Joseph Theodore Wignot III

October 2, 1938October 12, 2020

Joe Wignot - Eastham, MA

Eastham, MA - Joseph T. Wignot lll, 82, died Monday October 12, 2020 peacefully at his home with family at his side. Husband, father and beloved papa.

Born October 2, 1938 to the late Joseph T. Wignot ll and Grace Louise (Welch) Wignot in Natick Massachusetts. He attended the Natick school system and graduated from Natick High School Class of ‘56 as a three sport star athlete. He was honored to be inducted into the Natick Hall of Fame with his hockey team in 2013. Post High School he attended Colgate University, Class of 60. He attended the Colgate Hockey Silver Puck Ceremony for the new Starr Arena in 2016, where he was acknowledged for his accomplishments and legacy as a three sport athlete and team captain.

After graduating from Colgate he married the love of his life, started a family and began a long and successful career with IBM in New York and Pennsylvania. He retired at the young age of 52 to enjoy life with his wife, children and grandchildren. He Enjoyed Traveling back and forth between the Canada lake house and to Cape Cod before relocating to Eastham, MA permanently. Still an avid athlete he joined the Cape Cod Senior Softball League at age 58 and played on the home and travel team up until age 77 when his Lewy Body Dementia diagnosis made it no longer possible. Along with softball he also enjoyed fishing, golf and tennis right up until his last few years. His favorite pastime was being with his grandchildren and being the biggest fan at all of their sporting events, he was a very proud Papa. For 20 years, Joe humbly volunteered his time with the AARP Tax Aid Program and helped the Eastham and Wellfleet Council on Aging complete their taxes.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary Del (Plausse) Wignot, His children and grandchildren: Son Joseph T. Wignot lV (Tara Iadiccio Wignot, predeceased) Joey and Alex. Daughter Robin A. Wignot, Daughter Kirsten L. Georgiana (Dan Georgiana) Madi, Chloe, Aubrie and Kylie. Son Matthew D. Wignot (Angelique Fijalkowski Wignot) Jacquelyn, Justin, David and Dylan. Sister Janice McMahon, Nephews Robert McMahon and Michael McMahon (predeceased). Cousin Susan (Wignot) Criasia and extended Wignot family members. Brothers in law Harry Plausse and Charlie Plausse, Sisters in law Helen Beksha (Vince Scales) and Dorothy Daly and Families and beloved dog Molly.

The Wignot family would like to extend a sincere thank you for all the professional loving care provided to Joe throughout the past year by the exceptional CNAs and Nurses of the VNA of Eastham and by their wonderful private caregivers.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday October 23rd at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Orleans MA. In light of the current health crisis surrounding us we are unfortunately limited to immediate family attending the service. A Reception will be held at Ocean Edge Resort at a later date when family and friends can join us to celebrate his Life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to further Lewy Body Dementia Research to: Rochester Regional Health Foundation, , Dr. Steven Rich. Due to his advanced protocol/treatment of Lewy Body Dementia, we were given the gift of additional years with Dad and his mind was still with us until the end. Donations may also be sent to VNA Hospice, PO Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02645 in Joe’s memory. For online condolences, please visit


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CoulOak Family

October 22, 2020

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

With Sympathy,

Austin, Tracie, Avery, Peyton, and Carson Booker
Matt, Jennifer, Mason, and Lilly Price
Kevin, Tiffany, Dillan, and Landon Randall


October 21, 2020

I was fortunate to pitch to Joe in high school and college. He was a great catcher as well as a phenomenal athlete. He was a two sport captain at Colgate in football and hockey. He earned 9 varsity letters at Colgate; 3 each in football, hockey and baseball. He also had freshmen letters in football, hockey and baseball. Joe was a star athlete and scholar at NHS and was an all-scholastic football player his senior year. As great an athlete as he was he was an even better human being. I don't know of a single person who didn't have great respect for Joe Wignot. I'm sure he will be sorely missed and my condolences go out to Del and the rest of his family.
Peter Smith NHS "57" Colgate "61" Boston Red Sox "62&63"

Tony Fucci

October 21, 2020

Joe was a fine softball player, but more important, a loving and devoted husband and father.
Always enjoyed having him as a teammate. A sure asset on and off the field.
Thinking of you Del; with our sincerest sympathy.

Tony & Judy Fucci, San Diego

Nate Koppel

October 20, 2020

As I reflect on my years playing softball I cannot think of a teammate I would rather be on my team than Joe. He always was so good being a positive inspiration for others on our various teams , quietly
performing with skill in the field and at bat. He will be remembered by all of us who had the extreme pleasure of his company. May he rest in peace. Yours truly, Nate Koppel

Rob and Lois Robidoux/Monahan

October 20, 2020

Will always remember colliding with Joe at our tournament softball game in Cambridge. After we got up, we introduced ourselves. We will miss you, Joe, but know you will be watching as a fan...

Tom Radziewicz

October 20, 2020

My condolences to Del and the rest of Joe's family and friends. He was one of the good guys. It has been my pleasure to have known Joe and played softball with him. He always had a smooth swing and a friendly smile.

Donald Stimer

October 20, 2020

Joe was an outstanding person and a great softball player. I enjoyed playing softball with Joe on the Cape. He was always available to help and listen. Rest In Peace.

Guy Brigida

October 19, 2020

Joe was an integral part of Realty Executives for the years he spent on a remarkedly successful Cape Senior League softball team. He was a great teammate and an even finer individual. He will be sorely missed and condolences to a fine family.

Bruce Simonds

October 18, 2020

Joe was always a class act and you were a beautiful couple.
"The Sportsman's Barber"

Mike Hanafee

October 18, 2020

While I have not seen Joe in several years, I remember him as a gentleman’s gentleman. A thoughtful, kindly soul who was an exceptional listener. And a competitor as I know from playing on the softball fields and observing Joe on the adjacent tennis courts. Condolences to Del and the family.