Groton - Joseph Andrew McElwee, 85, of Groton passed away Feb. 28, 2021, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.
He was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Coal Township, Pa., the son of Gerald and Stella McElwee.
"Joe Mack or Uncle Joe", as most people knew him, was a Tool and Die Maker Machinist by trade and loved the outdoors. He passed on his knowledge of fishing, gardening, mushroom picking, and carpentry to his sons and grandsons.
Survivors include his wife, Teresita (Nabung) McElwee; and two sons, Christopher McElwee of Lisbon, and Gerald and Melissa McElwee of New London. His five grandsons, Joseph, Roman, Andrew, Antonio, and Giovanni will miss Grandpa dearly. He is also survived by former daughter-in-law Andrea Kenney
A walk-through visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Avenue, New London. Respectfully please observe social distance and masks should be worn at all times. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021, at Sacred Heart Church, Groton. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New London.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to: Sacred Heart Church in Groton
Please visit www.neilanfuneralhome to leave an online condolence for the McElwee family.
Published in The Day on Mar. 3, 2021.