Joseph R. (“Joe”) Callahan, of Hingham, died surrounded by his family on Nov. 24 after a short but insurmountable illness at South Shore Hospital. He was 82.
He was the loving son of the late Joseph A. Callahan and Myrtle (Smith) Callahan and brother to Sharon Callahan, of Hingham, and Nancy Moore and her husband, Butch, of Weymouth. He was the husband of the late Karen (Murphy) Callahan.
Born in Weymouth and a lifelong resident of Hingham, he retired from the United Parcel Service in 1994.
Joseph is survived by his children: Tammy Callahan, of Hull; Dennis and JoAnne Ames, of Danbury, Conn.; Theresa and Douglas Bates, of Middleborough; Mary and Werner Schultz, of Hull; and Daniel and Jasmin Callahan, of Middleborough. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as several nephews and a niece.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Joseph and William Callahan, and by his granddaughter, Crystal Callahan.
A funeral prayer service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m., at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham. Visiting hours will be on Friday, from 4-8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in East Weymouth.
For additional information and online guestbook, go to www.downingchapel.com.