DISTASIO, VINCENT F. Vincent F. DiStasio, beloved husband of Florence Ferretti DiStasio of Branford, died Monday in CT Hospice after a long illness. Mr. DiStasio was born in New Haven October 10, 1936, son of the late Michael and Mary Cimmino DiStasio. He received his B.S. Degree from New Haven State Teachers College (SCSU) and his Master's Degree from Teachers College at Columbia University. He taught school in East Haven for 35 years, most of which was as a teacher of U.S. History at East Haven High School. He also taught for several years in the Adult Basic Education Program in New Haven, and he was the evening school director of the original Branford Hall School of Business. He loved his profession and had many fond memories of his students. Vincent loved to read, and enjoyed watching the History, Military and National Geographic channels. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and UConn basketball. He and Florence traveled extensively and enjoyed the past several winters in Naples, FL. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Branford, and was a member of the Eldorado Council 10, Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife, Vincent is survived by his children, Mark (Michele) DiStasio of Branford, Karen (John) Dube of Shrewsbury, MA, and Gary (Michele) DiStasio of Branford; his grandchildren, Michael, Luke and Logan DiStasio, Grace and Johnnie Dube, and Peter and Christopher DiStasio; his sisters, Louise (Nelson) Bernabucci of Branford and Carol (Richard) Page of Cherry Valley, NY. He was predeceased by twin infant sons, Vincent and Stephen DiStasio. His funeral will leave the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford, Saturday morning at 9:30, for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 10:00. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4 - 8 PM. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Mary Church, 731 Main St., Branford, or CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com.
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Published in The New Haven Register on Oct. 5, 2012