Joseph Allen Jolin

Born: Tue., Sep. 20, 1949
Died: Tue., Sep. 26, 2017


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 01, 2017
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Mon., Oct. 02, 2017
Location: Robbins Cemetery

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Voluntown -  Joseph Allen Jolin of Voluntown passed away unexpectedly on September 26, 2017 at Backus Hospital in Norwich.  
He was born on September 20, 1949 in Norwich, CT son of the late Ernest and Jennie Ann (Nowosielski) Jolin.  On July 24, 1982 he was married to Sylvia (Kirsipuu) Jolin.  She survives him.  
He is also survived by their daughter Justine Leffert and husband Jason of Westerly, brother Ernest Jolin, Jr. and wife Cathy of Texas, uncles and aunts Albert and Hilda Jolin and Richard and Jean Osga all of Voluntown, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  
He was predeceased by his sister Theresa Jolin Yarnell.
Joe graduated from Griswold High School in 1967.  He was a volunteer fireman and EMT in Voluntown for many years.  He served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service during Vietnam War.  Joe worked as an automobile adjuster for over 40 years, and he retired from Geico Insurance in 2015.  He was an accomplished guitarist his entire life having played in local bands.  Later in life he enjoyed performing independently at weddings and recorded several CD’s.  Music and Nascar were his passions.  
Calling hours will be held from 4:00-6:00PM Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT.  A graveside service with military honors will be held 10:00AM Monday October 2, 2017 at Robbins Cemetery in Voluntown.  For online condolences please go to
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Joe’s memory to Voluntown Fire Department or Voluntown Ambulance.  

Charitable donations may be made in Joseph 's memory to the following organization:

Voluntown Fire and Ambulance
PO Box 10 Voluntown, CT 06384

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Millie & Bob Peringer
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Sylvia, Our deepest sympathy for loss. His great disposition will be greatly missed.

Wee, Barbara, and Jim Ciccarelli
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
"Big Joe" you touched our lives with your friendship, humor, kindness, generosity and your music. We love you "Big Joe". You will be sadly missed and our warm memories of you will remain in our thoughts and prayers always!!

Ronnie Whitcomb
   Posted Sun October 01, 2017
Being a cousin to the Taylors next door I knew Joe when we were children and always found him to be a nice guy. My condolences to his family and bless you all at this time and always. Ronnie Whitcomb

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