Joseph Michael Lambias, age 70, of Medford passed away on Thursday, February 4th. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Joseph Norman and Dorothy (Davidson) Lambias. Joe served his country well and was a proud Vietnam War veteran. He loved his family and was always proud of even the smallest accomplishments. His children and grandchildren always brought a smile to his face and he cherished their time together. Getting together at the holidays with family always made him feel like a part of something bigger and better. He was a simple man with simple needs and there never had to be a big to-do, he was just happy to be included.
Joe tolerated the winters and lived for his summers in Maine. His humble motorhome and nights by the campfire with friends made him complete. He had a great love for food and was told on several occasions he should blog his thoughts because he could make anything sound mouthwatering. He would talk about lunch while having breakfast and then plan dinner during lunch. Opinions, he had many, and when he made up his mind about something there was no changing it. Many people have stories and memories about Joe that will make them laugh for years to come. The gift of laughter was the one thing he felt he could give freely to everyone he met. Remember him well, remember him often, and may his memory be a blessing.
Joe was the beloved husband of Rose Marie (Tringali) Lambias of Medford, and the devoted father of Joseph Michael Lambias II and his wife Marissa (Navarro) Lambias of Hyannis, Michael Anthony Lambias and his wife Genevieve (Hossfield) Lambias of Medway, Emilia Rose Lambias of Medford, and Kristi (Lambias) Sanders of Washington State. He was the loving grandfather of Michael Joseph Lambias of Hyannis and Isabella Marie Lambias of Medway, and the dear brother of Linda (Lambias) Jackson and her husband Butch of Reading, Susan (Lambias) Carman and her husband Gary of Burlington, and Nancy Lambias. Joe was the cherished uncle of Rhonda Jackson of Reading, Ross Carman and his wife Elise (McNamara) of Medford, and Christopher Tringali of Arlington.
A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford, on Thursday, February 11th at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may visit with family from 9 through 11 AM in the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., Medford. Social distancing protocols will be followed throughout the services and it is suggested that those wishing to pay their respects only at the funeral home attend the earlier part of the visitation, while those who plan to follow in procession to church attend the later part of the visitation. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Joseph’s name to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) online at: www.dav.org.