WOODSTOCK -- Joseph A. "Sonny" Corbeil, 79, of 24 School St., North Woodstock, died July 1, 2009, at Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton.
He was born in Lincoln Sept. 27, 1929, to Henry and Rosanne (Cassidy) Corbeil.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus (4th degree of the Littleton Assembly) and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Lincoln. He owned and operated Sonny's Auto Parts and was a volunteer firefighter in North Woodstock.
In his younger years, he was an avid hunter, enjoyed snowmobiling with his family, and automobile racing. After retirement, he traveled with his wife, Helen, through most of the United States, some of Mexico and Canada. They spent many winters square dancing, jewelry making and quilting with friends in Surprise, Ariz.
Both remembered these as some of the best times of their lives together.
IN HIS LIFE: In recent years, Sonny enjoyed listening to music and watching ball games with his son, Tom, especially the Red Sox vs. Yankees.
Sonny was predeceased by his daughter, Deirdra Ann (Corbeil) LaMotte; his son, Michael Alan Corbeil; and his sister, Verna Matthews.
Sonny is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Helen (Adams) Corbeil of North Woodstock: daughter, Bonnie (Cox) Emerson, and husband, Ronald, of Lincoln; son, Thomas Corbeil of North Woodstock; brother, Walter Corbeil, and wife, Ruth, of Bristol; grandchildren, Cindy Bradley of Thornton, Tami Becker of Lincoln, Joe Emerson of North Woodstock, Aimee (LaMotte) Kolomick and husband, Tom, of Bridgewater, Chad LaMotte of Lincoln; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Calling hours are Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Edmund Fournier Funeral Home, 144 Main St., North Woodstock.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. John MacKenzie, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Woodstock Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Carlton C. Ham is the funeral director.