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Published: Dec 30, 2004

Joseph F. Callaghan

Joseph F. Callaghan, 88, Venice and Cranston, R.I. died Dec. 29, 2004 at Bon Secours-Venice Hospital.

He was born Sept 19, 1916 in Providence, R.I. and since 1989 was a winter resident of Venice and a summer resident of Cranston, R.I. and Martha's Vineyard, Mass. .

He was a salesman for the Atlantic Richfield Company in Worchester and Revere, Mass. before retiring in 1973. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a navigator of B-29 bombers and was awarded the Distingushed Flying Cross Medal.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Beulah (Tingley), a son Edward H. of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughters Jo A. of Narragansett, R.I.; Joyce C. Cooper of Pomfret, VT. and Janice L. of Lee, NH. and a sister Alice R. McGrath, of Cranston.

A memorial service will be later in Rhode Island. Farley Funeral Home Crematory Venice Chapel, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 69, Venice, FL 34284-0069.