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“joe was my best friend and we had to many good memories to list them all RIP joe, will all ways love you ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: bobby girouard - MA

“My deepest sympathy to your family. Rose, I am thinking of you during this difficult time and hope that your happy memories together will give you...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Jennifer Horgan - Marshfield, MA

“I only knew Joe as Patrick's dad and Aislynn & Ava's grampy...I knew of the joy he brought...always there for his family, loving and caring support. ...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa - Manchester, MA

“The loss of a old friend and former co-worker at S&S. He will be missed by many. My condolences, Charlie Hickey Saugus,Ma ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Charlie Hickey - Saugus, MA

“May he rest in peace. The Johnson Family, Phillip, Robert, Barbara, & Richard ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Richard J Johnson - Washington, DC

“I worked with Joe at Stop & Shop stores in Waltham and Framingham in the 1960s. Always had a little smile; nothing seemed to faze him. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kevin Bokoske - Fort Lauderdale, FL


Mr. Joseph F. Cannistraro, of Watertown, died Monday June 30, 2008 in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He was 73. Born in Waltham, a son of the late Peter M. and Frances (Alfano) Cannistraro. Joe was a Grocery Manager for over fifty years for Stop and Shop Companies until his retirement five years ago. Joe was a graduate of Saint Charles High School in Waltham. He enjoyed playing cards and loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren. Joe was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the United States Army. Joe was the brother of the late Rosario, Carmen, and Charles Cannistraro. Joe leaves one daughter, Teresa M. Cannistraro and her husband, Chris Feijo, of Warren, RI; one son, Patrick M. Cannistraro and his wife, Mary, of Somerville; one brother, Louis Cannistaro and his wife, Barbara, of Waltham; two sisters, Rosemarie Marqus and her husband, Bill, of Watertown and Catherine Camerato of Newton; two sisters-in-law, Sherri Cannistraro of Littleton and Irene Cannistraro of Lexington; his dear friend, Rosemarie Girouard of Watertown; and three grandchildren, Crystal, Aislinn, and Ava and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral will be held on Thursday at 8 a.m. from The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte.20), Waltham followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Charles Church, 51 Hall Street Waltham at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 12:30 pm. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston, Mass 02210.