St Athanasius Catholic Church
300 Haverhill St
Reading, MA 01867
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CORMIER, Joseph W, Of Reading, MA, formerly of Chelsea, MA and Pompano Beach, FL died on May 16, 2016 at age 91. Devoted husband of the late Marie (Malley) for 61 years. Dedicated father of 5 children, Robert J. Cormier and his friend Deirdre Ahearn of North Reading, MA and Boynton Beach, FL, Joseph W. Cormier Jr. and his wife Ginny of Debary, FL, Michele A. Benson and her late husband Carl Benson, James W. Cormier and his wife Lisa, and John P. Cormier and his girlfriend Lisa Federici all of Reading, MA. Brother of Lillian Oram of Woburn, MA, Ann Pinierio of Mobile, AL, and the late Marie Gallant and Robert Cormier. Joseph also leaves six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Joe was a U.S. Navy Veteran, enlisting at 17 years old following the Pearl Harbor bombing and serving in the South Pacific during WWII. Following his naval service, Joe worked at Union Oil in Chelsea, MA; in 1952 Joe relocated his family to Reading and became a Police Officer, serving the Town of Reading for 30 years before retiring in 1983. A Funeral Mass and interment will be held for Joseph and Marie on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10:30am, at St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading, MA, all are welcome. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the David K. Johnson Foundation, P.O. Box 617, Reading, MA 01867, www.DKJFoundation.org
Published in The Boston Globe on June 12, 2016
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