Paula J. Ward (DiPietro)

December 27, 2017

Paula J. Ward (DiPietro)

PAULA J. “SUNSHINE” WARD DIPIETRO – of Burlington, peacefully entered heaven on Dec.,27th, 2017, at the age of sixty nine. Loving mother of Crystalray DiPietro of Burlington, Devon DiPietro and fiancé Jessica Dubois of Methuen, Holly DiPietro and her other half Paul Pitman of Burlington. She also leaves behind the father of her 3 adored children, Gerard J. DiPietro. Dear sister of Phyllis Howes of Andover, Prudence Loftus of Reading and the late Priscilla Chadwick, as well as a cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. At Paula’s request there are no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to Celebrate Paula’s life at her Memorial Service, at the First Baptist Church of Winchester, 90 Mount Vernon St, Winchester, Sunday January 14th at 3 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Paula’s honor to The First Baptist Church of Winchester Memorial Fund or to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY :

Paula J. “Sunshine” Ward DiPietro, 69, of Burlington, peacefully entered heaven, Wednesday December 27th, 2017, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, with her family by her side.

Born in Winchester MA, Paula was one of four daughters to Paul and Helen (Mitchell) Ward. She was educated in Winchester and a graduate of Winchester High School.

Paula dedicated her life to caring for children – which was her true passion. For many years she worked for the After School Club in Woburn, and prior to that, for the BEDP program at Butler Elementary School in Belmont.

Paula was a loving and caring woman with a strong and devout faith. She was an active and longtime member of First Baptist Church in Winchester. Paula’s greatest moments however, were spending time with her family, especially playing games with her many nieces and nephews. She affectionately referred to her great nieces and nephews as her “Grandkids”. She also enjoyed taking long drives and vacations to New Hampshire, Cape Cod and Fort Foster in Kittery, Maine.

Paula was the loving mother of Crystalray DiPietro of Burlington, Devon DiPietro and fiancé Jessica Dubois of Methuen, Holly DiPietro and her other half Paul Pitman of Burlington. She also leaves behind the father of her 3 adored children, Gerard J. DiPietro. She was the dear sister of Phyllis Howes of Andover, Prudence Loftus of Reading and the late Priscilla Chadwick, as well as a cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews.

At Paula’s request there are no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Paula’s life at her Memorial Service, at the First Baptist Church of Winchester, 90 Mount Vernon St, Winchester, Sunday, January 14th at 3 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Paula’s honor to The First Baptist Church of Winchester Memorial Fund or to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Crystalray, Devon, and Holly (along with your loved ones and friends) …. I was so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many lovely memories of her, especially from years ago when I attended a women’s Bible study in Arlington that she invited me to join. She truly was sunshine in the lives of all who knew her! I can still see her smile and hear her laugh. She was a precious daughter of the King and I look forward to seeing her again one day. Praying for comfort at this time. ~Carla (Doughty) St. Germain

  2. I am so blessed to have known Paula for all these years. We had so much fun on many church trips referring us as “The sunshine girls…we wear our hair in curls…” Paula had the most beautiful smile that I will always remember.
    My condolences to you and your family. May our Lord be with you during this difficult time of loss.
    Love, Linda Knowlton (Vermont)

  3. Crystalray – my heart and prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of your mother. I recall meeting her at our Excel outing – such a lovely person. My deepest condolences. Terry (from Excel)

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