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Lucy R. (DiGiovanni) Chinn

CHINN, Lucy R. (DiGiovanni), Age 94 (June 4, 1926 – November 14, 2020), at Alliance Health at Rosewood Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in Peabody.

Born in Revere, and a resident of Saugus for over fifty years, Lucy was the daughter of the late Nicolas and Tommasina DiGiovanni. Lucy was also the youngest of eight siblings, all of whom predeceased her. 

Lucy is the beloved wife of the late William Chinn. She is survived by her loving children William Chinn and his late wife Carolyn of East Boston, Patricia Bellone and her husband Rocco of Saugus, Annmarie Chinn of East Boston, and the late Thomas Chinn. She is the cherished grandmother of Tara Chinn of East Boston, Michael Chinn of East Boston, and Tiana Borzilleri and her husband Jonathan of Stoneham.  Lucy is the adored great-grandmother and “Nana” to Charles “Charlie” and Maxwell “Max” Borzilleri of Stoneham. She is also survived by her nieces Patricia Nagle, Barbara DiMarco, and nephew James “Skippy” Giovanni. Lucy also leaves behind her great friend, Isabella Johnson, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Lucy worked at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in the dietary department for 25 years before retiring. Lucy’s greatest joys in life were her faith, family, and cooking. Lucy’s famous meatballs, pasta and pizzelle cookies will be missed by many.

Lucy’s family would like to thank the staff of Rosewood for their compassionate care, love and kindness over the past two years.

Unfortunately, due to the present health crisis, funeral services will be private. A celebration of life in Lucy’s honor will be held at a later date, when it is safe for family and friends to gather.

In lieu of flowers, Lucy’s family welcomes donations in her name to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America,  www.hdsa.org, or My Brother’s Table Soup Kitchen, www.mybrotherstable.com.


Funeral Services were Private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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  1. Grace Soto
    Nov 25 2020

    Patty,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Lucy was such a lovely person!! My thoughts and prayers are with your and the family.

  2. Beth huntoon
    Nov 24 2020

    Patty ,
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember what a devoted daughter you were and understand what a loss this must be for you.
    Please know that my thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

  3. Joyce Parent
    Nov 24 2020

    Patty,

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Thinking of you,

    Joyce Parent

  4. Frederick Sannella
    Nov 18 2020

    Skippy,
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your beloved aunt Lucy !
    Fred Sannella

  5. Marguerite Bova
    Nov 18 2020

    Patty and family,
    I am so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. God bless and be with you all. My heart and prayers are with you. ❤️
    Much love

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