Palma D. (D’Orazio) DiFiore, 98,
Palma D. (D’Orazio) DiFiore, 98, of Milford, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Giuseppe DiFiore who passed away in 1961. She was born in Cansano, Italy, daughter of the late Angelo and Filippa (DeSantis) D’Orazio and immigrated to Milford in 1962.
Mrs. DiFiore retired in 1980 from the former Porter Shoe Company in Milford .
She was a communicant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Ferminda DiDomenico, Pasqua DeSantis, Antonietta and her husband Gino DiGiallonardo and Maria and her husband Gary Pilla all of Milford, thirteen grandchildren, Lucinda DiDomenico and her companion Anthony Muscaritollo, Nicholas DiDomenico, Pamela Rivard, Paul DiDomenico and his wife Mary, Carmela DeSantis and her companion Jason Lussier, Joseph DeSantis and his wife Valerie, Patricia and her husband Mario Rodrigues, Mark DeSantis and his wife Jennifer, Giovanni GiGiallonardo and his companion Cheryl Carrier, Guiseppe DiGiallonardo and his wife Melissa, Gino DiGiallonardo and his wife Shannon, Christopher Pilla and his wife Rebecca, Melissa and her husband Adam Manning, eighteen great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son-in-laws, Angelo DiDomenico and Biagio DeSantis, three brothers, Rocco D’Orazio, Gino D’Orazio, Pietro D’Orazio, two sisters Pasquarosa D’Orazio and Annagrazia D’Orazio.
The funeral will be held Monday, June 9, 2014 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 7 East Main St. Milford. Burial will follow in the Notre Dame Cemetery 162 Webster St. Worcester MA.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4 to 8 P.M.
Nonnina, my great aunt, was a truly a GREAT lady and although the miles kept us apart, it was always nice to hear from her. I can remember her always calling me 'Dolly' a name I still use today to refer to my children. I will miss you Nonnina. Love, Rosy
Rosy Di Fiore-Case
What an amazing, long life! Leaving a legacy in all of the people alive today as her descendants, is truly a blessing. Knowing you, your beliefs, ethics, spirit and heart - you are a direct reflection of your grandmother's good life.
I'll be thinking of you in the days ahead. Try not to be sad, but instead celebrate her incredible life. She is definitely up in heaven celebrating!
Our sincere condolences on the passing of our sweet Nonnina <3 She always did and forever will have a special place in our hearts. I remember how she would greet us with "Hi Honey". How fortunate for all of us to have had her in our lives for so long and to all the peoples lives she touched, you were truly blessed. God Bless her and grant her eternal rest.
R.I.P Honey <3 <3 <3
Joanne (Di Fiore) Dino & Jonathon Barone (Toronto)
Maria, my heart goes out to you and your family. Please always remember the wonderful times you have had with your mother...they should always be cherished. Thank you for all you do!
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of this amazing woman. To live so long as to see your children's children's children is truly a blessing to the entire family. Clearly God loved this woman as you do to grant her such a long and full life.
Aleta and Doug Azarian
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