OBITUARY: Robert ‘Bobby’ DiGiammarino, 84

Robert “Bobby” J. DiGiammarino, 84, a long-term resident of Marblehead, died Aug. 1. Born in Malden on July 19, 1939, Bobby graduated from Malden High School. He earned a bachelor of science from Boston University and a master’s in secondary education and teaching from Salem State University.

Robert ‘Bobby’ DiGiammarino

Bobby was a devoted father, grandfather, brother and uncle, valuing family and his Catholic faith. He began teaching at Beebe Junior High before moving to Malden High School, where he taught, coached football and baseball and mentored students. He later became vice principal and held the position until retirement.

He was the youngest of five sons born to the late Frank and Margaret (Ciaraldi) DiGiammarino and the beloved husband of the late Helen “Chee Chee” DiGiammarino, his wife of more than 52 years. He is survived by his children, Scott, Craig and Rick DiGiammarino; daughters-in-law, Shelley and Beth DiGiammarino; brother-in-law, Ralph Desimone; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a dedicated extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins, along with countless friends.

Bobby enjoyed gardening, crafting and spending time with family and friends. For over 40 years, he volunteered with his wife as a team leader for the Marriage Encounter Team, the Pre-Cana Program and led ARISE at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Marblehead.

Friends and family are invited to a wake from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, at Eustis & Cornell of Marblehead, 142 Elm St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 85 Atlantic Ave. Burial will follow in Waterside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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