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“My heartfelt condolences to the Sisson Family. Your Dad / Grandpop was a terrific man. I had the pleasure of seeing him monthly as part of the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Romansky - Pennsville, NJ


2 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Romansky - Pennsville, NJ

“My sympathies to the Sisson Family. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe while doing MOW. He always made me smile and full of conversation. He will...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Angie Lilly - Wilmington, DE

“My deepest sympathy to the Sisson family on the passing of my wonderful friend. I shall miss him.Bernard "Buzz" Breslin ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Buzz Breslin - Havertown, PA

“My sympathies to the Sisson family on Joey passing.Always thought he was a standup guy.Lived around the corner on Court st. and watched the boys grow...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: fred Hallback - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

“My condolences to the Sissona overlook colony family as was I he and his family were respected in the neighborhood. I followed Joe at chs And...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Patrick Schneider - acquaintance

“Sincere Condolences to JOE'S family, we were in the same graduating class from Claymont High. Marie Massarelli ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Marie Massarelli - wilmington, DE

“As a retired New Castle County Police Officer and a member of the New Castle County Police Alumni Association, I would like to offer my condolences...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: George Williamson - Wlmington, DE


Joseph Dougherty Sisson, age 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the Compassionate Care Unit of St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Helen D. Sisson.

Joe was a graduate of Claymont High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He was a State Champion sprinter and hurdler and set the record (now tied by many) for the most interceptions in the 1958 Delaware Blue-Gold All Star football game. Joe was a United States Navy veteran having served on the USS Northampton. He was a police officer for the City of Dover and NCC Police Department for a number of years. After that, Joe had a long and distinguished career as a business sales representative for several major companies.

Joe is survived by his children, Vicki Petrucci and her daughters Dani, Tara, and Anna; Terri Sisson Truono and her husband Mark and their children Bella and Nicholas; a son Scott and daughter Shannon of Montgomery County, PA. He is also survived by three brothers, Jim of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Tom of San Antonio, TX, and Don of Elizabeth City, NC, along with a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In keeping with Joe's wishes his body will be donated to the Humanity Gifts Registry for medical research so that he can serve as a "silent teacher" to those in training for a medical career.

A celebration of Joe's life will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made to the Humanity Gifts Registry, PO Box 835, Philadelphia, PA 19105-0835 or to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 East Marsh Lane, #4, Newport, DE 19804.