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Anne Simone (Diaz) Brangiforte

February 25, 1945 ~ August 21, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Brangiforte (Diaz), Anne Simone, a lifelong resident of East Boston, passed away on August 21, 2023. 

Beloved wife for over 58 years to Salvatore "Bibby" Brangiforte.

Loving daughter of the late Richard and Anne (Aceto) Diaz. 

Devoted mother of Phyllis Sorrentino and her husband John of East Boston, and Phillip Richard Brangiforte, Headmaster of East Boston High School, and his wife Carrie of East Boston.

Dear sister of Richard Diaz and his wife Angie of Revere, Lorraine Chabuz and her husband Ted of East Boston, Dennis Diaz and his wife Kathy of Revere and the late Donald Diaz and his wife Angela.

Cherished grandmother of Kayla, Vincent, John, Sarah, Amanda, Jacqueline, Nicolette, and Alexandria.

Adored great-grandmother of Connor, Julien, Jason, and Isabella.

Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will honor Anne's life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga St. East Boston, on Sunday, August 27th from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM and again on Monday morning at 8:30 AM before leaving in procession to St. Joseph - St. Lazarus Church in East Boston for a 10 AM mass celebrating Anne's life. Services will conclude with Anne being laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.

Anne attended and graduated from East Boston High School . She met her true love Bibby at the age of 14. They were married a few years later and spent 58 years together.  Anne worked at CVS in Boston for 32 years as an office manager. She enjoyed spending summers at 3 Ponds Campground in New Hampshire with her family for many years. She was an avid reader, you never saw her without a book in her hand. She could spend hours wandering around a bookstore, getting up to the register with at least 3 or 4 books. She would read a book a day.  She loved going out shopping for clothes. She and her husband Bibby would take trips on Saturdays to all different stores so they could buy all different kinds of goodies. Anne loved cooking Sunday dinner for the entire family. Every Sunday would consist of gravy, macaroni, meatballs, and sausages at 'Nonnie's'. Eventually, her children took over this tradition and hosted Sunday dinner. She took pride in hosting the 7 fishes on Christmas Eve and welcomed everyone to her home. In the last few years, Anne got sick, hindering her ability to walk. Every day she woke up and did her best with what life had given her. She took pride in her children and grandchildren's accomplishments. She never said goodbye or ended a phone call without an ' I love you'. Anne will be truly missed by all who knew her. 

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August 27, 2023

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Service
August 28, 2023

8:30 AM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
August 28, 2023

10:00 AM
Saint Joseph - Saint Lazarus Church (Saratoga Street, Orient Heights), East Boston)

August 28, 2023

11:30 AM
Woodlawn Cemetery
302 Elm St.
Everett, MA 02149


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