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Vincent Louis Raimo

Born: Wed., Feb. 2, 1949
Died: Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

Funeral Service


1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 24, 2014
Location: Lakeville Location

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Vincent Louis Raimo, 65, of Wareham, MA and Lakeville,MA formerly of Wolcott, Conn., passed away peacefully on March 19, 2014, at his home.

Vincent was born on February 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Conn., son of the late Louis Dominic and Josephine (Accardi) Raimo of Wolcott, Conn. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 2000 and was a decorated Vietnam War Veteran serving the United States Marine Corps in DaNang from 1968-70.  

He leaves his wife, Cynthia English, of Lakeville, MA, his sons, Vincent R. Raimo and his wife Laura of Nantucket, MA, John B. Raimo and his wife Carey of West Yarmouth, MA, his daughter Amy R. Raimo, the mother of his children Susan L. Hellmann of West Yarmouth, MA, his stepdaughter Tracey Bagge, her husband Steve and their daughter Sarah, his brother Anthony Raimo and his wife Carol of Waterbury, CT, his sister Beverly Fusco and her husband Fiore of Prospect, CT, his mother in law Beverly English, brothers in law Timothy English and his wife Lisa, and Scott English all of Taunton, MA, Thomas F. Hellmann and his wife, Klaudia, of Naugatuck, CT, Robert P. Hellmann Jr. and his wife, Lynn, of Wolcott; CT, his grandchildren Josef and Moses McNamara, Madeline and Vincent Gordon Raimo, nephews Nicholas Fusco, Louis Raimo, Jason Hellmann, Zachary, Daniel, and Ryan English, nieces Kathy Everetts, Gretchen Flaherty, Carol Hastings, Erica Hellmann, Daina Waugh, and Kristen Robles.  Although most of them consider themselves family, his list of grateful and dedicated friends is too long to detail.  He also leaves behind their English Cockers, “G” and “Marco” and English Budgie “Scusi’” who will miss him dearly. 

Vince, Vincie, Pop, Papa, Vint, but mostly Vinnie were all variations he’d lovingly respond to.  Forever a Marine, he dedicated much of his time helping returning Veterans adjust to civilian life.  Well known for his desire to help not only fellow Veterans but people in general, he lived his life defining the term “good Samaritan”.  His generosity with time and advice were unsurpassed and his family and friends will always strive to be like him.  Loving anything to do with cars, boats, motorcycles, and aircraft, he was happiest in the driver’s seat of something fast, big, or loud.  He and Cindy could often be seen cruising town and local car shows in their real fine 409.  Cooking came in at a close second.  His specialty was preparing meals for twelve and only inviting six.  He enjoyed his favorite dish of Neptune Fettuccini Alfredo at Isaac’s in the few days before his journey skyward.  The last decade of his life was busy tricking largemouth bass onto a hook at his house on Glen Charlie Pond, and travelling around the globe with his wife, Cindy.  Quickly making many strong bonds with fellow retired veterans, he spent winter months driving around Florida in his motorhome visiting his favorite fishing spots.  He touched countless, thankful, hearts in his time here.  Every person who knew him talked about him like they were his best friend.  Whether it was screaming, holding on for dear life in a sketchy muscle car or watching in amazement as he “MacGyver’d” an emergency repair to your car in the Callahan tunnel our memories of him are etched in stone and will be shared for generations to come.  Our lives are forever better because of him.     

Memorial Visitation will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 1 – 6 PM in the Dahlborg MacNevin Funeral Home at 280 Bedford Street Lakeville, MA. 

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janet norton
   Posted Fri March 21, 2014
My condolences to you both on your loss. Although I never met him, it sounds like he left behind a legacy we would all be proud to own.

Peter McEachern
   Posted Fri March 21, 2014


Peter McEachern
   Posted Fri March 21, 2014

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Nantucket Yacht Club.

   Posted Fri March 21, 2014

Donna Pylant
   Posted Sat March 22, 2014
Dear Cindy and Family,
My sincere sympathy for your loss. I will always remember Vinnie for his sweet and kind nature. He was truly a wonderful person and will be sorely missed.

Cousin Teri ,Jeff,an Paula
   Posted Sat March 22, 2014
Dear Cindy an Vinnie's family our sincere sympathy for the loss of a very special loving devoted man.We will miss him dearly.Till we meet again Vin thinking of you always an loving you more. Teri an Paula.

