Peter DeGirolamo, Jr.

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 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


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  1. clare butler on February 12, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    What an incredible man with an amazingly loving family. So blessed to have met him back in our BC days with our beloved Theresa.
    Thinking of you all and sending love and best wishes for peace and great love for the memory of a wonderful wonderful man.
    Much love,
    Clare abd Dave Butler.

  2. The Reddings on February 12, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Peter was an amazing man and helped me so much over the years at Mansfield with his guidance, advice, support and generosity. He represents in so many ways what is great about the community of Mansfield with his loyalty, pride and willingness to help others without hesitation. He is truly an icon of Mansfield Sports History and as legendary as he was as a player, his legacy will be his love for his family and devotion to helping and supporting others in this community for decades. May he rest in peace and never be forgotten.

  3. Roxanne Stanfel on February 12, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Such a lovely man who left a legacy of a wonderful family and so many friends. What a shame he had to end his very social life, alone. I don’t blame you for feeling bitter. But remember, he is in heaven, golfing and feeling healthy as ever, looking down upon his loving family and smiling at how proud he is of you all. You have an Angel in heaven. Prayers and love to Teresa, Mrs D and the family. Love Roxanne & Rich Stanfel

  4. The Archers on February 12, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Great man. An icon. He will be missed. The DeGirolamo family is in our thoughts.

  5. Mary Langille on February 12, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Susan and family, please accept our deepest sympathy, in you loss.
    Peter was a great man and his family was his world.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ron and Mary(Bruno) Langille

  6. David Clemmey on February 12, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Susan,and family, Peter, was a great ambassador for Mansfield, God Bless, may he rest in peace. David and Jean Clemmey

  7. Ellen Dumont on February 12, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I am so sorry for you loss of your father. It is not fair what you had to go through. He sounds like an incredible man of the community. May your memories and love of your family give you comfort and peace at this time.

  8. Janet and steve girard on February 12, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Steve and I want to express our deepest sympathies. He was an awesome guy and we will both miss him very much.

  9. Joe and Josie Dolley on February 12, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss, he was a great guy, he will be missed.

  10. Ed O’Malley on February 12, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    So sad to hear of Pete’s passing. We went from high school rivals to lifelong friends. My last contact was a wonderful long embrace over a year ago. My sincere condolences to Sue and all of the DeGiralamo family. R.I.P. Pete

  11. Paul & Ellen McCarey on February 12, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss, he was a great guy and will be missed.

  12. STEPHEN MORDINI on February 13, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Really enjoyed knowing Peter from Foxboro Country club and his gang at the Horse and Carriage . First class gentleman to me always .

  13. Ron Thistle on February 13, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Michael and Theresa I’m so sorry to hear of Peters passing. Peter was a terrific guy and a good friend. I’ll miss his smiling face and warm welcome whenever I entered the Cibo Matto and you were all sitting there!! He was loved by everyone who knew him and he will be deeply missed.

  14. Marion Condon on February 13, 2021 at 12:55 am

    My sincerest condolences to Sue and the entire family for your loss. I have such fond memories of Peter and the time we all spent together at FCC.

  15. Bruce Gardner on February 13, 2021 at 1:36 am

    On behalf of the whole family at FCC, our thoughts are with you as we wish Peter eternal rest and forever memories of his days with friends and family at the club.

  16. Mickeynoonan on February 13, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Rip Peter always a kind and true friend

  17. Bill Scarsciotti on February 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Peter, my friend. You will be missed by many. We had many great rounds of golf at FCC. You will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend. My condolences to the family.

  18. John O'Connor on February 13, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Many a Saturday and Sunday mornings swapping stories while waiting to play – great guy – always a good friend. Sorry for our loss!

  19. Gloria and Vin on February 13, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Very sad to hear of Pete’s passing. With deepest sympathy Vin and Gloria

  20. Cheryl and Michael A Rossi on February 13, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    We were very sorry to hear about Peter’s passing . We were always happy to see him around town . Michael and I send our deepest sympathies and please know we are thinking of you and the family

  21. Cathy Spiezio on February 13, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Thinking of you all!!! If you need anything please let us know!!!

