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Joseph R. Oliver, Sr.

Male 1926 - 2013  (87 years)

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  • Name Joseph R. Oliver 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1 Jul 1926  Peabody, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID CD359C07226006448683D8E211411B690A0B 
    Died 16 Nov 2013  Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Nov 2013  St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lowell Sun, November 19, 2013
      Joseph R. Oliver, Sr. (Picture included)
      Navy Veteran WWII, Korea
      Loving Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather

      LOWELL -- Joseph R. Oliver, Sr. passed away on Saturday morning, November 16, 2013 at the Kindred Hospital in Peabody. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy J. (Bassett) Oliver who died in 1997. Joseph was born in Lowell on July 1, 1926, a son of the late John P. and Tina (Andrews) Oliveira. Joe was educated in Lowell and was a graduate of the Lowell Trade School. Joe was a "Double" Veteran. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War <>. Joe and Dorothy were married 49 years and together raised six loving children. Joe's passion was his family. Together, they all grew up enjoying recreational boating. To say that Joe was a hard worker would be a monumental understatement. Joe worked at Fletcher's Quarry in Westford for 65 years. He was an Inventor/Designer/Builder, having been granted over 20 patents related to the Granite Industry. Joe loved and cared for his dog "Rudy" and his cat "Kitty." Most of all, Joe loved his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Joe is survived by his large loving family: his 6 children, Pamela J. Cortez and her husband Frank, Brenda Lee Murphy and her husband James, Joseph R. Oliver, Jr. and his wife Denise, Robert D. Oliver and his wife Maria, Donna J. Barnes and her husband Gerald, and Stephen J. Oliver; 13 grandchildren, Kimberly Girouard and her husband Keith, James Murphy, Jr. and his wife Lina, Jessica Murphy and her fiancé Chris Dolbeare, Erin Melle and her husband Bruce, Ryan Oliver, Jenny Lister, Tony Cunha, Jillian, Gerald, and Jacob Barnes, Daniel, Amanda, and Samantha Oliver; 4 great-grandchildren, Isabella Dorothy Girouard, Addyson Melle, Jordan and Anyia Lister; his brothers and sisters, William Oliver, Neil Oliveria, Gladys Carignan, and Thelma Curran; his uncle, John Andrews, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was the brother of the late James Oliver, and the brother-in-law of the late Oscar Carignan, Katherine Oliver, and Teresa Oliveria. OLIVER -- In Peabody, November 16, 2013, Joseph R. Oliver, Sr., 87, husband of the late Dorothy (Bassett) Oliver, and a lifelong Lowell resident. Family and friends may call at the FAY McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 105 MOORE STREET, LOWELL, on THURSDAY from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 P.M. Mr. Oliver's Funeral will begin on FRIDAY MORNING at 10:30 A.M. from the Funeral Home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 A.M. at ST. MARGARET'S CHURCH, 374 Stevens St. Lowell. His burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Joe's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital <;BnId=1;itime=877741374;ku=1199956;key=STJ;nodecode=yes;link=https:/>, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or <>. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE FAY McCABE FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 978-459-9222. <>
    Person ID I8483  14B Jean Besset of Quebec
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2014 

    Family Dorothy J. Bassett,   b. 11 May 1922, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1997, Lowell, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
     1. Pamela J. Oliver
     2. Brenda Lee Oliver
     3. Robert D. Oliver
     4. Donna J. Oliver
     5. Stephen J. Oliver
     6. Joseph R. Oliver, Jr.
    Family ID F3222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart