Joseph J. Belmosto Sr.
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Joseph James Belmosto Sr., of Marshfield, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Joe met the love of his life at age 15 and they spent the next 55 years building a life and family together. He is survived by his beloved wife, Holly (Armitage) Belmosto, his doting children, Heather (Ryan) Willinger, Cara (C. Brendan) McAuley, and Joseph (Jana) Belmosto Jr., his eight grandchildren, Aidan True, Davin True, Chase Belmosto, Cooper McAuley, Brynn Belmosto, Jacqueline Lily McAuley, Charles "Beau" McAuley, and Paige Belmosto, his sister, Teresa Belmosto, all of Marshfield, his sisters-in-law, Robin (Robert) Cote, and Dawn Lisa (William) Oberg, and many nieces and nephews. Joe was born in Braintree to Giacinda "Cinny" (Farina) and Erminio "Ernie" Belmosto. He was a 1969 graduate of Braintree High School, where he was captain of the football and wrestling team and worked at his father's store, "Ernie's Pearl Street Market". He went on to serve as a member of the United States Navy, sailing aboard the aircraft carrier Forrestal during the Vietnam War. He graduated with a BS in Education from Bridgewater State College and taught special education at East Middle School in Braintree, for 29 years. Joe retired in 2008 and spent the first five years of retirement working for the Boston Red Sox at the Absolut Club. He retired again in 2013, after the Red Sox won the World Series. At age 50, Joe began running marathons and continued on to complete 24 marathons and nine half marathons, including the Marine Corps Marathon, the Boston Marathon, and the Goofy and Dopey Challenges in Walt Disney World. Joe loved walking on Rexhame Beach with Holly, tending to his flower and vegetable gardens, drinking coffee on the veranda, cheering on the Red Sox, and visiting Disney World. Joe took his greatest pride and joy in his children and grandchildren. The epitome of a father and grandfather, he filled their lives with love, laughter, and Grampa hugs. He never missed a game, concert, recital, or cheerleading competition. He loved completely and unapologetically and was cherished by his family. To know Joe was to love him, and he will be dearly missed. Visiting hours will take place Sunday, August 30 from 1 to 4 pm at MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean Street in Marshfield. Funeral services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his name to the Marshfield Education Foundation, by mail to P.O. Box 1275, Marshfield MA 02050-1275. For online guest book, driving directions and other helpful information, please visit the web site

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Published in The Marshfield Mariner from Aug. 27 to Sep. 9, 2020.
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September 2, 2020
Dear Holly and family,
I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn today of Joe's unexpected passing. As a colleague of Joe's in the Special Education Department in the Braintree Public Schools for over 30 years, I knew Joe to be a dedicated and committed teacher who helped so many kids! My heart is heavy with grief for you and your children and grandchildren. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Yours sincerely,
Joanna Chmielinski
Joanna Chmielinski
August 31, 2020
Mr. Belmosto,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USN during the Vietnam War as a crew member on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal(CV-59). And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas
Mike Casey
August 29, 2020
Mrs. Belmosto was my teacher at South middle school in the mid 90's. I am heartbroken to hear that the love of her life has passed away so young. My thoughts are with her and the entire family.
Molly (Michalak) Burbank
August 29, 2020
To Terry and Joey's family,
I'm so sorry to read about Joey's passing. I haven't seen Joey or Terry for many many years, but I have so many wonderful childhood memories of growing up in the Pearl Street, Crawford Road neighborhood. Our house was directly behind Ernie's store, and what a wonderful place it was! I have such fond memories of "jumping" our backyard fence to buy Popsicles, or standing in line every school year, in front of the store, since Ernie's was the Bus Stop for the neighborhood.
My deepest condolences to all of you, his family and friends, and may he rest in peace.

In God's Love,

Judi Farina Ferdella
August 29, 2020
Kindest soul i ever met. What a great guy.
james farmer
August 29, 2020
Joe and I worked together in the Braintree School system. He was a wonderful work partner. We met many challenges during our tenure and Joe was always positive and supportive. I shall remember him fondly.
Anne-Marie Kaupp
August 28, 2020
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