John Visentin, 59

Loving husband, father, and revered business leader Giovanni “John” Visentin, of Riverside, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 28, 2022, at the age of 59, due to complications from an ongoing illness.

John developed his steadfast work ethic at a very young age and went on to graduate from Concordia University in Montréal. From there, he began a remarkable journey holding executive level positions until ultimately becoming the Vice Chairman and CEO of Xerox in 2018, a position he held until his passing.

John was a devoted husband and an extremely loving father to his five daughters. His family was his whole world, and he cherished every milestone, birthday, sports event, recital, graduation, and every moment in between. Every one of John’s accomplishments and achievements was for them. Those who knew John know the force that was his presence, and his wisdom and guidance will truly be missed. He leaves behind a deep hollow in the hearts of his beloved family and among the countless number of colleagues and friends he amassed over the years.

John is survived by his wife, Marie-Josée Desnoyers, his brother Ricky (Miria) Visentin, his daughters Sabrina (Matthew), Christina, Mara, Lauren and Liana. He was predeceased by his sister Mara Visentin, his father Candido Oliviero Visentin and his mother, Violetta Leopardi.

Services will be conducted in both Greenwich, CT and Montréal, Qc.

Visiting hours in Greenwich will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home at 134 Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich. A mass will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at St. Catherine of Siena located at 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT.

John will be laid to rest in Montréal and visitations will be held on Saturday, July 9, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Magnus Poirier Funeral home located at 10300 Pie-IX Blvd, Montréal-North, Québec.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory can be made to A Better Chance where an endowed Scholar Award benefiting college-bound seniors from underrepresented communities has been established in his honor. Donations may be made online at or sent to: A Better Chance, 253 West 35th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001.