Joseph G. DeSisto
Date of Passing:
DeSisto, Joseph G., “Coach D” 91, of Anoka Avenue, Barrington, died peacefully on Monday May 30, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Mary E. (Berg) DeSisto.
A lifelong resident of Barrington, he was a son of the late John and Gilda (DiPaolo) DeSisto.
Mr. DeSisto was a Physical Education and Biology Teacher at Barrington High School for 35 years where he was the Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track Coach. He also worked at his Family Nursery for many years and spent his retirement working at Wildflower Florist with his daughter Kathleen.
Joseph was a communicant at St. Luke Church, Holy Angels Church and the Carmelite Monastery.
Mr. DeSisto was inducted into the Barrington Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. He enjoyed playing bocce and spending time with his loving family.
Joseph was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his children, Kim DeSisto and Denise DeSisto, both of Barrington, Ann Travers and her husband Keith of Swansea, MA, Kathleen Luther of Touisset, Tom “Del” DeSisto and his wife Emilie of Barrington, David DeSisto and his wife Jennifer of Barrington and Jason DeSisto and his wife Lisa Rose of Coventry; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Peter DeSisto and MaryJo DeSisto and brother of the late Anna Integlia, Nicholas and John DeSisto.
The DeSisto family kindly requests those attending the calling hours to please wear a face mask.
Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday June 8, 2022 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington on Thursday June 9, 2022 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Contributions in Joseph’s memory to Glimmer of Hope, 10 Gateway Road, North Kingstown, RI, 02852 would be deeply appreciated.