Joseph F. "Joe" Pelland, age 54, of Weymouth, passed away suddenly April 13, 2013, while on vacation with his wife and friends. Joe leaves his wife of 30 years, the love of his life, JoAnn (Murray) Pelland. He also leaves his loving children, Joseph F. III, Brian M. and Jeremy M. Pelland, all of Weymouth. He was the beloved son of Marge (Diemer) of Weymouth and the late Joseph F. Pelland Sr.; loving Papa of Kyle D. Pelland of Weymouth; beloved brother of Nancy Flynn of Weymouth, Jan Lambiase and her husband Mike of Braintree, Elaine Romano and her husband Danny of Groton, Mike Pelland and his fiance Barbara Matthes of Weymouth, Tom Pelland and his wife Kelly of Bridgewater, and Linda Lyons and her husband John of Hanover; beloved son-in-law of John and Pat Murray of Weymouth. Also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Joe was a lifelong resident of Weymouth. He met his high school sweetheart, JoAnn, while a senior in high school and they had been together ever since. Joe and JoAnn married in 1982 and had three wonderful sons, a great source of love and pride to them both. Joe enjoyed traveling, taking several ocean cruises with family and friends. A lifelong motorcyclist, one of Joes favorite trips was to Laconia for "Bike Week" with his close friend and brother-in-law Mike Parker. Joe was a Patriots fan and loved watching games on Sundays with his wife, sons and many close friends. Papa especially loved to spend time with his grandson, Kyle, telling stories and taking walks around Whitmans Pond. Joe was a model train enthusiast and shared this love with his sons and grandchild. Growing up in North Weymouth, Joe had many boyhood friends with whom he remained close his entire life. Joe and JoAnn chose to stay in Weymouth after their marriage, staying close to old friends and making new ones. Joe was the manager of Thats Italian Too in Weymouth for over 25 years. He will be missed by the many customers who received his warm welcome every day. Joe was loved by all who knew him and will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, Joes family asks that you make a donation to the
or to the Special Olympics in honor of his dear friend, Greg Stevens, of Weymouth. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the McDonald Funeral Home, at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opp. South Shore Hospital), South Weymouth, Friday from 3-8 p.m. Relatives and friends will gather at the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m. to be followed by a funeral Mass of Christian burial in Saint Francis Xavier Church, South Weymouth, at 10 a.m. Interment, Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2013