Veteran of WWII 1943-1946

Published October 24, 2019

MURRIETA, Calif. — Vincent (Jim) Comunale, 97, of Murrieta, formerly of Lynnfield and Wakefield, Mass. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 19, 2019.

Jim was born in Boston on September 15, 1922 to parents Joseph and Antoinette Comunale. Jim was a World War II veteran serving in the Asia Pacific Theatre of Operations with the 74th Ordinance Depot Company operating out of Oahu, Hawaian Islands from 1943 to 1946. After the war, he worked for General Electric at Lynn Riverworks as a senior designer, Turbine Drafting Division and retired after 40 years of service.

He was an avid model airplane builder working in plastic and wood/balsa and a master ship model builder and wooden toy maker. He was a life member of the Elks lodge of Wakefield.

He was totally devoted to his family.

A devoted and loving husband to his wife Mary (Radocckia) Comunale of Wakefield and Murrieta for 67 years. Loving father of son Mark Comunale and daughter-in-law Barbra Comunale of Temecula, Calif. Loving grandfather to John Comunale of Los Angeles and Mark Comunale II and wife Corin of Grants Pass, Ore. He is also survived by sister Ann Tobasco of Woburn, Mass. and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters Concetta Moring of East Boston, Mass. and Rose Larson of Canton, Mass.

A viewing and memorial service will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on October 28 at Murrieta Valley Funeral Home in Murrieta ( A funeral ceremony will be held at Riverside National Cemetery at 9:45 a.m. the following day on October 29.