McNamara, Joseph Alan

In Loving Memory
November 2, 1942 :: Denver, Colorado
Passed Away:
January 2, 2015 :: Lakewood, Colorado

Joe McNamara was born in Denver Colorado on November 2, 1942 to Thomas and Helen McNamara. He grew up in Denver, attending North High School. Joe was an electrician with Local 68 for 35 years, and was an electrical inspector for the City of Westminster for 10 years. He is survived by his wife Dottie Hahn McNamara, his children Lisa (Steve) Papke, Heather (Kevin) Holman, and Meghan (Mike) Merson, and grandchildren, Sam, Sarah, Malaney, Connor, Darby, Molly, and Ben. He is also survived by his sisters Florence McNamara, Patti Lopizi, and Vivian Wilson, and his brother Tom McNamara.

No service will be held. Any donations can be made to the Collier Hospice Center.

30 Responses to McNamara, Joseph Alan

  1. Tom & Vickie McNamara says:

    God Speed
    We will greatly miss you and always remember you.

  2. Joe Reynolds says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers inbound.

  3. Nancy Wilson says:

    All my Love to you all.

  4. Danny McNamara says:

    I am so very sad to hear of the death of my cousin Joe. I didn’t know him as well as I would have liked, but I fondly remember his kindness and friendliness when I, an awkward 17-year-old, first arrived in Denver in 1965 after emigrating from England with my parents (Joe and Annie), and my own brother Joe, en route to Vancouver. When I told him I’d never tasted anything from a BBQ before, he took the trouble to cook me an especially juicy steak – the best I had ever eaten – and he and my Uncle Tommy, his dad, made sure that I finished every bit of it! He was a good, warm-hearted man who kept in touch with his British and Canadian relatives over the years, despite his health problems. My deepest condolences to Dottie, his children, brother and sisters, and may God grant him peace.

  5. Tammy Church says:

    It was my pleasure to be able to call Joe my friend. We worked together at the City of Westminster then being married to one of my best friends. I will miss his laugh and his friendship. Joe and Jim were pretty good friends too, hitting it off after finding out they went to the same school. RIP Joe…. Love you Dottie!!!

  6. Carol Chaney & Chuck Kerns says:

    Dear Dottie & Family & friends:
    Our sincere sympathy to You, you are in our thoughts & prayers!
    God hear our prayers, Amen. Love<:) your King Soopers Friends!
    Sincerely, Carol & Chuck

  7. John Rolf says:

    Dottie —

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with your family.

    John & Teressa

  8. Katy says:

    RIP Uncle Joe. I will always remember trips to Denver when I was younger and remember you gigantic heart. You will be missed.

    Love Katy

  9. Cindy (Lopezi) Taylor says:

    Rest In Peace Uncle Joe

  10. Mary E Rushing says:

    I have very fond memories of Joe, always fun, smiling and quiet. Reminded me a lot of Dad (Don Wilson).
    Love and Prayers to the family

  11. Guy and Karen Feldman says:

    Dottie, we love you and all our thoughts and prayers are for you and Joe.

  12. Tom Goss says:

    Dottie, we’re sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Joe, he seemed like such a nice man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Karen Bourg says:

    Love to you and your family, Dottie.
    Karen, Claire and Henry Bourg

  14. Scott Baptist and Wendy says:


    We are sad for your loss. We love you and we will miss Joe. Your strength in this time of grief is inspirational.

  15. Marla & Jerry Meehl says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Joe will be greatly missed.

  16. Jean Bangs says:

    Dear Dottie, I was so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Bev had called me yesterday. Take good care of yourself and give the puppies a love from me. Will see you soon. Love, Jean

  17. Dennis Fanning says:

    Sending my deepest sympathies during this time of sorrow.

  18. Mary Martinez says:

    To Dottie & Family,
    Sorry for your loss, Joe McNamara worked for the Building Department for many years and was a hard worker, He was a gentle and kind person. You and your family are in my thoughts. I will always remember Joe and his smile.
    from Mary Martinez

  19. Al Richards says:

    You have my sincerest condolences. If there is anything I can do to help ease your loss please let me know. God bless and protect you always! I will miss Joe as I know you will too. If you need someone to talk to, I am available to listen. There will always be grey days but the sun will shine again-that is the nature of things. Honor yourself and let your light shine.
    Love ya, Al

  20. Michael Dunn says:

    Just sending you all our love and condolences. I just saw your dad at Lutheran not too long ago and talked to him. God bless all of you. love to you all, Michael

  21. Jean Skaggs says:

    Dottie so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending all my love to get you through the days ahead.

  22. Dave and Anita Hahn says:

    We are so sorry for all that you both have been through. You know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we wish that with the coming spring that you find a time of renewal, peace and new beginings in your life.

    Joe was a gentle man, and a gentleman. He never was loud or forward in his conduct – I was always touched by the gentle regard and support that he gave to Mom and Dad. He was a strong man with a gentle, kind core.

  23. Jeanne Leal says:

    Dottie, I am really glad I got to know you and Joe. Joe was a really sweet man and he will be missed. My thoughts are with you. Love you. Jeanne Leal

  24. lisa and Jeff Frantz says:

    Love and prayers to you and the family Dottie, we are so sad for your loss, please know that we are here for you,for anything, anytime. May you find strength, through God and your family and friends at this time.

  25. lisa and Jeff Frantz says:

    Dottie our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the family. May you find peace through the love of God, your family and friends.
    Love and prayers to you

  26. Dale Rutt says:

    Dottie, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
    Dale & Mary Jo Rutt

  27. Jan Otteman says:

    Dear Dottie and family,

    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    My heart goes out to Lisa, Heather and Meghan. I lost my dad many years ago and I feel your loss and your pain. May God grant you ladies mercy and peace.

    Dottie, someone else mentioned your strength in this time of trial. I echo that-you are an inspiration. Your faith is so evident and so admirable.

    I pray that Jesus wrap His loving arms around this whole family and you all find comfort in His grace and love.

  28. Chris Kaiser says:


    Mark and I are so incredibly sorry to lose Joe. We send our condolences to you and all your family. He will always have a warm spot in our hearts. RIP Joe, we love you.

  29. Jim and Paula Henry says:

    Dottie, We were sad to hear the news of Joe’s passing. We are thinking about you and your family, and wish you all the best during this difficult time. Sending you love, Jim and Paula

  30. Suzanne and Hal Kloberdanz says:

    May the road rise up to meet you,
    May the wind be ever at your back
    May the sun shine warm upon your face
    And the rain fall softly on your fields
    And until we meet again, May God hold
    you in the hollow of his hand

    Our prayers are with you and your family
    We are here if you need us
    Take care

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