Joseph A. Landry

Joseph A. Landry
beloved husband, father, grandfather,

and great-grandfather

NEW IPSWICH, N.H. -- Joseph A. Landry, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2013.

Joseph was born on December 30, 1924, in Fitchburg, MA. He was the son of Phillippe and Matilda Landry. He served in WWII in the Army in Co. A. 247th Engineer Combat Bn., and received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the Battle of the Bulge. He also served in Co. A. 42 Engr. Construction Battalion Fr. Richardson during the Korean War.

In 1953, he married Jeannine A. (Lamarche) Landry, daughter of Alfred and Eva (Donais) Lamarche of Montreal and spent 53 years together before her passing. Joseph worked as a paperworker for the James River Paper Company, formerly known as Weyerhauser for over 30 years. Joseph loved playing cards with family and enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and vegetables, especially tomatoes. He enjoyed doing woodwork, making many small pieces of furniture. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandson. He taught his family the true meaning of forgiveness and love.

Joseph is survived by two brothers, Clarence Landry and Brother Al Landry, and one sister, Lorraine Landry. He is also survived by his six loving children; Philip Landry, Carol McGuane, John Landry, David Landry, George Landry, and Linda Landry-Lainer. He was also grandfather to 14 grandchildren; Julia, Laura, and Alyson Landry; Brian, Daniel, Peter, Kathleen and Julie McGuane; Kristen, Erik, and Davin Landry; Joseph, Joshua, and Kameko Landry; and one great-grandson, David McGuane.

Joseph will be dearly missed by his family and all those who have had the great fortune to have known him. May he rest in peace in the arms of Our Loving Father.

LANDRY -- A Memorial Mass will be held in Saint Anthony's Church, 14 Phoenix Street, Shirley, MA on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in the MA Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon. There are no calling hours. Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg is directing arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to the Smile Train, 41 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, New York 10010.

Funeral Home

Brandon Funeral Home - Fitchburg
305 Wanoosnoc Rd.  Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-4444

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Nov. 6, 2013