Joe was born on January 25, 1925 to the Alexander Paruti, Sr. and Rose (Vincelette) Paruti in Webster, MA. He was raised in Chelmsford, MA and attended Keith Academy in Lowell. He graduated from Boston College and New England School of Law.
He married Mary J. (Pollard) Paruti in Lowell on September 11, 1948. They enjoyed over 66 years together and have lived in Falmouth since 1978.
They have three children - David, Donna and Kenneth.; They have 3 grandchidren and one great grandson.
Joe is a devout Catholic who took a leadership role in the parishes he belonged to. He was President of the
Holy Name Society at St. Mary’s in Chelmsford and 4 Degree Knight of Columbus Grand Knight at St.
John’s in East Bridgewater. At St. Anthony’s in East Falmouth, he was a Eucharistic Minister and Lector for
many years, past President of the Couples Club and a recipient of the Marian Medal for Distinguished
He worked for the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company for 28 years in management positions in
Boston and Brockton. He was a longtime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
In 1977, he fulfilled a life-long ambition and passed the bar to become a lawyer. He had private practices in
Randolph, MA and East Falmouth until his retirement in 2013. He frequently donated his time to help folks at
the Senior Center with legal issues.
He was an avid Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan. His true love was tennis- which he played well into his 80ís
and followed the Pro Tour.