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Joseph William Corbett

March 13, 1947 — June 17, 2023

Lewisville Chapel

Joseph William Corbett

 

Joseph William Corbett, 76, passed peacefully at home on June 17, 2023. Joseph was born in Quincy, Massachusetts to Warren J. Corbett and Jean (Anderson) Corbett.  Joe was a proud member of the first apprenticeship class at General Dynamics Electric Boat Division in Quincy and graduated in 1970 at the top of his engineering class. Joe was married to his loving wife, Lynne (Mitchell), also from Quincy.  They spent the next 56 years building a life and raising their children, Michael, Kevin and Michelle.  Joe's work carried the family across the country to TX, OH, IN, CA, NY, NC, WA, and AZ.  Regardless of distance, Joe and Lynne always made time for family trips "home" to Quincy. When Joe's career shifted from shipbuilding to can manufacturing in 1970, he began as a supervisor at Carnation Co. Can Div. and worked his way up from plant engineer to the position of Plant Manager at seven different industry-leading corporations- National Can Corp., American/National Can Corp. with his longest tenures at Rexam and Ball Corp. After his first retirement, Joe kept busy with consulting work in Brazil, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, and AZ. Joe was a dedicated father, husband and grandfather who often was found relaxing by the pool or planning and cooking the next family meal.  He enjoyed classic hot rods, rebuilding cars and professional racing. Cooking and traveling, especially to locations with warm water, weather, beaches and regional foods, were ways to unwind and relax. As an avid classic rock fan, he enjoyed listening in the car, at home and at live performance venues. Joe was a Baystater at heart but did not miss the snow and cold weather. Joe is survived by his wife, Lynne (Mitchell) Corbett; their children, Mike (Olivia) and Michelle; grandchildren, Nathaniel Corbett, Erin Corbett, Emily Corbett, Alexander Corbett, Colin Kent, Megan Corbett and Casey Kent, along with numerous nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and daughters-in-law.  Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Corbett (Donna); his in-laws, E. Charles and Helen (Murphy) Mitchell and most recently his son, Kevin Corbett (Amy). The family would like to thank Rural Metro Fire Dept., Maricopa Co. Sheriff’s Dept. deputies, and Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society in Joe's name. Joe’s life will be honored at his memorial service on July 8, 2023 at 3:00 at Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Lewisville, NC.  Funeral arrangements were also made possible by Thompson Funeral Chapel, Goodyear, AZ. 

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Joseph William Corbett

Saturday, July 8, 2023

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