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Obituary: Joseph K. Sampson, 76

Nov 17, 2015 05:05AM ● By Bill Gilman

Joseph K. Sampson, fondly known as “Sam” or “Uncle Sam” to his family and friends, age 76, of Wilmington, died peacefully on November 16, 2015, with his loving family at his side. Joseph was the beloved husband of Ruth A. (Strob) Sampson, devoted father of Timothy Sampson & his wife Patricia of Methuen, Deanna Marzolini & her husband Joseph and Edward Sampson all of Tewksbury, Linda Bonney & her husband Todd of Wilmington, and Virginia Paiva & her husband Jeffrey of Chelmsford. Loving “Grampie” of Michael, Carl, Amy, Todd, Eric, Larissa, Tony, Tabitha, Christopher, and great-grandchildren Hunter, Emmalee, and Jayden. Dear son of the late Louis E. and Delta (Thibeau) Sampson, brother of Marilyn Paolucci of Maryland, Carol Young of Stoneham, the late Gloria McKenna, Bernadette Comeau, Vincent Sr., Charles, Edward, Richard, and Harold Sampson. Joe is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte.62), Wilmington, on Thursday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887 or to Woodbriar of Wilmington, 90 West St., Wilmington, MA 01887. Joseph was a U. S. Army Veteran during the Vietnam War.

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