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“Lynne, I am very sorry to learn of your brother's passing. You may not remember me, but we were friends years ago at Camp Elm Bank on Lexington St....Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Mangan - Waltham, MA

“So saddened to hear of Michaels unexpected passing. May he rest in peace! ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Faith Ewsuk - MA - Friend

“Prayers and condolences to the entire family as you navigate through this loss. May the love of God be palpable for all of you in this difficult time. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Lauren Kelly-Washington - MD

“Dear Jean, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Michael. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sending you my love and prayers...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: MURIELLE (GAGNON) LEBLANC - FL

“Deepest condolences to the Vallente family. I have wonderful memories of playing music with Micheal and enjoying his company and sense of humor....Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: James Kersey - Murrieta, CA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending prayers for all that are grieving . Please be strong and know that if I can help in anyway I'm here for the...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Tina Thambash - Waltham, MA

“So sorry to hear this. Such a nice guy. I went to hear him play in the Wildfire band. He was always smiling and always talked to me. Such a great...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Pamela Jauss - North Chelmsford, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Michaels passing. I was just another girl that was in love with him when he worked at the Wallex and I know there were...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Curran - Burlington, MA

“Dear Jean and family, we are so sorry to hear the loss of your son Michael....so young, so sad. May his memories stay in your heart and help you get...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bob and Mary ann Mcgovern - MA

“My sincere condolences to the family. I loved hearing my clay in The Wildfire band . May he Rest In Peace♥ ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Lorraine Rizzuto - Wakefield, MA

“Dear Jean, Fred, Anthony, Lynne and Marianne,Our heart goes out to you all on hearing of Michaels passing. It has been a long time since I've seen...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Buddy Casella - NORTH BILLERICA

“I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Michael was a great guy and will be missed!! ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Nicole Toto - Andover, MA

“So sorry for your loss of loseing michael,Michael, he met he touched all of us loved him so hard to know we won't see him or hear him play again ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Annette Toto - Everett, MA


Waltham— Mr. Michael J. Vellante, of Waltham, died Friday, February 18, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 52 years old.

Michael was born in Waltham on March 26, 1969 to Jean (Pagliazzo) Vellante and the late John P. Vellante. He was a lifelong Waltham resident and a graduate of Waltham High. He went on to earn an AA degree in Human Services at Mass Bay Community College and continued his education at UMass Boston. Michael also became a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and for years worked as the Program Director at Hurley House in Waltham. Before that he was a chef at several area restaurants, a love he continued to share with family and friends. He was also an accomplished musician and one of his greatest joys was playing bass guitar with local bands.

Michael is survived by his son, Anthony D. Vellante of Waltham, his mother, Jean Vellante and her husband, Fred McNally, his partner Marianne Burke and her children Daniel, Hannah, Thomas; his siblings, Lynne Vellante Parker and her husband, Craig of Billerica, Gregory Vellante, Jonathan Vellante, and Tatiana Vellante, his niece and nephew, Abigail and Nathaniel Parker, and his extended family.

Family and friends will honor and remember Michael's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Friday, February 25, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Save the Music Foundation at www.savethemusic.org