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Joseph C. Oliverio 67, of Franklin, died peacefully, Saturday September 14, 2013 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Roxbury, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Virginia. Born in Boston, a son of the late Louis and Mary Oliverio, he was a former resident of Norwood, before moving to Franklin. Joseph was raised and educated in Norwood, where he was a graduate of Norwood High School. He worked for Yellow Cab in Norwood and most recently was the bartender for the AMVETS Club in Millis. A highly decorated Vietnam veteran, he served in the United States Army, he attained the rank of Sergeant, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in 1968. He enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and all animals especially his own PJ, Mickey, and Minnie. In addition to his wife Virginia, he is survived by a sister Raffaela Crays of Hanover. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass Friday Sept. 20th, at 12Noon in St. Marys Church 1 Church Sq. Franklin. A calling hour will be held from 10:45AM-11:45AM prior to the funeral Mass at the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin. Interment will military honors will follow at Union Street Cemetery, Franklin. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com

Published in The Country Gazette from Sept. 18 to Sept. 25, 2013
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