Anthony Vincent Digiacomo,
86, a lifelong resident of Quincy and Retired Professional Engineer, died Sunday, February 5th, 2017. He was the son of the late Vincenzo and Isabella (Spataro) Digiacomo of Aragona Sicily.
He is survived by his devoted wife Charlotte (Henderson) Digiacomo of 47 years, 3 sons (Vincent & his wife Yvonne of Holbrook, Christopher & wife Mirela of Holbrook, and John & wife Jennifer of Medway). He had 4 grandchildren (Brian, Kaitlyn, Anthony & Julianne). He is also survived by his sister Isabel (Izzy) Uzzo and her husband Peter of Bridgewater, and his brother Dominic Digiacomo of Florida. He was also the brother of the late Annie Rizzo and her husband Gerome of Townsend, and the late Peter Digiacomo. Additionally, he is survived by several beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Anthony (Tony) was a Marine Veteran, enlisting before his 17th birthday, being promoted to sergeant at the age of 19. He worked in the mechanical trades before using the G.I. Bill to further his education, and became a registered professional engineer specializing in refrigeration, working for Bay State York, York Corporation, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Frick Manufacturing, and Westinghouse Corporation. He attributed his professional success as an engineer to the discipline and confidence he developed during his time in the Marine Corps.
He was a life member of the Marine Corps League, William R. Caddy Detachment in Quincy, serving twice as Commandant. He was also a member of the 2nd Marine Division, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and the Holy Name Society as a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Quincy Point. Tony was proud of his Sicilian heritage, but always said that he was blessed to be born in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America.
Tony was very devoted to his family, and always put them ahead of himself. He lived by the motto that you can achieve anything in life if you have 4 ingredients: The time, the tools, the desire, and the common sense. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends!
Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home 116 Franklin St Quincy on Friday, February 10th at 9:30 am. Funeral mass at St. Joseph Church 556 Washington St Quincy at 10:30 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Thursday, February 9th from 4 to 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s name may be made to the St. Jude Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN38105-1905, stjude.org.
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