Mr. DiVirgilio was born in Astoria, Queens, New York, to Nicolas and Catherine DeVirgilio. He proudly served his country in the army with two tours in Korea. Mr. DiVirgilio achieved the rank of sergeant, first class, serving with the 3rd Division, 15th Infantry regiment, ABLE Company, the “Can Do” Regiment and was a lifetime member of the DAV.
Mr. DiVirgilio worked for Consolidated Edison for 41 years in New York. Before his retirement in 1990 he achieved Overhead Line Supvisor, Bronx Division. In 1989 Mr. DiVirgilio married Mary McKibbin. Together they enjoyed a home in Vermont since 1984. There they spent summers on their tree farm where he was passionate about the outdoors, tinkering with the farm equipment and the land. Upon Mary’s retirement in 2003, they wintered in Ormond Beach.
Mr. DiVirgilio will be remembered as a Mr. Fix-It, helping friends with repairs. He also enjoyed building airplane and ship models with exacting detail. Mr. DiVirgilio liked to sail his four- and five-foot model boats.
He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, survived by his wife, Mary, who will sadly miss the love of her life. Mr. DiVirgilio is also survived by his five children: Donna, Gregory, Debra, Denise, and Dawn, 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was especially close to his daughters, Debra Surace (Joseph), of Stonybrook, NY, Denise DiVirgilio-Boden (Scot), of Port Orange, FL, and Dawn McKibbin, of Ormond Beach, FL. He is also survived by his sister, Loretta Cancellara, of Queens, NY.
The memorial service will be Saturday, September 29, at 11 am at the Wardsboro Methodist Church, 122 Main Street, Wardsboro, VT 05355. Burial will be in Ball Farm Cemetery, Ball Farm Road, Stratton, followed by a luncheon in Stratton Town Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.