Joe was born in Boston to Josephine Blake and Arthur McDuff on May 4th, 1944. Joe graduated from Braintree High School and lived in Braintree for many years.
Joe worked as a rubbish truck driver and later as the Dispatch Manager for George Troupe of Suburban Disposal in Abington for over 30 years. Joe took extreme pride in his job and was a hard working extremely dedicated employee.
Joe enjoyed spending time with his family more than anything. On any given Sunday he would be with his children and grandchildren enjoying a meal and watching the Red Sox or Patriots. Joe was an avid baseball fan and never missed a Red Sox game.
Joe took a lot of pride in his home. He spent many Saturdays in the yard only to be followed by washing and waxing his car. Joe loved cars and dreamed of buying an old muscle car. Joe loved music and will be remembered for his famous dance moves to his favorite singers Luther Vandross and Barry White. Joe had a great sense of humor and a laugh like no other. Joe also had a great love for animals and was proud to own and care for many dogs, horses, rabbits, and of course we can’t forget his favorite cat Mittens.
Joe, the oldest of four children, was predeceased by his siblings, Elaine McDuff, Judy McMahon, and Michael McDuff. Joe is survived by his six children, Angela and Jonathan Mareno of West Bridgewater, Jeni and Rayan Vieira of Brockton, James and Amy McDuff of Rehoboth, Lynne Goncalves of Brockton, Cynthia Marie Goncalves of Norwood, and Patrick and Yvette McDuff of California.
Joe is also survived by his twelve grandchildren who knew him as “Grandpa Joe”, Jonathan Mareno Jr., Nicholas Mareno, Giovanti Vieira, Enzo Vieira, Alanna Vieira, Jackie Fossella, Arlindo Goncalves, Kimberly Goncalves, Shane Depina, Christopher Goncalves, Mikayla McDuff, and Meghan McDuff. Joe is also survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces, and dear friends.
Due to current restrictions there will be a private family service and burial at Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree where Joe will be laid to rest with his parents and brother. There will be a Memorial Mass for all to attend at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation and the ASPCA.
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