Joseph Duncan Housley

Joseph Duncan Housley, 66, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  Born in Knoxville, TN, he was a son of the late John Housley and Chloe Housley-Paulhus.

Joseph owned and operated the Housley Corporation, a general contracting company he founded in 1993. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, the Boston Celtics and the PC Friars.  Joe played guitar, enjoyed movies, nature, golf, landscape architecture and crossword puzzles. His life was devoted to his family. In the 1970s he was lead singer and showman of The Typical Box, and in the 1980s, was co-manager of John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band. He will be remembered by all as a kind, personable, generous and hardworking man.

Joseph is survived by his two sons, J.D. Housley and Adam Housley, one brother, John H. Housley, and three sisters, Melissa McDonald, Suzanne Housley-Noonan and Amy Housley-Poland, as well as three nieces and one nephew.

His Funeral service will be private.


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Niles Mcculloch wrote on July 20, 2021 at 8:27 pm
Joe, you are as close to me as a brother, and there is a huge void in my heart, soul, and life today. The past 7 months were an absolute joy, to have you back in my life, and the times we shared will be cherished! Hopefully, our paths will cross again, on the other side!
Susan Benedetti from Warwick wrote on July 20, 2021 at 1:15 pm
Yet another surreal loss. My memories of Love are of a big hearted, funny, lovable guy. Since his music days I was always a fan. May he rest in peace eternally and may his family find a way to process such a terrible loss.