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Joseph DiVieste

April 5, 1939 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 80)
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Cortland - Joseph DiVieste, 80, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born on April 5, 1939, in Vieste, Italy, the son of Lucia Di Mauro and Mauro DiVieste.

Joe immigrated to Canada in 1959 to join family, before making his way to The United States in 1960. Once here, he took any and every job he could in order to provide for himself, and his family, often having as many as 3 or 4 jobs at a time.

Joe’s 50 plus years in the food industry began in 1968 with the opening of ‘Roma Pizzeria’ on Park Avenue in Warren. He later moved the business down the street and renamed it ‘Sorrento’s’ where it was a staple in Warren for many years.

Joe had other business interests, but none amounted to the love and compassion he had for DiVieste’s Banquet Centre that he, and his brother, Bartolomeo built in 1975. Joe could always be found working there, especially on his famous hot peppers!

Joe’s legacy will be continued by his wife, Theresa, his children, Joseph M (Denise) DiVieste of Cortland, Linda (Miles) Ulrich of Warren, sisters Lucia Vescera of Warren, Lina Cantalamessa of Warren, Maria (Steve) Kolenich of Howland, brothers Bartolomeo (Maria) of Howland, Celestino (Dorene) of Howland, Nunzio DiVieste of Warren  and his grandchildren Joseph R., Sergio, Luciano DiVieste, Sara (Adam) Fischer of Painsville, Christopher Ulrich of Warren and by four great-grandchildren, Alec, T.J., Sienna, Abriella.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Pasqua DiVieste, and two brother-in-laws, Giorgio Vescera and Enzo Cantalamessa Sr.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

 Per Joe’s request, a private family service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blessed Sacrament Parish 3020 Reeves Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Joseph’s family.


Donations may be made to:

Blessed Sacrament Church
3020 Reeves Rd. NE, Warren OH 44483


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