Donald C. Joseph, age 81, longtime resident of Milford, and beloved husband to Jane F. Collette, passed away on November 4, 2012 in Waterville, Maine.Son of the late David and Marie Mercier Joseph, he was born in Waterville, ME on March 9, 1931. Joe served with pride and honor in the US Marine Corps, and the US Air Force for over 23 years before retiring. He was then employed with the US Postal Service and retired after 23 year as a supervisor.He took great enjoyment in traveling extensively with his wife. Joe was a member of the American Legion Post 196 in Woodmont.A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Joe with be sadly missed by those who knew him.In addition to his wife, Jane of 57 years, he is survived by two daughters, Donna Salmonson of Spencer, MA, Phyllis Warakomski of Milford; two sons, Stephen L. Joseph of Williamstown, NJ and James M. Joseph of Milford. Also eleven cherished grandchildren and four great grandchildren and his sister Shirley Paquette of Waterville, ME.He was predeceased by his brother David Williams in 1979.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Ave., Milford. Committal will be private. Friend and family may call on Wednesday, November 7th from 4 to 8 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.To leave online condolences please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.