Antonietta “Ann” (DiCroce) DiGiusto, age 89

of Quincy

Antonietta “Ann” (DiCroce) DiGiusto, age 89

Quincy, Antonietta “Ann” (DiCroce) DiGiusto, age 89, a longtime Quincy resident, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Antonietta was born in Anversa degli Abruzzi, Italy to the late Alfonso and Mafalda (D’Eramo) DiCroce. She immigrated to the United States at the age of nineteen, settling in Quincy.

Arriving in Quincy as a young woman, Ann, who was a teacher in Italy, learned the English language and taught herself to sew. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker but became a talented and accomplished seamstress, making clothes for family and friends. She was especially proud to have made her daughter Claudia’s wedding dress, as well as one for her daughter-in-law, Debra.

Ann enjoyed a creative life, as she loved her garden and painting. She was an early advocate for healthy living and actively participated in yoga, walking, and swimming.

Ann and her late husband, Jim, enjoyed music and ballroom dancing. Together, they were longtime active members of Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy and both served as extraordinary ministers.

She enjoyed her summer home in Falmouth and trips to Old Silver Beach. She was an excellent cook and loved to spend time with and entertain family and friends.

Most of all, Ann’s passion was for her family, especially her cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for sixty-six years of the late James DiGiusto.

Devoted mother of Steven P. DiGiusto and his wife Debra of Hingham, Mark J. DiGiusto and his wife Linda of Billerica, David A. DiGiusto and his wife Regina of Braintree, Deborah DiGiusto Roussinos and her husband Don of Braintree, and the late Claudia M. Ahola and her former husband Robert of Sandwich.

Loving grandmother of Kevin Ahola and his wife Lynn of Winchendon, Julie DiMartino and her huband Nick of Braintree, David Ahola and his wife Priya of MD, Sherrill Anne Keenan and her husband Matthew of Weymouth, James DiGiusto and his wife Jaime of Halifax, Danielle DiGiusto, Michelle DiGiusto both of Peabody, Earl Hersam of ME, Lisa Herrmann and her husband Geoffrey of Braintree, Julie Kuselias and her husband John of Quincy, Stephen DiGiusto and Emily DiGiusto, both of Braintree, and Andrew Roussinos and his fiancée KK Behan of Southborough.

Cherished great grandmother of Anthony, Jake, Charlie, Joe, Diya, Taj, Kira, Molly, Zachary, Domenic, and Clara.
Ann was also great grandmother of the late James Morrison DiGiusto.

Dear sister of Maria Ranalli and her late husband Gino of Braintree and Lucia Fasano and her husband Nick of Braintree. Ann is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Saturday, February 2nd at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Friday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


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  • Don, Debra and DiGiusto Family,

    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our depest condolences and may our thoughts and prayers help comfort you.

    With love,

  • I was your niece Carla’s neighbor and Schoolmate since 1st grade at St. John the Baptist School, Pisana Auntie. Continue to watch over her from Paradise! Che Dio ti benedica! <3

  • Such a Beautiful and Loving Women that reflected on her wonderful family!

  • Dearest Deborah, Don, Julie, Nick and the entire DiGiusto and Ahola families-
    I am so sad to hear the news of Ann’s passing. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Love, Kelly

  • An amazing woman in her time that raised an amazing family. We are honored to have known her. Many blessings and peace for those who loved her.
    Erica T

  • To David and the family our sincere condolences she is at peace now with her caring husband who took loving care of her before his passing.We use to see them walking on Viden Rd. The good lord will take good care of them.

  • So sorry for your loss, Deb. Our thoughts are with you and Don and the rest of your family.