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Joseph N. Romei

August 03, 1932 - November 19, 2021

Joseph N. Romei

August 03, 1932 - November 19, 2021

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Obituary For Joseph N. Romei

Peabody – Joseph N. Romei 89, beloved husband of Florence (Butler) Romei, died Friday, November 19, 2021 at the North Shore Medical Center in Salem.

Born in Sharon Spring, NY, he was the son of the late Michael and Josephine (Calandro) Romei. He graduated from West Haven High School in CT and attended Whitney Business School.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army.

Mr. Romei had been employed for forty-six years in the metal recycling industry having worked for Michael Schiavone & Sons and at the time of his retirement in 1989, was employed by Prolerized New England Company in Everett. He was a member and past President of the New England Chapter of the Institute of Steel Recycling.

A longtime resident of Peabody and active in sports, Mr. Romei was involved in the men’s Softball League in Peabody and active in youth football, and Babe Ruth Baseball where he coached and mentored many youth players over several years. He was also a loyal and dedicated member of the Peabody Parks Commission which he served for many years.

In addition to his wife with whom he shared sixty six years of marriage, he is survived by two daughters, Michelle Cowles (Tom) of Hampton, NH and Susan Romei and her husband, Al Rizzotti of Dunedin, FL, two sons, Joseph Romei and his wife, Trisha of Enfield, CT and David Romei of East Haven, CT, seven grandchildren, Jameson Visconte, Colin Cowles, Elizabeth “”Bizzy” Cowles, Michael Romei, Nicholas Romei, Anthony Romei and Ryan Lord, a great granddaughter, Aurelia Visconte, four sisters, Teresa Cusano of CT, Patti GaNun of CT, Joanne Antonucci of CT and Carmela Lubenow (Paul) of FL, two brothers, Vincent Romei (Lois) of CT and Michael Romei of NY and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2 to 5 p.m. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody, Monday at 11:00 a.m., with the burial in the Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody directly from the church. Relatives and friends are invited to attend all remembrances of Joe’s life. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.

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  • I hate that I can't see your face, except for a picture on my mirror. But I love that when I look at it, I feel you are near. I hate that you can't speak to me when I mention the word "DAD." But I love the way your voice is in my memory from all the talks we had. I hate that God took you so soon, when I still needed you here. But I love the thought of you at peace, no more pain and no more fear. I hate not knowing for sure what happens when you die. But I really love to believe there is a heaven past the sky. The thing I love to hate the most is when people think I'm so strong. But it actually only seems that way because I can't accept the fact that you really are gone! I Miss you daddy... your little girl Michelle.❤️❤️ I

  • Florence, Michelle, Sue, David and Joe,Jr. our sincere condolences to you and your whole family on the loss of such a wonderful man. Joey was a great guy and very special in so many ways. He was a man who loved his family so much! I loved the stories he told me of when he helped build my family home in West Haven, CT. He was awesome . I feel like our family has lost part of our history. Rest In Peace to my cousin Joey. May you fly high on Angel's wings. Love, Angel and Ralph Meade

  • To Florence, Sue, Joe jr., Michelle and David: so sad for the loss of your husband and dad. He was a remarkable man with a heart of gold, sense of humor and tremendous way with people. I always valued him as a wonderful friend and family man who was also a great golfing partner. I'll always remember our sports conversations; he had no peers with his knowledge of sports and was the most engaging man I ever met. God rest his soul. He will be sorely missed. Love, Bob Monahan

  • It's hard to find words to describe how I feel about Uncle Joey. First I want to say to Aunt Florence, Michelle, Sue, Joey, David, spouses & all the grandkids/great granddaughter. I'm truly so sorry for your loss🙏. Uncle Joey was kind, funny & loving I LOVED talking to him when baseball was in season. Of course he & I would tease each other about the Red Sox & Yankees rivalry all the time! That was the special bond I had with him for the last 50 yrs plus. I will miss those conversations the most! On behalf of my parents, Vin , Lois, Michael , Vinnie & myself, we're so sorry for the loss of a wonderful Husband , Father,Grandfather,Brother & Uncle. Rest In Peace Uncle Joey I love you 🙏🙏❤️❤️

  • From the Calandro Family, Our sincere condolences to you all, I loved the snippets Joe would send me on the Romei/ Calandro connection. He gave me so much information of our history in such a short while. Rest In Peace dear Joe .

  • To the Romei family, it is with deep sadness that I hear of the passing of your father. He was a good man who loved his wife his family, and a wonderful neighbor and friend to all who knew him. I will always remember his smile and infectious laugh. Love to all, Robin Monahan

  • To the family, very sorry for your loss. "Mr. Romei" to me was a steady presence in the neighborhood, a family man, and a great coach, even though football was not quite my game! He and my Dad were old golfing buddies. He will be missed. Chris Monahan

  • Thoughts and prayers to the entire Romei family. Mr Romei was one of the finest men I've ever known. Kind , funny and loving. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Michael Clifford

  • Thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Romei, Michele, Sue, Joey, and David during this difficult time. This is not goodbye. For the rest of my life you will always have a special place in my heart. You were the best. Your birthday brother, John Goulos

  • Sue and To the whole Romei family... So sorry for the loss of Mr. Romei. Rest in peace. Love Walt and Sue

  • To the Romei Family...so sorry for your loss of Mr. Romei. He contributed so much, enriched so many lives. He was the unofficial Mayor of Peabody.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you My Romei Family. Uncle Joey will always be remembered having a beautiful smile and the best outlook on life. He loved his family so much. He truly will be missed. Nonnie is taking care of him for sure 💕💫 -Tracey Angelo

  • So Sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful brother. Loving, Kind, fun and adventurous. Loved our times with you and Flo visiting NC with Dusty and visiting you both in Fla . Most of all, miss our talks and just being together. A great family man! Rest In Peace Brother! With much love, Patti-Ann(PA)

  • So sorry for your loss to a beautiful family. Joe was a great brother, friend and mentor. We shared many good times and laughs. Sang many of songs. Caring , loved his family very much. Will miss you dearly. Rest now in peace. Love Carm and Paul

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