Joseph P. Sallese

December 30, 2021

Joseph P. Sallese
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean War

Joseph P. Sallese – of Woburn, Thursday December 30th. Beloved husband of the late Concetta B. “Connie” (Poli) Sallese. Devoted father of Joseph P. Sallese, Patricia “Patti” Sallese-Waldron and her husband Steven of NH, Michael A. Sallese and his wife Judy of Woburn, Diane M. Sallese-Sullivan and her late husband Richard of Weymouth, Anthony J. Sallese and his wife Lindsey of North Andover, and Robert M. Sallese of Woburn. Dear brother of Pasquale Sallese, his wife Audrey and the late Laura Riggs and the late Robert “Bob” Sallese. Cherished grandfather of Michelle, Joseph, Samantha, and Nicole Sallese, Jeffrey Gangi, Christine Capodanno, Katherine Quick, Gina and Michael Sallese, Anthony, Sarah, and Thomas Sallese, Edward Sallese, Olivia Sallese and the late Phillip Sallese and many loving great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, Wednesday morning, January 5th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Please, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association,309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.

Joseph P. Sallese, passed away at Ashland Farms in North Andover, early Thursday morning, December 30th, 2021.  The beloved husband of the late Concetta B. “Connie” (Poli) Sallese, who passed away in 2014, he was eighty-seven years of age.

Born in East Boston, “Joe” as he was affectionately known, moved to Medford at an early age. He attended schools in Medford, and was a graduate of Medford High School with the Class of 1952. It was there at Medford High School where Joe met his wife and soulmate Connie and they courted for several years, marrying in June of 1954.

They remained in Medford for six years. During which, Joe served his country proudly during the Korean War in the United States Army as an MP.

 In 1959 they decided to move to the “countryside,” where they found the perfect home to raise a family on the West Side of Woburn. In the late fifties and early sixties, Woburn still had quite a bit of farmland and was a much more rural community.  It was here that they began their family and brought six children into the world.

Joe and Connie were dedicated parents who supported their children and were involved in their kids education, sports, and extracurricular activities. Their sons were involved in the Boy Scouts and Joe was a long-time Leader of Troop #500, Woburn.  Both Joe and Connie were very active for many years, and Joe was very well respected within the scouting community.

As the family grew, grandchildren and then great-grandchildren began arriving, “Grampy” was a dedicated and dotting grandparent who loved to see, and be involved in everything his grandchildren were doing. He was always available to his grandchildren and enjoyed hearing stories, or spending time with them, and he always enjoyed looking at photos of them right up to the end. Everyone always enjoyed gathering around Joe and Connie for holidays, birthdays, or Sunday dinner.

In 1972, Joe started his own business, J. Sallese & Sons, a locker and storage equipment business that saw many family members, and young Woburnites, from several generations roll through its doors as employees… first, at the original location behind the home, then in Wakefield when the company expanded in 1986, where it remained for 25 years before returning to Woburn, where it remains a very busy family run business.

Both Joe and Connie were dedicated members of St. Barbara Parish Church and deeply involved with the Parish Community. Joe for many years had served as a Lecture, CCD instructor and Eucharistic Minister, which was a true reflection of his spirituality, which remained strong in his everyday life.

Joe and Connie also enjoyed traveling together after retirement.  Joe over the years was a loyal, sincere, and honest gentleman, which was an important part of what made him such a good, and genuine person who loved family and his Catholic faith. After eighty seven years, Joe has left a wonderful legacy of faith, love and true devotion.

Joe was the devoted and loving husband of the late Concetta B. “Connie” (Poli) Sallese. Devoted father of Joseph P. Sallese of NY, Patricia “Patti” Sallese-Waldron and her husband Steven of NH, Michael A. Sallese and his wife Judy of Woburn, Diane M. Sallese-Sullivan and her late husband Richard of Weymouth, Anthony J. Sallese and his wife Lindsey of North Andover, and Robert M. Sallese of Woburn. Dear brother of Pasquale Sallese, his wife Audrey of Lexington, the late Laura Riggs of CT, and late Robert “Bob” Sallese of NH.

Cherished “Grampy” of Michelle, and Joseph Sallese, Samantha Loughlin, and Nicole Sallese, Jeffrey Gangi, Christine Capodanno, Katherine Quick, Gina Martin and Michael Sallese, Anthony, Sarah, and Thomas Sallese, Edward Sallese, Olivia Sallese, the late Phillip Sallese and many loving great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 

 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, Wednesday, January 5th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours: Tuesday evening, January 4th, 4-7 p. m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.   Remembrances may be made to honor Joseph to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452

 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn, Wednesday morning, January 5th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 4th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. 

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  1. Sallese family. It’s been many years. Your dad was such a nice man – I’m sorry to see this. Clearly, he was loved. Hope you all are well.

  2. Bob,
    To you and your family, your dad will always be remembered, I definitely remember all the times from the Scouts. He was and is a great man.
    My dad also sends his condolences.
    David Anastasi and family.

  3. Mikaila Dusenberry

    Sending our prayers and hugs from Wisconsin. So sorry we couldn’t be there in person. We love you guys.

    Mikaila & Thomas

  4. Irene and Joe Simas

    Bob, Michael and family,

    Thinking if you during this difficult time.

    May your Dad Rest In Peace.

  5. My condolences to Jos family. I knew him through the KofC. A true gentleman. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Al and Brenda Quick

    We loved Joe, and always looked forward to seeing him when we visited Bret and Katie. He will always be in our prayers.

  7. My deepest sympathy to the entire Sallese Family. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Deb Rizzo

  8. My deepest condolences for a great person Joe Sallese.ultimate giver of his knowledge and time.it was always a pleasure to be in his company.wonderful friend.miss you friend!God Bless

  9. Bob – My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. May he Rest in Peace.

  10. Deacon Ed Giordano

    Joe was certainly a kind, gentle, compassionate and faithful man with gifts of hospitality and service to God and neighbor. I am so grateful for his warm welcome to Carol and me when we first came to St. Barbara in 2014 and his support in my diaconal ministry. I know that Joe is praying for all of us as we pray for him and his family.

  11. A Special Friend. Fond memories of Joe At Daily Mass and many years on Retreat at Campion Center in Weston. Rest in Peace, Joe. Carl Bruno

  12. My friendship with Joe was rooted in church. He was extremely generous with his time, know-how and materials. I’ll always remember his kindness when my husband and I were late arrivals to a church event and there were no seats available at any table. Joe made room for us at the table where he and his family sat. Rest in peace Joe along with your beloved Connie.

  13. Theresa Chotkowski

    Joe was a kind, gentle man. He always greeted you with a friendly smile. It was great seeing him at daily Mass and other functions. Please accept my sincere condolence. He will be sorely missed.

  14. Sallese family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

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