Joseph John Journalist of Stamford, a former Darien resident, died Wednesday, July 18, at Smith House in Stamford. Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Darien, he was the son of the late Maria Poccia and John Journalist. Mr. Journalist, 86, was the husband of Barbara Troy Journalist of Stamford.

After graduating from Darien High in 1944 as class president, Mr. Journalist served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He attended Pace College. He retired from Machletts Labs.

Mr. Journalist was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus serving on the Board of Directors and was also a member of the Piedmont Club in Darien.  He was active in Darien Little League and Babe Ruth League. He was a member of the National Accounting Association.

Besides his wife, Mr. Journalist is survived by three daughters, Joanne Parr and her husband Robert of Darien, Cathy Little of Needham, Mass., and Lori Miller of Norwalk; six grandchildren, Lauren, Robert and Geoffrey Parr; Stephen, Mark and Harrison Little; two sisters, Elizabeth Gari and Katherine Freer both of Florida. He was predeceased by three sisters, Theresa DeCaro, Vera Valenti and Margaret D’Acunto and four brothers, John, Anthony, Eugene and Fredrick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John R.C. Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien, on Friday, July 27, at 10. Burial with full military honors will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

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Memorial donations may be made to Smith House, 88 Rockrimmon Road, Stamford, CT 06903.