JOSEPH T. CASHELL

July 8, 2024

JOSEPH T. CASHELL

JOSEPH T. CASHELL – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died suddenly, July 8th at the age of seventy-one. Beloved son of the late Frank and Dorothy (Wells) Cashell. Dear brother of William Cashell, his wife Barbara, Kevin Cashell, his wife Joan, Corinne Sullivan, Mary Cashell, John Cashell, his wife Susan and the late Francis “Frank”, wife Anne (deceased),  and Thomas “Tom” Cashell, his wife Anita, all of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and many cousins. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, July 15th, at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 9-10:30 A.M. in the Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in Joe’s honor to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 133 Federal St., 2d Flr. Boston, MA 02110.

JOSEPH T. CASHELL – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died suddenly, July 8th at the age of seventy-one. Beloved son of the late Frank and Dorothy (Wells) Cashell. Dear brother of William Cashell, his wife Barbara, Kevin Cashell, his wife Joan, Corinne Sullivan, Mary Cashell, John Cashell, his wife Susan and the late Francis “Frank”, wife Anne (deceased),  and Thomas “Tom” Cashell, his wife Anita, all of Woburn. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and many cousins.

 

Joe dedicated his career to the Woburn Department of Public Works, serving as a heavy equipment operator from 1973 until his retirement at age sixty in 2013.  Growing up on Union St. in Woburn, Joe formed lifelong friendships with the neighbors, sharing countless memories just a stone’s throw from “Downtown”.  Joe’s caring and loving nature extended to his parents, especially his mother, “Dotty” and his father, “Frank”, who owned Frank’s Variety near Woburn High School.

 

Beyond work and family, Joe was an avid traveler when he was younger.  He explored the Western United States, visiting nearly all the National Parks and conquering three 14ers: Pikes Peak, Mt. Elbert (Colorado’s highest Mountain), and Mt. Massive.  Closer to home, he trekked New England’s peaks, including Mt. Washington, Lafayette, and Lincoln.  Joe’s adventurous spirit was instilled by his mother, who took him along with his sister Mary and brother John, to the New York World’s Fair in 1963 and 1964 as well as the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal.  Joe often enjoyed just taking day rides to Webster, NH and Ragged Mountain with his brother John.

 

To those who really knew Joe, like his cousin and best friend, Michael Wells, he could be challenging at times, yet his humility and thoughtfulness endeared him to many.  Joe’s kindness extended to many, he was especially good to both his mom and his brother John’s Mother-in-law, Eileen Virginia Doherty for he’d always remember to bring each a pound or two of chocolate fudge  from Hampton Beach’s  candy shop Junkin’s.  

 

In closing, family and friends alike know: when Joe was your friend you had a good one for life. May he rest in peace and happiness alongside his parents and all of his family and friends who preceded him. We’ll all miss you dearly brother and “Uncle Joe”!

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, July 15th, at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 9-10:30 A.M. in the Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in Joe’s honor to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 133 Federal St., 2d Flr. Boston, MA 02110.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, July 15th, at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects prior to the service from 9-10:30 A.M. in the Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in Joe’s honor to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 133 Federal St., 2d Flr. Boston, MA 02110.

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  1. Barbara Johnson

    My sincere condolences to John and Susan, and all the family and friends. He was certainly dedicated to his City…
    Barbara Johnson

  2. The Cashell family and families; So sorry to hear about your loss. I’ve known Joey from as far back as Frank’s Variety Store and the original High School and White School. I also had the pleasure of working with Joe a on the City and with Fred Johnson hot top. Always in a good mood and hard worker. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these sad times and may Joe Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Bob Connolly Jr.

  3. Kevin,
    So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Kay and I will offer a Mass in his name.
    bill and Kay Bolster

  4. My farther Bill was sadden to hear of the passing of his brother Joe. Rest In Peace Uncle Joe, I am Glad I got the opportunity to talk with you not so long ago at the Cemetery.
    Uncle John and Susan God Bless you both.
    Mark

  5. Charlie Culhane

    Cashell family,

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

    God bless,

    The Culhane’s

  6. Kevin Cashell

    Johnny,

    Thank you for always being there for our dear brother Joe. Through all his complications you were there to help him.
    Thank you Susan for all your kindness to your brother in law. Kevin

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