On Monday, January 18, 2021, Joseph Guido Santacroce, loving father, brother, companion, and friend, passed away peacefully after battling COVID-19. Joe was born on August 14, 1939, in Milford, MA to Guido and Anne (Milutus) Santacroce. He attended Wentworth Institute and North Adams College of Liberal Arts. Joe taught science and math in the Chatham School District for over 30 years. In addition to teaching, Joe coached the Chatham High School golf team, which competed on the state level. He also planned and participated in countless ski trips for the Chatham School District. Joe was an avid golfer who enjoyed many beautiful rounds at Cummaquid Golf Course where he was a member since 1985. His friends at Cummaquid will miss his sense of humor, his willingness to organize teams, and his love of the game. Throughout his entire life, Joe was always a sports enthusiast. He played baseball for Milford High School and North Adams State College, spent many summers sailing out of Saquatucket Harbor, and played in amateur hockey leagues. His daughters have happy memories of their father teaching them how to ski and bringing them on annual trips to Stratton Mountain. Joe loved spending time with friends and family and was always eager to share a joke or two. He looked forward to his annual winter getaway to Naples, Florida where he spent time golfing, socializing at the beach, and relaxing in the sun. Joe will be fondly remembered as being a happy, healthy, and fun-loving guy. His lifetime friend, Lenny Oliveri describes Joe as someone who 'skated merrily along in life with the wind at his back.' He will be missed greatly by everyone who knew him. Joe is survived by his two daughters Jennifer Ann Sheran of Marstons Mills and Janee DiSarcina of Barnstable; his grandchildren Carlee Rose Walsh and her husband Everett Walsh, Jack Sheran, Tom Sheran, JR DiSarcina, and Patrick Sheran; one brother Ronnie Santacroce of Milford; one niece Kailyn Santacroce of Milford and her children, Xavier, Selena, and Enzo; the mother of his daughters Ann Santacroce of Harwich and his constant companion and love of 22 years, Deb Mochak of Brewster. Joes family and friends would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to the entire staff of Cape Cod Hospital for the impeccable care Joe received during his time there. In lieu of flowers, Joe would ask that you appreciate time spent with family and friends and to always set an example by your acts of kindness to all those you encounter. If you wish to make a donation please do so to the charity of your choice
. A private service will take place at a later date. Notes of comfort may be made to his family at www. ccgfuneralhome.com
Published by Milford Daily News on Jan. 26, 2021.