Joseph “Joe Joe” M. Talamonti

March 24, 1947 - August 8, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 70 Loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.

Joseph “Joe Joe” M. Talamonti, age 70, of Kennett Square, PA, died Tuesday August 8, 2017 at Pocopson Home in West Chester, PA.

Born in Wilmington, DE, he was a son of the late Giuseppe and the late Frances (DiTomasso) Talamonti.

Joe Joe was an Inspector in the aviation industry for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with his family and friends, especially getting great pleasure from his trips to Myrtle Beach every year with his buddies. He played on several softball leagues in the Downingtown and Kennett Square areas, and became a regular at the wine cellar for a taste or two, joining in the camaraderie with old and dear friends. In his spare time, Joe was also a bartender in the Downingtown area and at the Red Clay Room in Kennett Square. Joe loved music, which was apparent from his extensive record collection and his knowledge of the title, artist and year the record was introduced.

Joe-Joe’s sense of humor and library of “one liners” will be missed.

He was a member of the Kennett Square Fire Company and the Italian American Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Frances Funderburg and her husband John of Essington, PA; one brother, Tony Talamonti of Kennett Square; one sister, Donna Miller and her husband Dan of Kennett Square; one granddaughter, Shelby and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother Luigi.

You may visit with his family and friends from 8:00 to 9:30 on Friday morning, August 18, 2017 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. His Memorial Mass will  follow at 10:00 at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or to St. Patrick Church, 205 Lafayette Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Memorial Donations

Parkinson's Disease Foundation

1359 Broadway
Suite 1509
New York, NY 10018

St. Patrick Church

205 Lafayette Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348



August 18, 2017 8:00-9:30 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Mass

August 18, 2017 10:00 St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA


August 18, 2017 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Joe Talamonti

    I had the privilege of working with Joe at Burroughs for 7 years. He epitomized the atmosphere of fun and at that great computer manufacturing plant.

    But even more are all the wonderful memories on the softball field. Again Joe epitomized all the fun and competition of that great softball league with the unlimited arc, and all the double-elimination tournaments. Man, they were great times and Joe was a big reason. He loved to play, he loved to win. Joe truly left his mark at work and at play and made everything more fun.

    Eventually I joined the Navy and made a career out of it, but I loved coming home and calling Joe and asking if I could come over to watch an NFL game with him or a Phillies game – and each time he would say “of course” those visits made my day I felt like I was home again, laughing and hearing all the stories and getting caught up.

    He was a very gracious host and made watching games on TV the most enjoyable and fun experience.

    All my memories with him are filled with happiness and laughter. Even when he got physically sick his mind was very sharp and he always had his wit and that great Joe Talamonti laugh and smile.

    To me he was a legend and a giant and I’m sure that God has put him in charge of recreational sports and host of all the playoff games of all sports. I was lucky to be a friend of Joe Talamonti. Gone too soon but never to be forgotten.

    Rich Davis | August 18, 2017 at 6:47 AM
  2. To all of Joe’s family, I am deeply saddened by his passing. I worked with Joe at Burroughs and always remembered his sense of style, good humor and his kindness. He was surely one of the good ones. Rest in Peace Joe

    Fawn Blevins

    Fawn Blevins | August 17, 2017 at 5:57 PM
  3. R.I.P. Joe Joe! Prayers and condolences to his family and friends! So sad to hear of his passing!

    Debbie | August 17, 2017 at 2:59 PM
  4. To all of Joe’s family my sincere condolences. What a great guy. I worked with Joe at Burroughs for many years and played softball for almost 20 years with him. Memories: Joe the Organizer, designing uniforms; winning Downingtown League Championship; winning softball tournaments; organizing Burroughs Christmas parties; consuming too much beer at T’s Pub, and the band “Slick Willie”; Sunday Phillies games at the Vet, and more.
    There is a special seat just for him in heaven.

    Ray Ford | August 17, 2017 at 11:11 AM
  5. Donna, Tony, and the Talamonti family. So sorry to hear about Joe-Joe. Thinking of you all. Our prayers are for your peace.

    Rich Abbondi & Sandi Leone | August 16, 2017 at 7:25 PM
  6. Tony, Donna and family, so hard to put into words. His laughter, golf cart mishaps, card games, love, the 64 car outing, so many memories, and the best gift of all. My prayers are with you all. Joe we will meet again. Rest in peace hon bun.

    Marty | August 15, 2017 at 11:15 PM
  7. Sending our regards to the Talamonti Family at this sad time.
    Russ and Kathy Kilmer

    Neighbor | August 15, 2017 at 6:37 PM
  8. To Joe’s Family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. May you find comfort in the many memories you have had through the years. May he rest in peace.
    Margaret Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | August 15, 2017 at 4:44 PM
  9. Dear Donna and the Talamonti family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Jo-Jo’s passing. He will always be in my memory of one of the ‘cool older guys’ around town – and always with a big smile! May he Rest in Peace and the family find comfort.

    Christine Hopkins Rizzotte | August 15, 2017 at 12:59 PM
  10. Tony, Donna and the whole Talamonti family: So sorry to hear of Joe-Joe’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Joni Hoffman

    Joan Hoffman | August 15, 2017 at 11:02 AM
  11. Tony, Donna and families;
    One of my dearest and closest friends. His sense of humor and true concern for other people will be missed by everyone. Our friendship spanned more than fifty years; which included golf outings, many “phillies” games, softball, and a fondness for classic rock music. Rest in peace my friend; i will miss you calling me “cuz” .

    Jim Fiore | August 15, 2017 at 10:51 AM
  12. Rest in piece my friend

    Rich Melton | August 15, 2017 at 7:23 AM
  13. “Yo Jubb!” Will never forget his voice… Will forever miss my Goombah! Love you Joe Joe and forever Rest In Peace.

    Justin DiNorscia | August 14, 2017 at 10:14 PM
  14. I am heart broken to hear of Joe – Joe’s death. We spent 8 years together at St Pats and 4 years at Kennett High. I have many fond and humorous memories which I will always treasure. Joe – Joe, I hope you rest in Peace. You will be missed.

    Paul McCauley | August 14, 2017 at 9:05 PM
  15. So sad my prayers to Joe’s family. I will miss Joe. Tony and Donna I send my love and I’m thinking of you so much at this time.

    Rick Ruoss | August 14, 2017 at 7:12 PM
  16. we worked together at wawa so many years ago over 50 yrs and we cruised in hos orange corvette -he was best man at my wedding and a great friend for life –always called me JT -can still hear his voice and see that grin –came from a hard working comitted family that loved their home town –i will miss you

    john r thomas | August 14, 2017 at 4:25 PM

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