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Vincent J. “Vinny” Selvitella

Vincent J. Selvitella

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, November 6th from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Vincent J. Selvitella, who passed unexpectedly at his Revere residence on Wednesday, November 1st, the Feast of All Saints, at 87 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 7th at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at 11 a.m., immediately followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

“Vinny” was born & raised in Revere, & was a member of the Class of 1948, Revere High School.  He entered the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, on September 11th, 1952, & served until August 27th, 1954, as a Corporal.  After discharge, he began a career with the Airlines, serving first at Sky Chef & then transferring to American Airlines, where he spent over 40 years as a Supervisor in Air Freight.  He was an active & generous member of the St. Anthony’s Parish Community.  For over 25 years, every week he would bring to St. Anthony’s Church a large food basket for the benefit of the poor of the Parish.  Often another smaller basket would accompany his weekly offering for the Priests at the Rectory.  During the fine weather & into early Fall, the basket would be principally composed of fresh vegetables & fruits, grown from his mammoth home garden on Rumney Road.  All of this was done quietly & unobtrusively, in memory of his dear wife, parents, & brother.  His tastes were simple, & love of family was paramount.  His legacy is a continued love & generosity to his family.

He was the beloved son of the late, Antonio & Carmella (Caggiano) Selvitella.  He was the brother of the late Nicholas & his wife, the late Anne A. Selvitella.  He was the husband to the late Sandra C. (Ippolito) Selvitella, who passed 30 years ago as of this past May.  “Sandy” was an elementary Revere School Teacher, beloved by all.  He is the proud surrogate “Dad” to David J. DiMatteo & his wife Dawn of Madison, New Hampshire.  He is the dear uncle to: Deborah J. Selvitella-Murphy & her husband Michael of West Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Michael A. Selvitella & his wife Deborah A. of Bartlett, Illinois, & John N. Selvitella & wife Pamela of Goffstown, New Hampshire.  He is the adored Grand-Uncle to: Nicole A. & Michael C. Selvitella, both of Bartlett, Illinois, & Chelsea R. & Anthony G. Selvitella, both of Goffstown, New Hampshire.  Most proud surrogate Grandfather to: Alicia S. DiMatteo & her husband Damon of Austin, Texas, & Marisa A. Schoen & her husband Josh of Glen, New Hampshire.  He is also lovingly survived by his surrogate Great-Granddaughter, Avery Mae Schoen.


Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, November 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, November 7th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: The Sandra C. Selvitella Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o David J. DiMatteo, 38 Spruce Spur, Madison, NH 03849.

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