Joseph James Travisano

May 30, 1933January 1, 2021
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On January 1, 2021 Joseph James Travisano passed away peacefully at home. He was born on May 30, 1933 (age 87) in Providence, RI to Gaetano and Filomena (Piccirillo) Travisano. He served in the US Air Force from 1951-1955. After his service he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Rhode Island in 1960. Joe was married to Joan (DoCanto) Travisano in 1959. They were married for more than 53 years when she passed on January 1, 2013. Joe worked for nearly 35 years as an industrial engineer and manager at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, MD, where he retired as Superintendent of the Operations Analysis Department.

Joe enjoyed spending time with his 12 grandchildren, dancing, tennis, golf, and skiing. He was actively involved in several organizations, including the American Society for Performance Improvement, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Sparrows Point Engineers Club, and the Sparrows Point Country Club.

Joe was the beloved husband of the late Joan Travisano (nee DoCanto); devoted father of Joseph II (Jay) and Donna Travisano, Jody and Miguel Escobar, Jill and Warren Ceroll, Jack and Laurie Travisano, and Jeff and Debbie Travisano; cherished grandfather of Joseph (Jake) Travisano III, Luke Travisano, David Escobar, Daniel Escobar, Cristina Escobar, Cindy Ceroll, Kelly Ceroll, Samantha and Spyros Korologos, John Travisano, Michael Travisano, Jordan Travisano, and Jarod Travisano; dear brother of Barbara Scallon, and the late Carmella Callahan, Gloria Collins, Michele Travisano, Anthony Travisano, and Gaetano Travisano.

Funeral services will be private. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date when his family and friends can gather to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions in Joseph’s name to Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick Rd., Ste. 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031, ( or Catholic Charities, 320 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201, (, please see links below, under Donations.

Family and friends are welcome to watch the live stream of the funeral mass on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10:00 am through the following link.


  • Virtual Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 15, 2021


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Debi and Steve Anderson

January 15, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Travisano family on the passing of your father and grandfather.
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
Thank you for sharing the mass with us via Zoom. It was nice to be there with you in spirit. The eulogy was beautiful.

Dana Antonelli

January 15, 2021

My sincere condolences to the entire Travisano family. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. May all the wonderful memories of your dad get you through your pain.

The Antonelli’s
Dana, Dean,Dean,Dante

Keri McAlice

January 14, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all of you for the loss of Mr. Joe. He was such a wonderful man. We have happy memories of spending time with him and your beautiful mom. He had a very special place in the hearts of my parents as well.
Thinking of you and praying for you at this very sad time.
Love, Keri, Mike & family

Dave Worthington

January 13, 2021

Love and condolences to the entire Travisano family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love,
The Worthington Family (Dave, Aliza, Emma, Nicky and Leo)

Michelle Herb

January 13, 2021

Our deepest, most sincere sympathy goes out to the Travisano family. We are so sorry for your loss... You are in our thoughts and prayers.... Love, the Herb Family (Mike, Michelle, Ryan, Jack and Luke)

Patty Darby

January 7, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss and are praying for the Travisano family. God bless you,
Regina Plan tutors
School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

Stewart Shinnick

January 6, 2021

My condolences to the family. Joe was a great person and a good friend at work with BSCO and fun at the Sparrows Point C C

Steve Saradin

January 6, 2021

My sincere condolences. He was a good friend.

Steve Saradin and daughters

Bill Russell

January 6, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Travisano Family .
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and we hope your wonderful memories of your Dad carry you through this difficult time.

Bill & Liz Russell

Jenny Springston_(Orem)

January 6, 2021

Mr Joe was a great, wonderful person, I'm glad I got the chance to meet him through my mom . I saw him dance and he was a great dancer. I only knew him 6.5 years but he was a great man . You wil be dearly missed. My condolences to the entire family.

Love Jenny Springston (Orem)




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