OBITUARY

Joseph M. Smolinsky

July 28, 1932January 6, 2019
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Joseph M. Smolinsky, 86, of Plymouth, passed away at Sippican Health care in Marion on January 6, 2019. He passed away peacefully with family at his bedside, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara L. (Lamb) Smolinsky for 61 years.

He was born in Boston, and a native of mission Hill. After graduating from Mission Church high school he joined the Marines and served during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, he was trained as a chef and married his high school sweetheart Barbara. They had 7 children. He had vested interest in liquor store in Roxbury, where he worked for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 327 in Roxbury, the VFW Post 5988 in Bourne and a devoted Parishioner at St. Margaret’s Church in Buzzards Bay.

He is preceded in death by his parents John and Mary Smolinsky, his twin brother John and his younger brother Edward.

He is survived by his four daughters, Barbara E. Dearstyne and husband David of Falmouth, Laurie A. Nangle and husband William of Forestdale, Marybeth Cavanaugh and husband Kevin of Glendale, CA and Kathleen O’Mara and husband James of Plymouth; three sons, Joseph J. and wife Joni Rae of Bourne, Stephen W. and wife Lynn of Cedarville and Michael D. and wife Catherine of Bourne; three sisters, Virginia Arner of Florida, Roberta Smolinsky of Florida and Patricia DeMatteo of East Wareham; three brothers Robert of Port Orchard, WA, David of Waltham and Matthew of Florida. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

His funeral Mass will be held on Friday January 11th at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main St. Falmouth, MA. Interment will be at The Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Visiting hours will be held at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 Macarthur Blvd., Bourne, MA on Thursday January 10th from 4:00 -8:00 pm. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to a Veterans organization.

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara L. Smolinsky, Wife
  • John Smolinsky, Father
  • Mary Smolinsky, Mother
  • John Smolinsky, Brother
  • Edward Smolinsky, Brother
  • Barbara E. Dearstyne, Daughter
  • David Dearstyne, Son-in-law
  • Laurie A. Nangle, Daughter
  • William Nangle, Son-in-law
  • Marybeth Cavanaugh, Daughter
  • Kevin Cavanaugh, Son-in-law
  • Kathleen O’Mara, Daughter
  • James O’Mara, Son-in-law
  • Joseph J. Smolinsky, Son
  • Joni Rae Smolinsky, Daughter-in-law
  • Stephen W. Smolinsky, Son
  • Lynn Smolinsky, Daughter-in-law
  • Michael D. Smolinsky, Son
  • Catherine Smolinsky, Daughter-in-law
  • Virginia Arner, Sister
  • Roberta Smolinsky, Sister
  • Patricia DeMatteo, Sister
  • Robert Smolinsky, Brother
  • David Smolinsky, Brother
  • Matthew Smolinsky, Brother
  • He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Burial Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Joseph M. Smolinsky

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Debbie Snow

January 10, 2019

So many amazing memories at the Smolinsky home; from horseshoes to mini golf and of course Labor Day Parties! Thank you uncle joe for your hugs and kisses and being a special part of my life!! Rest In Peace ❤️

Cathy Farrell Smolinsky

January 10, 2019

I first met my future Brother-in-Law Joe at a family party. He always seemed to have a Camera and he always seemed to catch me just as I started eating. I will always have wonderful memories of him at his Labor Day cookouts. Here is a picture of the Smolinsky Men at a cook out captured while they were all “shooting the breeze”.
From left, John, Bob, Ed, Pop, Matt, Joe & David (from late ‘80’s or early ‘90’s)

Jane Sorenti

January 10, 2019

What a beautiful legacy your Dad and Mom have left this world with. With my deepest heartfelt sympathy.

Love
Jane Sorenti

Logan Smolinsky

January 9, 2019

Logan Smolinsky

January 9, 2019

Logan Smolinsky

January 9, 2019

Crystal O'Mara

January 9, 2019

Crystal O'Mara

January 9, 2019

Macy Smolinsky

January 8, 2019

Catherine Smolinsky

January 8, 2019