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“Adriana and Family, So sorry to hear of Italo's passing. He, my husband Jerry, the two Romeo Brothers, Ernie and Bob, and also Gordon Carlin shared...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jeanie Galvin - Windham, NH

“Adriana and Family, So sorry to hear of Italo's passing. He, my husband Jerry, the two Romeo Brothers, Ernie and Bob, and also Gordon Carlin shared...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Jeanie Galvin - Windham, NH

“Ti ricordiamo con grande affetto. I cugini Lucio Maria Catia e Marco con rispettive famiglie ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Lucii Del Signore - Torino

“To the DiNitto and Spada families,I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Italo. My condolences to you during this very difficult time. He was a...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Jamgotchian - West Roxbury, MA

“Cara cugina Adriana, ora che il nostro Italo non c'è più io voglio recordaglo come eravamo da bambini. Quando io e lui giacomavamo in sieme...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Joe Mignone - Toronto - Family

Enjoying time spent together. “Uncle, Always loved and Remembered. I enjoyed getting together with the family.I have fond memories, which I will always cherish. Your smile warmed...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Rodriguez - Cumberland, RI

“To Adriana and Family It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Don Italo.He is now at Peace with God,bringing smiles to everyone.We are really...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Nelsy and Joe Stelmashuk

“Italo was one of a kind. We will miss him dearly at our office in Fort Myers. He always brought a smile to all of our faces the minute he walked in....Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Tara Bendola - Fort Myers, FL

“Devoted husband, father, grandfatherKind and generous friendLover of lifeYou blessed our lives with sunshine and treasured memoriesAnd you will be in...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry and Marilyn Grubisich - IL

“Dearest Adriana and Family,. Our hearts are heavy at the passing of our dear friend Italo. Remembering all of those smiles, the laughs at funny...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Wayne and Barbara Pinto - FL

“Italo was a wonderful man. I felt that way from the moment that I met him many years ago. His charm and view of life always made me smile. We had...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Dooley - Methuen, MA

“Dear Adriana and family, We are so sorry to hear about Italo's passing. We loved meeting him at Heritage Cove's gatherings. He was so full of joy...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Billy and Nancy Taylor - Columbia, IL

“Italo will be missed in our condo complex here in Fort Myers, he always had a cheerful greeting for all of us. When in his company one thought that...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Marilyn Drew - Fort Myers, FL

“Dear Adriana and Family:We are so sorry for your loss. The obituary is a beautiful tribute to Italo. Everyone at Heritage Cove in Fort Myers who knew...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Terry and Connie Specker - FL

“Dear Adrianna and family, Italo was a good man and will be truly missed. May his soul rest in peace and may you and your family find comfort in all...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Marie & Peter DeLibero - Cranston, RI


Fort Myers, Fla. – Mr. Italo G. DiNitto, of Fort Myers, formerly of Lawrence and North Andover, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 85.

Italo was born in Sant'Ambrogio sul Garigliano, Italy, a town half-hour south of Monte Cassino, on January 1, 1932 to the late Amelio and Gemma (Soave) (DiNitto) Rotondo. During the war years he moved with his family to the relative safety of Rome before returning home.

After high school he became a paratrooper instructor for the Italian Army and in 1956 was able to secure passage to the United States where he came to live with relatives in Providence, Rhode Island. It was there that the best part of his life began.

On June 24, 1961 he married Providence native Adriana DelSignore in Holy Ghost Church and lived for a time in Lawrence before moving to North Andover in 1971. Italo was a graduate of Fazio Beauty Academy in Lawrence and was the owner of Italo Hair Salon in Andover and in North Andover until his retirement. 2003 brought a move to Fort Myers where Italo and Adriana belonged to Saint Columbkille Parish.

Italo was a passionate golfer and an avid soccer fan but found his greatest joy in the company of his cherished grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Adriana, he leaves his children, Lisa DiNitto and her spouse, Casey, of South Plainfield, New Jersey and Claudia Spada and her husband, David, of Weston; his grandchildren, David and Deahna Spada; his brothers, Elvio Rotondo and his wife, Lidia and Claudio and his wife, Teresa, all residing in Italy; his nieces and nephews, Amelio, Marco, Ezio, Romualdo, Rolando, Christine, Christopher, Carolynn and Charles and many cousins.

He was also a brother of the late Antonio DiNitto and Alida Rotondo; brother-in-law of the late Pina DiNitto and uncle of the late Paolo DiNitto.

Italo's family is particularly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Intensive Care Unit of Newton-Wellesley Hospital for the exceptional care and compassion shown to him during his most recent illness.

Family and friends will honor and remember Italo's life by gathering for his Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Saint Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston.

Memorial donations may be made to Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St., Newton, MA 02462; Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or to Gulf Coast Humane Society, 2010 Arcadia St., Fort Myers, FL 33916.