Joseph Dallalio

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 30, 2010

VIDALIA — Services for Joseph Dallalio, 76, of Vidalia, who died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. George Pookkattu officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

Mr. Dallalio was born March 17, 1934, in Natchez, the son of John N. and Cora Baroni Dallalio.

He served in the National Guard and later in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Dallalio was an avid New Orleans Saints and Vidalia Viking High School football fan. For more than 30 years, he was a member of the sideline chair crew and chief cook for the Vidalia High School football team.

He was an usher and member of the men’s club of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mr. Dallalio was also involved with Dixie Youth Baseball for more than 30 yeas.

He was well known as a ceramic tile technician.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Beulah Dallalio; two sons, Joe Dallalio Jr. and wife Kim of Vidalia and Keith Dallalio and wife Sara of Vidalia; one daughter, Benita Cribb and husband Roger of Florence; five grandchildren, Christina Cribb, Faren Wise, Bobby Dallalio, Callie Dallalio and Logan Dallalio; three brothers, John Dallalio and wife Sue of West Monroe, La., Vick Dallalio and wife Virginia of Vidalia and Louis Dallalio of Natchez; two sisters, Margaret Palmer of McCall Creek and Virginia McDaniel and husband Dennis of Roxie and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Dallalio, Jackie Johnston, Joel Dupré, Andy McDaniel, Doug Dooley and Brian Havard.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ross Giamanco, Coye Pace, Dee Faircloth and all past and present coaches at Vidalia High School.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.