CHEVY CHASE, MD. – Joseph Patrick Day Jr., formerly of Brewer, lost his courageous battle with cancer Oct. 10, 2012.
He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph P. Day and Pauline Day; and sister, Mary Anne Knuble. He is survived by his son, Patrick J. Day of Arlington, Va.; grandchildren, Ryley Patrick J. Day of Bangor, Deagan J. Day and Charlie Ann Day; and siblings, Barbara Murphy of Naples, Fla., Philip Day of Chevy Chase, Md., James Day of Castine and Dennis Day of Trenton. Services will be held at St.Teresa’s in Brewer on Friday October 26 at 11am, burial will follow in Augusta at the Veterans Cemetary at 2pm.
He was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Brewer, and attended John Bapst High School, Bangor. Upon his graduation he served in the U.S. Army and Merchant Marines, during which time he was injured and honorably discharged. He then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for several years until he retired. He has been living in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 40 years. He loved God, his country and his family, especially his grandchildren of which he talked about constantly. He quietly showed us how to love unconditionally, never counting the cost. He was compassionate, loving and kindhearted. He always put others needs ahead of his own and never complained of his pain even to death. He is loved and missed by all that knew him. www.josephgawlers.com