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Palmina A. “Pam” (DiPlacido) Gioioso

” … thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven … “and so, from the Prayer of  the “Our Father”, comes the events of the life that the Gioioso family has experienced especially from May 11th, 2020 thru May 17, 2020. Palmina “Pam” passed as a result of complications arising from the Coronavirus, on Sunday, May 17th at the Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence MA, only six days following the passing of her faithful loving husband of 65 years, on Monday, May 11th from the same insidious virus.

Palmina A. (DiPlacido) Gioioso was born on March 29, 1931 in East Boston to Bernardino & Maria (Tecce) DiPlacido. She attended East Boston schools & was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1949. Following graduation, she attended business classes and would soon begin her working career at the Filene’s Store of Downtown Boston in the gift-wrapping department, a position made for “Pam” “, a woman made for the position. To say that she loved her work is an understatement. She gave Filene’s six (6) years of service. However, from that time on, she was the Matriarch of Giftwrapping for her entire family. Whatever the occasion, a Birthday, Wedding, Graduation, Christmas, Easter or whatever, “Pam” had the gift of artistry in her hands. She would marry John in 1955, continue to live in East Boston & in 1967, move to Eustis St., Revere. She had three (3) devoted children: John J. Gioioso, Jr. & his wife, Colleen of Lynnfield, Donna M. Lapointe & her husband, Gerard of North Berwick, Maine and Laura J. Belmonte & her husband, Frank A. Belmonte, Jr. of Londonderry, New Hampshire. She returned to the working world in the early seventies, at Bradlees Department Store of Chelsea as a salesclerk & cashier. She retired in 1993 after twenty (20) years of service. When her children were in school, “Pam” was most active in the Revere Parents Club. Nothing gave her more joy or pleasure than to be with her children; whether at home or elsewhere, teaching them, playing with them or thoroughly reading to them. Pam had a voracious appetite for reading & continued to the end to thrive on that appetite. When grandchildren began happening, she was renewed in the art of “mothering”. Her grandchildren loved & thrived on spending time with their “Nonnie”. She did all the activities, plus, as when she raised her own children. The grandchildren were taken to movies, museum trips, picnics and they especially enjoyed playing many games together. The combined time with her children and grandchildren remain to be the hallmark of her life—caring and giving. Her cherished grandchildren are Ashley L. Burbank & her husband, Adam of Berwick, Maine, Gregory A. Lapointe & his wife, Moriah of Wells, Maine, Frank A. Belmonte, III of Londonderry, NH & Genna R. Gioioso of Lynnfield. She is also the dear sister to John DiPlacido & his late wife Frances (Corozza) DiPlacido of West Palm Beach, FL & the late Clara (DiPlacido) Kennedy & her late husband Joseph. She is also lovingly survived by her two great-grandsons, Zachary and Jackson and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. Pam was also the faithful cousin to the late Mario DiBacco. For many years of Saturday nights, both Pam & John who were long-time members of the Malden Moose Lodge, would take thorough advantage of the celebrations on Saturday nights and holiday specials, dressed to the nines, side-by-side.

Funeral Services & Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett will be Private

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  1. Susie McLean
    May 28 2020

    John, Colleen, Genna and Family: Please accept my families sincere condolences on the loss of your parents. I did not have the pleasure of knowing them; but they sound like exceptional people. Somehow, I picture them dancing cheek to cheek in a warm embrace in the Light of God’s smile. May God strengthen you and keep you steeped in the values and love that they have given through their years.

  2. Bill Previdi
    May 24 2020

    Dear John and Family. I am so sorry for the loss of both your parents in less than one week. May you take some comfort in knowing that they are together again in the after life.

  3. Tony & Rita Consalvi
    May 20 2020

    Our sincere sympathy to John,Donna and Laura.
    So sorry for your losses. Your parents were great folks.

    Sending our love,

    Tony & Rita

  4. Diane Forster
    May 19 2020

    My heart goes out to your family’s. I remember when laura and I went to visit John in Anderson little when he was working. They both were so friendly and always smiling. They will be missed.
    Love to all .

  5. Debra Peczka DiGiulio
    May 19 2020

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Gioioso family, especially with John Jr. and with Donna as we attended Shurtleff School together a long time ago. Your parents were two of the nicest people I have ever met. Your entire family was blessed to have had them on this earth. As hard as I am sure it is to lose both parents so close in time, I am sure you know your Dad was waiting for your Mom and they will be together now for eternity in Heaven.

  6. John DiPlacido
    May 19 2020

    Condolence to the Gioioso family for the loss of their parents John and Pam..from brother John. I love you so much Pam and Johm may you rest in peace. say hello to Fran up in heaven.

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