Obituaries 06-07-2023

Joseph DeSantis

Led the Revere/Everett/Malden Youth Hockey Program for 27 Years

Our beloved father, Joseph A. DeSantis, 67, of Revere, passed away peacefully in his home on June 2 surrounded by family and friends.

Joe dedicated 27 years of his life to leading the Revere/Everett/Malden Youth Hockey program, where he would help form the bonds between countless boys and girls. Many of those players are now giving back to the city of Revere, serving on the Revere Fire and Police Department.

Joe also spent 40 years in office supply sales, where during the majority of those years, he would accomplish being #1 in the country for his international company Kyocera Document Solutions/ Duplitron.

Joe lived his life in kindness and service to every person he encountered and will be missed immensely.

Born in Boston on September 4, 1955 to Joseph A. DeSantis Sr. and the late Frances DePaolo DeSantis, he was the adored father of Joey DeSantis and his wife, Erin DeSantis, Jack DeSantis and his fiancé, Gennara Romano, Jenae DeSantis and Joe’s beloved longtime companion, Africa Graham.

He is survived by his dear sister, Janice DeSantis of Chelsea and he was the brother of the late brother, James DeSantis and his niece Rachael DeSantis. He was the cherished grandfather to Lola, Francesca and Alessi DeSantis. He is also survived by his friend and mother of his children, Donna DeSantis, and her longtime companion, Eric Cardone.

The family would also like to acknowledge Joe’s loving care team and close friends who never left his side, Steven Schepici, Bobby Venezia, Brian Aucella and Trisha and Robert Romano.

His Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere today, Wednesday, June 7 at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Revere at 12 noon. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s name to the Everett Revere Youth Hockey, One Sprague St, Revere, MA 02151. For guest book please visit

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