Peabody — Retired Lynn Police Lt. Vincent J. Maribito, age 77, of Peabody, formerly of Lynn, died Wednesday in the Hope Hospice House in Bonita Springs, FL after a brief illness. He was the husband of Jean (Dussault) Bethune-Maribito, with whom he shared 7 years of marriage and the late Claire (Dobbins) Maribito.
Born in Lynn, Vincent was the son of the late Vincent and Nancy (Rando) Maribito. He attended Lynn Schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1955. He was a graduate from Northeastern University with a Bachelors degree and Anna Maria College with a Masters, both in Criminal Justice. He resided in Lynn for most of his life before moving to Peabody in 1991.
Vincent was appointed to the Lynn Police Reserves on September 21, 1968, and was promoted to regular duty on October 9, 1971. He was named Acting Sergeant on November 22, 1975, and became a permanent Sergeant the following year. He was promoted to Lieutenant on February 17, 1979, received one commendation on March 2, 1982, and retired from the Police Force on November 1, 1985, after 17 years of service to the City of Lynn.
He enjoyed dancing, playing golf and poker, horse and dog racing and playing softball in Citrus Park, FL. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren. He was very active coaching both Little League and Pop Warner in the Lynn area.
In addition to his wife, he leaves five sons, Wayne V. Maribito and his wife Cay of Middleton, Wade M. Maribito and his wife Linda of Middleton, Walter V. Maribito and his wife Ann of Georgetown, Wesley R. Maribito and his wife Nicole of Lynn and Vincent J. Maribito Jr. of Lynn; two daughters, Wendy J. Trayers and her life partner Tony Ragusa, Wanda M. Bethune and her husband David, all of Peabody and one stepson, Richard Bethune and a stepdaughter, Linda Burke and her life partner Marty Miasserian of Wilmington. He was the brother to Jean Furey and Thomas Maribito, both of Lynn. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late William F. Maribito.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn on Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, 140 Lynn St., Peabody at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Interment, St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visiting hours Monday 2-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the hospice organization of one’s choice. For online memorial and guest book, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.