Assistant Building Inspector for over 20 years

Published January 16, 2020

NORTH READING — Albert L. DiSalvo, 74, of North Reading and formerly of Boston, died Monday evening, January 13, 2020 at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret “Peggy” M. (Eldringhoff) DiSalvo.

Born in Boston on February 9, 1945, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Maria “Frances” (Bruno) DiSalvo. Al was a graduate of Boston Technical High School, Class of 1962, and was a graduate of Wentworth Technical Institute, Class of 1986.

He worked for the Town of North Reading as Assistant Building Inspector for over 20 years and just recently retired. Al was a United States Coast Guard Vietnam Veteran. He was a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He received a Bronze Star and served for a total of 30 years from 1964 to 1994.

Al was a resident of North Reading for the past 45 years and a member of St. Theresa’s Church. He was a member of the Top Three Military Retired Association, Inc.

Al was always there if anyone needed him. Everyone in North Reading knew him and loved him. He loved to work in the garden and he especially loved his service with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Family members include his son, Anthony DiSalvo, his daughter, Dena Timoney and her husband Jeffrey; his brother, Ricardo DiSalvo and his wife Deanna, and his granddaughter, Alexia Timoney.

His funeral will be held from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Tuesday, January 21 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter Street (Rte. 62), North Reading. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701. To leave a message of condolence please visit: