Joseph G. Vando, Sr., 65, of Quincy died unexpectedly, Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.
Joe was born in Somerville where he was raised and educated and he had lived in Quincy for more than 30 years. He was a musician, singer and entertainer for many years. He played with his business partner, Dennis Lopez, in various bands and venues throughout the greater Boston area and beyond.
Joe loved his grandchildren and was devoted to his family.
Beloved husband of the late Jo-Ann E. “Jo-Jo” (Campbell) Vando. Devoted father of Peter H. Brouwer and his wife Lauren of Holbrook, Stacey M. Vando of Nashua, NH, Carol M. Brouwer and her fiancé Paul Bates of Quincy, Shaun C. Vando and his wife Michele of Bedford, NH, Joseph G. Vando, Jr. and his wife Meghan of Quincy. Loving grandfather of twelve cherished grandchildren. Brother of Patricia Nutt of Somerville, Judy Rogers of Tewksbury and the late Roseann Hourihan. Joe is also survived by several nieces and nephew.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Friday, February 12th at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.
For those who wish, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.