Anthony F. “Digi” DiGirolamo, 97 of Rossiter, formerly of Barnesboro, passed away September 5, 2021, at Punxsutawney Hospital.
He was born December 18, 1923, in Barnesboro, a son of the late Fiorentino and Raffaela “Ruth” (Mongelluzzo) DiGirolamo. He married Mary “Mamie” Paterno on August 8, 1945. She preceded him in death on March 22, 2008.
Surviving are a son, Tony and wife Janet; son in law, Jim Wise; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his dear companion Sylvia, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Denise Wise; brothers, Carmen, James, and Enrico; sisters, Maggie DiGirolamo, Carmaline Belgin and Antonette Gesser.
Anthony graduated from Barnesboro High School in 1943, he received his B.A. from Saint Francis College in 1947 and was awarded an M.Ed degree from Penn State University in 1958. Anthony also received the national science foundation grant to study at the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Anthony taught in the Harmony School District for 32.5 years and taught graduate continuing education courses for Penn State University. He was the first secretary for the Barnesboro Police Civil Service Commission. He was a member of the Northern Cambria School Board for 8 years and friend of the discalced Carmelite Sisters of Loretto. Anthony was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Anthony enjoyed spending time with his wonderful son, Tony and family and visiting his daughter Denise and her family in Florida. He and his wife Mamie loved to entertain many friends during the Christmas holiday. Digi also loved to dance. He and Sylvia would attend many dances.
Friends will be received Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Barrett Funeral Home, 822 Philadelphia Ave., Northern Cambria, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 10, 2021 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Mark Groeger officiating. Interment will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
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