Joseph DiMarte

Funeral Service

6:00 pm
Friday, March 22, 2024
St. Margaret's Shrine
2539 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Joseph DiMarte

Joseph DiMarte, of Trumbull, CT, entered eternal rest on March 3, 2024 surrounded by his family. Joseph was born to Caterina and Umberto DiMarte in Reggio Calabria, Italy. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 14 to Norwalk, CT, graduating from Norwalk High School in 1978. He lived in Norwalk for many years until he moved to Trumbull, CT with his wife and children.   

Joe was a member of the U.S. Army and then worked at Westport Honda for many years before starting to work at Klaffs Home Design Store until 2016. Joe was a man of many words; in his presence, you were guaranteed to be laughing with him or at him. He spoke his mind without a filter, had a tough exterior, but a heart of gold. He would be the first to give you the shirt off his back. He was a movie buff and had many hobbies and skills. He was always happy to teach those willing to learn whether it was the best way to make chicken cutlet or how to paint a room, a skill he learned from his father and passed onto his own son.  If you asked him, he could “fix” any car or at the very least tell you what was wrong with it. He never stopped learning new skills, and most recently became passionate about learning to bake the best loaf of bread. His cats were a large part of his life and always brought him comfort and joy. Nothing made his face light up more than to be with his wife, sister, children and grandchildren. 

Joe is survived by his wife, Frances DiMarte, of 45 years, his daughter Rinamarie, son Joseph (Cristina), grandsons Romeo and Gianni, brother Carmelo (late wife Karen), sister Graziella Fortunato (Anthony), sister-in-law Maria Estevez, aunt Francesca Sapone, and many nieces and nephews.   

Friends and family are invited to pay their respects at a Funeral Mass on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 6:00 PM in St. Margaret's Shrine, 2523 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the family.   

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