Paula J. DiGiovanni
1949 - 2020
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DiGiovanni, Paula J.
Paula J. DiGiovanni a 71 year old Oxford resident and wife of the late Philip DiGiovanni, entered into eternal rest Oct. 16. She was born Aug. 9, 1949 in Derby, daughter of the late Paul and Vivian Ayoub Shepherd. She worked as a school teacher for Cross St. Middle School in Naugatuck.
She graduated from Derby High School as a National Honor Student, then graduated from Southern CT State University, where she also earned a Master's Degree in Education. Paula was a parishioner of The Church of the Good Shepherd in Seymour, where she also served as Eucharistic minister and on several church committees. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Paul (Joy) of Oxford, her brother Thomas Shepherd of Mexico, her sister Lorraine Castaldi of West Palm Beach, Fl., grandchildren Philip, Cole & Cora of Oxford and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 10:00 a.m. from The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia. Walk through calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. before the service. Burial follows in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends who wish may make donations in her memory to The American Cancer Society, 1075 Chase Pkwy, Ste 4, Waterbury, CT 06708.

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Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 17, 2020.
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November 16, 2020
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Ralph Cortigiano
October 20, 2020
To Paula’s family-so very sorry for your loss-so happy we spent time together at the reunion-a wonderful woman
Buster and Carol Jadach
October 20, 2020
To the family of Paula DiGiovanni: So very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are being sent. RIP Paula. With sincere sympathy.
Sharon Jupin
October 18, 2020
Dear Lorraine, very sorry for your loss....Beverly Bartone Dellarocco......May she Rest In Peace.
Beverly Dellarocco
October 18, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Paula's family from a former classmate had
lost touch with Paula until seeing her a our 50th class reunion
Joe & Barb Miani
Joseph P Miani
October 18, 2020
My condolences to Paula’s family and all that loved her. She will be missed. I know that I will miss her, but I find comfort in the many memories of our friendship for decades. I included a photo of Paula in Netherlands. That I took on a shared adventure to Europe. God bless you Paula.
Sandy Snow Ballough
October 18, 2020
I will miss you Paula. You are in heaven with your husband. Love Barbara Duggan
Barbara Duggan
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