SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 23, 2013

Mom from wild Danvers wedding misses court

BY JULIE MANGANIS
STAFF WRITER

---- — DANVERS — It’s probably a night she’d rather forget, but a mother charged after a wild wedding reception last May at the Danversport Yacht Club still has several charges hanging over her head.

Darlene DiIorio, the mother of the groom, allegedly brawled with the mother of the bride, threw furniture and slapped a bartender.

DiIorio, 45, of Revere, was supposed to appear in Salem District Court for a hearing in her case, but failed to show up. It’s not the first time; DiIorio missed a clerk’s hearing where additional charges were being sought, and failed to show up to court for several months last fall.

DiIorio did make a court appearance in December, not long after a Salem News reporter called to ask her where she had been. During that hearing, a judge lifted the warrants and told her to return to court yesterday.

But yesterday, new warrants were issued after DiIorio failed to answer when her name was called two different times during the morning session.

Her lawyer, Mark Barry, told a reporter that DiIorio is “bad with dates.”