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Joseph "Joey" Deschenes

October 20, 1990 — August 8, 2023


MILLBURY – Joseph “Joey” Deschenes, 32, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023.

Joey is survived by his mother, Pam Buron of Auburn MA; his father Gerard Deschenes of Sutton, MA; his brother Ken Buron and his wife Vanessa of Hudsonville, MI; his brother Garrett Deschenes of Killingly, CT; his sister Christie Opatka and her husband Joe of Millbury, MA; Todd Deschenes and his wife Natasha of Millville, MA. Joey was predeceased by his niece Emma Buron and leaves behind nieces and nephews; Elliot, Eugene & Flora Buron; Grady Deschenes; Thomas, Jackson, Archie, and Lillian Opatka. He will be truly missed by his lifelong friend, role model and mentor Jim Perry; many aunts, uncles, cousins, his dog Bella and the countless list of friends that he has made over his lifetime.

Joey Graduated from Millbury Memorial High School in 2009. He was a Salesman for Atlas Distributing in Auburn MA for nearly 10 years where he would go above and beyond his call of duty for his customers and co-workers. Joey also passionately worked at the Elm Draught House Cinema in Millbury for approximately 20 years where he was well known by all that attended and planned on owning one day.

Joey loved all the New England sports teams, Country Music, Fishing, Hunting, Wiffleball, Darts, 4-Wheeling and Snowmobiling with Family and Friends. He put the needs of others before his own, he was loyal, honest and one of the nicest human beings you could have met. He was the Life of the party, loved to dance and would always put a smile on your face.

Joey was a Noble Lion in a world of Hungry Hyenas…

Joey has touched so many lives and it broke our hearts to lose him, but he did not go alone for he took part of us with him. He will be greatly missed and will always and forever be remembered in our hearts and minds.

Family and friends are invited to remember and celebrate Joey’s life by gathering for a time of visitation on Monday, August 14th from 4 to 7 p.m. in Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury.  His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The burial will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held after his funeral service at the Elm Draught House Cinema from 1 to 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers Donations may be made to The Chad Tough Foundation in Joey and his Niece Emma Buron’s Name ( ) or to the Jimmy Fund in Joey and his nephew Archie Opatka’s name.( )



 If you would like to send flowers to these services Mulhane Home for Funerals recommends contacting a local florist directly.

Local Florist:

Floral Boutique 508-754-5637

242 Millbury Ave, Millbury


Posies N Presents 508-581-4164

3 Boston Road, Sutton

To order memorial trees in memory of Joseph "Joey" Deschenes, please visit our tree store.

Service Schedule

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Monday, August 14, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mulhane Home For Funerals

45 N. Main Street
Millbury, MA 01527

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Mulhane Home For Funerals

45 N. Main Street
Millbury, MA 01527

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