Joseph C. Faherty

December 16, 2020

Joseph C. Faherty
U.S. Veteran

US Air Force

Korean War

A Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Saturday, December 19th 11:30 AM on

http://sccwoburn.org/ or St. Charles Borromeo Parish Collaborative Facebook Page

Joseph C. Faherty – of Woburn, December 16th, at the age of eighty-eight. Beloved husband of the late Rosalie “Rose” A. (Lauzon) Faherty. Cherished father of Joseph Faherty of Woburn, Cathy Bryant, her husband David of Woburn, Eileen Mills, her husband Michael of Gloucester, Carol Hogan, her husband Paul of Woburn, Tricia McCall, her husband Frank of Gloucester, Maureen McNamara, her husband John of NH, Rosemary Donovan, her husband Barry of Woburn, Franklin Faherty, his wife Rita of RI and Judy Faherty and Michael Pelliccio of CT. Loving grandfather of 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Robert Faherty and his wife Natalie of Braintree, brother-in-law of Nancy Faherty of Dedham, and the late Mary Mogollon, Jack Faherty and Evelyn Lambert. Son of the late John and Mary (Conroy) Faherty. Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Joe’s memory to Cops For Kids With Cancer, Inc., PO Box 850956 Braintree, MA 02185 or Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home,https://giving.laheyhealth.org/lahey-health/donate-give/

 

Joseph C. “Joe” Faherty – of Woburn, died peacefully at his home, December 16th, the birthday of his late wife of 65 years, Rosalie “Rose” A. (Lauzon) Faherty, who passed away in January 2020. He was eighty-eight years of age.

Born and raised in South Boston and Dorchester, Joe was the son of the late John and Mary Ellen (Conroy) Faherty of Ireland. He was a graduate of Dorchester High School. In 1951, Joe enlisted in the US Air Force serving during the Korean War, until being honorably discharged. 

On May 22, 1954, Joe married the love of his life, Rose. In 1958, they settled in Woburn, where they raised nine children: seven daughters, two sons, later adding twenty-four grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren!

For many years, Joe worked for Boston Edison where he began his union involvement in 1953. He was elected President and Business agent of the Local 387 utility workers union representing clerical workers in 1979. He graduated the Harvard Trade Union Program in 1978. He served several years as Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO before being elected President in 1990 and retiring in 1998.

Joe was instrumental in fighting for and getting passed, a “living wage law” in Massachusetts.  He proudly championed the promotion of women into Labor Leadership positions.

Over the years, Joe received a lot of recognition and many awards, including being presented the Jewish National Fund’s Tree of Life Award; the Joseph A. Beirne Award for Community Service, presented by the United Way of America, and the Cushing Gavin Award, from the Archdiocese of Boston, Labor Guild.

Above all else, Joe was a wonderful family man who worked tirelessly to provide for his family.  Spending time with his large family; vacationing in North Conway, cooking Sunday meals or preparing Thanksgiving for 50 family members brought him the greatest amount of joy throughout his lifetime.

Cherished father of Joseph Faherty of Woburn, Cathy Bryant, her husband David of Woburn, Eileen Mills, her husband Michael of Gloucester, Carol Hogan, her husband Paul of Woburn, Tricia McCall, her husband Frank of Gloucester, Maureen McNamara, her husband John of NH, Rosemary Donovan, her husband Barry of Woburn, Franklin Faherty, his wife Rita of RI and Judy Faherty and Michael Pelliccio of CT. Loving grandfather of twenty~four grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Robert Faherty and his wife Natalie of Braintree, brother-in-law of Nancy Faherty of Dedham, and the late Mary Mogollon, Jack Faherty and Evelyn Lambert. 

Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in Joe’s memory to Cops For Kids With Cancer, Inc., PO Box 850956 Braintree, MA 02185 or Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home,https://giving.laheyhealth.org/lahey-health/donate-give/

Service arrangements pending, please check back soon.

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  1. AnnMarie Caldwell

    Dear Faherty Family,
    We are so very sorry to see this post . May your dads memory live in each of you and bring a smile to your face when spoken about. Our deepest condolences

  2. Lynne Danizio Soldani

    I just heard of Mr. Faherty’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss Joey, Carol, all of the family.
    This truly saddens me to the core. I loved him. My Father was a Union man & your Dad has helped my family when my kids were young.
    God Bless all of you!??❤

  3. Kathleen Dunnigan-Mann

    Maureen & the Faherty Family: So sorry to hear your father has passed. Such a wonderful family.

  4. Eileen
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our condolences to you and your family.
    Karen & Ted keating

  5. As a young guy in the Labor Movement, I was privileged to have learned from Joe and, as the years passed, considered him a mentor and a pal. RIP, Brother.
    Joe DeLorey.

