NORTH GRAFTON - Joseph R. Lola 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at UMass Memorial University Campus. Born in Worcester and raised in Millbury, Joe was the youngest of the four children of John and Leona (Lemay) Lola.
Joe was a graduate of Millbury High School and served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He married the love of his life, Judy Jubinville, and lived all of their married life in North Grafton where they raised their five children. Joe worked 35 years as a truck driver for Rand Whitney, retiring in 2001. He remained a member of Teamsters Local 170.
Joe will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, tenacity, loyalty, and selfless nature. One always knew where they stood with Joe, he never left a doubt about his point of view. He cherished his role as family provider, father and grandfather.
He will lovingly be remembered and missed by his wife of 52 years, Judith (Jubinville) Lola; children Scott Lola, Laurie Laconto, Shawn Lola, Gary Lola and his wife Tara, and Chris Lola and his wife Kari; his 5 grandchildren Stephanie, Collin, and Tyler Laconto; Ivy and Dean Lola; three step-grandchildren Sharina and Shelley Martin, Jillian Saulsberry and step great grandchild Harley Robinson. He also leaves his sister Maddie Messier and her husband Larry, and several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents and his brother John and sister, Lee.
Joe’s life will be celebrated Thursday, July 22 at Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 N. Main Street in Millbury. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and a Memorial Service at 12:00 p.m. with burial at Pine Grove Cemetery in North Grafton immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Joe’s family is deeply grateful to the 7th floor ICU staff at UMass Memorial University Campus for their exceptional attention to Joe while he was under their care.
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