96, passed away Sunday August 29, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Irene H. (Gavlick) Szczepanek.
Born in Central Falls, RI he was a son of the late Stanley M. and Stefania (Molak) Szczepanek. He lived in the Riverside section of East Providence, RI for the past 35 years and was formerly of Pawtucket, RI.
Before retiring Joseph was employed by Texas Instruments as a Maintenance Man for 40 years. Prior to that he worked as a General Contractor with his father.
Joe was a WWII Navy Veteran serving as a Second Class Water Tender aboard the Cargo Ship USS Denebola and the Attack Cargo Ship USS Athene.
He is survived by his loving family, one daughter Patricia A. Farland and her husband Terry of White River Junction, VT, three sons Michael S. Szczepanek and his wife Diane of South Carver, MA, David A. Szczepanek of Scituate, RI and Paul F. Szczepanek and his wife Cheryl of Rumford, RI, six grandchildren, Nathan M., Jennie B., Connor S., Timothy A., Tarah J., and Jessica L. Szczepanek, five great grandchildren, one brother Frederick Szczepanek and his wife Christine of Albany, NY, several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Joseph P. Szczepanek and the brother of the late Stanley R. Szczepanek and Genevieve Alexandre.
The funeral for Mr. Szczepanek with Military Honors will be held Wednesday September 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church 391 High Street Central Falls, RI. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at church. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.
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