David F. Vecchione

Born: Thu., Jun. 29, 1939
Died: Sat., Mar. 31, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 03, 2018
Location: Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Wed., Apr. 04, 2018
Location: St. Denis Church

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Douglas- David F. Vecchione, 78, of Maple St. passed away Sat. March 31, 2018 at St. Camillus Health Center after a brief illness. His family was by his side.
    He is survived by his wife of 55 years Mitchell A. (Merrilees) Vecchione; 2 sons David K. Vecchione and his wife Cassandra of Holden and W. Scott Vecchione and his fianc√© Nadeen Plasse of Douglas; 5 grandchildren, Cole, Michael, Luke, Stephen, and Nathan; nephews, nieces, and many lifelong friends. He was brother of the late Guy Vecchione, Jeffrey Vecchione, Eleanor Berardi Luneau, and Donald Vecchione. Born in Whitinsville, MA on June 29, 1939 he was the son of Felix S. "Flaxy" and Viola L. (Hippert) Vecchione and lived in Douglas all his life.
    Mr. Vecchione owned and operated Douglas Motor Sales for many years, retiring in 1985. He then created Dave's Dozer, helping build Blissful Meadows and Crystal Lake Golf Courses, continuing on in the maintenance division at Crystal Lake. He also plowed snow locally many years, and was easily recognized by the smiley face painted on his plow. A member of Douglas Memorial High School, Class of 1957 he was a graduate of East Coast Aerotech. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard, was an avid hunter and golfer and enjoyed boating and deep sea fishing in his younger days. A lifelong member of St. Denis Church, he passed the collection basket weekly. Dave was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend, known for his willingness to help anyone at anytime. He will be deeply missed.
     His Memorial Funeral Mass will be held Wed April 4 at 10 am in St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug St. Burial in St. Denis Cemetery will be at a later date. Calling hours at Jackman Funeral Home, 7 Mechanic St. are Tues. April 3 from 5 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St. Worcester, MA 01605. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes@yahoo.com

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Chris Kinney
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
Mitchell, Dave & Scott,
My deepest sympathies go out to you all. I have lots of wonderful memories of David and his laughter I'll never forget. Remember all the memories you share with him and he'll always be with you in spirit.

Love you all,

nick chomes
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
Mitchell-David-scott & Amy as well as all the family members I didn't name, Its such a sad day to lose a loved one. You must keep in your heart the fond memories of the time you had in life together.
I only met Dave a few times but he always seemed so willing to give me information on questions I asked him of my car and scott about his training under me at the Karate Studio. Mitchell I am so sorry for your lose as you know I was also in your place when I lost my wife and you and Bonnie were kind in your words to me at that very sad time.
I know God will be waiting to greet David at the gates of Heaven, so as sad as we are at loosing our soul mate be strong for the lord now has David in his care. I wanted to be there for you and your family at the Wake but had an important medical appointment that could not cancel.
Mitchell if you ever need help in anyway please do not hesitate to call upon me I'm only a town away. I'm sure your sons and daughter will be at your side to help you cope till you get on your feet.
Please except my deepest regret of the loss of Dave.
Nick Chomes
Oxford, MA

Dr. Ken Fougere
   Posted Sat April 14, 2018
My condolences to the family. I knew Dave (Flaxy) growing up in Douglas many years ago. He was a fun-loving fellow and a friend. His mother and mine, Theresa (Yacino) Fougere were friends. The world is a poorer place for his passing.

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