Mary G. DiGiovanni of Truro passed on peacefully Wednesday, May 29th at St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She was 92.
She was born in Boston, the daughter of the late Daniel and Gertrude Queeney on January 8, 1927. After Scituate High School, she graduated from Simmons College School of Nursing in 1949. Mary worked in New York City after graduation for one year as a nurse. She returned to Boston to work at Peter Bent & Robert Brant Brigham Hospital, now the Brigham & Woman’s Hospital, where she served as head nurse on the Iron Lung Unit for children with polio. She also volunteered as a nurse at her children’s schools.
A devoted mother and grandmother, she was a daily communicant, loved saying the Rosary and was a member of the Guild of Saint Irene at Saint Sebastian’s in Needham, along with being a volunteer counselor at Framingham Woman’s Prison.
Throughout her life, Mary was very active. She enjoying swimming, walking, reading, sewing and knitting, gardening, baking and cooking, combined with her love of chocolate and spending time in Port St. Lucie Florida.
Mary is survived by her children Thomas DiGiovanni and his wife Carol of Chico, CA, Gemma Dundas of Orleans, Stephen DiGiovanni and his wife Donna of Truro, Clare Korzeniowski of Sudbury, Catherine Esposito and her husband Joseph of Weston, Matthew DiGiovanni and his wife Fiorella of Lexington, Maria DiGiovanni of Belmont, John DiGiovanni and his wife Anne also of Belmont, and Christopher DiGiovanni of Boston. Grandchildren Maria, J.D., Daniel, Wyatt, David, Mary, Joseph, Jade, Anthony, Cristina, Jessica, Giulia, Catherine, Lucia, Desmond, Eavan, Callin and Anthony as well as her earth angel and devoted caregiver, Sonia Perry of Port St. Lucie, FL also survive her. She was predeceased by her siblings Daniel, Blanid, John, Edward and Jerome.
Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass, to be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 12th at St Peter the Apostle Church, 11 Prince St, Provincetown. Burial will be private.
If desired, contributions in Mary’s name may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph After Care Program, 630 Potter Rd, Framingham, MA 01701, the Guild of Saint Irene at Saint Sebastian’s, 1191 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA 02492, the Saint Francis House, 39 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 or the Saint Joseph Indian School, 1301 N Main St, Chamberlain, SD 57325.