Joseph B. Sears, 89
Joseph B. Sears, a remarkable man, passed away on September 1, 2019, at his home in Dartmouth with his wife of 68 years holding his hand and singing his favorite love songs. He was in his 89th year.
Joe was born in Boston on January 20, 1931 and grew up in Padanaram Village. During the Korean Conflict, he served his country as a U.S. Marine. He graduated from New Bedford Institute of Technology with a degree in drafting and later applied those skills to furniture design and woodworking.
The depth of his love and devotion was extraordinary. Joe and Marge were married on April 25, 1951. Side by side, with hard work and tenacity, they created a loving family and built several successful businesses, including Sears Furniture Manufacturing, Pine Traditions, and Puddingstones. In addition to his work ethic, Joe had a sense of humor that made everyone laugh. He enjoyed boating and gardening. He was passionate about his family and his work.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie (Hart), his three children Betsy (Sears) Ford and her husband Dennis of Westport, Deborah (Sears) Bastoni of Westport, Robert Sears and his wife Suzette of Dartmouth, his six grandchildren, Jennifer McMahon and her husband Timothy of Westport, Catherine Kramer and her husband Jonathan of New Bedford, Rebecca Ryan and her husband Turner of Westport, Juliana Sears and her fiance Francesco DiVincenzo of Dartmouth, Christian Sears of Nashua, NH, and Elijah Sears of Dartmouth, and his five great-grandchildren, Liam and Ella McMahon, Jackson and Alexandra Kramer, and Savannah Ryan. Joe was predeceased by his grandson Nicholas Bastoni.
John 14:1-3 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to "The Wounded Warrior Project", an organization dear to Joe's heart. (woundedwarriorproject.org) There will be a private service and burial for immediate family only.
A celebration of Joe's life is planned for Saturday October 5th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at his home in Dartmouth. All friends and family are welcome to attend.