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Obituary: Joseph A. Wooster, 89

Sep 03, 2018 05:43AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Joseph A. Wooster

Lowell-Joseph A. Wooster, 89, passed away, Wednesday, August 22, at Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Newburyport. He was the beloved husband of Flavian M. “Fay” (Donahue) Wooster.

Joseph was born in Lowell, on June 28, 1929, a son of the late James L. and Vivian M. (Demmons) Wooster. He graduated from Dracut High School. Upon his graduation Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict. After receiving his honorable discharge, he came home. He was employed in the Missile System Division of Raytheon for 38 years prior to his retirement.

Joe always loved playing golf. After his retirement he would spend his winters in Florida with his wife. One day while playing, he notched his 1st hole-in-one! A 185-yard, par 3, using a 5 wood. The following day, playing with the same group of people on the same hole using the same ball and same club he repeated his life long task by putting the ball in the hole again! The odds of this happening are approximately 40 million to one.

Joe also loved horse racing at Rockingham Park, all Boston sports and most of all spending time with his beloved family traveling from Lowell to the Newburyport area weekly where they all reside. He loved traveling by car and taking long drives with his wife. 

Besides his wife, Joseph is survived by his children: Jo-Ann Grossi and her husband John of Amesbury, Karen Bedard with Dave Ellis of Newburyport/Wakefield. His Grandchildren: Nicole DeRosa and her husband David, Jolene Grossi-Hogg and her husband Paul Hogg, Noelle, Jared and Spencer Bedard. 4 Great-grandchildren Jacob and Luke Grossi-Hogg, Ariana and Valentina DeRosa. He also leaves his siblings: Ray, Tyler, Ken Wooster and Carolyn Farrar. 

He was predeceased by his brother, James Wooster. 

Arrangements: Private family services were held Monday morning, with full military honors at Lowell Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit or find us on Facebook under “Dracut Funeral Home”
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