VECOLI, ALFRED M. Sr. entered into eternal life on January 6, 2022 at his home in Pawtucket, RI surrounded by family. Alfred had a long and happy life filled with family and friends. Born on March 23, 1928, in Pawtucket, RI, to Guido and Maria (Coppede) Vecoli.
He is survived by his brother Marco Vecoli and sister Emma (Vecoli) Miniati, both residents of Pawtucket, RI. He was pre-deceased by Silvio Vecoli, Lena (Vecoli) Poirier, Guido (Vic) Vecoli, Albert Vecoli, Emma Vecoli, and Charles Alfred Vecoli. Alfred, “Nonno” was married for sixty-three years to Jeannette (Demers) Vecoli, “Nonni” until her passing (2011). Alfred is survived by his eight children: Alfred M. Vecoli Jr. of Brooksville, FL; Ann-Marie and Jack Cardosi of Seekonk, MA; Janet and Paul Barrett of East Haddam, CT; Linda Vecoli and William Martin of North Smithfield, RI; Charles and June Vecoli of Inlet Beach, FL; Tina Vecoli of Pawtucket RI; John J. and Brenda Vecoli of Bristol, RI; Christopher Jude Vecoli of Brooksville, FL.
Nonno is survived by fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren who called him “Primo”. Alfred has many nieces and nephews who not only called him “Uncle Al”, but “friend” as well. He was a caring and compassionate friend and neighbor to old and young.
Alfred has lived most of his life on Cute Street having been born in his parent’s home across the street from his own. He was a life-long parishioner of St. Teresa’s Parish in Pawtucket, RI, and a faithful supporter of the parish and St. Teresa School. Alfred enjoyed spending summers at the family summer homes in Warren, RI on the Kickemuit River since he was a child. He was a member of the IDIP Club on Memorial Drive in Pawtucket where he held various officer roles including President and Trustee. He supported scouting and served as the Committee Chair of Troop 25 Pawtucket. He enjoyed traveling domestically and internationally. He especially enjoyed visiting relatives
and friends at his ancestral home in Pietrasanta, Italy.
Alfred was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired from Texas Instruments in Attleboro, MA after twenty-seven years of employment. Before joining TI, he held numerous jobs in the textile industry in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts area. During his retirement, he owned and managed rental properties in Pawtucket, RI.
The funeral for Mr. Vecoli will be Wednesday, January 12, at 9:00 a.m. from the MANNING-HEFFERN FUNERAL HOME, 68 Broadway, Pawtucket, RI. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa's Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket at 10:00 a.m. The burial will be in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. His calling hours will be Tuesday, January 11, 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Teresa’s School, 358 Newport Ave, Pawtucket RI 02861, or HopeHealth, 1085 North Main Street,
Providence RI 02904. The family would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Karen Woolfall-Quinn of the Providence VA Medical Center for her care and support of Alfred over the years. They also wish to thank HopeHealth and Fr. Joseph Paquette, Pastor Emeritus of St. Teresa's parish for their support and kindness.