Mary I.'s Story

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Mary Diodati, 95, of Methuen died peacefully Tuesday, October 18, 2017, after a short illness.
Born and educated in Methuen, she was affectionately loved by those who knew her well. She maintained an “open” home for family and friends who she loved to entertain with Italian home-cooked meals and happy conversation. She was raised in Methuen, one of eight children of the late Isabella and Vincenzo Dadducci. For 40 years, she worked as a seamstress at Grieco Brothers in Lawrence, retiring in the 1980s.
Flavio Diodati was her beloved husband of 58 years at the time of his death in 2005. She leaves behind one daughter, Christine Diodati of Methuen and Christine’s companion, Bernard Keegan of Lawrence. Mary shared a home with Christine and a very special mother-daughter friendship. She also leaves her son, Paul Diodati, who held a special place in her heart, and his wife, Irene, and their son, John, all of Andover. John was Mary’s only grandchild and he filled her with tremendous pride and love. She also leaves two sisters, Angelina Maglia of Methuen and Antonia Meli of Lawrence. Mary was predeceased by her sisters, Anna, Catherine, and Helena; and by her brothers, Raymond and John. Lastly, she will be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law, and by a host of family friends, some new but many life-long, who were regularly welcomed into her home for visits, dinners, and holiday parties throughout the year.
Family and friends may call for Mary on Thursday, October 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 27, at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish/Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence, MA. Interment to follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 29 Barker Street, Lawrence, MA. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is proud to serve the Diodati family.
Published on  October 25, 2017
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