I'm so very sorry for your loss. I was not able to attend either the wake or funeral but did want to extend my condolences. I met Joe at Mar Lac House a million years ago and he was just a great guy.
I have read all of these words over the past few days and the same thing is being said over and over.......that smile.
Joe had a smile and a laugh that was always there. I don't ever remember a time when he didn't have a smile on his face, and if you weren't smiling he would make you smile, make you laugh at loud. I met Joe when he was about 7 years old, and my heart breaks when I think that in a few minutes I'll be getting ready to go and say a final goodbye to that boy who could always make me laugh just by walking into the room. To the Decosola family and to little Joey my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know he is now with his Mom and Rosie and he will watch over all of you. Rest in Peace Joe.
Love, Frances xoxo
I will always remember Joe-as a boy so full of life-as a man so happy and outward going-he could make you smile with his very real and sincere greeting-Peace brother-rest in it
Although Joey and I were not the same age, and traveled in different circles, he still made quite an impact on my life - just by being the guy "in town" that everybody knew. He helped me with some work when I first bought my house, and I always think of him when I see my yard. Like everyone else, I will always remember the twinkle in his eyes, and the almost constant, radiant smile on his face. I feel blessed to have known him, and my heart breaks for all of us that he is no longer here. My sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to Joey's family and closest friends. I hope that by knowing how many lives he touched will someday bring you peace.
It has been many years since I have seen Joey, but I will never forget that laugh ( it was contagious) and that wonderful smile!
My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to his family.
Joey, I will always remember your smile, your laugh and your eyes. A bright light that went out way too soon. May you have peace.
LOVE YOU UNCLE JOE...Love Aunti Vicki..Oh God We miss you
The Grams family is deeply saddened by the loss of Joe. We are all thinking of Joe's family at this difficult time. He was such a great guy and we will remember him as he lived, laughing, smiling, so full of life. He made a wonderful impression on us all that will be remembered and kept close to our hearts forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Decosola family. Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday.
To a great guy who loved and lived hard . you will truly be missed that smile and laugh will never be forgotten.. 30 plus years of so many fun times ..be free baby fly with Rose... love always Merna
Joey D. I was lucky to have you as Friend for all these years. I will miss you! R.I.P. my fellow Freebird
Joey d was one of a kind a heart made of gold and personality to mach I will always remember joey d because he would hug me like no other truly goong to missed prayers to his family and his son
My condolences to the Decosola family. Joey D.was a "freebird" with a great heart and bigger spirit. Your laugh was one of a kind! R.I.P.
My heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the entire Decosola family. May God provide you all peace and comfort through the love and support of family and friends. Joey was my very first friend back on Elgin St. and now I cherish all those childhood memories. He made a difference in the lives of many and we were all better for having him in our lives. He will be missed and he will always be loved. May his memory be eternal.
Words can't express the sadness in my heart for the DECOSOLA Family.I have so many wonderful memories of Joey.My favorite was playing softball with him and I asked hin to coach our softball team last summer and he did it and he had so much fun.That's what I will remember the most how he could light up a room when he walked in..I am so sorry for your loss.
The warmest smile and a twinkle in his eye... that's how I remember Joey.My heartfelt sympathy to all his family and loved ones.
My heartfelt condolences to all the Decosola family and friends. I knew both of them back in the day from Forest Park. I pray that God guides Joey into the Hereafter and sends Angels to the family to comfort and guide you on the pathway of bereavement.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you very much! We will miss you Joe....RIP
My heart goes out to the DeCosola family once again. I will never forget Joey walking me to school every morning back in the day. You will be missed Joey D.
To the Decosola Family,
I had the privilege of being Joey's 5th grade teacher in Forest Park. What a wonderful young man he was! He was sweet, kind, and a very gentle soul. His smile will always remain in my memory. God Bless your entire family during this difficult time.
Rest in Peace Joe I wil miss you more than you could know
Those we love and lose are together with us in heart, forever with us in memory.
Condolences to the family. I will miss you you Joey D.
Im so sorry,he was such a great friend to our whole family, he will truly be missed