GRAFTON, Mass. – Allen R. Josey of South Grafton died Jan. 28 at home, surrounded by his family and friends. He was 95.
He was born in Allouez, Mich., the son of John A. and Minnie (Effinger) Josey. He graduated from Calumet High School and served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Josey was a 66-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 96. He was a member of the South Grafton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1497, Sutton American Legion Post 414, USS Hornet Association, USS Lexington CV 16 Association and a life member of the Retired Men's Club of Greendale.
A former parishioner of St. Stephen's Church, Josey was in the parish pitch league for 25 years. He liked bowling and spending time with his family. He loved to travel and spent more than 20 winters in Port Richey, Fla., with his wife.
He is survived by a son, Robert A. (Elaine) Josey, of Douglas, Mass.; three daughters, Bernadette (Garry) LeBlanc, of South Grafton, Marguerite (Rick) Burgoyne, of Holden, Maine, and Lucille Vincent, of South Grafton; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Amy Varco, of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Lucille M. Patient Josey, in 2006; a daughter, Marie E. Josey; a brother, Fred Josey; and a sister, Marion Williams.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Brigid Church in Millbury, leaving from Mulhane Funeral Home in Millbury. Entombment will follow at Notre Dame Mausoleum in Worcester. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the USS Hornet Museum, P.O. Box 460, Alameda, CA 94501.