Dominic N. Vecchiarelli, 92, of Suffield, husband of the late Jennie (Stahelski) Vecchiarelli, passed away on Nov. 29, 2012, with his loving daughter by his side.
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Born in Longmeadow, Mass., son of the late Angelo and Felicia Vecchiarelli, he lived in Suffield most of his life. Dominic was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was employed at Hamilton Standard as a rig operator for jet fuel controls, retiring in 1982. Dominic was an active member of the Elks Club in Rockville, the Mt. Carmel Society, and the ITAM Vets. Having 30 good years of retirement, Dominic also enjoyed playing golf with his friends, gardening in his yard, skiing, and summers helping at the Bielonko Farm stand.
Dominic is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Felicia and Michael Bycenski of Suffield; a sister, Lena Martino of Rhode Island; two sisters-in-law, Frances Vecchiarelli of Longmeadow, and Dorothy Stahelski of Westfield, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves his extended family The Ben Bielonko, John Bielonko, and James Bielonko families. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Albert and Rocco Vecchiarelli, and his two sisters, Lucy Vecchiarelli and Susan Harris.
Dominic's family would like to take this opportunity to thank all the caring staff at Heritage Hall - East for the many kindnesses they have shown him over the years.
Funeral Services will be Monday, Dec. 3, at the Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield, at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 519 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow, Mass. at 10 a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Enfield.
Friends may call at the Heritage Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Suffield Mini Bus, 39 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078 or Noble Hospital 115 West Silver St., Westfield, MA 01086.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5, 2012