Vincent P. Acampora, 81, of Southborough died on Wednesday January 19, 2022 at Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne (Scott) Acampora for over 62 years.
Vincent received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford and worked for several companies in Connecticut before working for C and K Componats where he was an electrical design engineer, retiring after 33 years of service. He was an active member of the Southborough Senior Center, where he was a member of the Dull Men’s Club.
In his hometown of Bristol, CT, Vinny was very active in youth sports. He was a long-time coach of Bristol Midget Football as well as a McCabe Water Little League coach and officer. He was also a business owner in Bristol, running the Omelettery and Kelsea’s. Vinny will also be remembered for leading the Mums Festival Parade in his purple buggy. He always enjoyed having the whole family around, whether it was at family barbecues, family softball tournaments or beach parties. Vinny was the biggest kid you ever knew. From building (legendary) snow slides to launching his nephews into the ocean, every kid wanted to be with Uncle Vinny. He also stayed one step ahead. Whether it’s cheating at board games or freezing eggs for egg-breaking contests, you don’t beat Vinny.
An avid Yankees and New York Giants fan, he loved giving it away (and getting it back) from his Massachusetts squad. His daily breakfasts with the Mauro crowd were a source of great pleasure. He loved his annual trips to Maine with his wife. Vinny was good with his hands, whether it was working on his cars or on a woodworking project. If he needed anything, you called Vinny. He would give you the shirt he had on his back.
Vinny will be remembered as a son, brother, husband, mentor, role model, uncle, friend, father, ” Poppy”. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Kelly Bombard and her husband. David; Marc Acampora and his wife, Robyn; one son-in-law, Gray Bradford; his siblings, Frank Acampora and his wife, Josephine; Salvatore Acampora, Jr and his wife, Maureen; Roseann Manton and her husband, Bill; his sister-in-law, Barbara; his 6 grandchildren Seana and Kirby Bombard, Regan and Ashlin Bradford, and Piper and Cooper Acampora, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Kyrie Bradford; his brother, Anthony Acampora and a grandson, Quinn Bombard.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, January 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough.
A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 26 Highland Street, Southborough. Interment will follow at Southborough Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Friends of Older People of Southborough, 9 Cordaville Road, Southborough, MA 01772.
To leave words of condolence for the family, please visit www.morrisSouthboroughfuneral.com.