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Joseph F. Callery, Jr., 77, died Sunday, October 9, 2016, at Beth Isreal Hospital in Boston. He was born on September 18, 1939, in Newburyport to the late Joseph F. and Antionette (LeBlanc) Callery. He was raised and educated in Newburyport and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1957. Following high school, Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served our country proudly during the Vietnam War. Upon his return from service, Joseph met his soon to be wife, Sharyn Smith in 1965 and the couple were married at Immaculate Conception Church in 1967. The couple lived in Newburyport for a time before moving to Texas where they resided for several years, until returning to the area and settling on Plum Island.
Joseph started his career as a Technical Engineer at Western Electric in North Andover, followed by several other employers. He was currently employed by Oracle. He was also a teacher of photography at Northern Essex Community College.
He had a love of photography and was instrumental in the forming of the Plum Island Camera Club. He also had a love for traveling, visiting destinations all over the world, with a fondness for Germany.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Sharyn (Smith) Callery of Plum Island; son, Stephen Callery of Pelham and Maribeth Callery and their children, Aidan, Ryan and Nolan Callery; siblings, Paul J. Callery of Newbury and Anne Marie Callery of Salisbury; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Riley, Paul Riley, Meghan Rowley, Shane Callery. He was predeceased by his goddaughter, Melissa Riley.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the funeral home. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport. Burial will be private at a later date.
Contributions may be made in Joseph's memory to the Go Fund Me Page set up for the Queen of Hearts Home after it suffered severe fire damage.
For directions or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlsfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 12, 2016
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