Joseph Cenzo Deno, age 50, of Minneapolis, MN passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born May 20, 1970 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Stanley and Dina “Dee” (Diger) Deno.
Joe was a 1988 graduate of Bloomington Jefferson High School in Bloomington, MN and later obtained his Bachelors of Arts Degree at Winona State University. Joe loved the outdoors, traveling and being with family and friends. He was a kind and generous man, dedicated to serving people less fortunate than himself. Joe biggest joy was being a father to his beloved twin daughters.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Deno of Minneapolis, MN, his 9 year old daughters Sophia and Gabrielle Deno, Minneapolis, MN; His Mother Dina “Dee” Deno, his Brother James Deno (Cameron and Ava Deno) of Minnetonka, MN. He is also survived by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear lifetime friends. He is proceeded in death by his father Stanley Deno, and his beloved dog Cookie who left this Earth on September 21, 2020 to guide Joe to Heaven.
All Services will be held privately.
Memorials may directed to the Deno family for the benefit of his two daughters and mailed to Hayward Funeral Home, P.O. Box 307, Hayward, WI 54843.
“The Peace of Wild Things”
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
by Wendell Berry