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Fiorentino J.

Fiorentino J. "Tino" DiGrappa

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Obituary

Fiorentino “Tino” J. DiGrappa, a lifelong resident of Maynard, MA, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 18, 2020. He was the beloved husband of 48 years to Jeanette B. (Reynolds) DiGrappa who died in 2004.

Tino was born and raised in Maynard, son of the late Luigi and Concetta (Campanelli) DiGrappa. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Maynard H.S. He later received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Tino was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and participated in action during the invasion of Okinawa and Guam. He was employed as a Civil Engineer for 30 years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works until his retirement.

He is survived by his brother Frank, sisters Yolanda and Silvia, sister-in-law Mary Maxine DiGrappa, brother-in-law Fredric L. Ganong, many loving nieces and nephews, along with their extended family members. Tino was predeceased by his sister Maria and two brothers, Joseph and Gerald.

As a lifelong resident of Maynard, Tino was well steeped in the Town’s history and known and loved by many for his humor, memories and storytelling. Tino was an avid photographer and captured moments throughout his full life, demonstrating his love of family, God, friends and his favorite four-legged friends. He enjoyed walking his dog, Ollie, with his neighborhood group of dogwalkers and friends every evening. Tino was a life-long member of St. Bridget’s Parish in Maynard, serving as a caretaker, usher and whatever was needed to support the clergy and congregation. As he began to slow down due to health, Tino enjoyed immensely the nightly visits by the dogwalkers and their companions. A special treat for Tino was the weekly visits by Fathers from the Campion Center and their lively conversations.

The family would like to take this opportunity to provide a heartfelt thank you to everyone who touched Tino’s life. He lived a fulfilling long life on his terms, and always helped people in need. He is loved and will be missed.


Due to the State of Emergency regulations on the number of people attending a public event, Visiting Hours and Burial will all be private. A public memorial mass and celebration of Tino’s life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tino’s memory of may be made to either: the Campion Center in Weston, MA, your local SPCA, or your charity of choice.

For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit his memorial page at www.actonfuneralhome.com
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Bridget's Cemetery
    Address
    254 Great Road
    MAYNARD, MA 01754
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    Notes
    Due to the State of Emergency regulations on the number of people attending a public event, Visiting Hours and Burial will all be private. A public memorial mass and celebration of Fiorentino’s life will be held at a future date.
Due to the State of Emergency regulations on the number of people attending a public event, Visiting Hours and Burial will all be private. A public memorial mass and celebration of Fiorentino’s life will be held at a future date.

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JL

Jon Lenicheck

Posted at 06:04am
Such a welcoming, wonderful person. Accepting of all, friend to all. And always a dog cookie or two for lucky canines in the neighborhood. Will think of you often, Tino.
RF

Rich Foley

Posted at 11:19am
Wonderful guy,tough as nails ex-marine. Tino will be missed by many people, he left his mark.
BZ

Barbara Zino

Posted at 04:36pm
Extending my deepest sympathy to Tino's family and his many friends, including the neighborhood doggy friends who will miss him too. I so enjoyed knowing Tino these past years at mass at Campion in Weston, breakfast afterwards on Saturdays with the 7 o'clock breakfast sinners and later visits when he was sidelined. Tino was someone we all admired and loved. He was a man who served our country in the Pacific in WWII and a man of great faith throughout his long life. Rest in Peace, Tino, tough ol' Marine from Maynard, I am grateful for having known you and the tough ol' broad from New Jersey will miss you. Rest assured your Campion friends are praying for the repose of your soul. Please watch over us ol' buddy from your place in heaven.
BD

Bill Drago

Posted at 06:40pm
Hello everyone this is Bill Drago and I’ve seen and spoke to Gino very many times and he’s always been a fine gentleman and a great person and I’m proud of him for being a marine veteran and I will just wish the best for the family and and I hope we’re all gonna be OK with a virus so we can see it turned out whatever we need to do in
 
NT

Norice Tobin Posted at 04:22am

Tino was a delight to see at mass on the weeend. Always called us the Carey girls. He will be missed by us all.
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