Joseph John Presti Sr.

WINTHROP ~ Joseph J. Presti, Sr., 91 of Winthrop died in Auburn on February 5, 2015.
He was born in Manhattan, NY on May 5, 1923. As a child he attended NY public schools and went on to graduate from Colgate College as a Naval Pilot during WWII. He worked at Parents Magazine until he branched out into his own successful businesses. He married Louise DiSalvo in 1946 and moved to New Jersey in 1959 with his wife and 3 children. He was an avid swimmer, golfer & bowler. He also enjoy playing cards, gardening and teaching all his 9 grandchildren how to swim. In 2001 he and his wife moved to Winthrop, Me. where he joined the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the 4th degree.
Joseph is predeceased by his parents Francesco Prestifilippo and Rosalia Alfisi; his wife Louise DiSalvo; his infant son Gary Presti, and two siblings Frances and Vivian.
He will be sadly missed by his children Lynn Bothe and Attila Szonyi, Joseph & Sharon Presti, Susan & Rick Gallo, 9 grandchildren and their spouses, 12 great grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
Family will be receiving visitors at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop on Sunday, February 8 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winthrop at 10:00 am on Monday, February 9, 2015 followed by a reception at the parish hall.
A very grateful thank you to all those who provided him with healthcare services that enabled him to stay at home with his family.
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