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We are extremely saddened to announce the unexpected and sudden passing of Joseph (Joe) Veglia. Joe has been a beloved member of our Facilities team and served our community campus-wide since 1995.

Howie LaRosee shared this about Joe: “He lived and worked ‘all-in’. His dedication to his family and his job were always evident in any conversation. He took great pride in his family, always talking about the achievements of his daughters and his grandkids, with pictures always accompanying the conversation. He loved his family deeply. Over the past 25 years I have seen Joe accomplish difficult projects with great determination and optimism. As an example: we were once asked to paint the Pozen theater over a weekend, a huge task. Joe worked nonstop and finished the entire job ‘all-in’ and in one day. Joe was great at his job; Joe was great to just talk with; Joe was a great husband, father, grandfather, and just a great person. We will miss his ever-present optimism and enthusiasm.”

Joe is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Janet F. (Powers) Veglia, and his 2 daughters. Our thoughts are with Joe's family, friends, and the many members of our community who are grieving his passing. He will be greatly missed.

During these immensely difficult times, we encourage you to reach out to the following resources for support with feelings of grief and loss: 

· Students: please contact Counseling & Wellness at counseling@massart.edu or call their main line at (617) 879-7760.

· Faculty and staff: please contact the Employee Assistance Program Mass4You by phone at 1-844-263-1982 or on their website.  This is a free and confidential program, available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Services for Joe will be held at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre Street, West Roxbury, on Friday, May 7th at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help "Mission Church" at 10:00 a.m.  Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 6th from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. For directions and guestbook, please visit: https://www.gormleyfuneral.com/Obituaries.html.


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