In Loving Memory of Vincent Charles Mecca
Vincent Charles MeccaDunmore, PA January 23, 1928 ~ October 10, 2018 Date of Service: October 12, 2018
Vincent Charles Mecca, 90, Dunmore, died Wednesday morning at Allied Hospice Center, Scranton. His wife, the late Carmella Mecca, died April 26, 2012. She was the love of his life for over 50 years.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Angelo Charles and Carmella (Mellie) Mecca, he was a member of SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish, Dunmore. He was a proud United States Army veteran and joined the National Guard in 1949, serving in the 28th Division and 109th Infantry in Germany and Italy. He retired at the rank of major in 1952. He was a 1944 graduate of Dunmore High School and a 1949 graduate of Temple University School of Pharmacy. He was a pharmacist for 69 years. He worked at many local pharmacies but began his career with Sheeley's Drug Store in Scranton, which was his home away from home. The Iannelli family was his second family and closest friends. He was a member of American Legion Post 13, Dunmore, VFW Post 7069, Clarks Summit, and the 109th Infantry Association, Carbondale.
He was also a member of the "Dunmore Dunkin Coffee Club." He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are nephews and nieces, John Mecca, Charles J. Mecca and wife, Ann Marie; Vita Mascucci and husband, Richard; Carmel Biko and husband, Paul; Carmel Rose Dougherty and Domenick Verrastro and wife, Barbara; cousins, Mary Capone, Joseph Mecca and other numerous cousins.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, Joseph D. Mecca, Leo Mecca, Salvatore Sid Mecca, Mary Mecca; an infant daughter; and twins, Angelina Verrastro and Ann Mecca.
The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Entombment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
Friends may call Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509 or St. Ann's Monastary, 1250 St. Ann St., Scranton, PA 18504.