Born Feb. 8, 1938 in Newburyport, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Catherine (Ferris) Titus. She graduated of Newburyport High School in 1955 and from UMass Amherst in 1959 with a B.A. in Education.
Mrs. DiProfio began her teaching career as an elementary school teacher in Plainville. After starting a family, she continued teaching for many years as a substitute teacher in Westborough, Southborough, Nortborough and Grafton.
In her younger days, she enjoyed playing bridge, sewing and traveling with friends. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her two daughters and grandchildren.
She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie A. Sawyer and her husband, Douglas, of Seekonk and Lisa M. DiProfio of Worcester; a sister, Donna Parkinson of Fogelsville, Penn.; a brother, Ronald Titus of Hilton Head, S.C.; two grandchildren, Alex Sawyer and Benjamin Sawyer; and many nieces and nephews.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence, 1183 Main St., Worcester, MA 01603 or to the Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574.