OBITUARY

Joseph F. Conlan, Jr.

January 11, 1929April 30, 2019
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Joseph Fraser Conlan, Jr. of Brewster, MA died peacefully at age 90 on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Louise Lynch Conlan, as well as six children; Kathleen Conlan (Joe), Joseph Conlan III (Jan), Mark Conlan (Pam), Julie Marcus (Mickey), Brenda Conlan (Kate), and Charles Conlan (Jen). Joe also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter; Ian, Blake, Sally, Rosalie, Barry, Reed, Jackie, Kimmy, Sam, Sunny and Samantha.

Joe was born and raised in Boston, graduating from Boston University before entering the Navy in 1950. He served in the US Navy for four glorious years as a fighter pilot flying from various aircraft carriers.

Joe married Louise in 1954 and they lived in quite a few locations as the Navy and work required until they ultimately settled in Ridgewood, NJ, where he had a lengthy career at Warner Lambert Company. Joe and Louise moved to Eastham, MA after he retired in 1992 and they spent several decades traveling, attending Navy reunions with squadron friends and enjoying family and friends on Cape Cod.

Adored by family and friends, Joe was known for his keen mind, wit, and loyalty. He was a voracious reader, an enthusiastic mariner and a skilled painter. He was never one to turn down a candy bar, either.

Joe was a member of a number of organizations, including the US Power Squadron, Knights of Columbus, Eastham Conservation Foundation, The Orleans Yacht Club and Orleans Coffee Club. He also loved the Eastham Library. Joe and Louise were long-time parishioners of St. Joan of Arc Church, Orleans.

The family expresses its gratitude for the care and compassion shown by staff members of Maplewood at Brewster, where he lived recently and by Broad Reach Hospice, as well as Privatus Home Health Care.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Rd., Orleans at 11am on Friday, May 3. Burial will conclude at Massachusetts National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Society St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joan of Arc Parish Conference, 61 Canal Road, Orleans, MA 02653. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Louise Conlan, Wife
  • Kathleen Conlan, Daughter
  • Joseph Conlin III, Son
  • Mark Conlan, Son
  • Julie Marcus, Daughter
  • Brenda Conlan, Daughter
  • Charles Conlan, Son
  • Mr. Conlan also leaves 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild to cherish his memory

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Burial Friday, May 3, 2019

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Ernie Incorvati

May 3, 2019

I am so sorry that this wonderful man has passed on. I did not know Joe that long. I met him through my wife, Connie ( Parent) Donaldson. The Parent family and the Conlan's were very close. I met a man I saw as intelligent, friendly and very much an American Patriot. His service to our country as a naval fighter pilot was outstanding. I looked up to Joe. My heart is saddened by his loss. My deepest condolences to Louise and his family. May God Bless you all. Ernie

Joe was part of my life from my earliest childhood memories. We spent holidays together as well as many summer days and nights in Gloucester. He was always full of humor and warmth. He will be missed by all for many years to come. My love goes out to all of you and please know that I am deeply saddened for your loss. Keep on flying, Joe. We love you!! Connie (Parent) Donaldson

Bill and Laura Lynch

May 3, 2019

Dear Louise and family,

We are so sad to read of Joe's passing. I have been saying to myself lately that I should go and see Joe and Louise. I will relish the wonderful lunch I had with them and Marjorie right after they moved into their new quarters in Brewster. Joe was a wonderful guy and I will miss our sharing of conversations and email. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Tony & Tricia Pezzulo

May 1, 2019

Dear Conlan Family,

Our deepest sympathies on Joseph passing. I know where Mark's passion for flying and skiing came from - a great father, father-in-law and grandfather to have. So sad to learn of his passing.

Sincerely,

The Pezzulo Family

SHIRLE LATHAM

May 1, 2019

TO THE CONLAN FAMILY..

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR DAD. DIDN'T KNOW HIM VERY WELL, BUT SO SAD FOR YOUR FAMILY. MY SYMPATHIES TO YOU AND YOURS.

SHIRLEY LATHAM

Pattie and John Gallagher

May 1, 2019

Deepest condolences to the Conlan family from the Gallaghers. We wish you comfort and peace as you celebrate the memory of your dad/grandfather.
As Sparta friends of Mark and Pam, we heard Mark share his stories of admiration and pride for his beloved Dad, Joe. (and Louise). We know those memories that have touched your hearts will bring you comfort and keep him with you always.

Nancy-Jane Conlan Griffith

April 30, 2019

To the most wonderful cousin in the world. To many wonderful memories will keep them in my heart forever. Love and Hugs to all the family and please an extra kiss to Louise.... Nancy and Tom Griffith

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