Joseph Bushika Jr.
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1927-2013 Mr. Joseph Bushika Jr., 85 of 75 Arcadia Drive Stamford, VT died Sunday December 8, 2013 at his home. He was born in North Adams, MA on December 16, 1927, son of Joseph and Gladys (Rennell) Bushika. He attended local schools. Joe was a veteran of the US Army and served in the Signal Corps from 1946 to 1947. He worked at Sprague Electric Co. for 21 years until 1968. Joe then joined the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local# 63 where he worked for 21 years until his retirement in 1990. Joe enjoyed golf, hunting, and cribbage and was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, the former Gwendolyn A. Jones, whom he married on October 11, 1947; and his son, Joseph Bushika III of Clarksburg and his two daughters including Donna Marie Bushika of Palmer, Alaska and Barbara Ann Malinowski of Stamford, VT. He also leaves eight grandchildren including Nikko, Ken, Kristi, Angie, Erika, Erin, Barbara, and Jason; twelve great grandchildren including Krystlyn, Alexis, Jack, Emma, Brianne, Matthew, Joey, Kaley, Hannah, Abigail, Carly, and Kendall; one great great grandchild, Atreyu; two sisters including Helen Wardwell of Menands, NY and Elizabeth Smiley of Ringgold, GA; three brothers including Walter Bushika of Port Orange, FL; Thomas Bushika and James Bushika, both of Stamford, VT; and several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his granddaughter, Billie Joelle who died on August 1, 1988 and four brothers including Arthur, Frank, George, and Charles. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Joseph Bushika Jr. will be held Friday December 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPEL, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in Millard Cemetery in Stamford, VT. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday from 4-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the
in care of the funeral home. To send flowers, a gift basket, card or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 10, 2013