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Joseph Ward
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Joseph F.
Ward Sr.
1936 - 2018
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Obituary for Joseph F. Ward Sr.

Joseph F.  Ward Sr.

MASSENA – Mr. Joseph F. Ward, Sr., 81, of Bayley Road, unexpectedly passed away Monday morning, May 14, 2018 at his home.

Joe was born June 17, 1936 in Massena, the son of the late John H. and Arlene M. Keller. He attended and graduated from Holy Family High School. On April 12, 1958, he married Ruth R. Conklin at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hopkinton with Father Plante, officiating. She predeceased him on October 13, 2011.

Joe was a journeyman mechanic and machine repairman for Reynold’s Metals until his retirement. He had a great passion for hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Joe is survived by his children, Joseph Jr. and Kathy Ward of Brasher; Kathleen and Richard Cootware of Knapps Station; Kevin and Rena Ward of The Villages, Florida; Gerald and Karen Ward of Massena; and twins, Tod Ward of Louisville and Tad and Melissa Ward of Massena; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Joe was predeceased by his sisters, Arlene Rosalie Ward in infancy on December 25, 1946; Helen Carrier on May 29, 2002; and Gertrude Fenlong on June 2, 2009.

Friends may call Friday 2-4:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM.

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