by Ulysses and Marcia Bowie - Alton, IL   February 13, 2018

Good night, Vic - rest well.

I've told this story many times.

The year was 1948 and the Indians won the world series, so I cut school with a buddy, and not having the money to buy a ticket, instead went to Oakwood Country Club to hang out and maybe caddy.

We walked into the clubhouse and there he was, Vic Damone, swinging a club and looking his handsome best. (He was 19 or 20) I didn't have the guts to address him, so We just stood around and watched.

He smiled at us and walked out to the course, and I never forgot what a cool guy was Vic Damone, and how I (almost) met him.

Tony Caruso
Cleveland, Ohio

Posted by Tony Caruso - Cleveland, OH   February 13, 2018

To the family of Mr. Vic Damone I would like to offer my sincere condolences. May prayers strengthen you in this difficult time.

L. Johnson
Cleveland, OH

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018

Beloved memories of Mr. Damone's appearance at Rainbow and Stars in NYC. I interviewed him, and not only one of the best pipes in the business, but a true gentleman.

Posted by david lynch - albany, NY   February 13, 2018

To The Family Of Vic Damone
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of tender mercies comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days ahead.

Posted by R. C. - IL   February 13, 2018

An amazing voice. Condolences to his friends and family.

Posted by Rob Jones    February 13, 2018

I have been a devoted fan of Vic's since I was 12 years old - had a fan club for him when I was a teenager, been fortunate to know him all these years - have seen him in many concerts in many cities, knew his wonderful parents, met his four sisters, have met all his children and grandchildren - we were at his last concert at Kravis Center in Palm Beach January, 2011. In the acknowledgement section of his book, Vic mentioned me as his most loyal fan - an honor for me. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy to his daughters and grandchildren - he will be missed but we have many memories of times shared with him as well as all of his beautiful music. RIP Vic!

Posted by Ann Titus - Summerfield, FL   February 13, 2018

why in the world wasn't he still on TV even on the talk shows we like seeing the stars from the 30's to the 60's and know how they are doing

I will always enjoy playing he records that i have kept all these years he will be missed and may his light always shine

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018

Thank you for all of the wonderful music you performed. You were and still are my vocal idol. Rest In peace Mr. Damone.

Posted by Joseph Cerasa - Huntley, IL   February 13, 2018

This is a great man and will always be in my memory. I met first Mr. Damone and his wife in Palm Beach through a mutual friend. He was very gracious, friendly and treated me like he knew me for many years. He will be remembered with great honor and respect.

Posted by RC Marciano - Providence, RI   February 13, 2018

My sincere condolences at times such as this,few words of comfort maybe all that you can bear,so rely on God of all comfort and he will comfort you every morning in times of distress Isaiah 33:2.

Posted by Sidney Jones - CA   February 13, 2018

What a shock at the loss of this family friend. We first met in 1954 when I was 5 yrs old, went to the Chicago Theater where Vic was judging a baby contest with Jeff Chandler and I won. He had us come backstage and that started a long, warm relationship. Following him to where he was appearing here, in Lake Geneva and in Florida he always was gracious to take time with us - mom even brought him sausage & peppers when he was at Mill Run in Niles. He loved talking Italian with my Dad, swapping recipes with my grandmother, even gave me a sweet 16 birthday party when he was here in Chicago at the Sahara Supper Club. Always a gentleman, always classy, one of the greatest singers. My family & I will miss him greatly. RIP Vito!!!

Posted by Francine Myers - Plainfield, IL   February 13, 2018


Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   February 13, 2018

Posted by DS and Family    February 13, 2018

The first long play record I ever bought was Vic singing Ave Maria. I gave it to my mother for mother's day, she loved it and played it until it wore out. That was around 1958. May his memory be eternal.

Posted by Rose Beis - Mentor, OH   February 13, 2018

So sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort grant you strength during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018


Another music legend gone. I also loved his "On the street where you lived". Condolences to his family.

Posted by Yvonne - MI   February 13, 2018

Oh my, that voice. Just listened to it again on you tube. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of this fine man. Gain strength from our Heavenly Father, Jehovah, to get you through. (Philippians 4:13)

Posted by Deborah - VA   February 13, 2018

Remembering you at my Sr prom Say hello to Sandy

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018

Your loved one sang with joy of heart. His passion for music was felt through out. There will soon be a time when you can say life without end at last, with your loved one and his wonderful pipes.-Psalms 36:9
Ms. Morgan

Posted by A friend   February 13, 2018

Thanks for the wonderful songs throughout the years; Rest In Peace, Mr Vic Damone

Posted by George Lyons - Peabody, MA   February 13, 2018


May the perpetual Light shine upon you, dear friend. We are all so sad to lose you and will miss you terribly. Sending condolences to your family and friends and love to Victoria.

