Joseph Earl Jacobs

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Joseph E. Jacobs

MILTON - Joseph Earl Jacobs "Joe," formerly a resident of Milton, N.H., passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Rochester Manor on July 27, 2013 at the age of 81 after a period of failing health.

Joe was born in Rochester, N.H., on July 20th, 1932, son of Henry Norris Jacobs and Grace R. (Hersom) Jacobs-Nadeau where he resided until moving to West Lebanon, Maine.

He attended Nute High School in Milton where he graduated in 1950. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for 4 years on the USS Forrest Royal.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Mary J. Ward of West Lebanon, Maine, on June 5, 1954. They resided in Milton all their married life.

Joe worked for Vachon Construction, General Electric in Somersworth for 27 years, the State of NH Military Academy and 20 year member of the NH National Guard.

He was a devoted friend of "Bill's" for over 31 years. He spent many of his later years helping numerous people with the struggles in their lives. He could always be counted on to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Joe spent many years enjoying camping at Westward Shores in Ossipee, N.H., with his family and friends. He loved spending time with his two grandchildren, as they grew. They were truly the loves of his life. Those who knew Joe have great memories of him.

He is survived by his wife Mary J. Jacobs of 59 years, one daughter, Denise (Jacobs) Brozeau of Milton, two grandchildren, Angela M. Brozeau and her fiance Mark Bushnell of Farminton, NH and Corey J. Brozeau and his wife Amber of Sanford, Maine. Several cousins, nieces and nephews and many close friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Henry Norris and Grace R. Jacobs, and his brothers Stephen, Roger and Robert Jacobs.

Family and friends may call at the H. J. Grondin& Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, NH, on Tuesday, July 30th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a service to immediately following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. There will be a full military honors burial at the Holy Rosary Cemetery, following the service.

The family would like to thank all those who took care of Joe at the Rochester Manor in his years there. We all are eternally grateful that you cared so much for him, making this difficult time in our lives easier to bear. At the request of the family, donations are to be made to the or Rochester Manor Activities Fund in Joe's memory. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.GrondinFuneralHome.com.

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