JOSEPH, Hollis K. of Jamaica Plain, Apr 27th. Son of the late Albert & Amy (Hazette) Joseph. Loving husband of the late Joan Joseph. Hollis is survived by his son of Ronald Parris and his wife Cynthis of New York and his daughter Joanne Johnson of Jamaica Plain. Brother of Ruby, Jean, Maion, Adele and the late Grace. Grandfather of Jamal, Jonathan, Justin and Jason. Great grandfather of Josiah, Jersey, Jalen, Yoel and Ella Marie. Hollis is also survived and loved by his nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
Visiting hours will be held at Mann Rodgers Funeral Home, 44 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain on Friday, May 7th from 4-8pm. Family & friends invited. Anyone entering the funeral home must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Hollis Kenrick Joseph (Joe) was born on January 24, 1938 in St.Joseph, Trinidad to Albert Joseph and Amy Hazette. He was the Loving husband of the late Joan Joseph. He lived in St. Joseph, Trinidad and worked at the US Naval Base in Chaguramas, as a Firefighter, before migrating to the United States in 1968. He established his home in Boston and worked at the University Hospital for 40 years until he retired. Every July he hosted an annual dinner for family and friends and in recent years his support went to The Home for Little Wanderers. Hollis was the owner of the Modern Sounds Steel Orchestra and participated in Boston Carnival. In the early 70s he was an avid promoter of Caribbean events including annual bus rides to Cape Cod and Maine as well as boat cruises around Boston Harbor. He was also the co-founder of Trinidad & Tobago Social Club of Boston, Inc.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS PLEASE DONATE TO :
The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St, Boston,MA 02135 OR
The American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852
A Prayer Service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment is private.