Obituary: James A. DiBiasi

James A. DiBiasi, at 73
James Anthony DiBiasi, 73, died Jan. 20, at his home in Punta Gorda, Fla.
Mr. DiBiasi was born and raised in Brighton. He served in the Coast Guard shortly after graduating from St. Columbkille High School. He and his wife, Sandy, raised their three children in Norwell, Hingham, and Hull.
Mr. DiBiasi spent most of his career at the MBTA, and later worked at the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. He was active in politics, was an inventor, and made many contributions to the communities he lived in. He took great pride in coaching youth and high school football, teaching his players the values of dedication, determination, and sportsmanship.
The DiBiasis maintained a summer residence on Nantasket Beach in Hull for the past 48 years and added a winter residence 16 years ago near the ocean in Punta Gorda. He will be remembered by a close-knit group of friends in both communities.
Mr. DiBiasi leaves his wife of 53 years, Sandy [Salvucci] DiBiasi; a son, Joe DiBiasi and his wife, Katherine, of Denver; two daughters, Leanne McHugh and her husband, Tom, and Lynn DiBiasi, all of Missouri; five grandchildren; and many close family members and friends.
His family will hold a celebration of life ceremony in Punta Gorda and also in Hull this summer for his family and friends.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Norwell Youth Football, Inc., P.O. Box 954, Norwell, MA 02061 or to your local chapter of the Salvation Army.