Joseph A. Geary, 38, formerly of Shrewsbury

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Joseph A. GearyJacksonville, FL – Joseph Anthony Geary, passed away on May 26, 2024, in Jacksonville Florida, after a long and courageous battle with advanced testicular cancer.

Born on September 17, 1988, in Worcester MA, he was a cherished son, loving husband, supportive brother and friend to many.

Joseph was an artistic soul. He started drawing at a young age, was an accomplished cellist who started playing in the fourth grade, sang in the acapella choir and performed in numerous plays and musicals while he attended Shrewsbury (MA) High School. He was also active at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, singing in the senior choir and performing in mystery dinner theatres.

His love of theatre led to performances as Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof in high school and in college playing the part of Roger in Rent.

Joseph graduated from the MA College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Arts/Painting and had a studio in Boston’s South End where he created and showcased his artwork.

It was in Boston where he met the love of his life Rohan Sayroo and after ten years together were married in 2023.

Joseph worked as a licensed optician and manager for many years at Warby Parker, See Eyewear and Lens Crafters in Massachusetts and Florida. In 2022, he had a career change, as a customer experience specialist for Johnson and Johnson’s Vision division, a position he was very excited for and was able to do for four months before he was diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

He leaves behind to mourn his loss and celebrate his memory, his husband Rohan Sayroo and his beloved dog Boston of Jacksonville FL, his parents, Carol and David Geary of Saratoga Springs NY, his brothers, Adam Geary of Northborough MA, Timothy Geary of Mountain View CA and Benjamin Geary of Saratoga Springs and the numerous friends he made in Massachusetts and Florida.

Joseph was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Anne and Armando Nozzolillo and infant brother Christopher Geary.

Joseph prided himself on being driven, successful and self-made. He always put people at ease with his open and welcoming manner. He had a passion for home décor, indoor gardening and renovating apartments. Joseph loved to travel and visited Rome and Paris where he fulfilled a dream of seeing some of the artwork he studied in college.

He was multi-talented, dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

A Celebration of Life, to be scheduled, will be held at The First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury.

Chiampa Funeral Home of Shrewsbury assisted with arrangements.

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