Carmine Cornelio "Bud" DiMaria, 82, of Naugatuck passed away peacefully Sunday November 29, 2015, at Waterbury Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Naugatuck, son of the late Ernesto and Ida (Cornelio) DiMaria, life long resident of Naugatuck residing just a block away from where he was born. He was a graduate of Naugatuck High School. He started his higher education at Bates College in Lewiston, ME and received his BS in Chemical Engineering. Bud completed a Master's degree from Tuft's University in Medford, MA. One of his most rewarding accomplishments was being named All Maine lineman at Bates as an offensive lineman on the football team where he received the nickname "Moose." Upon moving back to his hometown Naugatuck, he married Tanina "Tina" (Giuliano) DiMaria and raised their three children there. Bud was an entrepreneur, operating Seabord Northeast Contractors, Cardi Associates, A&J Lawn and Valley Professional Maintenance, but was most proud of his flooring company DIMAR Associates. Bud was a founding member of the Naugatuck Junior Football league. He was actively involved in the youth of Naugatuck and served as a coach of the "Jets." Among the many committees' he served on, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Education. As Chairman he was instrumental in improving the curriculum and the teaching standards for the town. Bud was also very active in Civic Affairs, Serving as President of the Local Exchange Club, State President and State District Director. During his tenure the state founded the second Child Abuse Prevention center in CT. Bud enjoyed cooking and was always ready to try out a new recipe for family and friends. He and former Mayor, the late Adam Mengacci and son Jim Mengacci, cooked many pasta dinners and pancake breakfasts for the community. He is survived by his three children, son Todd DiMaria of Chapel Hill, NC and his daughters Ashley and Alyssa, his wife Doris and her daughter Amanda. Daughter Lucida Delorenzo of Berlin, CT her husband Michael and her sons Mitchell, Max and her grandson William. Son Luke DiMaria of Rocky Hill, CT and his son Luke Jr. and daughter Tianna. He is also survived by his life partner Carolyn Capozziello of Naugatuck, CT her two sons; son Matthew his wife Jennifer and his sons Connor and Aiden; son Alphonse his wife Renee and sons Kyle, Steven and grandson Riley. Bud leaves behind his two brothers Donelli DiMaria his wife Diane of Santa Fe, NM and Ernest DiMaria his wife Virginia of Walnut Creek, CA and his three children Mark, Diane and Peter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11am, directly in St. James Roman Catholic Church, 767 Elm St. Rocky Hill. Interment will follow in the family plot at Center Cemetery, Rocky Hill. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Giuliano- Sagarino Funeral Home at BROOKLAWN, 511 Brook St. Rocky Hill, Friday, from 5-7pm. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the Waterbury Hospital's ICU unit, especially Dr. Richard Silverman and his team. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Youth Organization of the donor's choice. For online guestbook please visit www.brooklawnfuneralhome.com
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store
Published by Hartford Courant on Dec. 2, 2015.