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Joseph James Linehan

June 8, 1931 ~ October 21, 2019 (age 88)

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Joseph James Linehan


June 8, 1931 – October 21, 2019


88 Years Old


South Chatham, Massachusetts, formerly of Arlington


Joe was a devoted husband to his wife, Irene, father, grandfather, and brother.


Joe was born in Watertown as the middle child with his two siblings Sally & Leo. He attended Watertown High School, where he was a hockey player (defenseman – very tall for his age). He adored his wife Irene whom he married in 1959 (they met on an arranged date); Joe joined the Merchant Marines after high school, then graduated from Northeastern University, where he majored in mechanical engineering, eventually becoming a chief engineer in the field of offshore oil engineering, traveling around the world.  He loved boating, especially the KG, his diving boat and diving (was a founding member of the Boston Sea Rovers) and projects in general – he was an amazing handy man.  In retirement, he became a master woodworker and was highly regarded as a member of the Chatham woodworkers who have done several projects for the town (movie theater bench and display cases for the Marconi Museum). He was a great conversationalist and was always ready to listen and give advice.


A graveside service was held at St. Patrick Cemetery, Watertown at 12 Noon on Friday October 25th, 2019.

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Graveside Service
October 25, 2019

12:00 PM
St. Patrick Cemetery, Watertown

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