Joseph Delsignore

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Joseph Patrick Delsignore, 88, of Belleville, IL, born March 30, 1931, in Watervliet, NY, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at his residence.

Joe enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and later retired from Scott Air Force Base as a civilian employee. He was an avid piano player and enjoyed playing music in his early years with his combo. One of Joe’s greatest pleasures was time spent watching his grandchildren in their many sporting events.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn, nee Lehman, Delsignore, whom he married on March 15, 1954, and who died on December 18, 2017; a daughter, Tena Doggrell; his parents, Joseph and Tena, nee Mistretta, Delsignore; and two sisters, Delores Powers and Mary DeMaria.

Surviving are a son, Joseph (Pam) Delsignore of Belleville, IL;
a daughter, Lisa (Tim) Ford of Carterville, IL;
five grandchildren, Kelsey Delsignore, Joseph Delsignore II,
Noah Ford, Luke Ford,
and Christena (Bill) Devlin;
and two great-grandchildren, Maggie and Will Devlin.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Illinois for the wonderful care given to Joe throughout his illness. The level of care and compassion is immeasurable.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A private graveside service will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


6 Comments on Joseph Delsignore

Joni Wilken said : Guest Report Feb 23, 2020 at 6:10 PM

Joe, Lisa, and Christena, I am so sorry for the loss of you wonderful father/grandfather. So many memories of my time as Tena’s friend when we were at Joe and Marilyn’s house. Please accept my sincere sympathy to all of you?

  • Aviston
  • Illinois
Gene Wiggins said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Betty Dudgeon-Deschesne said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2020 at 2:17 PM

Joe & Pam, so sorry for your loss.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Eric & Lisa Pingolt said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2020 at 9:16 PM

Joe, Pam, Kelsey & Joseph, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.....thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days/weeks ahead...

  • Carlinville
  • IL
JAMES C RAAB said : Guest Report Feb 20, 2020 at 11:33 AM

My heartfelt condolences to Joe's family. I knew Joe from working with him at the Fairview Heights K-Mart in the early '90s. He was such a nice guy.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Susan L Blaies said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2020 at 11:57 PM

Dear Lisa, Joe and families, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad! I'm sending you my deepest condolences and pray all your happy memories are a comfort to you at this difficult time. Love, Susan

  • Houston
  • TX

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