Robert J. DelVecchio

DelVecchio, Robert J., 69 of Warwick died unexpectedly on Wednesday March 7, 2012. He was the loving husband of Joan DelVecchio. Father of Joseph V. DelVecchio and Amanda J. DelVecchio Rocheleau. Proud grandfather of four little girls who loved him dearly. Brother of Dennis R. DelVecchio, Uncle to Dennis and Salvatore DelVecchio. He was a man of selflessness and love, who gave so much of himself to others without hesitation. He sought to be a source of joy and comfort to everyone he met. His open-heartedness and enthusiasm were an example to all who new him of the best that could be found in each of us. His love and dedication to his family and his faith will always be remembered by those who were lucky enough to have known him. May we all know love and friendship as he knew them, share them as easily as he did, and have as much of both returned to us as he experienced. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 12th at 9:00am in SS Rose and Clement Parish 111 Long Street in Warwick. Burial will follow in Pawtuxet Memorial Park Cemetery, Warwick. Visitation will be held on Sunday fron 4:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Kindly omit flowers. Rememberences to The Father Ferry Fund at Saint Rose of Lima School, Warwick and/or Smile Train would be appreciated.

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Richard and Kathryn Del Vecchio - 03/08/2012

To Joan, Amanda and Joseph, my heartfelt condolesces. May God comfort you during this difficult time. May Robert RIP, always enjoyed Cousin Robert's company and wonderful sense of humor. He was a good man and good husband and father. Peace and Blessings. Richard and Kathryn

Kathy DelVecchio - 03/08/2012

In the short time I know Robert, he has always been such a pleasure to be with. May you always feel his love surround you and may he rest in peace knowing his family loved him so.

Paul and Betty Kelley - 03/09/2012

We'll miss the best buddy any train buff could have. Thanks for your friendship. To Joan and family, our sincerest condolences.

John and Anna Fulton - 03/09/2012

Love is strong as death.

Frank Forte - 03/09/2012

Good friend and a pleasure to work with at RIPTA. My condolences to your family.

Malcolm and Gail Vakalis - 03/09/2012

Bob was a wondeful man of God.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.


Gary Seaberg-RIPTA - 03/10/2012

My smpathy and prayers to the family.

Lynn Loring - 03/10/2012

I had the pleasure of meeting Bob while working at his Bank. He would always have a smile and kind words. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family he was a wonderful man.

Dave & Carol Clark - 03/10/2012

Bob was a pleasure to work with at RIPTA. He will be missed. Our sympathy to the entire DelVecchio family.

tara cirella - 03/10/2012

the Buttonwoods neighborhood has lost a wonderful man. Bob had a way of making us feel safe and "watched over". We will keep the faith that you still do such a good job from above my friend...My thoughts and prayers to all of his family

Bob and Sharon O'Connell - 03/10/2012

We are very sorry for your loss. We know that Bob was a great husband, father, grandfather, and friend. We will all miss him greatly and we can all be comforted with our memories of him.

Antonio Palazzo RIPTA - 03/10/2012

I had the pleasure of knowing Bob from work.
He was a very nice man.
My sincere sympathy & prayers to the family.

Bill & Elaine Barrette - 03/10/2012

Our neighborhood will never be the same without Bob,he was such a wonderful caring
Joan,Joe and Amanda our thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious girls at this most difficult time. Bob will be greatly missed.

Marie E.DeLibero - 03/10/2012

I knew Bob from RIPTA. Always the gentlemen and always a smile on his face. May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to the entire family

Helena Wolf - 03/10/2012

Dear DelVecchio family,
Bob was one of my favorite customers from BankRI. It was always a pleasure waiting on him and listening to him tell us wonderful stories of his grandchildren. I will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. God Bless

Jim Tracey - 03/10/2012

I knew Bob for many years at RIPTA. He was always a gentleman, and pleasant to be around.Please accept my deepest sympathy, and prayers for him and hisrtdF2g family. May he rest in peace.

