Longtime Wakefield resident was an excellent cook

Published in the February 22, 2017 edition

WAKEFIELD — Josephine DiTrapano, 97, of Wakefield died Monday, February 20 at Oosterman’s Rest Home in Wakefield.
Born in Cambridge on January 28, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Attilio and Mary (Guglietti) Donatio.
Mrs. DiTrapano was raised in East Cambridge and was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Class of 1937. She then went on to work at General Electric in Everett where she would meet her husband, Joseph J. DiTrapano, with whom she shared 72 years of marriage.
They raised their family in East Cambridge and Somerville before moving to Wakefield in 1954.
Mrs. DiTrapano was an excellent Italian cook and her pies were famous among the family. She loved ceramics, crosswords and reading.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Janet M. Macrina and her husband Richard of Wakefield; her son John J. DiTrapano and his wife Gail of Warrington, PA; her siblings: Albert Donatio, Carmella Errico and Barbara Witham; her grandchildren: Jennifer Boviard, Michael Macrina, Angela Capello, and Kevin, Laura and Alex DiTrapano; as well as her six great grandchildren: Sofia, Tyler, Nathan, Luca, Elianna, and Julianna. She was predeceased by her siblings: Angelina Parker, Americo Donatio, Joseph Donatio and her twin sister, Theresa Trigilio.
Her funeral service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.
Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.