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J. Anthony "Tony" F. Di Giore

1930 ~ 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Joseph Anthony “Tony” Di Giore, 92, passed away March 31, 2022. He was born March 19, 1930 to the late Carmeno and Rose Di Giore. Tony graduated from Springfield Technical High School, Class of 1947 and went on to graduate from Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Music Education. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Tony worked for over 36 years as a music educator in the West Springfield Public Schools. He was the editor for the Massachusetts Music News, was involved with the BU Alumni Scholarship Program for over 30 years and helped plan the Springfield Technical High School Reunions for many years. Tony was also involved in producing the W. S. Park & Rec Dept Summer Concerts for over 56 years. He was a member of the W. Spfld Rotary Club, recipient of the Paul Mason Award and the Paul Harris Fellowship Award and was the treasurer for the W. Spfld Arts Council off and on for over 50 years. Tony attended the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Concerts for many years and enjoyed listening to symphonies on his iphone. He also enjoyed reading the Sunday Newspaper and taking long car rides. He was predeceased by his loving wife Eleanor (Fortini) Di Giore on Oct. 13, 2019. Tony leaves his loving children; Diane Shea of Enfield, CT., and Douglas Di Giore of Tustin, CA., his grandchildren Sara and Andy Shea and sisters Carol (Tom) Di Giore Loche of Nashville, TN and Rose Marie (Arthur) Lord of Spfld, PA. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held FRIDAY at 11 AM in St. Thomas Church, 47 Pine St., W. Spfld. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. A Calling Hour will be held FRIDAY from 9 AM to 10:30 AM at the TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 WESTFIELD ST., W. SPFLD. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Ronald McDonald House, 34 Chapin Terrace, Spfld, MA 01107

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 8, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Toomey- O'Brien Funeral Home
1043 Westfield Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Funeral Mass
Friday
April 8, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
65 Pine Street
West Springfield, MA 01089

Burial
Friday
April 8, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Thomas Cemetery
420 Kings Highway
West Springfield, MA 01089

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