Obituaries » VANGJEL P. NAUM
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Vangjel Naum, 101, of Worcester, died Monday, August 29, 2016 in the Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Worcester.
He leaves two daughters, Marianne Naum and Carol Fotos; two grandsons, Stephen Fotos Jr. and Michael Fotos; his wife Faire Naum; a sister, Victoria Peters; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was predeceased by his first wife Pauline Naum in 2002, his sisters, Helen Soter and Dora Naum, his brother Sotir Naum, and his son-in-law Stephen Fotos.
Vangjel was born in Drenova, Albania son of Pandi and Dimitroula Naum. He immigrated to the United States in 1929, living in Worcester for most of his life.
He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army for four years in World War II. He was stationed in Northern Africa, Corsica and the southern Mediterranean Sea.
He held many different positions in food service including owning Van’s Market for several years.
Vangjel was a member of St. Mary’s Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church in Worcester, and the Vernon Hill American Legion Post.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, walking the park in the morning, going out to eat, and watching the Red Sox every day.
A calling hour will be held Wednesday, August 31, from 10 to 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church, 535 Salisbury Street, Worcester. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mary’s Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church, 535 Salisbury St., Worcester 01609, or to Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 300 Barber Ave., Worcester 01606.