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The passing of UMassD student Nicholas DiPietro

UMass Dartmouth freshman, Nicholas William DiPietro, died unexpectedly Monday, January 31, leaving behind many friends and family. DiPietro was a member of the Class of 2014 at the Charlton College of Business.

“His passing is a stunning reminder of the fragility of life, the relative brevity of our time on earth, and the importance of using our finite time working toward positive goals,” said Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack. “Such a loss is traumatic for our community, which exists to create opportunities for people to reach their full potential. And, it is a very personal and painful loss for those who loved this young man. Our Student Affairs professionals in the housing office and counseling center are available for anybody needing assistance in coping with this tragedy.”

Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of William and Elizabeth DiPietro. He grew up in Boxford, Massachusetts where he graduated Masconomet Regional High School in 2010.

Along with pursuing an education here at the University, DiPietro had been employed with Vector Marketing Corporation of Wakefield, where he excelled in the sales department.

DiPietro was a very talented athlete. He played soccer, baseball, and was a member of the Varsity Boys Hockey Team at Masconomet Regional High School. He also enjoyed motorcycling, hiking, skim boarding, the beach, rollerblading and spending time with his friends.

In addition to his loving parents; Nick is survived by his maternal grandmother, Miriam Simmons of Randolph, his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Regina DiPietro of

Naples, FL, his aunts and Uncles, Jean and James Lavin of Weymouth, Joyce and Kevin O’Connor of Easton, Gina DiPietro, Joseph DiPietro, and Robert DiPietro- all of

Lynnfield, Christopher and Tiffany DiPietro of Lexington and Paul and Rebecca DiPietro of Beverly and many cousins, extended family, and friends. He was also the grandson of the late Walter Simmons.

Nick will be remembered for his great smile and his sense of humor.  There is an online guestbook at Expressions of sympathy may be made in Nick’s memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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