Anthony DellaSala, 81, of Winchester and Swift’s Beach Wareham, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on September 12th 2013.
He was the loving husband of 51 years to Bianca (Pietrangelo). Anthony was the beloved father of Maria Doe and her husband Nick of Wellesley, Michael DellaSala of Winchester and T.J. DellaSala and his girlfriend Renee Cetrone of Woburn. He was a dear brother-in-law to Cesare Pietrangelo and his wife Yvette of Waltham and a proud grandfather to Alex and Bailey Doe.
Born in Boston on September 14, 1931, Anthony moved to California with his mother Gabriella “Clara” where he graduated from Oakland Tech in 1950, an all-star athlete and trumpet player in the school band.
He served in the Navy in the Korean War as a Signalman on the USS Skagit.
A retired laborer for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Anthony was a trustee for Laborers Union Local 22.
Anthony was an avid sports fan, coaching Little League and refereeing St. Eulalia’s Hockey Team. He was a member of St. Eulalia’s Men’s Softball Team and later in life his sports addiction would become Golf. He golfed nearly every day at the Little Harbor Golf Club in Wareham or with the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington at Unicorn Golf Course. He had a passion for his extensive train collection, reading history and listening to WEEI Sports on his crank radio while sitting on the porch or in his garage at the Cape and looking out over the water.
His funeral will be from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford, Monday September 16th at 10:30 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit at the funeral home in Sunday from 4 thru 8 PM. Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Anthony's name to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development/Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.