Obituary for Jean T. DiOrio (Mancivalano)
Jean T. (Mancivalano) DiOrio died peacefully Sunday, February 12, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Pittsfield on October 3, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Josephine Mancivalano. Upon her graduation from Pittsfield High School in 1954, she attended Pittsfield Secretarial School. Jean was employed by Berkshire Life Insurance Company. She then became a stay at home mom after her children were born. When her sons were in Junior High School she returned to the workforce as a para professional in the Pittsfield Public School System retiring in 1998.
She is survived by her husband, Richard DiOrio whom she married August 23, 1958, her two sons, Robert, his wife Wanda of Lenox and Richard of Raynham, five grandsons, Air Force Staff Sergeant Kyle DiOrio stationed in South Korea, Eric DiOrio of Pittsfield, Daniel, Brian and Nathan DiOrio of Raynham. One great grandson, Rowan, a brother-in-law, John Dalone, sister-in-law, Lillian DiOrio, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jean was predeceased by twin sister, JoAnn C. Dalone who passed away on December 30, 2014.
Jean was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. Known for being level headed she was the one to go to for advice. She was a diehard New York Yankees fan and enjoyed watching her sons play baseball through the years. She enjoyed going with friends on day trips to the Mohegan Sun. Jean was a member of the ITAM Lodge, Mount Carmel and Sacred Heart churches.
Funeral Notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 196 Elm St., Pittsfield. Burial will follow in the family plot at St. Joseph's Cemetery. There are No Calling Hours. Anyone attending the funeral mass are asked to gather directly at the church.
Donations in memory of Jean T. DiOrio may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires or Berkshire Humane Society in care of the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
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