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Gianna Dias
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  • Angels Above
    c/o The "G" Fund
    PO Box 9501
    Lowell, MA 01852

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“R.I.P Gianna Holy Cross ”
1 of 100+ | Posted by: Michael Arias - lynn, MA - friend

“Gianna..... I remember everything about you.... everything! I will never forget you and you will always be a part of my soul, and heart. I will...Read More »
2 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“I just saw Giannas' moms tribute to her on facebook . I never knew her , but i'm still moved to tears sitting here . It is a FACT that heaven has...Read More »
3 of 100+ | Posted by: Derek Guthro - Melrose, MA

“We could go up, up, upAnd take that little rideAnd sit there holding handsAnd everything would be just rightAnd maybe someday I'll see you againWe'll...Read More »
4 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“i miss you more today than yesterday.......until i see you again.... in my heart, my soul, in me.....i love you with everything i am forever...... ”
5 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“I will remember you, will you remember meDon't let your life pass you by Weep not for the memories ”
6 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“And I'll remember the love that you gave meNow that I'm standing on my ownI'll remember the way that you changed meI'll remember ”
7 of 100+ | Posted by: clair garvey

“Gianna....I will love you forever...... until we meet again and I can wrap my arm around will be in my every thought and in my soul... ”
8 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“I never had the pleasure of meeting Gianna, but I heard about her through a friend of the family. Reading about her from all her family and friends...Read More »
9 of 100+ | Posted by: Elaine Mitrano - Stoneham, MA

“what a cruel, cruel summer. Leaving me here all alone. What a cruel , cruel summer , now you're gone. ”
10 of 100+ | Posted by: T.I. - Los Angeles, CA

“Dear Dias Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 100+ | Posted by: Rachel Shields - Lake Peekskill, NY

“Dear Lisa, Dias Family, Capachietti, DaLelio and Ford Families, Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I was deeply saddened to hear such tragic...Read More »
12 of 100+ | Posted by: Julie Trapani - Salem, MA

“Dear Joe, Lisa, Joe Jr., Lucia and all the Dias/D'Alelio families, We're so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful girl. We know that...Read More »
13 of 100+ | Posted by: The Vinci Family - Lynnfield, MA

“In the arms of an Angel, fly away from here...God Bless . ”
14 of 100+ | Posted by: Anonymous Friend - MA

“Dias Family, My deepest sympathy to all during this most heartbreaking time. Gianna will always be remembered as a beautiful, loving, caring young...Read More »
15 of 100+ | Posted by: DARLENE M TAYLOR - Saugus, MA

“Lisa & Family, I am so so sorry for your loss of your beautiful "G" thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless Love, Cathy ”
16 of 100+ | Posted by: Cathy Kelly - Melrose, MA

“Lisa and family, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry to hear of your loss and send our deepest condolences. ...Read More »
17 of 100+ | Posted by: Matt D'Agostino - North Andover, MA

“Lisa & John,I keep going to write you a message and find myself closing it every time, there are just no words. My heart breaks for you. May the...Read More »
18 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Cataldo - Melrose, MA

“John, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out and can only imagine what you and Lisa are going through. My heart wants to reach out to you...Read More »
19 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert Tammaro - North Reading, MA

“Lisa, it breaks my heart to know you are going through this. My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. ”
20 of 100+ | Posted by: Tina Tyminski Jones - Boca Raton, FL

“John, Lisa, Joey and Lulu - we are devastated by sweet G's loss. Her memory will be forever embedded in our lives and we thank you for allowing us...Read More »
21 of 100+ | Posted by: Scott Dias - Springfield, VA

“Lisa and John, Very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.-The McSweeney's ”
22 of 100+ | Posted by: Kevin McSweeney - Topsfield, MA

“It was my pleasure having met beautiful Gianna and family. Your beauty and spirit touched me.... God Bless You. Leah Howard RN ”
23 of 100+ | Posted by: Leah Howard - Randolph, MA - RN

“Lisa and Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Gianna. My prayers are with you and your family to...Read More »
24 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan Gregory Eaton - Melrose, MA

“My deepest sympathy goes out to you for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Gianna. My prayers are with your family to help you through this...Read More »
25 of 100+ | Posted by: Linda Johnson - Lynnfield, MA

