Joseph William Herring 81, of New Boston Road, Fairhaven died Monday, August 3, 2020 at home after a long and courageous fight with Renal disease. Joseph was surrounded by his loving family and his partner of the last 12 years. Joseph was the husband of 45 years to the late Pauline Lena (Beland) Herring until her passing in 2007.
Joseph was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and was a son of the late Ernest and Elsa (Behar) Herring.
Joseph was a member of the United States Air Force from 1956-1960. He was an Aircraft mechanic for Continental Airlines in Boston for 14 years prior to retiring in 2001. He was also the co-owner of Hillcrest Stables for over 10 years with his brother Jim. Joseph was a Fairhaven resident since 1973 after moving here from Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
His love for fishing was his favorite past time. Back in the day his fishing trips with his son Joe and brother Jim was how he’d loved to spend a lot of his time. Passing on his love for fishing and his vast knowledge to his grandson Joseph and son-in-law Billy was some thing he cherished. Even at his most sickest Billy made sure he took his father-in-law fishing every chance he could. Joseph enjoyed weekly lunch trips to Nawghty Dawgs in Dartmouth with his daughters.
Joseph is survived by a son Joseph W Herring Jr. of Arizona. Two daughters; Karen Herring of Somerset: Elizabeth A. and her husband William (Billy) Costa of New Bedford. One grandson; Joseph D.Botello of New Bedford. One granddaughter; Crystal Herring of New Bedford. One great-grandson; Joshua Mello of New Bedford. His partner for the last 12 years Diane Berche of Fairhaven. One sister Shirley Boie of Colorado.
Joseph was predeceased by his brothers James and John Herring, and sisters Elizabeth Remette and Patricia Chaffin.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory can be sent to Southcoast Hospice 200 Mill Rd. # 120 Fairhaven, Ma 02719.
Burial services will be private.
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