Yesterday was time to say goodbye to my father, Joseph A. St. Germain.
He was a hardworking, honest, and decent man who lived a long, full life. Married seventy years to my mother, his beautiful wife who he met as a teen, he knew they were destined to be together at first sight. He had four children, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A US Navy veteran, he had a long career as a police officer in Lawrence, the city of his birth and which defined his character. My father lived a full life, one in which he experienced many successes in life but also grieved through many losses.
From him I learned the importance of character, pride, the value of a job well done, integrity, decency, and dedication. Through good and bad, I knew he was on my side. We were lucky to have him for so long, and life will not be the same without him.
It was one heck of a ride, Joseph Arthur St. Germain. I don't know what happens after we leave this life, but I know you will live on in the hearts of countless people who were touched by your example, courage, and strength. I have always been proud to be your son. I love you, Dad.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 AM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. Service will follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Bradford, MA. In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.