Notes for Thomas Vincent DeSanty: OBITUARY NOTICE: Thomas DeSanty, 74 43 years at Sprague Electric
Thomas Vincent DeSanty, 74, of 10 Adams St., North Adams, died Friday, March 22, 2002 at his home following a prolonged illness.
He was born in North Adams, a son of the late Vincent DeSanty and Antoinette (Siciliano) DeSanty. He was educated in North Adams schools.
He began his career with the former Gale Shoe Company on Brown Street until the outbreak of World War II. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 1, 1945 and served with the SeaBees as a Seaman Second Class until his honorable discharge on July 5, 1946. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the American Theater Medal for his service.
Following his honorable discharge, he returned to North Adams and employed with the Sprague Electric Company for 43 years. He was also employed on a part-time basis with the Williams Inn in Williamstown. He retired in 1992.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church in North Adams and a member of the Sprague Quarter Century Club and the Sprague Retirees. He loved and enjoyed movies and animals, especially cats including his longtime companion, Jenny.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Yvonne E. Boino, whom he married on Oct. 2, 1965 in St. Mary's Church in Pittsfield; four daughters, Christina McKay Zustra and Antoinette Lentine of North Adams, Teresa Briggs Amos of Clarksburg and Laura Shafer of Adams and nine grandchildren, Marine Corporal Christopher McKay in Japan; Amanda McKay and Monica Zustra of North Adams; Daniel Briggs and Carissa Briggs of Clarksburg; Zachary DeSanty and Nicholas Lentine of North Adams; Gabriella Shafer and Maxwell Shafer of Adams; and a sister, Elizabeth Sheehan of North Adams and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy DeSanty and Lillian DeSanty of North Adams and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by several sisters and brothers, including Eleanor DeSanty, Margaret Pozzi, Frances Jammalo, Beatrice Gibeau, Rose Areno, Arthur DeSanty, Andrew DeSanty and Ernest DeSanty. Three siblings died in infancy.
FUNERAL NOTICE -- Funeral services will take place Monday, March 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church of North Adams with the Rev. Daniel J. O'Hear officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot in Southview Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, March 24 from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested for the Berkshire Humane Society through the funeral home.
FUNERAL NOTICE: North Adams Transcript Funerals
March 27, 2002
Services for DeSanty
NORTH ADAMS -- A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Thomas Vincent DeSanty, 74, of 10 Adams St., was celebrated Monday, March 25, 10:30 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Church with the Rev. Daniel O'Hear, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church, officiating.
The acolyte was Anthony Falco. The pall was unfolded by Mr. DeSanty's daughters, Christina McKay Zustra, Antoinette Lentine, Teresa Briggs Amos and Laura Shafer. The crucifix was placed on the pall by Yvonne DeSanty, wife. The ministers of the word were Zachary DeSanty, grandson, and Wendy Lescarbeau, longtime friend. The offertory giftbearers were Leon and Patricia Lescarbeau, longtime friends, and Amanda McKay and Carissa Briggs, granddaughters.
The organist was Diane Maynard. The soloist was Margaret Ciepiela.
Burial followed in Southview Cemetery with military honors conducted by Veteran Michael Catrambone, who offered the veteran prayer and sang taps. He also folded the flag and presented it to Mr. DeSanty's wife, Yvonne.
Pallbearers were John Zustra, Todd Shafer, Robert Lentine and Shane Amos, sons-in-law, and Daniel Briggs, Zachary DeSanty and Nicholas Lentine, grandsons. Cheryl Lescarbeau, longtime friend, offered words of love and reflection at the funeral home Monday morning.
Two grandchildren, Megan Zustra and Michelle Zustra, were omitted from the obituary.
Mr. DeSanty died March 22. The Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals was in charge of arrangements.
More About Thomas Vincent DeSanty: Burial: March 25, 2002, Southview Cemetary, North Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
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