If “Likeability” was a requirement to success, then Vinny Miller ’76 rises to the top.  After graduating from OLL, Vinny went on receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Marist College and an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science from Hudson Valley Community College. Vinny entered the family business in 1983 and when his father, John E. Miller, passed away in 1988 he became the owner of William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc. in Poughkeepsie.

An active member of the community, Vinny has been involved with many local groups and organizations. He is Chair of the Short Term Funding committee for United Way of Dutchess County; member of the NYS Funeral Directors Association; Vice Chair of St. Francis Health Care Foundation; Vice Chair of Hudson Valley Hospice., and has been a member of the Poughkeepsie Elks Club for over 35 years. Vinny also served as past President and board member of the YMCA; past President of the Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster Funeral Directors Association; past Vice Chair of the Poughkeepsie Day Nursery. Vinny has also served on several committees for the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, as well as the foundations for Dutchess Community College and Marist College.

Vinny has remained actively engaged as an alumnus of Our Lady of Lourdes High School. He is a steadfast supporter and sponsor of many of the school’s fundraising events. He recently served on the Steering Committee for the school’s Capital Campaign to construct the James J. McCann Athletic Facility. “Lourdes’ preparation for each student was academic, personal and spiritual. It fostered in me the “Can do” spirit! Nothing was out of my reach personally or professionally. Our school may have been small in number, but we learned to compete and succeed against any situation. An important lesson learned that I have applied in my everyday life to this day. Friendships made while there still exist to this day.”

Vinny is married to Brenda Forte-Miller who is also a graduate of our Lady of Lourdes High School, class of 1974 and dad to Lauren, OLL class of 2014.