Joseph Amaral

Joseph Michael Amaral

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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The locally famous Artist formerly known as “Boston Joey”, a lifelong musician, entertainer and beloved husband of Doreen (Paull) Amaral, of North Port, Florida, left this world for a better gig in heaven on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Born Joseph Michael Amaral in Rehoboth, Massachusetts , Joe worked as a professional lead singer and guitar player in many bands, including the House Advisors, The Sons of Beaches, Fortunate Sun, and most recently his Van the Man tribute band.

He is remembered by his doting parents Peter J. Sr. and Lucille M Amaral, his two pain-in-the-ass brothers (& their spouses), Jeffrey (& Gwen) and Peter Jr. (& Nancy) and his six grown children, Christopher, Brandon (& Jasmine), Ashley, Keri, Jacey and Heather; seven grandchildren; in-laws, Bob & Lynda, James & the late Jeanne, Wayne & Roxann, Diane & Brent, and Tom; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 7 from 4-7pm, at the Crestwood Country Club, 90 Wheeler Street in Rehoboth, MA 02769. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly, RI is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the non-profit Voice Health Institute of Boston, Massachusetts to support their work with vocal restoration research,
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 4:00pm
    Crestwood Country Club
    90 Wheeler Street
    REHOBOTH, MA 02769
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    Please Note: A Celebration of Joseph's Life will be held from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. All are welcome.
  • Interment

    Private, --
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Elizabeth Barboza

Posted at 05:54pm
Joey I will miss that smiling beautiful face and laugh always remembering your lovable hugs ❤️ Prayers for you and family Uncle Pete And Aunt Lu a special hug to you two all our love Bess and Kevin

Ellen Dembowski

Posted at 02:23pm
Joey had a wonderful voice .Dave and I loved to hear him sing. I am sure he is singing in heaven. Joe you will be forever missed. Ellen Dembowski

Doreen Amaral

Posted at 02:07pm
Joe you live on forever in my heart. Until we meet again, continue to watch over me. Love your one and only Weezy.

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