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Lillian DiDio

d. March 9, 2022

Lillian DiDio (nee Vetrano), 95, formerly of Pequannock passed away on March 9, 2022.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Lil at the Galante Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Ave. Caldwell on Monday March 14 from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church in Pequannock on Tuesday March 15 at 10:30 AM. Entombment will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa.

Born in New York, Lil lived in the Bronx and Saddle Brook before becoming a longtime Pequannock resident. In 2015, she moved into Little Sisters in Totowa, and most recently was a resident of Boonton Care Center. She married her loving husband Anthony DiDio in 1952.

Lil was a talented seamstress, and had an eye for perfection. Lil was a wonderful cook, and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for the ones she loved. She cherished time spent with her large family, and especially looked forward to trips to Florida, where could be up to 18 for dinner at the early bird special!

Lil was a gentle soul who never had a bad word to say about anyone, nor did anyone have something bad to say about her. She lived by one of her favorite quotes, "If you got mad, you'll get glad!"

Lil had immense, unconditional love for her family. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the lights of her life. She truly lived to see them succeed, and was so proud of each success they found.

Lillian was the beloved wife of the late Anthony 'Tony' DiDio; loving mother of Rosanne Pitrelli and her husband Peter, Lorraine Tarnogursky and her husband John and Diane Strassle and her husband Brian; treasured grandmother of LoriAnne Camaya and her husband Victor, William Juliano and his wife Alison, Nicole Tarnogursky, Jay Tarno and his wife Amanda, Dr. Paula Strassle and her husband Julian Bradford-Hill and Michael Strassle; and adoring great-grandmother of Cameron, Christopher, Anthony, Avery, Henry and Tony. She was the dear sister and best friend of Frances DePinto. She was predeceased by her brothers Albert Vetrano, Joseph Vetrano and Vincent Vetrano, sister Mary Diana, and brothers-in-law Louis DePinto and Larry Diana. Lil is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 140 Shepherd Lane Totowa, NJ 07512.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, March 14, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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