Vanceboro – Joseph Paul Labossiere, 53, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Orono Commons following a courageous battle with cancer. Joseph was born in Waltham, MA on November 28, 1966, son of Roger and Louise (Shaw) Labossiere.
Joseph graduated from East Grand High School in Danforth, Class of 1984, and worked for CP Railway until starting classes at Washington County Community College. He earned his certificate in Automotive Repair and worked for Border Motors, VIP in Calais and Houlton as manager, and Riche’s. Joseph assisted in setting up the Calais Walmart where he eventually became a department manager.
Joseph was a member of the National Rifle Association and the North American Fishing Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fly tying, and fishing. Joseph was a gifted fisherman and was proud in 2019 to have caught 75 large-mouth bass at the Grand Falls Flowage.
Joseph was predeceased by his father. Surviving are his mother Louise Labossiere of Vanceboro; sister Michell Osborne and husband Paul of Vanceboro; niece Sarah McLaughlin and husband Michael of McAdam, NB; his great-niece Natalie McLaughlin; an aunt and uncle in MA; numerous cousins; special cousins, Susan and James Slowe of Vanceboro; and his canine companion Bonnie.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.