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John A. DiGioia


John A. DiGioia, Sr., 73, died in Richmond, RI on Thursday, March 1, 2018 after a long illness. He enlisted on 20 Apr 1967 in Company D, 19th SF Gp RIARNG. He completed Basic, AIT (91B) and the Basic Airborne Course. In 1967, he transferred to the USAR and served in both the 11th and 12th Groups. He returned to the RIARNG, C/5/20SF, Nov 72 as a 91B2S. He later served as Treasurer with the Special Forces Association, Chapter 48 and faithfully supported the chapter events and activities until his illness.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Anthony and Rita (Annunziata) DiGioia. He was the beloved husband of Gail S. (Pearson) DiGioia and the father of John A. DiGioia, Jr. and Amy K. Dziedzic and stepfather of Michael W. Connors and Kristin M. Giard. He worked in Sales at Astro-Med retiring in 2014.