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“A great loss to us all, mike will be missed and always loved karen and ken ben ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: karen bennett - malden ma., MA

“I meet Mike through Mike Clark. For a season Mike lived next store to The Vineyard Church in Kingston MA. I really enjoyed hanging out with Mike. ...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jonah Spence - Whitman, MA

“We are so very sorry to hear of Mike's death. He spent several of his teen-age years at our home hanging out with Rob, Tim and Lori. He was Mr....Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Priscilla & Bill O'Neill - MA

“Dear DiBlasi Family: We have you in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We remember Mikey as a dedicated and loving father to...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Donna & Peter Masucci - Boxford, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John Gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholomew - MA


Philip Michael DiBlasi died in Florida peacefully in his sleep on November 7, 2006, he was 42. Philip was born and raised in Melrose and attended Melrose Schools. He stared his career working in the family restaurant business and then owned and operated a restaurant in the Boston area for several years. After a devastating hurricane in Florida Mr. DiBlasi changed careers. He moved to Florida and worked construction rebuilding homes & business effected by the storm. He has been a resident of Florida for the past 20 years. Mr. DiBlasi was a devoted father; he loved fishing, boating, camping and the outdoors. Philip will be dearly missed. He was the loving son of Maurice DiBlasi of Wakefield, Kathleen (nee-Christle) Bender & his stepfather Richard of FL. Devoted father of David & Amanda of FL. Grandson of Margaret Christle Beloved brother of Jan Marie of FL. Also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, a nephew & cousins. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Tues. Nov. 28th, at 8:45AM. Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, 173 Albion St. Wakefield, at 10AM. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Monday 4-8PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Philip’s memory to St. Joseph’s Church, 173 Albion St. Wakefield 01880.

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