Anthony Patrick Dibello

September 7, 1947February 14, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Anthony Patrick (Pat) Dibello, 73, of Houston, TX, passed away in the arms of his loving children on February 14, 2021. Pat was the oldest of four children born to Anthony and Edith Dibello on September 7, 1947, in Houston, TX.

While in high school, his favorite pastimes included driving his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and going to Garner State Park during the summertime. Pat graduated from Austin High School in 1967 and was then drafted by the United States Army where he served two years in Vietnam as an office clerk. After returning home, Pat joined the Houston Fire Department and spent 30 years as a firefighter, the majority of which he worked as a chauffeur for the pumper and ladder truck. While in the fire department, he obtained his associates degree at Houston Community College. In addition, Pat managed a lawn mowing business for many years and maintained the lawns of several elderly clients. He also maintained the lawn and grounds at Mt. Carmel High School for several years, where his children attended school. Pat enjoyed history, especially the history of various wars, and would spend hours watching the history channel. He was fascinated with old war planes and battle ships and loved classic cars and motorcycles. His hobbies included riding his motorcycle, attending the air show and the Houston Autorama, and going to history and flight museums. Pat was known for his love of old rock 'n roll, especially Elvis. His children remember him best as a confidant and friend who was always a phone call away if they needed his advice or assistance. He was a loving father and will be forever missed by all who knew him.

Pat is survived by his three children, Robert Dibello, Lacey Dibello and Lindsey Dibello, his father, Anthony Dibello, brother, Sam Dibello and his wife, Ann; sister, Jenise Cemino and her husband, Phillip; brother, Rick Dibello and his wife, Karen. He is also survived by his nieces, Shelley Cramer, Toni Cochran, Michelle Messer, Stephanie Cemino, Alisha Rosenthal, Kinzy Kewley, Andrea Havard, Kendra Burnett, nephew, Collin Judice, as well as his four grandchildren, Brayden Dibello, Chase Register, Gracie Register, and Cason Dibello. Pat was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Smalley Dibello.


A viewing and mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church 6723 Whitefriars Drive Houston, Texas

Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m.

Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery 6900 Lawndale Ave Houston, Texas

PALLBEARERS Robert Dibello Collin Judice Shawn Bijoni Jerry Castro Patrick Strimple JD Townsend Stephen Townsend

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Dibello family.


  • Visitation/Viewing

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021


Anthony Patrick Dibello

have a memory or condolence to add?

Ami Arteche

March 3, 2021

My condolences go out to the whole family.

Ed Gasparini

March 2, 2021

We offer our prayers for God's Peace to help comfort the Dibello family as you mourn your loss. Pat was a good man who left this earth too soon but has now been blessed with eternal life. May God bless you all.

Ed Gasparini and family

Stephen and Adriana DiBello Jr

March 1, 2021

Our deepest condolences to my entire Dibello family. As a young boy I recall Pat coming to our home as a Houston Fire Fighter to put out a fire that my brother Greg and Sister Darla started by accident. I was scared yet proud that he was family.

stella guagenti

March 1, 2021

From our Family with love, let the memories of your father provide you with comfort needed at this difficult time.
Accept our Deepest Sympathies,
Don, Stella & Families


March 1, 2021

Robert Lindsay and Lacey I remember your daddy is being so so funny he really loved his children. I'd really wasn't around when he had grandchildren. I know he was a good man and he loved his children and he will be missed tremendously. I don't know if I'm going to make the funeral as I live in Conroe which is a ways away. I am going to try weather permitting. May God bless each and every one of you and your children. My deepest condolences. Tamm Porter

Meta Kirby

February 28, 2021

My son Lowell and I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Pat Dibello.

I first met Pat and Linda Dibello when our kids were in Kindergarten at St. Christopher’s Catholic School in Houston. Lowell and their son Robert were in school together till they graduated from Mt. Carmel. High School. They were a wonderful family, and we are blessed to have known them all these years.

Pat Dibello was always an enjoyable person to be around, and our families had a lot of fun times together.

We were very upset upon learning of Pat’s passing and pray that God will give his family the peace and comfort that only He can give in the difficult days ahead. Pat loved his family, and we know how much they loved him in return.

You all have so many precious memories of him, and we pray that in your grief you will hold on to those memories. Remember that our time on this earth is short, so every day tell those you care about how much you love them.


Meta and Lowell Kirby

Mary Bauer

February 28, 2021

Dearest Robert, Lacey and Lindsay I was so saddened to hear of your Dad‘s passing! I am so very sorry for your loss! Not an easy time for a parent to lose a child no matter the age, a sibling to lose a brother and especially children, grown children to lose their father! We are never ready to say goodbye! He will always be in your heart, in your memories and especially all the loving ways he touched your life each and every day! The beautiful pictures you shared of your Dad say so much! The love for his family and his country! His greatest legacy will be you kids! You honored him by always being there for him and loving him unconditionally! He had such great faith and I know that is what also helped carry him through! I know how proud he was of all of you and the joy of being a grandfather!

I will remember your Dad and the many happy times our families and extended families shared together living next door on Wynona! He was always so giving of his time and talents and would do anything for anyone and did many times for us! He was a gift to all of us and will be missed by all who knew and loved him! I will always see his beautiful smile!

For you his loving children, may God grant you comfort and peace he alone can give! Please know how much I care and share in your loss and wish you love and always my prayers!

My sincerest sympathies to all the Dibello family!

Diane Grizzoffi

February 27, 2021

I knew Pat from high school. My thoughts and prayers go to his family at this time of sorrow. Rest In Peace, Pat.

Barbara Miller

February 26, 2021

I only got to meet your Dad one time but got such a kick out of visiting with him then! He was so personable and had some stories to tell. And the situation he was in at the time was probably challenging (after the motorcycle accident) but he just seemed to be genuinely A-Ok with whatever life threw his way. After reading his obituary and learning more from y'all, I can see it was his great faith that carried him through.

We are so sorry that he is gone but grateful to know that we will get to know each other on the other side one day. He surely raised some great kiddos (well I only know 2 of the 3 of y'all but knowing your Dad, I'm betting all 3 are great :) .

We are keeping you all in our prayers for God's peace and comfort to be all around you, and we send you all of our love, Barb & Tim and family

Joy Dibello

February 26, 2021

My heart goes out to the family at this sad time.