He Will Forever Be Missed

JOE SEMMES

1949

2020

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A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN

WONALANCET, NH 

SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2021

2:00PM

WONALANCET UNION CHAPEL GROVE

 

When Benedict Joseph "Joe" Semmes III was laid to rest in June of 2020, neighbors and family paid their respects from a distance and a small group marked his passing with a ringing of the Wonalancet chapel bell.  ​

On September 18th, 2021, Joe's Family will welcome

friends and relatives of Joe's to finally gather in place, outdoors and masked,

in celebration of his life and this shared journey. 

Joe, age 3, by the southeast corner of Wonalancet Farm,

where, seven decades later, neighbors held a candlelit vigil on the eve of his passing.  Summer 1953

Joe and fellow soldier at Long Binh Post, US Army Base, Vietnam, 1973

Behind The Antlers, Wonalancet, May 2019

Joe and Roux, Hillary St. New Orleans Black Pearl, November 2016

Waiting for The Who, with Nellie, at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, May 2015

On Denney's porch at The Antlers, Summer 1995

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Enjoying a sunset ski, December 2016

Joe returns to The Fairgrounds, having spent the span of Jazz Fest 2018 as a cardiology inpatient at Oschner Medical Center, April 2019

Joe triumphantly returns to The Fairgrounds, having spent all of Jazz Fest 2018 as a cardiology inpatient at Oschner Medical Center.  Pictured en route to Kamasi Washington and Gary Clark Jr., Gentilly Stage.  April 2019

In the garden, Wonalancet Farm, August 2015

Joe, Elo, and Chewie, The Antlers, Wonalancet, 2019

The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX, December 2019