Joseph P. DiBattista Sr.
Of Everett, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on January 7th. Beloved husband of the late Gail (Gianatassio) of Everett. Devoted father to Jodi Barron and her husband Scott of Salem, NH, Jill McGrail and her husband Chris of Merrimac, MA and Jay DiBattista and his wife Meredith of Westwood, MA. Loving grandfather of ten grandchildren: Talan, Drue, Logan, Brady, Samantha, Nathan, Will, Ben, Hattie & Rhett and four great-grandchildren: Harlow, Addison, Raegan & Willow. Also survived by his brother Thomas DiBattista and several nieces, nephews and extended family. Son of the late Eugene and Pierina DiBattista.
Joseph served his country for six years in the U.S Air Force, while proudly earning his degree from Bentley College. He founded Jay Brian Transport, where he later had the joy of working side by side with his son before retirement. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral from Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Saturday, January 11th. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 8:00 to 9:30 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony Church in Everett at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment will be Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Joseph’s memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01923.
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