Thomas Joseph Sr., 78, died Sunday April 28, 2019, at his residence in Belfast. He was born to Frank and Mary Louise (Saulis) Joseph on April 27,1941, in Houlton.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine Keene Joseph; and their children, Thomas Joseph Jr. his wife Cynthia of Morrill, Frank and Rhodora of Belfast, and Amanda Joseph and her partner Micheal Weaver of Waldo; as well as his beautiful grandchildren, Zack Joseph of Searsport, Kelsey and Cali Joseph of Morrill, Savannah Springer and Rohan Joseph of Belfast, and Silas and Malachi Weaver of Waldo; also two great-grandchildren, Serenity Joseph and Thomas B. Joseph of Searsport. He is also survived by one brother, John Joseph and family of Houlton; one sister Grace Joseph McKee of Biddeford; brother-in-law Leonard Sabbatis and family of Benedicta; three sisters-in-law Betty Joseph of Houlton, Marilyn Keene Jones and family from Crystal and Christine Keene and family of Litchfield; and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family, all of whom he adored.

He was predeceased by his parents; four brothers and five sisters, Francis and Veronica Joseph, Peter Joseph, Anthony Joseph, Carl Joseph, Mary Addington, Florence Shannon, Sally Courtamache, Elizabeth Jewell and Theresa Joseph.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served from 1959 to 1962. He was also very proud of his Native heritage of being a Passamaquoddy and Maliseet. Tom worked many years at Maplewood Poultry and Penobscot Poultry and made many friends. Then he worked at Camden Tannery until his retirement.

He was known for his love of music and could play many instruments, especially the steel guitar. He loved to sing in all the bands he was in and he really loved country music.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to his wife, Elaine Joseph. A graveside service will take place at Grove Cemetery in Belfast on May 11 at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.