F. Mirley Jr. , a longtime resident of Malden who recently moved
to Reading, passed away on Friday, May 31st, after a
lengthy battle with Parkinson’d Disease. Joseph was born in
Cambridge in 1940, the son of Joseph F Sr. and Margaret (Daley)
Mirley. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High
School with the Class of 1959. He then enlisted in the US Air
Force, and served honorably until his discharge in 1962. In
1963, he married his sweetheart, Eleanor G. Bellibeau, and the
two settled down together in Malden to raise their family.
Joe went to work for New England Telephone,
which later became AT&T, working as a telephone repairman.
After his retirement, he took a position with the American
Cancer Society, driving patients to and from the hospital. In
his spare time, he enjoyed taking walks and tending to the
Yard. He also loved to watch the Celtics, Red Sox, and Oklahoma
Sooners. His greatest joy though, was spending time with his
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor G.
Mirley, his son Donald J. Mirley of Everett, his daughter
Kristin Jones of Reading, his sister Joan Donnelly of Malden,
his brothers, Thomas Mirley of NH, and James Mirley of FL, and
his grandsons, Michael and Steven.
Funeral Services for Joe will be held
graveside at Forest Dale Cemetery, 150 Forest St, Malden, on
Tuesday, June 4th, at 11 AM.