Joseph A. Tanner, age 76, of Naples, FL and formerly of S. Weymouth passed away after saying goodbye to his loving family on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Joe was born, raised, and educated in Somerville. He met his beloved wife of 47 years, Silvia, at Egypt Beach in Scituate when they were teenagers. Joe and Silvia were married in May of 1965 and then settled in Braintree where they lived for many years raising their family together.
Joe worked at Polaroid for over 30 years and, after retirement, moved to S. Weymouth where he has resided for the last fourteen years. Joe was a hard worker. At Polaroid he endured the night shift for many years in order to provide a better life for his family. Joe was a member of the Masons and the KofC and he enjoyed gardening, dancing, and cruises.
Joe was predeceased by his wife Silvia Tanner (Marini). He is survived by his fiancé Maria Taylor of Naples, FL, his daughters Keri Russo and her husband Michael of Tucson, AZ and Julie Tanner of Weymouth. Joe is also the loving grandfather of Jared and Ashley, and the brother of Judy Begen and William Tanner.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the visiting hours for Joe on Monday, August 26, 2019 from 4-8pm in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq) Weymouth, MA. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 9am for a Celebration of Life prior to the Funeral Mass which will be at 10am in the St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.