There are no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at St. Anna’s Church in Leominster. Burial will follow in St. Leo’s Cemetery in Leominster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anna’s Church 199 Lancaster St, Leominster, MA 01453, Beacon of Hope 62 West St, Leominster, MA 01453, or Sholan Farms 1125 Pleasant St, Leominster, MA 01453. Brandon Funeral Home, Fitchburg is directing arrangements.
Gloria A. (DiNardo) DiGeronimo, 94, departed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 16, 2022. Born in Leominster on June 11, 1928, to Joseph and Italia (Schiavitti) DiNardo, Gloria was a 1946 graduate of Leominster High School. She then graduated from the Leominster Hospital School of Nursing and began work in the maternity ward there until 1951, when she married her husband of 58 years, Arthur P. DiGeronimo.
Glo, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, became the admired and respected matriarch of her extended family. Surviving Gloria are her sons Arthur P. (Jay) DiGeronimo, Jr. and his wife Gretchen; David J. DiGeronimo and his wife Laurine; Michael J. DiGeronimo and his wife Kim; Steven T. DiGeronimo; and two daughters, Jayne E. Consolo and Lisa Cuddahy and her husband Timothy.
Gloria also leaves grandchildren Tasha DiGeronimo; Shaun DiGeronimo and his wife Andrea; Gina and her husband Andrew Moran; Katie and her husband Dr. Andrew Williams; Nicholas DiGeronimo; Todd DiGeronimo and his wife Sarah; Gregory DiGeronimo; Julie and her husband Justin Teal; and Jack Consolo. She enjoyed five great-grandchildren: Lex, Vincent, Cami, Natalie, and Ella.
Also surviving Gloria are her brothers William DiNardo, Richard DiNardo, and his wife Joanne. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur, brother Lidio DiNardo, and sister Ann Fratturelli.
Gloria’s greatest joy was tending to and managing the family affairs. Her talents as a cook were unsurpassed; Glo’s generous spirit was evidenced by her home’s always open-door policy toward family, friends, and her children’s friends. No visitor was ever allowed to leave hungry. Glo enjoyed summers at Seabrook Beach with the family, traveling with her husband, dancing, card playing, and ceramics. In addition, she employed her tireless energies volunteering at St. Anna’s School, fundraising for the American Heart Association, and supporting the Beacon of Hope, Our Father’s House, and Sholan Farms. She was also a past member of the Italian American Cultural Center.
Gloria was the guiding light of her loving and grateful family, forever beloved.
The family would like to acknowledge the special love and care provided by her caretakers, Tammy Mulholland, Cheryl Gaudet, Darlene Conti, and Carol Hunt.