DiCARLO, Lina (Capocci) Of Hyde Park, May 29, age 84. Beloved wife of Michael of Hyde Park. Mother of Michael P. and his wife Christine DiCarlo of Boston, Lorraine and her husband Christopher Kusy of Quincy, Gina DiCarlo of West Roxbury, Pia and her husband Douglas Ventola of Westwood, Philip DiCarlo and his wife Jana Wolfova of West Roxbury. Beloved daughter of the late Luisa and Ottavio Capocci. Sister of the late Philip and his wife Anne Capocci, The late Franny and her husband Frank Polidoro, Mary and her husband, the late Domenic Pacitto, Ernesto and his wife, the late Shelia Capocci , Victor and his wife Assunta, Carmela and her husband, the late Victor Minghella , Martin and his wife Patricia and Giulio and his wife Francis.
Also survived by 11 grandchildren David, Justin, Nicholas, Alexander,Michael, Ariana, Emily, Cameron, Kevin, Dylan and Zachary and, 2 step-grandchildren, Arete and Aden, 3 great-grandchildren,Clara, Juliet and Lina and many nieces and nephews.
Lina was born in Cassino Italy. When she was about six years old, her village in Italy was heavily bombed in WW2. Her parents left Italy and took her and her eight siblings to England, where they were again met with the savages of war. She and her family lived in bomb shelters, separated as a family unit.
When she was 21, she married Michael, a US Air Force serviceman stationed in England. In marrying him, she left her large family, her country, her friends and her job to start a new life in America, another brave chapter in Lina’s life. She raised her five children in Hyde Park in the home her husband built for her.
She loved to travel. She visited her former homes in England and Italy often but also loved trips to Bermuda, Hawaii and Mexico and enjoyed her share of cruises and road trips in her lifetime. She spent most of her weekends at the house her husband built for her on Cape Cod. It was her dream local getaway and she often commented about how peacefully she slept there.
Lina’s love for bright beautiful colors was reflected in the clothing she liked to wear and the gorgeous roses and peonies she grew in her garden. She would often return from a weekend on the Cape and talk about how her roses and fruit trees were thriving.
Lina was an amazing cook who of course specialized in all the Italian favorites. Her pizza was a requested staple at all family functions from Christmas parties to Communions and many sick grandchildren were cured by a big bowl of her dot soup made without hesitation at the first sign of illness. Lina loved to sew and to knit and her craftsmanship was impeccable. From matching children’s outfits to prom dresses to wedding gowns, she lovingly made them all. Each of her eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren have been swaddled by blankets made by their Nan. Lina loved her family and only wanted them to be happy. She spend countless hours cooking meals, making clothing, as well as babysitting and pet sitting for her family. She will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched.
Funeral from the Carroll - Thomas Funeral Home, 22 Oak St., HYDE PARK, Saturday morning at 8, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Most Precious Blood Church at 9. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday evening, 4-8. Interment in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury. Her grandsons are collecting donations to help kids with cancer, To donate in her name use either of the links or the address below:
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