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.
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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 www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com. 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, www.voicehealth.org.