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1978 Joseph 2022

Joseph Telemaco Klein

May 15, 1978 — October 22, 2022

Great Barrington, MA

We are sad to announce the passing of Joseph Telemaco Klein of Great Barrington, MA. Joe died at age 44 on October 22, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Elene Raiza Galilea, his son, Phoenix Octavio Klein, his father, Robert Klein, his mother, Jeannine Sapere, his brother, Abraham Klein, and his sister, Naomi Klein.

Joe met Elene at Camp Hill Village in Copake, NY and the Camp Hill community was family and home to him, long after he left. His compassion, patience, and care of the residents at Camp Hill was remarkable and awe inspiring. He is fondly remembered and loved by the community at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT. His time at Gould Farm in Monterey, MA left an impression on both staff and guests, and it was the stepping stone to his love for community living and his connection to nature.

Joe was an irreplaceable soul with an enormous heart and just an all-around amazing human. He would give you his last dollar or the shirt off his back, and he did so on more than one occasion. He was deeply spiritual and passionate about life. He loved fiercely, cared intensely, and was the most generous and kind-hearted soul. He was talented, bright, funny, and a great dancer, and he will be missed enormously.

Our hearts cannot imagine a world without him in it.

May Joe's soul rest in peace and in the arms of God. May his spirit soar ever upwards and be enveloped in the Light and may his Light shine on us all and his spirit watch over his son.

A memorial service will be hosted in early January in the Boston area. Please check back in for an update and specific details, or feel free to send an email to: joekleinmemorial@gmail.com so we can save your contact information for an official invite.

Donations can be made in his memory to Gould Farm: https://gouldfarm.org/support-us/
Please be sure to check "I would like to dedicate this donation" and "In Memory Of" and include Joe's full name under "Tribute Name." If you wish, you can send notificatons to: joekleinmemorial@gmail.com

To send flowers to the family in memory of Joseph Telemaco Klein, please visit our flower store.

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