Joseph A. Sergi passes

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Joseph A. Sergi, formerly of Dedham, passed away peacefully August 10, 2021 in his home with his loving family by his side. He was a very proud American and a veteran of the United States Navy, serving on his beloved “Haddo” Submarine in World War II and the Korean War. In later years he was instrumental in coordinating the Haddo reunions, which were a huge success. He was the last of the Haddo shipmates.

Joe owned the iconic Sergi’s Barber Shop in Dedham Square for many years until he was no longer able to work. He was 85 at the time. He sold the shop to a wonderful family friend who has kept it running beautifully and made Dad very proud. The “Sergi” name remains on the shop and he was honored by that.

Joe was the second son born to the late Flavia (Capello) Sergi and Domenic Sergi of Dedham. He was the beloved and loving father of M. Michele Buccieri of Rochdale, Linda A. Drake of Hopkinton, formerly of Sturbridge, his late son, Michael J. Sergi and his wife Kathy of Asheville N.C. and his late son Michael W. Foster and his wife Claire of Phoenix Ariz. He was the brother of the late Nunzio (Ned) Sergi and his wife Lil of Norwood, the late Rita (Sergi) Kenney and her late husband Lee Kenney of West Yarmouth and his sister Mary (Sergi) Keefe and her husband Art of Duxbury.

Joe is also survived by eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom he adored. His greatest loves were God, family and our country. He had a very special gift of loving, forgiving and helping all who needed him. We are so proud and blessed to have had him with us for so many years.

The funeral will be held Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St, Hopkinton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St., Hopkinton. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. in Knollwood Memorial Park, 321 High St., Canton. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.