Joseph L. P. Maille, 87, of Shelburne, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at his home with family by his side. He was born in Sanford, Maine, on March 15, 1931, the son of the late Amedee Paul and Dora (Miclette) Maille.
Joe attended Enosburg Falls High School and then served his country 1954-1957 in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was stationed in Newfoundland, Canada, and received a National Defense Service Medal. Shortly after, he met his loving wife, Marguerite M. LaMothe and they were married at St. Catherine’s Church on Oct. 24, 1959 in Shelburne. He worked as a carpenter on many homes throughout the Burlington area, as well as farming alongside his wife on their family farm in Shelburne.
He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed bringing his kids fishing, boating and snowmobiling. In later years, he was devoted to babysitting the grandchildren and playing cards with the family. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Church in Shelburne.
Joe is survived by his five children: James and Sylvia (Nosek) Maille, Jane and Alan Liner, Joyce and Joe Rivers, Joanne Maille, John and Kathy (Kirkpatrick) Maille; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; his sister Margaret (Maille) Guthrie, sister-in-law Theresa Maille, brother-in-law Anthony Senna; cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marquerite (LaMothe) Maille, his brothers George and Patrick, and a sister, Lorraine Barrows.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Gilwee and the Visiting Nurse Association for their support and care.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington. Rosary at approximately 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Shelburne. Interment will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carmelite Nuns of Vermont, 386 Stephenson Rd, Lowell, VT 05487. Online condolences may be made at readyfuneral.com.