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Robert E. DiGirolamo

May 28th, 2021

Robert E. DiGirolamo, “Bob”, age 84, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2021.

Bob was the beloved husband of the late Gaetanella “Gae” (DePiano) DiGirolamo, devoted father of Mariealana Salamone & her husband Paul of York, ME, Robert E. DiGirolamo, Jr. & his wife Cindy of Barre, MA and Michele Kitanov & her husband Severin of Wilmington, MA. Loving “Grandpa” of Gabriella & Max Kibrick, Nicholas & Maria Salamone, Amanda Salamone, Emily Kitanov and Luke Kitanov. Dear son of the late Ernest and Jennie (DeFiore) DiGirolamo, brother of the late Ernest DiGirolamo and Eileen Mannas. Bob is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Bob was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and moved to Wilmington in his early years. Graduating from Wilmington High School in 1954, Bob served in the Army and returned to Wilmington to marry Gae, whom he met when they were sixteen years old. The two raised three children in the same house where Bob lived for over fifty-eight years. Bob loved boating, fishing, dock parties and going to the theater. Bob shared his love of musical theater with friends and family members. Bob’s most cherished moments were those when he was surrounded by family and friends, telling stories, and driving his Mustang convertible on a beautiful summer day.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service on Tuesday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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10 Entries in Guest Book for “Robert E. DiGirolamo”

  1. Beverly Berrigan says:

    To the DiGirolamo Family,

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Many good times we all had together. Remember the
    happy times. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Beverly Berrigan

  2. Fran Keough says:

    To the DiGirolamo Family
    My Deepest Condolences To You All
    I had the pleasure of meeting your father about 13 yrs ago at Mavericks.He loved making his rounds even at T J Callahans.
    He was a social butterfly, great sense of humor and made friends quickly. Bob rode in style and treasured his convertible and a smile that lit up a room..RIP BOB

  3. Jim and Eleanor Buckley says:

    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We met Bob through Evelyn and always
    enjoyed having conversation with him. His sense of humor and knowledge
    of sports made for good conversation. Our sympathy goes to his family and those who knew and loved him.
    Eleanor & Jim Buckley

  4. Joe Morgan says:

    Dear DiGirolamo family,
    The Morgan family extend our condolences and prayers to all during this difficult time. We hold onto the great memories over the years. The fun and laughs at family gatherings, cookouts, times on the boat, and other various events.
    Bob always had a great and infectious laugh, and was a sincere good man. May you find peace in the days ahead.

  5. Chuck and Sharon Conover says:

    Bob was A good friend for over 50 years we had many many good times as we were next door neighbors and had a lot of great times with him and Gae. May peace be with you.

  6. Mary-Alice Cavens says:

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  7. Jerilyn and George Walden says:

    We met Bob through our friend Evelyn and in no time he became our friend also.
    So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a gentleman and fun to be with.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jeri&George Walden

  8. Ericka Salamone O'Connell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, may you find peace in knowing Bob is with family and friends in heaven. We will always remember and cherish the good memories we shared together over the years.

  9. Susan Wass says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great guy.. I loved going out on the boat with your mom. And dad. Thinking of. you always.

    Love Sue and Alan Wass

  10. Dawn Callahan says:

    Bob was the nicest guy. He was loved by everyone at TJ Callahans
    He would come in for lunch or come in late night to see a band. Everyone knew Bob. He was a great friend to all. He will be missed.

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