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Joseph M. Vitale, Sr.

July 30, 1931 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 88)


Joseph M. Vitale, Sr., age 88, of Milton passed away June 26th.  Born in Boston, he was raised in the North End of Boston, graduated from Christopher Columbus High School and served in the Army during the Korean War.  He worked for Hart Supply as the General Manager for many years before retiring.  He previously worked for Hart Catering and on a deep sea fishing boat.  Joe enjoyed cooking a skill he developed from his time in the Army where he was a chef.  He loved playing cribbage, the ocean, fishing and clamming.  He also loved all music and dancing with his wife and was a jack of all trades and could fix anything.

Beloved husband of the late Isabel F. (Vernaci).    Father of Maria E. Lane and her husband Stephen of Monument Beach, Joseph M. Vitale, Jr. and his wife Jacqueline of Shrewsbury, and John Vitale and his wife Catherine of Shrewsbury.  Grandfather of Brian Lane and his wife Aprill, David Lane, and Christina Powers and her husband Aidan, Melissa, Lyndsay, Michelle, Gina and Marco Vitale.  Brother of the late Anthony Vitale, Augusta Moses, and Jeanette Contrada.  Also survived by 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Wednesday July 1st from 10:00 am to 12 noon.  Due to the Current Covid 19 restrictions only 20 guests are allowed in the funeral home at a time, masks are required, and guests should bring their own pens to sign the register book.  The visitation will be followed by a blessing in the church parking lot at St. Agatha Church, Milton and burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale.  Donations may be made in his memory to Parkinson’s Research at 

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July 1, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home
326 Granite Ave
Milton, MA 02186

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