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Joseph J. Perez

January 20, 1930 - January 5, 2018

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Obituaries » Joseph J. Perez

JOSEPH JOHN PEREZ, 87, passed away peacefully Jan. 5, 2018, at Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Home in Berlin. Born on Jan. 20, 1930, he was the youngest of seven children born to Jose and Almerida (Lastra) Perez, immigrants from Spain who arrived in the United States through Ellis Island in the early-1900s. Joe grew up in the North End of Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. He enlisted in the Navy and served on a destroyer during the Korean War. After he was honorably discharged from the Navy, Joe married Doris Ann Letter on June 19, 1954, and made their home in Graniteville. He worked both as a rural mail carrier for the Graniteville post office and as a pressman at Capital City Press. Joe took his work experience as a pressman and started Perez Litho, the small printing business he and Doris ran for many years. H enjoyed shooting hoops with his children, playing pool, hunting with his friends, ice-fishing with his brother and playing cards. Joe celebrated 63 years of marriage to Doris in June 2017. Doris predeceased him in October 2017.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Jodie Lafaille and husband Gary; his son, Joseph Jr. and wife Meg; his daughter, Melissa Houle; and his youngest son, Greg and wife Brandy. He also leaves his 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Joe is also survived by his sister, Regina “Lola” Perez, of Barre, and his sister, Esperanza “Titi” Ozanne, of VA.

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