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Patricia A. Diconza Lunetta

February 1, 1942 — January 3, 2023

A funeral Mass for Patricia will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, 84 Salem Street, Fitchburg, followed by burial at St. Bernard’s Cemetery. All relatives and friends are welcome and should meet at the church. There are no calling hours, per Patricia’s wishes.

Donations in her memory may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston MA 02284. Flowers may be sent to Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Road, Fitchburg.



Patricia A. (Lunetta) DiConza Age 80

LEOMINSTER — Patricia A. (Lunetta) DiConza passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2023 following a year-long courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her adoring family.

Born in Fitchburg on Feb. 1, 1942, she was the wife of her high school sweetheart, John M. “Jack” DiConza, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Together they loved to garden, cook big family meals, and watch college and Boston sports. Together they would travel any distance to watch their grandchildren’s football and baseball games, dance competitions, school plays and any other milestone.

Nothing made “Mimi” happier than spending time with her two grandsons and granddaughter. She was a fantastic and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, and dear sister, aunt, cousin and friend to so many.

Patricia was the daughter of the late Frank and Elsie (Padula) Lunetta. She grew up in a very close-knit, large Italian family that met for dinners every Thursday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Sports and politics were the dinner-table topics, and Mimi usually led the conversation.

Patricia devoted half of her life working as the business administrator at St. Anthony School, where she also volunteered to run Friday night Bingos, countless Christmas fairs, and summer Italian Festas. She coached the girls’ softball team as well as the cheerleaders, and especially enjoyed working with the pre-schoolers. She loved her work because she loved children.

Patricia was a voracious reader who loved the library, and would often finish a book a day in the summers. She loved the beach and ocean, but sports were her true passion. She was a rabid Red Sox fan (and historian) and cherished watching her favorite team win four World Series.

Words cannot express how much she is loved, and how much she will be missed.

Along with her husband, Jack, she is survived by daughter Karen (DiConza) Andreas and her husband, Michael, of Danvers; and son John M. DiConza Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Ashburnham. Mimi also leaves her three grandchildren — Nicholas Andreas of Venice, FL; Matthew Andreas of Danvers; and Gianna DiConza of Ashburnham; her beloved sister and best friend, Elizabeth “Betty” Membrino of Leominster; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral Mass for Patricia will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, 84 Salem Street, Fitchburg, followed by burial at St. Bernard’s Cemetery. All relatives and friends are welcome and should meet at the church. There are no calling hours, per Patricia’s wishes.

Donations in her memory may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston MA 02284. Flowers may be sent to Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Road, Fitchburg.
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