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Obituary for Anna E. (Cantino) Diodato

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Anna Elizabeth (Cantino) Diodato, 97, a lifelong resident of Littleton, MA passed away peacefully at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. She was the beloved wife of the late Dominic Diodato, who passed away in 1997.

Anna was born at home on the family farm in Littleton, one of eight children of the late Frank and Carmella Cantino, who were first generation Americans. Anna worked for a military electronics supplier and was a group leader when she retired. She and her husband made their home in Littleton, where they raised their two children. They often made trips back to Staten Island where her husband was raised. Later in life they made trips to Italy, Florida, and to visit their son in Nashville.

Anna was a well-known cook and her lasagna was legendary among family and friends, served with a little red wine of course. She loved time spent in the garden and at one time maintained a large strawberry field, selling the berries at a small roadside stand with the goal of paying the property taxes. She had a love of all animals but especially “Peggy” and “Patches,” two special dogs. In her downtime, you could find her reading or working on a puzzle.

Anna had many friends. She made the effort to get to know people and make a real connection. She would spend hours talking with people young and old whether they were there for a visit, or to work on her house. More than anything, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was always a willing babysitter and cherished the time she spent with them.

Anna is lovingly survived by her two children, Frank Diodato and Nancy Cyr. She was the loving grandmother of Jason and Aaron Cyr, and Olivia Diodato, and great-grandmother of Hailey and Mia Cyr, and Savanah and Tanner Cyr.

Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Wednesday, February 2nd from 3:00-6:00PM in the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue (Rte. 111) Acton. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 3rd at 10:00AM in the funeral home, with burial following in Westlawn Cemetery, 7 New Estate Road, Littleton.

For the protection of all during this pandemic, the Town of Acton has instituted a mask mandate. Mask are required in all public indoor spaces, including at the funeral home.

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