Weathersfield, Vt. — Joseph A. Lemois, 85, a longtime resident of Weathersfield, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 29, 2014, at his home in Weathersfield.
He was born April 11, 1929, in Taftville, Conn., the son of Edward and Albina (Vincent) Lemois. He received his schooling in Taftville and West Warwick, R.I., where he moved to as a young man. He later moved to Burlington, Vt., in 1959 where he met Sandra Morgan. They were later married in West Warwick, R.I. They moved to Weathersfield in 1967.
Mr. Lemois was employed for many years as an iron worker out of Manchester, N.H., Local #474 in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts. He retired in 1988.
He was a longtime member of the International Association of Iron Workers and a former member of the National Guard.
Joseph enjoyed working on his home in Weathersfield and was proud to have built it with his wife and son-in-law at the age of 83. He was also fond of working the land and being outdoors.
He was predeceased by his parents and six brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Lemois, of Weathersfield; one daughter, Kim Lewis, and her husband, Anthony, of North Hartland, Vt.; one son, Joseph Lemois, and his companion, Helen Lolio, of Foster, R.I.; one sister, Marcelline Madden, of Margate, Fla.; one grandson, Cameron Patterson, of Burlington, Vt.; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, “Shadow.”
At his request, private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ascutneyville Volunteer Fire Department at PO Box 91, Ascutney, VT 05030 or to St. Jude Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor assisted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.