Joseph P. Macon

  • Born: August 29, 1983
  • Died: March 18, 2011
  • Location: Wales, Massachusetts

Tribute & Message From The Family

Wales, Joseph "Joe" P. Macon, 27, of Stafford Road, died peacefully at home on March 18, 2011 surrounded by the love and care of his family. Born in Springfield, August 29, 1983 to Charles S. and Elizabeth (Milette) Macon with whom he lived. He has lived in Wales all of his life and was a graduate of Tantasqua Regional High School. He furthered his education at Worcester State College and received a BA in communications, pursuing his love of film and music. To that end, he established "I'm Macon Movies" an independent film production company which he ran from his home. Besides his parents, he will be deeply missed by his sister, Anne Macon of Palmer, his maternal grandmother Claire Milette of Wales, as well as many relatives and friends. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home, 1475 N. Main St. A service to remember his life will be held at 7:00 p.m. following the calling hours. At the family's request, please make donations in his memory to Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, 77 4th Ave., Needham, MA 02494. For more information or to sign online guest book, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Joe was a great kid and a kind person. There are too many memories to share, but I will always remember him. You are all in my prayers. May God bless you with the peace that excels all thought so that you can bear this heavy load. If there is anything I can do, please let me know! Love and condolences - KS. (Phil 4:6,7 & Rev. 21:3-5)

Posted by Kathryn Shaw - Chicopee, MA - Schoolmate   April 20, 2011

I will always remember summers in Massachusetts looking up to my cousin Joey. The Macon house was like a wonderland for me when I was growing up and Joe’s magnetic, confident and bright personality was part of what made me feel at home. I learned a lot from Joe, everything from how to appreciate truly talented musicians to snowball fights. You will be sorely missed my friend, rest well. Charlie, Liz and Anne, you are all in my thoughts. I’m sure you will weather this storm and emerge stronger on the other side.

Posted by Tim Becker - Denton, TX   March 25, 2011

Joe was a precious boy,who always had a kind word, and quick smile for everyone. My condolences to all of you. Mrs. Bernadette Toomey

Posted by Bernadette Toomey - Paxton, MA   March 24, 2011

Joe will be sadly missed in the Boston punk & hardcore community. The videos he created for bands he loved will live on forever. RIP Joe

Posted by josh - Pawtucket, RI   March 24, 2011

The bond between you and Joe cannot be broken. Love is eternal. Our words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss.

Posted by Michael and Bonnie Palumbo - Wales, MA   March 24, 2011

I will always remember Joe Macon as an elementary school student in Wales. Always smiling, bright, funny and a joy to have in class. A terrible loss and so young. My sympathies to the Macon family and friends. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Donna Brown - Brookfield, MA   March 23, 2011

As a PT, I have met many different people in many different circumstances throughout my career. I met Joe about 2 years ago. No one, in all my years of treating, has ever touched my soul as he did. His strength and courage through all his challenges could teach many a lesson. I always looked forward to seeing him: seeing what new movies he had, what new CDs he was listening to... what new challenges I could throw at him that day:) He was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed. But I take comfort knowing that he is smiling down on us all taking a walk through the clouds. Liz, Charles and Anne: my deepest sympathies are with you.

Posted by Nicole Marcucci - Holland, MA   March 23, 2011


As intensive care nurses, we see many thousands of patients over the course of our careers, but few as memorable as Joseph. From the moment I admitted him to our unit he touched my heart and his strong, warm, kind and kindred spirit shone through. He met his disease and the incredible challenges with which it brought with a smile always on his face. When I walk by that room I can still hear the Dropkick Murphys playing and see Joe playing his air guitar and drums. Joe you are a spirit to be looked up to, deeply loved and I will never forget you. Liz I knew you could do it and we always had faith in you and your family in supporting Joe's return home. My deepest sympathy to you all. Joe, keep practicing that air guitar to the big Ipod in the sky till we meet again~

Posted by Melissa - BWH neuro ICU RN   March 23, 2011

My deepest sympathies to the family of Joe. As a classmate I can recall his curious spirit and uncanny sense of humor. I can only imagine the wonderful impact he has had on people since school. I hope memories you have made with him, and his films are a source of comfort to you all during this time.

Posted by Julie Louise Zajac - Sturbridge, MA - Tantasqua Classmate   March 22, 2011

Joe unequivocally changed my life for the better. He made me think about things differently, encouraged me to try new things and was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to.

We'll miss you, Joe. You were a real mensch if I ever met one, and you'll be missed dearly. My condolences go out to your family.

Posted by Caleb Lyons - Belmont, MA - Friend   March 22, 2011

Sorry for your loss,I remember the film he made of Aunt Claire's birthday party it was great. He had great you all Toni

Posted by Toni Wahlers - Palmer, MA   March 22, 2011

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you at this sad time. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Aunt Roni, Karen, Barbara, Toni.

Posted by Barbara Miles - Brimfield, MA   March 21, 2011

Please accept my deepest sympathies over the loss of your son. I never met Joe but have heard he was a wonderful person. I'm Shelley's mom and she absolutely adored him. Once again, I can't imagine what you're all going thru but know he's at peace and watching over you now.

Posted by Gloria Hebert - Goffstown, NH   March 21, 2011

Rest In Peace Joe, and my most sorrowful condolences for his family, Mr. and Mrs. Macon and Anne. Joe was one of a kind, and the first good friend I had when I moved to Wales in 5th Grade.

He will never be forgotten by me, and will be missed sorely.

Posted by Matt Hamill - Burlington, MA - Friend   March 21, 2011

Liz, Charlie and Anne, Thinking of you all in this time of sorrow and pain. May your memories of Joe live on in your hearts forever.

Posted by Doreen Holden - Campton, NH   March 21, 2011

“Those we Love remain with us, for Love itself lives on. Cherished memories never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we Love can never be, more than a thought apart, for as long as there’s a memory, they live on in our heart...” Thinking of you and wishing you peace....

Posted by Denise Bucior - Palmer, MA   March 21, 2011

Liz, Charlie, and Annie- Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Please be comforted knowing that he is free of pain and difficulty now.

Posted by Linda L. Gumlaw - South Hadley, MA   March 21, 2011

Sending love to the Macon Family. Joe was a good man and will be missed.

Posted by Kara Simpson - Brookfield, MA   March 20, 2011

good bye to the one of the best friend a guy could ever ask for you will be greatly missed and forever loved

Posted by corey miles - wales, MA   March 20, 2011