Jerry & Sue Jarbeau - 03/10/2012

Our sympathy to the DelVecchio family. We got to know Bob through the Christmas Giving Tree in our parish. He was so generous to children he didn't even know. Bob always wanted to do more than was asked of him. His generosity & caring attitude are part of what made him a true gentleman. He will be missed. God rest his soul.

Fred and Adele Arsenault - 03/10/2012

Life is changed, not taken away. Remember to both pray for him and to him. Condolences to Joan and the entire family.

Jane Hesketh - 03/10/2012

Dear Joan, Joseph, and Amanda,
My sympathy to you all on the loss of your husband and father. Joseph, you look so much like him-----I didn't know him personally, but he must have been a wonderful father, as evidenced by his two fine children.

Carol & Frank Imbruglia - 03/10/2012

Joan, although we didn't know Robert very well, our hearts go out to you and your children on his passing. We pray that you find solace in your memories of him.

Lester C. Grace - 03/10/2012

My deepest sympathy to Bob Family,as a co-worker at R.I.P.T.A.he was a rally great guy,would stop by Maint,just to say hello.God Bless.

Don and Pat Cerullo - 03/10/2012

Robert, we started out as neighbors and then began a friendship that spanned almost forty years and was stronger than some family ties.Now we all have to learn one day at a time how to live without your big steam engine of a heart and your playful little jabs in our cabooses. we will do our best to look out for Joan, the kids and the girls. We will love you always.

Fred James - 03/10/2012

Bob was truley a gentle man, in all meanings of those words. He always made my day brighter with humor and smiles. He was extremely proud of his family and loved to share stories about you....all very positive of course! He will be missed by everyone in our office.A7bEW2

Mary and Tony DiSaia - 03/10/2012

Our condolences to you Joan and to your family.Bob was,and always will be an inspiration to everyone who had the privilege
to know him.He truly will be missed at morning mass and our MOSJ meetings
May the good Lord welcome Bob with open arms into His Kingdom.

The Adoian Family - 03/10/2012

Bob was a wonderful person who respected everyone and was a great neighbor. Bob always took the time to say hi to everyone and ask how they were doing. We should be thankful for the time we either spent with BOB or just being in his presence he was a gift from god. you will be missed xoxoxoxoxoxo

Annette Burke - 03/10/2012

Amanda,I knew Bob as your Dad and Grandpa of Belle and Chloe.He loved you and those girls unconditionally.His face lit up when he spoke about you and them;there was never a doubt about him being a proud Dad and Grandpa.AND he was the best Santa & Dresselmeyer EVER!His essence lives on in the souls of his family, friends & acquaintances.I salute you Robert J. DelVecchio!!!

Michelle Felver - 03/10/2012

My best cousin ever - I will miss you so much. Our love and prayers are with Joan, Amanda and Joseph. We love you!

Dale Huff & Family - 03/10/2012

I worked with Bob over 30 yrs. at RIPTA. He was always professional and an asset to his profession. Our sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Barbara Waterman - 03/10/2012

Joan, Amanda & family, My heartfelt sympathy to you all. Its been many years since I saw you all at the dance studio, but it was always a pleasure to see Bobs smiling face coming in the door. He was so proud of his family, the love was so evident. Find peace in all of the wonderful memories you have of him, and know that you have a beautiful angel still watching over you. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Ed and Maureen - 03/10/2012

Our love for all of you began back in Brooklyn over 47 years ago. Through the years we became more than friends, we were family. You were always there for us,as we for you. Cannot express our shock,but you were needed in heaven to make everyone smile,you are one in a million Bob. You are going to be missed greatly You were a great inspiration to our children and the memories they have of Uncle Bob and his Volvo.Yes Uncle Bob we are going to miss you dearly,But know you are looking down on us.R.I.P. Uncle Bob "LOVE YOU FOREVER"

Larry De Rosa - 03/10/2012

I worked with Bob for many years @ RIPTA. He was always a good friend & co-worker. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P.Bobby.