    Love, John & Cathy Spiezio

  22. Sandy and Bobby Ford on February 13, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Suzie and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Peter was not only a great competitor but also a joy to play with. We have so many great golf memories of him at FCC and in Florida. He will be missed.
    With love, Sandy and Bobby Ford

  23. Bill Richard on February 14, 2021 at 12:37 am

    So sorry to hear about Peter, he was a great guy. We have some wonderful memories of fun times together! He will truly be missed. Rest In Peace! Paula and Bill Richard

  24. ROBERT SCOTT BUTTON on February 14, 2021 at 1:00 am

    My deepest condolences to the entire DeGirolamo family. Peter was a generous, trusted businessman and leader in our town. Men like Peter hardly ever spoke about the good deeds they did, “they just did them” I remember being in the truck with my father and we took a side trip on the way somewhere else, as we pulled into a street it was lined with DeGirolamo trucks, within moments the road was closed to traffic and things began happening, two other well known members of the community also arrived to attend to other tasks. After about two hours everyone picked up and the residents came out and tried their best to pay Peter, but he would have none of it. Peter and friends left that street better than it had ever been. When my dad came back to the truck I asked what was that? He said that was Mr. DeGirolamo cutting through red tape and bs to do what needed to be done and keep your mouth shut. Family-Community-Selflessness Peter DeGirolamo RIP

  25. Gretchen and Rich Caporale on February 14, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Our deepest condolences to everyone. Mr. De was always kind and generous and a great support to our family through the years. We will remember his kindness and his love. Our love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sending you much love.

  26. Paul Connor on February 14, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Michael and Theresa. I so much admired Peter all my life. He is one of those legends in Mansfield who will be more appreciated as time passes. He recognized the need in Mansfield for organizing the Pop Warner league and just did it. He was also like a uncle to a lot of us younger people in Mansfield as we grew up. Always loved to have a casual conversation with him at Foxborough Country Club and everywhere in Mansfield. He is truly one of the Great Generation. Such a gentleman. He will be missed by so many.

  27. Sidney Klein on February 14, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Peter was an awesome guy. I enjoyed playing golf with him and serving on the grounds committee at FCC with him. I really enjoyed his stories and an occasional
    cigar he would give me. RIP Peter, you will be missed

  28. Mary Watkins on February 14, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Theresa, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers this weekend. I’ve never met your father, but I do know that his memory will live in your heart and be visible in all the ways he contributed to Mansfield. I wish you peace and strength to meet the days ahead. In sympathy, Mary

  29. Ed Sullivan on February 14, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Sorry for your loss, He was a great man to be around . May he Rest In Peace.

  30. Joseph Horne on February 14, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Suzie and family – So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. He was a great guy to play golf with and a great competitor. He will be greatly missed. Thinking of you and your family. Always, Joe & Joyce Horne

  31. Warren Goodwin on February 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Peter was a great gentleman. Loved playing golf with him and an occasional beverage. R.I.P my friend.

    Maria and Warren Goodwin

  32. Pat and Norb Nyhan on February 15, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    Dearest Susie, Theresa, Mike,, Ronnie, Linda, Joey, Michelle, Danny, Anthony, Christina and Michael

    We loved Pete and will miss him greatly. He was a dominant presence in your lives and everyone that came to know and love him It was our blessing to count him as a dear friend
    Sincerest condolences on his passing. May the pleasant memories help sustain you.
    Love you,
    Pat and Norb

  33. Joanne and Paul Ouimet on February 17, 2021 at 10:34 am

    Sincere sympathies to Sue and her entire family. We will miss Peter’s visits and our chats, when he used to pop in for coffee, Rest In Peace dear friend

  34. Arlene Macaione on February 17, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    So sorry to hear about Peter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  35. Thomas Burke on February 18, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Tommy Burke
    A pleasure to know this gentle soul during my days in the ‘Mansfield Group’. I pray for Peter and the family and share in the sadness of his loss.
    God Bless

  36. Harold L. Qualters on February 26, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    I received a news paper announcement of Peter’s passing. I can remember my dearest Dad, Harold Qualters, spoke highly of Peter and the DeGirolamo family when I was a young man. Also, my memories of the Palanza family are still deeply imprinted in my heart. When I was a boy of 8 yrs, we lived on Central Street in Mansfield, and the Palanza family were our neighbors( our playmates) who lived across the street from us. Sally Palanza was my classmate at the Paine School.
    I am prayerfully remembering Peter and his wife Susan and the DeGirolamo family. God’s continue blessings to all of you during this time of loss.

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