Vincent A. Lamanna, age 83, died on Oct. 18, 2010, at the Maples Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, MA surrounded by the comfort of his loving family. He was the son of the late Phillip and Rose (Sassone) Lamanna.
Known as Vinnie to all his OH friends, he was born in Lynn on June 17, 1927. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He attended Lynn English High School and Bentley College. He lived in Foxborough resident for the past 54 years.
Vinny worked for the Foxboro Company for over 35 years and retired as a senior systems analyst in 1985. He was an avid outdoorsman and worked as the storehouse manager at Pinkham for Joe Dodge from 1948 through 1950. Joe affectionately called him Vinny the Guinea and Guinea Night after he cooked up a big spaghetti feed for the crew. Years after Vinny left the Hut System, current croos enjoyed a big spaghetti dinner called Guinea Night at the OH cabin. He attended many of the OH winter and spring reunions and was a past treasurer of the OH Steering Committee. He also served on the Mount Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol where he participated in many rescue operations. He was also a member of the U. S. Naval Institute and the Tin Can Sailors Association. He loved classical music and the opera and was a member of the Neponset Choral Society.
He was married to Virginia (Smith) for 55 years and leaves behind a son John who worked on the trail crew, a daughter Stephanie, her husband Paul Mullins, and daughter Jennifer of Foxboro.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Friday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St. in Foxboro. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 58 Carpenter St., Foxboro. To light a candle in Vincent’s memory please visit the funeral home website at www.robertsandsonsfuneral.com.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472, the AMC 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108, or the Mt. Washington Observatory PO Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860.