Louis S. Diomedes, the beloved son of Antonio and Josephine (Legge) Diomedes was born on April 1, 1922 and passed away on July 9, 2023 at the glorious age of 101. He was one of eight children and is survived by his sister Eleanor (Diomedes) Rotella and is predeceased by his sisters Susan (Diomedes) Arcaro, Antoinette (Diomedes) Dubrowski, Mary (Diomedes) Burhart, Emma (Diomedes) Quirk, and Inez Diomedes and a brother Daniel Diomedes. He is survived by his former wife Ruth (Palanzi) Turner and his wife of 44 years Elizabeth (Early) Diomedes. He was the loving and devoted Dad of 7 children and 2 stepchildren, Denise (Diomedes) Trammell, Michael A. Diomedes (d.), David A. Diomedes, John T. Diomedes (d.), Dana (Joe) Diomedes, Ronald F. Diomedes, and Terese R. Diomedes, William Lynch and Jane (Lynch) McGrath. There is also 1 honorable mention daughter, Patricia (Gadbois) White. He was the much-loved Grandpa of his 13 grandchildren, Joey, Brianna, Corissa (d.), Leah, Marc, Kyle, Kira, Brittany, Eric, Jack, Chris, Collin, and Sarah and Great-grandpa to 16, Aryella, Kylie, Damien, Darren, Bryce, Anthony, Kyle, Evan, Jakob, Rowan, Jamarion, Layla, Kehlani, Josiah, Marley, Dominic and Ashton. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was a native of Milford, Ma, a long-time resident of Mendon, Ma, and current longtime resident of Stoughton, Ma. He was a hardworking man, dedicated to providing for his family. He worked for many years with Siegel Wholesale Poultry in Hopedale, Ma., and as Facilities Supervisor at Cushing Hospital in Framingham Ma. He was a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, doing many remodeling projects in his homes, repairing cars, and caring for his gardens. He was a proponent of education and culture encouraging us to read and research about all things and would gather us to read poetry and literary excerpts and for prayers. He was also a bit creative at painting greenware, cross-stitching, and other small art projects. He loved a large variety of music and loved listening to it to relax on Sunday afternoons. Probably what he is most affectionately remembered for is being a jokester, after all, he was born on April Fool’s Day. He had his many tried-and-true jokes, quips and anecdotes. As old, corny, and rehashed as they were, we never got tired of hearing them (well, maybe). He was the pillar and figurehead of our family and lived an amazing 101 years and 100 days. His presence will live on with us.
I would like to end this with some of his favorite goodbye quotes. Goodnight and God bless. – Red Skelton I’m so glad we had this time together just to have a laugh or sing a song, seems we just get started, and before you know it, comes the time we have to say so long (ear tug). - Carol Burnett Say Goodnight, Gracie – George Burns Happy Trails, until we meet again, Dad -Roy Rogers
There will be a simple graveside service at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 5 E. Main St., Milford, Ma at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday July 29, 2023 to be followed by a Celebration of Life held at the Hoboken Citizens Club, 252 Central Street, Milford, Ma. from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.