Joseph G. King

  • Born: September 17, 1943
  • Died: January 12, 2018
  • Location: Needham, Massachusetts

Eaton Funeral Home

1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Tel. (781) 444-0201

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joseph King, 74, of Needham, MA and formerly of Salem, NH and Riverside, RI died January 12, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Providence, RI, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph and Bernice (Mullett) King. He was a veteran of the USAF during Vietnam War. The most important thing in His life was his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He also had such a great group of friends that helped him love life to the fullest. He was a dedicated member of Charlesgate Yacht Club. Joe will be most remembered for his infectious laugh and humble personality. He was an avid Boston sports fan and particularly loved the Boston College Women's Hockey Team and watching his grandchildren at their events. He was involved as a coach in youth hockey, Little league and softball in Salem, NH. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Susan, his children, David and Jillian (Langord) King, Katie (King) and Ted Crowley, and his grandchildren, Shane, Jolen, and Camryn. He is also survived by his sister, Beverly Sanborn, niece Lynne Steffen and nephew Richard Stodulski. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 21st from 12 to 2 PM at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Joseph King to the Lung Cancer Targeted Therapy Research Fund online at Checks can also be mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital at: MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101. For obit, directions or to share a memory of Joseph, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Sue, David and Katie,
We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Joe's passing. It is amazing how quickly life goes by. It seems such a relatively short while ago that we moved into the neighborhood in 1975. I remember that both Sue and I were pregnant with Katie and Jason, respectively. You were great neighbors and we will always remember Joe's smile and his diesel Rabbit with his "JOKING" plate.
Hugs to all of you at this tough time,
Kathie, Ted, Jason and Kacee Puzniak

Posted by Kathie Puzniak - Salem, NH - Neighbor   January 22, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Although it's been over 20 years since I've seen Joe I'll never forget his dedication to his family. He would bring his VW Rabbit diesel to my garage (LITTLE CAR CARE) for repairs so that he could keep it going in order to transport Katie to what seemed like a million hockey games. I admired him for his dedication. I'll always remember his license plate "JOKING".
RIP Joe.
Sam Cafiso
Little Car Care

Posted by Sam Cafiso - Lawrence, MA - Friend   January 20, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss. We have many great "softball memories" of your family. Deepest sympathies to your family.
The Nicholsons of Salem

Posted by Nick and Janice Nicholson - Salem, NH - Acquaintance   January 20, 2018

Dear Sue, Katie, & David,
So sorry to hear about Joe's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Charles, Florence, Mary Ellen and Liz Pate - Hampstead, NH - Friend   January 20, 2018

In 1978 I was 23 and moved from Baltimore to Boston with Datapoint. Joe and I worked together for 14 years there. He became a great friend. Always had a smile and positive attitude. That group of co-workers and our time at Datapoint was awesome. Joe was a great friend, co-worker and man.

Posted by Bob Rech - FrANKTOWN, CO - Coworker   January 19, 2018

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing.

Posted by The Dzialo's, Ted, Maria, Suzanne and Michael Dzialo - Salem, NH   January 19, 2018

Joe was the kindest and friendliest coworker. He was a fine gentleman. Our hearts are so sad...

Posted by Bob and Laurie Rech - Franktown, CO - Friend   January 18, 2018



Posted by JOAN VERRETTE - ANDOVER, MA - Friend   January 18, 2018

Very sorry for your loss. Always remember his great smile.

Posted by Al Longo - Salem, NH - Friend   January 18, 2018

Dear Susan, so sorry to hear about Joes passing. I still remember sitting with both of you at the pool at Colony by the Sea. You shared Joes cancer with me & how well he was doing. I enjoyed visiting with both of you! I hope you will still be able to come down with your family. Hugs, Linda & Tom Mullen, 305 A

Posted by Linda Mullen - Lancaster, PA - Friend   January 17, 2018

Susan and family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Best Regards,
Pam & Leo Ballard

Posted by Pam Ballard - Rockville, MD - Acquaintance   January 17, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss....

Posted by Gwen Makoney    January 17, 2018

Katie and Sue,
So saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I think of him always with a big smile, as he was always smiling! He was a pleasure to get to know during our Brown Hockey days as a parent and a friend. He definitely made the world a better place with his warm and friendly personality. You guys had a wonderful husband, father and friend, and we will always cherish our memories of him. We love you!
Dawn & Rocky

Posted by Dawn Loomis - Seekonk, MA   January 17, 2018

RIP Joe. Your warm smile will be sorely missed at the club.

Posted by Ned & Joan Millian - Wells, ME - Friend   January 16, 2018

Ned & Joan

Posted by Millian - Friend   January 16, 2018