Obituary for Albert Dastoli
Albert Carlo Dastoli Age 94 died in his home late Easter Sunday night. He was born in Pittsfield, MA, where he met and married the love of his life, Carmela Tesoniero, his wife for 74 years. Together they had nine children and their spouses: Anthony of Cambridge MA, Carmela & Edmond Courtemarche of The Villages FL, Albert & Victor of Fort Lauderdale FL, Marianne & Peter Shea of Millis MA, Joeanne & Edward Forsberg of Walpole MA, Joseph of Foxboro MA, Carolanne & Craig Boulais of Walpole MA, Carl & Francesca of Bellingham MA and Inez & Billy May of Walpole MA. He also leaves nineteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren who affectionately call him Papa.
He was a resident of Walpole, formerly of Florida and New York.
He was a WWII Combat Veteran of the Army and fought in Europe during the Allied Invasion of Germany at the Battle of Remagen. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal, Bronze Star and the Good conduct Medal.
He was well known in the trucking industry having worked in sales for different companies and retired in 1984.
He loved music from an early age. After his beloved wife and family, "It was his Life". He played the Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Piano, heading many small bands including The Al Dastoli Orchestra, Old Kids on the Block and playing professionally as a sideline during his adult life as well as teaching saxophone lessons to young students. While living in The Villages FL he was an active part of The Villages Concert Band, Jazz and Swing Bands.
He was an excellent bowler and an avid golfer having scored several “Holes in One”. In his later life, one of his favorite pastimes was playing card games. He was also a lifetime member of the Sons of Italy and the Knights of Columbus. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church in Walpole and St. Timothy’s in The Villages FL.
His greatest achievement was as a loving husband and superlative father whose beautiful family feels very blessed to have had him in their lives. His love of God, example, purity of heart, goodness and generosity leaves all of us most proud!