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Mary V (Monahan) DiRico

August 17, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Mary V. (Monahan) DiRico, 98, of Marlborough, died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Nora Monahan and the wife of the late Peter DiRico who died in 2015.

She moved to Marlborough as a young girl where she lived with Honora and Fred OBrien.

After graduating from St. Annes Academy, she went on to work as a telephone operator for MA Bell. Throughout her life, she also worked at Trombettas Green Houses in Marlborough, Austin Industries and at the Marlborough High School and belonged to the Ace of Clubs and was a member of the Holy Rosary Sodality of St. Annes Church in Marlborough.

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Mary enjoyed bike riding, collecting beach glass and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed many crafts, such as knitting, sewing and basket weaving to name a few. They spent many winters on Sanibel.

She is survived by her sons; Paul DiRico of Nashua, NH, James DiRico of Marlborough, Dennis DiRico and his wife Karen of Marlborough and Peter DiRico, Jr., of Sanibel Island, FL, her daughters; Ann DiRico of Sanibel Island, FL, Frances Geagan and her husband Michael of Marlborough and Mary Patricia DiRico of Sanibel Island, FL, her grandchildren; Jarrod, Nicholas, Patrick, Anthony, Lia, Christopher, Kyle, Brianna and Samantha and her great grandchildren; Connor and Madelyn.

Mary was also the sister of the late Thomas Monahan and the mother-in-law of the late Gayle DiRico.

Services were held in Marlborough MA.

Donations may be made to the Peter J DiRico Sr Sportsmanship Scholarship Fund C/O Mary DiRico 2001 Roseate Lane Sanibel FL 33957

 
 

 

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