Joseph S. O'Grady Jr.

May 16, 2017
Joseph O'Grady

Waldoboro — Joseph S. O’Grady Jr., 77, passed away May 12, 2017, at his home. JR was born March 6, 1940, and was the son of Joseph S. O'Grady and Ellen (Coleman) O'Grady, who predeceased him. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the Army and proudly served from 1958 until 1961.

After the service, JR was a self-employed welder and worked with sheet metal and duct work.

JR was an avid fisherman, he loved hunting deer, geese and duck, loved relaxing with his family and friends and having a “warm” beer. He enjoyed camping and cookouts with his family and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

JR was survived by his loving wife and best friend of 47 years, Norma O’Grady, of Nobleboro; brother Thomas O’Grady and spouse Sandy, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; niece Jana O’Grady of Virginia; stepson Albert Greenleaf and spouse Barbara of Westport Island; best friend Steven D. Thompson Sr. and spouse Kimberly of Warren; grandson Steven D. Thompson Jr. and spouse Brenda of Friendship; great-grandson Steven D. Thompson III of Friendship; granddaughters Christy Thompson and spouse Donald Beeton of Waldoboro, Miranda Lindsey of Wiscasset, Samantha Schaafsma and spouse Will of California; great-granddaughter Jessica Sykes-Brunick and spouse Chaz of Waldoboro; great-great-granddaughter Aubrey Brunick of Waldoboro; two great-great-grandsons, Jake and Matt Schaafsma of California; and many cousins and friends of Maryland.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 24, at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, from 3 to 5 p.m., immediately followed by a reception at Joseph’s home at 750 Dutch Neck Road in Waldoboro.

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