Kevin R. “Jake” Tighe

November 17th, 2015

Kevin Richard “Jake” Tighe, age 60, of Lowell, formerly of Wilmington, passed away after a short, courageous battle with cancer on November 14, 2015 at the Lowell General Hospital.

Kevin was born on October 15, 1955, in Winchester, MA; he was the cherished son of James D. Tighe of Wilmington and Janet (Backman) Waugh of North Carolina. Kevin was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School. Kevin was a member of the high school hockey team all four years.

Kevin worked as an Ironworker for Boston Local #7 for many years.

Kevin was the son of Janet (Backman) Waugh and her husband Frank of North Carolina and James D. Tighe and his wife Jeanette of Wilmington, dear brother of Dana Tighe and his companion Diane Reposa of Cambridge, Peter Tighe and his wife Paula of Austin, TX, Brian Tighe of Chelmsford, Todd Davidson of Wilmington, Anna Davidson of Tewksbury and the late Greg Davidson, uncle of three nieces. Kevin is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services for Kevin will be private.

Memorial donations can be made in Kevin’s memory to Angel Flight North East, 492 Sutton Street , North Andover, MA 01845 or on their web site @


17 Entries in Guest Book for “Kevin R. “Jake” Tighe”

  1. Bob Zwahlen says:

    My condolences to the Tighe family.

  2. April White says:

    To Janet and the family. So sorry, Thinking of you all.

  3. April White says:

    To Janet and the rest of the family. Thinking of you and so sorry.

  4. Terry McKenna says:

    My condolences to the Tighe Family.

  5. Sharon Hinxman Thurston says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  6. Mary M Peters says:

    To Jay and Jeanette: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Sincerely Mary and Francis Peters.

  7. Lois Grant says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I love you all even though I have been out of touch for so long, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Lois

  8. Rick Aronofsky says:

    Jeanette and Jay, so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

  9. Laura (Gerhartz) McCormack says:

    Sending my condolences to the Tighe family. Thoughts and prayers being sent to you during this sad time.

  10. Don O'Connell says:

    Jay & Janet, we are so sorry for the loss of your son Kevin, I have many memories of him & playing hockey. There is no greater loss than a son or daughter. My prayers are with all of you.

  11. Valerie Clark says:

    The Clark family extends their condolences to the Tighe family.We are very sorry for your loss.

  12. Tom Stewart says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Tighe family……we extend our deepest condolences during this time. I am sorry for your loss.

  13. Hal Stewart says:

    Sorry for your loss. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Paul Ciprani says:

    So sorry for your loss. Jake you were always fun on and off the iron, rest well.

  15. Mary Ellen O'Reilly says:

    Dear Jay,

    I offer my sad and heartfelt condolences to you at Jake’s passing. I remember all of us young and marching to our own drum – you especially and your kids in your image. Jake was a colorful individual with a vibrant and engaging energy. I was a little bit younger than his crowd, but because you and dad were friends, he was always on my radar screen. He was the leader of the pack and well-loved. My dad thought he was the best! Jake was a Wilmington icon. Everybody knew and loved Jake. He was larger than life. Maybe this is just my memory talking and aggrandizing him – but I bet most of those who knew him back then agree. The picture you have up here is perfect – it captures his true anima. He was the Mayor of that era. I am sad he has left us. You were a life-long friend of our family, and I am sad you have lost your son. I’m thinking of you now… with love and sympathy… Jake will be long remembered.

    - Mary Ellen

  16. George Rooney says:

    My condolences to the Tighe Family

  17. Bob Doyle says:

    May Jake rest in peace ,we spent many times together and he did do things his way .May he have a safe journey ……
    With Sympathy…

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