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Helen (DiNino) Sisti
February 11, 2024


Helen (DiNino) Sisti
November 12, 1920 – February 11, 2024

Helen DiNino Sisti of Hyde Park passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024, after a long and love-filled life of 103 years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 70 years, John Sisti. She is survived by her three daughters, Jane H. Sisti Minick (and her husband Chris) of Mill Valley, CA, Roberta Daly (and her husband Tim) of Framingham, and Linda Ludvigsen (and her husband Ron) of South Yarmouth. She is also survived by her five granddaughters who adored their “Nana,” Jaquelyn Taylor (and husband, Patrick) of Northborough, Stephanie Daly (and fiancé, Marc) of Somerville, Jessica Ludvigsen Nash (and husband, Phil) of Readville, Julia Smith (and husband, Christian) of Foxborough, and Jenna Ludvigsen of South Yarmouth, and four great grandchildren Madison, Nathan, Kathleen, and Callie.

Helen was born in Ellsworth, PA, before returning to her parent’s home country of Italy as a young infant. She lived in the small mountain village of Corfinio in the Abruzzo region with her mother, Mariannina, and her seven siblings, Clorinda, Albert, Victor, Pasquale, Phyllis, Mary, and Lena. At the age of 17, Helen emigrated to the United States to live with her siblings and her father, Pelino, in Readville, MA, where she got a job working as a seamstress while attending night school. She met her husband John and they married in 1946 and raised their three daughters in Readville. Upon retirement, John and Helen loved to travel and spend time with their family on Cape Cod.

Helen loved to stay active and busy, spending many years playing in a local bowling league (and with the trophies to prove it), she also loved cooking, playing bocce and Uno, knitting, tending to a large home garden and later her lush collection of plants, but most of all she loved to spend time with her family.

Visiting hours will be held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 456 High St., Dedham on Monday, Feb. 19, from 4-7 pm. Her funeral will be held from the funeral home on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anne Church, Readville, at 10:30 am. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Hyde Park. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Italian Home for Children via their website:

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