Joseph DeSantis

Lauderhill, Florida

Jun 24, 1930 – Aug 31, 2019 (Age 89)


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Joseph 'Joe Dunn' DeSantis
Beloved father and brother
Joseph "Joe Dunn" DeSantis, 89, of Lauderhill, Fla., passed Saturday at the Florida Medical Center.
He was born to the late Joseph and Lucy Cavano in Manhattan and after a brief time moved to Staten Island settling in Rosebank. Joseph joined the U.S. Marine Corps not long after high school.
Upon his discharge Joe came back to his family business the Bar Harbor Tavern in Tompkinsville. He worked with his family until the early 1970s when he moved to south Florida. Once there he remained in the hospitality industry. Joe loved and played all sports but developed a true passion for golf in his later years.
Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Arlee. He was the loving father of Lynn Bernard and Joseph III. He was also the loving stepfather of Karen Weiss (Don) and devoted step-grandfather to Charles and Nicole. Dear friend of Chip Bisbano. He was the cherished brother of Lucille Litrell and Maryann DeSantis, and the loving great-grandfather of four.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Martin Hughes Funeral Home in Concord. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church with the burial to follow at the Moravian Cemetery.
Services were entrusted to the care of Martin Hughes Funeral Home. Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at

Martin Hughes Funeral Home
"Distinguished Celebrations of Life"
530 Narrows Road South
at Britton Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10304
(718) 447-0873

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