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Joseph Albert Genereux

AGE: 83 •

Joseph Albert Genereux died at his home on Friday afternoon, August 5, 2016. He was 83 years old.

Born in Worcester and raised in Webster, Mass, Joe was the son of the late Joseph Celerin Genereux, Esq. and the late Hermance Thibaut Genereux. He graduated from Bartlett H.S. in 1950 and continued his education in obtaining his B.S. from Lowell Textile Institute, now the University of Massachusetts in Textile Engineering. Joe was selected by the late Roger Milliken along with 9 other students for a graduate fellowship at the University of Virginia, Institute of Textile Technology. After completing his textile thesis work, Joe fulfilled his military obligation with the United States Air Force. He served as both an airman and an officer, where he was involved in developing advanced engineering practices. He retired from the USAF Reserves in 1970 as a Captain. In 1956, Joe began his 36-year career with the DuPont Company Textile Fibers Department. From the lab at Tech Service at Chestnut Run in Wilmington to the International Department at Textile Fibers, Joe traveled the country and throughout world where he developed relationships to expand the company footprint. He was honored by the Chairman and Board of Directors for his marketing excellence and customer interaction effectiveness. After retirement, Joe enjoyed his new role as a consultant to the DuPont Legal Department. Most of all, Joe enjoyed taking care of his property, completing projections with precision and assisting in his children's own businesses. He was always supportive of their dreams. He often spoke about his blessed life and satisfaction of his children's successes. Many write about the awards, memberships and associations in their lives but Joe was always direct when he said, "I'm most proud of having met my wife Barbara and the time we shared together as well as having the 4 "Ms". Nothing else really matters". He and Barbara were the compass that set the children on their way in life.

He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara Ann Hobson Genereux, who died in 1991; father of Michele Genereux-Bowling and her husband Tom, Michael Genereux and his wife Virginia, Mark Genereux and his wife Mary and Matthew Genereux and his wife Susan; Pepere of Stella Bowling, Sophia Genereux, Pierce Genereux, Devin Genereux, Soleil Genereux, Josephine Genereux and Grace Genereux; brother of Joanne Genereux Reed.

Burial in Longwood Cemetery will be private.

Memorial donations-Willow Tree Hospice, www.willowtreehospice.com. Longwood Funeral Home of Matthew Genereux, Inc. www.longwoodfuneralhome.com
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 14, 2016
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