Vincent "Vinny" Michael Bocchino Jr. COLUMBIA A Memorial Mass for Vinny Bocchino, 29, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at St. Peter's Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Bocchino died Sunday, April 27, 2014. Born in Jensen Beach, FL, he was a son of Vincent Michael Bocchino Sr. and Jane Lopilato Bocchino. A graduate of Martin High School in Stuart, FL and Florida State University in Public Relations, he received a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of S.C. He was employed with the University of S.C. Division of Law Enforcement and Safety and attended St. Peter's Catholic Church. Surviving are his parents of Jensen Beach, FL; a sister, Charlotte Bocchino of Greenville; maternal grandparents, Pete and Phyllis Lopilato of Jensen Beach; paternal grandmother, Rose Marie Bocchino of Jensen Beach; and girlfriend, Brittoni Reynolds of Columbia; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Vince Bocchino. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vinny Bocchino Memorial Fund, c/o University of S.C. Division of Law Enforcement and Safety, 1501 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29208. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
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Published in The State on Apr. 29, 2014