Joseph (Joe) Emmanuel Borg Mar. 31, 1939 Nov. 7, 2012 Resident of Novato California. Joe Borg, 73, passed away November 7, 2012 after enduring heart disease for several years. Joe was born in Malta and immigrated to the United States in May of 1954. This is where his deep love of the Catholic Church began. He lived in San Francisco, where he learned his strong work ethic, devotion to family and dedication to the teachings of the Church. He married Paulette in November of 1963 and became a police officer in San Francisco in 1967. The couple eventually started a family and moved to Novato. He was ordained a Catholic Deacon on June 9, 1990 and served in several parishes throughout the San Francisco Arch Diocese, including St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Hillary, Our Lady of Loretto and most recently at St. Anthony's in Novato. Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Paulette; his daughter, Katherine Nehmens and three granddaughters, Stephanie, Angela and Melissa Nehmens; his daughter, Deborah Borg-Tedrick, husband Donald and grandson, Dalton Ryken; his daughter, Suzanne Borg; his son, Daniel and three grandchildren, Jessica, Nathan and Veronica Borg; sister, Dolores Braswell; brother, Carmelo and wife, Marla and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Emmanuel and Carmen Borg. Joe's family would request that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mother of God Carmelite Monastery, 530 Blackstone Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. The sisters held a very special place in Joe's heart. Family and friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 PM and the Funeral Mass on Monday, November 12 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1000 Cambridge Street, Novato, CA 94947. Arrangements are under the direction of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952. Condolences may be made at adobecreekfuneralhome. com. Cheda & Lyons Director (415) 883-8070
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Published in Marin Independent Journal on Nov. 9, 2012