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Joseph M. Tremblay
  • September 05, 1921
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  • March 23, 2020

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Joseph Maurice Tremblay, 98, formerly of Freehold Township, NJ, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 surrounded by his children in North Fort Myers, Florida.

Joseph, the second of ten children, was born to Joseph and Yvonne Tremblay on September 5, 1921 and raised in Timmins, Ontario Canada. At the young age of 13, Joseph learned perseverance, patience, determination, and a strong work ethic working alongside his father driving gold and dynamite to and from the gold processing center for McIntyre’s Mine. These characteristics were evident through the rest of his life from being deployed to Western Europe during WW II to being the patriarch of his beautiful family. He was a dedicated member of the 1st Canadian Paratroopers Battalion and proudly recanted captivating memories of completed missions, The Battle of the Bulge, Normandy Beach and the liberation of Europe at the end of WW II.

Joseph married his true love Barbara Yvonne Bonney on November 6, 1955. The young couple moved to the USA believing it would give them the best career opportunities and proudly obtained citizenship.

Joseph had a successful career in the Iron Workers local #25. He was continually recognized for his outstanding work ethic as a bridge builder.  His resume reflects his contributions in the construction of the Mighty Mackinaw and the Verrazano Narrows bridges.

Joseph and Barbara settled in Freehold Twp., NJ in 1968 where together they raised four children and were active, longtime residents.

Among Joseph’s many talents was his passion for gardening and woodworking. In his spare time, Joseph could be found tending his garden or creating intricate woodwork masterpieces in his shed. He will forever be remembered for his sea blue eyes and calm nature. He was the epitome of a “gentle” man, and had the gift of making everyone feel cherished and loved in his presence.

Joseph is predeceased by: his parents, nine siblings, wife Barbara, daughter Rebecca, grandson Ronnie and daughter-in-law Christine. He will be greatly missed by all he left behind: Ronald Tremblay, Randall Tremblay (Linda), Gloria Bulk (Pete), Joy Kowalski (Craig), seven grandchildren: Joseph, Nicholas, James (Alyssa), Meg, Ali, Sarah, Jack and great granddaughter Makenna Hope.

… Dad you carved on our hearts your most beautiful masterpiece…

Memorial donations may be made in his honor to The Kennedy E. Kowalski Charitable Foundation, 111 Crow Hill Road, Freehold, New Jersey  07728

A celebration of life to be announced at a later date.

Family and friends may sign the guest register by visiting www.baldwincremation.com.

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  1. 25 Mar 2020
    Mary Beth and Christopher Hunt lit a candle:
    Lit since March 25, 2020 at 3:11:16 PM

  2. 25 Mar 2020
    Larry Tremblay says:
    Sad news as we lost the last of this generation of Tremblay's. Uncle Maurice will be missed, like his brothers and sisters that passed before him. He was always very entertaining and a great pleasure to be with. I will miss his quick wit and honesty when we were together. Christine and I wish Ron, Randy and Gloria and Joy our sincerest condolences. Uncle Maurice made the Tremblay family very proud of his accomplishments, I know I am. We are going to miss him at the family reunions.

  3. 25 Mar 2020
    Maurice Tremblay lit a candle:
    Lit since March 25, 2020 at 3:30:19 AM

  4. 24 Mar 2020
    Greg Tremblay says:
    Now it's up to the next generation. With wonderful stable families, we Tremblays have been raised to share our hearts and good habits, continuing the strong family ideals. May they all bask in the joys of life-hereafter. I love you all. Yes, even the American ones.

  5. 24 Mar 2020
    Maurice Tremblay posted an image:
    Family reunion in Gogama Ontario, Canada last summer. I think we all thought Uncle Maurice would live forever. Rest In Peace my dear uncle. <br />
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Picture includes Joseph Maurice Tremblay, daughter Joy and nephew Maurice Tremblay.
    Family reunion in Gogama Ontario, Canada last summer. I think we all thought Uncle Maurice would live forever. Rest In Peace my dear uncle.

    Picture includes Joseph Maurice Tremblay, daughter Joy and nephew Maurice Tremblay.

  6. 24 Mar 2020
    Greg Tremblay says:
    Every Aunt and Uncle I've had were the kind of people everyone is pleased to know. I want to send my love to them all, and to the lucky cousins that they proudly raised. Forever in my heart.
    I love you all.
    Greg T.

  7. 24 Mar 2020
    Nancy Tremblay says:
    Thank you for being apart of our lives. Don and I were truly touch by your presence. I loved your smile, compassion for the Ny Islanders, your cowboy movies, your faith, your woodworking and of course Fox News . I hope you knew what fantastic children Barbara and you raised. They were there every step of your journey the last year’s . Now you can rest beside your beloved wife Barbara!
    Don and Nancy Tremblay

  8. 24 Mar 2020
    Shevawn Miller lit a candle:
    Lit since March 24, 2020 at 3:19:06 PM

  9. 24 Mar 2020
    Maurice Tremblay says:
    God bless you Uncle Maurice! You have always been so loved and respected and you will always be in our hearts and memories forever

    Maurice Tremblay
    Josie Tremblay
    Jennet Tremblay

  10. 24 Mar 2020
    Annamarie Doughty says:
    Always loved when your parents came up and we got to see them as you said your dad was a gentle giant . Your mom an angel. Very fortunate to have got to spend time with him at family reunion . He will be fondly missed but never forgotten. Love u all xo

  11. 24 Mar 2020
    Bonnie Silver says:
    To Ronnie, Randy, Gloria and Joy,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have always cherished the memories I have of growing up in My Ivy, NY with you. Your parents were always so nice to me. When you moved to Freehold, NJ they even let me come there and stay at times. The last time I came to Freehold, I was with my husband and two daughters. Your dad was out of town and your mom had to work that night so she gave up their room to us, had joy babysit while Gloria and Pete took us out for a steak dinner. I was so happy to be seeing you again. We left the next day and headed home before your parents got home and that was the last time I saw your family but I hold those memories so close to my ❤️. Thank you for allowing me into your home as you did Mr T. I will miss seeing posts with you and Mrs T in them. God bless you and may you rest in peace together again.

  12. 24 Mar 2020
    Steven Liebowitz lit a candle:
    Lit since March 24, 2020 at 3:11:30 PM

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