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Joseph Pyne, 81

by | Nov 4, 2021 | Obituaries

Joseph Pyne

Joseph Pyne

Joseph V. Pyne Jr., 81, died Nov. 2 following a brief illness.

Joe lived his entire life in Hopkinton, attending the Hopkinton Public Schools and graduating in the class of 1957 as class president. Joe attended Brown University for two years before entering the U.S. Army, completing his service in March 1964. At this time Joe took over as president of the family business for about eight years. He left that position and became a long-haul trucker. which he did for the rest of his work life, retiring in 2020. Joe’s trucking career took him to all 48 continental states and Canada.

In recent years Joe enjoyed volunteering at the Hopkinton Senior Center and providing transportation to anyone in need.

Joe is survived by his wife, Diane (Dail), daughter, Margo of Southborough, brother, Jim of Hopkinton, and sister, Ginny of Connecticut. Joe also leaves many cousins and friends throughout the country.

There will be a memorial Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. to honor Joe.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the charity of your choice.


  1. Anna Mendes-O'Leary

    To the Family of Joe Pyne:
    I am a member of Father Conrad Pecevich’s Tuesday evening at 7:30 Virtual Bible Study and met Joe as a participant. Even though i only knew him for a short time, he was a very kind man and left a lasting memory on me and our group. I was saddened to hear of his passing. May in rest in peace. My condolences to all of his family and friends.

  2. Richard Trdeschi

    Thank you very much for sending.

  3. Chris Erb

    Joe will be missed by so many. He had a positive impact in the lives of family, friends, townspeople and those he interacted with in his travels throughout the country. It seems way too soon to have him make this final trip away.

  4. Dwain DeVille

    What a rich and full life he had which is all any of us can hope for. Celebrate him and his incredible journey as he lived on his terms…

  5. Judy Ann Ferrari-Borges

    Mr Pine came to my home on a whim, di his past summer, to visit my mother in Rochester, MA. He came on his red motorcycle! He is the cousin of a very dear friend of my moms. They have known each other for probably 70 or so years! I can’t express how happy the visit made my mom. She still talks about the visit. I was so happy to meet him at that time. It saddens me that he has passed on. Prayers to your family, Joe. I hope you are hanging out with my dad up there, swapping stories.
    Judy Ferrari-Borges

    • Kent Dyment

      Joe had friends and relatives everywhere.

  6. Peter H Hurley

    Joe was my best friend since we were classmates at Brown University! Such a kind and dear man! We had many high brow conversations during his visits and I loved having his red Harley in my driveway!
    I will miss him for the rest of my life!

  7. Barbara Whitney. St. Simons Island, Georgia

    Joe was a very special person. He loved life and people. He was so kind. Joe NEVER missed calling me on my birthday, around Christmas and occasionally just to chat and to find out how I was doing. He will be missed by so many friends. Thank you, Joe, for being my special friend.

  8. Gerard Gawalt

    I remember Joe as a youngster-watching him play football. My brother Jean credited him with teaching him a proper jump shot. As a reporter for the Milford Daily News I covered the unfortunate death of his father.

  9. Nancy Simmons Larence, Massachusetts and Hilton Head Island SC

    Joey was a part of my family’s lives (Simmons) for as long as I can remember. He would always stop in to visit whenever he was in the area. His smile and laugh will be missed by many.

  10. Michael G Lyons

    Joe was a buddy of my dad when they were in the Army together. Was my sisters Godfather. Always enjoyed the time he visited my family’s home in Buffalo NY. When I moved to Michigan Joe would stop by when he was in town. Always a pleasure to be around, listening to stories. Joe will be missed. Condolences to his family.

  11. Sharon Frieh Rudd

    Joe, you were one of a kind, a truly unique man, with a gift for honoring the ties of family & friends. More than just Dad’s first cousin, Carol’s godfather, and Mom’s first beau, you were a lifelong friend to us, all. Mumma first met you, back in 1958, when she worked as a nurse—you were one of her patients (in for minor surgery, I think). She not only fell in love with you, but also your parents, your entire family. She often recalled how much she enjoyed playing cards, at your parent’s home. You were the one who actually introduced Mom to Dad. You and Dad shared so many physical features, and mannerisms, you always seemed more like brothers, than cousins, to us. And, you were so good to Dad, and to us girls, during those last years of his life, when ALZ had taken its toll. We will always be grateful, for your warmth & kindness, during that difficult time. All throughout our lives, we enjoyed your visits, loved listening to your stories, and your recollections about the good old days, growing up in Hopkinton. We are holding your family in our hearts, with love, especially your beautiful daughter, Margo Penelope, truly the light of your life. ✨

  12. Jill Morrill

    Joe also did gypsy trucking in Australia. He stayed with someone there and when Bob and I visited there years later he connected with them. He made arrangements for us to have a tour of Darwin and dinner with them. He was apart of our family for 50 plus years. Our kids and grandchildren considered him family.

    • Kelly

      Rest In Peace, dear Joe.
      Jill and Bob, it was a wonderful evening in Darwin with you. We remember it fondly.
      Kelly & Nick

  13. Joanne Ahronian Bailey

    Jim and Ginny, so sorry to hear of the passing of brother Joe. He will be solely missed. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. It’s hard to believe we are all at that age now. I can remember distinctly Joe driving his truck in the yard after returning from one of his trips and smiling and waving to us. Time does go by. Condolences to you both, love Joanne Ahronian Bailey RIP Joe ❤️🙏

  14. Mary Kenney Liscombe

    Joey was my Dad’s (Bill Kenney)Godson. I have known him all my life. When I was very young, we lived next door to the Pyne family on Main Street.

    The most recent time I saw him was at a Polyarts festival on the common a couple of years ago and he still called me Little Mary Kenney although I am a senior citizen myself. That always made me laugh!

    He was a wonderful man who loved to share stories with me about my Dad. I hope they are reunited in heaven.

    My deepest condolences to the family.

  15. Sandy Sulfaro

    To a wonderful man. He was so kind , caring and was an archive of knowledge about his towm.
    Rest In Peace Joe. He loved his Daughter so much.💕
    Sandy Sulfaro

  16. Donna Pyne (Fairbanks 💜💜💜

    To my Dear Uncle Joe,
    He used to come visit me often at my second Home
    at Countryside Heath Center In Milford
    and Faced Timed a lot…
    I’ll miss that .

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