Vincent J. Nicosia, age 84

of Quincy

Vincent J. Nicosia, age 84

Vincent J. Nicosia, age 84, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Thursday, December 19, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Vincent was born in Quincy, to the late Vincenzo and Concettina (Purpura) Nicosia. He was raised and educated in Quincy.

He was a well-known baker in his family’s business, the former Sumner Bakery in Quincy Point. Vincent began his career at the age of ten and worked for forty-six years until the bakery closed in 1991. He then worked for six years for the Safety Insurance Company in Boston and retired in 1997.

Vincent proudly served in the Army National Guard during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

He enjoyed working around his home and loved the ocean and Cape Cod.

Most of all, he was dedicated to his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty years of Concetta A. “Connie” (Salvaggi) Nicosia.

Devoted father of Ann-Marie Kendall and her husband Jeffrey of Stoughton, Theresa Fantasia and her husband Michael of Weymouth.

Loving grandfather of Andrea Marshall and her fiancé Kevin Shunney, Michael S. Fantasia, Jr., Ari Kendall, Moriah Kendall and her fiancé Jason Sirotkin, and Rebekah Kendall. Cherished great grandfather of Nolan Michael Fantasia and Quinn Rose Shunney.

The last of three siblings, Vincent was pre-deceased by Carmelo and Anthony Nicosia and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy on Monday, December 23, at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

At the request of the family, visiting hours were omitted.

For those who wish, donations in Vincent’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.


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  • Connie, Ann Marie, and Theresa , So sorry to her of the passing for a great man and former neighbor. Will always remember the smell of the bread in the morning. Heaven has another angel. RIP.
    Jim Hall

  • Connie, Ann-Marie, Theresa and family.. So sorry to hear about the passing of Duke. . He was a wonderful neighbor and all-around one of the greatest guys. Always remember all the fun times in Falmouth, and on South Street. Rest in peace Duke. Thank you for being a wonderful neighbor and friend.
    Sending prayers and Love to you all.
    Janet Hall- Floore

  • Connie, Ann-Marie, Theresa and family
    So sorry to hear about Duke’s passing I will always remember seeing him in the mornings when I was walking to school he would be standing outside the bakery and always gave us rolls. Many wonderful memories of South Street you are all in my prayers. RIP Duke heaven gained a great angel.

    Diane Hall

  • Theresa and Ann

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He was a great man and loved by all. Although I no longer live in the area please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Connie, Ann-Marie, & Theresa. So sorry for your loss. We have such wonderful memories of Vin. Who was truly a Gentleman. Remembering the wonderful bakery. Always a smile on his face. Will truly be missed. Your all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our sincere condolences to the family and big big hugs to out dear friends Ann Marie and Jeff. You are all blessed to have to such great memories. May you find comfort surrounded by family and friends and in on another. May God be ever present with all of you. Love you guys!

  • Dear Connie, Ann-Marie & Theresa, our sincere condolences on the death of Dukie. Always a gentleman and a wonderful friend and neighbor to the Halls at 199. I always remember the wonderful smell of the bakery on the way to school, the best Italian bread! Rest in peace

    David & Maureen Hallsen

  • Ann-Marie,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your father passing away. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.