Joseph,100, wife of the late Roland T. Joseph and long time resident
of Western Avenue, Essex, died Wednesday November 16, 2016 in her
home following a brief illness.
Born in Boston
November 10,1916, daughter of the late Ralph E. and Annie Belle
(Harlow) Peterson, she was raised in Beverly until the age of five
when the family moved to Essex. She graduated from Essex High
School, a member of the Class of 1934 and continued her education
training as a hairdresser at the former Wilfred Academy in Boston.
Married in 1936 the Joseph's made their home and raised their family
on Western Avenue and owned Gaybrook Garage until retirement. She
worked as a hairdresser in her shop on Main Street before starting a
family and with her children grown worked as a floor manager at
Jordan Marsh in Peabody.
She is survived by a
daughter, Kay L. Joseph of Essex, two sons, Robert T. Joseph of
Essex and Ronald E. Joseph and his wife Alice of Manchester, CT,
seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces,
nephews and special friends, Carol and Sally Soucy. She was the
mother of the late Ralph P. Joseph formerly of Hamilton and sister
of the late Eugene Peterson formerly of Ipswich. A special thank
you to Care Dimensions, TLC, Julie, Renee, Maryanne and Karen who
made her last days comfortable.
Her funeral service
will be held Monday, November 21 at 11am following an hour of
visitation starting at 10am in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6
High Street, Ipswich followed by interment in the Spring Street
Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity
of one's choice.