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Lillian “Lollie” Mary DiRoberto


Lillian “Lollie” Mary Wheelock DiRoberto “graduated from life” on June 14th, at the age of 84. She was born on December 12, 1934. Lillian was a resident of Tampa for 63 years. Originally from Keshena, Wisconsin, Lillian was a member of the Oneida Indian tribe of Green Bay and affiliated with the Menominee Indian tribe of Keshena, WI where she grew up.

Mrs. DiRoberto was a nurse and worked in numerous settings during her career. Lillian was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs, and the Tampa Bay Rays. She loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, gardening, trying her luck at the casino, and, most of all, being with her family.

Lillian is proceeded in death by her father, John Wheelock; mother, Frances Dickie LeMay; brother, Ted Wheelock, and her husband of 51 years, Vincent John DiRoberto. She is survived by her three children, Dr. Rose Marie Matuszny (of Tampa, FL); Francis Andy DiRoberto, Kingston, TN.; and Ted Vincent DiRoberto of Hudson, FL.; two grandchildren, Brittany Matuszny, Harrisburg, PA. and Nicholas DiRoberto, Kingston, TN; and one great grandchild – born on the day of her death, Carver DiRoberto.

She was loved by many and will be much missed by all.

A Celebration of Life and lunch will be held at Whiskey Joe’s on Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa on Saturday, June 22nd from 12:30 – 4:00.  Mass will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Tampa at the end of August.

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  • Rose Marie Matuszy says:

    To my family, I know we all are grieving and missing mom. She was a great mother who always put us first! She taught us kindness, patience, and how to love. She was lots of fun as she tried to be part of all of our lives and the cheerleader in everything we did! I miss her every day and will the rest of my own life here on Earth, until it is my time to graduate from life. We have to stay together as that’s what Mom would want to see us all do. Luckily I was left with two great Brothers, a wonderful daughter, and a wonderful nephew and great nephew. We should never drift apart because our mother’s time on Earth came to an end. Her spirit is always with us and all she’s taught us is deeply ingrained.