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Obituary: Kevin Richard 'Jake' Tighe, 60

Nov 20, 2015 05:07AM ● By Bill Gilman

Kevin Tighe

Kevin Richard “Jake” Tighe, age 60, of Lowell, formerly of Wilmington, passed away after a short, courageous battle with cancer on November 14, 2015 at the Lowell General Hospital.

Kevin was born on October 15, 1955, in Winchester, MA; he was the cherished son of James D. Tighe of Wilmington and Janet (Backman) Waugh of North Carolina. Kevin was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School. Kevin was a member of the high school hockey team all four years.

Kevin worked as an Ironworker for Boston Local #7 for many years.

Kevin was the son of Janet (Backman) Waugh and her husband Frank of North Carolina and James D. Tighe and his wife Jeanette of Wilmington, dear brother of Dana Tighe and his companion Diane Reposa of Cambridge, Peter Tighe and his wife Paula of Austin, TX, Brian Tighe of Chelmsford, Todd Davidson of Wilmington, Anna Davidson of Tewksbury and the late Greg Davidson, uncle of three nieces. Kevin is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services for Kevin will be private.

Memorial donations can be made in Kevin’s memory to Angel Flight North East, 492 Sutton Street , North Andover, MA 01845 or on their web site @

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