Somerville/Medford Remembering Joseph P. Callinan


Callinan, Joseph P. – Of Somerville, passed away on Saturday January 14, 2023 after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was 52 years old.

Born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville. He was the loving son of Patrick Callinan and his wife Patricia and the late Ann (Burn) Callinan.
Joseph was a man who adored his family, especially his two daughters. His daughters were his pride and joy. He would always boast about how proud he was of them. If he wasn’t enjoying his time with his daughters, you could find him strategically planning his unbeatable fantasy football team. Joseph was a lover of all New England Sports. His love for sports did not end with the T.V but he brought that love to his daughters who coached in softball and basketball. He was always their number one fan. Joe had a 30-year career with the Omni Parker hotel as the Assistant Director of Security. He was loved by all whom he met.
Joseph was the beloved father of Erin Callinan and her fiancé Jacob Dill of Somerville and Erica Callinan of Saugus. He is survived by his former wife and mother of his two beloved daughters Robin (Mercer) Callinan. Devoted partner of Yvonne Lesko of (please insert city). The loving brother of Maureen Fodera and her husband Frank (his favorite brother-in law) of Lynnfield, Jeanmarie Callinan of Somerville, and Julie Callinan of Everett. He was the dog dad of Rocky and Remi and the great-dog papa to Gronk. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
A funeral procession will be held in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) on Saturday January 21st at 9:00AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Catherin Church 179 Summer St., Somerville at 10:00AM.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Calling Hours will be held on Friday, January 20th from 3:00PM – 7:00PM.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Joseph’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

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