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Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

154 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA

OBITUARY

Jill Romeo Di Tommaso

March 23, 1964December 27, 2015

Jill Di-Tommaso, 51, of East Sandwich, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Jill was born on March 23, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Walpole. Jill was the wife of Alain Di-Tommaso and the mother of two daughters, Chloe and Sydney of East Sandwich. Jill grew up in Walpole and spent summers in East Dennis. She graduated from Roger Williams University, and after living a few years in Bristol, RI, she resided with her husband Alain in Boston and then moved to Osterville. The family soon relocated to Naples, Florida, however returned to the Cape a few years later where they remain footed today. As a child, Jill’s summers were complete with annual trips to the family home in Dennis, MA along Sea Street Beach. This is where Jill’s heart was first touched by Cape Cod. As Jill’s life unfolded over the landscape of Cape Cod with her family, Jill always embraced the unity of family and friends. Her effervescent personality showed through in every facet of her life. Jill made everyone she knew want to live better, to love deeper, to hold loved ones closer, and to cherish every day as a precious gift.

People who met Jill had their day instantly brightened by her presence and her words. She taught all those who knew her the importance of being resilient and having a never-give-up attitude. Jill was courageous, selfless, giving, compassionate, and could bring instant comfort and warmth to any situation. Her diagnosis of ovarian cancer, coupled with her courageous spirit, never allowed it to define or confine her. Instead, Jill became a pioneer, starting the ovarian cancer charity – GIRLYGIRL P.A.R.T.S. and GIRLYGIRL P.A.R.T.S. “gives back” to financially assist women to raise awareness for ovarian cancer and the development of a prescreening tool.

In addition to her husband and two daughters, Jill leaves behind her mother, June Romeo of Mashpee and a brother and sister-in-law, Bill And Jean Romeo of Sudbury as well as several nieces and nephews. She too says goodbye to her family abroad in the south of France, including Alain’s mother and Step Father, Simone and Paul. She is preceded in death by her father, Dr. Donald Romeo

A funeral service will be held on January 2, 2016 at 11AM. at Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich, followed by a burial at Quivet Neck Cemetery, situated in East Dennis. In lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to GirlyGirl “Gives Back” Inc., Post Office Box 12, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Friends may share condolences and sign her register book online at www.nickersonbournefuneralhome.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Mass Saturday, January 2, 2016

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Harriet Muska

January 14, 2016

Dear Romeo & Di Tommaso families,

We were stunned and are very saddened to learn of Jill's passing. We send our sincerest and deepest sympathies.

~Harriet, Susan, and David Muska

Lennie Petze

January 1, 2016

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear Jill.
We are heartbroken for the pain and loss Alain, Chloe, Sydney, June,Billy and her entire family is going through.
We wish we could take away the heartache her best friend our daughter is enduring,
Our family will keep this vibrant and beautiful soul in our hearts forever. Never to be forgotten.
Rest in peace Jill.

Lennie and Cecile Petze

Neil Kennedy

January 1, 2016

My deepest condolences to Jill's family. From the first time I met the cinnamon girl on sea street beach as teenagers to her last precious moments with us, I will always remember the stellar qualities she brought to this world that I will try to carry on....infectious enthusiasm, beautiful warming smile, big loving heart, joy of life, kindness and her strength in battle...oh Cod the list goes on. You left us too early and will be dearly missed. Love ya!

Linda Martin

January 1, 2016

I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful, caring young woman. She touched my heart in so many ways. her memory will always be with me as well as with many that she touched through Girly girl Parts. You are all in my prayers.

Linda Connor Lacke

December 31, 2015

Sincerest sympathy to Jill's family and friends. She was truly a light. Every memory I have of her growing up she was smiling or laughing. The world is a better place for having her in it.

Janet Sheehan

December 31, 2015

Dear Di-Tommaso Family,

On behalf of George Chamberlain, Jenn Lepage and all Wianno Club staff, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Jill.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

susan mendoza friedman

December 31, 2015

To a beautiful TEAL ANGEL, Jill. May you rest in peace.

December 30, 2015

My deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you find great comfort during this difficult time with the God who revives the spirit of those lowly and crushed. Isaiah 57:1

April Silva

December 30, 2015

So deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Jill back in the early 90-'s. She always made everyone laugh and feel good about themselves. She was an amazing person. She will be greatly missed. An Angel now watching over us all and knowing she made a difference in the world. Stay strong. My heart goes out to all that knew and loved her.

Rand Hixson

December 30, 2015

In high school, Jill could make our toughest teachers have a fruitful day.her smile and laugh since I've known her is wonderfully burned in my memory..love ya

FROM THE FAMILY