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Joseph Robert “Joe/Joey” Satta

August 9, 1962 - September 7, 2021

Joseph Robert “Joe/Joey” Satta, 59, of Middletown, DE, passed away September 7th, 2021.

Born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY on August 9th, 1962, he was the youngest son of the late Peter and Evelyn (Saukas) Satta. Joe worked in banking at HSBC for 30+ years.

In his spare time, Joe enjoyed traveling, going on adventures, and relaxing by the pool. He could always be found singing, especially to classic rock and roll. Joe was the king of corny “dad” jokes, and could always get a laugh or an eye-roll with his sense of humor. An avid football fan, he loved to watch college football, reminiscing on his days playing and coaching in Greenpoint. The holiday season was his favorite time of year. He believed in the magic of Christmas and spread joy by dressing up as Santa for several events. Above all, he will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and dear friend to many.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Peter and nephew, Jeffery. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Deborah (Egidio) Satta; children, Kevin and Katie; siblings, Jeffery, Timothy, and Kathy; and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 3 pm, on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a second visitation will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm. A third visitation will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the funeral home, where a funeral service will begin at 10 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joe’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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8 Guestbook messages for Joseph Robert “Joe/Joey” Satta

  • Hey Joe I no you will always be there with us an my boys when we look next store we no u are still there with us no matter what we always had the best time as neighbors even family an always be looking over everyone in the family forever we will always love you an the family rest in peace 💓

  • Debbie, Thank you for sharing these endearing pictures of Joe and the goodwill he shared. I am so sorry for your loss. Joe will deeply be missed by his family, friends and the people he touched through out his life.

    Joe and I worked together for most of those 30 years at HSBC. During this time he was exceptional. He was quick and focused while always making work fun. I worked so closely with Joe and others. We were a band of brothers and sisters making real change in the systems at HSBC.

    As I was thinking of Joe, I found a fond memory where Joe pulled the wool over my eyes. One day I was sitting in his seat and lowered it and forgot to reset it. Anyway, he came by later and said he hurt himself when sitting in his chair as someone lowered it. I admitted my crime and asked for his forgiveness. He played the joke so well. I must say it was an academy winning performance. He was limping and I asked him if he needs to go to the hospital, get and X-ray. Joe then said he was fine and I mentioned I would check in with him later. Well, for most of the day when I saw Joe he was limping then while in the cafeteria I saw Joe walking normally. I had a a-ha moment. Later in the day I called Joe and asked him how he was doing and he said he would come down. He was still playing the joke. I then asked him to the hospital and became insistent and don’t be a hero. He then came clean and we both had a great laugh. Joe will live in the stories we tell from the memories we share.

    There were so many wonderful memories of all the hard work and miracles Joe was involved in. Joe was integral to the success of HSBC and a corner stone of friendships.

    Joe often talked about Kevin and Katie. We always received our updates on how they were doing. He was very proud father. Joe also loved Debbie with all his heart. He always talked fondly of her and you could see he was in love for a very long time.

    Debbie stay strong and know your are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My deepest sympathy to Debbie and her family on the loss of Joey. Joey was a very good friend of mine from Greenpoint. He had a heart of gold and always a smile on his face. I was blessed to have known him. RIP Joey.

  • Peace & blessings!

  • My deepest sympathy and condolences to Debbie and all of the family for your loss.
    Joey was a great guy .I have many great memories with Joe
    Years playing football.and years off the field.
    Joe was such a cool guy .
    I remember vacationing with him in the Bahamas. That was so much fun we did it again in st Thomas just boys behaving like boys.
    I will miss him. My old friend
    I’m broken as I write this and remember these times.
    You were special and always had the most interesting things to talk about.
    You will be missed.
    Wil manga

  • God bless you all- see you soon

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember how much he loved playing the horses. We had some fun times.

  • My deepest condolences to Debbie, Kevin and Katie. I know words can’t take away the hurt you are feeling, but I want you to know how much I care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss.