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MAFFEI, Reverend Vincent R. Died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital, on January 31, 2019. He was 80 years old.

Fr. Vin leaves his brother, Tom and his wife Lorraine of Melrose; his sister, Ann M. Wholley and her husband Jim of West Peabody; and his sister, Lorraine Monahan of South Dennis, Massachusetts. He also leaves eight nieces and nephews and their spouses, Brian Monahan and his wife Susan of Plymouth; Jennifer Shea and her husband, Matt of Wakefield; Alison Federici and her husband Matt of Wakefield; Ellen Sheckelton and her husband, Michael of Rockland; David Maffei and his wife Alicia of Nashua, New Hampshire; James Wholley, IV of Charlestown; Lauren Regan and her husband Tom of Charlestown; Daniel Wholley and his wife Cassie of Wilmington and eleven great nieces and nephews.

Fr. Vin was born and raised in Orient Heights in East Boston. He attended Boston Latin School, Cardinal O'Connell Seminary in Jamaica Plain and St. John's Seminary in Brighton. He served the parishioners of St. Mary's in North Plymouth, St. Coleman's in Brockton, St. Agnes in Middleton, St. Timothy's in Norwood, St. Martha's in Plainville, St. Patrick's in Lowell, and St. Mary's in Randolph. Fr. Vin also served as a judge at the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Boston. Fr. Maffei was a devoted servant of God who loved, helped and supported his flock of thousands.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at St. Joseph St. Lazarus Church, at 59 Ashley Street, Orient Heights, East Boston. Visiting Hours will be held at the church from 3 PM to 8 PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Regina Cleri, 60 William Cardinal O'Connell Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, the home for retired priests of the Archdiocese of Boston, where Fr. Vin spent the last five years living among his priest brothers. For more information www.ruggrieomh.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St., East Boston, MA 02128.
Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 3, 2019
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