Flag Eagle

Jack A. Vacca, Sr.

February 6, 1949 ~ July 29, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary Image


Masks are required for attendance at both the visitation at the funeral home AND the Mass at St. Mary's, as requested by the family. Thank you for your cooperation.

Visitors are encouraged to minimize their time within the funeral home so all may have ample time to visit with the family.

Giacomo A. “Jack” Vacca, Sr., 72, of South Amboy died on Thursday July 29, 2021 at home. Born in Bari, Italy he served the U.S. Army in the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry during the Vietnam War where he was wounded in action. He received a Purple Heart among other commendations. He later worked as a Data Processing Manager for Harvard University and eventually became the entrepreneur of 2 successful computer repair businesses. A member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, South Amboy he was often seen riding around in his beloved 2015 blue convertible Mustang with Paulie the puppy.

Son of the late Thomaso and Carmela Vitucci Vacca he is also predeceased by his first wife Joan D’Alessio and his sister-in-law Carolyn Vacca. He is survived by his wife Mary Kate Kelly Vacca; his son Jack A. Vacca, Jr. and his wife Cheryl; his daughters Jeanette Bates and Joyce Dundale and her husband Jeff; his stepchildren Teddy Huff, Kellie Huff and Laura Schmidt; his siblings Theresa Pecunia and her husband Christopher, Anna Parese and Sam P. Vacca; his grandchildren Amber, Trent, Gabriel and Lucas; several nieces and nephews and his 2 pups Paulie and Vinnie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday August 3, 2021. Cremation will be private. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 8pm at The Gundrum Service “Home For Funerals” 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the South Amboy First Aid Squad, PO Box 328, South Amboy or the South Amboy PBA, PO Box 122, South Amboy.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jack A. Vacca, Sr., please visit our floral store.


August 2, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Gundrum Service
237 Bordentown Ave.
South Amboy, NJ 08879

Mass of Christian Burial
August 3, 2021

9:30 AM
St. Mary's Church
256 Augusta Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879



South Amboy First Aid Squad
PO Box 328, South Amboy NJ 08879
Web: http://southamboyfirstaid.org/donate/

South Amboy PBA 63
PO Box 122, South Amboy NJ 08879

© 2021 The Gundrum Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy