Joseph I. Cullen
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of Wakefield, ties to Tewksbury, WWll Vet; 86
WAKEFIELD -- Joseph I. Cullen, 86, of Wakefield, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington.
Born in Chelsea on September 22, 1926, he was the son of the late Joseph P. and Agnes (Irving) Cullen.
Mr. Cullen was a graduate of The Immaculate Conception High School in Revere, Class of 1944, Suffolk University and had earned his Master's Degree in Psychology from Boston University. He had retired from the Department of Youth Services as Chief Psychologist. Mr. Cullen was an Adjunct Professor at North Shore Community College.
He had been a Wakefield resident for over 45 years.
Mr. Cullen was a World War II Navy Veteran, and was a member of the Wakefield Knights of Columbus.
He was the husband of the late Mary J. (Malone) Cullen. Mr. Cullen is survived by his son, Joseph I. Cullen, Jr. and Heidi Woods of Hopkinton; his daughter, Mary Jane Bucci and her husband, John of Tewksbury; his five grandchildren, Joel, Jason and Joseph Bucci, Timothy Cullen and his wife, Ashley (Carmody) Cullen, and Megan Cullen and her fiancée, Dean Grubb. He was the brother-in-law of Celine Cullen of Nashua, NH and Alfred Ferullo of Milton. Mr. Cullen is also survived by Bonnie and Jameson Woods.
He was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Andrew Cullen, and his sister, Dorothy Ferullo.
The Cullen family would like to thank the following: Dr. Edward Walshe, Dr. Robert Brew, Br. Bartholomew O'Beirne Woods, Dr. Yuval Zaber, Dr. Thomas Gale, Smith's Drug Store in Wakefield, and DaVita Dialysis in Burlington.
CULLEN -- A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Saturday at 11 am. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield prior to the mass from 9-10:30 am. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the
of MA, 11 Vanderbilt Ave., Suite 105, Norwood, MA 02062.
McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Ave. Wakefield, MA 01880
Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 26, 2013