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FRAMINGHAM – Joseph E. Kee, 62,  of Whitinsville, formerly of Framingham, left this earth unexpectedly Thursday, November 10, 2022 after injuries sustained from an accident.

Born in Framingham he was the son of the late Howard and Sylvia (Thibodeau) Kee.

Joe was raised and educated in Framingham and was a graduate of Keefe Tech, Class of 1978 metal fabrication shop.

He immediately went to work for the family business, George Davis Movers of which he eventually became the owner himself.

Soon after he welcomed the birth of his Son, Joe Jr. and took great pride in his ability to take care of and provide for his family. Joe also had a small catering business where he got to show off not only his amazing food but also his signature Smokin Joes BBQ pig cooker. 

Joe loved his family, his country, his truck, and his animals. He was a true outdoorsman and loved working with his hands. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, teaching his children how to bow hunt and cast a line about as soon as they could walk.  His love for hunting went hand in hand with his passion for cooking. If you caught it at the right time driving by you might see a deer or two hanging from the tree outfront or if you stopped in you’d be going home with a feast of meat to share with your family. 

For years he maintained a gentleman’s farm at his home in Saxonville and raised his children to learn about and to love animals as much as he did. Anywhere he was you wouldn’t find one of his dogs (or cows) far behind. Joe loved being the center of attention, had a personality as big as a room, and would do anything to make you laugh. He loved with his whole heart.

Joe is survived by the love of his life, Alice M. Cudak, his pride and joy, Joey of Whitinsville,  and he was wrapped around his daughter’s finger, Jessica Garvey & her husband Jack of Framingham, and his grandson, McKinley. He is a brother of Howard Kee IV, John Kee, his late brother Robert, and many nieces and nephews. And of course, the family dog, Brisket.

Family and friends will honor and remember Joe’s life by gathering for visiting hours at the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Thursday, November 17 from 4-8 p.m.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s name to: The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation or simply spend the time to take your family outdoors.

For online tributes or to share a memory with the Kee Family, kindly visit

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.