Joel Bolshaw Obituary

Joel Sydney Bolshaw, 83, of Hancock passed away April 5, 2018. He was born Dec. 18, 1935, to Sydney and Carrie Bolshaw in Ware, Mass.

He graduated from Brookfield High School, Class of 1953. Joel proudly served in the Navy on the USS Oriskany from 1954 to 1958. In 1959, he married his wife, Mary, in Connecticut.

His interests included motorcycles, machinery, researching genealogy, enjoying music, coins and dancing with Mary.

Joel is survived by his wife, Mary, his children, Kevin Bolshaw and wife Trish of Pennsylvania, Yvette Bolshaw of Massachusetts, Jody Cilli and partner Dan Kolis of Massachusetts, and Kim Bolshaw and husband, Chris Noetzel, of Maine, and Jennifer Bolshaw of Maine. Grandchildren James D. Witto, Natiya Cilli, Ellis and Merrill Bolshaw-Noetzel and and three great grandchildren. Sister, Carol Zuccalo and husband, Don, of Vermont. He is also survived by additional family and many friends, who shared their lives and fellowship through Bill W. and Dr. Bob.

A heartfelt thank you to the EMS, Ambulance, the Sheriff's Department and LifeFlight crews for being so efficient and caring.

A celebration of life will held 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Elks Lodge in Ellsworth. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to Hancock Emergency Medical Services. www.hancockvfd.com