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“Joe will always have a special place in my heart. I will always remember him as being the best father-in-law anyone could ever have. Mary, I am...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Ellen johnston - St. Cloud, FL

“To The Smiths and Mary Selvoski I'm sorry that your father/grandfather/husband died. When ever i think of him i renember how he really liked your...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Deanna Appleby

“To The Smiths and Mary Selvoski I'm sorry that your father/grandfather/husband died. When ever i think of him i renember how he really liked your...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Deanna Appleby - bedford, NH

“We were very good friends for many years. Joe was the best. He will be surely missed. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jude Akins - Davenport, FL

“My dearest Mary and her wonderful family, Joe was always such a kind, helpful man and he will be missed. My thoughts are with you and yours. Big hug...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Fran White - Merrimack, NH

“A wonderful man! Joe was the definition of hospitality. Warm, welcoming and a true gentleman. Heaven is lucky to get him and we were lucky to know...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Rev Barry Gamache - bristol, RI

“Mary George and I are extremely saddened by your loss. Even though we didn't know you and Joe for a very long time, we felt very close to both...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Carol and George Klub - Islip, NY

“Our deepest condolences to Mary and Family. Joe was the loveliest man and the love that he shared with all of you was a joy to watch. He will be...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy and Bob Schimpf - Cornwall, NY

“Mary & family, I think back to all the years that our Lord gave Ernie and I in Aruba with Joe and we thank him for them. I...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Bev and Ernie Jolicoeur - RI

“Mary, Mary Jo and Family.... Please know that John and I hold you all in our prayers and we know the memories you'll keep of your husband and Dad...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy McKay - Amherst, NH

“Hi Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you. David ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: David Oelerich - Derry, NH

“Dear Mary & Family: To let you know that warm thoughts are with you today and always. May you find comfort in your memories and peace in your...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Zissi

“I will never think of Mary's Closet without seeing Joe somewhere in the picture. What a team the two of you made! To have lived such a life and...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Michael J. Curtiss - Friend

“Mary, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. While you and Carey would dig for costumes, I would always go speak with...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Matt Cahoon - Manchester, NH

“Mary, our hearts go out to you and your family. Sitting with you at the costume shop and hearing stories about Joe always brough smiles to my face. A...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: David Ducharme - Manchester, NH


Joseph F. Selvoski, 91, of Bedford, NH died Sunday April 10, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on September 8, 1919 in Old Forge, PA the son of the late Joseph Francis and Helen Frances (Warminski) Selvoski.

Mr. Selvoski was a Pearl Harbor survivor and took part in the dedication of the new bridge to the Manchester airport.

He was the owner and operator of Selvoski’s Texaco in Bedford for over twenty years. Joe, his wife and family are the owners of Mary’s Closet in Manchester. For many years he worked side by side with his family costuming entertainers for the stage.

He was instrumental in chartering Little League Bedford Girls Softball. Joe was an avid fisherman and gardener. He was happiest when his home was filled with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Selvoski was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton and was a member of The Seton Club.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary (Toolan) Selvoski of Bedford, NH; children, MaryJo Smith of Bedford, NH, Kim Cassidy of Windham, NH, Dawna Johonnett of Bedford, NH, Stacey Keaney of Connecticut, Lana LePine of Dunbarton, NH and James Edward LePine of Londonderry, NH.

In His Life: He is also survived by his nephew, Michael Surderski who he raised like a son; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer, Jay, Robert, Matthew, Rebecca, Travis, Tyler, Erinn, Rachel, Delia, Clara, Colin, Clare and Owen and his two great grandchildren, Anna and June.

There are no calling hours. His Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford on Friday at 11:00AM. Burial will be at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery on Friday at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations in Joe’s name can be made to the VNA of Manchester and So. NH, 33 S. Commercial St, Suite 401, Manchester, NH 03101.