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Obituary for Joseph Arthur King

Joseph Arthur King, of Williamstown, MA, died Tuesday January 30, 2024, at Williamstown Commons surrounded by his family. He was born in North Adams on February 24, 1937, to the late Frederick Irving and Ruth May (Sweeney) King.

Joseph attended schools in North Adams. On September 24, 1960, he married Beverly Jean O’Neill and were married for 60 years until her passing in 2020. He was employed at the Arnold Print Works in Adams and at Williams College at the former Baxter Hall for many years he worked as an assistant manager at Burger King in Williamstown, North Adams, Lee and at the Mall in Lanesboro. Joseph was a member of the Community Bible Church in Williamstown. He was an avid Boston sports fan, particularly the Red Sox and the Patriots.

Joseph leaves behind his daughters Susan C. King of North Adams, Laura J. Photos of Bethany, CT, and Victoria M. Slater of North Adams, and son Joseph R. King of Williamstown. He also leaves behind grandchildren Nicole Slater, Nicolas and Alexis Photos, Jaedin King, sister Beverly L. Cloutier, and brother Ronald King.

Joseph is predeceased by his wife Beverly Jean King, sisters Ruth Adams, Shirley Gardner, Evelyn Shade-Ritcher, and brother Frederick King.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Graveside Service will take place at a later date in the spring at the family plot in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA. Memorial donations are suggested for PopCares through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit