Joseph M. Pagano, Sr., 97, a Saxonville resident for over 70 years, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018 after a short illness. Born in Newton, the son of the late Frank & Carmella (Zarella) Pagano, and the beloved husband of the late Gloria A. (Edwards) Pagano.
Joseph was raised and educated in Newton, and proudly served his country in U.S. Army during WWII with an honorable discharge. He worked for over 30 years for New England Sand & Gravel before retiring in the early 80’s. He was an avid golfer and regular patron and employee of the Wayland Country Club. He enjoyed his family and many friends. In recent years he became a regular patron of the Ashland Dairy Queen.
Joseph is survived by his children, Joseph M. Jr. & his wife Cindie of Saxonville, and Donna L. Sullivan & her husband Paul Ramsdell of Saxonville, his loving grandchildren, Joe, Christina, Amber, Lindsay, Ashley, Nolan, Dwight, and Taylor, 11 cherished great grandchildren, and his sister, Rose Sostilio of Newton. He was predeceased by his brothers, Michael, Louis and Alfred.
Family and friends will honor and remember Joseph’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Sunday, December 9th from 1 – 4 P.M. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday morning in St. George Church, 74 School St. Saxonville, at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.