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Blum, Joseph B. Jr.

Joseph Bonner Blum Jr., a resident of Canton for the past 10 years, and formerly a resident of Westwood for 37 years, died Saturday, June 6th, 2009 at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.  He was 81.  Joseph was born August 12, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late Joseph B Sr., and Mary Margaret (MacNeil) Blum. He graduated from Hyde Park High School with the Class of 1944, attended Wentworth College, and served in the Coast Guard during WW2, and in the US Navy during the Korean War.  Joseph worked as a carpenter for Marshall Contractors for 17 years, and then for Horn Brothers for 22 years until his retirement in 1990.  He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 67 for over 50 years, a member of the Westwood VFW, and a member of American Legion Post 24 of Canton.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Elizabeth (McCulloch); his daughter, Linda J. Blum of Charlotte, North Carolina; his three sons, Joseph B. Blum III of Portland, Oregon, Kenneth A. Blum of Milford, and Stephen A. Blum of Portland, Oregon; his sister, Lorraine Higgins of Acton; and two grandchildren, Kerri M. Madigan and Katherine M. Rain.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, June 10th from 6-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 649 High Street, Westwood.  Joseph’s funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 AM at the Funeral Home with the Reverend Christopher Dodge of the First Parish of Westwood United Church officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow in Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116 would be appreciated.

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