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Welcome to the memorial page for

Antonio 'Tony' DiRico

April 2, 2017

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The Di Rico family has lost the cornerstone of our family.  He was a Dad, a Father, a Grandfather, a Great Grandfather, a Friend, and a Mentor to us all.

His love for his family was his life and we thank God for giving us such a well-respected man, who taught us to work hard, be caring, humble, and kind.  He was the hardest working man we ever knew and when it came to family and friends, he was always there to help.  He had a great sense of humor for a man who grew up with many hardships.  His father passed away when he was 10 years old.  Being the eldest, he went to work to help support his family.  He came to this country in 1956, with hopes and dreams for his family.  He worked tirelessly and sent for his family in 2 years.  He was a true example of the American Dream!  He always made time for us to visit our relatives and friends, go to a picnic, to the beach and other places.  He was so loving & proud of his family, we cannot put into words the love he had for us, but you could tell by the smile on his face.  God, family, & love, that was our Dad.  

Antonio (Tony) Di Rico, Age 95 of Watertown MA, World War II veteran, POW camp survivor, Construction worker, passed away on April 2, 2017 with his family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Luigia 'Ginette' (D’Alleva) Di Rico, Loving father of the late Joseph Di Rico & his late wife Margret, Rocky Di Rico & his wife Wendy, Maria (Di Rico) Claybourne, Silvio Di Rico & his late wife Mary, Thomas Di Rico & his wife Janette, Rita Di Rico, Robert (Bob) DiRico & his wife Hilda.  Also survived by 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Tony was the last of 4 brothers. Funeral from the Nardone Funeral Home, 373 Main St, WATERTOWN, Friday at 8 AM followed by a 9 AM Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Visiting hours Thursday from 4 - 7 pm. 

The Di Rico Family would like to extend an invitation to all after the funeral Friday 11 AM to 3 PM at American Legion Nonantum Post 440, 295 California St, Newton, MA 02458


He is resting in peace with all his loved ones. Until we meet again, we will always Love You Dad

Charitable donations may be made to:

Compassionate Care Hospice
800 West Cummings Park Suite 3100, woburn MA 01801

 Service Information

April 6, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nardone Funeral Home
373 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Funeral Mass
April 7, 2017

9:00 AM
St. Patricks Church
212 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

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