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Joseph T.G. McCormick

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Joseph T. G. McCormick, 53, of Cranston, died Sept. 25, after a hard fought battle with colon cancer. He was the son of Lorraine McCormick and the late Richard P. McCormick; beloved husband of Linda Gallant McCormick; loving father and stepfather of Joseph McCormick of Bridgewater, Mass., Leah McCormick of Utah, Matthew Wolstencroft of Providence, Andrew Wolstencroft USN and Caitlin Wolstencroft of Cranston. He is also survived by his siblings, Richard McCormick and Sheila McCormick of Middleboro, Mass., Rosemary Halloon of Tewksbury, Mass.; his father-in-law, Walter S. Gallant of Oak Bluffs, Mass.; and his granddaughter, Ava McCormick of Bridgewater. Joseph was born in Stoughton, Mass. He graduated from Middleboro High School and attended Bridgewater State College. Joe was a talented machinist, who worked for various companies throughout his career including Ward Machines, Astrogear and the Waters Corp. He was an avid hobbyist. He loved fresh water fishing, World War II aviation, model building and model railroads. Joe was a passionate fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins. He played ice hockey starting in high school and well into adulthood. He enjoyed a well grilled steak, grilling in snow, rain and wind. A true New Englander, Joe appreciated a good blizzard or Nor'easter. Joe valued family most of all. He was a loving and caring man who will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. His sense of humor was appreciated by all who knew him, and he kept those around him laughing until the end. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. Visitation will be held two hours prior to service 5-7 p.m. Donations in Joe's memory may be made to the VNS of Greater Rhode Island, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite 515, Lincoln, RI 02865. To sign an online guest book or for directions to the funeral home please visit www.TheButterfieldHome.com.

Published in The Enterprise on Sept. 28, 2010
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