Joseph E. Bjorklund


Joseph E. Bjorklund, 50, passed away February 21, 2013 at home. He was the beloved husband of Diane L. (Poulin) Bjorklund.

Born in Providence, he was the son of Frank E. Bjorklund and the late Eleanor E. (Corey) Bjorklund. Joe was employed as an overnight manager for the RI Family Shelter for 6 years, a butcher for the Sandy Lane Meat Market and Roch’s Market for 10 years and a carpet cleaner for Sears and Stanley Steamer for 15 years.

Besides his wife and father; he is survived by his children, Joseph Bjorklund, Roland Poulin, Erica Poulin and Matthew Bjorklund; brothers, Edward and James Bjorklund, his sister, Virginia Therriault; and grandson, Ryan Poulin.

His funeral will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours, Wednesday 8:30-10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 N. Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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