In loving memory of

Joseph Robert DeSilvia
February 28, 1946 - February 16, 2021

Joseph "Joey D" DeSilvia, 74, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on February 16, 2021 at Newport Hospital after a brief illness. Joey worked in the construction industry his entire life in various capacities. He was well known for his quality work and his passion for the sport of racing and hot rods.

Joseph was born in Newport, RI to the late Manuel DeSilvia and Anna Mello. Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Marielle "Mel" DeSilvia. Joseph is survived by his brother Manuel DeSilvia of California, numerous cousins, as well as many loving friends who were like family to him.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. Please expect longer wait times than usual, due to COVID restrictions.

Memorial donations can be made to Robert Potter League in Middletown, RI.


T Dugan wrote on Feb 24, 2021:

"Rest in peace Joey, I will miss talking and laughing with you. Give Mel a hug for me ! "

Jeff fIELD wrote on Feb 21, 2021:

"R.I.P. Joey,We rarely saw each other but when we did we could laugh and talk.I know how much Mel loved you and know now you?ll be next to each other with Mel?s Shepard"

Steve furtado wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Rest In Peace at the side of Mel. You were definitely a one in a million loved by all. I will miss that smile and all the hours of ship talk we have shared. "

Karen Dowler wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Joey you were a great friend when I hung out with you and Mel and her cousins. I\'ve been reminiscing about the Strike Zone days lately. RIP dear friend"

Lynette wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Joey you had a big heart. I will miss you dearly "

Lynette wrote on Feb 18, 2021:

"Joey you had a big heart. I will miss you dearly "