Joseph J. Nunes, a resident of Burlington, passed away after a long illness at the Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica on Wednesday morning, June 20, 2007. Joe was born, raised and educated in Somerville. He was the former co-owner of Hanson & Tilton Auto Body Repair. He was an avid sportsman and was a member of the Woburn Sportsmen’s Association and the Reading Rifle & Revolver Club. Joe is the beloved husband of 46 years of Sonja (Swanson). He is the loving father of Amy Blalock of Derry, NH and Holly Nunes of Arlington. He is the son of Helena (Pacheco) Nunes of Burlington and the late Joseph S. He is the brother of Eva Nunes of Burlington and the late James. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 929 Concord Turnpike, Arlington on Saturday, June 23 at 10 a.m. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, NH at Noon. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Friday from 3-7 p.m. Memorials in Joe’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472 or Affinity Hospice of Life, 121 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803.