Joseph L. Dalleva, 86, of Milford, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Falmouth Hospital in Falmouth. He was born in New York City NY, son of the late Joseph and Lena (Tessicini) Dalleva and lived in Milford most of his life. He was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1950. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Dalleva retired in 1995 from Stop-n-Shop where he was employed as a produce manager for many years. He was an avid skier and outdoorsman and enjoyed cruises. He was a member of the Forgiano Club, Milford Italian Veterans. He was also recently voted Man of the Year at the Milford Plains Association.
Mr. Dalleva is survived by his aunt Anna Moffi of Milford, two uncles Pat Tessicini of Milford, Peter Tessicini of Framingham, two loving daughters, Deirdre O’Connor of Brookline, Leah Mercaldo of Marthas Vineyard, thirteen cousins, Grace, Cynthia, Francis, Linda, Peter, Debbie, Maryanne, Peter, Marie, Michael, Rosemarie, Susan and David, one granddaughter Nicole Dority and two great-grandchildren, Harrison and Vivian.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 9 A.M. from the Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford MA. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 5 East Main St. Milford MA. The burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 P.M.
In lieu of flowers donations may be to the Oliva Family Comfort Fund 20 Prospect St. Milford Ma 01757