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Catherine M. (Diani) Lancia, 84,

    Catherine M. (Diani) Lancia, 84, of Milford, MA, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Agostino J. Lancia Sr. who passed away in 2004. She was born in Worcester MA., daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Thorton) Diani and was a lifelong Milford resident. She was a graduate of the class of 1954 from St. Stephen’s High School in Worcester. She also was a graduate of the Ollis Academy in Worcester class of 1955 where she received in a degree in Hairdressing.          

    Mrs. Lancia owned and operated Cathy’s Corner Daycare in Milford for many years retiring in 1995. She was a member of the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital where she was on the fundraising committee for many years and volunteered at the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Milford and a communicant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.          

    She is survived by her children, Joseph Lancia of Hamlin NY and his life partner Kristel Verhaegen of Belgium, Agostino J. Lancia Jr. and his wife Jo-Anne of Bellingham, Mary Jane (Lancia) Fitzpatrick and her husband Dennis Fitzpatrick of Milford, one grandson Ryan Fitzpatrick. She was predeceased by her brother Charles J. Diani.           

    A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 5 East Main St. Milford. Due to Covid-19 protocol, the burial will be private with family at the parish cemetery in Milford. There are no calling hours.         

      In lieu flowers donations can be made in her memory to ALSAC/St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 313 Washington St., Suite 310, Newton MA 02458     

    Arrangements are under the direction of the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford MA 01757


Guest Book

Joe,Johnny and Mary Jane sorry about your mother.I will miss her very much we had a 70 year friendship.
Jeannette Gabaree


My deepest sympathy and condolences to your loss. I am glad I've met Catherine and spent time with her on multiple occasions and cherish the good memories. So sorry this pandemic is preventing me to travel but I'll be there in spirit. I hold you all in my prayers and thoughts.
Kristel Verhaegen


Our condolances with the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. May the good memories be forever a comfort in your lives.
Liesbeth, Pol, Kobe en Leno


Dear Joe & Kristel, dear family Your beloved mother passed away on christmas-day. She will be guided by the light, by her faith and by your love. She will live on for ever in your hearts, bodies, minds and spirits. Non of the good things she did will disapear. We wish you warmth in these strange times. Els, Dieter and children
Els Seynaeve


My deepest sorrow to you and the family. She seemed like a lovely, fun loving woman. Such a heartbreak to lose your mom. I know her memory will live forever in your heart. Special thought & prayers to you and the family. xoxo
Helen Blanchard


My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. She sounds like she was a lovely woman who gave so much to her community and will be greatly missed. Sheryl Johnson
Sheryl Johnson


Dear Joe & family Words fall short to describe your great loss. What sad news of your mother’s passing on Christmas day. You have our deepest, sincerest sympathy. We are all thinking of you.
Janne, Finn, Francis, Marije


Deepest sympathy to your family at this time. Her picture and life's endeavors relay such aliveness. I hope your family is able to be comforted in such loss even in this very difficult time of restricted physical gathering. Where two or more... Surely this means even at six feet in masks. -Janet Lewis
Janet Lewis


Dear Joe and family. Our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. We will pray for her soul to have an easy transition to a peacefull world beyond, guided by Light and Love. Have her memory in your hearts forever.
Anita and Lhundup


Dear Joe and Family, We are very sorry to hear that your mother passed away at Christmas day. We wish you strength, courage and hope to carry on without her. Maby it will be a comfort that you were near by her side in her last hours. We didn’t had the opportunity to meet Catherine, but Kristel told us she was a very nice and lovely person. With love, Lieve en Wim
Lieve en Wim Verhaegen - Croon


Dear Joe, John, Mary Jane and Family, Your mom was such a kind and loving person. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. May memories of all the wonderful times your shared bring comfort and peace. Wish I could be with you, with you in spirit.
Jeanne Troha


Dear Joe and Family, We want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. The death of a mother is never easy and you can never be ready for it. Her passing away on Christmas is no coincidence and we are confident that you have one more angel cheering for you especially during this period of sorrow. We will be thinking of all of you during this blessed season and will be praying for all of you for inner peace and comfort.
Tania and Antonio Hardan


Offering my condolences and prayers for you Joe. It does indeed sound like your mother loved her community and cherished he work for her church and all that it stands for. Many blessings on this difficult journey.
Hunter Hess


