ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, DENNIS DIRESTA, 57 years old, born on June 13, 1953, and passed away on June 20, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on August 2, 2021
Year after year I live my life without you, and God's word says we should not be alone. I understand why.....it's lonely and even sad to be without my husband. It's been eleven years, and most of the time I deal with your loss very well. Then there are those days when something flips a switch and I become so sad, and my heart hurts for the things that will never be. Love me 
Posted by Giana Wong on July 9, 2021
Love you so much grandpa! Our family is so big now. We talk about you a lot in our memories and Nonna talks about the things you used to do a lot! It’s weird sometimes because I feel like I remember a lot of memories with you but then I feel sad because they feel like another life time ago.
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 21, 2019
As always this month has been hard....but not as in the past. I try to live in my day to day....and although I still think of you every day, I know God has a plan for me and I just hope I'm not disappointing Him ! Our family is so beautiful, and growing still.....I talk about you often to them, but I know the little ones will never hear your amazing laugh, or hear your stories.... that still hurts !!! I love you, ME
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 22, 2018
The month of June is always a hard month for me.Your birthday,our wedding anniversary and the anniversary of your death. It’s been eight years, I still think of you every day...... some memories are really hard to deal with, some are sweet and hurt my heart still. Being alone is so hard, not having you here to live life with, super hard!!!!!!
I love you my husband ❤️  Love, me.
Posted by Giana Wong on June 13, 2016
Happy birthday grandpa today would have been your 63rd birthday the whole family all really miss you!!! isaac talks about you when he sees your pictures he looks just like you grandpa you would have loved him and levi they have such beautiful blue eyes i love you grandpa love your granddaughter Giana <3
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 20, 2015
If I could tell you anything, it would be that I think of you every day. I miss you, and think of you being at peace now ! Happy Birthday, and Happy Fathers Day..... I love you, ME
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 20, 2014
How could four years have gone by.......I know I miss you every day !  I so wish things could be different.....
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 13, 2014
Wow, 61 you would be today......I thought we were going to grow old together !!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY....I LOVE YOU STILL :)
Posted by Giana Wong on June 20, 2013
Miss you grandpa! You didnt know youhave grandbaby on the way but i think you know :) i love you
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 15, 2013
It will soon be three years since you left me. I miss you....nothing is the same. Some things are less stressful, and that's a good thing. There is no one that knows me like you did. No one knows all the one liners and jokes we shared, or the songs we sang together. Happy Birthday... Happy Anniversary.... Love You...." ME "
Posted by Christine Williams on June 13, 2013
Happy Birthday Dennis - Wish you were here to see all your grandchildren and the new one coming soon! You would have loved it.
Posted by Christine Williams on June 13, 2012
Happy Birthday!
Posted by Christine Williams on June 13, 2012
Dennis - you are gone but will never be forgotten. Yes, you had your struggles but God knew what they were. At the end of the day, you had struggles but I never thought for an instant you didn't love JoAnn, Gina, Carla and all the little ones. That was your way. I hope you are resting and no longer have to wrestle with all the hurts and disappointments. Your sister in Christ, C
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 21, 2011
A year has gone by.I miss you so much.The Dennis I loved was an intense and dynamic man, that's who I miss.Our grandchildren are beautiful and wonderful, and your missing it all, and I hate that your not with me to see them grow.We have a grandson.
Posted by Giana Wong on July 23, 2010
grandpa its 2 more days till my birhtday i cant wait to  seeeeeeeee you
Posted by Giana Wong on July 23, 2010
hi grandpa i miss you soooo much i wish we could have worked together but we still can!!!!!
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on July 23, 2010
I have all our grandchildren here at our house. Remember when you showed them how to make pizza? I miss those days....Wish you were here Den Love ME
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on July 22, 2010
You were never an easy man to live with. I'm seeing that life isn't as hard as it was when I lived with you. Living without you is both easier, but very hard. Love you anyway Me
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on July 13, 2010
Honey, I'm so sad today because I've been thinking I'll never be held in your arms again. I miss you...Love Me
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 28, 2010
Hi Honey, You know it's so nice to talk to your picture. I can say whatever I want and you can't stop me or tell me I'm wrong, or even walk away from me. I love you, and miss you, Me
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 24, 2010
Husband,I've missed you for so long already. Now I truly have to say goodbye and it breaks my heart. You rest and enjoy till it's my time to come home. I love you....Me
Posted by Christine Williams on June 23, 2010
YOU WILL BE FOREVER REMEMBERED!

THE WILLIAMS FAMILY -
DAVID, CHRISTINE, KARL & MEAGAN

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Posted by JoAnn DiResta on August 2, 2021
Year after year I live my life without you, and God's word says we should not be alone. I understand why.....it's lonely and even sad to be without my husband. It's been eleven years, and most of the time I deal with your loss very well. Then there are those days when something flips a switch and I become so sad, and my heart hurts for the things that will never be. Love me 
Posted by Giana Wong on July 9, 2021
Love you so much grandpa! Our family is so big now. We talk about you a lot in our memories and Nonna talks about the things you used to do a lot! It’s weird sometimes because I feel like I remember a lot of memories with you but then I feel sad because they feel like another life time ago.
Posted by JoAnn DiResta on June 21, 2019
As always this month has been hard....but not as in the past. I try to live in my day to day....and although I still think of you every day, I know God has a plan for me and I just hope I'm not disappointing Him ! Our family is so beautiful, and growing still.....I talk about you often to them, but I know the little ones will never hear your amazing laugh, or hear your stories.... that still hurts !!! I love you, ME
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i love him

Shared by Giana Wong on August 1, 2010

he is a great person i know that people know that he always has a big heart

The DASH

Shared by Christine Williams on June 27, 2010

 I read of a man who stood to speak

At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on his tombstone,
From the beginning...to the end.

He noted that first came his date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

(1953 - 2010)

For that dash represents all the time
That he spent alive on earth...
And now only those who loved him,
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars...the house...the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard...
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile..
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read
With your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?