Joseph I. Volpe Jr., age 86, formerly of Weymouth, passed away at South Shore Hospital Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Joe was survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy (Chadbourne) Volpe; his two children, Sandra J. Volpe of Weymouth and Robert J. Volpe and his wife Susan of Enid, Okla.; and his two grandchildren, Nicholas and Jonathan Volpe, both of Enid, Okla.. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Volpe Sr. and Elma Volpe. Joseph was born and grew up in Quincy, moved to Weymouth in 1958 and had lived in Linden Ponds in Hingham since 2004. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1943 and the University of Maine in 1949. He was a sales engineer for Boston Gear Works for 40 years before retiring in 1990. Joe served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Rural Masonic Lodge in Quincy and the Community Baptist Church in Weymouth. Joseph was an amateur Ham Radio operator for many years with the call sign K1JV. Visiting hours were held at the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Square), South Weymouth, Monday, May 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. immediately followed by the funeral service at the funeral home at 5:30 p.m. Donations may be made in Joes memory to the Benevolent Fund at Linden Ponds, 300 Linden Ponds Way, Hingham, MA 02043, or the Community Baptist Church of Weymouth, 17 Mutton Lane, Weymouth, MA 02189. If you would like to leave a message for the family, please visit www.ccshepherd.com. C.C. Shepherd Funeral Service, Inc. 134 Pleasant St., S. Weymouth 781-337-0050
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Published in The Weymouth News from May 9 to May 16, 2013