In Loving Memory of Vincent Anthony Mecca, Sr.
Vincent Anthony Mecca, Sr.Dunmore, PA March 6, 1932 ~ July 23, 2017 Date of Service: July 28, 2017
Vincent Anthony Mecca Sr., 85, of Dunmore, died Sunday night in Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit in Dunmore. He and his wife, the former Carmella Verrastro, were married for 62 years.
Born in Dunmore, son of the late Angelo and Carmella Coviello Mecca, he was a faithful member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore and was devoted to St. Padre Pio. A graduate and former board member of Johnson College, he was a talented cabinet maker and the original owner of Vince Mecca's Custom Cabinetry in Elmhurst. He was a proud Armyveteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW McHugh-Bushweller Post 3474 in Dunmore and enjoyed fishing and taking trips to the casino. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Penn State and the Dunmore Bucks. Vince was a kind, humble, hardworking and gentle man with a great sense of humor, who always put family first, as they meant everything to him. He adored his wife, and was a wonderful and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Carolyn Sanders and husband, Mike, of Dunmore; and Janet Mecca and good friend, Joe, of Dunmore; daughter-in-law, Sheila Mecca, wife of the late Vincent Mecca Jr., of Lake Ariel; his sister, Ann Carmel Benjamin and husband, Bob, of Archbald; grandchildren, Adriana Mecca, of Lake Ariel; Courtney Sanders, of Dunmore, wife of the late Michael D. Sanders, who died in 2013; Scott Mecca and wife, Sarah, of West Wyoming; Melissa Mecca-Gregory and husband, Joe, of Dunmore; Stephanie Sanders, of Dunmore; Vincent Mecca III, of Lake Ariel; John Mecca, of Lake Ariel; and Desire' Mecca, of Lake Ariel; and great-grandchildren, Brooke Richardson, Michelle Sanders, Billy Mecca, Alyssa Sanders, Skye Sanders, Natalia Mecca, Vincenza Gregory, Gemma Gregory and Wynter Mecca.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Vincent Mecca Jr.; grandson, Michael D. Sanders; and his brothers, Salvatore Mecca and Anthony Mecca.
The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for all of the compassionate care shown to Vince during his times of need.
The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment to follow in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa 18509