Joseph P. Scanlon
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ROCHESTER - Joseph P. "Ducky" Scanlon, 76, of Rochester and formerly a longtime resident of South Berwick, Maine, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home.
He was born Jan. 25, 1937, in Jersey City, N.J., the son of James F. and Lillian M. (Berube) Scanlon and moved to South Berwick in 1949.
Joe worked for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard before becoming a police officer for the Town of South Berwick where he worked for many years. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 47 in Rollinsford, N.H.
He attended New England College in Henniker and the Police Academy in Augusta, Maine. Joe had a passion for boxing and became a 1956 Golden Gloves Champ. He had many, many accomplishments.
Members of his family include his loving wife, Madeleine "Maddie" (Drapeau) (Carter) Scanlon, whom he married in 2010; his son, Mark J. Scanlon, his wife Shelley, and two grandchildren, Ryan and Cooper of Loveland, Ohio; his daughter, Joann K. Scanlon of South Berwick; his brother, William Scanlon and his wife, Sheila of Dover; his stepson Jay Carter of Rochester, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 46 years, Kay (Schoff) Scanlon, who died in 2006.
Joe and Maddie met at the Widow Support Group in Dover in 2007. Both were new to the dating scene. Joe had been married to his loving wife Kay for 46 years before she passed and Maddie had been married to her loving husband Dean Carter for 42 years before he passed.
Joe and Maddie loved to dance and do Karaoke together. Joe often included patriotic songs as he was a proud member of our military family serving in the Navy from 1955-1959.
They also loved going to the Good Ole Sports in Rochester, the South Berwick Community Center in South Berwick, Spring Hill, the Rockingham Ballroom and anywhere else there was dancing. Joe loved living in his new home with Maddie in Rochester. His new best pets were Maddies' cairn terriers "Abby and Bruno." They loved Joe right away as he did them. They will surely miss him.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the McIntire-McCooey Funeral Home, 301 Main St., South Berwick, Maine.
The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Parish Federated Church South Berwick with the Rev. Donna Lee Muise, pastor officiating.
Memorials in his name may be made to the South Berwick Senior Center, 71 Norton St., South Berwick, Maine 03908
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Published in Fosters from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, 2013