'She was my biggest cheerleader,' Portsmouth man says of mom

Valley Inn’s Joe Occhi loses his mother, Dina, and brother-in-law in all-too-familiar tragedy

By Jim McGaw
Posted 11/15/17

PORTSMOUTH — Even at the ripe age of 90, Dina Occhi still had her hands in running the family business, The Valley Inn restaurant, a Portsmouth institution for 60 years.

“She …

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