Vincent Comunale, 97

Oct 31, 2019 by

World War II veteran worked for GE

Published October 30, 2019

MURRIETA, Calif. — Vincent (Jim) Comunale, 97, of Murrieta, California, formerly of Lynnfield and Wakefield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 19, 2019.

Jim was born in Boston on Sept. 15, 1922 to parents Joseph and Antoinette Comunale. Jim was a World War II veteran serving in the Asia Pacific Theater of Operations with the 74th Ordinance Depot Company, operating out of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands from 1943 to 1946. After the war, he worked for General Electric at Lynn Riverworks as a senior designer in the Turbine Drafting Division and retired after 40 years of service.

He was an avid model airplane builder working in plastic and wood/balsa, and was a master ship model builder and wooden toy maker. He was a lifelong member of the Elks Lodge of Wakefield.

He was totally devoted to his family.

Jim was a devoted and loving husband to his wife Mary (Radocckia) Comunale of Wakefield and Murrieta for 67 years. He was the loving father of his son Mark Comunale and daughter-in-law Barbra Comunale of Temecula, California. He was the loving grandfather to John Comunale of Los Angeles; and Mark Comunale II and his wife Corin of Grants Pass, Oregon. He is also survived by his sister Ann Tobasco of Woburn, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters Concetta Moring of East Boston and Rose Larson of Canton.

A viewing and memorial service was held on Oct. 28 at Murrieta Valley Funeral Home in Murrieta. To sign the guestbook, visit A funeral ceremony was held at Riverside National Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. the following day.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at

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