In Our Care

Paul Edward Vitalo, of Arlington, MA, formerly of Holden, MA left this earthly world unexpectedly
on February 12, 2022. He was the beloved husband to Christina Gamba-Vitalo for 44 wonderful years. Devoted father of Antonia Vitalo and her husband Patrick Wadland, and Caitlin Vitalo and her husband Justin Hellhake. Proud grandfather to Vincent Wadland. He is preceded by his father Albert Vitalo, his mother Carmela “Ann” (Mauro) Vitalo, and his sister Veronica (Vitalo) McCartney. Paul served his country in active military service, during the Vietnam War. Upon discharge from the army, he pursued and received his PhD in Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He taught at Sacred Heart University, was the Chairman of Mathematics at the University of New Haven, instructed students at College of the Holy Cross, and instilled his love of math at various community colleges and preparatory programs. Paul returned to serving his country as a civilian Professor at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island for 15 years before his retirement. As a native New Yorker, he loved all New York sports teams. He would fondly reminisce about attending baseball games at Old Yankee Stadium and sitting in the rafters at Madison Square Garden to watch legends of the 1970’s Knicks. His crystal blue eyes twinkled when he spoke about mathematical theorems. He had a mischievous grin often seen while sneaking extras of his favorite Italian pastries and his boisterous laugh that echoes in his home in response to his
daughters’ daily antics. After retiring he continued to pursue his passion for nature photography, often taking long walks in cold winter months to capture the serene atmosphere after freshly fallen snow. Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, February 18th from 11:00 am to 1:30pm with a Funeral Home Service to commence at 1:30pm at DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Paul Vitalo to the Alzheimer's Association.