Gerald Peter DiGrappa, 93, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at his residence. A vigil service will be 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral mass will be at a later date in Norman, Okla. under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Norman, Okla. |
He was born June 29, 1921 in Maynard, Mass. and married Mary Maxine Clark Dec. 23, 1950, in Norman, Okla.
Gerald served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He worked for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare for seven years and for the Veterans Administration Medical Center for 45 years, with the last 25 years in Big Spring.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary DiGrappa of Big Spring; two brothers, Frank DiGrappa of Denver, Colo. and Tito DiGrappa of Maynard, Mass.; two sisters, Yolanda Ferzoco of Millis, Mass. and Sylvia Hodge of Springfield, Mass.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luigi DiGrappa and Mary Louise Perrota DiGrappa; one sister, Mary Ganong; and one brother, Joseph DiGrappa.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on Feb. 24, 2015