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Obituaries published May 21

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Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:00 am

Obituaries were reported for Joseph Convey, 75, Gaetano Jodice, 78, of South Windsor, Conn.

Joseph Convey, 75

ATTLEBORO - Joseph Thomas Convey, 75, of Highland Avenue, South Attleboro, a longtime Pawtucket resident, died on Monday, May 19, 2008 at the St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich, R.I., following a short illness. He was the beloved husband of 53 years of Anita M. (LeBlanc) Convey, to whom he was married at Blessed Sacrament Church in Providence on Jan. 29, 1955.

Born in Pawtucket on May 28, 1932, he was the only son born to the late Thomas and Appolonia (Nyzio) Convey. He resided in South Attleboro for the past six years, having moved to Massachusetts from his native Pawtucket. He was raised and educated in Pawtucket, where he was a 1949 graduate of St. Raphael Academy.

Mr. Convey proudly served in the U.S. Army and Air Force during the Korean War era from 1950 to 1954.

He was employed as a truck driver for E & L Trucking in Pawtucket for many years prior to his retirement in 1995.

In Pawtucket, he was a communicant of Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church.

He loved to travel, having visited more than 43 countries and throughout the United States. An ardent reader, he also enjoyed the time spent dining out with family and friends.

His truest satisfaction was sharing his love with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of 53 years, he leaves four children: Lisa LaVigne and her husband Robert LaVigne of Lincoln, R.I., Michael Convey and his companion Michael Beaudette of South Attleboro; Charlotte Cosgrove and her husband Thomas Cosgrove of Pawtucket, and Donna Reis and her husband Jose Reis of Pawtucket; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Theresa Copes and her husband Neil Copes of Rehoboth; and four nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to visitation with veteran's honors today, Wednesday, May 21 from 4 to 7:15 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

Those in need of a ride to visitation may call the funeral home at 508-695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.

A funeral service with veteran's honors will follow visitation at 7:30 tonight, Wednesday, May 21 in the Memorial Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

Following funeral home services, an invitation will be extended to join the family for a continued celebration of Mr. Convey's life and for refreshments at a location to be announced.

Burial will be private.

A children's room will be available during visitation and the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name and in honor of the care he received may be made to the St. Elizabeth Home, One Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

To send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit an online register book at http://www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com">www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, 508-695-0200.

Gaetano Jodice, 78

SOUTH WINDSOR, CONN. - Gaetano "Guy" F. Jodice, 78, of South Windsor and beloved husband of 51 years to Dorothy (Galvin) Jodice, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008 after a valiant fight with lymphoma.

He was born March 27, 1930 in Foxboro to the late Natale and Pasqualina (Todesco) Jodice. Guy graduated from Foxboro High School in 1947 and received a B.S. in civil engineering from Northeastern University in 1956.

In between that time, he served in the U.S. Navy.

Guy first started his career at Republic Steele in Ohio and in 1966 formed PDS Engineering and Construction Inc. and SteelTech in Bloomfield, Conn.

In his retirement, Guy enjoyed Cape Cod; Siesta Key, Fla.; golfing; traveling; and being with his family. He was a loyal Whalers and Red Sox fan.

Besides his wife Dot, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Ron and Cori Jodice of Simsbury, Conn. and Bill and Sue Jodice of South Windsor; four grandsons whom he adored: Drew and Tony Jodice of Simsbury, Dan Jodice of Lebanon, N.H., and Kevin Jodice of South Windsor; four sisters, Phyllis Forant of Key Largo, Fla., Helena Barrett of Attleboro, Natalie Smith of Sharon and Rosetta Patterson and her dear friend Ken Lundberg of Framingham; two brothers and their wives, Leo and Rose Jodice of Chatham and Fred and Grace Jodice of Cape Coral, Fla.; as well as a sister-in-law, Linda Jodice of Mansfield.

He was predeceased by his brother, Paul Jodice.

He also leaves many nieces and nephews and dear friends, including Vivian and Roger Chagnon of South Windsor.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family on May 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Samsel and Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor.

Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Thursday, May 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, Hayes Road, South Windsor. Burial will follow in Wapping Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in Guy's memory to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Research Parkway Suite 310, Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences and acknowledgements in the guest book, please visit http://www.carmonfuneralhome.com">www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

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