I am sorry for the loss of your dear mom, I worked with Kathy and long time ago at the Big D. She was so much fun to work with, and she loved to be around us kids, keeping her young at heart and so hip. RIP Kathy God speed to heaven so you can be with Gus.
Paul Perry


Hello Dr Lancia, I am truly sorry to learn about the translation of your mom. I often thought about her, strange as that might seem. May the Mahanta give you the strength to endure the loss "MAY THE BLESSINGS BE"
Edith Babwah


Hello Dr Lancia, I am truly sorry to learn about the translation of your mom. I often thought about her, strange as that might seem. May the Mahanta give you the strength to endure the loss "MAY THE BLESSINGS BE"
Edith Babwah


Mary Jane, Joe, John and families, Such sad news to hear about your Mom. May the memories you share always bring a smile to your face. She always gave the gift of laughter when I saw her. May she rest in the arms of the angels. Patty Sharp
Patty Sharp


Dear Joe and Family, We want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. The death of a mother is never easy and you can never be ready for it. Her passing away on Christmas is no coincidence and we are confident that you have one more angel cheering for you especially during this period of sorrow. We will be thinking of all of you during this blessed season and will be praying for all of you for inner peace and comfort.
Tania and Antonio Hardan


Our deepest condolences in the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and Prayers.
Theresa Lizotte and Linda Lizotte-Douglas


Dear Joe, Mary Jane, Johnny & Family, Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Your Mom was one of a kind, I have so many fond memories of her and will keep you all in my prayers. With Love & hugs
Joan Consoletti


Dear Joe and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss and feel with you from my heart. A beloved mother lost can never truly be replaced, but she will live on with you, in you and around you. I hope you can find some comfort in memories you hold of her.
Susanne Weis


Dear Joe and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss and feel with you from my heart. A beloved mother lost can never truly be replaced, but she will live on with you, in you and around you. I hope you can find some comfort in memories you hold of her.
Susanne Weis


Dear Joe and Kristel, Our condolences to you and the family on your loss. Particular in these difficult times we wish you courage and belief. Cherish the beautiful memories, she will stay with you in another shape and inspire you. Love,
Hilde en Tom vW- Pexsters


Dear Joe & Kristel, dear family Your beloved mother passed away on christmas-day. She will be guided by the light, by her faith and by your love. She will live on for ever in your hearts, bodies, minds and spirits. Non of the good things she did will disapear. We wish you warmth in these strange times. Els, Dieter and children
Els Seynaeve


Dear Joe, the energy and warmth that she had in her and that she always found the courage to carry on in life with dignity. These are characteristics of a person that can make a difference in the universe. Her capacity was great, her love and pride towards you enormous. She carried a lot of wisdom and it lives further in you. You can always count on me. love Monia
Monia


Gus, to you and your family I am very sorry for the passing of your mom. She was a great friend.
Kenny Tomaso


Dear Joe and Family, We want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. The death of a mother is never easy and you can never be ready for it. Her passing away on Christmas is no coincidence and we are confident that you have one more angel cheering for you especially during this period of sorrow. We will be thinking of all of you during this blessed season and will be praying for all of you for inner peace and comfort.
Tania and Antonio Hardan


Sending love, healing and prayers as you mourn your deep loss.
Donnalee Brockett


Dear Joe and Kristel, My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Words can’t wipe away the tears, but the memories will live forever in your heart. I wish you strength through this difficult time! Take care, Inge
Inge Stultjens


Dear Joe. I send you Light, Power and Love to bring you through the period of sadness now that your mother left you. She changed this world for the world of Light and Love. From that place she is protecting you and Kristel. She thanks you for all you did for her during her life. Having you as her son , was a great gift to her. Stay safe. Aunt Agnes frim Belgium.
Agnes Croon


Joe, Johnny, and Mary Jane - I am so sorry to hear this news. I was fortunate enough to see your mom a couple of years ago at my mother's wake. She was as I remembered her to be: vibrant, warm, compassionate, and with a smile that could light up any room. My heart goes out to all of you and I will cherish the memories of our time together.
Deborah Koller Jerome


Joe , I just learned of your Mom passing ! I’m so sorry . Hang on to the memories !
Mary Ramaskewich Costa


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