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January 29, 1930 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Mr. Joseph Eugene Tremblay, 93, passed away peacefully, Saturday August 19, 2023, at the St. Luke’s Home.
Joseph was born in Willimantic, CT, a son of the late Alfred and Albertine (Landry) Tremblay. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1948 to 1952. He then went to New York to pursue a career in dance. In1968, he became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. On September 6, 1969, Joe married the love of his life, the former Nancy Goebel, with whom he shared over 51 years of loving marriage until Nancy’s passing in 2020. He always lovingly referred to her as his anchor.
After marrying the love of his life, he moved their family down to El Salvador, Central America, where he was very active in several different congregations. He and his family later returned to California, in 1981, due to civil unrest. He was active in supporting a group that became the San Rafael Spanish Congregation, for ten years, until he began traveling for the Watch Tower Society of Jehovah’s Witnesses, as a Circuit Overseer, in Chicago, New York City, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Kansas, and New Mexico, with Nancy by his side. Joe and Nancy were very hospitable and their home was a safe haven for anyone who needed shelter from the storm. He was the backbone and safety net for so many people, including, Nancy’s mother, who they cared for in their home until she passed. He was a lover of dance and choreography, from an early age, and talked fondly of doing dance shows with his little sister Elssy. They would put on performances together in the family restaurant before Joe headed off to broadway to work as a choreographer.
Joseph is survived by his son, Anthony Tremblay; daughter, Jennifer Loret Tremblay; grandchildren, Clint and Kyle Tremblay, of Californa, Christina Michelle and Christian Duran, of Texas; great grandchildren, Enzo Rafael and Gianna Luna Duran, of Texas; sister, Elssy Vogel, of California, his original dance partner; and several nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy; son, Robert Tremblay; brothers, Edward and Clarence Tremblay; sisters and brother-in-law, Gladys and Al Gadoury, and Lorraine Tremblay.
The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the St. Luke’s Home and Hospital, for the outstanding and loving care shown to Joseph and his family during his stay. The family has a deep gratitude to Dr. Shaikh, for the patience and expert care given to Joe over 20 years. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Welchons and Dr. Khadim, who handled his recent illness with respect and care giving him the best quality of life until the very end. The family also deeply appreciates the gestures of loyal support from the members of the local congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses and from friends from afar. Thank you to the caregivers from RCIL and Hospice and Palliative Care, whose amazing support and care was outstanding.
There will be a ZOOM service on October 15th. Details for the service will be provided by the family.