Obituary : Vincent P. Dellatorre
Vincent Peter Dellatorre of Oak Bluffs died at home surrounded by family on May 26. He fought a courageous battle against cancer for six months, while inspiring many with his strength and hope. Vin was the beloved son of the late Dominic and Mary (Sarno) Dellatorre of Springfield and was born on Dec. 20, 1950 in Springfield.
He was a loving husband for 26 years to Linda Dellatorre, caring father to Erin Simmons and her husband Gary, and cherished "Poppa" to Avery and Micah Simmons, all of Martha's Vineyard. He was a loving brother to Dianne Dellatorre-Stevens and her husband Richard of Longmeadow, and an adored son-in-law of Dorothy Bennett of Bourne.
Vin began his career as a draftsman with United Engineers in Springfield. He later spent 15 years as a sales representative in the paper-making industry for Atlanta Wire Works. For the past ten years, Vin worked for UPS as a supervisor on the Vineyard.
Vin's true passion was spending time with friends and family on the beach, in his beautiful garden, or in his welcoming home. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, shell fisherman, Steuben art glass collector and bonsai gardener.
He will be lovingly remembered for his bold personality, tempered by his gentle heart.
Visiting hours will be held at Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, located on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, May 31. A funeral mass will follow at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, located on Massasoit Avenue in Oak Bluffs at 1 pm.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 W. Chestnut, Brockton, MA 02301 or Mass Audubon Society, PO Box 494, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
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