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In Memory of Joe Falvey

Joe was a gracious, humble and giving gentleman.  He had a very gentle way about him and his love of dogs was deep. A hole is left in many hearts with his passing.  The one word the people use to describe him is "special".

On Sunday, June 12, Joseph Robert (Joe) Falvey passed away peacefully in the company of his son, Patrick, and daughter-in-law, Carmel. Born May 10, 1935, in Providence, Rhode Island, to Patrick and Ellen Falvey, Joe was the youngest of four children. He is predeceased by his brother, John, and sister Mary and is survived by, along with Patrick and Carmel, his sister Helen Babin; nieces Mary Lou, Christine, Susan, Ellen, Mary and Patsy; nephew Michael; great nieces and great nephews; and countless friends.

Joe attended Saint Raphael Academy where he excelled in baseball and basketball. He later attended Providence College, where he was a member of the ROTC and played basketball. After graduation, Joe served 2 years in the U.S. Army, Missile Master Corp. It was at this time that he developed a passion for golf.

Following his tour in the Army, Joe began a career in the technology industry. He worked for IBM, Honeywell, and their subsidiaries, focusing on data processing and later the development of barcode scanning equipment. In 1978, Joe moved to Southern California to become the president of MSI, at the time a leader in the barcode scanning industry.

California afforded Joe the opportunity to play golf year round. He loved tinkering with golf clubs, continually changing grips and shafts to find the perfect fit. He loved all sports, but especially college basketball. His obsession with college basketball meant March Madness was a time to stay home from work and watch the games non-stop.

Joe loved dogs. Rhody, Bogie, Birdie, Mulligan, Gus and Jasper were his trusted companions. He enjoyed walking them to the park twice a day, and he even had a designated "dog car" so he could bring his dogs with him and chauffer them about in comfort. He was especially fond of Australian Shepherds and was active in Aussie Rescue of Southern California. He rescued, fostered and found "forever homes" for many dogs.

Perhaps his greatest friend and companion was Gus, a beautiful, gentle Aussie that he rescued, brought back to health and ultimately provided a forever home. The two were inseparable. For 12 years, Joe and Gus were extremely active in pet-assisted therapy, visiting patients in hospitals, stroke units and memory care facilities. Visiting and providing comfort gave Joe and Gus great pleasure. They became "celebrities" in the pet therapy community and were often recognized for their good work.
 

In 2012, Joe decided it was time to move to Virginia to be with Patrick and Carmel. He remained in Virginia until his passing.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (www.pdf.org) or the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org).

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