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Joseph Francis Lidoski, Sr. - St. James

Joseph Francis Lidoski, Sr. - St. JamesJoseph Francis Lidoski, Sr. 72, of St. James, died at home, surrounded by his family on Monday, August 27, 2012 after a five (5) year courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Lidoski was born in Queens, NY on December 8, 1939. He was the son of the late Joseph S. and Mary Marchiselli Lidoski.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Collins Lidoski, the love of his life and his best friend. He is also survived by his loving children, sons, Joseph F. Lidoski, Jr, and his wife Susan, of N. Reading MA, Christopher J. Lido and his wife Katy, of Oldwick, NJ and daughter, Catherine Lido Krykant and husband Peter, of Brighton, England, and his daughter-in-law Ann Lidoski of Longwood, Florida He is predeceased by his son Robert Anthony Lidoski, Sr. He is survived by four grandchildren, Robert, Abigail, and Benjamin Lidoski and Ciaran Krykant, a sister Gloria and her husband Stephen DelGaudio, brother, Peter, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Dorothy Robinson. Joe was dearly loved and respected by his family and friends. He will be remembered for his intelligence, wonderful sense of humor, his caring ways and always wanting to help others.

Joe graduated from Adelphi University in NY with a BS in Chemical Engineering and earned a masters degree in Engineering Management from Long Island University, NY and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ. He had an interesting career, beginning with aerospace, where he developed multiple patents and retiring from AT&T. His grandson, Bobby, nicknamed him “a bonafide genius”.

Joe and his wife, Barbara, moved to St. James in 1999. He was a charter member of the St. James Fire Department since 1999 and an EMT for the past 5 years. He was elected to the St. James Fire Board. He was a loyal and dedicated member to the St. James Fire Department.

A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 31 at 12:00 noon at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport with Rev. Douglas Lawson officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Peacock, Newnam and White Funeral Services, in Southport.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the New Hope Clinic, 201 Boiling Spring Road, Southport, NC 28461 and Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414, Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 24401.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport



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