Vernon Lionel Lanou Jr., 72, of East Hampton and formerly of Rocky Hill, beloved husband of Kathleen (Cusack) Lanou died Sunday, May 6th at Yale New Haven Hospital after a brief illness. Born November 15, 1945 in Hartford, CT he was the son of the late Vernon and Tina (Quintiliano) Lanou. Vernon proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was the owner and operator of V. Lanou and Company Paving Contractors. Vernon was a longtime member of St. Patrick Church in East Hampton and the Knights of Columbus Belltown Council. He enjoyed everything mechanical, especially cars and boats. He was known as the first “Tim the Tool Man”. Besides his wife Kathleen he is survived by his four sons Keith V. Lanou and wife Kimberley of East Hampton, Stephen J. Lanou and wife Diane of Reno NV, James P. Lanou and Amy Comer of Vernon, Andrew J. Lanou of Foster City, CA, a sister Judy Ceramicoli and husband Edward of Marlborough, five grandchildren Savannah, CarliAnne, Faith, Keith, Christian, and three great grandchildren William, Kenna, and Abel. He was predeceased by his brother Richard V. Lanou. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Thursday evening May 10th from 5:00PM until 8:00PM. The funeral procession will begin at 9:30AM on Friday May 11th at the funeral home followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 10:30AM in St. Patrick Church in East Hampton. Burial will be private in St. Patrick Cemetery. Those who wish, may make donations to The Smile Train at www.smiletrain.org. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.