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Susan Lee DiGioia

September 28, 1966 — May 6, 2022

Honoring and Remembering the life of Susan Lee DiGioia

"Paraprofessional for Driggs School"

WOLCOTT- Susan Lee DiGioia, age 55, of Wolcott, passed away in the comfort of her home, surrounded by the love of her family on Friday, May 6th, 2022, after a courageous four year battle with cancer.

Susan was born September 28th, 1966, in Waterbury, CT, the daughter of Joan (Byron) DiGioia and the late Leo DiGioia. Susan was raised in Wolcott, where she attended local schools. She attended Saint Joseph's College, where she earned her degree in special education and received her Master's degree in education from Southern Connecticut State University. Susan was the former supervisor of the latch key program at Wakelee elementary in Wolcott and was currently working for the City of Waterbury, Board of Education Department as a Paraprofessional at Driggs Elementary. Susan loved to read and knit and spend time in her garden. She was a volunteer EMT for Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance and also worked for AMR. During her high school years, Susan was a competitive athlete, lettering in many sporting groups. She was a die-hard, Boston Red Sox fan and UCONN Women's Basketball fan and enjoyed spending time at the beach but was always happiest while surrounded by her family.

Left to honor her legacy and cherish her memory, besides her mother, are her son, Matthew DiGioia and his girlfriend, Erica Mota of Bristol, her brother, Peter DiGioia and his wife, Diane of Higganum, her sisters; Diane Belanger and her husband, Thomas of Thomaston, Joyce Konopelski, and her husband, David and Kathleen Downey, all of Wolcott. She also leaves her fur grandbaby, Sasha and several nieces, nephews, other extended family members, and many friends. She was predeceased by her father, Leo and brother, Stephen DiGioia. The family would like to also thank Eva Barstis, for always being there, and offering a helping hand when things got tough. Also a big thank you anyone else who was there to help Ms. DiGioia through her battle with cancer.

Funeral services for Ms. DiGioia will be held on Friday, May 13th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Basil the Great Parish, St. Pius X Church, 517 Woodtick Rd Wolcott when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Those planning to attend are asked to meet directly at the church. Relatives and friends may visit with the DiGioia family on Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m at Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd. Loving-kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence, words of comfort, or to share a memory with the family and friends of someone important to you. Please do that on the funeral home tribute page at . However, if you are able, attending a service is the thoughtful, caring, and supportive thing to do.
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