MAGRATH, Marjorie Domenica (DiMento) "Dama" In East Boston, formerly of Brighton and Everett, August 13, 2020 in her 96th year. Beloved wife of the late Frederick J. Magrath Jr.
Marge passed away at her home of 65 years in East Boston. She was born in Brighton in 1925. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1943 and Regis College in 1947. She graduated magna cum laude from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1988, after the death of her husband, with a degree in Funeral Directing.
Mother of Dayle Magrath Vecchione of East Boston and her husband Richard, Dayna Magrath Cummings of Barrington, NH and her late husband Herbert, Mark F. Magrath of Sanford, ME and his wife Susan and the late Frederick J. Magrath III and Brian F. Magrath and his surviving wife Theresa. Grandmother of Jacquelyn Renzulli and her husband Frank, Marisa Cummings and her husband Rosh Dhingra, Lauren Cummings Studenmund and her husband Kyle, Erica Magrath, Patty and Kenna Magrath. Great-grandmother of Vincenzo, Nico, Francesca and Gino Renzulli, Jake Dhingra, Ethan, Logan and Declan Studenmund. Daughter of the late Annette (Roccia) and Frank S. DiMento. She is also survived by her brother Ronald DiMento and his wife Rosalie of Florida.
The matriarch of a large, geographically divided yet emotionally connected family, she lived life's greatest struggles, managing to strive past them and lead her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with strength, confidence, and unfiltered opinions. She split her time between her East Boston home and her granddaughter's home in Los Angeles, California allowing her to enjoy the summer and fall in the east while avoiding the wretched winter, blissfully taking in the west coast sun alongside many friends, her granddaughter, great-grandchildren, and her beloved dogs. She structured her life this way to not only escape the cold but to be a part of the lives of her most treasured creations, no, not her children, but her grand and great-grandchildren. Each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren share distinct and lasting memories of her thanks to her uniquely "Dama" qualities. The bond created between her and the younger generations were forged after she overcame some of the worst things a mother could go through and, instead of becoming a wrinkled, angry recluse, she instead traveled the world, made friends across the globe, and lived her years always surrounded by her family. She was long-time fan of the Boston Bruins and enjoyed watching football, golf and figure skating. However, we all know that her favorite channel was the Game Show network.
Visiting in the Magrath Funeral Home, 336 Chelsea St. [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON Sunday, August 16, 2 - 6 PM. Strict COVID-19 protocols with social distancing, masks required and occupancy limits will be in effect. Graveside services in Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, August 17, at 11:45.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to the Italian Home for Children would be appreciated.
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Italian Home for Children
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