Joseph A. Mutascio, age 85, of Hyde Park passed away December 22nd at the Carney Hospital. Born in Boston, he was raised in Jamaica Plain, attended Boston Schools and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a Letter Carrier for the Chestnut Hill Post Office for many years before retiring. Back in 2001, after “911” he was honored by the Federal Government as the #1 Letter Carrier in the country. Joe was an active parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Roslindale and Mission Church in Boston and was a talented musician who played the piano and accordion at various venues in Boston. Beloved husband of Rose Marie (Folino). Mother of Joseph A. of Brookline, Brian J. of Danvers, Gina M. Issa of Hyde Park, Gary M. of East Boston, Sheila R. of FL, John R. of Plainville and the late Gerald V. Mutascio. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (Mission Church) 1545 Tremont St. Boston Wednesday morning at 10. Visiting hours at the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home 22 Oak St. Hyde Park Tuesday 3-7 pm. Burial St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale.