Vincent M. Colombo Jr., passed away peacefully, at age 90, Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Southeast Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Easton after a 7 year illness. He was the loving husband of his wife Martha (Stevens) Colombo for 67 years. Born April 11, 1923, Vincent was the son of the late Vincent and Concetta (Ippolito) Colombo Sr. Vincent served his country in World War II in the European Theater, as a sergeant in Company C, 296th Engineers Combat Battalion. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Theater Campaign Ribbon and Victory Medal. A lifelong resident of Brockton, Vincent was a lineman for the Brockton Edison company and retired as a supervisor after 37 years. He was an avid golfer, having played in many leagues at various golf courses, including his favorite D.W. Fields in Brockton. He was a fan of Boston sports and especially loved the game of baseball. He conveyed many special memories of James Edgar playground, where he played the game throughout his youth, and he later played semi-pro ball in various leagues and ballparks. He loved dining out, dancing, and travelling with his devoted wife, Martha, and he enjoyed spending time with his many friends, cousins and extended family, and especially treasured his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Vincent is survived by his sons, Paul Colombo and wife Janet of Lakeville, Steven Colombo and his wife Loretta of Medway, Robert Colombo and his wife Donna of Middleboro and Jack Colombo and his wife Cynthia of Brockton; his 10 grandchildren, Gina, Karen, Alicia, Julia, Courtney, Gail, Holly, Vincent, Brianna and Victoria; his 2 great-grandchildren, Meghan and Mari; his sister, Jeannette Small of Bridgewater. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the father of the late Gail Colombo and brother of the late Carmen Frawley, Gloria Caplice, Lucy Saba and Louis Colombo. Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Friday at 8 a.m. thence to St. Edith Stein/St. Edwards Parish, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours Thursday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vincents name may be made to Dana Farber Institute, Pediatric Oncology Research, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For guest book and directions, visit www.Russellpicafuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Enterprise from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2014