Elio (Leo) DelVecchio, age 89, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Saturday, December 3, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
Elio was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., to the late Antonio and Angelina (D’Allesandro) DelVecchio. He was the loving brother of the late Hugo DelVecchio, Baldo DelVecchio and Clara (DelVecchio) Stracco. He was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Boston Technical Institute School of Industrial and Technical Training in Boston.
He was a very proud, kind, loving and hard-working man, working for years at Wollaston Foundry in North Quincy as molder, General Dynamics in Quincy as a pipe coverer and later at Pneumatic Scales Co. in North Quincy as a security guard. He also worked at Medical East in Braintree as a janitor.
Elio served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant and received the World War II Victory Medal. An avid Boston sports fan, he especially liked watching the Boston Red Sox. Elio was a deeply religious man and served as a Eucharistic minister for many years at St. John’s the Baptist Church in Quincy. On regular basis he provided communion to many patients and residents of the area nursing homes.
Beloved husband for sixty-seven years to Annie M. (Mascioli) DelVecchio. Devoted and loving father of Angela M. DelVecchio of Quincy, and Michael DelVecchio and his wife Debra of Brockton. Loving and cherished “Grandpa” of Michael N. DelVecchio and his Fiancée Emily of Rockland, and Lauren A. DelVecchio and her Companion Michael of Franklin. Elio is also is survived by his many cherished nieces, nephews, friends and Bruno his Grand Dog.
Funeral mass at St. John’s Church 44 School St Quincy on Wednesday, December 7th at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment with Military Honors at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Visiting hours will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home 116 Franklin St Quincy on Tuesday, December 6th from 4 to 7 pm.
Memorial donations may be made to a local veterans or charitable organization of your choice.