J. Angelo "Dipper" DiPalma RUTLAND — J. Angelo “Dipper” DiPalma passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 10, 2019. Born July 24, 1930, in Rutland, to John and Filomena (Moscatiello) DiPalma, Dipper would go on to graduate from Mount St. Joseph Academy in 1947 and then earn his pharmacist license as one of the final students in the Vermont pharmaceutical apprenticeship program. He went on to work as a pharmacist for over 55 years and enjoyed several of them as co-owner of Beauchamp and O’Rourke Pharmacy. On Oct. 15, 1955, Dipper married Mary (Mazzariello) and together, they built a life based on love, faith and the importance of family. He will be remembered for the immense kindness he showed all he met, his devout faith, his commitment to his family and friends, and his love of the Dodgers, a good poker game and a day at the track. Dipper is survived by his wife; their three children Jack (and Kelly Giancola) DiPalma, Michelle (and Kevin) Browne and Tom (and Linda) DiPalma, all of Rutland; six grandchildren Joey (and Sarah), Angela (and Mica), Elizabeth, Kathryn (and Jon), David (and Nicole) and Catherine; three great-grandchildren Regan, Molly and Luke; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and countless nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Mary; and his cousin, Frank. The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation and gratitude for the staff at the Meadows at East Mountain and the VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, in Christ the King Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will held on Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Clifford Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Rutland Community Cupboard, 65 River St., Rutland, VT 05701.

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Lucy Notte

Dear Mary Doll and family:

God saw Dipper getting tired, a cure was not to be so He put His arms around him and said come home with Me. A golden heart stopped beating — hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best. Prayers and sincere condolences to you all.


To the Dipalma Family,

Please accept my sympathy for the loss of "Dipper". I will remember him as someone who was truly a kind man and so thoughtful of others. He worked with my father, Jim Whalen. at B&O'R Pharmacy downtown. I often stopped in the store on my way home from school at MSJ. "Angie", as my father called him, was always interested in how school was going. That same interest was shown as I moved on to college.

If I went to daily Mass at Christ the King "Angie" was usually there...same pew! I always got a wave or had a visit if we walked out together.

I hope the happy memories from over the years will help you through this difficult time.

Mary Ellen Whalen Shaw


Mary & Tom

So sorry to hear of Dipper passing. He was a good Man.. You all will be in my prayers.


Mr. DiPalma was the first person I met when I moved to Rutland over 40 years ago, as I was searching for a pharmacy. He will always be remembered by me as welcoming, friendly, compassionate and the epitome of a gentle man. My condolences to all his family for your loss. Sending prayers and gentle hugs.


Ron and Maureen Turro

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