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Giuseppe A. “Joe” DeSantis, 78,

Giuseppe A. “Joe” DeSantis, 78, died suddenly Tuesday morning at the Milford Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Rosaria (Calabrese) DeSantis of 55 years. He was born in Cansano, Italy son of the late Fabio and Anna (DiBartolomeis) DeSantis and came to America in 1955 on board of the Queen Mary. He then resided in the Plains section of Milford with his family. He retired in 2000 from the former Foster Forbes where he was employed as a maintenance technician. He was an avid Bocce Player at the Italian American Veterans in Milford. He and his wife would spend the winter months at their St. Petersburg, FL, home passing the time with their family and friends playing “Patang” and he enjoyed his daily basking in the Florida Sun.    Joe always enjoyed being surrounded by people and enjoyed sharing his homemade wine and the bounty of his vegetable garden. Joe was a story teller and was known for his stories. He was a communicant at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.   In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons Fabio A. and his wife Anne (Stachura) DeSantis, Dennis R. DeSantis and Michael J. DeSantis all of Milford, three brothers Franco and his wife Anna Maria DeSantis of Uxbridge, Italo and his wife Anna DeSantis of FL, Nicholas and his wife Ann DeSantis of Milford, two sisters Francesa and her husband Peter Valastro and Alba and her husband John Pantaleo all of Milford, two grandsons Joseph A. DeSantis and Daniel J. DeSantis both of Milford, many nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 8 A.M. from the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 A.M. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 7 East Main St. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Medway Rd in Milford Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 8 P.M.  

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Our family was deeply saddened to hear of Joe's passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family, and Manguso Ct. will not be the same without him. Joe was a great man who was always ready to lend a helping hand and go out of his way to help a neighbor in need. You and your family are in or thoughts and prayers.
The Coyle Family

Dear Auntie Rose, Fabio, Anne, Dennis, Michael, Joey and my Mom and my Aunt and Uncles....I will always remember the smile on Uncle Joe's face and how he always lit up the instant he came into contact with family or friends. He would even have a beautiful smile for a stranger and would always make friends whenever he came into contact with them. He truly has a beautiful soul and has made a difference the short time he has spent here on earth. I'm going to miss him so much!
Teresa Usher and Family

We're very sad to hear of Joe's passing. Although we only knew Joe while wintering in Florida he was always ready and able to lend a helping hand. Fondly, Dee Anne and Frank Brennan
Dee Anne and Frank Brennan, Griswold, CT

We are so sorry about Joe. We had some great times in Florida, and he was always there for us. We will miss sitting on the beach with him. Love, Barbara & Mike Gladue
Barbara & Mike Gladue

so sorry to hear of Joes passing. He was a wonderful man and a great friend to our family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
The Morte Family

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