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Michael F. Vocatura Obituary
Michael F. Vocatura Died June 15, 2013 Westerly- Michael F. Vocatura of Boy Scout Dr. in Westerly passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the age of 95. He was the beloved husband of Hattie (Jahn) Vocatura for 55 years. Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Frank and Immaculata Vocatura. Mike was the longtime owner of Vocatura's Bakery in Norwich which he has proudly run with his family for over 6 decades. He would routinely make the early 3:30am trek from Westerly to Norwich and report to work into his early 90's. Mr. Vocatura was a well known and upstanding member of both the Westerly and Norwich communities. He was a lifelong communicant of The Church of the Immaculate Conceptions in Westerly as well as a Life Member of both the Westerly Lodge of Elks B.P.O.E. #678 and the Calabrese Society. Mike faithfully served his country with the U.S. Army during WW II and was a Life Member of the Amancio-Falcone-Gaccione VFW Post #8955 in Westerly In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his many nieces and nephews and members of his extended family. He will be sadly missed by the loving family dog, Toby. Mike was predeceased by his 5 brothers Louis, Anthony, Joseph, John and Vincent and his 2 sisters Christine Mandela and Carmella Chiaradio Visiting hours are omitted. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Westerly on Wednesday at 10:00am. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at St. Sebastian Cemetery in Westerly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to The Church of the Immaculate Conception, 111 High St., Westerly, RI 02891, in Mike's memory. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneral home.com

Published in Norwich Bulletin on June 17, 2013
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