Joseph I. ‘Joe’ Nash

June 25, 2016

Joseph I. ‘Joe’ Nash
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

JOSEPH I. “JOE” NASH – of Woburn, June 25th, eighty eight years of age. Beloved husband of the late Helen (Perry) Nash. Loving father of Roberta Freitas, her husband Edward of Tewksbury, Holly Arsenault, her husband Joseph of Bradford, Cheryl Tedesco her husband Thomas of Woburn, and the late Paul J. Nash. Loving brother of John F. Nash of Winchester, William Nash and his significant other Nancy Lane of Woburn, and the late Alice Cummings and Mary Kenny. Special “Joe” of Tara Mahoney, her husband Matthew of Wakefield, Jennifer Colletti of NH., Melissa Pierce of Melrose, Morgan Arsenault Heidi Arsenault, Kelsea Arsenault all of Bradford, great grandfather “Joe” of Addison Colletti and Mae Mahoney. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Woburn on Friday, July 1st at 11a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Thursday, June 30th, 4-8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Joe’s memory to the Boys and Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Joseph I. “Joe” Nash passed away at the New Horizons Facility in Woburn, Saturday, June 25th. The beloved husband of the late Helen (Perry) Nash, he was eighty eight years of age.

Born in the winter of 1928 at Winchester Hospital, he was the son of the late Ivan and Anna (Sullivan) Nash. Brought up in Winchester, Joe was educated in the Winchester Public Schools and graduated from Winchester High School with the Class of 1946. Joe continued his education following high school, attending Bryant and Strattan Business School. Upon graduation, Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country for two years. When Joe completed his tour with the U.S. Navy, he returned home and secured a position at the the Atlantic Gelatin Company, serving as an Accountant. This position became his lifetime career, having retired from there over twenty years ago.

In October of 1954, Joe married the true love of his life Helen Perry. After their marriage the moved to Woburn, settling in the Central Square section of the city. There they remained over the years, raising their children there and being involved in the neighborhood activities.

A man of very simple pleasures, Joe enjoyed all the times spent with friends and neighbors whether it was bowling at the different leagues over the years, sitting in the back yard or on the deck enjoying neighborhood visits. During the summers it was off to Hampton Beach enjoying again, all his family and friends that would come to visit and share the ‘fun in the sun” experience!

“Joe” was throughout his life affectionately called “Joe.” All of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren shared a wonderful relationship with “Joe” over the years. In later years he always enjoyed a trip to the “races.” Horses were the preferred choice of racing, enjoying this activity with friends and family. Joe lived in Woburn for 64 years, but although he may have physically left Winchester in 1954 , his heart remained.

Sadly, Joe was predeceased by his parents, his wife of thirty nine years Helen, and his siblings Alice Cummings and Mary Kenny, and his son Paul Nash.

He is lovingly survived by his children Roberta Freitas and her husband Edward of Tewksbury, Holly Arsenault and her husband Joseph of Bradford and Cheryl Tedesco and her husband Thomas of Woburn; his brothers John F. Nash of Winchester and William Nash and his significant other Nancy Lane of Woburn. He was Special “Joe” to Tara Mahoney and her husband Matthew of Wakefield, Jennifer Colletti of NH, Melissa Pierce of Melrose, Morgan Arsenault, Heidi Arsenault, Kelsea Arsenault all of Bradford. Additionally, he was the great-grandfather “Joe” of Addison Colletti and Mae Mahoney. Joe is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Woburn on Friday, July 1st at 11a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to calling hours at the Funeral Home, Thursday, June 30th, 4-8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Joe’s memory to the Boys and Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn.

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  1. To the family I send my condolences. The death of one who was loved so much is devastating. At times it seems unbearable. Please know that there are those who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that God is near all those who are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort.

  2. JOE NASH,,, THE END OF AN ERA ,,,, I’m go`n to miss my FRIEND JOE!! I`ve spent many years, nights & days hang`n wit my buddy. the transistor radio listening to the ball game, Haa, it was always a great pleasure to see him, a TRUE FAMILY FRIEND! in my mothers & fathers later years he was always there for them. Always good to me, Always happy to hear from me, no matter what I was up to or hour I showed up out of the blue, Never Judged me. Always had Time for me my whole life. God Bless Him!! Im just happy he`s back with Cousy,& Paul, (RIP) Ole Friend I`ll c ya again PEACE! Richard Jeffrey

  3. The original table setting is getting smaller each day. Joe was special to me and Jack. My sympathy to Joe’s family.
    Brenda Hanley

  4. I hope it comforts you to know that your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. He was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. Love, Kym and Aeden

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