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Obituaries > CALLAHAN, JOSEPH J.

Joseph J. Callahan Sr. of North Quincy, a retired printer and World War II veteran, died Monday [July 27, 1998] at Hancock Park, Quincy, after a long illness. He was 74.

Born, raised and educated in South Boston, he was a graduate of South Boston High School. He was a resident of North Quincy for the past 30 years.

Mr. Callahan worked as a printer at B.L. Makepeace in Boston and retired in 1979.

A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Sixth Marine Division, Second Raider Battalion in New Caledonia, Guam, Okinawa, Bougainville, Emirau and during the occupation of Tokyo Bay. He also participated in the occupation of Japan in Yokosuka.

Mr. Callahan was a past commandant of the William R. Caddy Detachment Marine Corps League, state commandant of the Marine Corps League and past National Americanism chairman of the Marine Corps League. He was a former commander of the George F. Bryan Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and past quartermaster of the Post. He was post commander of the Quincy Veterans Council.

He was a member of the Houghs Neck American Legion Post, U.S. Marine Sixth Marine Association and U.S. Marine Raider Association.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Shaw); one son, Joseph J. Jr. of North Quincy; a daughter, Judith A. McGillicuddy of Quincy; one brother, William of South Boston; two sisters, Rosemary Greene of Chatham and Rita West of Roslindale; two grandchildren and 26 nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Sacred Heart Church, North Quincy.

Burial will follow in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

Arrangements by Hamel, Wickens and Troupe Funeral Home, Quincy.