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“Heath, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember seeing your Dad with his friendly, laid back demeanor during those great baseball games. ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Dave Deopere - Rock Island, IL

“My memories of Joe are mostly as a kid growing up in the house next to his. I was a little girl and Joe was the cool "older guy" next door. He had...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jackie Wells - Waunakee, WI

“Gonna miss you Joe. Thanks for being a good friend. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: steve orchard - IA - friend

“I am so very sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I remember his smile like it was yesterday, though it was in Middle school. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Leslie Patterson - Davenport, IA

“Tom, Porky, Mark, Sue, Sally, Heath, Brett - We send our love and friendship to all of you. We miss those phone calls, dissecting a cardinal game,...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl & Tim - Bettendorf, IA

“Tom and Porky, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers. Dean and Dru Clementz ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Dean and Dru Clementz - Geneseo, IL

“Just wanted to send my condolences to Joe's family. I just remember how Joe was so nice to everyone in school! It didn't matter if you were a close...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Barb (Mak) Hicken - Gothenburg, NE

“Thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Zach Phelps and Mike Gordon - IA

Grapevine, Texas, formerly of Rock Island and Bettendorf

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph M. Gadient, 54, a resident of Grapevine, Texas, formerly of Rock Island and Bettendorf, will be on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097 – 18th Street, Bettendorf. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church. Inurnment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport, in the Columbarium. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements. Joe died unexpectedly on Friday, August 31, 2012 at his home in Texas. A memorial service was held for him at Good Shepherd Catholic Community Church in Colleyville, Texas on September 7, 2012.
Joseph Michael Gadient was born on November 11, 1957 in Davenport, a son of Tom and Darlene "Porky" (Lind) Gadient. He graduated from Bettendorf High School and earned his CDL at Scott County Community College. He loved his job as a driver at Con-Way Freight in Rock Island.
An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, Joe loved being around people. He was happy, generous and always tried to make people feel good. He often greeted others with his jovial phrase, "Hello, my friend!", and strangers soon became his friend. Talking on the phone to as many friends as possible was a daily goal for Joe and he enjoyed every moment he spent with his friends and family. Joe's lifetime of hard work, dedication and loyalty serves as an inspiration to his family and he is greatly missed.
Memorials may be made to St. John Vianney Catholic Church or to a charity of your choice.
Joe is survived by his sons, Heith (Danielle) Gadient, Grapevine, TX and Brett Gadient, Austin, Texas; his parents, Tom and Porky Gadient of Bettendorf, his brother, Mark (Beverly) Gadient of Dallas, TX, his sister, Sue (Dan) Cullen of Omaha, NE and his sister, Sally (Mike) Kent of Austin, TX.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Joe's obituary at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home at

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