Joseph M. Del TufoNovember 25, 2017
DEL TUFO, Joseph Michael , 56, of Dorchester passed away peacefully on November 25, 2017. Joey was born on April 14, 1961. Cherished son of Francis W. and Margaret E. (Skeffington) Del Tufo. Loving father of Mark Anthony Sheridan & his wife Corrine of Clear Water, FL, Lisa & Charles Conners, and Joseph Del Tufo, all of Dorchester. Devoted "Papa Joe" to Charlie & Raelynn Conners, and Mark Anthony & Marissa Sheridan. Loyal brother of the late Francis W. Del Tufo Jr., Karen Del Tufo, Elizabeth Cohen & her fiance Cliff Sander, Edward & Maxine Del Tufo, John Del Tufo, Marie Del Tufo, and Theresa & Leo Rooney. Treasured uncle of Fiona, Christi Lee, Kristina, Tiffany, A.J., Alex, Sarah, Corey, Leo Jr., Gabriella, Sophia, Olivia, Isabella, Stephen, John, Jordan, Frankie, Joseph, Cadence, Cailyn, Margie, Julian, and Jimmy. Joey was raised in Roxbury, a true "Bury" boy. He later moved to Dorchester and it didn't take long for him to become a "Dot Rat". Soon after Joey met the love of his life, Maria Moschella and he was blessed with three beautiful children and four adoring grandchildren. He was also the "Champion of Uncles". Joey was a dedicated worker for the City of Boston for many years, he for sure made Boston a better place. One of the great joys in Joe's life was sports, whether it was playing football for the Hannah Club, softball for King Tut's, basketball with his sons, watching his daughter play, coaching his many "sons" in Cedar Grove baseball, or cheering on his grandchildren. Helping people was something that filled his heart. He dedicated the last years of his life to helping those in recovery. Joe has the utmost respect for people from all walks of life, from the homeless to the steps of City Hall. He considered his friends his family and was truly loved by all. Joey will always be remembered as a man with the heart of a lion, and a humble soul.
Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER Friday from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Ann's Church, NEPONSET, Saturday morning at 10:30am. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited.In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to The Herren Project. Interment in Mt. Benedict Cemetery. For directions & expressions of sympathy, www.oconnorandson.com.
Precious are the memories of Joey.