Salem, N.H. — Egidio “Gigi” DiGregorio, age 74, of Salem, the beloved husband of Kathleen (Flynn) DiGregorio, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his own home.
Born in Waltham, Mass., he was the son of the late Egidio and Sue (Palumbo) DiGregorio.
In addition to his loving wife of 52 years, Gigi is survived by his daughter, Karen DiGregorio; grandson, Jakob Folley; sister, Theresa Lesanto of Waltham; sister-in-law, Debra Kezer of Derry; brother-in-law, Edward Aunchman of New Jersey; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Gigi was predeceased by his grandson, Nathan Folley.
Affectionately known as "Gigi," he was deeply devoted to his family. A true "family man," he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially at his home on the lake. He took pleasure in fishing and boating, playing Bocce Ball, but above all else, his true passion was golfing. Gigi will be best remembered for his warm heart, giving spirit and his great sense of humor which will be remembered by all who knew him. The founder and chairman of Salem’s original Caleb Committee, Gigi also volunteered his time at the Derry Salem Lodge of Elks, where he was a member for over 50 years. He was also a member of APPA (Arlington Pond Protective Association) since its inception. He also owned and operated several businesses in the community. A dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Gigi will be dearly missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of life will be held at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire located in Phanuef's Funeral Home 243 Hanover St., Manchester, on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. All relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Gigi’s memory to the Nathan Folley Memorial Scholarship Fund at Pinkerton Academy ROTC, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry, NH 03038. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit www.csnh.com.