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FRAMINGHAM – Domenica (“Minnie”) Victoria (Liberatore) DiTullio, 94, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  

Despite her condition, Minnie maintained her kind and sweet disposition throughout her journey, always smiling and happy to participate in social gatherings of any size.

Minnie was born in Pietraferrazzana, Italy, to the late Antonio and Amelia Liberatore.

At the age of 3, Minnie immigrated to this country with her family, first settling in Boston’s South End and later setting down roots in Roslindale. She attended Boston Public Schools.  

After graduating high school, Minnie worked full-time as a photo editor at Boston Offset, a position not held by many women of that time.

Minnie married her beloved Bill in 1952 and they began to raise their family shortly thereafter. Minnie stayed home with their children, and the family lived in Roslindale until moving to Framingham in 1982.  

After Bill passed away in 1986, Minnie moved to Ashland and began a new career in real estate. She worked in this field for many years, retiring at the age of 75 from Fafard Real Estate in Ashland.

Never one to sit still, during her retirement years, Minnie became a member of the Ashland senior community, took classes on various subjects, spent time with family and friends and enjoyed painting watercolors and creating a range of other extraordinary works of art. She had the honor of having a piece of her artwork exhibited at the White House.

In addition to her husband Bill, Minnie was predeceased by her son Philip A. DiTullio of Milford and daughter-in-law, Beverly DiTullio of Florida.

Minnie is survived by her children: William (Bill) and his wife Heidi of Wimauma, FL, Teresa DiTullio of Milford, and Anne Thompson and her husband Jim of Ashland. She was the grandmother of William III, Danielle Bressoud (Chris), Angela Wood (Mat), and Stephanie, and great grandmother to Caleb, Cameron, Lenore, Benjamin, Bradley, Rosalie, and Gianna. Minnie also leaves her sister and best friend, Philomena Esposito of East Falmouth, as well as Ann DiTullio of Easton, Julianne DiTullio of Reading and many other close extended family and friends.

For the last nine years, Minnie relied on her team of extraordinary caregivers who added so much to her quality of life. Minnie’s family will forever be grateful for the love and friendship that those individuals provided.

Family and friends will honor and remember Minnie’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Sunday, November 13 from 3-7 p.m.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Bridget Church, 830 Worcester Rd. Framingham on Monday, November 14th at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Minnie’s name to the Danforth Museum Art School by donating online at

For online tributes, or to share a memory Domenica’s family, kindly visit

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.