Mary Jane DiLego
1932-2014 BERKSHIRE Mary Jane Irwin DiLego, 81, of Berkshire, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She joins her beloved husband of 61 years, William J. DiLego, who died June 22, 2013. Born in Pittsfield on April 21, 1932, a daughter of Reginald and Katharine O'Connor Irwin, she was educated in Pittsfield schools and was a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph Central High School. Mary Jane worked as a payroll clerk for General Electric Company prior to devoting her life to her husband and family. Mrs. DiLego was a communicant of North American Martyrs Chapel where she served as a Lector, Pastoral Council member, and Catechism teacher for many years. She was a recipient of the Pope Pius X award for her dedication to these programs. Over the years, she was an active member of the Lanesborough Democratic Town Committee, the Town Board of Registrars, and the Recreation Committee. She enjoyed flower gardening. Mary Jane is survived by four children, Nancianne DiLego-Heath and her husband, Bruce, of Tyringham, Lori DiLego of Berkshire, Regina DiLego of Berkshire, and Joseph DiLego, of Berkshire. She leaves five grandchildren, Benjamin Truskowski, Sarah Ambrose, Nathan DiLego-Heath, and Carly and Tessa Christman; one great grandchild, Aubrey Ambrose; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own; as well as her loving and devoted caregivers. She was pre-deceased by her sisters, Katherine Best and Ann Tracy. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mary Jane Irwin DiLego will be held Saturday, February 8, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at North American Martyrs Chapel celebrated by Rev. David R. Raymond, Pastor. Burial will be in the Spring in St. Joseph's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North American Martyrs Chapel or to the Lanesborough Police Department or Lanesborough Fire Department, all in care of DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.