Manchester - Joseph Francis Fielding, 94, of Manchester died March 29, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.Born in Boston on Oct. 6, 1919, he was the son of Joseph F. and Gertrude A. (Whitehead) Fielding. He was educated in the Boston school system and earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University.During World War II, he served valiantly in the U.S. Army, earning several commendations, including the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart medal.Prior to retirement after 32 years in education, Joseph had been master at Boston Latin School for 18 years. He also served as supervisor of the Boston public school district's physical education department.He was a loving, devoted father and husband. His family was the center of his life, and he will be remembered always for his sense of humor and generosity.His family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the VA Medical Center's Community Living Center for the compassionate and quality care they offered Joseph during his time there.He was predeceased by his wife, Eileen A. (Bradley) Fielding, in 2006, and two daughters, Marcia Bates in 2008 and Joanne L. Dennison in 2003.Family members include his children, Mark Fielding and wife Marie of Ocala, Fla., Paula Moore and husband Robert of Manchester, Brian Fielding and wife Maureen of East Greenwich, R.I., Barbara Fielding of Athens, Maine; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many nephews, nieces and cousins..
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SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 7, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Manchester. Committal prayers will be in the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, at a later date.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Veterans Recreational Fund, Account No. 4031, care of the VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104.Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with the arrangements. To send a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Apr. 2, 2014