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Gellestrina DiMaggio

Gellestrina "Tina" DiMaggio

Saturday, May 12th, 1923 - Friday, December 21st, 2018
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DiMaggio, Gellestrina, "Tina", of Boston and Arlington December 21. Beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Garagliano) DiMaggio. Sister of Rosemary Courtney of Orange, CT and the late John DiMaggio. Aunt of Susan Vitale (of Arlington), Jacqueline Moll (of Skillman,NJ), Carolyn Norton (of Harwinton, CT), and John Courtney (of Woodbridge, CT). Also survived by 8 grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday 2:00 to 5:00pm in The DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass Avenue ARLINGTON . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:30am at The Paulist Center, 5 Park St., Boston, MA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tina's memory to: Mass General Hospital Development Office, for the Dept of Nursing, 125 Nashua St., Boston, MA Suite 540, 02114-1101 or UMass Amherst College of Nursing, 651 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9270. Ms. DiMaggio grew up in New London, CT. She graduated from Connecticut College in 1944. She then continued her education and graduated from the Yale School of Nursing in 1947. She worked at Yale New Haven Hospital and then received her Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Teacher College. Ms. DiMaggio was one of the founding faculty of the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She moved to Boston and worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, eventually becoming the Acting Director of Nursing. She retired from MGH in 1985 and became an active member of the Beacon Hill Village. She always enjoyed traveling and participating in activities with Beacon Hill Village and most recently with Brightview Senior Living in Arlington.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 28th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, December 28th, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington
    1145 Massachusetts Ave.
    ARLINGTON, MA 02476
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 10:30am
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 10:30am
    Paulist Center, Boston, MA
    5 Park St.
    Boston, MA 02108
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Posted at 12:36pm
Heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences on the passing of Gelestrina "Tina" DiMaggio.
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Posted at 03:59pm
My deepest cndolences to Tina’s family. I met Tina at the Bright View Assisted living and have great appreciation to her peaceful and kind soul. May God test her soul and provide the family with peace. I am from Arlington and my house is near the DeVito Funeral Home. Balsam Nashed

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