Joseph W. Faria, 90, of McMinnville died Tuesday, Feb. 28, at River Park Hospital after an extended illness.
Mr. Faria was born in Tauton, Mass., on April 27, 1921, the son of the late Mary R. (Motta) Pina and John J. Faria.
He was the husband of Eva P. (Anderson) Faria of McMinnville. He was a factory worker and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II and the Merchant Marines as a mechanic.
He is survived by daughter, Jeanette McBride and husband, Wendell of McMinnville; two sons, Walter Faria and wife Linda of Oak Creek, Wis.; William Faria and wife Norma of Foxboro, Mass.; two sisters, Madeline Tavarse, of Virginia; Shirley Roderick of Massachusetts; a brother, David Pina and wife Robbie of Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren in California, Massachusetts and Tennessee.
Mr. Faria was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Mary R. (Motta) Pina, one sister, Doris Clayton, four brothers, Edmond Pina, Jimmy Pina, Eugene Pina, and Alfred Pina.
At his request, he will be cremated and his ashes will be kept by his family.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Bridges of Hope Church on Smithville Highway with David Clayton officiating. To sign the online guest book, visit www.gardensofmemoryfuneralhome.com.
Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 9, 2012