In Memory of

Joseph

John

Suga

Jr.

Obituary for Joseph John Suga Jr.

VASSALBORO- Joseph John Suga Jr., 84, passed away on February 13, 2024. He was born in 1939, a son of Joseph J. Suga Sr. and Mary Ann (DiOrio) Suga.
Growing up on a farm, Joe learned at an early age the value of working hard. He graduated from Erskine Academy and went on to earn an associate degree from the University of Maine at Orono. Following school, he worked for a number of years at Sears Roebuck as a customer relations manager. He then proudly served his country during the Vietnam era as a member of the US Army. He reached a level of E7 before going to OCS and being commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant. Throughout his life, Joe has been employed by the State of Maine in multiple departments as a personnel manager. In addition, he was a Master Electrician, working for himself for many years. A hard worker, Joe was a productive man and could work circles around younger generations. For 29 years, Joe also owned and operated Suga Country Products alongside his wife Adele.
A true Mainer, Joe loved the outdoors; whether he was hunting, fishing, raising hay or cutting firewood, he was a true steward of the land. Some of his favorite memories include spending time at camp up north with friends and family.
Joe was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Richard Suga.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Adele (Hodgkins) Suga of Vassalboro; his son, Ryan Suga (Nicole Durkee) of Sebago; his nephews, Dana Suga (Patty), and Richard Suga Jr. of Vassalboro; his niece, Nancy Sanborn of Pownal; and his step children, MaryKate Friend (Will) of Winslow and Jennifer Proffitt (Jay) of Austin, TX.
A period of visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 1pm to 2:30pm at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor, ME 04363 where a funeral service will begin at 2:30. Interment will take place in the spring at Cross Hill Cemetery in Vassalboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be made to: Maine Homeless Veterans Alliance, 907 Ossipee Trail West, Steep Falls, ME 04085.