William D. DiGiulio
William D. DiGiulio
  • April 23, 1933 - January 23, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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William "Bill" D. DiGiulio, 83, a resident of Keene, NH passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center Keene, on Monday, January 23, 2017, following a period of declining health.

He was born April 23, 1933 in Keene, NH the son of John and Annina (Dintino) DiGiulio. He was a 1952 graduate of Keene High School. After graduating he went on to proudly serve our Nation as a member of the United States Army. He also earned a Bachelor's Degree from Keene Teacher's College in 1959. On June 29, 1963 he married the love of his life: Elizabeth Mayotte.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #4, in Keene, the Knights of Columbus and also the William Marconi Italian Club, in Keene.

For many years he served as a teacher and Coach at Keene Middle School, where he was able to encourage his students to participate in Gym Class, even those who were not too fond of sports. He was not only a great coach but also a compassionate person who cared deeply about those in his community. Outside of school and coaching he also did announcing for football games and a referee. During the summer he would work with the Parks and Recreation Department to manage the pool at Wheelock Park. He did his very best to stay as active as possible: playing golf in the warmer months and going ice fishing when it got cold. Above all, he was a loving husband and a devoted father, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Elizabeth "Betty" DiGiulio of Keene, his daughter: Beth M. DiGiulio of Harwich, MA, his son: William "Billy" F. DiGiulio and his wife Shannon of Bowdoin, ME, two sisters: Albina King and Ann Eastman and her husband Francis, his brother-in-law: George R. Mayotte and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is predeceased by brothers: Francis DiGiulio and Rev. Anthony DiGiulio and his brother-in-law: Warren King.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society c/o Parish of the Holy Spirit, 161 Main Street, Keene, NH. 03431.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 33 Arch Street, Keene, NH. 03431 at 11am. Burial will take place in the Spring. As was Bill's wish, there will be no public calling hours.