Editor's Note: A memorial was held in his home town of Santa Ynez, CA, on April 2. The family intends to intern Joe at Notre Dame this coming fall. Following is an email from his daughter Eileen Doherty Mathews.
As far as 9/10 for the Nevada game, we are all in!
Of course it would be great for classmates to be there. Once we have the time locked with the cemetery for that Friday, I can send you the details to share.
Really looking forward to being there. If this last weekend's memorial was any indication of the party we will be bringing to south bend, the town is in for quite a treat!
Here's a picture I took of him a while back when we were trying to trick my mom into thinking he had his knuckles tattooed for St Patricks Day.