Sylvia A. (Finos) Vacca

Born: Sun., May 2, 1937
Died: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 18, 2019
Location: Rocco Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Location: St. Anthony Church

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Sylvia A. (Finos) Vacca

Of Melrose, formerly of Everett, on November 14th, age 82. Beloved wife Ronald J. Vacca for 60 years. Loving mother of Ronald F. Vacca of Hawaii, Lauren J. Guiney and her husband David of Florida, Christine (Sam) D. Bibb of Maryland, Donna V. Phipps and her fiancé’ Mark Armstrong of Andover, Richard R. Vacca and his wife Kim of Vermont and the late Tracy S. Vacca. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many cherished nieces and nephews. Beloved sister of William and Gail Finos of Lynnfield, the late Eleanor McLaughlin and her surviving husband Henry and the late Dorothea and Frank Ruggiero of Everett.

Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, EVERETT, Tuesday, November 19 at 9 am. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Anthony Church, Everett at 10 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Monday from 4 - 8 pm, with complimentary valet parking. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Vacca’s name to your favorite charity.

Mrs. Vacca was a graduate of Everett High School and the University of Massachusetts. – Amherst. She worked at EGG, Inc. (Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc.), Catholic Charities of Cambridge & Somerville and the US Bankruptcy Court.

She was active in a number of civic organizations throughout her life – among them were: Everett Cable Commission, Crimson Tide Football Club, ATC Parents’ Assoc., South Shore Center for Brain-Injured Children, where her daughter Tracy was the first student in 1974, University of Massachusetts – Amherst Alumni Assoc., and Everett Women’s Volleyball League. She often served as an officer or working on committees for all of these groups.

Mrs. Vacca was an avid reader and loved doing puzzles, but her highest priority was her love and enjoyment of family and the many fun-filled activities on ski trips, at Cape Cod and at Family “Summer Olympics” with her extended family and their special group, The Wicked-Good Fun Club.

In their retirement years, she and husband Ron enjoyed traveling, both home and abroad and checking location off their “bucket” list.

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Donna Sullivan
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
The Family of Sylvia, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I always enjoyed Sylvia when I played volleyball in Everett. I can see Sylvia, Eleanor, Louise and Nancy playing some mean volleyball in heaven! Rest in Peace Sylvia!

Rita Barnett-Rose
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019

GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN REMEMBERED was sent by Rita Barnett-Rose.

Our deepest condolences to Uncle Ronnie, cousins Ronnie, Lauren, Sam, Donna, and Richard and their families for the loss of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and my Aunt Sylvia. With deepest sympathy, Rita Barnett-Rose and Steven Rose

Cheryl Chesna
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
Always a smile from Sylvia at volleyball! May she Rest In Peace! Cheryl Chesna

   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
Prayers for the family and friends may she rest in peace

Don & Joanne Robitaille
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
We were very saddened to hear the news of the passing of Sylvia. We extend our condolences to my cousin Ron, the entire Vacca family and Finos family.

Deepest Sympathy,

Don & Joanne Robitaille

Mary Kowalsky
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
It was a true pleasure to be your friend...I will miss you Sylvia.

Judy Rousseau
   Posted Sat November 16, 2019
Dear Ron and Family,
We have known Sylvia almost all our lives. We have many happy memories from college, young adult life, and from retirement in Florida. We will miss her and our love to you, Ron, and family.
Judy and Conraqd

Sharron and Kenn Cygan
   Posted Sat November 16, 2019
So sad to hear of Sylvia's passing. We will always remember her so fondly and the wonderful annual visits she and Ron made during their travels south. She was a wonderful mother, wife and friend. She will be missed by many. Our most sincere condolences to the Vacca and Finos families.

John Ragucci
   Posted Sat November 16, 2019
Sending my love and prays to the family what a wonderful beautiful lady.

David & Mary Ravanesi
   Posted Sun November 17, 2019
Ron and Family, please our deepest condolences upon the passing of Sylvia, our friendship spans 50 years. Always got along and she always enjoyed Ronnie and my heckling each other. Especially over golf. She was a sweetheart of a person and will be missed.

Gina Lionette Ferrari
   Posted Sun November 17, 2019
My deepest sympathies on Sylvia's passing. A great and tragic loss. Thinking of you and sending prayers. Love Gina

Randy Huber
   Posted Sun November 17, 2019
Ron and Family,
Please accept my sincerest sympathy. In addition to everything that I know Sylvia was to all of you, please know that she was, of course, also a wonderful woman to have as a neighbor. As so many others will, I too shall miss her.

Charlotte Borggren McCarthy
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
My sincerest sympathy to the Vacca and Finos families. Thinking back to high school days brings many happy memories. Everyone in that group brought such happiness to others even if they did not know it.
Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
With love,
Charlotte Borggren Mc'Carthy

Michele DiSanto Maiuri
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. So many memories playing volleyball with Sylvia. I will always remember those fun years! Rest in Peace Sylvia and I will someday wear those knee pads just for you.

Sharron Cygan
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019

TABLE BASKET was sent by Sharron and Kenn Cygan.

With sincere condolences for the loss of Sylvia. May the many years of memories sustain and comfort you. Sharron and Kenn Cygan

Carla Bengtson
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
Lauren & family. Your Mom was a special lady who leaves a wonderful legacy. May happy memories bring comfort during the difficult days ahead. With love,
Carla & Paul

Tricia Winnn
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
I am so sorry fir your family’s loss . She was a great person. Again my prayers Re With your family

Joan Schwartz Molin
   Posted Mon November 18, 2019
Dear Ronnie

Saw the obituary notice and I was so sorry to read that Sylvia passed away. She was always so strong with an aura of good health which makes this unbelievable

Don and I were unable to be at visiting hours today to extend our condolences to you and your family.

You are in our thoughts and we wish you great strength in this difficult time

Don and Joan Molin

Steven DeLuccia
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Great memories of Mrs. Vacca and the whole family the back yard basketball net and the hockey net. Mrs Vacca always treated me as family . Thanks for those memories . Condolences for Mr. V and all the kids . I wish I was with my brother Monday night to see all the family.

Laurie Kelly
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
Sending prayers and sympathy to the Vacca family. Mrs. Vacca was always so nice to me growing up down the street as a little kid before I moved to Melrose as a teenager. Please accept my condolences to the Vacca family.

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