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Florindo "Dale" Francis Dal Pan
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Gilford, NH-----Florindo “Dale” Francis Dal Pan, 81, of 2761 Lakeshore Road, died at home on Thursday, July 17, 2008. 

Mr. Dal Pan was born in Passaic, New Jersey, July 17, 1927 of Italian immigrant parents, Felice Angelo Dal Pan from the Po Valley and Maria DePeligrin-Dal Pan from the mountains in the Province of Bellano, Italy. He was raised in the Passaic-Clifton area of New Jersey.

Florindo, also known as Dale, served in the U. S. Naval Reserve at the end of World War II, completed high school while attending night school in Clifton and graduated from Seton Hall University with a B.S. degree in Chemistry.

Upon completing college, Florindo took a job with Curtiss-Wright, Research Division in Centre County, Pennsylvania.  The plant was in Karthaus, PA and he lived in the small town of Snow Shoe, PA.  After four or five years, the division closed and Florindo got a job with General Electric in Philadelphia where he met, Judy Irene Bates whom he married and lived happily together for forty-three years. 

He then went to AVCO System Corp. Research Division in Lowell, MA doing varied Project Engineering and Marketing.  During a slow down in the government defense contracting efforts, he worked at Bard Co., a Division of USCI where he put the balloon catheter into production.  He returned to AVCO, Wilmington Division as a Program Manager and retired from there at the end of 1987 after a total of twenty plus years.

Dale is survived by a daughter from his first marriage to Margaret Murphy, Kathleen Gregorin, and her husband, Dale, three grandchildren, Mathew, Jill and Tricia and a great grandson, Kyle, all of Monroe Township, New Jersey; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Jean; a nephew, John Paul Dal Pan, all of Upper Montclair, New Jersey, a niece, Maria Dias, and her husband, Jason Dias, and two grandnieces, Carmela and Demetra, of Reno, Nevada.  Florindo was predeceased by his wife, Judith (Bates) Dal Pan in 2007.

A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 from 12:00-1:00pm at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford.

Funeral services will follow the calling hour at 1PM at the Gilford Community Church. The Rev. Michael Graham, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Thompson-Ames Historical Society, PO Box 7404, Gilford, NH, 03247, the Community Wellness Center Capital Fund, 22 Strafford Street, Laconia, NH, 03246 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH, 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, is in charge of the arrangements. 

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