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Joshua R. Vaughan

September 25th, 2021

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. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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29 Entries in Guest Book for “Joshua R. Vaughan”

  1. Barbara Talbot says:

    I am just so sorry I will miss him terribly. May he rest in peace

  2. Barbara Kerins says:

    Chrisanne and Mary Kate, I am so very sorry for your loss! Sending love and prayers
    Love, Barbie

  3. Jimmy Barnard says:

    Chrisanne and Mary Kate We are so sorry to her of Josh’s passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Much Love. Jimmy and Tricia

  4. Nancy St Pierre says:

    Chrissanne..there are no words to tell you how sorry I am!all of my love to you all.

  5. Daryl McGarry says:

    Chrisanne, I can’t find the words. May Josh rest in eternal peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Steve McGarry says:

    Chrisanne,
    So sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing to you all.
    Steve and Stacy

  7. Denise Hanscom says:

    Chris Anne and Mary Kate, words can not take away the pain you are feeling in your heart. I only hope you feel the love and support you have through those words. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love.
    Denise

  8. Deb McGarry says:

    I am so sorry! There are no words! Just know I have you all in my thoughts and prayers ????
    Rest~In~Peace Josh

  9. Rick McGarry says:

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family Chrisanne. May you find comfort in the cherished memories you’ve all shared with Josh.

  10. Patti Barnard says:

    Chrisanne, Mary Kate and family, My sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest peacefully, Josh ??????

  11. Patti Barnard says:

    Chrisanne, Mary Kate and family, My sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest peacefully, Josh.

  12. manny,fran,scott griffin says:

    mary-kate and all of josh’s family,we cannot find the words to express our deepest sympathies. our hearts and love go out to you.we will always cherish the moments we had with josh. may you rest in peace josh. manny,fran,scott

  13. Marie Hill says:

    Mary Kate,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My deep condolences to you and your entire family.

    Sincerely,
    Marie Hill

  14. Barbara Papageorgiou says:

    MaryKate ,
    I am so sorry for your loss. So young . XO
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers .

  15. Denise A west says:

    I’m Maureen friend I remember how he took care of Maureen he will be missed my heart goes out to Mary kate and family

  16. Frank & Maura Goodhue says:

    Chrisanne & Family, So sorry to hear about Josh, he was a very nice person and always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
    Love
    Frank & Maura Goodhue

  17. L Messina says:

    MY dear friend Mary Kate and Josh’s family, MY most sincerest sympathies on the passing of Josh.. I wish I had some words to comfort you, I will always remember when he came to the bank to visit, saw you and his face lit up…I will be unable to attend his services due to covid but I will be there in loving thoughts and prayers. Love and miss you M K Lynda oxox

  18. margie says:

    to the murphy family there are no words excepso so sorry.t

  19. margie says:

    to the murphy family there are no words except so so sorry.

  20. Olga Edmunds says:

    Dear Chris, John, Caeleigh and Mary Kate:
    We are truly sorry for the loss of your beloved son, uncle and husband. He is now in heaven with his sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult moment. Please accept our sincere condolences. We send you a big hug and blessings.
    The Edmunds Family

  21. Mike and Paula fuller says:

    We are so very very sorry, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Nancy Haepers says:

    Dear Mary Kate, friends and family,
    we are thinking of you all and sending healing thoughts and prayers as you begin to send your dearest Josh to his final resting place. May the Holy Spirit guide you through this difficult time and please know you are not alone. With our deepest sympathies and love,
    The Haepers Family

  23. Lindy Ryan says:

    Dearest Vaughan Family
    This is Nurse Ryan as I was known as at Minuteman. I was stunned and saddened to hear of Josh’s passing. He was such a pleasure in High School.
    I know how much he loved playing football at school. Please know you and all Josh’s Family and Friends are in my thoughts and prayers. I only wish there were words that I could say to ease your broken hearts!! With love and care Lindy. Nurse Ryan

  24. Ryan Lavallee says:

    Josh, I have no words homie. You were a great dude and I’m thankful I got the chance to get to know you.

    Mary Kate, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the great times we all spent together on the boat. Heaven gained a great one!

    Rest In Peace Josh.

  25. Ashley Capraro says:

    Josh- You will forever hold a special place in my heart. You quickly became one of my favorite people especially after only knowing you for a short period of time. You had the biggest heart and were such a light in a dark world. I hope you are resting in the sweetest peace. I’ll think of you every time I watch literally anything on TV or movie related because we always would report back to each other after watching. It is so unfair that you were taken to soon because you were meant to do so many amazing things. I love you always.

    Mary Kate-Words can’t describe how sorry I am for your tremendous loss. I’ll cherish the memories the four of us made together- Sending you so much love and light. Xoxo

  26. Georgette Petraglia says:

    Chris and John,

    So sorry to hear about Joshua. You too have had your share of sad times. My condolences to your whole family.

    Georgette Petraglia

  27. Nancy Harrison says:

    Mary Kate and family- I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Josh. You are my thoughts and prayers.
    Nancy Harrison

  28. Christopher Hill says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Josh’s passing. That’s awful, to lose both wonderful children at such a young age. I feel every ounce of your pain as my brother Brian was only a year older than Josh when he passed a few years ago. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers.

    Chris

  29. Mike Pender says:

    Father of all, we pray to you for Josh, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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