Maude W. DiPietro


PORTLAND — Maude Victoria Williams DiPietro, R.N., B.S., a 35-year active member of Faith Temple serving a portion of that time as a deacon, passed away on Oct. 22, 2012.

She was born in McAdam, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of William G. and Louisa (Purdue) Williams. She graduated from Canadian schools and entered into nursing school at Calais Hospital in Calais. She affiliated at the Children’s Hospital in Portland and medical nursing and OB/GYN at Central Maine Medical in Lewiston.

After graduating from nursing school, she married Daniel J. DiPietro and moved to Portland. She continued her nursing career at the former Osteopathic Hospital and continued her education, obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Casco Bay College and the University of Maine.

She worked several years as night supervisor and in Employee Health Services while working at the Osteopathic Hospital, writing policies and procedures. She became Assistant Director of Nurses and Director before retiring in 1983.

She began working in Heritage Christian School for two years and returned to nursing at Brentwood Manor in Yarmouth for five years. She became interested in painting in her spare time and also wrote a book of poetry, which was published.

During the many years at her church, she was a mentor to many of the youth and loved the time she had with them, especially her Bible classes.

She was predeceased by her husband; and a brother, Robert Williams.

She is survived by three children, Joseph DiPietro of Walnut Creek, Calif., David DiPietro of Portland and Stephen DiPietro of Raymond; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Williams; sisters, Muriel Zimmer of New Mexico and Phyllis Carvell of N.B., Canada; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A visiting hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Faith Temple, 1914 Congress Street, Portland, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Family members will attend the burial immediately following at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland. Arrangements are by A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Services, Portland. To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Faith Temple, 1914 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102.

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