Vito M. Dellaia

April 20, 2019

Vito M. Dellaia
U.S. Veteran

U.S. Army

Korean War

Vito M. Dellaia – of Woburn, peacefully April 20th. Beloved husband of the late Grace J. (Bavuso) Dellaia. Devoted father of Paul S. Dellaia, his wife Ellen M. (Gibbons) of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Paul M. Dellaia, his wife Shauna (DiCecca) of Chelmsford, Meghan E. Dellaia, her fiancé Brandon H. Lundgren of Woburn. Adored great-grandfather of Deric, Nolan and Grace. Predeceased by his sister, Roslie Grecco, and his brother’s and sister’s in-law. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, his dear friend Nancy Paladino, of Woburn and his beloved great-grand-dog, Moose. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 26th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Thursday afternoon, 4-8 p.m., in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Vito, donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1088, Rt. 125, Kingston, NH 03848 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Vito M. Dellaia, passed away at his home Saturday, April 20th, with his beloved family by his side.  The husband of the late Grace J. (Bavuso) Dellaia, he was ninety two.

Born in Woburn, Vito was the son of the late Salvatore and Mary (Pignato) Dellaia. Vito was brought up in the south end of Woburn where he remained his entire life!   Raised and educated in Woburn, he was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1946.  In 1949,  Vito enlisted in the United States Army, and for three years having served proudly as a CPL during the Korean War.

Upon his return home, Vito married the true love of his life, Grace Bavuso.  They were totally dedicated to each other all throughout their lives together.  They brought their dear son Paul into the world, who was their pride and joy.

Vito began working in the Maintenance Operations Department  for the United States Postal Service, in Woburn,  rising to the position of Supervisor of Managers, until retiring in 1989.  

As their son got older and had a family of his own, he too made his home on the other side of his parents duplex.  It truly was “one big happy family.”  Vito’s grandchildren were were his world.  “Grampy” as he was called was a part of their lives every single day.  He had established a wonderful relationship with Paul and Meghan, which has only grown stronger over the years.  Summertime fun was often spent at their family cottage on Govenor’s Lake in NH.  Many wonderful times were spent there with all the family.  At any given time if Vito decided he wanted to visit somewhere: such as California, Branson Missouri (home of country music!) or Florida, he would drive!!  Anytime, anywhere, he really enjoyed being behind the wheel!

Working in his garden, Vito grew the absolute best, tomatoes, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, you name it, he grew it!  He also had a talent for whiddiling with wood, making all sorts of little treasures for his son and grandchildren.

A man who was very proud of his Italian Heritage has been a very honored member of the South End Italian Club.  Always involved in the activities and functions of the Club, Vito has the distinguished privileged and honor of being the oldest member.

Vito took great pride in his family.  They were the beginning and the end of  each and every day.   Always, Vito was a gentle man of tremendous  faith and shared his life with a  wonderful family, whom he absolutely adored.

Sadly, Vito was predeceased by his adored wife Grace, along with his sister Roslie, brother’s and sister’s in law.

He is lovingly survived by his dear son Paul, his wife Ellen M. and their children, Paul M. Dellaia, his wife Shauna (DiCecca) of Chelmsford, Meghan E. Dellaia, her fiancé Brandon H. Lundgren of Woburn, great-grandchildren Deric, Nolan and Grace. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, his dear friend Nancy Paladino, of Woburn and his beloved great-grand-dog, Moose.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 26th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Thursday afternoon, 4-8 p.m., in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Vito, donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1088, Rt. 125, Kingston, NH 03848 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, April 26th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Thursday afternoon, 4-8 p.m., in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Vito, donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1088, Rt. 125, Kingston, NH 03848 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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  1. Miriam Jamgochian

    I had the opportunity to meet Vito at the South End Italian Club member meetings. My condolences to the family. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all those who knew him.

  2. Gramp, I will miss you so much but I am so thankful for the time we had together. I will make my sauce with you in my mind telling me to put a little more in there or ahhh that’s to much… you have helped make me the woman I am today. I know you are at peace and I know you have not taken your arm off grammie since you saw her again Saturday night. The pain I feel will heal with time but the imprint you made on my heart will never leave. I’ll see ya latah ❤️ Meg

  3. Susan Lavacchia

    Although not biologically our Uncle you were a true member of our family and Uncle Vito to us all. There was never a family gather without you with us. Mom and Diane will miss your visits and watching Baseball together.We know you are peace and together with Grace once again.
    All our thoughts and prayer to you Paul and your family.
    Love Bella, Susan Diane and the Lavacchia / Rosenstine Family

  4. Cheryle Grecco Bubbins

    I will miss you Uncle Vito. You were a wonderful man. We had lots of great times together. I will keep you close to my heart. You were very special to me. I will never forget you. May you rest in peace.

  5. Nancy McGoldrick

    My neighbor, my friend. I will miss you so very much… I am sorry for our loss, of You. I will think of you often, especially Spring, as you were The best gardener I’ve ever met. I will think of you when I pass the library, because I think you read every book they had. Smart, funny, talented in anything he attempted. I want to be like Veto, when I grow up 💕. I love you Veto. Rest In Peace.

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