OBITUARY: Vincent J. Yentile, 94, Former Co-Owner Of Yentile Farm

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Vincent J. Yentile, fondly known as “Vinny” or “Papa” to his family and friends, age 94, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Sunday, May 22, 2022, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Lillian V. (Stanley) Yentile, with whom he had share many wonderful years of marriage, prior to her passing in 1974.

Vinny was born in Arlington, MA on October 6, 1927; he was the dear son of the late Rocco and Rose (D’Agostino) Yentile. Vinny moved with his family to Wilmington in 1934 and made it his lifelong home. He, along with his siblings were raised and educated in Wilmington and all worked hard on the family farm for many years.

Vinny was inducted into the United States Army on October 26, 1950, during the Korean War. Vinny served overseas and was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), the Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star and the U. N. Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on October 18, 1952, returning home to his family in Wilmington.

Vinny went to work for the B & M Railroad; with his hard work ethic and great people skills he was able to work his way through the ranks. Vinny retired as a Stationary Engineer following many years of dedicated service to the railroad.

Vinny was also co-owner of Yentile’s Farm in Wilmington where he tirelessly worked nights and weekends tending to the flowers and vegetable crops. Vinny worked alongside his siblings for many years; he was always great to his customers and had many loyal followers at the farm.

In his free time, Vinny lived for hot weather and to bask in the sun; he had that “year-round tan”. Vinny also loved to tend to his flowers, take care of his “pristine” Cadillac and looked forward to his Saturday nights out and about on the town; always dressed to impress.

Vinny loved his family unconditionally and looked forward to the many wonderful times they spent together. He was a very quiet and unassuming guy with a heart of gold, and he will forever be missed by all who loved him.

Vinny was the devoted father of Lisa (Theriault) Dupont & her husband Bob of Wilmington, Linda Forrest of Sutton, Carol Bridden of Millbury, Kathleen Wesley of Black Canyon City, AZ, Christine Lena of Sturbridge, the late Daniel Swanson, Louis Francks, Diane Francks, and Vincent Yentile, Jr. Vinny was the dear brother of Theresa “Terry” Garey of North Reading, the late Viola “Vicki” Webb, Joseph Yentile, George Yentile, Frank Yentile, Samuel Yentile and Rocco Yentile. Vinny is further survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families.

Friends and family will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington on Friday, May 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, May 26th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Vincent’s memory may be made to the Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.

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