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Joseph Pescinski

December 25, 1933 ~ March 10, 2017 (age 83)

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Mr. Joseph G. Pescinski, 83, formerly of Tilton, died at Merrimack County Nursing Home on March 10, 2017.

He was born in Franklin on Dec. 25, 1933 the son of Joseph and Marie (Emerina)(Mercier) Pescinski. Joe was raised in Franklin where he resided for many years life before moving to Tilton 28 years ago.

Joe enlisted in the Navy after high school. He spent 4 years sailing on the aircraft carrier USS Mindoro. After his Naval enlistment he pursued a career as a structural steel painter, later founding Tri-State Painting, Inc. specializing in bridge painting which he operated with his family for many years.

Joe enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren at the family hunting camp in Wentworth and his many trips in pursuit of big game. He was also an avid fisherman and was proficient at tying his own flies for fly fishing. Most of all, Joe was passionate about his family, they were the center of his life. He was a member of Franklin Elks Lodge #1280 and Franklin VFW Post #1698.

Family members include his wife of 61 years, Irene (Clavitte) Pescinski of Tilton, 3 children: Gary J. Pescinski and his wife Nancy of Hill, Richard F. Pescinski and wife Cindy of Sarasota, FL, and Tammy J. Hickey and husband Danny of Campton, 6 grandchildren, Eric Pescinski, Erin Hickey, Stephanie Pescinski, Carla Dine, Sean Hickey, and Katie Pescinski, 3 great grandchildren, Caleb, Raelyn, and Cayden, a brother, Frank Pescinski of Hill, and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Richard Pescinski.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 4-7 pm at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin. A Mass celebrating Joe’s life will be Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11 am in St. Paul Church, School St., Franklin, with burial to follow at NH Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Gabriel Parish Building Fund, PO Box 490, Franklin, NH 03235.

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