Joseph Pierre Antoine Lemieux, age 71 of Georgia, VT passed away on January 15, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Joe was born on October 24, 1947 in Newport, VT, the son of the late Bernard and Theresa Noel Lemieux.
On May 24, 1990 Joe married the love of his life, Margaret Combs. Together they created “Crafts by Lemieux” and for over twenty years displayed their creations at local craft shows. Joe was very creative and designed many original birdfeeders & yard decorations.
Throughout his life, Joe worked at many jobs. The best job he ever had was transporting people in need for Special Services Transportation Association. He took great pride in that job. For those who knew Joe would know that this WAS the perfect job for him…he just loved to talk with people.
Joe proudly served his country in the US Army, Army Reserves & Vermont National Guard.
Besides his loving wife of 28 years, Margaret, he leaves behind his precious girls, Lily & Molly. He also leaves his two sons, Joey (Elisa) & Philip (Che), 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law: Susan (Mike) & Jane, brothers-in-law: Stanton (Gwen), Stuart (Karen), Danny (Diane), Wesley (Bonnie) & Lesley (Martha), siblings: Bernard (Liliane), Lorraine, Jeanne (Bill), John (Dottie), Luke and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Special thanks to the medical team at UVM Medical Center; Dr. Alan Ramsay, Dr. Mark Plante, Dr. Johannes Nunnink, Dr. Jim Wallace, Dr. Michel Benoit, Janet Ely and all the wonderful nurses & support staff at the UVM Oncology & Radiology Departments. You all made our visits easier. Joe loved his nickname “Joe Pa”. He was often greeted with “Hey Trouble!” as we met staff in the hallway. That really made his day. Thanks so much for everything! Thanks also to Jeanne Dube at Franklin County Home Health for your support, care & guidance.
At Joe’s request, there will be no viewing or funeral.