Benedetto Vivona

October 25th, 2019

Benedetto Vivona, age 71, a long-time resident of Wilmington, formerly of Everett, passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House surrounded by his loving family on October 23, 2019.

Ben was born in Calatafimi, Sicily, Italy on September 21, 1948. Ben moved with his parents and his sister to the U.S. when he was 6 years old. They lived in Boston’s North End for a few years before settling in Everett. Ben was raised in Everett and attended Everett High and Northeastern University.

He went on to work as a Quality Assurance Engineer for General Electric where he was a dedicated employee for twenty-two years. Prior to retirement Ben worked at Raytheon.

Ben met his wife, Jane Lanzo and the couple got married on November 14, 1970. They lived in the city for a short time, before moving to Wilmington, where they resided for over forty-five years. Ben and Jane raised their two daughters, Lisa and Laura and made many wonderful memories. Ben was a patient and devoted father; he loved his girls. He was even more excited to become a “Grumpy” to Jonathan, Vincenzo and Rocco, they were so special to him.

Ben especially enjoyed frequent gatherings and dinners with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing card games, dominoes and watching game shows together with his wife. He took great pride in attending to his goldfish, who lived more than twenty-three years, due to Ben’s care and attention!

Ben will be remembered as a kind, loving and patient gentleman. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Ben was the loving husband of Jane (Lanzo) Vivona, devoted father of Lisa Signori & her husband Marco of Bedford, MA and Laura Vivona & her fiancé Paul Tarlowski of Derry, NH, loving “Grumpy” of Jonathan Whitney, Vincenzo Benedetto Signori and Rocco Signori, cherished son of the late Stefano and Nina (Pampalone) Vivona, dear brother of Paola McKone & her husband Frank of Londonderry, NH, brother-in-law of William Lanzo & his wife Dolores and Nancy Montalbano & her husband Paul. Benedetto is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, October 29th at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Everett. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 28th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Benedetto’s name may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Ste. 500, Chicago, IL 60611.


12 Entries in Guest Book for “Benedetto Vivona”

  1. Tom Natola says:

    Jane & Family,

    We are so sorry to read of your husband’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    The Natola Family

  2. Tom Siracusa Sr. says:

    Laura sorry to hear aboit your father’s passing my deepest condolences.

  3. Beth and Bob Mollo says:

    Deepest condolences to your entire family ????
    Sending Love

  4. Fran & Paul Norris says:

    Jane, Laura & Lisa, we are so sadden to hear about Ben. Love, blessings and prayers for all of you and your families while going through this sad and difficult time. Condolences ?????????

  5. Fran & Paul Norris says:

    Jane, Laura & Lisa, we are so sadden to hear about Ben. Love, blessings and prayers for all of you and your families while going through this sad and difficult time.

  6. Raquel and Donny says:

    Our deepest condolences.????????

  7. Lisa Angione says:

    Laura, our deepest sympathies go out to you and your Family!!

  8. William & Dee Lanzo says:

    Ben was a good man enjoyed his family. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. We will cherish all the memories. Rest In Peace brothers-in-law.
    Love Bill & Dee

  9. Debbie Fumicello says:

    Jane, I’m so sorry to hear about Ben. He will be missed. I enjoyed talking to him when I attended Family events. Big Hugs to you and all XOXO

  10. Dominique Donovan says:

    Jane and Family,
    My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family for your loss.


  11. Donna & Frank Klucevsek says:

    Dearest Jane, Lisa, Laura and family. Prayers and deepest sympathy. “love like the ocean continues beyond the horizon…and life, like the sun shines where we cannot see…” Thinking of you and wishing you all peace. Donna & Frank Klucevsek

  12. Kristen Hagman says:

    Lisa and Mrs. Signori, my deepest and dearest sympathies and condolences to you and your entire family. I am so saddened to learn about the passing of your dad. I remember my encounters with him at the store so fondly. He was such a kind man and loving dad! You were blessed to have such an amazing and special man in your lives. Sending love and hugs, xoxo

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