Dean Frank Mastrantoni

| 16 Nov 2021 | 11:24

Dean Frank Mastrantoni of Goshen passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, after a seven-year battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was 53 years old.

Born on Jan. 3, 1968, in Jamaica Queens, he was the son of Antonia (nee Crescenzi) and Armando Mastrantoni.

Dean was a gifted musician, writer and artist. After graduating from C.W. Post University, Dean pursued his passion in music and was involved in many Long Island-based bands, most notable the Hatracks and the Band Stretch Armstrong which was at the forefront of the 1990’s Long Island music scene.

Determined to push the boundaries, he formed another band called Bell, Book and Candle which reached Europe in 1996 on the compilation album “Goth Box,” that debut his song “Below.”

After the birth of his child Alex, he started writing screenplays and short films and then eventually journeyed to Hollywood.

Dean continued his passion until his sickness kept him home which inspired him to paint and draw scenes of his music, horror culture and vivid landscapes.

Dean is survived by his mother Antonia; daughter Alex DesJardin of Sherman, Conn.; brother Thomas Mastrantoni of Warwick; nieces and nephew Gabriella, Daniela and Massimo; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and sister-in-law Gina.

Visitation was held Nov. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 19 at St. Stephen RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick.

Interment in Warwick Cemetery followed the Mass.

We would like to thank the many nurses, doctors and therapist of the Garnet Medical Center, especially Dr. Aamir Gilani and aides Paulet Cortes and Barbara Carmona of Community Home Health Care. He couldn’t have fought this battle without them.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500 Chicago, Illinois 60611 or Garnet Health Foundation, 707 East Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. To send an online condolence, visit