“I know words can't express how truly sorry my family is for your loss. Although I did not personally know Gianna, I do want to share a memory I have...Read More »
26 of 100+ | Posted by: lauren lauria-marcinowski - MA

“Lisa, you amaze me. Your strength, your grace. I went to console you. Yet, you consoled me. The most difficult pain on this earth is the loss of ones...Read More »
27 of 100+ | Posted by: Shannon Fountain Paone - ME

“Words cannot come close to fully expressing how sorry I am for your loss. You have my deepest condolences. ”
28 of 100+ | Posted by: Paul Colasanti

“Dear Dias Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all those whose lives were touched by knowing Gianna. Even though hearts are heavy with...Read More »
29 of 100+ | Posted by: Anderson Mar - Wakefield, MA

“Dear Lisa, John, Joey, Luica and the whole D'Alelio and Dias Family, We are all so heavy hearted. There are no words to console this. We are so...Read More »
30 of 100+ | Posted by: Jason and Karen Symond - Melrose, MA

“Dear Lisa and John, We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful little girl. It is so hard for a parent to lose a child - we really...Read More »
31 of 100+ | Posted by: Iris and Bob Whitehorn - Gilford,, NH

“Lisa, words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you and your family. May your sweet angel rest in peace, thoughts and prayers are with you xoxo...Read More »
32 of 100+ | Posted by: Christine Clements - Waltham, MA

“Dear Lisa and Family,My heart goes out to you... I can only imagine the anguish you and your family have endured. You've been in my thoughts and...Read More »
33 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan LeClaire - Danvers, MA

“John, Lisa and family, We are very sorry to hear of Gianna's passing. May the memories of your good times carry you through these difficult times. ...Read More »
34 of 100+ | Posted by: Joseph and Giovanna Spinale - MA

“Lisa, John, Joseph and Lucia, Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland May...Read More »
35 of 100+ | Posted by: Cheryl Monzione - Lynnfield, MA

“Dear Lisa, John and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Gianna. May your memories bring you strength and know that she will always be in your hearts...Read More »
36 of 100+ | Posted by: Lisa Duffy Scarpa - Stoneham, MA

“Dear John, Lisa and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Carolyn ”
37 of 100+ | Posted by: Carolyn Carr Munday - Melrose, MA

“Lisa, John and family, Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear about Gianna. I never met Gianna, but remember when she was born. Its...Read More »
38 of 100+ | Posted by: Kristen Medich-Jeznach - MA

“Dear Dias family..THERE are NO words anyone can say in this most unthinkable time of your lives..Please know that we will never ever forget Gianna..A...Read More »
39 of 100+ | Posted by: Rosane Giuliano - Stoneham, MA

“Words cannot dull the pain and sorrow you and your family are suffering due to your tremendous loss. My heart aches for you and your family. I pray...Read More »
40 of 100+ | Posted by: Bob Marley

“Dear Lisa John and all of the family, There are no words that could ever erase the pain that is in your hearts. There is only light from the sun...Read More »
41 of 100+ | Posted by: The Christopher Family - Melrose, MA

“Dear Lisa, John, Joey & Lulu, Our beautiful memories are of a always smiling, happy, young lady. May your memories of "G" wrap you in warmth and...Read More »
42 of 100+ | Posted by: Maureen & Maddie Morelli & Family - MA

“Dear Lisa and family, I am so sad to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. ”
43 of 100+ | Posted by: Ray DiGiovanni - North Andover, MA

“Dear Lisa & family, My heartfelt sympathy to you in the passing of your beloved, Gianna. May God guide and protect you during this trying time. In...Read More »
44 of 100+ | Posted by: Lynda Fountain - Laguna Beach, CA

“To the entire Dias/D'Alelio family and all loved ones of beautiful Gianna...may she rest in peace and her memory be comfort to all those who knew her...Read More »
45 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend


“We cannot imagine the sorrow you are feeling at this time. Your loss of such a beautiful daughter is felt by all of your extended family and friends....Read More »
47 of 100+ | Posted by: The Sharpe Family-Greg, Natalie, Nina, Tara, Maria & Alexa - PA

“Dear Joseph, Georgianna, John, Lisa, Joey & Lucia, On behalf of myself and my children, please know that our hearts are filled with sadness for your...Read More »
48 of 100+ | Posted by: Gary Baker - FL - friend

“To The Dias Family, Our entire family is so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. I can not imagine the pain you must feel. Just want you to know...Read More »
49 of 100+ | Posted by: Kimberly Burke - Lynnfield, MA

“Dear Joe, Georgie & Family, There are no words to express our deepest sympathy for the enormous loss of your beloved Gianna. We will always...Read More »
50 of 100+ | Posted by: Irving, Helen and Marianne - MA

“Our prayers are with you all now and for a long time to come. We are so sorry for your loss. With deep respect, Suzanne, Nicole, Amanda & David...Read More »
51 of 100+ | Posted by: The Aiken Family - Lynnfield, MA

“Lisa & John We are saddened to hear the News of your daughter Gianna. Your Family Is in our thoughts and Prayers Chris & Christine O'Leary ”
52 of 100+ | Posted by: Christopher & Christine O'Leary - MA

“Dear Joseph, Georgianna, John, Lisa, Joey & Lucia,On behalf of myself and my children, please know that our hearts are filled with sadness for your...Read More »
53 of 100+ | Posted by: Gary Baker - FL

“As a mom, I fully understand and feel your pain, hurt, despair, heartbreak, grief, shock-and devastation. May "G 's memories help to sooth all you...Read More »
54 of 100+ | Posted by: Cynthia - Greene, ME

“Lisa and John,I so saddened to hear this news,my heart goes out to you and your family . ”
55 of 100+ | Posted by: Adam jablonski - Saugus, MA

“I don't know you but when I saw this picture of this stunning young girl my heart broke. I can't begin to tell you how very sad I am for you. I only...Read More »
56 of 100+ | Posted by: Donna - MA

“I cant even express the sadness that I am feeling for you guys at this moment. Our Love and support go out to you and it is important for you to know...Read More »
57 of 100+ | Posted by: The Parad Family - South Easton, MA

“Lisa and Family,Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. Gianna was a beautiful young woman. I wish you peace and joyful memories my...Read More »
58 of 100+ | Posted by: Krista Martin Berube

“May Gianna's memory be a blessing to all who love her. May she rest in the arms of God, for eternal peace. Amen ”
59 of 100+ | Posted by: Susan and Frank Mauriello - MA

“On the wings of a dove a little flower left this earth.... She is in God's hands. Rest in Peace beautiful girl. Condolences to your family and...Read More »
60 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy M - Melrose, MA

“Lisa and Family, I am so saddened to hear about your loss. I pray for strength and peace for you. My heart goes out to you. My Condolences, Laura ”
61 of 100+ | Posted by: Laura Hjort - Milaca, MN

“Lisa, John, Joseph and Lucia, We are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sorrow we are feeling for your family. Please know that you...Read More »
62 of 100+ | Posted by: Christopher Egan - Medford, MA

“Our prayers are with you. Lord take care of Giana your new young angel. ”
63 of 100+ | Posted by: Jim and Mary Evans - Wilmington, MA

“Dearest John, Lisa & Family, our prayers & love are with you always but most especially now with Gianna's passing. Words cannot express how sorry...Read More »
64 of 100+ | Posted by: The Davis Family, Nick, Jennifer & Alexandra - GA

“Dear Lisa, John and Family - Our deepest condolences to you and all of your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
65 of 100+ | Posted by: Robert and Carey Czarniawski - NJ

“A tough battle you did fight, you came and blessed all those around you with your positive attitude and love! Even though you were only able to stay...Read More »
66 of 100+ | Posted by: Melissa Speight - Somerset, MA

“God bless you all. ”
67 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy Crowell-Tapley - Saugus, GA

“Dear Lisa and family,Please except my heartfelt sympathy and prayers today. I wish I had the words to comfort you,I do understand the pain you and...Read More »
68 of 100+ | Posted by: Mrs, Cindy Tapley - Saugus, MA

“Dear John, Lisa, Joey and Lucia Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Gianna's passing.Please accept our most heartfelt...Read More »
69 of 100+ | Posted by: Dianne Collins - Georgetown, MA

