Gilda Ida Carmela (DiMascio) DiMascio, age 90

of Braintree

Gilda Ida Carmela (DiMascio) DiMascio, age 90

Gilda Ida Carmela (DiMascio) DiMascio, age 90, a longtime Braintree resident, died peacefully, Friday, January 31, 2020, at the Carney Hospital in Boston, in the comfort of her loving daughter.

Gilda was born in Pettorano sul Gizio, province of L’Aquila, region of Abruzzo, Italy, to the late John and Angiolina (DiMascio) DiMascio. She was raised and educated in Italy and immigrated to the United States in 1948 at the age of nineteen, attending school for naturalized citizens. Gilda had lived in Braintree for fifty years, previously in Dorchester.

Gilda was employed as a seamstress in the garment industry for many years and worked for Plymouth Manufacturing Company in Boston, which specialized in men’s rain coats. She was proud to have tailored a rain coat for the late entertainer, Sammy Davis, Jr. She also worked at Alvin Parks which specialized in women’s sportswear.

Gilda was a longtime parishioner of Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Braintree. She was a talented cook and baker, making cheesecakes and chiffon cakes. Gilda enjoyed sewing and would make suits for her and her daughter to wear for special occasions. She also enjoyed listening to symphonies and the music of Andy Williams, Jerry Vale, and Bobby Vinton.

Beloved wife of the late Gino DiMascio.

Devoted mother of Dora M. DiMascio of Abington.

Dear sister of Panfilo R. “Benny” DiMascio and his wife Linda of Rupert, West Virginia.

Gilda is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Friday, February 7, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 4 – 8 p.m. Entombment at Saint Michael Cemetery, Boston.

For those who wish, donations in Gilda’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451-8750.


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  • Dear aunt Gilda I have wonderful memories of you and uncle Gino. I was so happy to be a flower girl in your wedding. I’ve been thinking back of wonderful memories of growing up with you in my childhood. Miss you until we meet again. Love Irene

  • My Dearest Mother Gilda Ida Carmela- A Beautiful Mother, Life,Soul just taken away from us..
    May all the Angels accompany you where ever your travels/visits may take you.
    Angels Watch and Guide you always.
    LOVINGLY,Your Daughter

  • Dear Mom GILDA-
    Till we meet in the beautiful lily/rose green pastures or by the warmth of the sun by the sea breeze of the ocean on the sandy shores in heaven.
    ALL MY LOVE, Dora

  • My Dearest Mom Gilda- Much much love to you and Dad Gino (2/11/80)!
    Happy ” LOVE” Week to my most loving and wonderful Mom and Dad.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Lovingly & Treasurely Missed
    Dora M. R..XXOOXO