Joseph Edward Maher

March 6, 1947 ~ August 26, 2019 (age 72)


Joseph Edward Maher, born March 6, 1947 in West Orange, NJ passed away on August 26, 2019.

He joined the US army in 1966 and was stationed in Germany until 1969. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Master's in Business Administration, Joe spent the bulk of his career in the defense engineering industry. Later in life, he retired from the State of CT Unemployment Services Department.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Ellen, his parents James & Emily (Chalus) Maher and his brother Frank Maher. He is survived by his loving wife, Annmarie (Cerrone) Maher, their children Emily & Matthew of Newtown; his daughter Kristin (Maher) Grasseler (husband Paul) and their children Coeli & Aidan and his son Joseph D. Maher (wife Marie). He is also survived by his remaining 5 siblings Lee Van Sickle, Marguerite McCoy, James Maher, Mary Maher & Barbara Allen as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe loved his family deeply and will be greatly missed and remembered forever.

Services will be held at Danbury Memorial Funeral Home (117 South St. Danbury, CT 06810) on Friday August 30, 2019 from 6-8PM and A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St Rose of Lima (46 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, CT 06470) on Saturday August 31, 2019 at 10 AM.

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Celebration of Life Gathering
August 30, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Danbury Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC
117 South Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Mass of Christian Burial
August 31, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Rose of Lima
46 Church Hill Rd
Newtown, CT 06470


Lewy body dementia association
912 Killian Hill Rd SW, Lilburn GA 30047
Tel: 1-404-935-6444

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