Vito P. Yannece
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Devoted family man
LOWELL -- Vito P. Yannece, 85, of Lowell, died Friday, September 13, 2013, at Lowell General Hospital, after a brief illness. He was the widower of the late Esterina (Alessandrini)(Fawcett) Yannece who passed away in 2005.
Born December 4, 1927, in Lowell, he was a son of the late Nicholas and the late Mary (Ruggiero) Yannece, and was educated in the local schools.
Mr. Yannece served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Returning to Lowell after his honorable discharge, he made his home in the Pawtucketville Section of the City, and was a communicant of St. Rita's Church, where he was actively participated in many Parish activities.
Vito loved to play cards every Saturday night with his friends, and was very active in the Lowell and Chelmsford Senior Centers. He was a member of the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks B.P.O. E. #2310, as well as the Lowell Lodge Elks B.P.O.E. #87.
Very devoted to his family and friends, he loved to travel with his family as well.
He worked for Stop and Shop for many years, retiring as the Dairy Manager.
He is survived by his brother, Anthony J. Yannece of Chelmsford; and his sister, Angelina P. Kaczmarski of Lowell; his step-children, John Fawcett and his wife, Ann, of Maine, Elaine Monty of Salem, NH, and David Fawcett and his wife, Cindy, of Billerica; his nieces, Dr. Mary Ann Kaczmarski and her husband, Jerry Freeman, of Los Angeles, CA, Phyllis Kaczmarski and her companion, Michael Jackson, of Olympia, WA, and Karen Kaczmarski of Lowell; 10 step grandchildren, Kimberly, Michelle, Todd, Jennifer, Jay, Kevin, Joey, Amy, Liz, Dan; and nine great step grandchildren; two step daughters-in-law, Claire Fawcett, of Florida, and Jacquiline Fawcett, of New Hampshire; and many friends especially those in the poker group.
He was also a brother-in-law of the late John P. Kaczmarski, the late Fleurette Dubois Yannece, and brother of the late Philomena Yannece; and step father of the late Francis X. Fawcett, and the late Patrick M. Fawcett, and step father-in-law of the late Don Monte.
YANNECE -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 4 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON MONDAY, SEPT 16.
ON TUESDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT
8 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL, 978-458-6816. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. RITA'S CHURCH, 158 MAMMOTH RD., LOWELL, AT 9 A.M. BURIAL IN ST. JOSEPH CEMETERY. Memorials in his name may be made to the
, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
McDonough Funeral Home
14 HIGHLAND STREET
Lowell, MA 01852-3359
Published in Lowell Sun from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2013