We at the Community Action Agency of Somerville are saddened to note the passing of Paul DiPasquale on February 4th, 2016. Paul was an original founding member of CAAS, the anti-poverty agency serving the city of Somerville. After serving as a dedicated board member for many years, he was elected President and guided the agency with CAAS' Executive Director, Jack Hamilton.
It was under his leadership that CAAS developed the Head Start program that serves hundreds of disadvantaged children in Cambridge and Somerville and the Homelessness Prevention Program.
Paul will forever be known for his commitment to public service - both professionally and in his personal life. His stewardship during the early years of CAAS was instrumental in establishing the agency as an important voice for the poor in Somerville.
Paul is survived by his wife, Julia (Tarpey) DiPasquale and his five daughters Patricia DiPasquale, Pamela DiPasquale and her husband Daniel Bracken, Julie Jasper and her husband Robert, Maryanne DiPasquale and Karen DiPasquale. He was the cherished grandfather of Brier and Baird Bracken.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to CAAS, 66-70 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143.