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Priscilla DiLeo

December 14, 1928 — February 24, 2023

Priscilla G. (Montecalvo) DiLeo, 94, peacefully entered the spiritual world with her family by her side on Friday, February 24, 2023. Her husband and best friend of 64 years, Frank G. DiLeo, predeceased her in 2015.

She leaves behind her daughter, Lucille DiLeo-Recore and her husband Robert of Sutton, MA and Naples, FL.; two sons, Frank B. DiLeo and his wife Cheryl of Uxbridge, MA and Paul J. DiLeo and his wife Ann of Plymouth, MA and Naples, FL. Priscilla was blessed with eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She also leaves a brother, Joseph Montecalvo and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by three brothers, Michael, Anthony, and Nicholas Montecalvo and a sister, Angelina Lopriore.

Priscilla was born in an idyllic Town of Vieste, Italy in the Province of Puglia, a daughter of Francesco and Libra (Troiano) Montecalvo. The picturesque seaside community on the Adriatic Sea was her childhood home until her family moved to Shrewsbury, MA, where she graduated from the Shrewsbury Public School system. Her career encompassed retail/office work for the family business (Montecalvo & Sons), the New England Telephone Co., and the Cherry & Webb Co. During retirement, she was able to embrace her love of the sea while residing in Manomet, MA and Vero Beach, FL. She always cherished her daily swims and beach walks alongside her husband.

Industrious, confident, resourceful, and determined describes Priscilla, who always had the ability to simply ignore the stresses of everyday life to focus on pursuing her interests. Her family admired her instinctive aptitude for fashion and culinary skills. She always sought opportunities to learn something new, travel with her husband, and plan events for organizations and social committees with which she was involved. Her greatest sense of fulfillment was when she was productive and supporting others. During her earlier years, she was a member and officer of the Order Sons of Italy of America in Shrewsbury, MA. Over the years, she was also a member of St. Bonaventure Church in Plymouth, MA, the Bonnie Seniors in Plymouth, MA, and St. Brigid’s Church in Millbury, MA. During her most recent residence in Millbury, she also volunteered at the Millbury Senior Center where she enjoyed and appreciated camaraderie and friendships. Above all, it was her role as a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother which she held closest to her heart. Her priority was always caring for and enjoying her home and family. Priscilla, until we reunite in the house of the Lord with you and Frank, ci mancherai. Riposa in pace.

The family expresses gratitude to those who befriended and cared for Priscilla, at the Millbury Senior Center and the Notre Dame residential communities. A Celebration of Her Life will be planned by her family at a later date. Donations in memory of Priscilla DiLeo may be made to support Staff Education at Notre Dame Health Care, 555 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605 or online at

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