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In Loving Memory: Remembering a Cherished Husband, Father, and Papa.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Joe, a remarkable man who touched the lives of many. At the age of 74, Joe bid farewell to this world, leaving behind a legacy of love, kindness, and cherished memories. He is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Mamie Maltese, and his daughter, Andrea Maltese. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Charmain Maltese; daughter, Sara Brothers; sons, Joel Maltese and Jason Maltese; siblings Mike Maltese, Josie Maltese, John Maltese, and Robert Maltese; and 6 grandchildren.
Above all, Joe was the patriarch of the family. He instilled in his children the values of their Catholic faith, ensuring that they would carry on his legacy of faith, love, and kindness. He was an active member of his local Catholic community and relished every opportunity to converse about his faith with others. He faithfully attended daily mass and participated in church activities. His dedication to his Catholic faith extended beyond the walls of the church as he lived out the teachings of Jesus Christ in his everyday life.
Joe was a devoted husband, his unwavering love and commitment to his wife serving as an inspiration to all who knew him. As a father, he was a guiding light, always ready with sage advice and endless support for his children. It was in his role as Papa that Joe truly shined. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye, and he embraced his role with joy, creating lifelong bonds and providing them with a wealth of love and wisdom.
Beyond his role as a family man, Joe had a passion for motor vehicles. Whether it was his 2008 Mustang or his e-bike, he was always on the move. Sharing his love of these adventures with his family were some of his favorite conversations. He also shared a special bond with friends, enjoying Bocce ball every Thursday.
In honor of Joe's memory, we ask that you hold your loved ones a little closer. Cherish the moments spent together and celebrate the joy he brought into our lives. He will be deeply missed but forever treasured in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Shrine of Jesus: The Divine Mercy 33826 Beaconsfield, Clinton Twp., MI 48035.
Please also consider sending any pictures you would like to PapaJoePictures@gmail.com to share in a celebration of life for Joe.
“I, Jesus Christ, am with you. I have heard you crying out and this is My reply. Quiet and be at peace. Place your fears, worries, anxieties, sorrows, sicknesses, loneliness, and brokenness at My feet and let go. Let Me be God, Lord, over all your concerns. Trust in Me. “ – Jesus (A Call To Trust 130)