Joshua T. McKiernan

1977 ∼ 2020

Jean Nyman of Wareham, MA wrote:

Josh and I had so much fun sharing irreverent stories about so many issues. I will always remember his beautiful duets with Laura. He sang in the choir with us at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Wareham. I am so glad he found a loving husband and a spiritual home. Jean Nyman

Desiree Krebs of Bridgewater, MA wrote:

My condolences to Jonny and the family.

Andrew Mortarelli of Bridgewater, MA wrote:

Josh, you will be missed by so many. It was an honor to know you. I will always love you.

Judy of Wurtsboro NY wrote:

Jonathan we are so sorry for your tremendous loss we love you and are glad we have a supportive friends and family. Love Aunt Bev and Judy

Sandra Ettress of Fall River wrote:

sing with angels Joshua

jessica jack of Clementon NJ wrote:

I will always remember your kindness and soulful voice. You will be forever missed.

Rich Argrew of Oklahoma City, OK wrote:

Wow so many memories of Josh in my childhood. I first met Josh back in Wareham Intermediate I was in the 8th grade and he was in 7th. We didnt really talk til a few years later at St. Patrick's C.Y.O. I went to Upper Cape so never really got to talk to him unless it was at C.Y.O. He was very smart beyond his years. He was a very old soul. After graduation we fell out if touch until I would say maybe 7-8 years later where we reunited at the Plymouth Men's Group. We picked up where we left off and we hung out many times. There was even a piubt everyone joked that we were married because of how close we became. During that time I went back to working at Stop and Shop and where I met Janelle and she had this brother in law she wanted to introduce me to LOL low and behold it was Josh I told her we are good friends and we would never date. Well as life gets in the way at times we lose touch over the years that's what happened with Josh and I everytime we saw each other though we would pick up where we left off. Josh you were a great friend to me and always knew how to cheer me up. I love you my dear friend and will miss you terribly. Mary, Bren, Janelle I love you guys and wish I could be there to pay my respects but I unfortunately live out in the midwest. Rich " Boston Halliwell" Argrew

Christian Fernandes of W. Wareham, MA wrote:

My condolences to the McKiernan family. Josh and his melodic voice will be surely missed by anyone he called friend. He had a pure soul and a great heart.

jane morris coons of Coventry RI wrote:

Jonathan- all I can offer are my prayers and thoughts. Love you!

Katie Allen of Plymouth, MA wrote:

My heart breaks for you, Jon, for your tremendous loss. You & Josh shared a very special & precious love and I was overjoyed when you got married. I met Josh about 12 years ago wand greatly enjoyed singing with him in the Saints & Singers Chorus - I was blown away by his voice!! I was delighted when he took over as director. I then had the great luck to sing with him & Jon in the Chalice Choir at the First UU Society of Middleboro. A fabulous singer, wonderful director and genuinely good man with a great sense of humor, Josh had a way of making everyone around him feel special. Seeing him as the lead in "Big Fish" last November showed me yet another side of him. I will miss him more than I can ever express and will think of him often, especially when I sing! Rest in peace, dear one.

Kelly of Onset wrote:

Im so very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. Rest Easy Josh

Cecily Arruda of Dartmouth Mass wrote:

Josh was an amazing man that was very talented. He had a kind and nice spirit and was a sweet loving man. Sending my love and prayers

Mary Elizabeth of Fall River ,Ma wrote:

A man I never met. A man I know because Of a friend who loves and honors him. He was a warrior who fought against The most evil villain, cancer, a hydra. I am very sorry to his family for your loss. Jonathon, thank you for introducing me to your husband through stories and song and photos. You have been married forever ❤️

Rita and Alice Roy of Raynham wrote:

The many talents of Josh included his humble nature. Like, damn, home-boy had it going on!! Onstage and off, he was a character. Love you, Josh. Love you, Jon.

ryan fulgueras of plymouth ma wrote:

sending my condolences to the family

Jennifer Connolly of New Bedford MA wrote:

Joshua and I had alot of good memories in high school singing together. We did alot of competition events we sang with one another in. Josh was always super respectful in high school and very intelligent and helpful. I wish the world could be more like Josh

Sonya Rogers of Wareham,ma wrote:

So sorry for your loss. Always a smile and something positive to say and it didn’t matter what was going on. Going to miss Joshua smile. I know when I would see Joshua and Jonathan they would always make my day brighter.

Ericka Perry of Wareham, ma wrote:

A bright light, gone way too soon. Sang with him in highschool choir and S+S.

Heidi Lawton-McCarthy of Middleboro, MA wrote:

My heart breaks for you Jon. Our choir is forever changed by your love and musical gifts. I had the pleasure of singing in the Tenor section with Josh. When I questioned a note in rehearsal, I would just turn around and Josh would yah or nay with a nod and then a quick hum for me to get it! Oh how I will miss his voice and smile and presence that could fill a room. Jon, you both are one in spirit now and forever. Seeing Josh as lead in the Big Fish production, with Jon directing, was a gift to my soul. As the show closed, Mike and I just sat in silence for a few seconds taking in a long breath. No words could suffice then or now. Celestial sounds surround you Josh on your journey home. Sing on Jon and let the memories sustain you. My deepest condolences to all Josh’s family.

Sara Andrade of Wareham, MA wrote:

My heart hurts with this news. Of all our memories together the one that stands out is when my first child was born. You came over and sat in my grandmother's chair and rocked my son to sleep singing the sweetest lullaby. My love and condolences to the family left behind.

John Muldoon of Onset, MA wrote:

Condolences to Jonathan, Mary, Brennan and all of his family members. Josh was a great kid to grow up with and was an amazing artists. He was so very talented in the arts and I enjoyed watching his talents mature. We have so many great memories of him and his brother Brennan in the old neighborhood. Rest In Peace Josh.

Glenn Teza wrote:

Listen and bless you Jonathan I love you of Glenn

Bethiana Larareo of Plymouth, MA wrote:

I have been trying to write this for days but I am at a complete loss for words. My beautiful friend is gone. Thank you for the light that you brought to my life. Thank you for being exactly who you were. I will miss our talks, the laughter we shared, our drives together to get out of the office and how we helped each other get through daily life. This just isn’t fair. You had so many gifts, you spoke so many languages, including sign language, we’re a triple threat, a trivia genius and most of all a good man through and through. I am so fortunate to have crossed your path. I promise to be more mindful of my pronouns and to not judge a book by its cover. I promise not to let Klara take belting lessons until at least middle school. I promise to use your one liners because they’re truly great. I am completely devastated by losing you but know you are no longer in pain. I will talk to you from the other side so please lend me a listening ear. May god bless you. Love you always.

Raye Gomes of Onset, MA wrote:

I will miss Josh very much. He was a teacher and friend to me and I'll miss our talks about the things we shared in common. Please rest well, senpai. You will be forever missed. ♡

Joanna DeGregorio of Pembroke, MA wrote:

I worked with Josh for quite awhile at Borders, he was a true friend and fun to work with. Prayers and thoughts go out to his family. Rest in peace my friend and sing with the Angels.

rosanna tetreault of fairhaven wrote:

Just too sad...Josh you should still be here with Jon and your family enjoying life. I am so sad for you and your family and your Nonatuck family. Always enjoyed working with you.You always had a little song...you brought brightness to a cloudy day.....Rosie

Joyce Haskell of Wareham wrote:

I am so sorry Mary He used to sing in choir with us and of course I remember when he was born He was special to me God Bless you hugs an prayers

Gail Lorden of Wareham MA wrote:

I met Josh when he taught knitting/crocheting classes at Michaels. I work there and would see him when he came in to buy yarn. I knew he'd been sick but I was shocked to see that his brave battle is over and he has left this life. I wish I'd been able to hear him sing. My deepest sympathy to all those who live him.

Jessica Ellis of New Bedford MA wrote:

RIP you will be missed. I'll always remember your bubbly personality and smile. WHS Choir (we sang 2 parts in the Star Spangled Banner at HS Graduation 1995), and Church of the Good Shephard. Heaven has a new choir director xx

Katy Poyant-Mavilia of Wareham,Ma wrote:

I remember Josh from St.Patricks as well as the drama club. He was always such a kind gentle soul. So full of laughter and love. Its tragic that such a wonderful soul has been taken far to soon in life. My sincere condolences to his family.

Matt Willett of Fall River, MA wrote:

I worked with Josh at Borders. We shared many interests and he was a great friend of mine.

Nathan of Wareham, MA wrote:

Joshua, I am so sorry to hear of your passing. My heart aches for you, your family and friends. I will never forget the time you, Brett and I met for coffee at Cup 2. I know that it was only once but I really enjoyed your company and meeting you. RIP man

Richard Ogrodnik of Johnston, RI wrote:

My condolences to the McKiernan family on your loss. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. He will be sorely missed. I will always remember that beautiful voice of his.