06/13/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Mary DiGiacomo

Mary Ellen DiGiacomo
(d. 10 June 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news continues to arrive.  Mary DiGiacomo, mother of    Danny Coleman ('63) of VA,    Mike DiGiacomo ('67) of SC,    Nina DiGiacomo Nye ('68) of NC, and    John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA has passed away at the age of 81.

From the Daily Press - 06/13/07:

Mary Ellen DiGiacomo
  YORKTOWN - Mary Ellen DiGiacomo, 81, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007. Mary was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. She was an active member of Orcutt Baptist Church, and the church choir. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John DiGiacomo. She is survived by three sons, Danny Coleman and his wife, Margaret, of Faison, N.C., Michael DiGiacomo and his wife, Angela, of Columbia, S.C., John DiGiacomo and his wife, Patricia, of Prince George County, Va.; a daughter, Nina Nye and her husband, David, of Wilmington, N.C.; four sisters, Marjorie Dotson of Pound, Va., Roberta Freeman of Hampton, Va., Shirley Schult and her husband, Gene, of Newport News, Va., and Ida Blayton of Canton, Ga.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2007, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, with the Rev. Reggie Warren and the Rev. Kenneth Trinkle officiating. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Orcutt Baptist Church Building Fund, 653 Baxter Lane, Newport News, VA 23602.

Published in the Daily Press from 6/12/2007 - 6/13/2007.
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My dad (and mom) just loved your sister. He loved joking with her and giving her a hard time at the restaurant. I loved that she always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by a lot of people but especially me. She is better where she is and we are better for having known and loved her. Please know that the Garrett family is praying for your family.
Pam Garrett Chalkley (Hampton, VA) - June 12, 2007
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Sorry I cannot be there in person , I would like to see all of you. I am leaving for Italy on a family vacation for 10 days. Thinking of you. Sincerely and loving you all,
Charlie Shields
Charlie Shields (Charlotte, NC) - June 12, 2007
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Nina, John, Mike and Danny,
I wish I could be there with you. I remember getting on Aunt Mary's nerves when we were kids even though we were little angels. I miss seeing you guys and wish we didn't live so far apart these days. I love you and my heart is there with you this week.
Love Your favorite cousin, Carolee
Carolee Woolard (Las Vegas, NV) - June 12, 2007
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 I remember her from The Rendezvous. She was a lot of fun and I always enjoyed battling wits with her. My condolences to the family
John Shatto (HAMPTON, VA) - June 12, 2007  
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Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy Cooper (Newport News, VA) - June 13, 2007
Nina, David and Zack
Just wanted you to know that you're all in my prayers.
Sandra Barefoot (Wilmington, NC) - June 13, 2007
Mary could always be counted on for a big smile and a few jokes. Our family visited the Rendezvous almost every week and looked forward to seeing her. She brought many bright moments to all those who knew her.
Dave Arnold (Williamsburg, VA) - June 13, 2007
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NINA, JOHN, Danny & MIKE, Sorry to hear about your Mother. You are and always will be in my prayers.
Buzzy Blanchard (New Orleans) - June 13, 2007
Danny, Iam so sorry to read about the death of your Mother. I will be praying for you and your entire family. May God grant you Peace and Grace at this time..... Fuzzy
Louis Turner (Marion, NC) - June 13, 2007
To all of the DiGiacomo family, my sincerest sympathy on the passing of your mother. You are in my prayers.
Jerry Blanchard (West Point, VA) - June 13, 2007
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To John, Nina, Mike and Danny- I'm glad we were able to know both of your parents. They were good to Sonny and he has a lot of good memories because of them. Mary had a heck of a sense of humor and was really one of a kind. Our prayers are with you all.
To Laura and Jon Paul- We are thinking of you, too, and are sorry for the loss of your "Grannie Momo".
Sonny and Sharon Williams (Harrisburg, NC) - June 13, 2007
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Dan & family

Your mother sounded like a colorful woman who likely enriched many of the of the lives she touched. May you cherish her memories and the good times. God blessed her with a long life.

Barbara Fritsche Barnes
Barb Barnes (Virginia Beach, VA) - June 14, 2007  
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Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Having already traveled that road myself, I empathize completely.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joe Wingo
Joe Wingo (Charlotte, NC) - June 14, 2007  
To Danny and family: I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. I wonder if she is the Mary who worked at the Rendezvous Restaurant and waited on us many times. If so, she was very attractive and had black hair. She was excellent in her job. Also, I am a nephew of Uncle Ward and Aunt Ethel Mays Coleman, Aunt Ethel being Dad's sister. I believe we are related by opposite sides of the family. Danny, you and your siblings have my sympathy. I have great recall of you in high school as you were liked by everyone who knew you. You and your family have my prayers.
Fred ('60) and Patty Andrews ('61) Mays
Frederick Mays (Newport News, VA) - June 14, 2007  
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Dear John,
Tim and I were so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We hope you can take comfort in knowing others care. Don also sends his deepest sympathies. Love, Robin
Robin Kay Diemont (Yorktown, VA) - June 14, 2007   
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John, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.

God Bless you and your family at this time of your grief.
Bill Wolfley (Hampton, VA) - June 15, 2007

   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Coleman and DiGiacomo families and their friends at this difficult time.

  From John DiGiacomo ('69) of VA - 06/21/07 - "Memorial page":


Thank you so much for sending the newsletter memorial page on my mother, Mary Ellen DiGiacomo. It meant a lot to me and my entire family and was a very nice tribute to her. Thanks to all for your prayers and also to all who attended the visitation and funeral. May God Bless you.

John DiGiacomo
NNHS '69

   Thank you, John.  It was my honor to do so; I'm glad y'all liked it.

   Y'all take extra good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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