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Eugene "Jay" Dalbo

April 21, 1950 - March 6, 2019

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Eugene Jay Dalbo, age 68, of The Colony, Texas, on March 6, 2019.  He was born on April 21, 1950, in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary Elizabeth McDonnell and Peter Joseph Dalbo.  On September 8, 1973, Jay married Margaret Anne “Peggy” Craig in South Orange, New Jersey.  Jay was a graduate of Seton Hall University and Marketing Director for the Boy Scouts of America.  He was a faithful member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in The Colony, Texas.

A beloved and dedicated family man, Jay is survived by his wife of 46 years, Peggy Dalbo; four children, Christy Baxter-Teague and her husband, Bryan, Tracey Stevens and her husband Ron, Ashley Rue-Whitfield and her husband, Mo, Tony Dalbo and his wife, Kimberly.  He was a cherished “Papa” to the pride and joys of his life, his thirteen grandchildren, Taylor, Will, Jake, Dominic, Paige, Bryce, Jaxon, Shelby, Tyler, Luke, Maurice, Brandon and Cameron.  Jay is also a loved uncle to Janine and Scott Craig and their families as well as an adored “father” to his Italian children Martina Bergonzi and Luca Raimondi.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Peggy Dalbo, and son-in-law, David Baxter.

Jay was a kind and gentle man who loved spending time with his family and the many people who loved him.  His home and heart were always open, and he was always there with a smile on his face and a joke on his lips.  He brightened the hearts of everyone around him.

Family and friends are invited to a Remembrance Gathering at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 8520 Main Street, Frisco, Texas 75033, on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. and eulogies to follow.  A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 7000 Morning Star Drive, The Colony, Texas 75056, on Friday, March 15, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boys Town.

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You welcomed me in your home and we became just family. Thank you so much Jay, for your love and the beautiful moments spent together. I will never forget you, my friend, my american father and incredible man! Your love, endless generosity and sweet laugh will be always in my heart. Rest in peace dear Jay and protect from the heaven Peggy and your beautiful family.
Martina, March 14, 2019 Dear Peggy and family- my heart and prayers are with you at this time and always. Love,
Catherine Skinner , March 14, 2019 RIP cuz! Eddie Dalbo, March 14, 2019 Dear Jay, you were a very important person in my brother's life and I can't help but remember the welcome you gave me when we met at your home in The Colony. I will always keep in my heart the memory of a good, generous and cheerful person. A hug to the whole Dalbo family from our Italian family. Elena, March 14, 2019 "Benvenuto!" With this word in Italian, printed on a colourful placard, you enthusiastically welcomed me in your house and, most of all, in yours and your family's life. During those joyful, wonderful six months we became family, and despite the distance we never ceased to be, for family, like home, is truly where the heart is. Your generosity, unconstrained love, and enduring support will always accompany me. Riposa in pace, Jay, e veglia dall'alto su Peggy e sulla tua grande e bella famiglia. Luca, March 13, 2019 It is with a heavy heart that I learned of Jay’s passing. Jay was a quiet man with a big heart especially when it came to his family. He’s now reunited with Peggy, Mary and Pete. RIP my cousin. May your family take comfort in the many memories your family has. Mo Mo Clifford, March 12, 2019 Peggy and family. So sorry to hear of Jays passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Have many good memories of being neighbors on Sagers Blvd Marge and Bob Fiumara, March 9, 2019 To Jay, my friend, my Best Man, my brother. We have been a part of each others lives for over 60 years. Through good times and not so good you have always been there for me. I will miss those phone calls in the middle of the day just to chat. Thank you for the time we all have had together. We will be together again some day. Love you!
Nick Caravassi, March 9, 2019
Jay. You were always our friend, our family, our "person". The laughs we had and memories we made together in Wildwood, Florida, Italy, San Antonio and Sanibel will have to last us until we see you again. We take comfort in knowing that in your short 68 years, you had a beautiful life and an amazing family where love was NEVER in short supply, always given and received freely. It was a beautiful thing to see and experience! Rest in peace my wonderful friend...until we meet again! Love, Carol
Carol Caravassi , March 9, 2019
Jay, I can not believe you are gone. You are with your Mother, Father and Sister now, I know "Grammy" will have her Sunday dinner for you along with the rest of the "McDonnell" family to welcome you home. You will be missed by many, but we will always have our memories of growing up together. The good Lord is taking care of you now and He will be watching over your family here on earth. Rest in peace my cousin, Love ya. Lorraine Sine, March 9, 2019 So sorry for your loss, prayers and love for you and your family.
Dot hughes, March 9, 2019 So sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers for your family. Kerry Kasper, March 8, 2019