Obituary for Giuseppe "Joe" DiStasi
THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE CARING FOR AND ASSISTING THE FAMILY OF GIUSEPPE DiSTASI
OAKVILLE – Giuseppe “Joe” DiStasi, age 91 of Oakville, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 27, 2018 at home with his loving wife and family by his side. He was the deeply devoted husband of Teresa (Rosa) DiStasi for 62 wonderful years.
Giuseppe was born in Cercemaggiore, Campobasso, Italy on October 29, 1926, the son of the late Loreto and Maria Libero (Rosa) DiStasi. He was a retired employee of Scovill Mfg. where he worked for many years in the Maintenance Department. His commitment to his children, grandkids, great grandkids, family and friends was profoundly deep. Nothing brought him greater joy than gathering at the table to drink homemade wine and eat prosciutto. He took great pride in his garden, sharing the abundance of his tomatoes, zucchini, beans and broccoli rabe brought him much pleasure. He filled his home with all of life’s riches; family ,friends and laughter. His declining health only challenged him to be even more of a courageous, loving man who never lost sight of his true spirit. He was a longtime member of the Cercemaggiore Club of Oakville and he was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Church. Giuseppe will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.
Besides his wife of 62 years, he is survived by his children: Daniel DiStasi of Washington CT and Grace Sinopoli of Watertown as well as 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He also leaves his brother, Sebastiano and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers; Michele and Nicola and his sister, Giueseppina.
Funeral services for Mr. DiStasi will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Buckingham St Oakville at 10:00 a.m. Those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. Relatives and friends may visit with Giuseppe’s’s family on Monday evening from 5:00 till 7:00 p.m. at O’Neill Funeral Home 742 Main St Oakville, CT. In lieu of flowers, to honor Giuseppe’s memory, donations may be made to Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury CT. To extend on-line expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at: www.oneillfuneralhome.com