It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph F. Stanley of Machias announces his peaceful passing on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, after a long illness. Born July 29, 1956, in Dorchester, Joseph was the son of the late Francis and Margaret (Souther) Stanley. Raised in Braintree, he was a graduate of Braintree High School. He will be missed by his family and friends. Joseph is remembered by his sister Gail Stanley of Machias; brother Francis Stanley of Machias; sister Mary (Stanley) Silverman of Seal Harbor; and his brother-in-law Alan Silverman of Seal Harbor, as well as many nieces and nephews . In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his brothers James, Richard and Robert. At the request of the family, services will be held at a later date.