21 June, 1937 – 1 April, 2020
Joseph Busa, 82, of Bonita Springs, Florida passed away peacefully on April 1, 2020. Joseph was born in Santo Stefano Di Briga, Sicily to Giovanni and Lavinia Busa moved to Belmont, MA in 1953 and finished high school in the US. He graduated from Boston University where he met his wife Carol Busa. After graduating, he continued his education from Wentworth and Boston Architectural School. Joseph spent his career as an architect specializing in designing hospitals. Joe was always passionate for the sport of soccer. He coached, played and was very involved in the soccer community. He was one of the pioneers of Boston Area Youth Soccer League (BAYS). He loved to travel with his family. Family summer vacations consisted of driving and visiting different states in the US. He always said every state had a hidden treasure that needed to be seen. Near retirement and after, he expanded his travels worldwide and visited many different countries. Joe was a loving husband to Carol Busa (late). He was a wonderful and caring father to Jonathan Busa and his wife Nancy of Ft. Myers, FL, Lianne Busa and Bill Leone of Weymouth, MA. He adored his only granddaughter, Gianna Busa of Ft. Myers Florida. He was a dear brother to Maria Busa (late) of Belmont, MA, Antonino Busa and his wife Lucy of Needham, MA, Josephine Sergi and her husband Gaetano (late) of Waltham, MA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and out of genuine concern for the safety of those we love and care about during this difficult time, we will be having a “Memorial of Life Celebration” at a future date.
Saturday, 5 December , 2020
16 December 2020
I grew up down the road from Joe Busa, and I always admired him as a man filled with kindness, gentleness, love, and integrity. He and his wife have left quite a legacy with their children and grandchildren. Thinking of and sending best wishes to all of you during this difficult time. Joe certainly knew how to have fun and laugh, and may those memories bring you comfort and healing over time.
8 April 2020
Joe was a true gentleman and and kind person. He spoke very lovingly of his son, daughter and grandchildren. I will miss our conversations and his smiling eyes. He had dance moves I have never seen before and was always willing to teach you how to do them.
My prayers and thoughts are with his family....he will truly be missed.
8 April 2020
Joe was a wonderful gentleman and so kind to everyone. Boy could that man dance...he had moves I have never seen before. He spoke so lovingly about his son, daughter and grandchildren. I will truly miss our conversations and his smiling eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
8 April 2020
I had the pleasure of getting to know Joe during his stay at Amavida as one of the activity coordinators there. Joe was the life of the party, it never failed that every time we had live Music he would ask us to dance with him since other residents were to shy too....even though half way through me trying to dance with him he would go off in his own and leave me in the dust! I will never forget the time I assisted him to his room and he told me I was a true friend with a kiss to the cheek. I will never forget joe and will always cherish the memories that I made with him during his time at amavida. I am so sorry for your loss, especially at such a hard time as these.