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“Dear Diana, Claudia, Donna and John, Don and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Your parents and ours were always such great...Read More »
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“Very sorry to see in the paper that your mom had passed away. Losing a parent is a special kind of loss in your life. I can relate since I have...Read More »
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“My deepest sympathies to Diana's family. She holds a special place in my heart. I have many fond memories of her while at VWL. I'll always...Read More »
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“BABABRA AND STEPHEN SCALZI FROM PEEKSKILL NY I AM SORRY OF YOU MOMS PASSING , AND PRAY FOR HER AT ST. ANDREWS IN YOURTOWM MEW YORK. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Stephen Scalzi

“I also went to school with Donna and we were roommates at college for three years and have stayed in touch over the past several decades. I had the...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Claire Jordan

“Hi everyone, I am Gina King and I've known Donna since we were in college together at American University. I had the opportunity to meet Diana once...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Gina L. King


TOCCO (Scalzi), DIANA L. 91, of Cranston, and formerly of Centerville, MA. Passed away peacefully July 18, 2017 at Overlook Nursing & Rehab Center, Pascoag, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late JOHN P. TOCCO Sr. Daughter of the late MICHAEL & LOUISA (Pensa) SCALZI. She graduated Rhode Island College (B.A.) and Classical HS. An artist & sculptor, she apprenticed under sculptor Arnold Prince at R.I.S.D., and exhibited her work throughout the Northeast. Her direct stone carvings are in corporate and private collections, including the French Consulate. She chose the theme of the female in her work, “That protective, powerful, maternal force is, I hope, reflected in my pieces.” Diana inspired many young artists & was loved by all who knew her. She continued her father’s legacy of fine Italian cuisine for her family. Diana volunteered for many years at INSIGHT reading for the blind, & participated in ARTISTS AGAINST AIDS. Survived by her children Diana L Tocco, Claudia M. Tocco (Nick Manocchio), Donna J. Tocco-Greenaway (Bill), John P. Tocco Jr, & grandchildren Will & Kara Greenaway & Jay Tocco. Sister of Judith O’Donnell (Tim Corkery) & the late Carmela Forchione, Richard Scalzi, Michael Scalzi, & Robert Scalzi (Annette). Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 24th at 10 a.m. in Holy Apostles Church, Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Please share memories at WoodlawnGattone.com

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