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Maria  V.L. (Silvestri)  DiVecchia

Maria V.L. (Silvestri) DiVecchia
  • December 13, 1935 - March 18, 2022
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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“I'm so sorry for your loss of a truly wonderful, funny, one of a kind woman! I am thankful I got to become apart of your family and now you can Rest...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Natalie Shear - Wayland, MA

“When I think about Maria, I am at once filled with joy and regret. It was a joy to spend time with her and get to know her at family holiday...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Minta Elsman - Northampton, MA

“Ann Marie and family,I am so sorry for your loss. May all the warm memories you have help you in the days ahead.Patty Famosi Bertrand ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Patty Bertrand - BILLERICA, MA

“My greatest sympathies for the loss of such a wonderful lady! Such nice memories ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Mula Kennison

“I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's death. I'm sure your hearts are broken and she will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathies. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Sally DiVecchia - Sacramento, CA

“Gabriel and I spent many occasions including The Sons of Italy functions with both Guido and Maria They were truly wonderful friends for us. My...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Roberta Conte - Friend

“I had the pleasure of working with Maria back in the day at Unitrode. Maria always had a smile that would light up the room. God Bless. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Antonellis - Marlborough, MA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Maria. Thinking of you all. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Jeanne Nocera - Waltham, MA

“So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bianca DelRaso - Watertown, MA

“My beautiful Auntie Marie,You were not only my aunt, you were my friend. I loved our talks, laughs, and even cries together. My memories of you shall...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Angela Ehresman - Middle Village, NY

“DiVecchia Family, we send our sympathy to you. We remember her at Auntie Olga´s house how funny smart and pleasant Mary and Guido were. A perfect...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Trifone nieces - Family

“To the children of Maria Richard and I were so sad to hear the news of your Moms passing we loved taking her to the senior center and great memories...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Burke - Waltham, MA

“Dear Eddie, Annmarie and Tina,I have such wonderful memories of your mother, she was a great lady.When we were little she treated me as one of her...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Linda (Caruso) Lavoie - Watertown, MA

Mrs. Maria V.L. (Silvestri) DiVecchia, of Waltham died at home on Friday, March 18, 2022 with her family at her side. She was 86.

Maria was born on December 13, 1935 in Pacentro, Province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. She was one of three children born to the late Giuseppe and Oliva (DiCicco) Silvestri. Raised in Italy she married Guido DiVecchia, native of Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Province of Pescara, on July 25, 1954 in her native Pacentro.

They came to the United States in 1955 and lived in Watertown before making Waltham their home since 1973. Maria worked over thirty-five years for Unitrode Corporation in Watertown which later became Microsemi Corporation, retiring in 2000.

Maria and Guido were active members of Sons of Italy Piave Fume Lodge in Watertown. Their love for ballroom dancing took them to numerous places and they enjoyed their membership and the many friendships from Ballroom Dancing Club of Waltham. Her family was always the center of her life and she will be lovingly remembered for her wonderful cooking and baking. She was the loving and doting 'Non' to her four grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 62 years, Guido († July 28, 2016) she is predeceased by her in-laws, Angelo and Guerino 'Jerry' DiVecchia and Paolina DiPietroantonio.

She leaves her children, Edward C. DiVecchia of Waltham, Ann Marie Piantedosi (John) of Nashua, NH and Tina C. Mannarino (Stephen) of Waltham; her grandchildren, Nicholas Piantedosi (Lisa DeAngelis), Melissa Elsman (Joseph), Olivia and Sophie Mannarino; her siblings, Anthony Silvestri (Rina) and Luisa Fabiilli, all of Queens, New York; also survived by nieces & nephews and longtime friend whom she considered family, Franco Camporesi (Ginny) of Allston.

Family and friends will honor and remember Maria's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, March 24th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials in her name may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

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