BYRNE Joseph M., of Melrose, went home to his heavenly family and beautiful wife Pat on July 16, 2012. Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Patricia A. (Convery) Byrne. Loving father of J. Michael Byrne Jr. of Revere, Juliana M. Lemp of Newbury, Maria Hutchings, Patrice Wharem and her husband Dave Dutil, Timothy G. Byrne all of NH and Vincent R. Byrne and his wife Joanne of Saugus. Grandfather of Chris, Jamie, Meghan, Caitlin, Craig, Joe, Diana, Vanessa, Brittany and James. Great grandfather of Madison Rose, Daniel Joseph, Jonah, Adrienne, Owen, Will, Isaiah and Cambria. Brother of James "Donnie" Byrne of Woburn, Gerald Byrne of FL and the late Vincent, Thomas, Charles Byrne, Irene McMenimen, Margaret Healy and Barbara Larkin. Brother-in-law of Barbara and Raymond Carye, Mary Byrne and Terry Byrne. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. MELROSE, on Friday, July 20th at 9:00AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday from 4:00-8:00PM. Interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA 02143. For obituary, directions, to send a message of condolence or view an online tribute please visit www.gatelyfh.com Gately Funeral Home 781-665-1949
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Published in Boston Herald on July 17, 2012