Vincent J. DiFrancia, son of Anthony and Sarah (DiDia) DiFrancia, was born June 24, 1917, in Sandusky, Ohio. Vince attended Libbey High School. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. In 1939, he enlisted in the US Army and served 52 months overseas, receiving many decorations, including Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star. He was in Rheims, France when the war in Europe ended. As a high-pointer, he was among the first 25 servicemen to leave Europe for discharge. They flew back by way of Casablanca, Morroco, Dakar, Gold Coast, Natal, Brazil, Georgetown, British Guyana to Miami, Florida. During 6 years of military service, he was in 21 countries. After the war, he worked at the Auto-Lite for 6 months, then Martin Bros. Box Company as a truck driver for 29 years. He was a Teamster steward for 24 years and retired in 1974. He held memberships in 72nd CA Association, 88th CA Assn., 75th AAA Brigade Hdgtrs. Command Assn., 394th Infantry, 99th Division Assn., life-member in the non-Commission Officers Assn., life-member American Legion Post 320, Maumee, and member of Maumee Veterans & Retirees Club. In 1944, at Camp Irwin, CA he married Lucille (Krauss); had 3 children, Sandra, John and James and divorced in 1966. In 1968, he married Jeanne (Pund). She died in 1984. Then in 1985, he married Virginia (Adelphia) who preceded him in death in 1986. He was also preceded in death by his son, John and sister, Mary Netterfield. Surviving are daughter, Sandra (Cecil) Worley of Denver, CO; grandson, Richard (Jamie) Grabowski of Fremont, OH; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosemary Kennedy of Hixon, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews and relatives in Marsala, Sicily and Trento, Italy. Friends may call at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. with funeral services Friday at 10 a.m. Interment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.