Anita L. DiGiacomandrea
Watertown, Massachusetts age 78
Beloved wife for 51 years of Anthony DiGiacomandrea
Anita was born in Newton Mass. where her parents John and Mary Kulesza raised their children. Starting at the oldest Joan, John (Jack) and Patty. Anita attended Newton South High School. Where she was very liked by her class! Keeping close to home she started working at a local factory, Sherman Paper. Where she met the love of her life, Tony!
Although Anita was a hard working woman, she was known for being late pretty often. So much so that a friend at the paper company would make sure to punch her in on time while she was running 10 minutes late even though she lived a block away from the factory.
Anita and Tony became dear friends at work and their strong friendship evolved into a loving relationship. Anita and Tony married on June 30, 1967 and then moved to Watertown Mass. where they raised their beloved family.
Anita and Tony were inseparable. They both loved family parties, their bowling leagues, and shooting pool in the basement. Their lives were full of excitement; it could be something as simple as a family card game, a cookout, or jumping in the car to drive to Maine to grab a hotdog from Flos. No matter what it was, they did it together!
Anita always kept us on our toes. She wanted to know every detail of every moment of every story. If you came home from dinner she would want to know what the waiter was wearing and what the sides were with the meals. She also wanted to know if the butter was soft whipped butter or a hard square! haha. She also didn't miss a thing. She had Olcott Street on lockdown. She knew if we had new neighbors, what time people left for work, or how ridiculous someone parked their car. And trust me we have all inherited that trait.
Anita was a busy woman but had a lot of hobbies. Bingo, crocheting, reading, ceramics, gardening, even collecting random things from baseball cards to newspaper articles. But later in life she was all about Farmville and countless games on the computer and ipad.
Anita was a strong, fierce but gentle woman. Who fought vigorously for the last three years battling cancer. Anita passed peacefully at home surrounded by family. She never lost her compassion or sense of humor. We all will be forever grateful for her love and warmth. She was a devoted wife, nurturing mother, and loyal friend.
In addition to her beloved husband Tony she was the loving mother of Robert W. DiGiacomandrea and wife lyn of Mableton, GA. Darlene L. Jabs of Maynard. Linda J. Tardiff of Natick. Anthony P. JR and fiancee Colleen O'Brien of Watertown. And the late Diane M. Turner and her surviving husband Matthew Turner. Anita always enjoyed visiting with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved hearing all about their sporting events and activities. She was a loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren: Jay, Rita, Ashley, Carl, Stephen, Dominic, Erik Jr, Camryn, Shawn, Caleigh and 3 great grandchildren Ava, Emma, and Logan.
A Funeral Service will be held in the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, 270 Main St. Watertown, MA 02472 on Tuesday April 19, 2022, at 11 am. Relatives & friends kindly invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 PM. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.
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