SUDBURY _ Joseph “Joe Casper” Casperowitz, 84, a longtime resident of Framingham, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 16, 2021.
Born in Cambridge on May 30, 1936, he was the son of Joseph and Lillian (Sullivan) Casperowitz.
Joe was raised in Somerville and graduated from the former Saint Clement High School in Medford.
He proudly served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1961.
Joe attended Boston College and earned a BA in History.
He worked for the United States Post Office, then transferred to the Social Security Administration and retired in the late 1980s after 30 years of service. While with the SSA, Joe worked in their Boston, Roxbury, and Connecticut offices over the years.
Joe loved kids and volunteered countless hours to help area youth. He was a member of the Framingham United Soccer Club and dedicated over 25 years to coaching youth soccer and over 20 years assisting area elementary schools, and has mentored at the high school. Joe was proudly honored at the 2007 “Salute to Framingham” with an award to acknowledge his volunteerism with local schools and sports.
He was an active member of the St. Anselm Church community, serving as a member of the Finance committee, Eucharistic minister, and CCD teacher. He transported food to the Harvest on Vine in Boston and Miracle Kitchen in Framingham.
Joe loved coaching and played men’s league softball well into his 70s. He was a voracious reader and enjoyed playing billiards with “the guys”. Most of all, Joe loved spending time with his loving family. He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-four years, Maureen (Reilly) Casperowitz; his children, Joseph Casperowitz and his wife Diana of Glendale, AZ, Stacy Glover of Framingham, David Casperowitz and his wife Debra of Orange, CT; granddaughter, Leah Casperowitz of Orange, CT; also five nieces/nephews and their families. Joe was predeceased by his sisters, Eleanor Kasilowicz and Lillian Niles.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Duckett – J. S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Sudbury.
Due to attendance restrictions, the funeral Mass and burial with military honors at St. Stephen Cemetery in Framingham, will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anselm Church, 100 Landham Road, Sudbury, MA 01776.