Joseph D. Desrosiers Jr.

October 11, 1961March 20, 2019

Joseph D. “Joe” Desrosiers, Jr., age 57, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 20, 2019 comforted by his family and the staff at Savoy Nursing Home in New Bedford.

Born in Fall River, a son of Joseph R. Desrosiers, Sr. and Geraldine (Bettencourt) Desrosiers he was a longtime resident of New Bedford.

A graduate of Bristol County Agricultural School in Dighton he also attended classes at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A skilled landscaper he worked for over 25 years until his retirement in 2014. A New England sports enthusiast he enjoyed watching the Red Sox and especially the Patriots games. A true chatterbox, he talked a blue streak making people laugh and was a devoted family man.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff at the Savoy Nursing Home for their dedication and compassionate care they gave Joe over the years.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Pamela Barcellos of Fall River; two brothers, Edmond Leduc of Fall River and Frederick Desrosiers of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Diane Leduc, Bruce Leduc and Everett Desrosiers.

His burial will be private and is in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River. For tributes, please visit


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Roberta goyette

April 1, 2019

I am sadden that I just heard about the passing of Joe he was such a wonderful person he would give his shirt off his back to help any one. Every time that we ran into each other he would always ask how are the kids? And he would ask if they are behaving and if not he will have to give them a talk. And u know joe loved to talk he would talk about his family and how things were when he was a child and how things are now and he always had something to say. The last time I seen him he was out and about and he and I talked about the weather and how we could not wait until it got warm because this cold was not for him in his condition. He said but I'm going to make it believe that . I asked if he needed anything he said no he told me he was going to be ok. I hope that u are at peace my friend until we meet again fly hi with the angels and watch over us I will never for get u my friend u always kept it real. To the family of joe your son had his ups and downs but he never gave up he was a fighter very strong man and he had a big big big heart so I want to say thank u for bringing him into this world and for him coming into my life for the time he did U have my deepest condolences.

Linda Voisine

March 23, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to my uncle and family ! I remember Joey as my childhood and him and Pam staying with us . We loved our family ! Your in my thoughts and prayers! Gone to young way to soon.