Ena (Trifone) DiSalvio, age 92

of Quincy

Ena (Trifone) DiSalvio, age 92

Ena (Trifone) DiSalvio, age 92, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Friday, July 12, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Ena was born in Quincy to the late Nicola and Annie (DiNicoloantonio) Trifone and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1945.

She had been employed for many years as a teacher’s aide with the Quincy Public Schools. During her career, she worked at various schools including Quincy High School and the Point Webster School. She was a member of the Quincy Retiree’s Association.

Ena was an excellent cook and enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, Bingo, and travelling. She was a former member of Saint Joseph’s Church Ladies Sodality.

Widowed at a young age, Ena dedicated her life to her children and later to her cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Samuel P. DiSalvio.

Devoted mother of Marguerite A. Califano and her husband Randy of Quincy, Susan J. Ramponi and her husband Peter of Quincy, Peter S. DiSalvio and his wife Donna of Rockland, and Paula L. Nicholson and her husband Warren of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of Anthony Califano, Lisa Cameron, Michael, Steven, and Matthew Ramponi and Sarah DiSalvio. Much-loved great grandmother of Maggie, Michael, Matthew, Julia, Mia, Joseph, Thomas, Jack, and Sophie.

One of four siblings, Ena was the dear sister of William Trifone and his wife Geraldine of Quincy and was pre-deceased by Pasquale and Nicholas Trifone. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, July 17th at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy at 9 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Tuesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Ena’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • Sending deepest sympathies

  • I miss her brownies! She was a wonderful person ❤️. I remember all the good times at her home.

  • Marguerite Susan, Peter ,and Paula , So sorry for your loss .Ena was one very special lady .She will be missed by many.I learned how to make the Pizzelles from her I will never forget what a great lady she was love you all Carol McArthur and family

  • Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss. Love Nancy and Richard Macleod

  • Growing up, Ena was one of my favorite adults. It was clear she loved each of us, even if we weren’t her own. I still use the two blankets she made me and I’ve made some for friends, always making sure they know it’s an “Ena blanket.” May memories of her always keep us happy and warm.

  • Paula and family, I am so sorry about the loss of your wonderful Ena. Honestly she was such a lovely , kind, woman who loved her family very much. Truly a mother, whose face would light up as soon as she saw anyone of you. The love, closeness and tender care you all gave her all the time shows the deep bond Ena had with all of you. My sympathy to all of you. Love, Pam Baker

  • Paula & Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.May she Rest In Peace.
    Michael & Diane McCormack