CMSGT Joseph E. Hartley Jr.
FLORIDA CMSGT Joseph E. Hartley, Jr., 71, of Homestead, Florida, formerly of Lowell, died July 18, 2008, after a long illness. He was a son of the late Joseph E. and the late Ellen M (Murphy) Hartley.
Born March 28, 1937, in Lowell, he was educated in the local schools. He joined the United States Air Force when he was 17 years old receiving numerous honors and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, the Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with six Oak Leaf Clusters, the Small arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. During his forty eight year career with the Air Force, he worked as a structural manager attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the highest rank afforded an enlisted man. After retiring, he made his home in Homestead, Florida. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed carpentry.
He is survived by his sisters, Eleanor R. Beaudoin of Dracut, Margaret E. Kijanka and her husband, Mitchell, of Chelmsford, and Martha A. Hartley of Chelmsford; and several nieces and nephews including Patricia E. Hill and her husband, Gregory J., of Chelmsford, Brenda E. Plunkett and her husband, John T., of Chelmsford, Barbara E. McLaughlin and her husband, John J., of Waltham, Joanne L. O'Loughlin and her husband, Michael J., of Nashua, NH, Steven Beaudoin and his wife, Niki, of Lowell, Paula Beaudoin of Lowell, Ellen Quenneville and her husband, Brad, of Litchfield, NH, Scott Beaudoin of Dracut, and Jonathan Beaudoin of Dracut.
He was also the brother of the late Robert P. Hartley, the late Alice M. Degnan, the late Ann C. DiBiase, and the late Mary A. Kittredge
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS MEMORIAL MASS AT 9 A.M. ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2008, AT ST. MARY CHURCH, 25 NORTH ROAD, CHELMSFORD.
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