Joseph G. Beland, 65, passed away at home surrounded by his family on June 22, 2020. He was the longtime companion of Olga M. Bielecki.
Joseph was born in Fall River and was the son of the late Arthur Beland and Lorraine (Maynard) Beland.
Joseph was a longtime member of the Teamsters Local #59 and served as Union Vice President for the ATU Local #1547 where he worked for many years as a well known transit driver for GATRA. Joe loved to fish and was an avid collector of Red Sox memorabilia. He also liked to attend flea markets and yard sales in search of a good find. Most of all, Joe cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grand daughter. He will be remembered as a very caring man with a good heart who always put the needs of others before himself.
Surviving in addition to his companion Olga are his children, Crystal Saucier and Jay Beland and his wife Emily all of Fall River; brothers, Wayne Bishop, Richard and David Beland and Michael Bishop, and sisters, Linda Charboneau and Brenda, Sherri and Theresa; and his beloved granddaughter, KyrahTrinity.
He was the brother of the late Walter and Arthur Beland, Tracy Cook and Wendy LeBlanc.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 10am in St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave., Somerset. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.
Calling hours will precede the mass from 8:30-9:30am in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset.
Due to current restrictions, access to the funeral home will be limited to small groups at a time.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Southcoast VNA, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719.
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