1925 – 2014

LEWISTON — Joseph G. Conley, of 4 Champlain Avenue, passed away at his home in Lewiston on Tuesday, Feb. 4. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Joseph was born in Lewiston on Feb. 14, 1925. The son of Thomas and Agnes Molloy Conley.

He was married for 65 years to the late Jean Murphy Conley, who died in September of 2013.

He attended local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served his nation proudly. He was a signalman on an LST carrier often landing troops and supplies on beaches in the Pacific theater.

After the war he worked in Lewiston as a retail clothing salesman and at the Bates Mill before beginning his career with New England Telephone in 1959. For the next 25 years he was a Yellow Pages sales representative, retiring in 1984.

In retirement, Jean and he enjoyed playing bridge, going to auctions and flea markets, and spending time with their family, friends and large extended family at their summer cottage in Kennebunkport.

Joseph is survived by son, Paul and wife, Jean, of Quincy, Mass.; daughter, Mary Beth and husband, Carl Schoeninger, of Beverly Hills, Mich.; son, Peter and wife, Donna, of Lewiston; as well as five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brothers, Paul, John, Richard and Thomas; and sisters, Monica, Rita and Marge.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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