Vincent S. DiBella, lovingly known as Vinnie, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 in his Norwood home with his family by his side. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of Antonino and Stella (Lauria) DiBella. He attended Roslindale High School, graduating with the Class of 1972. Vincent attained his refrigeration mechanic’s license, and ultimately began his lengthy career with SYSCO Food Services as Marketing Manager of the Beverage Department. Vincent was a loyal employee for over 20 years before having to take leave due to his illness.
Vincent met his loving wife Patricia (Turner) DiBella while working at Roslindale General Hospital where Tricia worked as a nurse’s aide. Vincent was immediately taken by her and the two married in 1974. Vincent was stricken early on in their marriage by illness and Tricia remained steadfastly devoted to Vincent and his care throughout his life.
Vincent is survived by his loving wife, Tricia DiBella and his devoted children. Son, Anthony DiBella and wife Megan of Franklin, and their children Emily and AJ DiBella. Daughter, Jeana Buckley and husband David of Walpole and their children, Gabriella, Aidan & Giana Buckley.
Vincent’s grandchildren, Emily, AJ, Gabriella, Aidan & Giana were the light of his life and affectionately called him Papa.
Loving son of Stella (Lauria) DiBella.
Beloved brother of Francis DiBella and wife Julia of Roslindale, and Joseph DiBella and wife Deborah of Rowley.
Loving Uncle of many nieces and nephews.
Vincent’s life revolved around his family, feeling blessed for every moment he had with them. He found strength, faith, and inspiration in the time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. Vincent adored his grandchildren, they brought Vincent much purpose and joy throughout his life. Tricia and his children were his greatest advocates and caregivers during Vincent’s life, always having been there for him and with him.
To know Vincent is to know strength and grace, humility and sacrifice, love and patience. The love he had for his family was immeasurable and his faith was unwavering. Vincent was an inspiration to all. He will be sorely missed but certainly never forgotten.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Vincent’s visitation on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM at James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. COVID guidelines will be strictly followed, masks and distancing required. Vincent’s Funeral Mass will be private, January 6th, 2021, 11am. Christian burial to follow at Highland Cemetery in Norwood.
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