John A. Vermilya, 71, of Wallingford, MA died peacefully on Thursday, July 25. Born in Wareham on April 5, 1942, a son of the late William I. and Ruth E. Walsh Vermilya, he worked as a machinist in New Haven, CT. He is survived by his beloved family, his wife Joan Rooney Vermilya; his sons, Daniel W. Vermilya and his wife Joanne of Branford, CT and John E. Vermilya of Durham, CT; his grandchildren Danielle Vermilya, Jonah Vermilya, and Alaina Vermilya; his brothers, David Vermilya and his wife Caryl of Rochester, Thomas Vermilya and his wife Judy of Fallbrook, CA, and the late Franklin Vermilya; his sister, the late Ruth Ann Vermilya Handy, and many nieces and nephews. The family requests that gifts in memory of John be sent to The Multiple Sclerosis Assoc., 659 Tower Ave., 1st flr, Hartford, CT 06112. A service was held August 3, at the Pine Island Cemetery in Mattapoisett.