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Theresa “Terry” Diachisin, 84, of Peabody, Mass., passed away comfortably at her home on April 1, 2017. She was the sweetheart of William Roy Diachisin with whom she shared 55 devoted years of marriage.
Terry was born in Lynn, Mass., on July 15, 1932, daughter of the late Donato and Antonietta (Caputo) Miraglia, who had immigrated to the US from Forenza, Italy. After graduating from Lynn English High School in 1950, she fondly remembered working in the offices at Hoague Sprague Corporation and Nissen Bakery until shortly after July of 1961, when she married.
Terry had two children and lovingly devoted her life to caring for her family and home. She was understanding and supportive of her children and put their well-being above all else. She was handy around the spotless house, taking care of many home-oriented tasks such as wallpapering, painting and sewing. Each week a pot of homemade spaghetti sauce was on the stove, certainly the influence of her Italian heritage. Terry loved to spend time with her sisters, going shopping, talking on the phone and walking along the beach at all times of the year. She enjoyed listening to popular music and would hum along to the tunes. She adored her grandson, whose presence would make her smile joyfully each time he visited.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, William “Bill” G. Diachisin of Peabody and Susan Diachisin of Andover, Mass. She also leaves a son-in-law, Susan’s husband, Aaron Pawelek, and a grandson, Oliver Pawelek, also from Andover. Her Godchild, Carla Williamson, lives in Colleyville, Texas. Terry was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Miraglia, and sisters, Mary DiCrescenzo and Elinor Grant.
A private burial was held at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody. Donations made be made to Beacon Hospice c/o Amedisys Foundation, 100 Cummings Park, Suite 222C, Beverly, MA 01915.
Published on  April 6, 2017
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