“Diaz family, I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I feel lucky to have known and worked with Gianna even of only for a short time. Gianna was a...Read More »
70 of 100+ | Posted by: Kim - Stoneham, MA

“Dear Lisa, John and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this...Read More »
71 of 100+ | Posted by: Bethany Wagner - Oakton, VA

“Bill and Linda i am so sorry for the passing of your granddaughter . so young.. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this...Read More »
72 of 100+ | Posted by: Kathy Graham - Melrose, MA

“To the Dias family, My heart goes out to all of you. Having known Gianna from when she played field hockey, she was always smiling and full of energy...Read More »
73 of 100+ | Posted by: Andrea Knight - Manchester, MA

“Dear Lisa and Family, May the Lord bless and keep you all, during your heartbreak. I am so sorry for your loss. --Cindy ”
74 of 100+ | Posted by: Cindy McLennan - Melrose, MA

“My heart is truly heavy after I heard the news of G's passing. She was such a fighter for so long. May you all find some peace and know that you...Read More »
75 of 100+ | Posted by: Andrea DeSantis - Foxboro, MA

“Dear Lisa, John, Joe, and Lucia, My heart broke for your whole family when I heard about your loss. I will always remember the time I got to spend...Read More »
76 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle Kane - Reading, MA

“Gianna was a beautiful, kind and amazing girl. God bless Gianna and the Dias family. ”
77 of 100+ | Posted by: Francesca Primavera - Lynnfield, MA

“Dear John and Lisa, My heart sank when I read about your loss and I am so sorry. As a parent, I cannot imagine that there could be anything so...Read More »
78 of 100+ | Posted by: Peter Hickey - Melrose, MA

“Dear Dias Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Billy & Stacy Goodwin ”
79 of 100+ | Posted by: William Goodwin - MA

“Dear Lisa, John, Joey and Lucia,We are so very sorry to hear of Gianna's passing. May God bless your Family and provide you with strength of faith...Read More »
80 of 100+ | Posted by: Freddy Spada - Carlsbad, CA

“Dear family, Ed and I are so saddened by the news of Gianna's passing. Her courageous spirit will remain in our hearts. God bless you all today and...Read More »
81 of 100+ | Posted by: Ed and Jackie Galvin - MA

“Dear Dias Family We are truly sorry to hear of Gianna's passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult loss. With Love,...Read More »
82 of 100+ | Posted by: Josie Gochakowski - Georgetown, MA

“Dear Family, There are not enough "verys" to tell you how very, very sad I am to hear the news. My heart is heavy with sadness. Gianna was...Read More »
83 of 100+ | Posted by: Rona Matisoff - loving friend

“Lisa - My heart goes out to you and your family....I know that Anna's heart is breaking too for the loss of her best friend. Lisa Ralph (Anna Steele...Read More »
84 of 100+ | Posted by: A friend

“Lisa, John, Joseph & Lucia, We are so very, very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister Gianna. We know you have many wonderful...Read More »
85 of 100+ | Posted by: John Egan - Everett, MA - Cousin

“Dear Dias Family, Although we never met Gianna, we feel like we knew her through her Aunt Gina and her unconditional love for her beautiful niece. ...Read More »
86 of 100+ | Posted by: Michelle Rio - Georgetown, MA

“Lisa, John, Joey and Lucia, Our hearts break with you and for you. Gianna was a beautiful daughter, sister and friend. A Gift. We treasure our...Read More »
87 of 100+ | Posted by: Canzano Family - Sandwich, MA

“Lisa, John, Joey, and Lucia, Words can't express the sorrow I feel for all of you. May beautiful and sweet Gianna RIP. Love, Jack, Carol and...Read More »
88 of 100+ | Posted by: Carol, Jack and Bobby Bailey - MA

“To Gianna's family,My sincere condolences to you and your family. I can not begin to understand the pain you are all going through with the loss of...Read More »
89 of 100+ | Posted by: The Ross Family - Atkinson, NH

“Lisa, John,Joey & LuciaWith heavy hearts, we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. This candle represents your precious daughter,"G". ...Read More »
90 of 100+ | Posted by: Nancy & John Christopher - MA

