OBITUARY: Joshua Robert Vaughan, 38

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Joshua Robert Vaughan, age 38, of Wilmington, formerly of Malden, passed away on September 23, 2021, following a brief illness.

Joshua was born on December 30, 1982, in Winchester, MA; he was the cherished son of Chrisanne M. (McGarry) Murphy and John Murphy.  Josh was raised in Malden, MA and attended Minuteman Technical High School in Lexington where he graduated with the Class of 2001. Josh studied engineering while at Minuteman Tech and went on to University of Massachusetts Lowell, before opening his own plumbing company.

Josh worked all over the greater Boston area; he was very good at his job, conscientious, and hard working. Josh treated his customers with the utmost respect and had a great client base in the Tewksbury and Wilmington area.

On May 30, 2015, Josh married the “love of his life” Mary-Kate Griffin; the couple shared many wonderful times together with their family and friends throughout the years.

Josh was a “creature of habit”, he looked forward to family traditions and was proud of his Irish Heritage; he loved all things Irish. Josh enjoyed listening to Pearl Jam, watching t.v. and movies, following football, especially the New England Patriots, New York Giants a proud Temporary Buccaneers Fan and having a good meal, Chinese Food being his favorite.

Josh was a great guy who loved his family and friends unconditionally; his passing has left a huge void in the lives of those he touched but his memory will be forever in their hearts.

Josh was the beloved husband and best friend of Mary-Kate (Griffin) Vaughan, cherished son of Chrisanne Murphy and her husband John of Dunstable and the late Robert Vaughan, special brother of the late Shannamarie Vaughan, dear son-in-law of Mike and Kathy Griffin of Wilmington, brother-in-law of Gregg and Kim Griffin of Chelmsford. Dear grandson of Margaret McGarry of Burlington and Mary Collins of Wilmington. Loving Uncle of CaeleighLayne Vaughan and LilyRose Griffin. Special Nephew of Barbara and Scott Talbot of North Andover and cousins Alexandra and Austin Talbot. Josh was a proud and dear godfather to Emily Coates, Austin Talbot, CaeleighLayne Vaughan and Hailey McGarry. Josh is also survived by many other uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Wednesday, September 29th from 4:00 -8:00 p.m.

Joshua Robert Vaughan

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