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Mary J. (Fitzgerald) DiSciullo

Mary J. (Fitzgerald) DiSciullo
  • August 4, 1946 - February 20, 2018
  • Needham, Massachusetts

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“Julie and family, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with your family ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Fales - Needham, MA

“Mary and Bill were a special part of our extended family and Mary will be deeply missed. I enjoyed the chance to speak and text with Mary these past...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Julie Sgarzi - Los Angeles, CA

“Mary: May you rest in peace with Bill. Eternal rest to both of you. Our Lady of the Presentation Grammar School Class of 1960 with Bill.High School...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Thomas M Totten - Needham Heights, MA

“I went all through Our Lady's with Mary and later, when Bill came to Our Lady's, with both of them. I can still remember Mary with her quiet way,...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Carole Capalbo Dowd - Newton, MA

“You have my deepest sympathy. May God give you peace and strength to keep you going during your time of sorrow. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Romans 15:33

“I will forever remember Mary's unique warmth and kindness, and how she made me feel so special every time we saw each other. She will be missed, but...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joseph Scorzoni - Brookline, MA

“Julie, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We're keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Bridget DeRose - Blackstone, MA


Mary Josephine (Fitzgerald) DiSciullo passed peacefully into the loving arms of the Lord on February 20, 2018. The youngest of five children, Mary was born on August 4, 1946 to the late William and Elsie Fitzgerald at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston, MA. Mary had a happy childhood growing up in Newton with her sisters, brother, and extended family, and often spoke fondly of spending summer vacations in Dennis Port and of her time with her aunt, "Baba", in Virginia. Mary was a graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton and the Chandler School for Women in Boston. Over the years she held positions at Eaton and Howard, Inc., Brooks Real Estate and Reliance Systems. On November 7, 1970, Mary married William (Bill) J. DiSciullo (deceased) at Our Lady's Church in Newton, and the two were blessed with 42 years of marriage and two children, Billy and Julie. Upon marriage to Bill, one of 4 brothers, Mary was welcomed into the brotherhood of the DiSciullo "Bruddies", who took excellent care of her until the end. Mary was a beloved wife to Bill, and treasured their Saturday night "Date Nights." Both she and Bill had a great sense of humor and quick wit. Mary and Bill loved to go to New Hampshire together for long weekends and enjoyed many years of vacationing on Cape Cod. A talented and accomplished artist, Mary took great pride in her works and shared them with family and friends. She was also well-known for her pie-baking skills and sense of style, and she enjoyed knitting for her children and grandchildren. Mary held many positions over the years, but took none more seriously than being a mother and grandmother. Mary cherished her grandchildren, who lovingly called her "Grammy." Mary is survived by her son, William J. DiSciullo, Jr. and his wife Paula of Charlotte, NC and Julie Kelleher and her husband Thomas of Needham. In addition, she is survived by six grandchildren: Katherine and Rose Kelleher; and Jane, Peter, Hannah and Chloe DiSciullo; and many nieces and nephews. Mary is also survived by her sisters, Martha Ann Fitzgerald and Margaret Fitzgerald of Needham; brother William Fitzgerald and his wife Dora of New Jersey; sister-in-law Joan DiSciullo of Needham, brothers-in-law Anthony ("Tony") DiSciullo and his wife Carol of Waban and Paul DiSciullo and his wife Karen of Natick. Mary is predeceased by her husband, Bill; sister, Elisabeth Castrodale; brother-in-law, Alfred "Fred" DiSciullo, Jr. and sister-in-law, Judie DiSciullo. The family would like to acknowledge the excellent care and attention Mary received from her "Circle," as she called them: Lydia Nannono, her loyal companion and caregiver, Tuca Oliveira, who became family, Susan Kelley her art teacher, coach and friend and Flo Kelley, her dear friend who visited her faithfully each week. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Monday, February 26th from 4-7 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph's Church, 1362 Highland Ave, Needham, on Tuesday at 11:30am. Interment to follow at Newton Cemetery.