R. Ann (McCaffrey) Daglio

May 8, 1933 ~ March 3, 2018 (age 84)

R. Ann Daglio, 84, passed peacefully at home on March 3. She was the daughter of the late Joseph A. & Ruth E. (Sullivan) McCaffrey. Mrs. Daglio was born in Winthrop, MA and educated in Winthrop & Boston schools, graduating from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in 1953. Ann worked as a nurse at the Chelsea Soldiers Home and later transferred to the Holyoke Soldiers Home as an O.R. nurse. As her family grew, Ann worked at various hospitals in the area on a part-time basis. Later, she secured a position as a school nurse for the West Springfield School System, covering the junior high schools for 26 years before retiring in 1996. She was active in the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization serving as co-director for the Western District for a number of years. She was a former director and then treasurer of Birthright of Pioneer Valley and a member of Mass. Citizens for Life. A communicant at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, she was active on various parish committees. Ann was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. Daglio, in 2008. She leaves two daughters, Christine M. Angell & her husband Frank of Broad Brook, CT and Marie E. DiMauro & her husband Alfredo of Shrewsbury, MA, and a son Stephen J. & his wife Denise of Danvers, MA. She leaves eight dear grandchildren: Thomas & Alyona Angell, Alfredo III & his wife Jennifer, Elisa, Alexander & Vincenzo DiMauro, and Nathaniel & Elizabeth Daglio, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Katherine and her husband George Wadland of Hampstead, NH. Calling hours will be Friday, March 9th, from 4-7 PM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield Street, West Springfield. The funeral will follow on Saturday at 9 AM at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM at St. Thomas Church. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St Thomas School Development Fund, 47 Pine Street, West Springfield, MA 01089.

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