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Joseph William Busby

July 21, 1958 ~ October 22, 2018 (age 60)


WESTFIELD - Joseph W. Busby, 60, of Westfield, passed away at his home on Monday, October 22, 2018. He was born at Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato, California on July 22, 1958, a son of the late Anita Louise (Brunault) and James Busby, Jr. He worked for many years as a paper mill worker at Texon, USA. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed motorcycles, camping, the outdoors, and spending time with his friends. He was predeceased by his son Marc in 2016. Joe is survived by his children, Anthony J. Busby and his wife, Amy of St. Cloud, FL; Joseph Busby, Jr. of Westfield, his brother, John R. Busby and wife, Debbie of Alaska; brother, James Busby, III; sister, Denise M. B. Lynch and husband, George of Farmington, MI; sister, Diane Maxwell and husband, Rusty of Delhi, NY; and sister, Kathy Whittaker and husband, Eric, as well as, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visiting hours will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 10AM-12PM at Messier Funeral Home, 1944 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA. The burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist in Joe’s final rest is greatly appreciated.  For more details please visit

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