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Joseph R. DiGianni, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Sunday, May 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Joseph R. DiGianni, Jr., who died on Wednesday, April 28th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness, he was 88 years old. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, May 3rd at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) REVERE at 12:30 p.m. & immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all mandates & restrictions from the Commonwealth of MA, CDC, Archdiocese of Boston & City of Revere must be followed. All attendees must wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, temperature checks, & contact tracing. Capacity limitations will be strictly enforced.

Joe was born in Everett, raised & educated in Chelsea. He was an alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1950. He went onto Boston College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Accounting. Joe enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged following his faithful service to his country. On September 12, 1959, he married Marie (Reddington), sharing over 61 years of marriage together. The couple began their family together and moved to Revere in 1967 where they remained. Joe had a wonderful education and true knack for business. He worked at Raymond Silver, later becoming Towle Manufacturing & Syratech. He worked there throughout all the buyouts and personnel changes because he was an asset to the company. Joe was in the accounting department & Salesforce. His steadfast personality and knowledge is what made him such a value to the company. He retired after 49 years of dedicated & proven service.  His love for family was most important to him. Joe was a dedicated family man through & through. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather & brother. He & his wife enjoyed some traveling in their later years to Italy & the Midwest. He was an avid reader, especially political books being his favorite reads.

He is the beloved husband of 61 ½ years to Marie C. (Reddington) DiGianni of Revere. Loving father of Linda M. Hunter, Michael E. DiGianni, Sr.  & his companion Donna Hoey, all of Revere & Richard J. DiGianni of Everett. Devoted son of the late Joseph R. DiGianni, Sr. & Clara A. (Scarpetti) DiGianni). Cherished grandfather of Joseph J. DiGianni of Everett, Michael E. DiGianni, Jr., Kristian Anderson, Brittani Anderson, & Kayla DiGianni, all of Revere. Adored great grandfather of Dylan, Luna, Addison & Ariella. Dear brother of Donna Pantano & husband Alfred of Saugus & the late Vincent A. DiGianni & wife Margaret E. DiGianni of Peabody. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.


Visiting Hours

Face masks must be worn at all times & social distancing must be maintained in the funeral home. All attendees are required to provide their name and phone number for contact tracing and temperatures will be checked prior to entering the funeral home. Only 25 people are allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. Guests are asked to visit briefly and to exit the funeral home to allow others to enter.

Sunday, May 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, May 3rd at 12:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

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  1. Richard Freede
    May 4 2021

    I worked with Joe many years ago and hadn’t seen him in a long time.
    He always greeted me with a big smile and we had many nice conversations together. I was close with his dad Joe Sr. when we all work together at Leonard Silver. Joe was always a gentleman and very knowledgeable. I was saddened to hear of his passing. Rest in peace Joe.

    Richard Freede

  2. Annie McCormack
    May 3 2021

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss… I am truly blessed to have worked with Joe as well as all the DiGianni’s… truly a wonderful family. Joe will definitely be missed… Love Annie & Stu McCormack

  3. Rhonda Bonfiglio
    May 3 2021

    I am so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  4. Danny Roundy
    May 2 2021

    To the entire Digianni family — My most sincere condolences through this hard time I was so blessed and lucky To get to know Joe even if it was only for a short four years he was truly an amazing man and a great husband father brother uncle and overall man. A true genuine stand up man – With the greater sense of humor. It’s no wonder that he created such a wonderful family love to you all may he rest in peace with his twin brother Vinny. XOXO

  5. Mark, Beth, and Mel Levine
    May 2 2021

    Dear DiGianni Family,

    We were so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I have worked for a lot of managers since I worked for Joe at Raymond Silver, and most of them could have learned lot from Joe. He was truly a kind man and a good supervisor. Please accept the condolences of the Levine Family.

  6. Abrams and Long Families
    May 2 2021

    Joe was a great friend to my father Louis and always loved hearing about their days at Wallace and the family trips to Disney. Such a sweet man who loved his family dearly, Sending love and strength to your whole family as we unfortunately know all too well this horrible disease.

  7. Jesse Lourenco
    May 2 2021

    I am very sorry about Joe’s passing My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Joe was a good friend and we spent a lot of time together In Puerto Rico in 1990 s


  8. Angel Bart
    May 1 2021

    I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.
    My deepest sympathy,

  9. alan kanter
    May 1 2021

    my thoughts and prays are with you at this difficult time.
    joe was an outstanding person who positively impacted so many lives!

  10. Jerry Glinnen
    May 1 2021

    My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the entire DiGianni family. Joe was a great person I met in 1972 when he hired me at Leonard Silver. Through Joe I got to meet many of his family which I treasured through the years. Joe was always friendly and I enjoyed the many chats I had with him over the years we worked together and the times I would see him at the Friends of Lenny reunions. I would never leave a chat with Joe without learning something. It was thanks to Joe and him always help me navigate through the many challenges I went through when I first started working at Leonard Silver. May he rest in peace and thank you Joe for everything you did for me and my family. You will never be forgotten.

  11. Mary J. Gandolfo
    May 1 2021

    Our Sincere Sympathy goes out to the Entire DiGianni family. Joe, what such a nice man, always so genuine. He would always greet you with that Wonderful smile of his. In the office, he was a great manager, and would treat you like part of the family. Always had a great sense of humor. Was always great to see him at the local grocery store, and the Friends of Lenny’s reunions. He will be dearly remembered and missed by all his many friends & co-workers from Leonard Silver, and beyond. May he rest peacefully in God’s Loving Care, Peace, Love & God Bless ! /Mary Jane & Peter

  12. Ken & Lydia Hartzell
    May 1 2021

    Richard, Marie, Michael and family! Our true condolences and love in the loss of Joe! May he always be remembered in our hearts! May God Bless you all!

    Love, Ken and Lydia

  13. Christopher W Hartzell
    May 1 2021

    My thoughts and prayers and with you all in the loss of Joe! May he be at peace as he was an amazing man! I love you all so much and may God Bless you!

    Love, Chris

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