Erasmo Vittorio Vellucci, 96, passed away Sunday (August 18, 2019) at his home in Westfield, NJ with his family by his side.
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Born and raised in Castelforte, Italy, he came to the United States in 1953 and was a longtime resident of Westfield.
Before retiring, Mr. Vellucci was employed as a chemical plant operator in Newark, NJ with Firmenich Inc, a private Swiss chemical company specializing in fragrances, aromatic chemicals, and natural and artificial flavors. Earlier, he had served in the Italian Navy as a radio-telegraph operator. ….
He was a member of St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church and will be remembered by family and friends for his unwavering commitment to care for his family.
Surviving are his wife, Anna Coviello Vellucci; his son, Anthony (and his wife, Linda); his daughter, Maria Vellucci; sisters Benedetta and Alessandra, and seven grandchildren, Tara Vellucci, Giuliana Vellucci, Michael Vellucci, Alessandra Vellucci, Christopher Vellucci, Diana Johnson, and Laura Rogut.
Visitation will be at Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield, on Wednesday, August 21st, from 6 PM to 8 PM. Funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, August 22nd, at St. Helen’s R.C. Church, 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union.