THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 14, 2019 Page 17 OBITUARIES Joseph P. DiMaria 63, of Derry, NH and native of Everett, passed away on June 5, unexpectedly due to recently developed heart complications. Joe was born on October 5, 1955 to the late Josephine (Polcari) and Peter DiMaria of Everett. He graduated from Everett High School in 1973 before becoming an electrician in the City of Everett’s wire department. He transitioned to a project technician in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) micro technology lab where he worked for 22 years. He then moved along to Axsun Technologies and Luminous Technologies as a senior engineering technician, worked a brief stint alongside his son Peter at NETR Inc., and then Airex Filter Corporation before retiring. Bored with idle time and nothing else to organize or fix at home, Joe came out of retirement and thoroughly enjoyed working with coworkers and customers in the garden department at Walmart in Derry, NH, imparting years of green-thumbed wisdom. Joe was a fun-loving prankster and the king of dad jokes, known to go out of his way to crack a smile or a laugh at every opportunity. He was an avid fish fanatic since childhood, curating and building marine tanks that received recognition from the New England Aquarium. He was a natural born drummer, creating recognizable beats any chance he could at home and with his bandmates in several bands throughout his life. He was the unofficial engineer, carpenter, and handyman of his family, friends, and neighbors, creating brilliant solutions to common problems, and could always be counted on for out-ofthe-box ideas. He will be dearly missed by his son Peter DiMaria and his wife Alyssa, son Nicholas DiMaria and his wife Kristina, and daughter Laura DiMaria and her partner Ashley Mayerjak. He is also lovingly remembered by his sister Diane Restaino and her husband Bobby, niece Gina Marian and her husband Matt, late nephew Victor Restaino II, first wife Nancy (Colameta) Hardin, second wife Anna LaRocca, stepdaughter Lola Farra and her husband Robert, and stepdaughter Elena Ferdinand and her husband Bob. He’ll fondly look over his gr andch i ldren , whom he adored, Marcella and Mattea DiMaria, Anna and Alex Farra, and Alivia Ferdinand, and his greatnephew Joey Marian and greatniece Mattea Marian. He is also survived by many fun and loving cousins, extended family, friends, and coworkers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association in loving memory of Joe DiMaria. • Burials • Cremations • Pre-Arrangements • Serving the Greater Boston and North Shore regions for over 250 years! It is our purpose to give thoughtful service, and if in so doing, we have helped to lighten your burden, our goal has been accomplished. We sincerely hope that our service will be deserving of your confidence and wish to offer our continued friendship. 331 Main Street, Everett, MA 02149 Valet Parking Available (617) 387-4180 www.roccofuneralhomes.com

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