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Author:  Laura Shayne
E-mail:  laura.s.newbury@gmail.com
Date:  12/12/2009 3:36:53 PM
Subject:  Our Joe...
Message:  We'd been trying to keep the word in til we were able to contact Joe's children, but trying to keep something from our rockers is like trying to hold back the tide. : )

Joe passed away around 6:30 a.m. on his birthday, December 9th. He had gone to work, and suffered a heart attack. By the time paramedics reached him, he was gone. We received a call from his girlfriend, Dorothy, on my birthday - the 10th.

Many of you knew my brother, Joe. I have a feeling the first thing dad said to him was, "What in the hell are you doin' here already, kid?"

Joe was cremated and his ashes will be laid in the Greenwood Cemetery right next to my dad. Mom says to pass on the word that there's space for a few more in this same plot, and that she's thinking of just putting "The Newbury Bunch" on the gravestone. I think it's appropriate.

For those of you in the area, we'll be holding a Memorial Service for Joe on Sunday the 27th of December at the Greenwood Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Come rain or shine, we'll be there.

Thank you all for the kind words and love that has been shown to us so far. Sometimes things don't go as you expect them too. I know this was a shock for all of us. We loved Joe in spite of his rough exterior, and will continue to love him until we meet again across the bar.

Laura Shayne




 Our Joe... by Laura Shayne  at 12/12/2009 3:36:53 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Bree Wilson Stone at 12/12/2009 4:16:43 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Karen Runk at 12/12/2009 4:23:49 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by V. at 12/12/2009 4:29:38 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Joe Z at 12/12/2009 6:51:53 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Bill Smith at 12/12/2009 4:58:44 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Ginny G.  at 12/12/2009 5:23:00 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by larry larry at 12/12/2009 6:16:09 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by AlaskaShirley at 12/12/2009 7:21:11 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Lois at 12/12/2009 8:22:56 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Dillon at 12/12/2009 10:51:50 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by April at 12/13/2009 1:45:10 AM
 Re: Our Joe... by Jackie at 12/13/2009 4:02:09 AM
 Re: Our Joe... by Lib at 12/13/2009 4:09:30 AM
 Re: Our Joe... by Randy B at 12/13/2009 5:34:13 AM
 Re: Our Joe... by hank at 12/13/2009 7:55:54 AM
 Re: Our Joe... by Egbert at 12/13/2009 8:04:01 AM
 Re: Our Joe... by Judy C at 12/13/2009 8:43:36 AM
 Re: Our Joe... by Elton and Sallie at 12/13/2009 2:19:53 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Doug at 12/13/2009 3:22:07 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Mamie  at 12/13/2009 3:33:58 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by Laura Shayne  at 12/13/2009 4:15:08 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by erik "the dane" at 12/13/2009 11:43:15 PM
 Re: Our Joe... by larry larry at 12/14/2009 9:24:42 AM
 Re: Our Joe... by john and sue meares  at 12/18/2009 9:25:09 AM
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 Re: Our Joe... by Joey L. at 12/14/2009 8:45:49 AM
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