Vincent J. Vin Kalishes, of Scituate, passed on Feb. 11, 2014, age 66. He was the loving husband of 32 years to Donnamarie Tonelli. Vin lived, worked, and raised a son with special needs in the town of Scituate. His love of the coastline, expertise in the Wetlands Protection Act, and breathe of knowledge around coastal issues kept him in Scituate during the Blizzard of 78, along with several other major coastal storms. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Earth Science Geography and was a member of the MA Coastal Hazards Commission. Vin is also survived by his son, Vincent John Kalishes, IV Vinny J, several cousins, and many other relatives through his marriage. Vin was predeceased by his younger brother, John, and his mother, Ellen. Visiting hours will be held at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., Scituate on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2 - 5 p.m. A memorial service will be held on a later date. At the specific request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Perkins School for the Blind, 175 N. Beacon St, Watertown, MA 02472 and/or the
. For information and online condolences www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com. Richardson - Gaffey Funeral Home 781 545-0196
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Feb. 14, 2014