Julie R. Callahan, of Worcester, formerly of Waltham died at home on Thursday, July 14, 2022 after a valiant battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 64.
Julie was born on March 19, 1958 a daughter of the late Francis C. and Rita M. (Ehler) Callahan. Raised in Waltham she graduated from Our Lady's Academy and Waltham High School with the class of 1976. She earned her Bachelor's degree from University of North Dakota at Williston and later her Master's degree from University of North Dakota at Grand Forks.
She lived many years in Waltham and later North Dakota before returning to her native Waltham in 2004. Julie moved to her new home in Worcester in 2007.
Julie loved her work as a physical therapist. In addition to her positions in North Dakota she worked at Meadow Green Nursing Home in Waltham where she treasured her time with the elderly residents. More recently she had worked with Bayada Home Health Care in Worcester and surrounding areas.
She loved all things purple! The youngest of six children afforded her the love and care of her older siblings and as their families grew the love of nieces and nephews. She loved the various dogs that were her companions throughout her life, tending to her gardens at home and time in Wellfleet on Cape Cod.
In addition to her parents she is predeceased by siblings, John J. Callahan (late Patricia) and Jane M. McCarthy
She leaves her siblings, Joan E. Callahan (Thomas Mansfield) of Palm Coast, FL, Joyce A. Condon (Dennis) of Alexandria, VA, Francis 'Frank' Callahan (Barbara) of Woburn; also survived by 9 nieces & nephews and 10 great-nieces & nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Julie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, July 18th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marlborough.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Pawsitively 4 Pink, 453A Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604 or www.pawsitively4pink.org.