Joseph P. Garcia, 94, of Hudson

Obit Joseph P. GarciaHudson – Joseph P. Garcia, 94, lifelong resident of Hudson and retired Acting Chief of Police, passed away at his residence with his loving family at his side Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 46 years to the late Gail E. (Taylor) Garcia, who recently passed away in April of this year.

Joseph was born and raised in Hudson, son of the late Vergine and Mary Isabel (Pinhero) Garcia. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard until being honorably discharged in 1946. He was proud to serve the Hudson community he loved as a police officer for many years and retired as Acting Chief in 1980. Following his retirement, he operated a school bus for the town of Sudbury for several years.

Joseph had many interests in his life, but none where more important than spending time with his wife Gail, whom he adored. He truly cherished times spent with his children and later his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his spare time, he loved gardening and being at home. He always looked forward to summer vacations on the Cape and the opportunity to spend many hours fishing at the Cape Cod Canal. The memories he leaves behind of a devoted and loving husband, a loyal father, doting grandfather and great grandfather and loyal friend to all who knew him will be cherished forever.

He is survived by his five children, Ruth Ann Geary and her husband Jack of Hudson, Catherine Gould and her husband Michael of Hudson, Sharon Garcia of Milford, Andrew Garcia and his wife Laura of Tampa, Fla., and Jo-Ellen Garcia and her husband Kenny McKinnon of Marlborough. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Marrama of Hudson; his 12 grandchildren, Michael and Samantha Gould, Nicholas, Nathaniel and Robert Dostler, Gracyn Garcia, Gabrielle and Audrey Garcia, Phillip Beadie, Kimberly Gabriella, Joseph and Christopher Geary; his loving great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Frank and Louie Garcia.

A service and celebration of Joseph’s life will be held Monday, Jan. 4, at 11:00 a.m., in the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson (www.tighehamilton.com).  Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery, Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Sunday, Jan. 3, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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