Obituaries

Judi (Caiazzo) Diamond

May 10th, 2013

Judith L. (Caiazzo) Diamond, fondly known as “Judi”, of Tewksbury, formerly of Everett, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 9, 2013.

Judi was born, raised, and educated in Everett, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Cafasso) Caiazzo and a member of a large and loving family.
Following her graduation from Everett High School, Judi enrolled in the Nursing Program at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett and earned her degree as a Registered Nurse.

Judi continued to practice nursing at Whidden Memorial Hospital; her kindness and compassion for her patients was unwavering only to be topped by her professionalism and care.  Judi continued as a nurse for many years at the hospital before her passion for children led her to a position at Wilmington Pediatrics where she could comfort and care for sick children for the last 15 years.

Judi married “the love of her life” John L. Diamond in 1972, together they shared more than 40 years of marriage, raised two wonderful daughters Kristen and Adrianne, and made countless memories to last for generations to come.  Judi and John lived in a great neighborhood in Everett where everyone knew each other and neighbors were extended family.  Judi was known as one of the best neighbors you could have, she was always willing to lend a hand; whether is was shoveling or babysitting, you could always count on Judi for help.

In 1996, Judi decided it was time for her family to move closer to her parents and sisters, so she sold the house one day and off to Tewksbury the family went.  Again Judi fit right into the neighborhood and was always there to help.

Family first, a small phrase with a huge commitment and boy did that describe Judi’s relationship with her family.  Judi’s love for her family was unconditional as a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, daughter, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt but when Judi became “Nana” a whole new world opened up and the sky was the limit; Evan, Jillian, and Kaylin were the light of her life.  Judi never missed a family holiday, special event, or just an evening of “hanging out” and she could always be counted on to bring one of her Marie Calander Pies or her famous fruit bowls, they were a staple at every party.

Judi loved sports, she was a Boston Bruins fan and she loved to listen to the Red Sox or catch a game with family and friends, but she was the biggest fan of her daughter’s sporting events and would often be on the sidelines cheering them on.

In her spare time, Judi loved to plant flowers, crochet, play internet games, go to Foxwoods, and read countless books, Harry Potter was her favorite.

Judi will be fondly remembered for her unselfish ways, her love of babies and children, she was always buying toys just to see the smiles on their faces, her devotion to family and friends, and for her famous sweet tooth.  She was kind, caring, and considerate of others.  Judi’s strength in the face of adversity, her ability to fight hard and never give up should be a lesson to us all.  Judi was quite a lady who will be greatly missed.

Judi was the beloved wife of John L. Diamond, devoted mother of Kristen Mantel & her husband Marc and Adrianne Johnson & her husband Shaun all of Tewksbury, loving “Nana” of Evan, Jillian, and Kaylin Mantel, cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Louise (Cafasso) Caiazzo, dear sister of Thomas Caiazzo, Jr. & his wife Nan of Andover, Janet Reddington & her husband Dennis of Oviedo, FL, Joan Gillespie & her husband Robert of Wilmington, Jean Caiazzo of Tewksbury, Jayne Scanlan & her husband Michael of Louisville, KY, Joyce Delaney and Julianne Robarge & her husband John all of Wilmington.

Family & friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Monday, May 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  Interment to follow in  St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tewksbury.  Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, May 12th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Judi’s name may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

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5 Entries in Guest Book for “Judi (Caiazzo) Diamond”

  1. Betsy (Palmer) Feeley says:

    To Judi’s Family,

    There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. I feel blessed to have worked with Judi at Wilmington Pediatrics. Not only was she a wonderful,caring nurse she was a great mentor and friend. She so loved her family and was so proud of all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Terri Oliveira says:

    Joyce,
    So sorry to read about the passing of your sister.

  3. Walter and Kelley Sikora says:

    John

    Kelley and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be out of town and not able to attend the wake. I am very sorry.

    Walter

  4. Kathleen Bardell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Judi was the first nurse to care for our children & she watched them grow with such love and compassion. She will be missed a great deal.

  5. John L. Caiazzo says:

    I was not aware of Judi but as a Caiazzo we are all from the same little city NorthEast of Naples called Caiazzo.

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