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Lawrence F. Vecchio

Born: Wed., Jun. 12, 1935
Died: Thu., Jan. 10, 2013


4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 13, 2013
Location: Day Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Jan. 14, 2013
Location: St. Joseph RC Church

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Lawrence “Larry” F. Vecchio, 76, of Matawan, passed away, Thursday, January 10, 2013, at home.  He was born in South Amboy, resided in Keyport, moving to Utah and Nebraska, before returning to New Jersey two years ago.  He was self-employed in insurance sales with Financial Service Network, Inc.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Keyport; and a professional entertainer with the internationally known musical group “The Viscounts,” who performed on television and stage shows throughout the country, including Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and the Merv Griffin show.  Larry also helped organize the St. Joseph CYO Little League; managing and coaching a team for seven years.  He was a charter member of the Keyport Indians Pop Warner Organization; a member of the Keyport Chamber of Commerce, wherein he chaired and originated the Christmas Tree Lighting program. He was also a member of the Keyport Kiwanis Club.  Larry was the Charter organizer of the Keyport Friends of Clearwater and had actively participated in the Saltwater Day Festival.

Larry was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Jennie Cusano Vecchio.  He is survived by his four sons, Lawrence J. and wife Patti of Holmdel; Anthony and wife Maurita of Keyport; Mark and wife Julie of Eastampton; and Joseph and wife Colleen of Keyport; one stepson, Nickolas of CA; 12 cherished grandchildren, Lauren, Nina, Anthony, Nicole, Nicholas, Mark, Jacob, Larry, Taralynn, Thomas, Joseph and Brian; and one great grandchildren, Maddox Christian, born Sunday, January 6, 2013.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family and friends are invited, Sunday, January 13, 2013, 4-9PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ  07735, and Monday, January 14, 2013, 9:30AM at the funeral home, with a 10:30AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph RC Church, Keyport.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Keyport.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to the Keyport Indians, P.O. Box 838, Keyport, NJ  07735.   To offer the family online condolences or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com.

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Nancie Valente
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
My condolences to you and your family, may he RIP.

Balvantrai Bhojawala
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
I want to extend my deepest sympathy on your Dad's passing.My thoughts & Prayers are with you. May God rest his Soul in Peace.
Balvantrai Bhojawala
Realtor Associate
Better Homes Realty
Metuchen NJ 08840

Ellen & Bill Varetoni, Pointe South
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
To Larry and the Vecchio Family; please accept our sincere condolences on the
loss of Lawrence Vecchio. Our prayers will be with you and your family during this time of grief. May God bless you and give you His strength as your father enters into eternal rest. (Larry, we are sorry we can not attend your father's funeral; we left for Florida on the 12th.)

Al Apicella
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Larry, Tony, Mark, Joe,
Words can not be found at a time like this, my Heart gos out to you, you know how Strong you Dad was and i'm sure he would want you guys to be the same, my Love and condolence, Al

John Shoemaker
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Susan and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your Family Tony. May your dad rest in peace with the Lord eternally.

Greg & Cyndi Contreras Nina, Sam, Cory, Tessa, Emma & Noah
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
We are extremely sorry for this huge loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. He was a GREAT man and a gift to this earth and I'm sure your family circle. We feel truly blessed to have known him and called him our friend.
God has called him back and he is now watching over all of you with his loving heart. He will always be with you guiding you so that someday you will be together once again in heaven. God bless you all and our prayers are with you.

Steve, Mary Beth and Alexis Travers
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

Alexis Travers
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. May God watch over your family during this difficult time. I will keep him in my prayers.

Allan Dalton
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Without question, the world has been a better place due to your dad's presence. His greatness and goodness will live on through the children and grandchildren. My deepest sympathy for your profound loss.

James Duffy,Jr.
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
From Godson to Godfather: Rest in peace gumba Larry.

Shawna Curry
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Tony and family I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your father. Tony I can still remember when you told me that your dad was coming back to Jersey and how happy you were. I pray that the new/old memories that you have shared over the years will continue to comfort you and your family for years to come. From me to your family may your dad rest now and have ever lasting life with our Eternal Father.

Gaetana & Anthony Del Virginia
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
To Larry & Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss
of your Dad,Our thoughts and Prayers are with you
during this difficult time,
May He Rest in Peace.
Gaetana & Anthony Del Virginia

Earl Sammond
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013
As a long time fan of The Viscounts, my prayers are with the Vecchio family at this time.

Sal and Dina Apuzzio
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013
Larry, Patti and Family

We are very sorry for your loss. May cherised memories comfort you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sal and Dina Apuzzio-Pointe South

Geri & Hank Sbordone
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013
Dear Larry, Patti and family
We were sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Just know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Hank & Geri Sbordone

Scott,Jackie and Brianna Hicks
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013
With our deepest sympathy to Vecchio family.Your dad was a great man all around, He'll be remembered by all that knew him as a true KeyPORTer.God Bless.

Heidy Seeman and Family
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013
Larry and family, We are sharing in your grief during this most difficult time. Knowing your dad has move on to an eternal life into the kingdom of The Lord where he is now watching over his children, family and friends with his bright eyes, welcoming smile, and his kindness. We are so sorry and want extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Heidy Seeman and family

Ann & Kevin Monahan
   Posted Sun January 13, 2013

We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to you for the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Ann & Kevin Monahan

Sister Bernadette Larson MSC
   Posted Mon January 14, 2013
Sorry to read about your dad's death. Please be assured of the prayers of the Saint John Vianney Family.

T Stulpin
   Posted Mon January 14, 2013
All of us at VLS send our deepest condolences for the passing of your Father. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Wanda Caffrey
   Posted Mon January 14, 2013
Sincere condolences from Lincoln Nebraska. Larry bravely funded and helped start the Women & Money Conference here in Lincoln. This is an event that has helped women to become more financially literate and just celebrated it's 10th event last fall

john hernandez
   Posted Mon January 14, 2013

Michael Ziegler
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
To all of the Vecchio Family, my deepest condolences. Your father was a great all around guy.

Bonnie Coffey
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
You don't know me, but your dad supported our "Women & Money" Conference that I initiated years ago in Lincoln, NE. We meet many times and I was so impressed with his big heart and his even bigger smile. It was a pleasure to read about him...never knew he performed or that his heart was in New Jersey. I send my heartfelt hugs and appreciation for a life well-lived.

Rodolfo " Ching" Batimana
   Posted Mon January 21, 2013
Dear Vecchio Family,
I am sincerely saddened to hear that Brother Larry left us. He and I spoke almost weekly and on Wednesday the day before, he shared with me he was going to visit the Doc. Larry spent some valuable time on Guam with our insurance agents and he and I had a super bond, we were both musicians. We even played his song "Harlem Nocturne".
My condolences for my dear brother I loved very much. He has helped so many individuals on Guam in their careers and on behalf of all of us, "Thank You Brother Larry".
I miss chatting with you and wish you the best and pray for you and your family ...always.
"Thank you for helping me with my insurance career and sharing your love of music in supporting my work with my music students".
Love always...Brother Ching Batimana

Gina Trolian-Thomas
   Posted Sat January 26, 2013
I am so sorry to hear that he passed away. We had lost touch over the years. He was my godfather and I loved him very much. I am so sorry for your loss. My Aunt Sue just told me that he had passed. You have my deepest sympathy, love and prayers. Love Gina

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