Peter DeGirolamo, Jr.
1942 - 2021
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Peter DeGirolamo Jr. passed away Wednesday February 10, 2021 at Tufts Medical Center. Due to covid protocols, he was surrounded by no one #fCOVID #werenotbitter. Fortunately he was loved and supported by family and friends throughout his life.


Peter was born on July 11, 1942 son of Peter and Mary (Narciso) DeGirolamo Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Mansfield, a 1960 graduate from Mansfield High School and continued his education at Northeastern University.


For many years he was the owner of Peter DeGirolamo and Sons Inc., a company founded by his father Peter Sr. and now operated by his sons. He was a strong leader in business. He led by example and valued his long tenured employees. He took pride in his community and made countless contributions to it through the years.


An avid golfer, Peter was an active member of Highland and Foxborough Country Clubs. He was a fulltime sports enthusiast and supporter of MHS athletics. He loved watching his children, nieces/nephews, grandchildren and grandnephews play a myriad of sports. Of all the sports, football was by far his favorite. He was a proud member of the 1959 Class D Football Champions and one of the founding members of the Mansfield Pop Warner.


Peter is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Paul. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Susan E. (Palanza) DeGirolamo; his sister-in-law Janet DeGirolamo of Mansfield; his brothers David DeGirolamo and wife Nancy of Attleboro; Roy DeGirolamo and his wife Cindy of Norton and; his three children Ronald and his wife Linda (Swenson) DeGirolamo; Theresa (DeGirolamo) and her husband Michael Nyhan; Joseph and his wife Michelle (Gormley) DeGirolamo all Mansfield residents; his four grandchildren Michael, Christina and her husband John, Anthony and Daniel and many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Visiting Hours will be at Boston Cremation (formerly Bolea) 115 North Main Street Mansfield Sunday February 14 from 1-4pm. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Church 330 Pratt Street Mansfield Monday February 15 at 11:30. Followed by interment at St. Mary's Cemetery Mansfield. All attendees are required to wear masks and abide by social distancing guidelines. People unable to attend may view the funeral mass at https://www.mansfieldcableaccess.com/ then click on "public live" tab.


In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. Gifts may be mailed to: Joe Andruzzi Foundation, 49 Plain Street, Suite 500, North Attleboro, MA 02760 or donate online at www.joe andruzzi foundation.org.



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Published in Sun Chronicle on Feb. 13, 2021.
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February 22, 2021
I knew him a great man he instilled self esteem in all those he met so sad God rest his sole my condolences to all his family Roger p Chevers
Roger p chevers
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February 17, 2021
Peter was a good man and friend. Always a strong handshake and a pat on the back with a big smile. My condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
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February 16, 2021
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February 16, 2021
Coach D. & family, we are so sad to hear about your dad. Our thoughts are with you.
The Sterling Family
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February 16, 2021
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Peter. My sincere condolences to the DeGirolomo family. Mr. D had a great impact on a generation of kids through his involvement with Pop Warner. He helped create a great experience and lifetime memories for a generation of kids through his involvement with Pop Warner. As a kid, I looked up to Coach D, I'm very thankful for his commitment to the community as he helped shape many lives. May he rest in peace in God's loving care.

Dean OConnor
Dean OConnor
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February 15, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Pete's passing. He was such a nice guy and I always enjoyed seeing him when he came into Corfinio. May he rest in peace!
Stephen
stephen Guarino
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February 15, 2021
To the DeGirolamo Family: I just read of Peter's passing and am heartbroken for your family. From the time I joined the Mansfield community Peter was always there asking what he could do to be of help.There was never a time where I reached out to Peter that he didn't have great advice and counsel. His insights into the community were legendary.Peter's reputation and respect were without peer. My condolences to the entire family.
John Moretti
JOHN MORETTI
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February 15, 2021
Suzie,

Our hearts are heavy to have read of Pete’s passing. Deepest condolences to you & your beautiful family at this sad time.

Petes’ handsome face, his love for family & his dedication to community will be long remembered!

Much love & prayers to you, now.

Brian & Peggy Eagan
Peggy
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February 15, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Peter D “ pops” always had encouraging words for my boys. Always put a smile on there faces.
Rest In Peace
Leanne O’Brien
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February 14, 2021
Susie I just heard about Pete’s passing. I am so very sorry for your profound loss. Any and all memories I have of Pete are happy ones. May God keep him in his care.
Molly Crotty Walsh
Molly Walsh
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February 14, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for The DeGirolamo family ~ Billy & Deb Barrows
Deborah Barrows
February 14, 2021
Susie, Ronny, Theresa and Joey -
We are sending prayers for you all and for Peter, and remembering the laughter, good food, and sense of "extended family" we have all shared in the past. Pete's good humor will be missed. I will look forward to a time very soon when we can all get together to remember the good times and make some more.
Ben, Kerry, Violet & Delia Dei
February 13, 2021
Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Peter always made us feel welcomed and wanted. He will be missed. May God bless and watch over your family in this time of need.
Paul & Julie Nascenzi
February 13, 2021
My sincere sympathy for your loss. My family and I came to know Peter through Mansfield's athletic programs. He was a warm and dedicated man always with a smile. My prayers go out to family and friends who surely are grieving. Prayers for peace and comfort.
Joanne Rys
February 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mansfield High football will always remember the teams that our sons played on and had a DeGirolamo teammate. For those of us who were raised in Mansfield, we all have fond memories of Pete and his brothers. May he Rest in Peace.
Sincere condolences to the entire DeGirolamo family from the Harlors.
Lyle & Leslie Harlor
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February 13, 2021
Rest in Peace, old friend.
Jane Tegan
Jane Tegan
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February 13, 2021
To the DeGirolamo family my deepest sympathies. Peter was a friend to all and will be remembered for all the good he has done.
John Falcone
John Falcone
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February 13, 2021
My sincere sympathies to the family. For many years, Peter was a client and a friend. I greatly respected his honesty, his work ethic, and his common sense. He was a man of substance who will be missed by many. Bob Mangiaratti
Bob Mangiaratti
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February 13, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. i remember Peter well he did many Jobs for the Town of Wrentham DPW while i Was Superintendent of Public Works from 1975 till 1990.

Everett (Bill) Skinner Jr
Everett W Skinner Jr
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