Joseph Oscar Lien

February 19, 1950September 19, 2021

Joseph Oscar Lien Sr. of Centereach, NY passed away at home at the age of 71 on September 19, 2021.

Beloved husband of Barbara Lien (nee Church) for 48 years. Loving father of Joseph Lien (Marissa), Kevin Lien(Jennifer), Tara O’Grady (Kevin), Mary Langenhahn (Michael) and Maureen Daddario (Robert). Cherished papa of 8 grandchildren. Dear brother of Cramer Humphrey.

Joseph retired from the Town of Hempstead Housing Authority after 40 years. He was a former captain of the Uniondale Fire Department, an avid fisherman and decorated war hero having served in Vietnam for the US Army.

Visitation Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 2326 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY. Funeral Mass, Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic Church, 80 College Road, Selden NY. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Boulevard, Calverton, NY.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Lien family.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, September 23, 2021


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Marty and Liz Bundrick

September 29, 2021

Joe, we have so many great memories of when we were young….trips we took with you and sis, double dates, camping ⛺️ ….donuts on Sunday mornings at Nana's 😃….. and all the fun and laughs we shared.
So “Harold from Harold Square” you will be missed but never forgotten, love “skinny” and Marty
🙏may you Rest In Peace Joe🙏

Colette Torch

September 22, 2021

Dear Barbara, Tara and all of your family. We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing and want to wish you our sincerest condolences at this difficult time. We hope that Joe had a peaceful passing and also wish peace and comfort to all of you in the coming days and weeks. I know you have a wonderful and supportive family who will help you through these difficult times and that is indeed a blessing. We send our prayers to you and for Joe, may he Rest in Peace.
All our love
The Torch Family

George Church

September 21, 2021

Joe, wish you hadn’t left us so soon. You were way too young to leave! You fought for our country and raised a wonderful family. You were alway there for anyone who needed help, and would have given any of us the shirt off your back. I have so many great memories of you and the things we did together, too many to write about here. Glad your suffering is over. Until we meet again, Rest In Peace buddy!
P.S. Thanks for all the fish😜

George DeAngelis

September 21, 2021

Joe you were the the greatest friend and neighbor. We lost touch but I always knew that if I ever wanted to stop and chat you’d be a welcome partner. You will be missed. You are and will always be loved. Rest In Peace my friend.

Johanne McKendry

September 21, 2021

Liam and I were so very sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. We have such happy memories of meeting members of the family in NYC on our various trips from Ireland and of chatting online in the intervening years. Our condolences to all the family at this very sad time. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
All our love,
Liam and Johanne McKendry

Bob and Linda Strong

September 21, 2021

Our deepest condolences to Barbara and family. I met Joe through fishing and have many fond memories. Joe was one of the best fisherman I knew and could catch fish when no one else could. Two weeks ago my wife and I spent a few hours with Joe, Barbara and Maureen . Joe's parting words to me were I will be planning the fishing trips up there and I will save you a spot. Rest in Peace my friend. Until we meet again.
Bob and Linda Strong

Chris Gill

September 21, 2021

Joe, My sincerest condolences to your wonderful wife Barbara and your entire family- my fondest memory of you was when you took me fishing in your boat, we dragged an umbrella jig and caught loads of fish. I brought them home and you told me how to do them on the BBQ,, what a time;) , You had such an easy going attitude, and made everyone around you relax. You really knew what it meant to live a good life. Thank you. Chris

john fickling

September 21, 2021

We now have to find a new fisherman. Maybe Joe up there in heaven can teach Andrew, Peter, James and John the fisherman apostles a thing or two.

We enjoyed Joe's company and his fresh fish and his fish dishes. We miss him.

In loving memory , John and Rosemary Fickling.

Robert Grzesiak

September 21, 2021

Thanks for the many fish dinners! Rest in Peace-