Joseph C. Hession

Born: Sat., Dec. 20, 1930
Died: Tue., Feb. 9, 2021


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 13, 2021
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 13, 2021
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home

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North Smithfield, RI- Joseph Charles Hession, 90, currently of North Smithfield, RI and Lighthouse Point, FL (formally of Uxbridge) passed away peacefully on February 9, 2021, with his youngest daughter Kristin by his side. His beloved wife of 63 years, Barbara A. (Plante) Hession passed away in March of 2020.

He is survived by his 3 children, Cheryl Cosma and her husband John, Robin Paul, and Kristin Oleksy and her husband John Oleksy, 4 grandchildren, Andrea Johnson, Carolyn Cosma, Kerri Ahlf, and Michael Paul, as well as 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Joseph C. Hession Jr., grandson Jacob Richards, sisters, Mary Mullaly, Laura O’Dell, Katherine Valacer, and brother, Michael Hession III.

Joseph was born on December 20, 1930 in Millville, MA to Michael A. and Katherine (Trainor) Hession. He attended high school at Dean Academy in Franklin, MA, and after enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 where he proudly served his country until 1955. He was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, LA. In June of 1956 he married Barbara A. Plante of Woonsocket, RI and they had 4 children.

In 1955 he began his career with New England Telephone and Telegraph. He enjoyed his job very much and retired as a service manager at Verizon in 1984. Joe loved football and cars, the faster the better! He enjoyed giving back to his community by being a member of the Uxbridge Rotary Club in the 1970s and early 1980s. Joe and Barbara enjoyed winters at their condo in Lighthouse Point, Fl surrounded by many friends and fun activities.

Joseph’s funeral service will be held at 11 AM in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge on Sat. Feb. 13th. Calling hours will be held prior from 9-11 AM. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Ryan Harvey Foundation, Box 6823, Holliston, MA 01746. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit:

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Sheilah Dooley
   Posted Tue February 09, 2021
Love you, Joe. Great uncle. Godspeed. We were blessed.

Margie Vose
   Posted Wed February 10, 2021

GARDEN PATH was sent by The Hession 10.

For Uncle Joe, We love you. The Hession 10

Tara McCrohan
   Posted Fri February 12, 2021
I was so lucky to have Joe and the Hession family as part of my life since I was born. Joe was a great man and a terrific friend to my parents. God Bless. He will be missed but he definitely left a legacy.

Michael and Lisa Buckley
   Posted Tue February 16, 2021
To all of Joe's family and friends. So very sorry to hear of his passing. A wonderful man, who I was fortunate to call a friend for my entire life. May he Rest In Peace, now back with the love of his life Barbara. May you all be comforted by all of the memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sheryl Valacer O'Connor
   Posted Sat February 27, 2021
To Cheryl and all of Joe's family, my sincere condolences on your dad's passing. I have such fond memories of spending time with him and Barbara and you all, boating and swimming on the lake and cookouts. He was always smiling and joking, always in a great mood. He and my dad would have such fun together. My mom, Stasia, also sends her sympathies. My dad died a few years ago but my mom lives in CT down the street from me and will be 92 this coming June. Would love to hear from you, Cheryl.

Gail Schultzberg Boutiette & Timothy Landini
   Posted Wed March 10, 2021
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

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