Stacey Dastoli

July 21, 1985December 16, 2012
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Stacey Lyn Dastoli, 27, of Kensington, CT unexpectedly passed away on December 16, 2012. Stacey was born on July 21, 1985 in New Britain, CT to parents Foca F. Dastoli and Rae Janise Dastoli. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a focus in Spanish, while also studying abroad at the University of Granada in Spain. Stacey was employed by the State of Massachusetts - Dept. of Children & Families in Springfield, MA where she was recently honored the distinct DCF Commissioner's Award for her exemplary work with children and families. Stacey's biggest fault was that she loved too much. Her true passion was caring for children and had a unique ability to always put others before herself. Stacey felt it was her personal responsibility to protect, shelter, and care for those children who could not do it for themselves. She poured her heart and soul into the caring of children, believing that each one deserved to be given warmth and love. She was a member of St. Paul's Church in Kensington, CT and was active in her community volunteering, including the United Way Toys for Tots and recently coordinated efforts for hurricane Sandy victims. She is survived by her mother Rae Janise Dastoli and Father Foca F. Dastoli of Kensington, brother Vincent A. Dastoli of Kensington, his girlfriend Alexandra Marinelli of Southington, sister Amy J. Soto, husband Edwin Soto Jr. and pride and joy, nephew and godson, Andrew Nicolas Soto of West Hartford, grandmother Sandra Distasio of Englewood, Florida, grandmother Barbara Dastoli of Kensington, aunt Laura and husband Dino Bonelli of Cromwell, aunt Anna and husband Frank Caruso, uncle Frank and wife Josephine Dastoli, uncle Joseph Dastoli, uncle John Dastoli, uncle Mario and wife Sally Dastoli and uncle Vincent and Cynthia Dastoli all of Berlin, CT, Aunt Dacia and husband Richard Jondron of McKinney, TX, uncle David and wife Sandra Distasio of Wallingford, uncle Henry and wife Ann Sweeney of Connecticut, uncle Kenneth Distasio of North Haven, aunt Karen and Al Acampora of West Haven, and many close cousins, special friends and co-workers. Stacey is predeceased by her grandfathers Vincenzo Dastoli and Andrew DiStasio. Stacey will always be remembered for her infectious smile that would light up any room and her great sense of humor. She loved spending time with her family and friends, shopping, going to the beach, listening to music and enjoyed living life to the fullest. She lived every day by the words “you only live once”. May she rest in peace. She will be forever missed. Calling hours will be on Thursday, December 20th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at New Britain Memorial Donald D.Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave, New Britain, CT. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM St. Paul Church, 485 Alling St., Berlin, CT. Memorial donations can be made in Stacey’s memory to “DCF Kids Funds”, sent to Dept. of Children & Families c/o Linda Narcisse, 140 High St., Springfield, MA, 01105. To leave an online condolence,


  • Calling Hours Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 21, 2012

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January 18, 2013

Well Stacey, its been 1 month and a day and I still can't believe you're not here, I miss seeing you drive by mem and peps house or seeing you if I'm walking to work. I think about you often. Hope your family is doing well. Love you and miss you. mrs.s

Jan Stanley

January 9, 2013

To the Dastoli Family:
May the endearing memories you have of Stacey provide some comfort and smiles in the days ahead. My prayers and loving thoughts are with all of you and all that loved and knew Stacey.

January 8, 2013

My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of Stacey. I remember meeting her at the plant and how proud you were of her. You will be in my prayers.

December 31, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. May the peace of God that excels all thought guard your minds and hearts.

Jenn Miller

December 29, 2012

I am sorry for the loss of your sister. What a beautiful girl. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

The Earland Family

December 27, 2012

We will miss Stacey's presence and her beautiful smile. She had many contributions to her community, especially children. May the love and the special memory you shared with her show just how much your life was touched by her. Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your daughter. Please find comfort in Psalms 55:22.


December 26, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Barbara Caruso

December 26, 2012

I miss you so much. Today was especially hard as I remembered all the times we would take our christmas day naps together and watch movies. Listening to your funny stories and hearing your laugh, seeing your smile, all of these little pieces that ,ade our days even better. Your beautiful personality and just reminiscing on all our amazingly fun times together. I am so proud of you, for who youve become and all you have done and love you so much. You are our beautiful angel and we all wish you were still here. Watch over the family and we know you are here with us always. Love you girlie. Xox

Gail/Rick Salvador

December 25, 2012

Stacey, Merry Christmas I know you were waiting for this day to share with Andrew, his first Christmas. You will be in spirit, watching over everyone.
To the Dastoli Family are hearts go out to you all. Stacey was a wonderful,
beautiful young woman, very smart. She felt like part of our family for the 4 years she was with us and still now. Greatly missed but never, never forgotten.

Adriana Dastoli

December 24, 2012

Remembering all the fun times you boo.