  6. I’m so sorry to learn this news. I first met Joe when I was a young community organizer engaging labor on a living wage campaign. He showed an interest and appreciation for community-labor collaborations that was unusual for the time. I very much appreciated the respect he showed me and valued his advice and leadership. He will be missed.

  7. Rest in peace Joe, we all will miss you but you won’t be forgotten. Our condolences to the whole family and friends.

  8. Joe was a mentor to so many, including myself. He fought the good fight with wit, compassion and civility. The world is is a better place because he lived in it. Best to his family, friends and comrades.

  9. My sympathy to the entire Faherty family. Joe was a friend, a colleague and one of the most effective Union Leaders I’ve know and had the opportunity to work with in my 52 years of union activism.

  10. Kathleen Valencia

    We will miss you our loving and caring Uncle Joe. You taught us the importance of family. Love you!
    Kathleen, Jaime and all the Valencia-Mogollon family

  11. Jan Cronin O'Keeffe

    Our hearts are so very heavy with the lose of Joe. Your dad, mom and the entire Faherty family has always been a special part of our lives. He will be surely missed.

  12. Faherty family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie Culhane

  13. Our condolences to the entire Faherty family. May your many memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
    Sara and Phil Beauchamp

  14. margarette masotta

    to the entire Faherty family. sorry to read about the loss of your dad. I am happy to know that they are together again. Take care of yourselves and each other. Love and prayers always. Margarette Masotta

  15. Lauren (Remmes) & Ryan Delaney

    Uncle Joe, you were the best. You are now at peace and with Aunt Rose. We are thinking of you all! Love you!

  16. To the Faherty family sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Franny Doherty

  17. During the time I spent with Joe he always made me laugh out loud. He actually gave me the best golf course line ever. “Franky you’re not good enough to get angry!”

    I still tell him that now!!

    His biography is nothing short of spectacular…the number of lives he touched in such a positive way. All while raising that crazy Faherty clan with Rose.
    Now that they can look down from heaven together and see the incredible family they have created. They will both surely be remembered and loved for generations to come.
    #lovealltheFahertys
    RIP Joe

  18. I am one of the women that Joe promoted in the labor movement. Joe encouraged my participation and his encouragement gave me credibility. My involvement in the Massachusetts Labor movement has been one of my favorite things. I have Joe to thank for that. He was a wonderful man.

  19. Joseph C. Faherty also known as dad ,dado And Joe.
    I Remember you , as an amazing husband to Rose, you were such a romantic.
    Showered your wife with beautiful children dedication and love and fed them well with chef quality great home-cooked meals And a great role model to The Faherty’s
    Strong yet very humble. Loved to joke and laugh with the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Constantly teasing my Peter and patrick and Playing Jeopardy and scrabble with them. Showed my husband and my boys how to fight for the right things, for fairness. Dedicated your whole life to family and fighting for those who were the underdog and was the voice for those who needed your help. You spoke with the same kindness and respect when you spoke to the President of the United States or to any individual on the street. Loved to strike up conversations with people about anything and everything.
    He was proud Of his Irish Heritage and even prouder of being an American. I remember there was a time when no one in the family could buy anything that was not made in the US !!he was the ultimate US laborar supporter ..
    Joe. you taught me so much. But more importantly you gave my husband and children a great legacy . A life well lived. You did your work and now enjoy heaven with your beautiful bride Rose. We will miss you!
    Cheers to an extra ordinary man in ordinary times. We Love you forever and a day
    Rita Faherty
    (Your favorite daughter-in-law)

  20. You will be missed,rose will be waiting for you,and I believe you both will be happy to be together again. You have brought up an amazing family ?. They will miss you and rose terribly, but I know the two of you will keep watch over your beautiful family. Hey Joe, can you ask rose where my ooga blanket is, love you all, my prayers are with you all.

  21. Sorry for your loss Faherty family, I hope you have peace knowing your parents are together again, RIP love n prayers to you all.
    Love, Krissy Gonsalves-George xo

  22. Joseph ,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  23. Rest in peace Uncle Joe. You were a great leader, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Give Aunt Rosalie, Aunt Barbara, Aunt Gertrude and Mom a big hug. Until we meet again.

  24. Tricia Maguire Keenan

    To the entire Faherty clan: I am very saddened to read this today. I am sending prayers to you all. I have many fond memories of our families interactions over the past 50 years. May you find comfort in all of the wonderful memories you have. My deepest sympathy: Tricia Marie Maguire (Paul Maguire’s daughter – formerly of One My Street).

  25. You were loved by all. But you greatest achievement is your family.
    You and Aunt Rosalie raised 9 children who care about each other. You were also loved by all your nieces and nephews. Rest In Peace.❤️

    are so close

  26. Rest in Peace Mr. Faherty. A wonderful Green Street neighbor. My condolences to the whole family. He was a nice man and a true gentleman.

    Jayne Lee

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