Donald Dacquisto, age 79, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at his residence. Donald was born in Racine, April 19, 1929, son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Nee: Schrader) Dacquisto and had been a lifelong resident of Racine.
Donald was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1947.” On July 16, 1951, in Coraopolis, PA, he was united in marriage to Frances H. Baranowsky. Donald was employed by Western Publishing for over 30 years. He was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where he and his wife founded the Meal Program. Donald was an avid golfer. Above all he was a loving and devoted husband and father who will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Frances; his daughter and son-in-law, Grace (Roy) Grooms of Trevor, WI; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles (Abbie Rose) Baranowski of Coraopolis, PA; nephews, Richard and Robert Klaus; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Donald A. Dacquisto in 1994 and sisters, Lorraine Eisch and Grace Klaus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1100 Erie Street, on Monday, September 22, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ricardo Martin officiating, assisted by Deacon Russell Missureli. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Memorials to Froedtert Geriatric Cancer Center have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Katherine Bylow of Froedtert Memorial Hospital for her loving and compassionate care
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888