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Joseph C. DiSciullo Sr.

January 23, 1926 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 93)


DiSciullo, Joseph C. Of Reading, Sept. 11th   

Born in Boston on June 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Carmine and Rosa (Castracane) DiSciullo. 

He was predeceased of his beloved wife of 52 years Gloria (Calabrese) DiSciullo who died in 2009.  Father of Joseph C. DiSciullo, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Reading and Michael D. DiSciullo also of Reading.  Grandfather of Charles J. DiSciullo. 

Joe was born and raised in Boston.  After high school, Joe spent a year as a Salesman for RCA Victor before joining the Navy from 1944-1946 in support of World War II.  He joined the Navy the day before his 18th birthday.  He travelled on Navy Liberty Ships between the US and Russia and was recognized by the Russian government on the 50th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (WW II) for his efforts protecting the supply convoys to Russia.

After the Navy, he earned his Associates Degree in Business at Bentley University and started his professional career at the Brunswick Hotel on Boylston Street in Boston.  He worked a variety of positions from accountant to operations and function manager.  It was there that Joe met the love of his life Gloria while she was teaching hairstyling at Wilfred Academy near the hotel.  They met at the hotel’s summertime sidewalk café.  It was the start of something special.  They married in October 1957 and eventually settled in Reading in late 1958.

Joe joined Federal Distillers in Cambridge in the mid 1960’s and continued as a sales representative for over 25 years until his retirement.  After his retirement from Federal Distillers, he enjoyed part time work at the IRS in Andover, Ma.

Joe was recognized as a passionate mixologist who was known for caring for family and friends with just the right drink.  He spent hours perfecting his craft in Reading as well as York Beach, Maine.  Some of his happiest hours were spent with good friends, good drinks and good times.  Joe was especially fond of reminiscing about his time in the hotel and liquor business. 

The family would like to acknowledge everyone at All Care Hospice that took such great care of Joseph in his final days. Their care and compassion was greatly appreciated.

Everyone who remembers him is asked to celebrate Joe’s life in his or her own way.  Raising a glass of their favorite drink in his memory would be quite appropriate.

Funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28), NORTH READING, at Reading line, on Monday Sept 16th  at 9:30am. Funeral Mass in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading at 10:30am. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday from 2-6pm. Interment Wood End Cemetery, Reading. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s name to All Care Hospice, 210 Market St., Lynn, MA 01901.

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September 15, 2019

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cota Funeral Homes
335 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864

Mass of Christian Burial
September 16, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Athanasius Church
300 Haverhill St.
Reading, ma 01867

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