Chris Timoney - 03/10/2012

Joan, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. So sudden, so unexpected. Such a vibrant man. My sincere sympathy to you, Joseph, Amanda and the girls.

Jennifer Willis - 03/10/2012

Dear Joan, Joe, Amanda, and all of the rest of the family. I am so very saddened by Mr. DelVecchio's sudden passing. The obituary sums up nicely what a wonderful person he was. He will be missed and definitely not forgotten. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Rebecca Bouffard - 03/10/2012

I worked with Bob at RIPTA such a loss of a wonderful person. My sympathy to the family.

Chuck and Joan Roland - 03/10/2012

Bob was a wonderful extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. We also shared a special interest in trains. He was always "upbeat" We will miss his weekly visits. We pray he's on a streamliner to Heaven.

Nancy and Norman Franklin - 03/11/2012

Joan, Joseph and Amanda, we were both so shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you. Bob was definitely one of a kind and will be missed very much.

Shane Fink - 03/11/2012

I am very sorry that Bob died and I will miss my friend. I will always remember him through the train set he built for me in our garage.

Valerie Bacon - 03/11/2012

I am very saddened to hear of Bob's passing he was such a pleasant man always a smile on his lips..I rode with him for a day and he shared all his love and devotion for his grandchildren and how he was looking forward to his retirement..he loved babysitting for them..
My deepest sympathy
Valerie Bacon

Anita Hovey & Joia Brancato - 03/11/2012

"Miss Amanda" and Family we were so sad to hear of the passing of your Dad.We have such fond memories of him from our Carolyn Dutra days & especially of him in the Nutcracker.He always had a smile & a helping hand @ all the Recitals too.I still remember how proud he was when he found out you were expecting his grandchild.He was positively beaming.Our deepest condolences on your loss.We know he is Resting in Peace with the Lord.

Mary Ann Johnson - 03/11/2012

Dear Joan,
My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. The suddenness of Bob's has to be so devastating. Jennie's mother-in-law, Jill Dick, was at Toni and Jackie's restaurant.and talked to
Bob on his way out. He was asking where our grandson, Kevin, was. He told Jill to say hi to Kevin and he was hoping to see him on Thursday.
May all your fond memories keep him in your heart forever. Your four beautiful grand-daughters will bring you much comfort.

Lauren & Diana Wade - 03/11/2012

Dear "Miss Amanda" & family,
We were so sad to hear about the unexpected passing of your dad. We knew him through CDDS shows, especially as our beloved holiday Santa & Drosselmeyer. He was always so kind to us all backstage. May your happy memories, family, and friends bring you and your family comfort as this very difficult time. We are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.

Phylicia Denson - 03/11/2012

Dear Miss Amanda,
I am sorry to hear about your father. He made such an amazing impact on all of the lives he touched. I hope you stay strong in these hard times by remembering all who loved him and all who love you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Xoxo

Love you,

Bob Parks - 03/11/2012

I am very saddened to hear about Bob's passing.
He was truly a wonderful man. He built two huge train sets for my son Tyler. I greatly enjoyed the many times he came over my house or brightened my office with a big smile and a kind word. I am honored to have called him a friend. I will miss him greatly.
Our deepest sympathies,thoughts and prayers go out to Joan and the rest of the family.

Altieri family - 03/11/2012

We were very sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carol Salisbury - 03/11/2012

So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was a customer of mine at the post office for many years He always had a kind word and would always make sure I smiled before he left. I will miss him making me smile. My deepest sympathy to his family.

Borge - 03/11/2012

Dear Joan,
We are so sorry about what you are going through. May you find the strenght with your son, daughter, grand daughters and all the good memories your husband left behind. Sinceres sympathies. Nicole & family.

