Joseph C. Rayball, 81, of East 4th Street, passed away on Jan. 11, 2014 surrounded by his family in the McCarthy Care Center, East Sandwich. He was the husband of Rita P. Rayball of Columbia, MD.
Born June 28, 1932 in Lowell, MA he was a son of the late late Honora Collins Rayball and Joseph Bernard Rayball.
Joseph was a U.S. Navy Veteran and graduate of the Leland Powers School of Radio & Television.
He worked in the Radio broadcasting until 1968 when he then became the Administrative Assistant to Congresswoman Margaret Heckler in Washington DC from 1968-1973. He then became the GM of local radio station WARA in Attleboro MA from 1973-1979. He then went back to Washington for another term with Mrs. Heckler from 1979-1983. He became the Executive Director of the Attleboro Housing Authority from 1983-1988, and in 1988 he went onto the Cambridge MA Housing Authority as a Senior Manager & Security Administrator until his retirement in 2002.
In 1978 Joseph proudly served as the Chairman of the Catholic Charities Fund for Bristol County.
In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by a son, Joseph C. Rayball Jr. and his fiancé Susan McDermott of Coronado, CA; four daughters, Mary Louise Rayball, and her husband Michael J. Smith of Ellicott City, MD, Lisa Layton and her husband Richard of Attleboro, MA, Sharon Morrison of Boise, Idaho, and Catherine Larkin Rayball and her partner Ana Eng of Ipswich MA; a sister Marianne Porter Bouchard, and her husband Norman of Florida; seven grandchildren, Kara Lehane, Tonya Walker, Patrick Layton, Samantha Rayball, Sabrina Rayball, Sean Rayball, and Rowan Morrison; five great grandchildren, Benjamin Lehane, Grace Lehane, Emma Lehane, Bailey Richard, and Aidan Walker; also survived by many nieces, nephews and a dear friend Caroline Sarchioni.
Brother of the late Claire Porter Gallant.
The family would like to thank Hope Hospice and Dr. Jonathan Croopnick and staff for their kindness and compassion shown to Joseph. Joseph’s sense of humor and stories will remain with us always.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, Jan. 17 from 8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro, MA followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 71 Linden Street, Attleboro. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.
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