Valenci Valeriani Jr., 48

Valenci "Trucker Joe' Valeriani Jr.

Valenci "Trucker Joe' Valeriani Jr.

OXFORD — Valenci “Trucker Joe” Valeriani Jr., 48, of Bridgton, died unexpectedly July 12, 2013 — the day before his 49th birthday — while camping at Two Lakes Camping area in Oxford.

He was born July 13, 1964, in Lewiston, the son of Valenci J. Valeriani Sr. and Juliette Dumont. He was a graduate of Livermore Falls High School. On June 6, 2009, he married Joyce Ann (Johnson) Conant of Livermore Falls.

He worked as owner and operator of J & D Carrier. Joe enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and loved doing karaoke. He will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Valeriani of Bridgton; his foster mother, Irene Castonguay of Livermore; two sons, Antonio Valeriani of Sweden and Thomas Valeriani of North Jay; his grandson; father, Valenci J. Valeriani Sr., and his wife, Linda, of Brewer; his mother, Juliette Bourget of Lewiston; sisters, Lisa Valeriani of South Paris and Teresa Valeriani of Wakefield, N.H.; his brother, Keith Valeriani of Portland; two stepsons, Timothy and Preston Ridlon of Fryeburg; nine step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

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Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls. Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at a later date at Crooked River Cemetery, Route 11, Naples.

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