In Memory of







Obituary for Joseph B. "Joe the Barber" DeMario

Joseph B. DeMario, known to many as "Joe the Barber" beloved husband of Rebecca (Bennett) DeMario, of Westerly, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the age of 78.

Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late Anthony and Margaret DeMario.

Joe owned and operated Joe's Barber Shop for many years. He was a licensed pilot and communicant of St. Pius X Church.

He will always be loved and forever missed by his two sons, Scott DeMario and wife Joy of Rockville, RI and Benjamin DeMario and wife Abby of N. Stonington, CT; daughter Jennifer Vreeland of Westerly; two siblings, Anthony J. DeMario (Barbara Edwards) and Margaret R. Bjorklund (Svein), all of Westerly; and seven grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, November 28th at Weekapaug Chapel, 106 Noyes Neck Road, Westerly. A reception at Dunn’s Corners Fire department will take place immediately following. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in charge of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit