Gloria E. (Savioli) DiPietroApril 19, 1924 ~ November 3, 2017 (age 93)
Gloria E. ( Savioli ) DiPietro, 93, of Agawam, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 3, 2017. Gloria was the valedictorian of her class at Agawam High School, graduated from Boston University and became an executive secretary at the Federal Land Bank in Springfield. For many years she was the secretary to the Principals at Danahy and Phelps schools in Agawam. During weekends and holidays, Gloria assisted her family at Balboni’s Bakery in Agawam where she loved to make the famous Star bread. Gloria was an active member of St. Anne’s Society and the Agawam Democratic Town Committee and served as a volunteer in many Agawam elections.
She was a member of Saint Anthony, St. Anne and Sacred Heart Churches.
Gloria was very proud of her Italian Heritage and was always speaking about the achievements of her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her loving children John DiPietro and his wife Maribeth from Worcester, Mass., Michael DiPietro and his wife Janice from Suffield, Ct., Celeste Jeffway and her husband Robert Jr. from Leeds, Mass., and Romi Eldridge and her husband Larry from Feeding Hills Mass. Gloria was a devoted grandmother to Michael and John DiPietro, Maria O’Donoghue , Christina Huangs, Robert III, Nicholas, Alexandra, David and Mary Jeffway and great grandmother to 5. Gloria was predeceased by her parents Elio Savioli , Regina (Balboni) Savioli and her husband John C. DiPietro. In the past few years, Gloria was lovingly attended to by her dedicated caregivers Shannel , Maria, Jesse : and especially Damaris, from the Visiting Angels who enabled her to stay at home where she enjoyed her time in her residence. A calling hour for Gloria will be held from 10:00AM to 11:00AM, followed by a Funeral Home Service at 11:00AM, Thursday November 9th at TOOMEY-OBRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield Street, West Springfield. Burial to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield. Memorial donations may be made in Gloria’s memory to Baystate Hospice, 50 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01107.