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VELLA, John V.

John V. Vella, 83, a lifelong resident of Enfield, entered into eternal rest on Friday, (November 30, 2012), at Saint Francis Hospital. Born on August 21, 1929, in the Thompsonville section of Enfield; he was the son of the late Vincent and Josephine (Falzone) Vella and the beloved husband of 56 years to Jane F. (Olschafskie) Vella. John was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean War and World War II. He was a Meat Manager at the First National Supermarket for many years. John was a founding member and communicant of Holy Family Church. He often prepared meals for various church functions and volunteered for the church Bingo. John was a lifetime member of the Rinaldi-Fede Post #17 Italian American War Veterans and a member of the color guard. He was an avid golfer and certainly a Red Sox fan. He enjoyed bowling, being a bird watcher and taking care of his bird feeders. He also enjoyed his two cats. John will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Besides his wife Jane, John is survived by his children Anne Fantone and her husband James of Wethersfield, Marie Corcoran and her husband Dan of Enfield, James Vella of Enfield, John Vella and his partner Matt Riederer of Budd Lake, NJ, Jeffrey Vella and his wife Miriam of Enfield; the joy of his life were his four loving grandchildren Adam, Jennifer, Michael and Mariah. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his brother Charles Vella and his sister Frances Scrivano.
Visitation hours will be on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield. At the request of the family, everyone should meet at church. Burial will be held in Saint Patrick, King Street Cemetery, Enfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, Saint Joseph's Residence, 1365 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082-4900. To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 3, 2012
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