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Vincent Joseph Digiovanna

June 15, 1921 - November 15, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Vincent Joseph DiGiovanna, 87, of Springfield died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at St. John’s Hospital. He was born June 15, 1921, in Springfield, the son of Joseph and Vita Spatazza DiGiovanna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Tony, Dominic, Joe, Jasper, John and Nino; and five sisters, Anna, Mary, Eva, Josephine and Angela.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Marcella (Padrick) Moss of Decatur; a son, Vincent Anthony DiGiovanna of Old Hickory, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vincent was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He was a partner and general manager of Buffalo Elevator Co.

He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Name Society and St. Joseph Church. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a 3-time golden glove boxing champion.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Joseph Church, with Monsignor Thomas Holinga officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church.

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