525bdcd71915a.preview-300Albert M. DiGregorio of Lower Makefield, and formerly of Philadelphia, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. He was 90.

Albert was the beloved husband of the late Dolores ‘Debbie’ Bisceglia DiGregorio, whom he married on Nov. 23, 1957, in Philadelphia.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the eldest of the three children of the late Isidoro and Giuseppina ‘Josephine’ Taglialatela DiGregorio. He was the brother of the late Aida DiGregorio and Clara ‘Claire’ Vassolotti.

Albert graduated in 1940 from South Philadelphia High School. He enlisted in the military and served as a Private First Class in the 34th Infantry Division, 5th Army, U.S. Army. He served in the North African and European theaters during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery, U.S. Army Signal Corps and U.S. Army Infantry. He was awarded the Rifle Marksman Badge, and was awarded three times with the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (Bronze Star Medal), the European-African-Middle Eastern Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of the American Legion for more than 60 years, and was currently a member of Post 440 in Newtown.

Albert was educated at the University of Florence and the University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the charter members and a past president who organized the Optimist Club of South Philadelphia in April of 1948. He had been a Pennsylvania real estate broker and partner in I. DiGregorio& Son Real Estate since May 2, 1949. He was the developer of the community of Beltzville Lake Estates in Lehighton, Pa. His greatest joy was spending time with his family in his mountain retreat by the lake.

Albert is survived by his five loving and devoted children and their spouses, Albert M. DiGregorio Jr. Esq. and Andrea, Dr. Eileen DiGregorio and Jack Livezey, Carla D. Hendricks and Leonard, Dr. Robert A. DiGregorio and Paula, and Joan D. Young and Howard. He also is survived by 12 grandchildren; Danielle, Alexander, Joseph, Nicholas, Gianni, Mia, Victoria, Cara, Sophia, Matthew, Giovanna, and Christopher; and by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9 a.m. until his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in St. John the Evangelist Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the Healing Garden at St. Mary Medical Center, c/o One Summit Square, Suite 300, 1717 Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047. www.fluehr.com