BERNARD PASQUALINO DiMURO

Bernard Paqualino DiMuro gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. October 17, 1916 in Boston, Suffolk County, MA
M. Army Veteran (February 5, 1942 – January 6, 1946)
D. July 28, 1984
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  • Father: Anthony B. DiMuro born April 27, 1887 in Province of Salerno, Italy son of Pasquale DiMuro and Maria (Antonia) DiMuro; Anthony died Septebmer 23, 1963; buried in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, Suffolk County, MA; According to the Boston Globe (Boston MA) Thursday, September 26, 1963, page 38:

Di MURO – Of Orient Heights, East Boston. Sept. 23, Anthony beloved husband of the late Jennie (Cianci) and devoted father of Bernard of Round Lake, Ill., and Jerome of  Winthrop.  Late residence 1060 Saratoga st.  Funeral from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop st., Winthrop.  Friday at 8:15 a.m.  Solemn High Mass of Requiem at St. Lazarus Church at 9 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours 2-4 and 7-10 p.m.”

  • Mother: Jennie B. (Cianci) DiMuro born January 31, 1890 in Massachusetts; Jennie died August 12, 1962; buried in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, Suffolk County, MA; According to the Boston Globe (Boston MA) Tuesday, August 14, 1962, page 32:

Di MURO – In Winthrop, formerly of East Boston, Aug. 12th, Jennie B. (Cianci), beloved wife of Anthony, devoted mother of Jerome of Winthrop and Bernard of Chicago, Ill. and sister of Enrico, Andy, Edwin and William Cianci, all of East Boston and Louis Cianci of Rosindale.  Funeral from the Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop st., Thursday, 8:15 a.m.  Solumn High Mass of Requiem in St. Lazarus Church, at 9 a.m..  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.”

  1. Bernard Joseph “Ben” DiMuro born 1954 in MA; married Sandra Ann “Sandy” Bassanelli on July 30, 1988 in City of Alexandria, VA, daughter of Sante Bassanelli and Ethlyn Jane (Gousha) Bassanelli; of Alexandria, VA; According to an article from the “Virginia Lawyer” magazine titled “Bernard J. DiMuro Installed as State Bar President”, June/July 2002, pages 10-14:

“Shortly after I was born in 1954, my family and I moved from Boston to Round Lake, Illinois, a town of 500 people, located just 50 miles northwest of Chicago.  My father was the town’s first full-time police officer and became the chief of police in the early ’60s….”

  1. Peter DiMuro; of Washington, D.C.
  2. Donna (DiMuro) Watras: married Paul Watras; of New York, N.Y.
  • Siblings:
    • Jerome A. DiMuro born July 20, 1918 in Massachusetts; married Dorothy Peterson; Jerome died February 13, 1993; buried in Saint Patricks Cemetery, Wareham, Plymouth County, MA; According to the Boston Globe (Boston MA) Monday, February 15, 1993, page 22:

DiMURO – Of Winthrop and Wareham, Feb. 13, Jerome A. Husband of the late Dorothy (Peterson).  Father of Nancy Williams, Jerome DiMuro Jr., Lynda A. DiMuro and Dorothy A. DiMuro all of Winthrop.  Brother of the late Bernard DiMuro and longtime compantion of Rita L. Blair of Wareham.  Also survived by 4 grandchildren.  Visiting hours at the Ernest P. Caggiano and Son Funeral Home, 147 Winthrop St. WINTHROP, Sun. 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and at the Corwell Memorial Chapel, 5 Center St. WAREHAM on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral from the Cornwell Memorial Chapel on Tues. at 10:15 a.m.  Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Wareham at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Wareham.  Late Veteran World War II, member Beachmont Post V.F.W. and life member D.A.V.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Skating Club of Southern New England Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 80214, South Dartmouth, MA 02748.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Boston, Suffolk County, MA living at 1060 Saratoga St., the household members were: Anthony DeMuro (sic), head, age 32, married, immigrated in 1907; naturalized in 1914; born in Italy, parents born in Italy, occupation: salesman – brewry; Jenny DeMuro (sic), wife, age 30, married, born in Massachusetts, parents born in Italy; Bernard DeMuro (sic) son, age 3 3/12, single, born in Massachusetts; Jerome DeMuro (sic) son, age 5/12, single, born in Massachusetts

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; Peabody, Essex County, MA City Directory:

1952 – “DuMuro Bernard P (Kath) (White House Donut Shop) h 55 Main”
1952 – “DiMuro Kath Mrs (White House Donut Shop) r 55 Main”
1953 – “DiMuro Bernard P (Kath) (White House  Donut Shop) h 55 Main”
1953 – “DiMuro Kath Mrs (White House Dount (sic) Shop) r Wenham”

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; Wenham, Essex County, MA City Directory:

1953 – “DiMuro Bernard P (Katherine D) rest’nt 5 Peabody Sq (P) h 84 Maple”
1954 – “DiMuro Bernard P (Katherine D) rest’nt 5 Peabody Sq (P) h 84 Maple”

According to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; Peabody, Essex County, MA City Directory:

1954 – “DiMuro Bernard P (Kath) (White House Donut Shop) h Wenham”
1954 – “Dimuro Kath Mrs (White House Donut Shop) r Wenham”
1955 –  “DiMuro Bernard P (Kath) (White House Donut Shop) h 29 Sterling Malden”
1955 – “DiMuro Kath Mrs. (White House Donut Shop) r 29 Sterling Malden”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, November 28, 1963, page 26:

“Police Stop Trains
to Avern Collission

   Fast thinking by a Milwaukee Road dispatcher and quick action by Round Lake and Round Lake Park police last night averted a possible head-on collision between a crowded holiday train and a commuter train.  The trains were halted a quarter of a mile apart.
   Dick Wu, the railroad’s dispatcher at Fox Lake, called police and asked them to halt the oncoming trains, the Varsity, carrying 400 passengers from Madison, Wis. to Chicago, and the 7:17 p. m. Chicago to Fox Lake commuter train carrying 25 to 50 person.

Train Leaves Late

   A railroad spokesman said the eight-coach Varsity, filled with University of Wisconsin students homebound for Thanksgiving, had left Madison late.  As a result, Wu feared the engineers of both trains might think each had the all-clear on the single track.
   Bernard Dimuro (sic), Round Lake police chief, and his men drove westward in the road along the tracks and used their lights to flag down the Varsity.
   Meanwhile, a Round Lake Park squad drove eastward on the road alongside the tracks and halted the four-coach commuter train.  The commuter train was moved onto a siding to allow the Varsity to proceed to Chicago.

Fears Mistaken Signal

   Because the Varsity was running late, the railroad spokesman said, Wu feared the commuter engineer might misinterpret the automatice block signals and not take to the siding as scheduled.  Thus to avoid any such mistake and possible collision, he took the precaution of halting the trains, the spokesman said.”

According to the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014:

“Name: Bernard Dimuro; Last Residence: 60073 Round Lake, Lake, Illinois; Born: 17 Oct 1916; Last Benefit: 60073, Round Lake, Lake, Illinois; Died: Jul 1984; State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951)”

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