Rear Admiral Joseph S. Sansone Jr., 89, of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Great Falls, VA passed away March 22, 2020.
Born January 9, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY to Joseph S. Sansone and Josephine C. Sansone, Joe was reared in Syracuse, NY and after attending Georgetown University, he graduated from Le Moyne College in 1953 and entered the United States Navy’s Officer Candidate School.
He married Ann Leonardi on February 6, 1954 and they had just celebrated 66 years of marriage.
Admiral Sansone served as a leader in the fields of Navy acquisition, contracts, procurement, and business management for more than 20 years of his 32-year career in the United States Navy. For the last seven years of his naval career, he was the Deputy Chief of Naval Materiel for Contracts and Business Management.
He was a recipient of the Le Moyne College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.
Jospeh is survived by his loving wife, Ann of Fredericksburg, VA; his five children: daughter Deborah Schlismann (Duane), of Fuquay-Varina, NC, son Joseph S. Sansone III (Jennifer), of Madison, VA, son Steven J. Sansone (Marcia), of Mechanicsville, VA, daughter JoAnn Clifton (Berry), of Kernersville, NC, and son Christopher J. Sansone (Lizz), of Sugar Land, TX; his sister’s, JoAnn Williams (Mark), of Syracuse, NY, and Stephanie Lloyd (Randy), of Fredericksburg, VA. He also is survived by nine grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Joseph was devoted to his wife, his extended family and his faith, as a lifelong member of the Roman Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his sister Anna; and by his parents, Joseph and Josephine.
Services are under the direction of Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg, VA and private services will be held at a later date.
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