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January 1, 1970 - December 8, 2008
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Joseph J. Colella, 87, a longtime resident of Hopkinton, died Monday,
December 8, 2008. Born in Newton, he was the son of the late Nicholas
and Teresa (Luciano) Colella.
A longtime member of Saint John the Evangelist Church and the Hopkinton
Historical Society, Joe was also a past member of the Knights of
Columbus and the Kiwanis Club.
Joseph is survived by his sister, Marie Fleming of Hopkinton; nieces and
nephews, Robert Colella and his wife, Sue, Thomas Colella and his wife,
Wendy, Sandy and her husband, Richard Varnum Sr., Dale and her husband,
James Danahy, Donna Bowker, Diane McGrath, Nancy and her husband, John
Simone, Ellen and her husband, Robert Holmes, and Vaughn O’Halloran. He
also leaves his care giver, Alice Kimini. Joseph is predeceased by his
sister, Lucy O’Halloran and brothers Angelo, Daniel and Alexander
Visiting hours will take place Thursday, December 11, 2008 from 3:00 to
7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton.
www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Saint John the Evangelist Church, Church Street,
Hopkinton. Burial will follow in St.John’s Parish Cemetery. Donations
in his memory may be made to either Hopkinton Historical Society, P.O.
Box 423, Hopkinton, MA 01748-0423 or the Hopkinton Fire Department, 73 Main St., Hopkinton, MA