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November 29, 2021

Virginia M. (DiVito) Orfao

On November 29, 2021, Virginia Mary Orfao passed surrounded by her loving family. She was 87 years old.

Virginia is survived by her husband John Orfao and her children: JoAnn McIntosh of. Hinesville, Georgia, Elizabeth Mele of Hull, Massachusetts, Michael Orfao of Framingham, Massachusetts, Philip Orfao of Manchester, New Hampshire, John Orfao of Lacey, Washington, Janet Riscica of Niskayuna, New York, Gina Gerfao of New Haven, Connecticut, and her siblings Theresa Cogliano and Joseph DiVito of Hull. She is predeceased by her parents Nazzareno and Georgina DiVito, her brother Nazzareno DiVito Jr., and sister Louise Marciano, all of Hull, and her sister Mary Jones of North Augusta, South Carolina. Virginia was born at home, in Hull on October 2, 1934. She graduated from Hingham High School, Class of 1952. She was married on June 29, 1957 to John Orfao. John and his two buddies were encouraged to ask out three of the DiVito sisters. Within a few years they had all happily married. John and Virginia were married for 64 years.

Virginia was a devoted wife, mother to seven, grandmother (Mimi) to 31 and great-grandmother to 11. Countless others considered her a second mother to them. She enjoyed attending mass, gardening, cooking for a crowd, puzzles, playing cards, and watching her soap operas but her greatest joy in life was gathering with her family. Her door was always open, and all were warmly welcomed.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, Dec. 3 from 4-7PM at Pyne-Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.) Hingham, Massachusetts. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 in St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10:30AM.

Anyone wishing to honor Virginia is invited to make a donation in her name to St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, St. Ann’s Church in Hull.