John Joseph Joe DiSanto, passed away Aug. 20, 2012. He was a longtime resident of Canton and the devoted husband of the late Nancy M. (Lynch) DiSanto. Joe was born April 15, 1930, to Salvatore and Rosaria DiSanto. He was a graduate of Hyde Park High School, Class of 1948. He held various line positions at Keystone, Westinghouse, and Thermo King before establishing his own fuel service business, known as DiSanto Fuel Service. In addition, leveraging his many skills in the trades, Joe became a well-known handyman in and around Canton and he was an accomplished musician throughout his working career and even established a family band. Joe, known as Papa to his grandchildren and just Joe to his many nieces and nephews and a legion of friends, possessed the gift of friendship. His constant smile and readiness to jump in and help formed lasting relationships with nearly everyone he met. Joe loved to travel with Nancy and his close friends, especially to Italy. He also loved golf but would always give that up to help someone with a home project, as long as they provided the coffee. He was the loving father of and survived by, Edmund DiSanto and his wife Colleen of West Hartford, Conn., Donna Reynolds and her husband Jim of Franklin and John Jr. and his wife Anne of Easton; and proud grandfather of Kathleen, Devin, Drohan, John, Christopher, Kathryn, Salvatore and Eva; and the great-grandfather of Rowan. He was the brother of the late Edmund F. DiSanto of Canton and Eva Rampino of Hyde Park; and is survived by his sister, Dora Fellini of Weymouth. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m. in the Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington St. (Rte. 138), Easton. Funeral will be Friday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass in Holy Cross Church, 225 Purchase St., Easton, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery, Canton. Memorial donations in Joes memory may be made to the
, 5 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 020379. For directions or condolences, www.kanefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 22, 2012