Frank J. DiMaio
first deputy clerk
Frank J. DiMaio, 88, of Central Ave., Johnston passed away January 25, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of 63 years of Anne (Lombardi) DiMaio.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Teresa (Tedesco) DiMaio. Frank was employed as a first deputy clerk of the District Court of RI-Washington County for many years until retiring in 1986. Previously, he was the chief of food operations at Lincoln and Suffolk Downs, co-owner for the former Continental Caterers and owner of the former Frank's Market.
He was a founding member of Local 808 Laborers International Union. He was a World War II Army Veteran, serving in the African, Middle Eastern Theater, European Rhineland and the 112th Gun Battalion, a member of the Italian American War Veterans-Post 8, Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 45, charter member of the National WWII Memorial, life member of the DAV-Chapter 1, former member of the 7th Ward Democratic Committee and the 13th District State Committee, Sons of Italy Piave Lodge 364, Verranzano Committee, Madonna DeRosario Society and a past president of the Holy Name Society at St. Bartholomew.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Frank N. DiMaio and his wife, Michelle, of Woonsocket and Robert J. DiMaio and his wife, Bernadette, of Providence; three grandchildren, Dana DiBiasio, Frank N. DiMaio Jr. and Robert J. DiMaio Jr.; and seven great-grandchildren.
His funeral was held Jan. 28 from Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bartholomew's Church, Providence. Burial with military honors was in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.
Memorial contributions may be made to RI Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809 or St. Bartholomew's Church Memorial Fund, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., Providence, RI 02909. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences.