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Joseph Vincent Portalupi BARRE — Joseph Vincent Portalupi, 89, of Dover, New Hampshire, formerly of Bow, New Hampshire, and Barre, died peacefully at home on Aug, 1, 2019, surrounded by his family. Joe was born in Barre to Angelina Gioria and Joseph Peter Portalupi. He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1947. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served until 1949. He was reactivated in July 1950 during the Korean conflict and served in France until December 1951. Joe was employed with the original Caterpillar dealer, Casellini-Venable Co., in Barre and then with the new dealer, Jordan Milton Machinery Co. In 1972, he transferred to their headquarters in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. After 43 years with the Caterpillar dealer, he retired in 1992 as the general parts manager. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers Peter and Norman. He is survived by his wife, Rita C. Saliba, whom he married in 1953 in Barre. He is also survived by his three children Steven (Elaine), JoAnn (Ralph Fletcher) and Mary Moore (Mark); 11 grandchildren Laura, Taylor (Jess), Carly (Cory), Adam, Susan (Henri), Jennifer, Elizabeth (Matt), Eric, Robert, Joseph and Jonathan; six great-grandchildren Solomon, Aaron, Clare, Mari, Nolan and Axel; several nieces and nephews. He was a lifetime member of the BPOE in Barre and of the American Legion Post 21 in Concord, New Hampshire. Joe and Rita enjoyed many trips to Europe to visit relatives and to tour various countries. They also enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. in their camper. Joe enjoyed doing projects around the house and his yard, as well as helping his children and grandchildren with various projects over the years. Joe was devoted to his family, a loving husband, and proud father and grandfather. He will be deeply missed. Joe has requested that there be no funeral service or calling hours. His ashes will be entombed in the Mount Calvary Mausoleum in Manchester, New Hampshire, until joined in death by his wife, Rita, at which time both will be relocated to the Portalupi family plot in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. The family requests that, in lieu of memorial contributions, those who wish to honor Joe do so by extending a kindness to someone in need. Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the online guestbook.

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