Posted by Nancy, Sr. and Nancy, Jr.    February 13, 2018

Vic Damone was one of my mother's favorite singers and growing up listening to his music, I have learned to love him too. He will continue be present in spirit and live on through his great music.

Posted by Garth Newberry - Riverside, CA   February 13, 2018

His voice was so awesome. May the God of all comfort hears your cries and rescue you during this time of sorrow. I'm truly sorry. Psalms145:18,19

Posted by L W - Atlanta, GA   February 12, 2018


I have to agree with Frank. Farewell to this handsome man with the wonderful voice. He will live on in his music. Rest in Peace Vic.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   February 12, 2018


Godspeed Vic, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   February 12, 2018

Offering heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Damone. No doubt many sacrifices were made so we could enjoy the talents of your dear loved one. May your treasured memories comfort and strengthen you during the difficult days ahead. Thank you!

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2018

My heart is sore....his voice was amazing, his talent unbounded.....Rest easy Mr Damone, the angel choir just got ALOT better

Posted by Peggie Colucci-Cahill    February 12, 2018


What a great voice Loved all of his songs.May he rest in Peace with OUR Great Lord in Heaven. Our prayers to his family The Kajzer Family

Posted by Kajzer Family    February 12, 2018

My dad ( Bobby Fain) loved your music and so did I rest in peace.

Posted by Marilyn Fain - VAN NUYS, CA   February 12, 2018

Damone's Family, Friends,

So sorry to learn of the loss of your dear loved one. We are offering our condolences and prayers to the family at this difficult time. We enjoyed his singing and the movies he played in.

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2018


Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   February 12, 2018

R.I.P. Vic, your performance in "Hell to Eternity" was amazing, prayers to the Damone Family

Posted by andrea hadt - chesterton, IN   February 12, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to your family, dear Vic. We first met you at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco in the late 50's and saw you perform many times over our lives. You were and are our favorite singer. God Bless you. love, The DeJarnett and Miller family. suzette and norman miller

Posted by suzette miller - garland, TX   February 12, 2018

"On the street where you live", was one of my favorites. I'm sorry to hear of his passing, and wish to convey my deepest sympathies to his family,and friends. .
1 corinthians 15:26...Gives us hope, to endure

Posted by R - IL   February 12, 2018

To the family of Mr. Vic Damone, I am sorry for your loss. With the changing of time, we do forget, but recall bring much pleasure as we remember times of the pass. I do remember Frank Sinatra paying tribute to Mr.Damone for his voice. To the family may you fine comfort in the good times, as you remember the sharing of your time together. The memory, we are wonderfully created.

Posted by Teresa - SC   February 12, 2018

spirit of kindness

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2018

I guess that Mr. Tony Bennett is all that remains of an era filled with extremely talented singers.An irreplaceable loss,few had the equal of Vic Damone, such a wonderful voice, he will be fondly remembered by those who still appreciate vocal brilliance.

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the family of Vic Damone, my favorite singer. I will be remembering...

Posted by Jane Lee Holmes - Seattle, WA   February 12, 2018

Wow! Another beautiful OG of the "crooning" era. His sound, like many more, will be remembered forever. May The God of comfort console all the aching hearts at this time. Sincere condolences.

Posted by A friend   February 12, 2018

I was an avid fan of Mr. Damone and his beautiful voice in the same calibre as Frank Sinatra. May all who had the privilege of hearing his voice. The Holy Scriptures promises a time when Vic will return to the days of his youth.

Posted by L Wu    February 12, 2018


So very sorry to read of the passing of Vic Damone. He was one of my singing idols as a teenager and my friends & I listened & danced to his beautiful love songs many times. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very sad time. Although he is gone, his lovely music will be his lasting legacy. May he rest in eternal peace and may the perpetual light shine upon him.

Posted by Nancy Woodwell-Freedman - Sandy Hook, CT   February 12, 2018

May the peace of God be with you.

Posted by Phil. 4:6, 7    February 12, 2018