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Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel

3410 Broad Street, Dexter, MI

OBITUARY

Joseph M. Allain

May 30, 1931February 11, 2020

Allain, Joseph Maurice Dexter, MI

Age 88 passed away Monday, February 10, 2020. He was born in Detroit, MI, the son of Ernest and Helene (La France) Allain. Joseph served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 sailing all over the globe on the destroyer USS W.C. Lawe. He received the Navy Occupation Service medal and the National Defense Service medal. Joseph married June Marie Maltigliati in Detroit, MI on April 18 1959 and she survives. They moved their family from Dearborn Heights to Dexter in 1971 and were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Being a father was his greatest joy and he loved coaching baseball and little league. Joseph also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping (really roughing it). He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, June; five children, Mark (Theresa) Allain, Dan (Angela) Allain, Debbie Allain, Angela Allain and Anthony (Kim) Allain; eight grandchildren, Aimee, Mitchell, Tyler, Jordon, Tiffany, Kylee, Ethan and Angel; one great granddaughter, Ella; one brother, Raymond (Joyce) Allain; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael, brother, Rene Allain, and his sisters, Florence Slater and Rita Allain. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10 am to 12 noon at Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be at 12 noon on Saturday. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Laid to Rest Saturday, February 15, 2020

Memories

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Steven Bell

February 12, 2020

I was one of many youngsters to play little league under "Coach Joe." Not as gifted as Mark, Mike or Dan, I saw time at 2nd and right and batted lower in the order. I have fond memories playing on the diamond, in our back yard, or in Allain's back yard. I too, as an adult, coached little league, in Wisconsin. Each year I made several references of "Coach Joe" from my youth, guiding the young players on fundamentals, and sportsmanship, as he had done for many youth in Dexter.

Then there were the evenings at our house or Allains' listening to Joe and my dad swap stories, often with a can of Pabst, enjoying June's awesome cooking.

Coach Joe was with me and my two sisters, Terri and Tammy, while our parents where with our Grandfather, Stanley, in the hospital at his passing.

In 2006 we buried my dad, Marvin, in Dexter, with the Detroit Tigers logo baseball into his urn.

In 2018, mom (Carole), Terri, Tammy and I were blessed to visit the Allain family at the home of Joe and June. Tammy and Debbie/Angie coordinated this visit to reunite the past friendship between these two families. Though the Bell's will not be traveling back to Dexter for Joe's memorial, know we are all saddened yet rejoicing with you.

Steve Bell
Sturgeon Bay, WI

Caylee Collins

February 11, 2020

Joe,
An absolute angel, he was such a beautiful and funny and loving man. He made me laugh constantly. I met Joe at Brecon during my time of work there. I adored him. He would always take my food. I remember once he even gave me a cookie out of my pack and then ate it because I didn’t eat it quick enough. He was such a sweetheart. He constantly reminded me that he loved me and as did i for him. I will never forget any of the moments i share with him. My heart and love goes out to this family. ❤️

Yulanda Morrison

February 11, 2020

I'm try not to tear up or cry while writing this. I was one of Joe's caregiver and his adopted daughter. We would sit around the table and talk and at night he would be my snack buddy. I would buy different things to snack on purposely for me and Joe. I only knew Joe for a short time but the way we bonded it felt like a life time. Joe's children are so lucky to have had him in his life. I even bonded with some of his children I truly feel like They are family and in my heart they are. Me and Joe would go on walks around the flower garden in the summer and would walk to the other homes to visit and talk to people, and when he wanted to relaxed in the recliner I would tuck him in with his hunters blanket to make sure he was nice and cozy and wait for him to say "I'm going to sleep" then I would ask him to blow me a kiss he would either reply "no" or blow one if I said please. Joe was like a magnet everybody loved him. I will never forget my Joe. He will always be in my memory because we had some enjoyable times.

Jean Popovici

February 11, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your father. Family and family memories help heal the sadness at their loss. God Bless you and Theresa and God Bless your father.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY