On February 27, 2021. Age 77. Of Westville. Formerly of Fairview. Joseph passed away peacefully to reunite with his loving wife of 48 years, the late Helen Mary McWilliams (nee Sykes). Loving father of Shannon McWilliams (Jim Summers), Sean (Sara) McWilliams, Scott (Kathy) McWilliams and Siobhan (Ray) Kinsella. Cherished grandfather of Jimmy, Colin, Reily, Austin, Shannon, Rachael, Gavin, Joseph, Jacqueline, Connor, Adelyn and the late Krysta Lynn. Beloved brother of Leona Porter (Harry), Theresa Budniak (Bill), the late Nancy Hickey (surviving Dan), Michael McWilliams (Donna Hale) and Edward McWilliams (April). Dear nephew of Samuel Jones, Doris Kavanagh, Robert Jones and Patricia Wade. Joe is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph T. McWilliams, Sr. and Leona Emily McWilliams (nee Jones), as well as many loving aunts and uncles.
Joe was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School class of 1962. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam before receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from LaSalle University. Joe worked many years as an accountant before his retirement. A passionate fan of Philadelphia sports and Notre Dame Football, Joe loved politics, debating, crossword puzzles, reading, card games and listening to Irish, Jazz and Country music. Above all else, he loved his siblings, extended family and most especially his grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewings on Thursday evening, March 4th, 2021 from 6 to 8 PM and again on Friday morning, March 5th from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 11 AM in the church. It will also be available on livestream on Saint Mary’s Church Gloucester City Facebook page for those unable to attend. Interment with U.S. Air Force honors will follow in Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Williamstown.
There will be no viewings at the funeral home, only at church. Those attending must wear a mask or facial covering while observing social distancing guidelines in church and at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Trust 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or online at https://cst.dav.org/ or to The Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 or online at https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/ Please write in memo, Joseph T. McWilliams, Jr.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Joseph T. McWilliams, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142