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Anthony C. DiGiovanni

Anthony C. DiGiovanni

Anthony C. DiGiovanni

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 from 3 – 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Anthony C. DiGiovanni, who died following a brief illness on Friday, December 20th at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Medford, at 95 years.  His funeral will be conducted on Monday, December 23rd from the funeral home at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 12 Noon.  Born & raised in Revere, he attended Revere schools until the premature death of his young father, Carmine A.  DiGiovanni, which demanded he leave school & help his mother to support his four siblings. “Tony” cared for his dear mother Maria A. (Capone) until her death at 97 years.   All of his life, he was hardworking & aggressive, entering the United States Army in May of 1939, & serving until July 1, 1945.  He is a veteran of World War II.  He worked in the early years at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard & later would become a security guard at the former Watertown Arsenal, from where he retired.  He was a member of Revere ITAMS.  “Uncle Tony” always maintained an affable personality, quick to laugh & eager to be of help to anyone & everyone, especially his family.  His photos attest to his gentleness & joviality.  His beloved wife, Eleanor I. (Bernardi), died in November of 1988.  He is the cherished father of: Anthony DiGiovanni & his wife Donna M. of Peabody, Joseph F. DiGiovanni of Dedham, & Irene M. DiGiovanni-Vardaro & her husband Pat A. of Wilmington.  He is the devoted grandfather of: Danielle J. Kempe & her husband David of Quincy, & David A. DiGiovanni of Lowell.  He is also lovingly survived by his 5 nieces: Joanne Nardone & Marie Chadwick both of Revere, Marie Atchlas of Billerica, Joan Steeves of Newburyport, & Theresa MacDonald of Lowell.  His nieces regarded their “Uncle Tony” as a surrogate father.  He was also the dear brother of the late: James & Leo DiGiovanni, Louise DiGiovanni, & Mary Nardone.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Services

Visiting Hours

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 from 3 – 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 12 Noon in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

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  1. Tzivia and Rafael Frim
    Dec 22 2013

    Dear Tony, Donna, Danielle and David,

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather. Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. We remember Anthony visiting your home and seeing him on various other occasions. Our sympathy is heartfelt as we understand the importance of keeping a loved one close to your heart, for it provides a great source of comfort along with a way to celebrate their life. Take care of one another.
    Love,
    Tzivia and Rafi

  2. Jane Breschard Wilson
    Dec 22 2013

    Sending prayers and comfort to our dear President, Danielle DiGiovanni Kempe, and your family on the loss of this fine patriarch.
    How blessed your grandfather was to have seen you grow into such a kind and accomplished young woman. Anthony DiGiovanni and his family will be remembered by our family at Christmas Mass. With affection,
    Jane Breschard Wilson
    BOSTON WOMEN COMMUNICATORS

  3. Michael F Bardaro
    Dec 22 2013

    Tony,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a father as you know. I will be there on Sunday to see you and your family. Again I am very sorry for your loss.

    Michael Bardaro

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