Joseph Patrick McDade

April 28, 1995 - January 10, 2023
Joseph Patrick McDade

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Joseph Patrick McDade passed away unexpectedly January 10, 2023 after a long battle with addiction and mental illness.

Joseph is survived by his parents Patrick and Eileen, his son Dempsey Joseph, siblings Shannon, Stephen and wife Candace, Raymond and wife Megan, grandparents Bill and Marie Kelly and Jane McDade. He also leaves behind a large family of nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.

Joe, or our JoeBear, created a better life for himself moving to San Diego, CA. He spent years dedicating his days to helping other recovering addicts. You could always find Joe walking down pacific beach with a burrito and bang energy drink in hand  listening to Cole Swindell or Brantley Gilbert. A day never went by where he didn’t call his mother. Anyone who was lucky to know Joe, knows his heart is one of a kind. A truly selfless, goofy, compassionate, dad, son, godfather, brother and so much more.

Above all Joe loved his son Dempsey with everything in his heart. Joe once said “I’ve always struggled to figure out what I want to be in life, but i’ve always known I wanted to be a Dad.”

Family and friends visitation will be 2 to 5 pm Saturday, January 21. 2023 and  12 to 3 pm Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099

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  • February 13, 2023
    Eileen O’Toole says:
    So very hard to hear about Joe. Much love and empathy to the McDades from The O’Tooles

  • January 22, 2023
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