John J. DeVincent passed away peacefully in the company of his loving family on August 10th at the Lawrence General Hospital. He was 89. Born and raised in Medford, he was the son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth (Coleman) DeVincent.
John served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, and received a Purple Heart medal. He was also a recipient of the Korean Service Medal, with three silver stars. After his military service, John embarked on a long career as a mason and was a proud member of the Bricklayers Union, Local 3. He was a longtime member of the Italian American Veterans Assoc. and served as the Post Commander. Always possessed of an entrepreneurial spirit, John had several sales enterprises throughout the years. He was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren. John always owned a boat and looked forward to the summer when he could enjoy the company of family and friends at sea, and then when safe on land he enjoyed a little Dewars and some colorful language. He also enjoyed being an avid hockey fan. John was a good and hardworking man who loved his family, cared for his friends and will be missed by those who knew him.
The beloved husband of Joan (Galante) DeVincent, John was a devoted father to Leslie Laudani and her husband Joseph, John DeVincent, Jr. and Christopher DeVincent and his fiancée Kirsten Centrella. He was a loving papa to Gianna and her fiancé Mike, Brittney and her husband Paul, Samuel, Hannah and her husband Kevin, Christopher, Jacob, Isabella, Benjamin and Hailee. He was also a loving great-grandfather to Cora Lee, Paul and Cataleyah.
John was a dear brother to the late Martha LoPilato, Elizabeth D’Angelis, Richard and George DeVincent and Dorothy Colangelo. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and lifelong friend Joseph “Pippy” Galante and his former daughters-in-law Kelly DeVincent and Colleen Berube.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with the family on Saturday, August 19th from 11 - 12:30 PM at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford and services will conclude with a funeral service in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.