Joseph Barberie Obituary, Death – On September 10, 2023, Dracut lost a beloved resident, Joseph W. Barberie, at the age of 79. He was the cherished husband of Virginia Ann (Ryan) Barberie, and together they were on the verge of celebrating 51 years of loving companionship in October. Joseph’s life was a tapestry woven with hard work, dedication, and an unyielding spirit of adventure.
Born in Cambridge on October 24, 1943, Joseph was the son of Neil and Jennie Barberie. He graduated from Norwood High School in 1961 and later served in the United States Air Force for four years, displaying his unwavering commitment to his country.
In 1980, Joseph joined the United States Postal Service, where he dedicated three decades of his life until his well-deserved retirement in 2010. He was known for his strong work ethic, often taking on additional jobs, from flea markets to reselling beanie babies during the 90s craze and delivering phone books to local neighborhoods.
Joseph, affectionately known as “Joey,” had a youthful spirit that endeared him to all. He approached life with a childlike enthusiasm, whether it meant braving a rollercoaster ride or planning family vacations filled with beach days, water games, and budget-friendly amusement park visits. He earned the moniker “Coupon King” from friends for his knack for finding great deals.
Joseph’s love for adventure extended to his travels across the country with family and friends, always capturing hilarious moments in photos along the way. During his retirement, he and Virginia explored the beauty of Cape Cod and the East Coast, creating cherished memories together.
As we remember Joseph W. Barberie, we honor not just the hardworking postal worker but the spirited adventurer who filled our lives with laughter and unforgettable experiences. His legacy lives on in the hearts of his family, friends, and the community he touched with his zest for life. Joseph’s memory will forever be a source of inspiration and joy to those who had the privilege of knowing him.