Joe DeSio Obituary

Joe J. DeSio
Joe DeSio
Joe J. DeSio

February 15, 1915 - August 16, 2011
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Joseph J. DeSio, 96, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Ramsey Village in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial with military rites following at Glendale Cemetery. The mass will be concelebrated by Pastor Michael Amadeo and Msgr. Dennis O'Donovan.

Joe was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Tomaso and Rosa (Leone) DeSio. He graduated in 1935 from Des Moines Catholic Academy (Dowling Catholic High School.) He married Maria Giovanna Formaro on October 29, 1950, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.

Joe served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a 61-year member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a member of the Iowa Grocers Assn, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and the Knights of Columbus. Joe was a life-long resident of Des Moines and owner of DeSio Brothers Grocery.

Joe is survived by his children, Tom (Margaret) DeSio, Rose DeSio, Joseph R. DeSio, John DeSio and Anthony DeSio; grandchildren, Cara (Justin) Corkrean, Maria DeSio, Clare DeSio and Joseph T. DeSio; great grandchildren, Bailey DeSio and Ryder Corkrean; brothers-in-law, Gordon and James Formaro. Joseph leaves many loving nieces, nephews, close friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; grandson, Joseph Chad DeSio, and brother, Bennie DeSio.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church where a rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity School Endowment or Dowling Catholic High School.


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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Thursday, August 18, 2011
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, August 18, 2011
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM


Dowling Catholic High School
1400 Buffalo Road
West Des Moines, IA US 50265