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“The Digiovine family, cousins to the Zaccagnini's, have always been close to us. I loved your mother's smile and gracious manner. My thoughts are...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Zaccagnini Flynn - Duxbury,, MA

“Phyllis and Julie,Tom and I are so sorry to hear of Flo's passing. She was such a special person and brought back many fond memories for both of us....Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Ginny and Tom McManus - NH

“Phyllis and Julie, ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Ginny and Tom McManus - NH

“Dear Authur,Carolyn & Family Although no words can really ease the loss you bear, just know that you are in out thoughs and prayers and we are always...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Crowder - MA

“To my dearest Friend Patti Lyons. So sorry for your loss and from the stories you have told me she was a great Mother and friend to you. She did an...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Charles Briere - WOBURN, MA

“Sending all our love, deepest sympathy, and prayers to the entire DiGiovine, McGrath, Lyons, Monz families. What a beautiful lady Flo is. She...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Maria Rosati - Waltham, MA

“So sorry to learn of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Cherish the wonderful memories of which I am sure are many. ...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Flynn - Waltham, MA - Friend

“To Patti , Mike & the DiGiovine family. My sincere condolences on the passing of Florence Bridget who was more then a friend to me. She was a Special...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Butch Venor - Waltham, MA

“To Patti, Heart fully saddened to hear the news. Sheila & I would like to express our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom, May she rest...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Patrick Farrell - Woburn, MA

“I know you're in heaven Mom surrounded by love and all our loved ones who have passed before you. Thankful you are no longer suffering but missing...Read More »
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11 of 20 | Posted by: Phyllis Moniz - Waltham, MA

“To the DiGiovine FamilyOur entire staff at Marsithill send our condolences to you, Flo was a wonderful lady who was always warm and friendly. It is a...Read More »
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Nana & Julie
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17 of 20 | Posted by: Phyllis Moniz - Waltham, MA

“You all are in our hearts and thoughts. Flo was a very wonderful woman, and we are all loudly blessed for having know her. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Allan Taylor - Watertown, MA

“Lighting candles for our loved ones, on earth or in heaven, was always a special ritual my Nana taught me. We often lit candles at the Stigmatines in...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Kevin McGrath - Brighton, MA

“Patty, Mike & DiGiovine Family,No matter how old we are, it's never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.With Deepest...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Maureen Decola Harrison - Waltham, MA


Mrs. Florence B. DiGiovine, of Waltham, died on Friday May 8, 2020 in Maristhill Nursing Home. She was 83 years old.

Florence was born in Watertown on July 17, 1936, the daughter of the late John and Bridget (Neary) McEllin. She was a graduate of Saint Patrick's High School in Watertown. Until her retirement she had worked as a technical buyer for Instrumentation Laboratories.

Florence loved her family, the church and the Boston Red Sox. She loved to cook and sing and be with all her family. She felt St. Judes was one of the most beautiful places she had ever seen. Afflicted with illness she spent her final years at Marist Hill nursing facility. Confined to her bed from her illness she was still the life of the party. Always singing and welcoming anyone who ventured by her room to come in and greet them as a friend. She learned how to use a mobile phone to send text messages to her friends and family and to follow the schedule and box scores for the Red Sox.

She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore DiGiovine and is survived by her children, Arthur S. DiGiovine (Carolyn) of Waltham, Patricia C. Lyons (Michael) of Waltham and Phyllis B. Moniz (Michael) of Waltham; her grandchildren, Michael McGrath, Kevin McGrath, Kathryn McGrath, Kristen DiGiovine, Maria Shea (William), Robert DiGiovine, Jennifer Repp (Joseph), Anna Scavone (Stephen) and Julie Saldarriaga (Stephen); her great-grandchildren, Angelo Scavone, Emily Shea, Cameron Shea, Levi Repp and Vivienne Saldarriaga; her son-in-law Timothy McGrath and also leaves many nieces, nephews and their families.

She was the mother of the late Carol A. McGrath and sister of the late John McEllin, Joseph McEllin, Mary Iodice, Elizabeth McEllin, Theresa Fahey and Helen Carrigg.

Funeral services and burial in Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Watertown will be private.

Florence's family and friends will gather for a Memorial Mass at a time and date to be announced in Saint Jude Church, Waltham.

In lieu of flowers please honor Florence's memory with a donation to Fr. Kwang and Fr. Castro, c/o Archdiocese of Boston, 2121 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA 02135. Fr. Kwang and Fr. Castro voluntarily live in isolation during this pandemic to protect their brother priests, they themselves can provide sacraments exclusively to victims of COVID.