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Dean Frances Daconto

July 2, 1960 ~ July 4, 2021 (age 61)


Dean (Dino) Frances Daconto, amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, joined God at his home July 4th after a brave battle with lung cancer. His family holds tight to the lessons of love and sacrifice he was always willing to make. A simple man of offering such sage wisdom, he will be missed immeasurably.

Dean was born on July 2, 1960, to Angelo and Estelle (Charity) Daconto in Bridgeport, CT. He spent his early years in the water at nearby beaches snorkeling and learning to perfect his pizza (NY style of course). He proudly learned golfclub building/ repair under Peter Belmont and has resumed this passion in his final years. He eventually followed the family to TN where he continued acquiring skills to become a true handyman to anyone in need of auto or home repair, carpentry, tiling, communications, name it. In 2008 he married Cathy and they eventually found their paradise holding hands and dancing on their porch in the hills of TN near their family. He loved to be happy, and would laugh at grandchild orneriness with a twinkle in his eye.. acknowledging his Italian household upbringing. In any family crisis, Dean was the superman to the rescue. He would guide and instruct so that you learned in the process. He leaves us with a huge legacy of love and sacrifice… saying simply “that’s what family does”.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy (Daggett) Daconto who was blessed to have him; sons, Charles Wesenberg (Heather), Corey Wesenberg (Amber), and daughters, Cristen Wesenberg, and Caitlin Wesenberg, and the thirteen grandchildren he was so proud to have; brother Angelo Daconto, and sisters Barbara Chapman, Linda Esposito, and Cindy Daconto; sister-in-law, Sherry Chilton. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Louis Daconto.

Think of him when you eat pizza, hear a corny “dad joke”, fish, scuba, golf or just nature watch. Please remember his humor, his lessons and soft heart…never forget to do a silly dance, be happy, hold hands, or say I love you.


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