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Theresa "Chickie" DiZillo

Obituary for Theresa "Chickie" DiZillo

March 31, 1941 - May 28, 2019
Bedford, New Hampshire | Age 78


Theresa "Chickie" Anne DiZillo (Cecere), 78, of Bedford, NH died May 28th, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family after battling multiple illnesses.
Born in Geneva, NY on March 31, 1941, she was the daughter of Frank and Marie Cecere (Hennessey). She was educated in the Geneva parochial school system, attending St. Stephen's Grammar School and graduating from DeSales High School.
Chickie enjoyed playing tennis and loved socializing with family and friends. She was a dedicated Pro-life advocate who was deeply devoted to her Catholic faith. Above all else, she loved dancing with her husband, spending time with her family and all things flamingo.
Family members include her husband of 52 years, Joseph L. DiZillo of Bedford; her four children, Joseph DiZillo and wife Terri of Manchester, Kate Schade and husband Stephen of Manchester, Liz Purnell and husband Dennis of Bedford, Tara Laventure and husband Mike of Golden, CO; her beloved grandchildren, Jack, Isabella, Domenic and Anthony DiZillo, Nicholas, Audrey, Luke and John Purnell, Wesley, Louis, and Charlie Schade, Piper, Fisher, and Cameron Laventure; her siblings, Pinky Cecere, John Cecere, Lenny Cecere, and Jeanne Johnson; many nephews, nieces and cousins. She was predeceased by her siblings James, Steven and Danny Cecere.
A requiem funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, May 31, 2019 in St. Stanislaus Church, Nashua. Committal prayers and burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.
Donations may be made in her memory to St. Gianna's Place, PO Box 725, Londonderry, NH 03053.
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