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Eugene L. Vail

05/31/1950 - 06/22/2022


Obituary For Eugene L. Vail

Eugene L. Vail III, 72, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Eva (Torchia) and Eugene Vail Jr. He was the loving husband of Donna (Willis) Vail, having shared 51 years together. Eugene was a longtime resident of Bristol, having moved here with his family 45 years ago. Eugene worked for many years as a Computer Programmer for Bank of America for many years until his retirement. He was known by everyone who knew him as a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and watching them in all of their sporting events as well as being with his wife, Donna. They would enjoy long morning walks and sitting at Bristol Bagel Works to watch the people walking by. Eugene was always the life of the party and loved to get together with family and friends. He was an avid Miami Dolphins fan and enjoyed watching Sunday Football games with his crew of friends. In his spare time, Eugene would enjoy spending time in his workshop, being with his family and grandchildren, and, most of all, being with the love of his life, Donna. In addition to his wife, Eugene is survived by his daughter, Jodi L. Camelo and her husband Mike; two sons, Matthew L. Vail and his wife Erin, and Kristopher Vail, all of Bristol; and his eight grandchildren, London, Parker, Ella, Maguire, Molly, Gabe, Mylo and Sonny. He was the brother of he late Ann Estrella of Fall River, MA. Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, where the family will receive relatives and guests for visitation on Monday, June 27, 2022 from 5-8PM. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10AM in St. Mary's Church, 330 Wood St. Bristol. Burial will be at North Burial Ground, 1081 Hope St. Bristol. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. For directions or tributes, please visit

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  • 07/07/2022

    I am very sorry for your loss. I very much enjoyed my conversations with him at the bagel shop. My condolences to you, Donna, and your family.

  • 07/05/2022

    Dear Donna, Jodi, and family, So sorry for the passing of your husband and father respectively. My daughter Leanne used to go to Mt. Carmel school years ago. I know how close you all were and you are all in my prayers. Please RIP Mr. Vail. Sincerely, Charlotte M. Whiteside, a friend

  • 07/02/2022

    Eugene, from the day Donna brought you home in yellow Bermuda shorts, you have kept us laughing and loving you. My love and deepest sympathy to your loving wife, ( your proud to be yours) children, and grandchildren that honored and cherished their time with you. I know you will be watching over them always. Love, Mary Lou

  • 06/29/2022

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you. You are all in my thoughts. He was a great uncle.

  • 06/29/2022

    Donna and Family Ann&I are so sorry with the passing of Gene (Donnie's second Father) May God give you strength and comfort.Sending all our love Ann,&Don

  • 06/27/2022

    From Peter Edwards... Donna, Jodi, Kris, and Matt, Thinking of you all as you cope with your loss. So much time and distance separates me from those days spent with Gino at work and at play over almost 25 years, but he is and will be present in my memory for as long as it lasts. Sincere, hard-working, dedicated, fiercely loyal, one who rose to challenges, loved a good time and a good laugh - that is the Gino I know. May the love and support of family and friends and the knowledge that Gino is finally at peace help you as you go through this rite of passage. Grandes abraços, Peter

  • 06/27/2022

    Gino was a dear friend of mine we shared great memories together while He was at Bank of America. He was a great co-worker and very helpful. I will miss you Gino. My sincere condolences to the family.

  • 06/25/2022

    We are away from RI and will regrettably miss the services. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Losing Gene is a huge loss for the family. He was always so full of life and kindness. He is surely at rest with the lord. The Minicucci Family Tina, Steve, Chris, Zach & Tori. 💒🙏✝️

  • 06/24/2022

    Deepest condolences to Gene's family. He was a great guy.

  • 06/24/2022

    My thoughts and prayers will continue to go out to this wonderful family. He will be greatly missed but we will all be together in time in God's Heavenly kingdom. May he rest in peace.

  • 06/24/2022

    Dear Vail family, I know you all are grieving the loss of Gene, and I am sending along sincere condolences to you.

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