Marlborough – Edward E. Josephson Jr., 70, died suddenly Friday, April 27, 2012. Born and raised in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Edward E. Josephson Sr. and the late Evelyn (Halliwill) Josephson St. John, and was the husband of Delma (Mulcahy) Josephson of Marlborough, to whom he had been married for the past 49 years.
A 1959 graduate of Marlborough Vocational High School, Mr. Josephson had been employed as a machinist for the Liberty Tool in Marlborough, Assabet Machine in Hudson, and, most recently, Adcole in Marlborough from which he retired in 2009.
He had coached Marlborough Youth Hockey players from the inception of the league, and umpired for Marlborough Little League. He also played softball for both Parkway and Central Auto teams. He was a former member of the Marlborough Fish & Game, kept active with home projects, caring for his yard and doing word puzzles.
He will be greatly missed by his many longtime friends, who socialized at the Diner in Marlborough.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Michael Josephson and his wife, Lauri,e of Fitchburg; his daughters, Karen McNally and her husband, Patrick, of Gloucester and Kristine Kestenbaum and her husband, Matthew, of Worcester; his brothers, Henry Josephson of Springfield and Arthur Josephson and his wife, Marcia, of Marlborough; his sisters, Priscilla Richardson and Janet Bernard, both of Marlborough, and Joan Rougeau of Vernon, Vt.;and his grandchildren, Keegan and Kerry McNally and Kelsey Kestenbaum. He was also the brother of the late Paul Josephson.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street in Marlborough. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, May 1, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough.
Donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.