Vincent F. "Vinnie" Murdocca, Sr.

  • Born: August 10, 1938
  • Died: May 2, 2021
  • Location: Malden, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

mail@robinsonfuneralhome.com
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family


Vincent F. Murdocca, Sr. a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, at age 82.

Vincent was born in East Boston on August 10, 1938, one of three children of the late Peter and Helen (Polignone) Murdocca. He was raised in East Boston, graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in the North End, and served his country honorably in US Coast Guard. After receiving an honorable discharge, he was married to Rosemarie R. Butare on June 5, 1960. Lovingly known as "Vinnie" he worked as a Printing Supervisor in Boston for many years.

An avid sports fan, Mr. Murdocca was a lifelong and very proud New York Yankees fan. He enjoyed getting together with his friends, watching baseball, and always supported the Yankees. He also enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes and flowers in the yard. Blessed as an artist, Vinnie enjoyed drawing, painting, and calligraphy. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling with his family to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, or along the seacoast of Maine. True to his roots, he held his Italian heritage close to his heart, loved Italian food and music.

Above all else, family was most important. He was a loving husband, father, and cherished his time with his five grandchildren. He will be deeply missed, but always lovingly remembered.

Vinnie was the beloved husband of Rosemarie R. (Butare) Murdocca with whom he shared nearly 61 years of marriage. Loving son of the late Peter Murdocca and Helen (Polignone) Murdocca. Devoted father of Vincent F. Murdocca, Jr. and his wife Cathleen of Wakefield, and Christine Murdocca of Malden. Caring brother of the late Maryanne Murdocca and Anthony Murdocca. Proud grandfather of Kimberly, Rebecca, Vincent F. Murdocca III, Matthew and Abigail. Loving great-grandfather of Liam and Luke.

Relatives & friends are invited to visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Wednesday, May 5 from 4-7pm, and again on Thursday at 8:45am before leaving in procession to Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden for his Funeral Mass celebrated at 10am. All attendees are respectfully asked to wear face coverings, and maintain social distancing. Interment in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Vinnie and I would jaw over the Yanks vs Red Sox in 2004, the year the Sox swept the Yanks in the Divisional Playoffs. This all happened over a beer at the Highland Cafe in Malden. Everyone was on his case in good fun... but he didn't come back after the series for about two weeks. We missed him...

Posted by George Alger - Ipswich, MA - Acquaintance   August 28, 2021

So very sorry for your loss.
Merry and Kevin Boyle

Posted by Kevin Boyle - Wakefield, MA   May 06, 2021

Rosemarie, I am so, so sorry to learn of the passing of Vinnie. He was one of the nicest people I've ever met. Never a bad word about anyone, he was a gentle soul which I truly admired. I'm sorry I couldn't have been closer to both you and him but family circumstances got in the way. I shall always remember him as the kindest, most gentle man I ever had the privilege to know. You both will remain in our hearts forever.

All our love,

Michael & Penny

Posted by Michael Pesaturo - Winslow, ME - Family   May 05, 2021

We are so sorry for loss, we know he meant the world to all of you. He will be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ❤
Love the Snyder Family

Posted by Sandy Snyder - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 04, 2021

So very sorry for your loss, we know he meant the world to you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. ❤

Posted by Sandy Snyder - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 04, 2021

Candle

Heaven just got another Hall of Famer on their roster similar to the likes of Ruth, Gherig, Mantle, Mattingly and Jeter. I hope you've already pointed out all of the holes in their swing. Love you Uncle and be at Peace.

Posted by Mic Pesaturo - Georgetown, MA - Family   May 03, 2021


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