Vincent J. “Vinnie” DelVecchio, age 87

of Quincy

Vincent J. “Vinnie” DelVecchio, age 87

Vincent J. “Vinnie” DelVecchio, age 87, of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Friday, November 22, 2019 at home.

Vincent was born in Quincy, to the late Louis and Anna (DiCroce) DelVecchio. Raised in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy Trade School. He was a lifelong Quincy resident and also enjoyed a winter home in Naples, Florida for over thirty years.

Vinnie was the well-known owner and operator of The Body Smith Shop in Quincy for fifty-seven years and was proud to have his son, Vincent, carry on the family auto body business.

He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

As a man of faith, Vinnie was a lifelong active member of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy.

He was an avid New England Patriots fan, enjoyed gardening and working around his home.

Most of all, his passion was for his family. He loved family gatherings, Sunday dinners and supporting the many activities and accomplishments of his many much-loved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beloved husband and best friend for sixty-three years of Ethel D. “Bitsy” (McPhail) DelVecchio.

Devoted father of Donna L. Velez of Quincy, Dianne M. DePietro and her husband Robert of Lakeville, Lisa A. Bowen and her husband James of Pembroke, Vincent L. DelVecchio and his wife Doreen of Marshfield.

Loving grandfather of Nicholas Velez and his wife Jessica, Kristina Shoenthal and her husband Kevin, Ashley Sylvia and her husband Robert, Gabriella Velez, Robert and Alexandria DePietro, Shane Bowen, Cpl., U.S. Army, Daniel Bowen, Cpl., U.S. Army, Riley Bowen, Vincent P., Brianna, Marisa, Erika and Krista DelVecchio.

Cherished great grandfather of Nicholas, Vivienne and Mila.

One of five siblings, he was the dear brother of Alfred G. DelVecchio and his wife Thomasine, Leo J. DelVecchio and his wife Marilyn, all of Quincy, and was pre-deceased by Josephine Puglisi and Mario M. DelVecchio.

Vinnie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Saturday, November 30th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Friday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Vincent’s memory may be made to the March of Dimes, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 18819, Atlanta, GA 31126 or the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite G, Waltham, MA 02451-8750.


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  • Thinking of you all during this difficult time xo

  • Donna, Life doesn’t seem fair sometimes and this is one of those moments. Your father was one of the good guys. I will always hold his kind and comforting words to me when my family lost my Dad. You and the entire DelVecchio family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time . Michael DelVecchio

  • My deepest condolences to all of you. Vinny will be sorely missed. Was such a great man.. Keeping u all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time..

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Bitsy. God bless you and your family. Love, Joanne (Classified Ads, Patriot Lefger)

  • Dianne &Bob
    So sorry for the lost of your loving Dad. I always heard great stories from you about your Dad. May he rest in peace & know all who loved him ❤️

  • Sorry for your loss , prayers for Vinnie’s family & friends at this difficult time.

  • Uncle Vinnie was a wonderful person and I’ll miss him very much
    Love you aunt Bitsy!

  • I. graduated with Vinnie at QHS. After doing business at the The body Smith my late husband Louie became a fixture at the shop..He always made lots of loud conversation and used to give Vinnie a hard time.. They really did like each other….well I know LOUIE considered Vinnie a friend…don’t know how Vinnie felt. Sincere sympathy to all from my family. RIP Vinnie.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. My father Petro and Vinnie were good friends for many years.

  • To the DelVecchio Family:
    So sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed. May God help you all through this difficult time.
    My thoughts and prayers are will all of you. May perpetual light shine upon him. God Bless….

    Love Donna McLaughlin

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember his smiling face at the shop…….Stephen Leigh

  • So sorry for your loss. Vinnie was such a great guy! Though I did not seem him often, usually at the garage . We always had great conversations. He was a genuinely nice guy who will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Bitsy and family, So Very Sorry for your lose. Vinnie was one of a kind and generous to a fault lol. Sorry I can’t make it to the wake or funeral as I am fighting a cold ( I hope it’s just a cold). Please give my love to you and your family. Vinnie will be missed. Charlie Dennehey Jr

  • So sorry for your loss. Vinny was a great guy and will be surely missed!

  • I remember my grandfather telling me “everybody needs a Shop for their car and Vinny is that guy! “ My grandfather Leo Burns had been a customer and friend to Vinny and the shop for over 30 years. I enjoyed going to the shop with my grandfather and watching him and Vinny catch up, it’s one of my favorite memories since my grandfather passed 7 years ago. Rest In Peace Vinny and my condolences to the family.

  • Bitsy, So sorry to hear of Vinny’s ( Of course my boy friend) passing He was such a gentle kind person I loved all the stories and the two of you going at it all I did was laugh Please think of the Happy times and may god Bless you and your Family Love Always, Kathy Luis