Donato Del Vecchio, age 80

of Braintree

Donato Del Vecchio, age 80

Donato L. Del Vecchio, age 80, of Braintree, died unexpectedly, Friday, February 10, 2023, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, surrounded by his loving family.

Donato was born in Anversa degli Abruzzi, Italy, to the late Vincenzo and Nive (Del Vecchio) Del Vecchio. Raised and educated there, he later earned a degree in architectural drafting. He immigrated to the United States as a young man in 1968, settling in Quincy. He lived in Braintree for the past thirty-five years, previously in Quincy for twenty years.

He was employed as a supervisor with the real estate development firm, DiCenso Properties of Wilmington for fifty years.

Donato enjoyed working around his home and was an avid model railroad enthusiast.

He was proud of his Italian heritage. Donato and his wife, Rita, treasured many trips to Italy to visit relatives and friends.

Most of all, Donato was devoted to his wife, sons, their spouses, and his cherished granddaughter, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for fifty-three years of Rita (Del Vecchio) Del Vecchio.

Devoted father of Marco Del Vecchio and his wife Lori of Braintree, Roberto Del Vecchio and his wife Cindy of Abington.

Loving grandfather of Adree Del Vecchio.

Much-loved brother of Loreto Del Vecchio and his wife Emilia of Anversa, Italy, and the late Maria Del Vecchio.

Dear brother-in-law of Angelina DiCesare and her husband Frankie of Braintree.

Donato is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, February 14, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Wednesday, February 15, at 10 a.m. Entombment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Donato’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • So saddened for your great loss. Prayers and Condolences for you and your family.

  • There are no words such a great loss to all of us. He shared so much of himself never complained. He was like a second father to me. He will be missed greatly love to the family

  • Dearest Rita…I can’t imagine the grief at the loss of your partner for so many years. Although as we all are getting older the passing of loved ones becomes a more frequent occurrence, but we are really never prepared. How wonderful that you have your sons and family around to help reflect the wonderful legacy your husband helped build. I hope that your artistry and talent will provide some comfort as you reflect on the life you and he shared. Sincerely, sending love Judy Cassara

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Donato’s passing. My wife, Victoria and I, send prayers of peace to you and your family. .

  • I will always remember Donato’s smile. He loved life and his wonderful family and it showed in his face. When he asked how you were you couldn’t say just good, you should say “wonderful”! He will be greatly missed by all.

    Love to his family.
    Janet McKeen

  • I’m so sad for you Rita. Hugs and prayers.

  • Rita
    My sympathy for the loss of your cherished Husband
    Sending healing prayers to you and your family 🙏
    Elizabeth Spadorcia Marini

  • Dearest Rita. My heart flys to you as you go through this sad time. Always thinking of you, and now praying with you.

  • My sweet Rita,
    I have no words of comfort for you. I am sad for you and your family. There will be a donation to St. Judes Hospital in honor of your husband.
    I send you love.

  • Donato will always be remembered as one of a kind.
    A trusted friend, co-worker and mentor.
    It was a pleasure for my family and I to have met and known Donato.
    He will live forever in our hearts and memories and provide us with countless chuckles.
    My heart goes out to Rita and his family.

    Until we meet again my dear friend.

  • Dear Rita,
    I have never met a man so devoted to his wife as Donato. A gentle spirit and kind manner with always a glint in his eye. He was a beautiful man and I know you will miss him terribly. Please know you have the Pinturas here to comfort and listen whenever you need us. I hope he gives Glenn a hug up there!

  • So sad to hear of the passing of Donato. We all here at RDS Masonry Contractors have a lot of fond memories over the years working with him. He will be deeply missed.

  • Rob, our deepest condolences on the sudden death of your dad. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Fondly, Bob and Diane Kimball

  • Rita, Marco, Roberto & Family-
    I am very sorry to hear the passing of Donato. I have great memories of him growing up, going to Old Silver and saying Hi when he was visiting Frankie & Angela. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Cari Rita, Marco, Roberto e rispettive famiglie, non è facile esprimere il cordoglio che ho provato quando ho saputo la triste notizia. Mi dispiace per la scomparsa di Donato. Vi mando un forte abbraccio.

  • Dear Rita, Am so sorry to have learned of your husband’s recent death. My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Paula Darois Verlicco