Mary Ann Celeste Vacca

January 7, 1929November 9, 2020

Mary Ann Celeste Vacca, 91, of Greenville, Indiana formerly of Cranston, Rhode Island passed away Noveber 9, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd. She was born in Cranston, Rhode Island on January 7, 1929 to the late Alfredo and Graziana Teolis Nicini. She worked for Narragansett Brewing Company for many years and then the State of Rhode Island. She was a member of St. Rocco's Church in Johnston, Rhode Island and sang in the choir as a soloist for over 60 years. Mary Ann was known for her wonderful baking skills, and making wedding cakes for her family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Vacca Sr.; step mother, Mary Coppelelli Nicini; a brother, Armondo Nicini; and two sisters, Julia Howard and Grace Iannuccilli.

She is survived by a son, Albert Vacca, Jr. and his wife Joann; granddaughter, Carla (Vacca) Waiz and her husband, Brian; grandson, Albert A. Vacca and his wife, Carol; and great-grandchildren, Dylan D. Waiz, Albert L. Vacca, Vivian M. Waiz, Luciana Vacca and Bennett Vacca; two siblings, Sarah DeMaio and Anthony Nicini and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation and Funeral Services will be private under the direction of Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road. Burial will Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville, Indiana.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 100 Dept 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908.


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Sharon Verdouw

December 1, 2020

How blessed I was to be able to help to care for Mrs. Vacca at the Villas. She was always a bright spot to my day. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know her. Love and peace to you all!

Angelina Griggs

November 15, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I just loved Mary. My mother also passed away recently at The Villas of Guerin Woods. I used to play bingo with Mary, Gertie and some others. She loved her Reese's cups! She will be missed.

Kathleen McCann

November 12, 2020

I am Jenny (Coppolelli) McCullough’s daughter. They were cousins. We remember Mary as being kind and always smiling. As a young girl I thought she was so beautiful. She always made sure to talk with the children. The Coppolelli girls always liked being in her company. What a blessing to have a mother like her.

Beverly Castelli

November 12, 2020

Rest in Peace, Mary.
I will miss seeing you. You always had a smile for me. I am glad I got to be with you in Indiana. God bless you.

Joann Vacca

November 10, 2020

This week has brought so much sorrow but also a celebration of life. We have so many memories to look back at, both happy and sad but most of the time joyous and in celebration of family and friends. I’m sure everyone that ate my mother in laws food and had her baked goods would agree she had a special gift that made people happy. I had beautiful comments today from nurses that told me how sweet she was and how they enjoyed going into her room and talking. She was loved there also.
She was able to enjoy the fact that she had five great grandchildren all beautiful and talented. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind. We will miss you grandma and know your great faith and love of the Lord brought you directly to Heaven where you are happy with family and pain free. Always in our prayers and forever in our thoughts and memories.
All our love, Joann and Al

Mark Livingston

November 10, 2020

Rest in eternal paradise Aunty. God bless your family through this time.

Vin and Donna Vacca

November 10, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to you both and the entire family. Clearly a favorite person not only for her warmth and sincerity but her coconut custard pie was just the best. We had many good times with her and Uncle Al. Now, in heaven, she can rejoin the baking competition with the M and M’s.' Her beautiful spirit shows through in her photograph.
Donna and Vin