Vacirca was born in Everett, MA. on April 1, 1918, the daughter of the late Pasquale Velardo and Anna Galuna Velardo. She was married to her late husband, Michael S. Vacirca, for 73 years. Stella volunteered at the Give & Take Thrift Store for many years.
She is survived by her son, Michael S. Vacirca Jr., of Groton and her daughter, Helen Fournier of Merritt Island, Florida. She was predeceased by her son, Robert G. Vacirca. She is also survived by her daughter in law, Helen Vacirca; two grandchildren, Joanne Lavalle and Bobby Vacirca; and two great-grandchildren, Ava and Olivia.
Visiting hours will be on Thursday, October 17, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Badger Funeral Home, 45 School Street, Groton. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Groton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association online or by calling 800 272 3900.