In Loving Memory

Donald “Donnie” Vegliacich, Sr.

March 22, 1944 - July 10, 2019


On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Donald Vegliacich, Sr., loving husband, father of two, grandfather of three, and great grandfather of one, passed away at the age of 75.  Donnie was born March 22, 1944 in Mobile, Alabama.

He was married to the love of his life, Linda (Larson) Vegliacich for 53 beautiful years. They moved north and settled in Willingboro, NJ where they raised their two children, Janice Vegliacich Colona and Donald (Skip) Vegliacich Jr.

Donnie had such a passion for life. Boating, crabbing, cooking, and “rooting on” the Crimson Tide were just a few of the hobbies he had and loved to share with family and friends. He was known for his storytelling, his quick wit and his ability to either fix it or build it.  Their retirement years consisted of living the RV life. He made friends wherever their journey took them.

He is survived by his wife Linda, his two children, Janice (Paul) and Skip (Mayra); his three grandchildren, Holly Ann (Zach), Zachary, and Ross (Laiken); his great-granddaughter, Adelene; and his “adopted” daughter, Marna; along with other relatives and friends.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Brain Injury Association (

Memorial services will be held in both Alabama and New Jersey with more information to follow in the near future.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at


  1. Janice Vegliacich Colona

    I miss you Dad. My heart hurts so much. But I can hear you now, “Janice, I don’t want you to cry. I will watch down over you forever. So, don’t burn the sauce. Don’t overcook the shrimp. And most importantly, measure twice and cut once.” Take care of my heart, dad. I love you.
    Roll Tide.

  2. Connie Mann

    Donnie was a wonderful friend, an amazing cook, a great fix it man and a funny storyteller. A man of many talents. He will be missed.

  3. Rocky and Luray Oppedisano

    Donnie and Linda…..Rocky and I are so thankful for the day we pulled into the Sea Pirate and Rocky left Rocco and I alone to simply pull down our awning (basically this was our first trip after using the camper once before winter). As Rocco and I were just staring up with the bar in my hand, over cane Donnie to offer his help to pull down the awning and then gave us advice on what we should buy to make it more secure. Once Rocky got back I told him I about the nice guy across the way who helped us out….Rocky brought him a beer to say thanks and the rest is history! Donnie taught us about camping, cooking, clamming, boating (we now have a pontoon boat). We hated when September came they would leave and couldn’t wait until May and we cherished every moment and memory we shared with both of them. Donnie you were a very special man and we will miss you…..but your memories will live on forever.

  4. Christy and Wes

    Such an amazing man! I’m so glad I got to meet him. Wes and I are always here for you all! We love you!

  5. Brenda Eads

    So thankful we met Donnie and Linda several years ago in the RV Park in Mobile, Al. We have enjoyed some wonderful times with Donnie doing the cooking. He was a great chef. I think he could build or fix anything. He was always working. Also a great storyteller. He always made you laugh. Tommie and I will miss you my friend. We saw you for the last time July 3rd. You gave me that sweet smile and little wave that I will always remember. ROLL TIDE!!!!

    • George & Dee Edwards

      Donnie was a truly remarkable person & we were so glad to have known him for these few past years. He will be sorely missed by everyone. Donnie, RTR!!

  6. Donald "Skip" Vegliacich Jr.

    You, your life, your cooking, and your stories will be the Main Topic of all of our conversations for years & years to come.

    Loving you will always be easy…
    But missing you will forever be so, so, so very hard.

    I can’t wait to see you again Dad.

    So like the commercial says: “WE’LL KEEP THE LIGHT ON FOR YOU”…
    Be sure to do that for me Dad, because you know me, I’ll need something “shiny & bright to follow in order to keep my attention, and make it back to your side like you’ve always been on mine.

    I love you Dad !!!


  7. Susan Kemble Capaldi

    Poppa V I feel truly blessed to of had you as my second dad, I learned so much from you. You were truly an amazing man! Thanks for so many wonderful memories, my childhood was so much better having such a great role model in my life and I will never forget all the fun we had! RIP and watch over us all! ♥️

  8. Myrna

    I’m raising up prayers for you and your family. When I saw your husband’s name I had to express my condolences.
    Former Semmes coworker.

  9. Charlie and Deb Purvis

    We feel so blessed to know Donnie and Linda. Better friends do not exist. Donnie’s enthusiasm for living was contagious. His heart was huge! We will miss his cooking, his stories and his zest for life. His love for Linda was unwavering and oh so sweet. Missing you, until we meet again……

  10. Mayra Vegliacich

    Sending my love and sympathies to Linda, Jan, Skip and all the Vegliacich. I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. My family send his condolences and their prayers. Love you all.

  11. B J Cobb

    Will always remember the fun and the food 🏈🥃 & 🍽

    Donnie, Donnie you where so fine
    You where so fine, you blew my mind
    Hey Donnie!!!

    BJ &Pete

  12. Diane and Ken Dombroski

    O yes Donnie Donnie you were sooo fine! Got a smile the last time I saw him by saying that. What a great family……Linda such a loving wife and two wonderful children that was always there when their support was needed! Many friends that were so faithful to them!
    We all loved the wonderful food he cooked, the stories he told and the game playing we had the pleasure of sharing with them! Everyone loved his cooking! Even when we went to N J one summer a group of friends there loved Donnie ❤️ Love to all Diane and Ken (Jerry)Dombroski

  13. Ken Dombroski

    Diane and I were truly blessed to have Linda and Donnie as friends. We will miss our “game days” where we would play board games all day with Linda and Donnie. He was such a great cook too. We loved anything he prepared as it was all great. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers Linda and will see you when we get back.

    Diane and Ken/Jerry

  14. Yolande McMillin

    Praying for the whole family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  15. Michelle & Peter Faunce

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong, love hard and surround yourself with those closest to you through these hard times ❤️


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