Teri Dunn
   Posted Sat March 22, 2014



judy owen
   Posted Sat March 22, 2014
Cindy, Bob and I send our deepest sympathy to you and the family. He was such a great guy. You have some wonderful memories of all your trips. We are
thinking of you at this difficult time. Love, Judy

   Posted Sat March 22, 2014
Cindy.......tons of smpathy for your loss of Vinny. Wish I'd met him years ago cuz the little time I knew him, he was a cool guy, lucky you for your time together. Thinking of you..........Jane

Tracy Downey
   Posted Sun March 23, 2014
Dear Cindy ...We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Vinnie was larger than life and one in a million. Keep all those wonderful memories of him and your travels together close to your heart. Love Tracy, Lloyd and Ally

Mike and Sherry Bagge
   Posted Sun March 23, 2014
Cindy and Tracey,
Sherry and I are very sorry for your loss. We were very happy to meet Vinnie and know him for a short time. You and your family remain in our thoughts.

Dana Towne
   Posted Sun March 23, 2014
What can I say, I worked with Vinny for 25 years in the post office. One of the great ones there and there weren't many. I'd tell Vinny some of my jokes and his whole face would light up. Had a great smile. Like my partner for many years Donna pointed out to me, If we needed something Vinny would have it there for us in no time. I was very sad to see him leave the post office but much more saddened now with his untimely death. Vinny you are in a better place now and any pain is gone. I will miss you brother. Rest In Peace my friend. Dana and Kathy Towne

Vincent Raimo
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Madeline and Gordon.

Love you and miss you Papa! Give great Grammy and Hanley a hug for us. Love, Madeline and Gordon

Pat Watson
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
Cindy: Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal...Mrs. Watso

David Rumney, Patriot Guard Riders
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
Our sincere condolences and prayers to the Raimo family and friends of US Marine, Vietnam Veteran, Vincent Louis Raimo. The Patriot Guard Riders and a grateful nation are indebted to his service to our great country. We will stand the flag line proudly, with dignity and respect. May you Forever Rest in Peace.

Gretchen Flaherty
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
Vin, Amy, John, and family... I am sorry for your loss. Anyone who knew Uncle Vin loved him and how could you not? The warmest kindest man.
I have many fond memories of Uncle Vin . May you all find comfort in all the beautiful memories you have until we meet again.

James A Gregory
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
To Cindy and all of Vinnie family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have known Vinnie for some 30 years, such a great person as you all no. I will always remember Vinnie. Jimmy and Eileen Gregory.

Donna Gorham
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
Dear Cindy....Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of Vinnie. While I did not know Vinnie, I felt like I knew him through all your wonderful stories about him and your adventures together. I hope your memories of him can offer you some comfort at this difficult time. Donna Gorham and family

jeannie newby
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
Vinnie was my neighbor for the past 10 years. Always had a big smile on his face and a big hello. He was my "welcome wagon" when I moved to Wareham. He gave me a tour of the town while pointing out the best places to eat, get gas, shop etc. I know myself and all of my neighbors will miss him tremendously.....

Justin Garrison
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014


Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to your family.

Katie Farrell
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
Very sorry to hear of Vinnie's passing, my deepest condolences to his family and friends. He was a wonderful man and always had great things to say and a positive outlook. He will be greatly missed!

Michelle Hill
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
I am sorry to here of Vinnie's passing. In the short time I have known him I know he was such a great man. I am so glad that I had the chance to get to know him. I know you have such great memories of all the things you have done with him.

Love and hugs to you

Katie Farrell
   Posted Mon March 24, 2014
So sorry to here of Vinnie's passing. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. Vinnie was a wonderful man and always had a very positive outlook. He will be greatly missed!

Matt & Robin Green
   Posted Tue March 25, 2014
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Vinnie. I'll always remember visiting my dad at the Post Office and we would always stop by to say hi to
Vinnie. He was a great friend to my parents over the past 30 or so years, like a brother to my dad. He will be greatly missed. The whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Nicholas and Susan Esposito
   Posted Thu March 27, 2014
Very sorry to hear of Vinnies passing. Although we only new Vinnie for a short time we had a lot of fun at the Cruise Shows and enjoyed seeing how happy Vinnie was when he got "his 409". We will remember him with great fondness.

Bonnie Lee Lapier
   Posted Mon March 31, 2014
Dear Cindy & family,
Was so sorry to hear of Vinnie's passing. Send my deepest sympathy and prayers. He will be missed by his fellow mail handlers and the clerks at the postal plant. He will be remembered for his pleasant attitude, smile. and his desire to help others.

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