Douglas--Joseph R. Brunetti, III died Friday, March 9, at home, surrounded by his loving family following a long-term battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Danette (Brady) Brunetti; a son Jonah and wife Kaitlyn, of Uxbridge; a daughter, Monika Butler and husband Jeremy, of Uxbridge; his father Joseph R. Brunetti, Jr. and wife Karren, of Douglas; and his mother Diane Perssons, of Milford. In addition, he leaves his siblings John Brunetti and wife Kim, of Douglas, Deanna Brunetti, of Hopedale, John Phelps, of Milford , Joanna Belanger and husband Derek, of Worcester and Matthew Brunetti and wife Wendi, of Sacramento, CA.
Joe was born April 27, 1960 in Milford. He grew up primarily in Milford, but lived briefly in Maine, before graduating from Milford High School. He owned and operated Brunetti's Cleaning Service for 32 years, until his health began declining in 2015.
A talented self-taught musician, Joe played guitar, drums, keyboard, and any other instrument he came across. He also sang and composed music, often collaborating with his close friends. Music was a constant joy to him, every day of his life. He was a passionate baseball fan and followed the Red Sox faithfully. He enjoyed spending time outdoors hiking or fishing. Joe and his family visited Maine every summer to enjoy Bar Harbor, Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park, and other special places.
Joe was a faithful member of the Douglas Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. As he was unable during the past couple years to visit people at their homes with the Bible's message of hope, he focused on his ability to reach out in the form of letter writing to accomplish his ministry.
Joe always maintained a positive spirit, concentrating on what he could do, not what he could not do. He was always laughing, joking and finding humor in each situation.
The family would like to thank the Dana Farber team in Milford for their outstanding care, kindness,and patience.
A Memorial Talk will be Saturday, March 17, at 1:00 at the Douglas Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1054 Victory Highway, North Smithfield, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory may be made to The Worldwide Work of Jehovah's Witnesses at jw.org.