Joseph T. Lally

February 13, 2003

U.S. Veteran

US Army

Vietnam War Veteran

Lally – in Reading, Thursday, February 13th, suddenly, Joseph “Joey??? T. beloved husband of Idette Renee (Yewdal) Lally. Devoted father of Myriah Yewdal of Malden, Arianna Scott of Somerville and Vanessa Scott of Andover. Dear brother of James D. and his wife Rita of Woburn, Kevin W. and his wife Sharon of Derry, NH, Sharon M. Lally and her husband Stan Uptagrafft of Hampstead, NH and the late Michael T. Lally. Loving grandfather of Liam Sutherland. Also survived by uncles, aunts and many nieces and nephews. A. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn Street, Reading on Monday, February 17th at 9 a.m. Calling hours will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street,(Rte 38S) Woburn on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Joey’s name to the Lazarus House Ministries, PO Box 408, Lawrence, MA 01842. Late Viet Nam Veteran and Retired Stoneham Firefighter.

OBITUARY:

Joseph “Joey??? T. Lally, formerly of Woburn, passed away suddenly at his home in Reading on Thursday, February 13th. The beloved husband of Idette R. Yedwal Lally, he was fifty-four years of age.

Born in Newton, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph D. and Lillian C. (Callanan) Lally. Early in his life his family moved to Woburn where he was raised and attended St. Charles Elementary School. He received his secondary education at Woburn High School and was a member of the graduating “Class of 66???.

After high school, Joe attended the University of Massachusetts for a brief time and eventually transferred to Fisher Jr. College where he received his Associate’s Degree.

In 1968, Joe entered the Army and served in Viet Nam where he earned several medals including two Bronze Stars. After proudly serving his country, he returned and secured employment as a bricklayer as a member of Local 15 in Waltham.

In 1976, Joe served in another capacity as a firefighter for the Town of Stoneham. After twenty years of service he retired to enjoy his family, to whom he was very devoted. He was particularly devoted to his grandson Liam. In addition to his family, Joe was an avid golfer and was very active in the parish at St. Agnes Church in Reading. He was also a member of VFW.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his brother Michael T. Lally.

He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Idette Renee Yedwal Lally, his children Myriah Yewdal of Malden, Arianna Scott of Somerville and Vanessa Scott of Andover, his brother James D. and his wife Rita of Woburn, Kevin W. and his wife Sharon of Derry, NH, his sister Sharon M. Lally and her husband Stan Uptagrafft of Hampstead,NH, and his grandson Liam Sutherland. Also survived by aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn Street, Reading on Monday, February 17th at 9 a.m. Calling hours will be held at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, (Rt. 38 South from Rt. 128) Woburn on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Interment is private. Donations may be made in Joey’s name to the Lazarus House Ministries, PO Box 408, Lawrence, MA 01842.

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  1. Mary Ellen continued May all the happy memories he left for you give you comfort, strength and peace at this time. God bless you all. Love, Mary Ellen,my husband Sal and the old Manomet gang. Sorry that I had to send this note in several guest book entrys but it would not forward in a single one so I wrote several small ones. Thank you .

  2. Mary Ellen continued. The only time we remember him not smiling was the day we saw him sitting under our apple tree looking very glum as he watched us playing kickball. He had the Mumps and he looked like a little chipmunk as he sat sidelined!! We remember the night Jim came over to tell us that his brother Michael had been struck and killed by a car in their hometown.The parish priest and Joe Sr. had come down to gently break the news to Lillian. In the days that followed all the families in Manomet grieved with the family and offered them comfort and solace. It is my hope that you willalso know that many people grieve with you and you and your beloved Joey are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mary Ellen (Franey) Aia As I did not read the sun. Globe until 11P.M.,I was both shocked and saddened to read of Joey’s untimely death. The Lally family, Joe, Lillian, and their children Jim, Michael, Joey, Kevin and Sharon became one of the earliest summer residents ina little gem of a place called Mamomet.They were our wonderful and fun loving neighbors.Joey as I remember was a greatprankster with an enormous sense of humor and a ready smile.

  4. Lloyd and Isabell Allen
    (business associate of Kevin)
    Too young, too sudden, our deepest sympathy to the Lally family.

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