Brenda M. (DiPaolo) Orio

February 4th, 2020

Brenda Mary DiPaolo Orio, born April 25, 1947 in Stoneham. MA passed on January 29, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Brenda was the daughter of the late Eleanor Salerno Citrano and the late John Batise DiPaolo, and stepdaughter of the late Albert Citrano. Nurturing wife to Peter Orio Jr, for nearly 50 years. Devoted mother to Peter Orio III and Julie Orio Simpson. Beloved mother in love to Kristina Orio and Matthew Simpson. Loving Nana/Neena to Andrew Orio, Adam Orio, Sophia Orio, Aidan Simpson and Calum Simpson.

Out of all Brenda’s work endeavors from accounting to managing the US operations of a Norwegian company Brenda always put first what mattered the most to her, being a mother and raising her family in Tewksbury, MA.

In her final days Brenda was surrounded by an abundance of love from friends and family near and far. A true testament to a life well lived. She loved unconditionally and always left someone’s day a bit brighter through her interactions with them. Our hearts will never be the same. That is the price you pay for loving and being so loved.

Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Brenda’s life on Saturday, February 8th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brenda’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Brenda M. (DiPaolo) Orio”

  1. PETERORIO says:

    My blessed Wife
    I did not realize how much I loved you till I had to say goodbye.

  2. PETERORIO says:

    My blessed Wife
    I did not realize how much I loved you till I had to say goodbye.
    Your lovig husband and best friend.

  3. Ed & Janis Langille says:

    Goodbye dear friend….

  4. Henry Erelli says:

    A dear friend for 68+ years. As Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Your footprints, Brenda, have left a deep imprint on all our hearts. . . . a very special person.

    Henry & Jean

  5. LINDA HELEIN says:

    Rest in Peace Brenda… My Deepest Condolences to all who loved her… Much Love, Linda {Santa Lucia} Helein

  6. Catherine morando says:

    With deepest sympathy to Peter and your beautiful family going over the past 64 years of a beautiful friendship like we used to say Bren Foever Friends Rest in Peace sweet girlfriend

  7. Jim says:

    Brenda was God’s angel for us while here and now He has her
    for His own in Heaven! ??

  8. Katie and Jim Craig says:

    Peter and family, We are so heartbroken to hear of your loss. You and she have been so accepting and loving to us over the years. We send all our love and best wishes. If you need anything please let us know.

  9. Andrew Orio says:

    Hi Nana, we all love and miss you very much.

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