Edmond Diamantini Obituary

Edmond    Diamantini
Edmond Diamantini

December 10, 2018
Born in New London, CT
Resided in Mystic, connecticut


MYSTIC - Edmond Diamantini, age 93, Jerry Browne Road, died December 10,2018 at home with his family at his side.
Born in 1925 in New London, CT, the son of Edmond and Venus (Patarga) Diamantini, he grew up and lived most of his working life in New London, CT. He attended Chapman Technical High School and earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts at Mitchell College. He served in the Navy during WWII as an Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class aboard the submarine USS Tigrone, participating in the patrol that rescued a record number of 29 downed flyers. He was a member of the US Navy force which occupied the Japanese base in Yokosuka, Japan and was in Tokyo Bay during the Japanese Surrender Ceremony Sept 1945. He returned home to work as a carpenter with Union Local 24/30. He moved to Niantic in 2002 and Mystic in 2014. He was a lifelong member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 326 and its Retirees Club 96, the Elks New London Lodge 360, the Veterans of Foreign War, the American Legion Post 128 and was an Honored Holland Club member of the Submarine Veterans commemorating his 50 years as a SUBVET.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Avis (Hutchings) Diamantini and his brother Richard. Surviving are his son, Thomas Diamantini and wife, Celeste, of Portsmouth, RI; two grandchildren, Mark Diamantini of North Dighton, MA, and Stacy Begin and husband Jeffrey of Hollis, NH; his beloved great granddaughter Molly; his dear friend Mrs. Eleanor Richardson; several cousins, and many, many friends.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, (Dec. 13) from 5-7 pm at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London, CT
A mass of Christian faith will be held on Friday (Dec. 14) at 11 AM at St Mary Star of the Sea church, 10 Huntington St, New London, CT with burial at St Mary’s Cemetery, 600 Jefferson Ave, New London, CT
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ed’s favorite charity, the U.S. Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004-2608, www.navymemorial.org.
Arrangements are by Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home. For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit www.neilanfuneralhome.com.

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