We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Driscoll Funeral Home & Cremation Service
GROVELAND - Michael Dennis DiModica of Groveland, MA, age 87, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2022. Born on January 4, 1935 in Winthrop, MA, Michael was the son of the late Florence V. DiModica (Lespasio) and Joseph DiModica. He was the husband of the late Lois M. DiModica (Wrightson), who passed away on October 10, 2021, and with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.
His early childhood was spent on Leverett Street in Boston’s West End and his teenage years on Orleans and Saratoga Streets in East Boston. He attended Don Bosco Trade School and Boston College High School, graduating in 1953. Michael was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving from 1955-1956 as a radio officer in Germany, and subsequently attended Northeastern University, graduating in 1960 with a B.A. in English. During this time he worked at Stop & Shop in East Boston where he met the love of his life, Lois Wrightson of Winthrop; he was a stock boy and she a cashier. They married in East Boston on June 10, 1961 and had four children to whom they were devoted parents.
Michael spent most of his life in public service. He had a 33-year career with the U.S. Social Security Administration. He also served the Town of Groveland, MA, where he helped establish the Council on Aging, served on the School Committee and Recreation Committee, started the Pentucket Youth Basketball League, and coached Little League Baseball. He was also an avid reader who loved history and music.
Michael and his wife Lois had an active social life. They had many friends with whom they would travel to Florida and on several Caribbean cruises. They were also members of Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester for several years. He had a large extended family including many cousins with whom he shared a lifelong friendship.
Michael is survived by his four children, Marjorie Squire and her husband Jonathan, Michele DiModica, Michael DiModica and his wife Laurie, and Melissa Niziak and her husband James. He was a loving grandfather to Amanda Adams, Justin Niziak, Catherine Niziak, Victoria Squire, Michael J. DiModica and William DiModica.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 14, in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 S. Main Street, Haverhill at 10:00 AM. Please meet directly at church. Interment with U.S. Army Honors will follow in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. The funeral mass will be live-streamed at www.sacredheartsparish.com. Arrangements by Driscoll Funeral Home, Haverhill. For guestbook, visit www.driscollcares.com