Joe Feitelberg, who spearheaded bringing Battleship Massachusetts to Fall River dies

Joe Feitelberg didn't just speak to people. He engaged them. Rich, poor and everything in between. He asked questions. He absorbed the answers. He knew everyone he met had a story and he wanted to hear it.


That approach serverd him well, in both business and life. Enormously loved and respected in Greater Fall River and beyond, Joe Feitelberg, civic leader and insurance entrepreneur, died on May 10 while in hospice care in Lincoln. He was 89.


“We lost a good one,” said John Feitelberg, the third of Joe's six children and his father's successor as president of Feitelberg Insurance on Milliken Boulevard in Fall River.


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