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Nimfa DeVecchis, CIS staff member, dies

Computer operator for CIS survived by husband Anthony, daughter Amanda

Senior Staff Writer
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Nimfa DeVecchis, a staff member in Computing and Information Services, died Wednesday, wrote Karen Davis, vice president for human resources, in a community-wide email. She was 55.

DeVecchis served as computer operator I for CIS, reporting to Associate Director of the Data Center at CIS David Rollins.

“She was an incredible colleague, always smiling and always willing to go the extra mile to help everyone. We very much miss her,” wrote Ravi Pendse, vice president for CIS and chief information officer, in an email to The Herald.

“She truly loved working for Brown,” wrote ​Marjorie Smith Rubin, IT human resources manager​ at CIS, in an email to The Herald.

DeVecchis was born in Santa Ana, Philippines, and had worked for Brown since 2008. Before coming to the University, she worked at the former American Insulated Wire Corp.

She is survived by her husband Anthony DeVecchis and her daughter, Amanda DeVecchis.

“She was the go-to person in her extended family, and she devoted much of her time outside of work to caring for family members, hosting holiday get-togethers and cooking for others,” Davis wrote. “She was especially devoted to her daughter Amanda who was the light of her life.”

She was sister to Danilo, Julito, Gino, Rogel and Vicente Adoptante, as well as Rosalinda Fernandes, Victoria Espidol, Gemma Mitchell, Elizabeth Vergara and the late Vergel Adoptante.

For community members seeking support, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life can be reached at 401-863-2344, and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program can be reached at 800-828-6025.


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