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McWhirk, Josephine

Josephine V. (Peterson) McWhirk, a resident of West Roxbury for the past 35 years, but a “Southie” girl at heart, died Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 at Avery Manor Nursing Home in Needham after a long illness.  She was 90.  Josephine was the wife of the late Robert E. McWhirk and the mother of the late Joanne M. McWhirk.  She is survived by her son, Robert E. McWhirk of Dedham, 2 grandsons, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Visititation with her family will be held from 10 to 11 AM Wednesday at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham followed by her funeral service in the funeral home at 11 o clock.  Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, West Roxbury.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Friends of the Dedham Public Library, 43 Church Street, Dedham, MA 02026 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Susan M McFarland
    November 24th, 2008 | 10:54 am

    Auntie Do,

    Rest in peace.


  2. Diane (Flaherty) Glynn
    November 25th, 2008 | 4:45 pm

    Bobby and Family so sorry to hear of Josephine’s passing. I have many found memories of you and your family. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of Joanne. Josephine is in a better place now, hopefully she is haveing one of those good conversations with Joanne as she was so fondly noted for. All my best to you and your family. Diane (Flaherty) Glynn XO

  3. Vanessa Cloherty
    December 1st, 2008 | 12:31 am

    Rest Peacfuly
    Auntie Do

    …Ashes 2 Ashes
    Dust 2 Dust
    Forever You’ll Be At Rest…

    I rember going around Christmas with every1, goin 2 see u & u would only let me & the little kids sit around you in pictures..I rember being a tomboy all those years, but you always said a tomboy or not every girl needs her dollys…& i got 1 eveyyears & still & wil forver have the last 1 you gave 2 me…
    Jenn & Katie always told me, they wished i was around with all the Auntie & how i would benifit form all of you..We’ll i only had you & i did benifut fine for what i know…I know the last time i saw you i was still the little tomboy we all though would i would never let go of..We’ll now i can tell u and as u can see from your heavenly spot above us in the stars, i am not dressing like a tomboy anymore, but will forever be at hearts….
    You Will Never Be Forgotten….
    From All The Cloherty Family
    In Westwood
    Diane Quirks kids all 11 of us..Will Forver Have Theie Aunite Do, in their Hearts…

    Vanessa R. Cloherty

  4. Joe and Judy Pesaturo
    December 7th, 2008 | 11:50 pm

    Dear Bob and Pat, We are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. No matter the age it is always difficult to lose those you love. We are far away but you and all the family are always in our hearts. Take care and God bless. With love, Joe and Judy Pesaturo

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