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Louis D. DiBella of Revere and formerly of Boston's North End passed away on March 12, 2017. He was the owner of F. DiBella and Sons, one of the largest purveyors of fruit, produce and bananas in the Boston area. Louis also owned and operated the following nightclubs, Basin Street South, El Morocco, Guys and Dolls, Green Apple, The Colosseum, Boots and Saddles, and the world famous D.B.'s Golden Banana. He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria "Dutchess" (Luongo) DiBella; loving father of Frankie M. DiBella of Revere; adored grandfather of Leah M. DiBella and her companion, Brian Tester of Peabody and Courtney A. DiBella of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; great-grandfather of Jayden Tester and Chelsea Rose DiBella; dear brother of Gregory and sister-in-law, Carol of Stoneham: Albert of Quincy: sister-in-law, Genie DiBella; brother-in-law of Jimmy Ferro, the late Joseph DiBella, Carmella (Millie) DiBella, Nancy Gioia and brother-in-law, Frank Gioia, Marie DiBella; and sister, Josephine Ferro; dear friend of Matthew Gaeta and family of Lynnfield. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Late U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
The family will receive visitors in the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parking attendants on duty. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Anthony's of Padua, 250 Revere Street, Revere on Friday at 10 a.m. Please meet at church. Services conclude with entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. For online condolences and/or directions, visit www.bostonharborsidehome.com.
Published on  March 14, 2017
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