Joseph J. Alisa

Joseph J. Alisa, 87 of Wilmington passed away peacefully at the Lorelton Nursing Home on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Joe was born in Carbondale, PA the son of Columbia (Seneca) and Domenick Alisa. He worked as a union bricklayer for over 50 years and was a member of St. John the Beloved Church and the Sons of Italy, Prince of Piedmont Lodge. He enjoyed spending time with his family, was a loyal fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and he also enjoyed watching classic movies.

Joe's wife of 40 years, Madeleine (Mossman) Alisa died in 2001 and his daughter Carol Valentine passed in 2004. He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Thomure-White and her husband, Robert of Landenberg, PA and Madeleine Boleslawski of Sierra Vista, AZ; his four grandchildren, Michelle Zechman of Newark, DE, Michael Valentine (Jennifer) of Hockessin, Madeleine Wisniewski (John) of West Grove, PA and Angel Godek (Corey) of Bear and ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Anita DiSimplico of Wilmington, Carmella Dean of BelAir, MD, his brother Henry Alisa (Barbara) of Hockessin and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 13 at Mealey Funeral Home 2509 Limestone Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808. Family and friends may visit between 10:00-11:00 A.M. Ceremony immediately following at Mealey Funeral Home with burial at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My Deepest Condolences go out to the Alisa family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope.

Submitted by Rebecca on
  I am sorry for your loss. May you find  from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.

Submitted by Arielle on
To the Family: So sorry about the loss of your dear loved one. The Bible tells of times where we won't have to deal with the death anymore at Rev 21:3,4. May you find comfort in the scriptures during this difficult time.