BENEDICTA – Joseph Patrick Rush Jr., 84, died Friday, April 12, 2013. He was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Benedicta, the son of Joseph P. Sr. and Sophronia (Kelly) Rush.
He leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Jane Duffy Rush; daughter, Patricia Rush and husband, Mark Gallivan; daughter, Cathy (Rush) Sevigny and husband, Scott; two grandchildren, Sophia Gallivan and Jacob Gallivan; two brothers, Edward and Robert; and many loving extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Jacqueline Rush Johnson; sisters, Catherine and Agatha; and brothers, George, Carroll and John.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Benedicta, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Father Joel Cyr celebrant. Spring interment will be at St. Benedict’s cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Benedict’s Parish, Benedicta, ME 04733 or Visiting Nurses of Aroostook, 14 Access Hwy, Caribou, ME 04736.