“To Gianna's FamilyI am very sad for everyone. I am sending my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry that your hearts are full of pain and my good friend...Read More »
91 of 100+ | Posted by: Yanni Kakouris - Atkinson, NH

“Dear Lisa, John,Joey Lucia There are No words that we can find to express how saddened we are. We have prayed from the beginning and will continue to...Read More »
92 of 100+ | Posted by: Suzanne Kakouris - Atkinson, NH

“Mr. and Mrs. Dias, Joey and Lucia, I am at a loss for words to hear of Gianna's passing. She was always smiling and found humor in the stories that...Read More »
93 of 100+ | Posted by: Maryellen Iannibelli - Stoneham, MA

“Lisa, John, Joey and little Lucia, We pray for your family and cherish so many wonderful and beautiful memories with Gianna. She meant so much to...Read More »
94 of 100+ | Posted by: Shawn, Joe, Connor, Tyler and McKenna Tremblay - WA

“Lisa, John, Joey and, Lucia Please accept our heartfelt condolences of the loss of your loved one. Words can't express how saddened we are. Please...Read More »
95 of 100+ | Posted by: John, Debbie, Amanda and Marissa Cimmino - MA

“Dear Lisa, John, Joey, & Lucia (Capachietti, DaLelios and Ford Families also) We are so sorry to hear about Gianna. Our hearts are broken. May...Read More »
96 of 100+ | Posted by: Kellie Capachietti - Reading

“Dear Lisa, John, Joey, & Lucia, We are all so sorry to hear of the passing of Gianna. One cannot imagine the pain you are all experiencing. She...Read More »
97 of 100+ | Posted by: Cristina Giovanangelo - Worcester, MA

“I remember Lisa telling me when Gianna was in little, she said to her mom during evening prayer time, that she loved her mom so much that if she...Read More »
98 of 100+ | Posted by: Deborah Rogan - Lynnfiled, MA

“Lisa, John,Joey and Lucia, Our hearts are broken, Our lives are all better because we got to make so many memories with Gianna.We love you all. Joy,...Read More »
99 of 100+ | Posted by: The Richards

“Lisa and John, I am so sorry to hear of Gianna's passing. I wish I could ease the tremendous pain you all are in. Please know that you are all in my...Read More »
100 of 100+ | Posted by: Karen Flanagan Kempker - Elmhurst, IL

Gianna "G" Dias, of Lynnfield, formerly of Melrose, passed away surrounded by the love of her family, on Monday, July 23, 2012, at Mass General Hospital, at the young age of 15.

Gianna was born on June 7, 1997 in Melrose, one of three children of John and Lisa (D'Alelio) Dias. Gianna spent her early childhood in Melrose where she attended the Winthrop School. After moving to Lynnfield with her family, Gianna enrolled in the Summer Street School and Lynnfield Middle School.

Strong, brave, and kind, Gianna was such a special person to all who knew her. She loved baking, art, lipstick, her dogs, playing softball, field hockey, and being a gymnast.

She was the treasured and adored daughter of John and Lisa (D'Alelio) Dias of Lynnfield. Cherished sister of Joseph and Lucia Dias, both of Lynnfield. Beloved granddaughter of Joseph & Georgianna D'Alelio of Lynnfield, William Dias of Melrose, and Linda Dias of Wakefield. Loving niece of Joseph D'Alelio and his wife Bernadette of Wakefield, Maria Capachietti and her husband David of Lynnfield, Gina Ford and her husband Michael of Boxford, Scott Dias and his wife Barbara of Springfield, VA, Pam Harvey and her husband Scott of Tewksbury, and Lisa Trischitta and her husband Frank of N. Reading. Also survived by many loving cousins. Her pet cockapoos, "Penny" and "Copper" will miss her constant affection.

Relatives and friends will honor and remember Gianna's life by gathering for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Thursday, July 26 from 4-8 PM and again on Friday morning at 9:00 AM before leaving in procession to the Church of the Incarnation, 425 Upham St., Melrose where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum, Malden.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Gianna's giving spirit may be made to Angels Above, c/o The "G" Fund, PO Box 9501, Lowell, MA 01852.