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Donald Thomas Vivenzio

August 21, 1949 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 67)
Donald “Don” T. Vivenzio, 67, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Springfield on August 21, 1949, he was the son of the late Andrew A. and Catherine (Stawarz) Vivenzio. Don was a US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving on the USS Mississinewa. He was employed at Smith & Wesson for his entire career. Don was a member of the Ludlow Fish and Game Club and was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Springfield.Don will be missed dearly by his wife of 46 years, Jean (Pafumi) Vivenzio; his loving daughter Dawn Vandevanter and her husband Mark of Suffield, CT; his pride and joy, his grandson Cole; his sister-in-law, Judi Vivenzio; and his nephew Anthony Vivenzio and his wife Tina of Orlando, FL. He was predeceased by his 2 brothers Albert Vivenzio and Richard Vivenzio and his wife Julie; and his nephew Vinny Vivenzio.His family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 16th from 4-8 PM at the Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow. His Funeral will begin on Wednesday, May 17th at 8:45 AM from the funeral home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Springfield. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1111 Elm St., West Springfield, MA 01089 or to a charity of one’s choice.

 Service Information

May 16, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Forastiere Smith Funeral Home
220 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

May 17, 2017

10:00 AM to TBD
St. Patrick's Church
1900 Allen Street
Springfield, MA 01118


Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129

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