Obituary: Theodore Distaso Jr., 70

February 18, 1953 — February 7, 2024

Theodore Distaso Jr. of North Reading passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. He was 70 years of age.

Born on Wednesday, February 18, 1953, in Boston, Ted is the loving son of the late Theodore Distaso and Anna (DiGiacomandrea) Distaso. Ted is a warm, loyal & kind son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be deeply missed.

Ted went to Melrose High School, where he met his future wife, Sandra. He later attended Northeastern University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, while simultaneously serving as a police officer for Northeastern University. He worked for 26 years as a federal investigator at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, retiring as a supervisory Special Agent, all while lovingly raising a family.

Ted shared a passion for reading countless history books and visiting sites across the United States and Europe. He was well known around the community as a kind hearted man fulfilling roles such as youth sports coach, school trip organizer, and mentor.

Ted is the beloved husband of Sandra (Mann) Distaso. He is the devoted father of Chris Distaso and his wife Leilani and Kevin Distaso and his wife Alexandra. The cherished grandfather of Liliana Distaso, Kaelyn Distaso and Michael Distaso, Ted is the dear brother of the late Judy Ann Gordon. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Ted’s Family on Monday, February 12th from 9am – 11am in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street (RT 28) STONEHAM. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Ted’s Eternal Life will be held on Monday, February, 12th at 12pm in Saint Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street NORTH READING. For those unable to attend the funeral in-person, the LiveStream link is: 

Interment: North Avenue, Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Ted’s memory to the American Heart Association at

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