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Joseph P. Staffier
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  • Jimmy Fund
    10 Brookine Place West 6th Floor
    Brookline, MA 02445

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“To the Staffier Family:I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve for the loss of your...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Tracy Kelly - West Medford, MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Cara DeSimone - Gloucester, MA

“Paul, Chris, Emily and David, Words can never express the pain we feel for you and your entire family. News about Joe hit us like a punch to the...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Buck Halloran - Gold Canyon, AZ

“My deepest regards to the Staffier family. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Leo DeSimone - Somerville, MA


5 of 23 | Posted by: Leo DeSimone - Somerville, MA

“To The Staffier Family, Sharing in your sadness for the loss of your beloved Son, Brother and Nephew, Joe. I hope you feel surrounded by much love...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Artz - MELROSE, MA

“Joe had a very special place in my heart and is one of the students that left a lasting impression. Memories of him in my class has made me smile...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Sheehan - Reading, MA

“Dear Chris, Paul, Emily, Dan and extended family and loved ones,With a heavy heart I write this message to remember Joe and honor his spirit, his...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Leanne Hudson - Wilton, CT


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12 of 23 | Posted by: Joe MacKoul

“There are no words. I remember Joe as a fun, happy, loving kid with a ready smile. and a sparkle in his eyes. I hope the warm memories you shared...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Patti Beckman - Reading, MA

“Paul & Children, Barbara,David & Mary,We are so sorry to hear. You are such a close, loving family and we are certain you have many, many happy...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe, One of my closest friends in this world. I always had you to lean on when things were rough. If i was down, there you were. You were the type of...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Patrick Manzi - Reading, MA

“Joe what I will always remember is his loyalty he was a great friend ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Matthew Kennedy - Reading

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~ Emily DickinsonSending love and strength to your entire family - Nanci ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Nanci Isaacs - Los Angeles, CA

“My Dear Beautiful Son Joe, I love you so much and miss you terribly. My heart aches, my whole body aches for you. I tried to be the best Dad for...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Paul Staffier - Reading, MA

“Chris, Paul, Emily & Dan:We are very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. May he rest in peace.Fondly, Ron & Clare ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Ron & Clare Collins/Donahoe - MA

“Chris, Paul, Emily & Dan:We are very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. May he rest in peace.Fondly, Ron & Clare ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Ron & Clare Collins/Donahoe - MA

“Always in my heart. Love cousin Sheila ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Sheila Lynch - Kissimmee, FL

“Words cannot express how shocked and saddened we are to hear of joes passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Staffier family... ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Todd & Jane Theroux - MA - Friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Joseph Paul Staffier died at his home in Reading on April 12, 2019; he was 24 years of age. Joe was a beloved son, brother and friend. He enjoyed spending his free time with his family. He enjoyed his time up at his family's home in Sugar Hill New Hampshire. Whether it was snowboarding at Cannon and Loon Mountain in the winter. Along with snowshoeing and snowmobiling all around the property. In the summer he loved fishing out on the boat at Moore Res or on Streeter Pond with his dad and brother.

He also spent many summers down The Cape in Falmouth with his uncles and aunts and the rest of the family boating and swimming over at Washburn Island. Then hopping on the ferry over to Martha's Vineyard to see the rest of the cousins and family having beach parties. He was a huge Boston sports fan, he was lucky enough to attend many Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots games, and recently going to the Patriots Championship Parade with his sister.

He was an all-star baseball player; loved playing every sport his whole life and man was he good at it all. He won a super-bowl starting both ways for Reading Memorial High School. Loved getting out and playing golf in the summer and was recently trying to get a team together for a softball league.

In his down time he would garden or be on a nature walk with his treasured dog Roxy who he spent every day with. He was a movie buff and watched at least a movie a day. Joe loved watching history documentaries especially about the Vietnam War, World War II and the Civil War. He enjoyed traveling where he was lucky to have visited many of the states and Caribbean Islands.

He was a very talented musician, playing the guitar, bass, drums, harmonica and rap. He was a kind and gentle soul who always wanted to help everyone and would be there for anyone in a heartbeat. He lit up every single room he walked into and could make anyone smile whether he knew them for a lifetime or just a few minutes. He had a laugh that no one could ever forget.

Cherished son of Paul D Staffier of Reading and Chris B. Hill of Lynnfield. Beloved brother of Emily C. Staffier and twin Daniel P. Staffier of Reading. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and his faithful companion Roxy. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Raphael Church, 512 High St. West Medford on Friday, April 19th at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Joe's name to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226.