It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph Frank Schiavi, 33, of Kenosha, announces his unexpected passing, due to sustained injuries of a motorcycle accident, on Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Born in Kenosha on January 25, 1985, he was the son of Vincenzo and the late Maria (Casalena) Schiavi. Joseph was a lifelong resident of Kenosha, who graduated from Reuther High School in 2003.
On July 25, 2009, he married his high school sweetheart, Rossella (Ruffolo) Schiavi at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Kenosha, WI.
Joseph was most recently employed as a construction worker but held multiple careers prior. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. Aside from that, he will be remembered for being pure of heart. He was always helpful to those in need and enjoyed spending quality time with his family, especially keeping old traditions alive. One of the many traditions that he loved doing with his family was making his homemade wine and Italian dried salami.
Above all else, regardless of his present state, Joseph always cherished the time he spent with his wife and four beautiful, adoring children. Through his children, his legacy of a pure heart of gold will carry on forever.
Surviving Joseph are his wife, Rossella (Ruffolo); daughter, LiaMaria Francesca; three sons, Joseph Vincenzo, Matteo Mario, and Francesco Gabriel; his father, Vincenzo Schiavi; four siblings, Phillip, Gabriel (Joy), Rosemary (Jon), and Barbara; a nephew, Franco; four nieces, Marissa, Priscilla, Nicole, and Olivia; and two great-nephews, Toretto and Ashton. He is further survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Joseph was welcomed into Heaven with open arms from God and his mother Maria (Casalena) Schiavi, and his parental grandparents and his father-in-law, Francesco Ruffolo.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, September 8th, at Proko Funeral Home, from 8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 7307 40th Avenue, at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to be used for his children would be appreciated.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-353
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