Age 98, of Saugus, Monday, February 21, 2022. She was predeceased by her husband, A. Luciano “Louis” Serio.
Born and raised on Albert and Sedgewick St in Jamaica Plain, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore “Sam” and Immacolata “Margaret” (Schiavo) Giacoppo. Dede retired from Harvard University where she worked for many years in the Dean’s office and Radcliffe College and bought a home for herself and her parents in Saugus in 1965. She loved everything Italian and enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, gardening, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. Her biggest joy was spending time with her large family, friends, and neighbors. Dede’s home was a loving, welcoming place where she nurtured and encouraged the family and friends who gathered there over many decades.
She was sister of the late Mary Gelormini & her late husband Gabriel Gelormini, the late Leo Giacoppo & his wife Janet. Beloved aunt to Linda Hemenway & her husband Bruce of Milford, the late Gary Gelormini, Michael Giacoppo & his wife Norma of AZ, Laura Giacoppo of OR, Steven Giacoppo & his wife Linda of AZ, Paul Giacoppo & his wife Erin of CA, and many great-nieces and nephews.