OBITUARY

Philip J. Joncas

December 4, 1932June 16, 2021
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Philip J. Joncas, age 88, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Our Lady’s Haven in Fairhaven. He was the loving husband of Helen (Cicco) Joncas to whom he was married for 67 years.

Born in Fall River a son of the late Alexander and Florence (Lauzon) Joncas he was a longtime resident of the city.

A proud veteran of the United States Army he served during the Korean Conflict during which time he lived in Austria and Germany with his wife. He reenlisted into the Navy and was stationed in Davisville with the Navy Seabees in 1982. Early on, he worked for a construction company and American Van Lines Moving Co. A skilled plumber he worked for Swansea Plumbing and then owned and operated Phil Joncas Plumbing and Heating for 23 years before his retirement in 2012.

A licensed pilot, he belonged to the New Bedford Pilot’s Association. In addition, he enjoyed boating, motorcycles, antique cars and go-carts. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Montaup and Fall River Country Clubs and enjoyed skiing and bowling. A 32nd degree Mason for the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Providence he was also a member of the America Legion Post #314, Disable American Veterans New Bedford #7, VFW Post 486 in Fall River and a life member of #110 Seabee Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Philip A. Joncas and his wife Mary M. Midura of Assonet; one grandson, Philip J. Joncas and one granddaughter, Maya M. Joncas and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Armand Joncas.

His Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 21, 2021 at 9:00 am from Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River followed by a Mass at 10:00 am in Good Shepherd Parish, 1598 S. Main St., Fall River. Burial will be in Newport Memorial Park. Visiting hours are Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Contributions in his honor may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. For directions and online tributes, www.waring-sullivan.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Shriners Hospital for Children

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 20, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, June 21, 2021

  • Burial with Military Honors

    Monday, June 21, 2021

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Margaret Zecco Keeney

June 23, 2021

I met Phil when he married my cousin Helen Cicco. He always had a smile and some funny joke. He would help anyone who needed assistance. RIP my friend!!❤️🙏🏼

Manny Carreiro

June 20, 2021

So sorry for your loss. I will never forget the story’s he has shared . He will be sadly missed

Simone Potvin

June 20, 2021

My deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Joncas. I worked with his brother Armand at the "light" company back in the 70's and Armand always mentioned some of the fun times he had growing up. I hope all your many memories are of comfort to you in the days ahead. Take care and stay safe.

Crystal Collette

June 19, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. With Deepest sympathies and prayers.

Karan Pereira

June 19, 2021

With deepest sympathy for your loss.

Kim Harris

June 17, 2021

I consider it a privilege to have had his company! A pure sweet gentleman.Whom I’ll never forget!

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