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Joseph J. Joaquin

January 7, 1944 ~ December 17, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Joseph Jonathan Joaquin passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 17th 2021.  He was born on January 7th 1944 and was a life long resident of Colchester.  He was the son of Manuel Joaquin and Bridget Roscoe.  He was predeceased by his brother Richard.  He is survived by his loving sister Dorothy “Dottie” Marvin and nephews.  He leaves his wife Joanne whom he was married to for 50 years.  A daughter Jennifer and two granddaughters Brooke and Cadence, whom he loved and adored.

Joseph graduated from Bacon Academy.  He enlisted in the Navy serving on the USS Altair during the Vietnam era.  Joseph attended Eastern Connecticut State College and began his successful 35 year teaching career in Marlborough.  He was a well-respected teacher at the Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall Elementary School.  Joseph enjoyed many wonderful experiences with principal Walter Machowski and his caring, dedicated colleagues.

Joseph was a member of the Lion’s Club and the Colchester Fish and Game Club.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He had many exciting adventures with his friends.   Joseph appreciated the kindness of his neighbors especially, Frank Tarnowski and Karl Stula.  

The services will be privately held.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colchester Ambulance Services, 52 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, CT. 06415. Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, in Colchester, is in charge of arrangements. 

 

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