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Matthew J. DiStasio
  • Sawtelle Family Hospice House
    320 Haverhill St
    Reading, MA 01867

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“We are so sorry for your loss matt was a great guy and always had time to say hello chave z family wakefield ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My husband and I met Matt when he was our sales person st Bernie and Phyls. He was very helpful and very funny. As he was writing up our bill and we...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Dee Dalton - Wakefield, MA

“Although I didnt know Matt well, he had a huge impact on my son who respected and cared much for him. I knew Matt to be a gentle, kind and caring man...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Ralph Cecere - Wakefield, MA

“My sincere condolences on your loss. Matthew was a special person and I am so sorry that he was so sick. My best to all of his family and friends. ...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Deb Smith - MA - Friend

“Anthony, We are so very sorry for your loss. I didn't know your dad very well, but I remember him proudly cheering you on at the games. He will be...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: The Langlois Family - Wakefield, MA

“I unfortunately cannot make the services today because I am at school. I just wanted to send my condolences to Bonnie, Gina, Anthony and the rest of...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Alyssa Carino - Wakefield, MA


7 of 17 | Posted by: Gary & Nancy Taber - Newbury, MA

“On behalf of the BEDROOMS team, Gary,Russ, and Nancy, Matt taught us a lot and was always engaging and charming. We enjoyed Matt;s stories, and...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Gary Taber - Newbury, MA

“I'm heartbroken hearing this news today. Matt was always genuine and always funny. I worked with Matt at Jordan's for a long time and I'm glad that I...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Casavant - West Bridgewater, MA

“My deepest condolences to Matts family. I was in high school with Matt and I just remember how much fun we had down at Playstead Park. Matt was a joy...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: PAUL NEWELL - Haverhill, MA

“I've been fortunate to call Matt my friend for over 20 years. He was a wonderful friend, husband and father. He recently told me he's the luckiest...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Bart Oliver - Beverly, MA

“I am unable to make the services since I am in Amherst at school, but I wanted to extend my condolences to Bonnie, Gina and Anthony. Your dad was...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Marlena Nikosey - Wakefield, MA

“I am sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Dana Linn - Danvers, MA - Friend

“One of my closest childhood friends. Always had a smile for everyone and was always fun to be with. He was one of my parent's favorites. My deepest...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Paul Storella - Syosset, NY

“Lots of prayers for your family. I'm so sorry for your loss! Matt was a great guy, husband and father. He will be greatly missed! ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Ginelle Costa - Danvers, MA

“Sorry to here this Matty was a good guy who will be missed by all ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Cappucci - Medford, MA

“My brother was my best friend and a dear friend to so many. Celebrate that person as he would have wanted us to. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Paul DiStasio - Family


Matthew Joseph DiStasio, age 56, of Wakefield formerly of Medford, died Sunday, October 7 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Somerville on June 21, 1962 he was the son of the late Raymond DiStasio and Rosemary (Costa) DiStasio Nigro.

Matt grew up in West Medford and was a graduate of Medford High School. He cultivated lifelong friendships with his high school buddies and they often traveled together; most memorable being a cross country trip to California. In his early career, Matt worked in Boston in banking before transitioning to sales, working at both Jordan's Furniture and Bernie & Phil's. Most recently, at the age of 53, he had gone back to school and achieved a certificate in medical coding, which he believed to be his true vocational calling. Though interest stemmed his career change, his desire to make his family proud was the driving force.

Matt's most cherished role was as a husband and a father. Throughout life's challenges, Matt always made everyone else feel like they were the most important person in the room. He supported his wife throughout her own battle with breast cancer and was her champion throughout treatment and was a caregiver to his mother during her final days. As a father, Matt loved spending time with his children, whether it was summers in the White Mountains or in the kitchen cooking favorite dishes for all to enjoy. Even as he battled cancer, Matt insisted he was "the luckiest man in the world" for the wife and children he was blessed with in his life.

He was the beloved husband of Bonnie S. (Lovatt). He was the loving father of Gina M. and Anthony R. DiStasio, both of Wakefield. He was the bother of Theresa Maggiore and her husband Joseph of Medford, Raymond DiStasio of Ogunquit, ME and Paul DiStasio and his wife Lisa of Danvers. He was the brother-in-law of John Lovatt and his wife Susan Tropeano of Danvers and James Lovatt and his wife Corinne Cothern of Beverly. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step-father, Arthur Nigro.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., STONEHAM on Thursday from 4-8pm. His Funeral Service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St, Reading, MA 01867.