Ghanda DiFiglia died Saturday, December 28, 2019. Her niece, Becca, and her husband, Josh, were with Ghanda and relayed that she “passed away quietly surrounded by love.” Becca has said so often over the past few weeks how strengthened she was by the caring and support Ghanda received from her FMC community.

Ghanda’s presence in our community will be greatly missed. Her commitment to peace and social justice reflected in her witness over so many years will continue to serve as an inspiration to many. Over the past several months, Ghanda demonstrated such consistent grace and caring about the welfare of others even as she was battling health issues of her own.

As a member of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Ghanda Di Figlia has long worked on issues of peace and justice. She is especially interested in the intersection of faith and social action, and is available to dialogue with congregations and other groups on aspects of that subject. She has spoken at several Unitarian Universalist churches in New England and is one of the summer preachers at First Church UU in Jamaica Plain.

Dan Fitzmartin Wrote this beautiful piece celebrating Ghanda’s life based on the rhythms of the Stone of Hope drumming circle