Richard P. Dick DiStasio, of Randolph, passed away July 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 87. Born in Boston, Dick grew up in the Hyde Park section of the city and graduated from Hyde Park High School. After graduating, he joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served his country during World War II. During the War, he was stationed in the Manicani Islands in the Philippines. For many years, Dick worked as a carpenter for a paper mill in Boston. Dick enjoyed keeping busy in his free time with many hobbies including his bowling leagues, model ship building and his familys involvement with the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts. He also served on the reunion committee for the Manicani Island Veterans, serving for several years as their chairman. Richard was the husband of the late Elizabeth K.M. (MacFarlane) DiStasio; loving father of Jan DiStasio of Randolph, Joyce DiStasio of Texas, John DiStasio of Ga., and Judy DiStasio of Texas; dear grandfather of Steven DiStasio and John DiStasio Jr.; devoted brother of Robert DiStasio and his wife Noriko of Calif., Paul DiStasio and his wife Frances (Norton) of Roslindale and the late Carl DiStasio and his wife Alice (Richardson) of Canton and Eleanor Hamilton and her husband Earl of Sarasota, Fla. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his loving adoptive daughter, Deb Bryant of Texas. Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (Rte. 28), Randolph. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Richard will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
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Cartwright Funeral Home - Randolph
419 N Main Street
Randolph, MA 02368
Published in The Patriot Ledger on July 29, 2014