Life-long learner worked for WMGLD

Published in the January 11, 2017 edition

DiFronzo-obit-webSTONEHAM — Doris Jean (Colantuoni) DiFronzo, 85, of Stoneham passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 7, in her home, the place she loved most.
Born on May 3, 1931 in Malden, Doris was the loving daughter of the late Luigi Colantuoni and Camilla (Bello) Colantuoni.
She was a warm and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A student at Radcliffe College, Doris possessed a keen and curious mind and was a life-long lover of learning.
In her professional life, she was an employee of the Stoneham Public Schools and the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department.
She loved movies, spending time with family and friends, and was a long-time volunteer at the Stoneham Theater.
An Italophile, she made many trips to Italy, a place she loved dearly, and was blessed to enjoy memorable visits with her relatives there.
She was a passionate and talented painter who was gratified to see her art exhibited in the community.
Doris will be missed by all who knew her.
Doris was the beloved wife of the late Ralph L. DiFronzo. She was the devoted mother of Nancy L. DiFronzo, Ralph C. DiFronzo and the late Paul C. DiFronzo. She was the proud grandmother of Marisa R. DiFronzo and the dear sister of the late Elmer Colantuoni.
Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (Route 28), Stoneham on Saturday, January 14, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass Celebrating Doris’ Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10 a.m.
Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the family on Friday, January 13, from 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
Arrangements by the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St., Stoneham.
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