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Eileen Martha (Flynn) DiPalma passed away peacefully on Monday April 1, 2024. She was born on October 25, 1937, to the late Catherine (Coffey) and Lester Flynn.

Eileen graduated from Newton High School. Growing up she enjoyed childhood summers at Brant Rock and as an adult spent many beach days with her family in Scituate. In 1960 she married her late husband, Anthony DiPalma. They lived in Newton for a time and later moved to Natick to raise their family. As her children got older, she worked at Wellesley College as an administrative assistant until her retirement.

A strong and independent woman, Eileen will be remembered most for her dedication and love for her family. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her children and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed her yearly family vacations on Cape Cod and baking cookies for her grandkids. Eileen also loved to travel, spending a year living abroad with her husband in England, along with shorter stays in San Diego, Oklahoma and Arizona. She was able to enjoy trips all over Europe as well as the Caribbean. Always on the hunt for a bargain, Eileen enjoyed shopping at thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales looking to find that ultimate treasure!

Eileen was predeceased by her husband Anthony, who died in 2001, her brother Bob Flynn and sisters Joan Hersom and Kay Gates. She is survived by her daughter Karen Ross and her husband Kevin of Grafton, son Michael DiPalma and wife Sarah Larson of Framingham, and son David DiPalma and wife Susan of Natick; grandchildren Shannon (Pete), Liam, Tony, Katie, Becca, AJ, Caroline and Luke; great grandchildren Parker and Connor; sister Judy Donnelly of Brighton, brother-in-law Daniel DiPalma and sister-in-law Anna Croft, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a charity Eileen loved, St Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Visitation in the Magni Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St, Newton on Saturday, April 6 from 10AM to 12 Noon, with a Prayer Service immediately following. After prayers, we will drive in procession to Newton Cemetery for Burial and a Graveside Service. 

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