Joseph E. Lienhard, Jr.
August 09, 2013
Joseph E. Lienhard, Jr. of Natick passed away on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Tufts Medical Center of Boston. He was 82 years old.
Born on July 30, 1931 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Joseph E., Sr. and Sarah (Lane) Lienhard. Joe was raised in Cambridge and a 1950 graduate of Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School. He then enlisted in the United States Navy and served our country proudly during the Korean War.
Mr. Lienhard learned plumbing while in the Navy and continued this trade as a Journeyman Plumber with the Plumbers Union, Local 12 for over sixty years. He was a skilled UA Craftsman, loyal to his union and proud to be an American.
Joe was a resident of Natick for fifty-three years and a member of St. Patrick’s Church of Natick. He enjoyed fresh water fishing on Sebago Lake in Maine where he made many close friends and also spent summers during his twenty-three years of retirement there. He enjoyed anything that involved crafting with his hands and was a master craftsman who built many RC Planes, leather gifts and grandfather clocks. He even donated one of his clocks to the Plumbers Union Hall and it is still displayed for all members to enjoy.
Joe was the devoted husband of the late Patricia E. (Haley) Lienhard with whom they shared forty-seven years of marriage. He was the loving father of Thomas J. Lienhard & his wife Kathleen of NH, Paul F. Lienhard & his wife Nancy of Natick, Gail M. Thompson & her husband Stephen of Medway, Patricia A. Lienhard & Thomas DelMonte also of Medway, Kathleen M. Detweiler & her husband Stephen of Marlborough, Jean M. Lienhard of Natick & the late Mark E. Lienhard. Cherished grandfather of T.J., Molly, Jackie, Jimmy, Bill & Haley. Great grandfather of Tommy, Elaina & Stella. Caring brother of the late Jerry McDonald, Mary-Rita McDonald and also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from John Everett & Sons 4 Park St., at Natick Common on Wednesday, August 14th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Patrick’s Church, 44 E. Central St., Natick at 10:00AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours Tuesday from 4:00-8:00PM. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Natick with Military Honors.
For directions, flowers or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.everettfuneral.com