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Pauline DiMario

June 12, 1938May 8, 2020

Pauline “Popo” DiMario, (née Brosek), age 81, of Lighthouse Point passed away peacefully on May 8, 2020. She was preceded in death almost 28 years ago by Frank, her loving husband of 31 years, who now rejoices as he welcomes his bride to her eternal home.

Pauline was born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania to the late Frank and Christilda (Ringel) Brosek. She is preceded in death by her late sister Emma (Weiss) and is survived by her brother Gregory (wife Sandra). She is also survived by Frank’s brother Joseph (wife Gloria).

After graduating from St. Luke's High School in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, Pauline worked for Bell Telephone in Pittsburgh. Later meeting her future husband Frank on a blind date, they married at St. Luke’s. Having raised their children in Johnstown PA, North Olmsted OH, Bath NY, and Upper St. Clair PA, Pauline and Frank moved to South Florida, which Pauline called a “paradise”, and never wanted to know a day without sunshine and palm trees.

Five children are enough for most parents, yet Pauline was also a beloved and cherished Mom for countless friends of her children, all of whom call her “Mother” to this day. She enjoyed cooking and providing comfort for many grateful people for many years; despite the customary large gatherings, no one ever left the table hungry. A true Queen holding court, Pauline took so much joy from the voices, music and laughter echoing throughout her home when it was full of people.

Pauline worked at Lighthouse Cove Resort for 16 years, amassing even more extended family who adored her and gave her the nickname “Popo”; and she was known by that term of endearment ever since.

She is survived by her five children: Frank (wife Donna), Lisa (husband Nick), Michael, Joseph (wife Jenny), and Laura (David), as well as four grandchildren: Nicholas, Grace, Joseph, and Noelia, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “Feeding South Florida” at www.feedingsouthflorida.org.

At this time, given current COVID-19 precautions, private church services will be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Deerfield Beach and Pauline will be laid to rest at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Fort Lauderdale.

Please know there will be a celebration of Pauline’s life at a later date.


  • Frank DiMario, Son
  • Lisa Scicchitano, Daughter
  • Michael DiMario, Son
  • Joseph DiMario, Son
  • Laura DiMario, Daughter

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April Rodriguez

May 23, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the DiMario family. Your mom was always so kind, welcoming and funny. She knew how to make you feel part of the family. Even though it has been many years I still remember her smile and laugh. I hope you find some peace in knowing she is with your Dad once again.

Nick Scicchitano. Jr.

May 19, 2020

Clearly The Po, as we all called her, was loved and respected by many. She was a wonderful woman who was at peace with herself and all those surrounding her. The benefactor of a beautiful family, The Po cherished each of her offspring in her own particular way.

What I appreciated the most was how The Po accepted me and my own family into her life. Traveling to South Florida was made all that much more meaningful knowing she would be there to greet me with her warm smile and quirky yet effervescent personality.

Those moments spent with her, learning from her, her learning from me, as we talked exhaustively in her tiny little Lighthouse Point apartment, are what I will cherish most when thinking about this lovely woman. She was so pleased with her kingdom and all those things surrounding her that made this most modest slice of Americana not only important to her, but to all who chose to grace themselves in her presence.

The Po will be sadly missed and warmly remembered.

Nick (FSIL)

Theresa Andre

May 17, 2020

Although we only knew Popo the last few years, we feel that we have always known her. She just was such a delight to be with.
She will be missed by all who knew her.

Sending our sincerest condolences to her beautiful family who cherished her.

May she Rest in Peace with the Lord.

Always in our hearts and in our prayers.

Dean Dukes

May 11, 2020

Thank you Mother for the love you gave us. There is none like you with the exception of Frank Sr. and your five children which I call my Brothers and Sisters. You gave us all a home when we did not have one and though our hearts are broken beyond belief, We love you and know you are with Frank now and forever.

Jodi Thompson

May 11, 2020

Hugs to the family and friends of Po before anything. I'll never forget our talks or going out to eat whenever possible. You will always be in my heart/thoughts as I'm sure everyone who knows you feels. Hugs to you Po and I know you'll be watching over us all! xo

Sarah Noble, Manager/Funeral Director

May 11, 2020

We the Staff of Kraeer Sample Road Funeral Home would like to extend our most deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but love leaves memories that no one can steal.”


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