Obituary : Joseph E. Coveney
Joe Coveney, 82, of So. Weymouth and Oak Bluffs died peacefully with his family at his side on February 4 at Mass. General Hospital.
Joseph was the husband of Ethelyn "Babe" (Dennison) Coveney. Joseph was the dear father of six daughters: Susan Venuti of Titusville, Fla., Mary Coveney of Key West, Fla. and Nancy Fuss, Joanne Coveney, Terry Orr, and Charlotte Coveney, all of Martha's Vineyard; and one son, William Coveney of Seekonk. He is also survived by three brothers: Brill Coveney, Jimmy Coveney, and Jack Coveney; three sisters, Sister Mary Therese of the Carmelite Monastery in Danvers, Janet Herlihy, and Diane Wentworth. Joe had eight grandchildren: Robert Howe, Marissa Cutts, Joseph F. Coveney, Andrew Nourse, Michael Coveney, Bill Coveney, Levon Coveney, and Sam Culver. He also had six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Joe attended Weymouth High School and was the captain of the championship football team in 1943 and 1944. He served proudly in the Navy in World War II. After the war, Joe married his childhood sweetheart and love of more than 50 years. Joe became a salesman and was the vice president of the Lodenfrey International Coat Co., and also the owner of the Coveney Vending Co. until his retirement when he moved to Martha's Vineyard.
Joe had many interests and loved gardening, football, being with his many family members, and keeping up with all the news.
He was loved by many and was treated with love, kindness, and compassion by all the doctors and nurses at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, especially the gang in the kidney dialysis unit.
Joe loved Martha's Vineyard for all its beauty and had such appreciation for the Island Elderly Services and spent many happy days at Woodside Village where he lived.
Donations in Joe's memory can be kindly received at the Carmelite Monastery, 15 Mount Carmel Rd., Danvers, MA 01923-3796.