He was the loving son of Kathleen E. (Rohdin) Laura, and the late Joseph A. Laura and his wife Susan. Loving brother to Anthony Laura and his wife Luisa of Salisbury, MD; Kristi (Laura) Metrano and her husband Nick, of Carver; and Michael Laura of Kingston; Stepbrother to Kelly (Messick) Wright and her husband Jeffrey of Delmar, DE; Dennis "Ryan" Messick and his wife Orlett of Salisbury, MD; and the late Rachel Messick. Joe is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and so many loving friends.
Born on September 27, 1985, in West Islip, NY, Joe grew up in Salisbury, MD, and was a class of 2003 graduate of Parkside High School. There, Joe enjoyed singing in the concert choir, starring in school plays, playing soccer, and driving his Honda Accord. He was very popular and remembered for being kind to everyone. He moved a few times, first to New York City where he resided for 15 years, and then to Carver and Kingston, MA in 2020. He was a top-notch waiter working in many fine establishments, most recently at Salt Raw Bar and Leena's Kitchen of Plymouth where he always made a huge impression to anyone who had the pleasure of encountering him. Though Joe only lived in the Plymouth area for a short time, he made a big impact on the community and gained many friends in this time. He was a sweet soul who made everyone feel at ease. He loved to sing and loved karaoke. His go-to song was "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks and Dunn. 90's Country music was his favorite. He also loved to play video games, drive his Honda Civic, and make everyone around him laugh. His sense of humor was unmatched. He was a bright light in this world and his kind soul will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
A visitation will be held at Cartmell-Davis Life Celebration Funeral Home, 373 Court St. (North) Plymouth, on Saturday, March 11th, from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm, followed by a service in the funeral home at 12:00 pm. Reception to follow at Salt Raw Bar in Plymouth (170 Water Street.) Donations in Joe's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. https://www.cancer.org/