Vincent Joseph Magazzu

  • Born: December 5, 1932
  • Died: June 24, 2020
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Vincent Joseph Magazzu age 87 and long-time Concord resident passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Grace V. (Hopkins) Magazu who died in 2018.

Born in Brighton, MA on December 5, 1932 he was the son of Joseph and Jennie (Arno) Magazzu. Raised and educated in Belmont he graduated from Belmont High School with the class of 1950.

Vincent worked his entire career at his cousin's hardware store in Waverly Square, Belmont. He was knowledgeable with anything and everything related to hardware. Vincent was popular with many loyal customers as they sought his expert advice in resolving home improvement problems. At his own home in Concord he took meticulous care of his property and kept busy right up to the end with his own projects both large and small.

Vincent enjoyed quiet walks in Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge and other local historical locations. He enjoyed the simple things in life, going on rides with his wife Grace where they always seemed to end up sharing a coffee ice cream soda at Kimball's Farm in Carlisle.

He was devoted to his family and was a man of deep faith, attending daily Mass at St. Michael's Parish in Bedford. Vincent was an avid reader and he especially loved to read novels written in the early 1900's because of their connections to simple times and simple lifestyles. He kept lifelong connections and friendships made in grade school and high school.

Vincent's simple, humble and charitable way of life provided a strong example for his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Arthur D. and his wife Brenda of Manchester, NH, Aimee Magazu of Gardner, Chris M. and his wife Lee of S. Weymouth, Mark H. of West Roxbury and Jeanne P. Magazu and her husband David Selsky of Danvers. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Michael J. Allyson Morgan and Nolan Vincent Magazu. Also survived by his sister Lavinia Harris of Winchester. He was predeceased by his grandson Michael Joseph Magazu.

Vincent's funeral mass at St. Michael's Church in Bedford followed by burial at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Concord will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to:
St. Vincent de Paul Society
90 Concord Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Kaplan House,
78 Liberty Street
Danvers, MA 01923

Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Magazzu Family,

My heartfelt condolences to all of you. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Magazzu at St Bernard's Cemetery his wife Grace being next to my parents and brother's headstone. We had a few nice chats at St Bernard's, and he would water my flowers when he visited Grace. In return, I did the same for hm, but I know here was there many, many more times than me.

He was a sweet and wonderful man.


Linda Palmaccio

Posted by A friend   August 18, 2020


Our Deepest sympathy to your family. Your Dad was a good friend.
Love, Wayne and Heather Busa and Family

Posted by Wayne Busa - Concord, MA - Neighbor   July 13, 2020

Arthur and Brenda, So sorry to learn of your father's passing, Arthur. You are in our thoughts and prayers at the loss of your father, Arthur. Please know we care. (We miss seeing you both, as well.)

Posted by Lois and Tom Toeppner - Westborough, MA - Friend   July 12, 2020

Vinnie thanks for your help each time I came to oaks hardware . You always knew what product would work best. Also it was a pleasure working for you at the beech st house.. RIP my sympathy to your family

Posted by Paul Kelley    July 10, 2020

Arthur and Brenda,
Thinking of your family during this time.
Love, Rebecca and Bikk

Posted by Rebecca Noke    July 04, 2020

I have cherished memories of Mr. M. He drove me to CCD classes and I recall listening to NPR radio driving to and from class. Mr. M. was a kind, positive influence during my childhood. I am grateful for his presence in my life. RIP Mr. M. My thoughts and prayers are for u and your family.

Posted by Kateri Wright - Townsend, MA - Neighbor   July 01, 2020

Jim and I were so sorry to hear about Vinnie's passing, he and Grace held a special place in our hearts and we have very fond memories of them. Joelle and Jim Hanley

Posted by Joelle Hanley - Burlington, MA - Family Friend   June 28, 2020

Sorry to hear of your Father's passing. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.
Trudi (Miller) Murphy - Former Beech St. neighbor

Posted by A friend   June 28, 2020

Mark and the entire family - I'd like to express my deepest sympathies. Mr. Magazzu was an impressive father and husband from what I've heard. I'm very sorry on your loss...Don Grava

Posted by Donald Grava - Boston, MA - Friend   June 28, 2020


So sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you and your family.
Carol Storrs

Posted by Carol Storrs - Acton, MA   June 26, 2020

Posted by Carol Storrs - Acton, MA   June 26, 2020

To the Family: Vinny was a very special guy and we all loved both he and Grace at St Michael's Parish, Bedford, where they both attended daily Mass. We were all saddened and sorry when Vinny moved to be with his daughter this winter, but understood it was for the best. I personally missed seeing him and only hope that now he is at peace and with Grace and God. He was a beautiful spiritual man and he supported me greatly with my own loss. My condolences to the whole family.

Posted by Stephanie Davidson - BEDFORD, MA - Friend   June 26, 2020

TO THE FAMILY OF VINCENT: I usually call Lavinia every day, but things came up and I haven't called her since Tuesday, so I just found out about your special loss of a dear, great man Vinny, your Dad. whom I have known since he was a teenager. NOW His suffering is over and he is at peace ......I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.RIP, Vinnie.

Esther Saraceno

Posted by Esther Saraceno - Watertown, MA - friend   June 26, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all for the loss of Vinny. He was a great and caring man. I knew Vinny for many years as he worked at Oaks hardware with my father Leo (Steve) Kennedy or as Vinny would call him "Kelly". I enjoyed his visits at our house on Waverly st and he always came with a box of fudge for my mother Rita. He will be deeply missed. God bless his soul.

Posted by Mary Kennedy - North Andover, MA - Friend   June 26, 2020

Dear Arthur, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your father and I extend my sincere sympathy to you and your family. I will remember him in my prayers. All the best to you and Brenda.

Posted by Carol Messina - Concord, MA   June 26, 2020

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Mark and Magazzu family, I am so sorry for you loss. May your father Rest in Peace. Barbara Langan