Vincent J. “Buff,” Buffamonte
Vincent J. “Buff,” Buffamonte,Dec. 17, 1945 – Apr 9, 2012.
Formerly of Niagara Falls, NY; passed away in Omaha with his daughter by his side. Coach Buff, as he was known, was born in Niagara Falls, the son of the late Vincent and Theresa (Martino) Buffamonte.
He was the oldest of three siblings. He graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a Masters in History and Physical Education. He coached football and baseball for 35 years, setting numerous school records. Among the schools where he coached were Niagara Falls Jr. High, Lubbock High, Lubbock Estacado, Brazosport, Little Cypress Mauriceville, McAllen, Weslaco, Texas City, Livingston, Cleveland, and Dallas Kimball.
He was also well known on the local bowling circuit and was a member of the PBA for two years before succumbing to a knee injury.
Coach Buff was preceded in death by his parents, Sgt. Vincent and Theresa; best friend, Jimmy McGee, all of Niagara Falls; and grandson Kieran of Omaha.
He is survived by son Brian of College Station; daughter and son-in-law, Buffy and Bill Farrell of Omaha; son, Brooks of League City; grandchildren, Breely, Brityn, and Kinley, all of Texas; brothers, Tom (Ofelia) of Brownsville, and Ed of Niagara Falls.
For their undying love and friendship throughout Coach Buff’s life, a special thank you to: James Bell of Lubbock; Armando Sedano of Houston; Lorna Paris of Gardenia, CA; Steve Stewart and family.
Coach Buff left behind a phenomenal legacy and will be remembered by the thousands of lives he touched through his coaching, teaching, and by being a true example of a man of God.
The family will receive friends Friday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, followed by services at 7:00 pm at the West Center Chapel. Guest book can be signed atwww.heafeyheafey.com.
Memorials are suggested to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School.