November 4, 1934 - December 17, 2013 Resided in South Windsor, CT
Richard J. DiBiasi, 79, of South Windsor, beloved husband of Carole (Burbeck) DiBiasi, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 4, 1934, in Pittsfield, MA, son of the late Ettore and Virginia (Curletti) DiBiasi. Richard grew up in Pittsfield, MA and graduated from Pittsfield High School. While growing up he worked at the family grocery store on Morningside Ave., in Pittsfield. He went on the serve our country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning from the service he worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and later went to work for Connecticut Natural Gas, retiring in 1996 after many years of service. Richard was an avid volleyball player and played most of his life. He and his teammates won the New England Regional Championship for volleyball in 1974. Richard also coached the Manchester Men's Volleyball Team and was a referee for the Manchester Recreation Volleyball League and the boys and girls high school teams. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoyed riding his Harley and Triumph motorcycles. A kind, caring, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, he will be greatly missed. Along with his wife Carole of over 24 years, he leaves three sons, Douglas DiBiasi of Spokane WA, Tim DiBiasi of Windsor Locks, Todd DiBiasi and his wife Beth of Windsor Locks; his daughters, Ramona DiBiasi of Spokane, WA and Terri DiBiasi of Bloomfield; three grandchildren, Alyssa Weskowski, Taylor Gagnon and John DiBiasi and one great grandchild. His family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. Family and friends may gather on Monday, 9 a.m., at the funeral home; followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Church in Poquonock. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Poquonock. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his name may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden, CT 06450. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences.