Marlborough – Joseph A. Natali Jr., 77, of Marlborough, formerly of Hudson, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Barbara A. (MacKenzie) Natali of Marlborough.
Joseph was born and raised in Somerville, son of the late Joseph and Viola (Meola) Natali. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Somerville High School. Following high school he served his country in the U.S. Army until being honorably discharged in the late 1950s. He resided in Marlborough for the past 38 years, and moved from Hudson after his marriage to Barbara.
He was employed for many years by Servomation of Stoneham as a manager until his retirement. He was a former Hudson Youth Baseball coach and an avid baseball fan. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagle's in Marlborough.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his five children, Karen Ann Millett and her husband Peter of Maine, Joseph P. Natali of Tewksbury, Christopher T. Natali of Florida, Marina J. Natali of Hudson, and Kristin R. Natali of Webster. He is also survived by his four loving grandchildren, Nathaniel and Allison Millett of Maine, Cody Wilson and Brenna Natali-Jones, both of Webster, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Carol Johnson.
A funeral service and celebration of Joseph's life will be held Friday, April 12, at 11:00 a.m., in the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. Burial will follow in Forestvale Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday, April 11, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to the Marlboro Eagles, c/o Diabetes Research Center, 56 Florence St., Marlborough, MA 01752.