Joseph R. McGurl

McGURL, Joseph R. 86, December 10, 2010. Resident of Framingham for the past 36 years and formerly of Arlington. Loving father of Thomas and Linda McGurl of Putnam, CT, Maureen Dawkins of Temple, GA, Donna Dickinson of Arlington, Karen Sears of McMinnville, OR, Joan and David O'Brien of Chelmsford, Corrine and Paul Medolo of N. Andover, Stephen McGurl and David Davidson of Lexington, Teresa McAdams of Arlington, and Paula and Mark Wasson of Billerica. Beloved grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Survived by 4 brothers, Thomas McGurl of Arlington, James McGurl of Woburn, John McGurl of Belmont, and Francis McGurl of West Roxbury. Brother of the late Mary Barry, Eugene McGurl, and Donald McGurl. Former WW II U.S. Navy Veteran serving on the U.S.S. Seneca. Avid gardener and former manager of the Framingham Community Gardens on Merchant Rd. At Joseph's request, his body will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered into the ocean at a later date.

Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 12, 2010