Paul J. DiPietro

Paul J. DiPietro, age 79, of Arlington, MA, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2020, with his family by his side, at Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, after a long illness.

Born May 7, 1940 in Boston, to the late Louis and Mary Grace (Gracie O’Leary) DiPietro of Boston, Paul grew up in Jamaica Plain, and graduated from The English High School in 1958 with a focus in electronics. Immediately after graduating, he entered into the Air National Guard of Massachusetts and the Reserve of the United States Air Force. His Honorable Discharge was October 1963, Airman First Class. His Training was in Aircraft Radio (Navigation) July, 1959 from Keesler Air Force Base, MI and Training in Aircraft Radio Technician (F100C) August 1960 from Otis Air Force Base, Bourne, MA.

Over the next several years, Paul worked at different companies in the engineering field in electronics, manufacturing and industrial engineering. In his early sixties he was self-employed working as a local handyman specializing in woodworking. His last place of employment, was a seasonal part-time employee position at Ace Hardware Store in Arlington, where he enjoyed working with his coworkers and helping the customers.

Paul is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie E. (Curtis) DiPietro of Arlington, his daughter Deborah (DiPietro) Bandanza, and her husband Daniel Bandanza, his granddaughter Katherine and Grandson Daniel Bandanza of Mansfield, his late sister Elizabeth (Betty DiPietro) Vozzella of Walpole, his sister Linda DiPietro of Dedham, and his sister Janice (DiPietro) Paris, and her husband Alan Paris of Portland, OR. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Paul was a devoted loving husband, father and grandfather. He was also very kind and always willing to help family, friends and neighbors. He enjoyed woodworking, photograph, listening to classical music, old movies, and watching The Red Sox and The Patriots on TV.

We will miss Paul greatly. His love and support, warm and caring heart, and of course his sense of humor. As his granddaughter says “Love You and Miss You Already”.

All are welcome to attend his visitation on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 10 am to noon at Boston Cremation, 115 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048 with a prayer service to begin at noon. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul’s name to: The House of Possibilities, 350 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02356


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  1. Sandy on March 4, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    I was very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing.
    He was always larger than life at our family events.
    Paul was not only a jack of all trades, he was a very talented photographer. He was never without his camera and took the most incredible pictures.
    Debbie and her family were truly blessed to have all their important moments captured so beautifully.
    It was truly a pleasure to have known him.
    May he rest in peace.

  2. Jannie on March 5, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I’ll miss and love my big brother always. A huge inspiration in my life from childhood. Loyal, trustworthy, conscientious, hard working. Loved his family. A truly good man.

  3. Nephew David Vozzella on March 5, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    By Uncle Paul
    Say Hi Mom and Nana and Grampa for me.

    We Miss You all & Love you All Forever in our Hearts !!!!

  4. RW Shattuck Ace Hardware on March 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Paul was a great guy. We miss him greatly!

  5. Jen on March 5, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    I will always remember Mr. DiPietro’s kindness to our family, his love for his own, his consistent presence, and highly organized approach to life. I always felt like I belonged in the DiPietro’s home, and the hopscotch court he spray painted in the driveway provided lasting fun for the neighborhood kids! God Bless Paul and all of the generations in his family.

  6. Dianne on March 6, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Rest In Peace Uncle Paul. Say hi to mom for me. Take a lot of pictures. With love

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