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Joseph J. Turner, 81

Worcester - Joseph J. Turner Jr., 81, of Worcester, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at home surrounded by his family.

Joe leaves his wife of 57 years, Ann E. (Murphy) Turner; five children, Mary Ellen Coyle, Joanne Kehoe, both of Worcester, Joseph J. Turner III and his wife Angela of West Townsend, David P. Turner and his wife Karla of Land O' Lakes, Fla., and Patricia A. Boucher and her husband Daniel of Leicester; ten grandchildren, David and Julie Coyle, Joshua Kehoe, Nicholas Gilfoy, Marie and Joey Turner, Lexi and Callie Turner, and Matthew and Andrew Boucher; and a great-granddaughter Grace Coyle.

He also leaves two brothers, Robert Turner and his wife Kathy of Plymouth, Francis Turner and his wife Susan of Plymouth, and a sister Marcia M. Brousseau and her husband Al of Sturbridge; and several nieces and nephews.

Joe was born in Worcester, son of Joseph J. and Agnes M. (Strazis) Turner, and lived in Worcester all his life.

After graduating from Worcester Boys Trade High School, Joe worked 40 years for the Massachusetts Electric Co., primarily as a lineman. He also worked on the original installation of lights for night skiing at Mount Wachusett in Princeton.

Joe was a longtime member of Christ the King Parish. He enjoyed playing golf and bowled for many years in the Catholic Men's League. He was a devoted Red Sox fan.

Joe was a baseball coach in the Jesse Burkett Little League and the West Side Babe Ruth League for 16 years.

Joe was a tremendous family man with a positive attitude about every aspect of life. He will be greatly missed.

Calling hours are Sunday, October 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Monday, October 24, from the funeral home with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 20 to Oct. 23, 2016.
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October 25, 2016
Joe,Sorry for your loss.I remember playing golf with him. He thought I was trying to con you. He didn't know how bad I really was. May he rest in peace.

Peter Caissey
Marshfield Ma.
October 24, 2016
Mrs. Turner, Maryellen and Family

Please accept our condolences for the loss of your husband and father. He was a great man and we have many memories of our times growing up in the neighborhood. May he rest in peace.

Beth and Steven Sachs
October 24, 2016
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers go out to your family.
Joel Rodriguez
October 24, 2016
To the Turner Family, I'm sorry to hear the news. He was a good man and I enjoyed his company at all the family gatherings over the years. I'm sorry I missed the Mass due to traveling but I'll be thinking of the Turner Family all day today.

October 23, 2016
To the Turner family,so sorry for the loss of BIG JOE! Great memories! RIP
Cathy Meehan
October 23, 2016
So sorry for you loss, the memories of our times together will be with us always. Love always the Correia family.
Chris Correia-Dube
October 22, 2016
Very sorry for your loss.
Steve Stranieri
October 22, 2016
The days go by and the more they do, the more I see my fellow workers from Mass Electric in this section of the paper. This saddens me. I knew Joe and he was always there to help me if needed. Prayers and thoughts go out to his family. He was a great man
Linda Pytko
October 21, 2016
Sorry for your loss. Sincere Condolences and Prayers from the O'Connor family.
Stephen O'Connor
October 21, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss. Bev Bean
October 21, 2016
Maryellen and family
There are no words to express my deepest condolences. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Maryellen I am so happy that you made a life changing decision to move to Mass and helped your dad through his final days. You will never regret that. That says a lot about you!!!
zita Alldredge
October 21, 2016
Dear Maryellen and Ann and Family. So glad we had a chance to reconnect years ago and got to spend some time touring Charleston. Joe was such a "Mans man". Rest in Peace now Joe. Dennis and I are so sorry for your loss.
October 21, 2016
Patty and Family,
So sorry for your loss! Thinking and praying for you.
Danielle Melanson Watson
Danielle Watson
October 21, 2016
Ann, Mary Ellen and family - We are so very sorry for your loss. Joe was a special man and I know he was a wonderful husband and father. I know he will be missed by many. May God bless you and your family as you gather to honor him. Our love to you -
Ric & Ardyth Bahr
October 21, 2016
To Ann and family, We are sorry for your loss of Joe and will remember him in our prayers. We had a lot of great times together!
Fran and Janet Paquette
October 20, 2016
Blessings and prayers for all of you.
Terry and John Boucher
October 20, 2016
Patty and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all!
The Wysocki Family
Lisa Wysocki
October 20, 2016
Patty, Dan, and family
We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always.
Jeanette &Steve Renaud
October 20, 2016
Aunt Ann, MaryEllen, Joanne, Joe, Dave & Patty: my deepest sympathy to all of you. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. May Uncle Joe Rest In Peace & find comfort with the angels. May your memories of happier times help you all through this difficult time. Love, Kathy, Dennis & girls
Kathy Godfrey
October 20, 2016
Patty and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your father. I know how much you loved him. He was such a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kerry Magoun
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