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“Mark and family, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May your memories always keep him close in you hearts. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Doulette d'Entremont - MA

“To Quake, Suebo, Glenny and family,Please accept my condolences on the passing of Rico. He was a man among men and provided a guiding light to the...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Donald Dallaire - Forestdale, MA

“I would first like to express my sympathy at a time like this to all of the Freitas family. Growing up across the street from Joe and his family was...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Faust - Scottsdale, AZ

“In the early 1960's, I worked at the Easton Town Pool where Joe was the directorand my employer. It was a busy job from early morning until late...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Kathryn Kelly - SOUTH EASTON, MA

“I am very unhappy with what happened. It's hard for me to go through my yard and look at all the big, huge boulders that my brother-in-law, Joe,...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Gloria Freitas Steidinger - MA

“Gloria, Gail and Joe 2021 ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Devins - North Easton, MA

“It is very difficult for me to effectively convey the heart ache I feel over Uncle Joe's passing. Over this past year, I was able to talk at length...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Devins - North Easton, MA

“Uncle Joe meant so much to me and I'm sorry I can not be there at this difficult time to share in the family stories and memories. Love you all,...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Zimmerman - Conway, SC

“Mr. Freitas aka Joe was my 7th grade math teacher and my 8th grade science teacher at Easton Jr High School in the late 60's. I have never had anyone...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Moe Molander - Marion, MA

“Dear Uncle Joe...number 6 on the infamous Photo Hall of Fame Gallery in Grandma Freitas's living room. As a child, did we ever stop looking at this...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara Palladino - Brockton, MA

“So sad I can not be there with you all. Uncle Joe meant so much to me. God Bless! ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Greene - Easton, MA

“To all of the family, my thoughts and prayers to you all for comfort in your time of sorrow. How awesome for a long life well lived. God bless you...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jenny Senier - Bossier City, LA

“Joe Freitas. It was an honor to know you. It gives me comfort that you will now join your beloved wife, Florine. My condolences to the entire...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Nanette DeFeo Longley - Tyngsboro, MA

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EASTON----Joseph P. Freitas, 95, a lifelong resident of Easton, passed away on December 29, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston after a brief illness. He was the husband to the late Florine (Chisholm) Freitas.

Joe was known for his positive outlook on life, his love of family, a spirit of adventure, and his strong commitment to helping others. He faced adversity without complaint, exhibiting courage, determination, and a healthy dose of humor.

Born in Madeira Island, Portugal, a son to the late John and Rose (Conceison) Freitas, he was raised in Easton and was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School. A veteran of WWII he served his country proudly in the US Army, Company B, 254th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division.

Upon honorable discharge, Joe enrolled at Springfield College where earned both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in education. He began his working career teaching mathematics and physical education at New London, NH High School with additional duties as guidance counselor. He returned to MA to accept a position at Silver Lake Middle School and later at the Easton Middle School where he taught both math and science for 10 years. He retired from the Dedham Public School System where he taught for 18 years and worked toward a 2nd Master's degree at Idaho State University.

Over the years, Joe served as President of the Citizen Scholarship Foundation, President of the Easton Lions Club, Secretary of the Easton Rod & Gun Club and was an active member of both the Easton VFW and American Legion. He was a 3rd degree member of the Easton Knights of Columbus and a member of both the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Teachers Association.

Joe traveled extensively, twice across the US and also across Canada with his family. He was an avid camper who enjoyed gardening, golfing, bowling and photography. He was a lifelong learner, with a strong interest in American and natural history.

He is survived by his children, Stephen Freitas and his wife Joann of Easton, Mark Freitas and his wife AnneMarie of Walpole, Thomas Freitas and his wife Suzanne of Jericho, VT, and Glenn Freitas and his wife Pamela of Foxboro; seven grandchildren, Paul Freitas, Elizabeth Davis, Brian Freitas, Kim Freitas, Erik Freitas, Joseph Freitas and Kyle Freitas; two great grandchildren, Nathan Freitas and Evelyn Freitas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Manuel Freitas, John Freitas, Peter Freitas, Philomena Dovico, Mary Nolan, Louis Freitas and Rose Buck.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Easton. *Interment will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:15 p.m. Visiting hours on Monday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Joseph's memory may be sent to Foundation for Excellence in Education in Easton. PO Box 1042, Easton, MA 02334-1042. For directions or condolences visit