Fiorella DiGiacomo, an Italian immigrant and homemaker, died in her sleep Monday at FutureCare Chesapeake in Arnold. She was 97.
Born Fiorella Angela, she was raised in Chieti and immigrated to Windber, Pa., in 1937. She was married in 1924 to Giuseppi DiGiacomo, a coal miner and Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard worker, who died in 1962.
She moved to Dundalk in the 1940s, where she was a communicant of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed duckpin bowling, sewing, gardening and shuffleboard.
Until moving into the retirement community in 2002, she had lived for 33 years in Severna Park with her daughter.
Mrs. DiGiacomo was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday.
Mrs. DiGiacomo is survived by two sons, Nicholas DiGiacomo of Ellicott City and Charles J. DiGiacomo of Laurel; a daughter, Mary J. Smith of Severna Park; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Anna Eckels, died in 1968.