James Joaquin, 90, of Mattapoisett died December 13, 2013 at home after a brief illness.
He was the husband of the late Rosalie V. (Vas) Joaquin.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Antonio and Adelaide (Gomes) Joaquin, he was raised in Acushnet and lived in Fairhaven before moving to Mattapoisett 30 years ago.
Mr. Joauqin was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett.
He was the proprietor of Center Liquor Store in Fairhaven and was plant manager of Ace Cabinet and International Dryer for many years until his retirement.
Mr. Joaquin was a member and past president of the Panthers Athletic Club and a member of the Mattapoisett Lions Club.
Survivors include a son, James A. Joaquin of San Francisco, CA; a daughter, Jacqueline Joaquin of New York, NY; a brother Horace “Jack” Joaquim of New Bedford; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Irene Medeiros, Mary Rosa, Lil Gallion and Rose Lebert.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 21st at 10 AM in St. Anthony’s Church. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mattapoisett Lions Club P.O. Box 1022 Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For on-line guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.