Joseph H. Gaethofs, Jr., 57, of Exeter, died peacefully on August 12, 2012 at 15 Veterans Place, Exeter.
Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of Joseph H. Gaethofs and Margaret M. (McCoy) Gaethofs of Warwick. Mr. Gaethofs was a maintenance worker for the Town of Narragansett for many years. He was actively involved with the Adeline La Plante Memorial Center, where he loved to play basketball, volleyball, and sing in their Christmas concert every year. He was also involved with the Special Olympics and enjoyed flowers. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Besides his parents; he leaves a brother, Gary W. Gaethofs of Cranston and two sisters, Barbara J. Cragin of Thornton, Colorado and Patricia A. Gadreau of West Warwick.
His funeral and burial will be private. Arrangements by The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home.