Joseph R. Kehoe
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, February 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Joseph R. Kehoe, who passed following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Saturday, February 4th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St.& Winthrop Ave.)Revere at 10:30 a.m.
Born & raised in Revere he was an alumnus of the Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1950. Joe entered the U.S. Navy in June of 1952 & served until June of 1956, as a Radioman 3rd Class. His time with the military, during the Korean Conflict, was one of Joe’s most proud accomplishments. Joe’s career began & ended with Polaroid Corp., in Waltham, where he would work for 37 years, within the Human Resources- Personnel Division as a Senior Supervisor. He & his beloved late wife Rita L. (Quinlan) Kehoe, who passed on January 28, 2015, were devotees of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community serving on many of the social clubs within the elementary & high school of the Parish. He was a long-time usher at the Sunday & Saturday evening Masses. A gentleman’s gentleman was his mantra, as well as an overwhelming personality. He was an amateur comedic magician, especially enjoying performing for his grandchildren, great grandchildren & the neighborhood children. His quips were –no– are legendary and well-remembered. His hobbies were many and his interest in them, intense. He long-enjoyed bowling, playing bocci, softball, traveling and woodworking. Every year he and he wife, Rita would tackle a household project, working side by side until completion.
He is the cherished father of Joseph E. Kehoe & his wife Francesca M. of Upton, Ma., Cheryl A. Frye & her husband, Robert of Revere, Marie L. Kehoe & her companion, K.C. Cockrill of Natick, James M. Kehoe & his wife Doreen of Stoneham, Patricia E. Casey & her husband, William F. of Billerica and John R. Kehoe of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the dear brother of Marilyn Carroll of Revere. Joseph over the years, was predeceased by eight (8) brothers & five (5) sisters. He is also lovingly survived by twelve (12) grandchildren, four (4) great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.