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Diane Marie (Piscopo) DiMento, 89, passed away on February 5, 2024, after a long battle with dementia. Throughout this battle, she was supported by her loving family and the caring staff at The Berkeley Retirement Home and Nursing Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Nothing in the world was more important to Diane DiMento than family. Diane was the devoted wife of the late James R. DiMento and with him raised seven children and enjoyed taking advantage of grandparent privileges. Diane and family hosted an annual DiMento family reunion in Georgetown for many years, creating happy memories for their large, extended family. Diane devoted her life to being a wonderful family member, neighbor, friend, and citizen of Georgetown. She was a life-long and vocal fan of both the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. On many a Saturday Diane could be found in the bleachers at a Georgetown football game or working as a member of the Georgetown Boosters Club.
Diane attended Saint Lazarus Elementary School in East Boston and Winthrop High School. She graduated from Simmons College in Boston, MA, in 1955 with a B.S. in Business. She married Jim DiMento a mere two weeks after graduation.
Diane worked at Haverhill Co-operative Bank and then Georgetown Savings Bank during the 1970s; returned to work at Haverhill Co-operative Bank and then Phillips Academy in the 1980s; and worked at Georgetown Middle-High School in the 1990s. Later she worked at Nichols Village in Groveland before becoming a resident there herself.
Diane was predeceased by her son, Douglas J. (Doug) DiMento. She was also predeceased by her parents, Thomas J. Piscopo and Alice L. (Healey) Piscopo, her sister, Gail R. (Piscopo) Hynes, and Gail’s children, Thomas J. Hynes and Alice R. (Hynes) Bailey. Surviving Diane are her daughter, Doreen (DiMento) Farthing, her husband James F. (Jim) Farthing, their son Eric D. Farthing, his wife Amanda M. (Whitehouse) Farthing, their daughter Lauren G. (Farthing) Tschimben, her husband Stefan Tschimben, and their daughter Rachel D. (Farthing) Vaughn, her husband Jackson M. Vaughn, and their daughter Cecilia G. Vaughn; Douglas’s wife Denise J. Chritz-DiMento and his son Robert D. DiMento; Diane’s son Paul J. DiMento, his wife Elizabeth (Lisa) (Amador) DiMento, his son Matthew J. Tagliaferro, his wife Alicia A. (Costello) Tagliaferro, their daughter Maeve V. Tagliaferro, their son Anthony J. DiMento, his wife Haley (Ortmann) DiMento, and their son Wheeler J. DiMento, and their daughter Anita M. DiMento; Diane’s son James R. (Jim) DiMento, Jr., his wife Arlene (LeRette) DiMento, Jim’s son James R. DiMento, III, his wife Amy L. Hood, Jim’s daughter Katherine M. (Katie) DiMento, and Arlene’s daughter Alison L. (Pecevich) Ellard and her husband David Ellard; Diane’s daughter Lea (DiMento) O’Brien, her husband David M. O’Brien, their son Matthew J. O’Brien, and their daughter Kimberly A. O’Brien; Diane’s daughter Ellen E. DiMento and her son Devin J. DiMento; and Diane’s son Christopher J. DiMento, his wife Melissa A. (Bishop) DiMento, and their daughters Carly E. DiMento, Kaelyn G. DiMento and Aubrey R. DiMento. Diane is also survived by two of the children of her sister Gail Hynes, her son James Hynes and her daughter Kelly Hynes, and their children and grandchildren. Diane is also survived by many of the siblings of her husband, Jim, their spouses, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to Diane’s visitation on Friday, February 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday February 10th from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home. Diane’s family would be especially pleased if you would share a memory of Diane at cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Parish, 94 Andover Street, Georgetown on Saturday, February 10th at 11:00 a.m., followed by Diane’s interment at Harmony Cemetery in Georgetown.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Berkeley Retirement Home and Nursing Center, 150 Berkeley Street, Lawrence, MA 01841, a wonderful non-profit organization that kept Diane comfortable and well cared for throughout her final years with a difficult illness, or to the Georgetown Boosters Club, or to the Georgetown Middle-High School Music program. The Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown has been entrusted with Diane’s care.