WESTFIELD – Joseph V. Garcia, Jr., 90, (1932-2023) passed away on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Westfield to the late Anne (Carasco) and Joseph V. Garcia, Sr. and was a 1951 graduate of Westfield Trade High School. Joseph served his country during Korea from 1951-1955 in the United States Navy. He was employed as a lathe operator for Advance Manufacturing in Westfield for 22 years and retired in 1997. He was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.
Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Theresa I. (Gamache) Garcia, his three loving children, Lu Ann Garcia with Jon Roberts of Westfield, Steven Garcia and his wife Shauna of Sanbornton NH, and Vincent Garcia with Eileen Lemire of Westfield, a sister, Maryanne Reno of Amherst and four cherished grandchildren, John Smolen, Kyle Roberts, Darrin Roberts and Sadie Garcia.
He was predeceased by two brothers Richard and Robert Garcia.
A Funeral Home Service will be held for Joseph on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 at 1 p.m. in the Firtion Adams Funeral Service, 76 Broad St., Westfield, MA 01085. Visiting hours will precede the service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 2 p.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St., Agawam, MA 01001. www.firtionadams.com