Had a great love for the outdoors

WAKEFIELD — Joseph Francis Denham, III, age 29, of Wakefield, sadly passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Born in Melrose on October 28, 1992, he was the son of Dale Denham of Reading and Josephine (Giardina) Rowell and her husband Glen, of North Andover.

Joseph was raised in Wakefield and a 2011 graduate of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School welding program of Wakefield. Joseph had a great love of the outdoors. Joseph enjoyed hiking, camping, and exploring wildlife with his family. He loved summer days spent on the water, mountain tops, and stargazing. In his younger years, he was a member of the Boy Scouts and participated in soccer and jujitsu.

In addition to his parents, Joseph is survived by his siblings; Loretta Denham, Anthony Denham and Dale Denham, II; his maternal grandfather, Antonino Giardina; his paternal grandmother, Lynda Larsen; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 10 a.m., friends and family welcome. Private burial to follow.