WINCHENDON - Joseph W. Comer, 92, of Winchendon, died Wednesday evening, April 25, 2018 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, with his family at his side.
He was born in Winchendon on April 20, 1926, son of the late Joseph F. and Lillian (Cummings) Comer and had resided in Winchendon since 1945, when he was discharged from the United States Navy.
Joe had worked at the former Hartshorns Co in Gardner for 21 years and later worked at New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Peterborough, NH as a double surface grinder until his retirement at the age of 62. Joe proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a member of Eugene M. Connor Post #193 and Lt Frederick Wilder White Post 2158 VFW.
Joe enjoyed working around the house, traveling with his late wife, playing bingo and living a quiet life.
His wife of 63 years, Leona L. (Daniels) Comer, died in 2008. He leaves two daughters, Stacia M. Tatro of Marlboro, NH and Hope C. Strait of Winchendon; eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Craig A. Comer and Wayne B. Comer and three brothers, Edward F. Comer and Raymond Comer, and Melville Comer.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11 AM in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 5 to 7 P.M. in the funeral home. Members of Eugene M. Connor Post 193 will conduct a Legion service Sunday at 6:30 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Stallings Campus, 21 Murdock Avenue, Winchendon, MA 01475.