Daniel Distasio

February 7, 2016

Daniel Distasio
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

DANIEL DISTASIO- of Woburn, Sunday, February 7th. Beloved husband of the late Florence (Vigorita) Distasio. Devoted father of Jeanne Marciano and her husband Robert of Woburn and the late Sharlene Berry and her husband William of No. Reading. Dear brother of Helen Dobbins her late husband Thomas, Ida Roketenetz her late husband Adam all of Woburn, and the late Anthony Distasio, George Distasio his wife Alice, Carmella DuLong her husband Ralph and Judith Velente her husband Frank. Cherished grandfather of Sheryl Marciano of E. Wareham, Robert Marciano Jr. of Woburn, Robin and William Berry Jr. both of Lowell, great grandfather of Eric and Taylor Simon, and Corey and Kevin Marciano as well as great-great grandfather of Peyton, Brooke, Daniel, and Gianna. Also survived by his special niece Marlene Tumberella as well as many other loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call from 9-10:45 prior to the Service. Remembrances may be made in Daniel’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

OBITUARY

Daniel Distatio passed away Sunday, February 7th after a brief illness. The beloved husband of the late Florence (Vigorita) Destasio he was ninety forty years of age.

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Marcellion and Philomenia Distasio. Raised and educated in Woburn he was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1939. Following high school Dan entered the United States Army . He served his country proudly during that time and has always remained a very proud veteran.

Dan had started his career in welding. His first job was at Raytheon, where he remained for a while and then he began a career at Woburn Machinery in Welding.

An extremely hard worker, there really wasn’t too much that Dan could not do. He took great pride in all that he did. He built his home in North Woburn, where they raised their daughters and where family happenings took place. Anything that was broken could be fixed and was fixed! Whether it was electrical, had a motor, parts, wood, metal or ceramic, whatever was needed he had the “fix.” As a matter of fact long before “man cave’s” came along, Dan had set himself up downstairs years ago in his own shelter down stairs which he referred to his “cave.” He was so creative he set up a bell upstairs, that rang downstairs just in case Florence needed him for anything!

The vegetables in the back yard during the summer were phenomenal! The lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant he was a genuine farmer. Knew all the right and best things to do, so as to reap a wonderful harvest!

Dan loved life and all that came with it. He was devoted to his loving wife for over sixty one years and when it came to his family, children, grand children and great grandchildren, there wasn’t a thing he wouldn’t do for all.

Sadly, Dan was predeceased by his parents, wife Florence, daughter Sharlene Berry and siblings Carmella DuLong, Judith Velente, Anthony Distasio, George Distasio and sister in law Alice Distasio., brother in laws Thomas Dobbins, Adam Roketenetz,and Ralph DuLong .

Devoted father of Jeanne Marciano and her husband Robert of Woburn and his son in law William Berry Sr.,of No. Reading. Dear brother of Helen Dobbins, Ida Roketenetz both of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Sheryl Marciano of E. Wareham, Robert Marciano Jr. of Woburn, Robin and William Berry Jr. both of Lowell, great grandfather of Eric and Taylor Simon, and Corey and Kevin Marciano as well as great-great grandfather of Peyton, Brooke, Daniel, and Gianna. Also survived by his special niece Marlene Tumberella as well as many other loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call from 9-10:45a.m. prior to the Service. Remembrances may be made in Daniel’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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  1. Jeanne and family, Sorry for your loss. Impressive life and service to the USA. Rest in peace.

    Bob Marshall and family.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Danny,Flo and Sharlene. We had lots of fun growing up in the neighborhood and the Distasio family being a part of my life. Prayers to all.

    Love
    Barbie

    Barbara (Rafferty) Whitcomb

  3. You are with Christ and angels now, Papa Danny. I will miss you and see you again after crossing. I love you.I would not exist if it were not for you.Thank you,and enjoy the peace you deserve.
    Love,
    Your Granddaughter Robin and great grandson, Daniel Berry.

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