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Joseph John Habel 1933-2011 NORTH ADAMS Mr. Joseph John Habel, 77 of Spring Hill, Fla., and formerly of North Adams, was called home to heaven on June 1, 2011. He was born in Beach Glen, N.J., on August 25, 1933, son of Phillip E. and Ione (Pratt) Habel. He lived in New Jersey until age 12, when he moved to Randolph, Vt. He attended schools in New Jersey and Vermont. Joe began his working career as a tree trimmer with F.A. Bartlett Tree Co for two years. He then joined the Asplundh Tree Co. where he worked as a foreman in the North Adams area and later in the Clearwater, Fla., area, for 42 years until his retirement. He enjoyed his family, yard work, gardening, and cars. Joe was a member of the First United Methodist Church of North Adams. His first wife, Nancy Lee Grassette died in Sept. 1987. Survivors include his wife, Judith A. (Mullins) Habel, whom he married on March 10, 1989 in Clearwater, Fla. One son; Joseph A. Habel, and his wife, Angela of North Adams. Three Grandchildren; Jessie Lynn Habel Lavin, and her husband, Thomas of Montauk, N.Y.; Joshua Joseph Habel, and his fiancee, Erica Rehnberg of Templeton, Mass.; and Joel John Habel, and his companion, Brittany Walker of Suffield, Conn. Five Great Grandchildren- Raven Amber Biondo, Brooke Sienna Lavin, and Landon Thomas Lavin of Montauk, N.Y.; Madeleine Anna Habel and Morgan Avery Habel of Templeton, Mass. Five Stepchildren; Cheri E. Noble, and her husband, Corey; and Lynn M. Potter, and her husband, Ted of Florida; Donna S. Russell and her companion, Scott of Alabama; Edward J. Coyne Jr., and his wife, Cindy and Carlton T. Coyne, and his wife, Tammy of Bennington, Vt. Twelve step grandchildren, six step great grandchildren. Three sisters; Katherine Adkins of Maine; Florence Dalyrmple of New Jersey; and Gladys Luczynski of North Adams, Ma. One brother- Clarence Habel of Vt., Nieces, nephews, and his loving cat, Duchess. A brother; Wallace Habel is deceased. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Joseph Habel will be Monday June 6, 2011 at 11 a.m. at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd, Hudson, FL 34667 or Humane Society of the Nature Coast, PO Box 10328, Brooksville, FL 34603

Published in Bennington Banner on June 3, 2011
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