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Joseph J. Kirkman, 71

Joseph J. Kirkman, 71, of Mendon, where he has lived since 1978, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, in Naples, Fl. He was the husband of Susan M. (Sullivan) Kirkman for 50 years.          

         Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Britland) Kirkman.

          Formerly of Hopedale and Milford, Joe was raised in Swansea, and was a graduate of Case High School, class of 1965. In his youth, he played football and Legion baseball. Following high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps, and served in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner, having been shot down 7 times. He also played football for the Marines.

         He retired in 2008 after many years as a builder and carpenter. Joe loved playing racquetball and golf, fishing, and adored his only granddaughter, Christina M. Kirkman.

                    In addition to his wife, and granddaughter, he is survived by his son Joseph E. Kirkman of Bellingham, and his sisters, Patricia Silva of GA, and Debbie Pheriault of NH. He was predeceased by his son Heath Kirkman and sister Katherine Pacheco.

          A graveside service, with military honors, will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 1:30PM at the Hopedale Village Cemetery in Hopedale.

          Arrangements are under the care of the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford,

Guest Book

So sad to hear Joe has passed . I know he was greeted by Heath as always our loved ones in Spirit are there receive us. It is my hope that. Sue and Jody are able to he!p each other in their grieving process. Once again Blessings be with the family LOVE & LIGHT. Kathy....💗
Kathleen Moulton

Our deepest sympathy to Sue, young Joe & family at this sad time. And to Patty & Debbie. Joe was a fine man that has left us way to early. I will always remember the good times at St. Andrews Hall and the visits at Ocean Grove and later at Dillon Lane, Swansea. Rest in Peace Moose.
Your cousin Glenn , Linda , Alyssa & Glenn Jr

Our deep Symantjy for Sue and her family at this sad time God Bless Ed & Janice Kruopas
Ed Kruopas

My deepest sympathy to my cousin, Sue, and her family on the death of her beloved husband, Joe. He was a good man and was always kind and generous to me whenever my Mom and I visited their lovely home in Mendon. I am with you in thought and send many prayers your way. Love, Ann Kruopas Palmyra, NJ
Ann M. Kruopas

Our heartfelt sympathy is with all of you. God bless Joe . May he Rest In Peace. Sylvia and Dick Naples Fl.
Sylvia Gulla

Our heartfelt sympathy is with all of you. God bless Joe . May he Rest In Peace. Sylvia and Dick Naples Fl.
Sylvia Gulla

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