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Ellen Ann DePaoli, 84|
September 17, 2013
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ellen Ann DePaoli, 84, of 409 Walker St., died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her home.
Born in North Adams on Nov. 11, 1928, the daughter of Alfred R. and Florence Dubie Dickinson, she attended Drury High School.
Mrs. DePaoli was employed in many area schools, including as cafeteria manager at Drury High until her retirement. She had worked at the former Sprague Electric Co. and at the former Mountainview restaurant in Clarksburg.
She lived an active life and loved walking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing and, memorably, maintaining her lawn. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Rosary Society.
Her husband, Olympio J. DePaoli, whom she married on June 19, 1947, died on May 8, 1999.
She and her husband enjoyed many years of traveling, bowling and playing cards, especially at their camp in Windsor.
She leaves four daughters, Susan Sucharzewski and her husband, Leon, of Concord, N.C., Janice Buck and her husband, Alfred, of North Adams, Lynn Perotti of Pittsfield and Marie Allard of North Adams; a son, James DePaoli of North Adams; two brothers, Alfred “Bud” Dickinson and his wife, Elizabeth, and David Dickinson and his wife Arlene, all of North Adams; and eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren: Amy Zambotti and her daughters, Kacie and Kaitlin, Gina Meyers and her husband, John, and their children Mia and Owen, Jennifer Mills and her husband, Gerald; Allison Billard, John Perotti and his wife, Gretchen, April Perotti, Peter Allard and Nicole Allard, and many nieces and nephews.
Her four brothers, Louis, Edmund, Francis and Bobby Dickinson, predeceased her.
FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mrs. DePaoli will be Thursday, Sept. 26, at 10:15 a.m. from Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Berkshire Food Project in care of the funeral home.
|My sympathies go out to Marie and Jim.|
|from: Gregory Lewis||on: 10-15-2013|
|My deepest sympathy goes to the family of our dear friend Ellen. We have many memories of high school,and the years of close friends with Ellen and her husband and my wife Mimi. We will continue to lift the family up to God with prayers for strength and acceptance of the tragedy that took our friends life. May God be with you always.|
|from: Calvin Bissaillon||on: 09-29-2013|
|My deepest sympathy to all of you. I remember Ellen when she worked with my mom - Lena Hurlbut - in the Drury cafeteria. She was such a wonderful person. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.|
|from: Tammy (Hurlbut) Wright||on: 09-24-2013|
|Dear Janice, Sue, Marie, Lynn and Jim, There were so many memorable happy family gatherings as we grew up on Walker Street. I am at a complete loss of words at this devastating tragic ending of Aunt Ellen's wonderful life. We must keep her memories alive and always recall her smile. And always recall all of the fantastic summer months on Windsor Lake. Donna|
|from: Donna Mastalisz Davis||on: 09-23-2013|