VINCENT S. “VINNY” SIMEONE

October 31, 2023

VINCENT S. “VINNY” SIMEONE
U.S. Veteran

US NAVY

WW II

Vincent  S. “Vinny”  Simeone –  of Woburn, October 31st, beloved husband of the late Mildred M. “Millie” (Arsenault) Simeone,  who was proudly  one hundred and two and a half years old.  Devoted father of Marie Zimmerman, her husband Burt of Malden, Raymond Simeone, his wife Kathy, of CT, Vincent Simeone, his wife Sharon of Woburn, David Simeone, his wife Inta of Lynnfield.  Dear brother of the late, Larry, Raymond and Mary Simeone.  Cherished “Grampy” of Heather, James, Amy, Andrew, Robin, Jason and Aiden, and “Great Grampy” of Anna and Vincenzo.  Dear brother- in-law of Marie Perry of RI, and many loving nieces, nephews  and a host of friends.   He was also survived by his faithful four legged friends “Cash” and “Chloe” and the late “Butters” and “Mickey.”  A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony Church, Main Street, Woburn on MONDAY, November 13th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours;  SUNDAY, November 12th, 1-4 p.m at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in Vinny’s honor to the “Friend’s of St. Anthony, ” 851 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the charity of your choice.

Vincent “Vinny” S. Simeone, a lifelong resident of Woburn and a very proud veteran of the United States Navy during World War II, passed away at his home with his loving family by his bedside, Tuesday, October 31st.  “Vinny” as he was known to his family and many friends, was blessed at one hundred two years, eight months and four days.  He was the beloved husband of the late Mildred (Arsenault) Simeone who passed away 2005.

Born in Woburn, Vinny was one of four children born to the late Vincenzo and Lorenza (Scallessa) Simeone, who had immigrated here from Italy, making their home in North Woburn.

Vinny was a graduate of Woburn High School, along with the Class of 1939.  Throughout his growing up years, Vinny worked right alongside his Dad and siblings at the “groceria” their father established in Central Square section of the city, for a good number of years.

Following high school, he went on to work at a machine shop briefly before entering the United States Navy,  where he proudly served from June of 1942 to November 1945.  Sadly, during the War, Vinny lost his brother, Raymond,  while fighting over  in France.

Prior to Vinny’s enlistment, he had been introduced to a lovely lady Millie Arsenault.  They kept in touch while he served in the Navy and five years later, after his return they married in 1950.  They brought four children into the world and was a very devoted husband and Dad.

He and Millie loved to travel and did quite a bit during their fifty-four years together.  Ireland, Hawaii, Panama Canal, and different places across the United States, kept them quite busy and eager to take another!   Riding his motorcycle, from when he first got his license, to well into his seventies, Vinnie loved “cruising” on his bike as often as possible. 

The harmonica was a very enjoyable and entertaining instrument!  He began in his younger day and carried it with him every day!  To play a tune for all seasons and events was Vinny’s m.o.  He kept on playing right up to the day God called him home.

A very devoted Christian, Vinny was very active throughout the years at St. Anthony Parish.  Helping out at the church, partaking in the festivities, and being a weekly Lector for Sunday Masses, he loved his church.

A truly genuine and beautiful person, Vinny loved life!  He always gave one hundred and ten percent in everything he did and spoke! He absolutely loved being a Husband, Dad, Grampy and Veteran.  His legacy of “loving and living life to the fullest” will long be remembered and forever cherished by all who had the distinct pleasure of sharing life with Vinny!

Beloved husband of the late Mildred M. “Millie” (Arsenault) Simeone, who was proudly one hundred and two and a half years old.  Devoted father of Marie Zimmerman, her husband Burt of Malden, Raymond Simeone, his wife Kathy, of CT, Vincent Simeone, his wife Sharon of Woburn, David Simeone, his wife Inta of Lynnfield.  Dear brother of the late, Larry, Raymond and Mary Simeone.  Cherished “Grampy” of Heather, James, Amy, Andrew, Robin, Jason and Aiden, and “Great Grampy” of Anna and Vincenzo.  Dear brother- in-law of Marie Perry of RI, and many loving nieces, nephews and a host of friends.   He was also survived by his faithful four-legged friends “Cash” and “Chloe” and the late “Butters” and “Mickey.”  

 A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony Church, Main Street, Woburn on MONDAY, November 13th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours;  SUNDAY, November 12th, 1-4 p.m at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in Vinny’s honor to the “Friend’s of St. Anthony, ” 851 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the charity of your choice.

 A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated in St. Anthony Church, Main Street, Woburn on MONDAY, November 13th at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours;  SUNDAY, November 12th, 1-4 p.m at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in Vinny’s honor to the “Friend’s of St. Anthony, ” 851 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Ray, sounds like your dad was a remarkable man. You were a good friend to me in High School.
    Jim Murray

  2. Dear Sharon Simeone,
    I happened to look through the senior center newsletter and saw a dedication to your dad. He sounds like a lovely man. My students will be making holiday ornaments for seniors this year in his honor!
    Sending you a big hug,
    Mary Pettoruto

  3. RIP Mr. Simeone. I always enjoyed talking to you and seeing you work on your projects. Great person who will be missed.

  4. My prayers are with you and will always remember Vinnie with much love, a truly wonderful, kind, giving man blessed with 102 years, Sincerely, Joanne Collins

  5. Janice Liederman

    Vinny was one of the best. One of the funniest. A great family guy. “May his name be for a blessing”

  6. Bill and Vicki Higgins

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Simeone family. May “Grampy” rest in peace and be a shining star for everyone that loved him! ⭐🪽

  7. Charlie Culhane

    Simeone family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never forgotten, they live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie Culhane
    DAV Commander, Woburn 88

  8. So very sorry to hear of Vinny’s passing! I was very fortunate to have met Vinny at the Woburn Senior Center a few years back. I alway’s enjoyed his company, he was a charmer! Will be greatly missed! RIP my friend!

  9. Chris and Michelle Rogers

    RIP Vinny.
    A life well lived with loving family and friends all anyone could ask. Our prayers are with you.

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