Asprinio and O'Brien Family - 03/11/2012

Dear Joan and Family,
The news of Bob’s death has stunned us. The pain and deepness of your sorrow is unimaginable. While words cannot ease your sadness or make this time any more bearable, please know that we have you and your family in our hearts and prayers. May your memories of the love and life you shared with Bob, bring comfort to you, your children and grandchildren.
Asprinio and O’Brien Family

Hughie, Ceil & Dodger - 03/11/2012

Joan, Joseph and Amamda,please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We will always know Bob as Dodgers Godfather. Bob so loved his special family and also his wouderful 4 legged buddies. May Our Blessed Mother keep all of you wraped in her loving arms. We are here when you need us.

Louise Dupuis and Emily Furtado - 03/11/2012

Dear Miss Amanda and Family, We are so sorry for your loss! You are in our thought and prayers

chris and toni cellemme - 03/12/2012

joan, amanda, and family, may your many wonderful memories ease your sorrow of this temporary separation,'til you meet again.

Haley & Sue Macedo - 03/12/2012

Dear Miss Amanda and family. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I lost my father this past year and it is a very sad time. I wish you and your family comfort and sympathy at this very difficult time.

Fondly, Sue and Haley Macedo

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Susan Manacle Carroll - 03/12/2012

Dear Aunt Joan, Joseph and Amanda: It is hard to believe that such a wonderful person and someone who has meant so much to me and my siblilings throughout our lives is gone. We have such great memories that we will always cherish. Everytime I saw Uncle Bob he always made a point to tell me how much he loved our family and how much we meant to him and your family. You guys are very special to us. He will be truly missed.

Bill & Liz Kirejczyk - 03/12/2012

Bob was a man who practiced and lived his Faith! He was an inspiration to every life he touched! His warm and friendly smile was always a welcome sight as Bob greeted us at Mass! May God’s grace bring peace and comfort to Bob’s family and friends, and may our Blessed Mother’s loving embrace comfort all who grieve the loss of this good and faithful man!

Anthony, Donna and Marisss Musumeci - 03/13/2012

Dear Miss Amanda and Family,

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. We have many fond memories of your Dad from recitals and Nutcracker performances. Please know that you and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Heidi and Kaya Horlbogen - 03/13/2012

Dear Amanda and family,
We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He was such a sweetheart of a guy and we will miss seeing him at the dance performances. Sending you and your family our sincerist condolences.

The Bastia Family - 03/13/2012

Dear Miss Amanda and Family,
We are shocked and saddened to hear of your dad's passing. We will always remember how handsome he was in his usher tuxedo! And of course how he lit up the stage as Herr Drosselmeyer and Santa! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With love,
Paul, Patricia, Arden, Paris, and Lily Bastia

Pitassi Family - 03/13/2012

Amanda and Family
we just found out the loss of your father today. We are so sorry to hear. We send our sorrows to you and hope you find peace in all the wonderful memories of your dad.
& Angelo III

Michael Nason RIPTA driver. - 03/14/2012

Bobby was a great guy I enjoyed being around him when we were on the Warwick Police Reserve.As well as the many years I knew him at RIPTA. I thank God that Bobby was a Christian and look forward to seeing him again in the next life. God bless I am so sorry for the loss to his family.May God bring you comfort at this time.

Kristen Colby - 03/15/2012

"Mr. D" was a very good friend to me when I was growing up, through my stormy teenage years. I still remember riding on the back of his motorcycle to catch the school bus (late!), learning to make stuffed artichokes, and all kinds of practical jokes and fun, which is exactly what I needed at that point in my lifetime. I still have the accordian he gave me. We'd lost tough over the years, but I never forgot him, and I am so very sorry to hear that he is gone. Thanks for being there for me, Mr. D. I miss you.

Joe McGovern Jr - 03/31/2013

So sorry for your loss! I worked with Bob at Ripta from 1987 to 2004.He was a wonderful man and a pleasure to work with.
God Bless!

chelsea delvecchio - 05/15/2017

i loved him dearly i am one of those granddaughters and i loved and still forever will

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