Emilio Di Vito, age 87

of Holbrook

Emilio Di Vito, age 87

Emilio Di Vito, age 87, of Holbrook, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Emilio was born in Castrovalva, Abruzzo, Italy, to the late Domenicoantonio and Santina (Carnevale) Di Vito. Raised and educated there, he immigrated to the United States in 1952 at the age of nineteen, settling in Quincy. He had lived in Holbrook for fifty-six years, previously in Quincy.

Emilio served in the U.S. Army during the 1950s.

He was employed as a sheet metal worker for the former Industrial Engineering and Machine Company of Braintree for over thirty years.

Emilio was proud to earn his Associate’s degree in Management from Newbury Junior College in 1977.

He enjoyed preparing the garden each spring and watching his wife tend to it every day so he could eat the ripe tomatoes, finding where the freshly baked Italian cookies were hidden, showing up to his children’s houses unannounced just to say hello, a hot cup of coffee on a Sunday afternoon and eating pastries from Mike’s Pastries as soon as he brought them home while they were still fresh. Most of all, he was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren, proudly supporting their accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty years of Raffaella “Lina” (DiMatteo) Di Vito.

Devoted father of Emilio Di Vito, Jr., Diana Demers and her husband Gary, all of Holbrook, Robert and his wife Kimberly of Braintree.

Loving grandfather of Joseph and Danielle Demers, Nicholas, Anthony, and Marisa Di Vito.

Cherished great-grandfather of Derrick.

Dear brother of Pia LaRosa and her late husband Vincent “Jimmy” of Quincy.

Emilio is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, August 23, from 2-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Monday, August 24, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Emilio’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.


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  • JD, Diana and Family,

    Please accept our condolences on your loss. Your dad was a true gentleman and a pleasure to know. We always enjoyed talking to your dad at town meetings. We remember sharing a dinner with him after the tour of Holbrook High before it closed and found him to be such a nice man. Sending prayers to all of you that happy memories can bring you comfort at this difficult time. ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Marie and John Russo

  • A beautifully written obituary for a beautiful man. My prayers go out to the entire DiVito family as you mourn in his loss. May the memories forever stay strong in your heart. Love and hugs to you all.

  • Lina and Family.
    We are saddened to hear of Emilio’s death. Just a lovely person, who always greeted you with kind words and a smile. We will miss him! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time!
    Elsa and Giuliano

  • Diana,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Father passing away this week. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With deepest sympathy,

  • Cari cugini,mi unisco al vostro grande dolore.Che Dio protegga e assista Emilio nel suo ultimo viaggio.State uniti e forti e vi giungano le condoglianze mie,di mia madre,mia sorella.
    Vostra cugina Monica Giovanna (nipote di Giovanni e Verina).

  • Lena
    I was so sorry to see the notice that Emilio had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and I hope to see you back at our pool one of these days.
    Your friend

  • Very sorry to hear of Emilio passing away. He will be missed.
    May his loving memories warm your hearts during this sad time.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences.
    Sending hugs and prayers.
    Nicolina Sabatini

  • My prayers go with him, may he RIP Amen

  • Lina and Family,
    We were saddened to hear of Emilio’s passing. He was my very special cousin.My father (Pietro Di Vito-Emilio’s uncle) always spoke very fondly of Emilio and of their time together in Castrovalva. I will miss his Christmas, Easter and birthday calls to me in Australia. May he rest in peace,
    Cousin Teresa Di Pilla (Australia)

  • Thinking of all of you , May your wonderful memories bring you peace and warmth during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss .