KEARNS, Joseph A. of Winthrop, passed suddenly, at the age of 43, on December 5, 2017. Born in Watertown, N.Y., he was the beloved son of J. Kevin Kearns of Winthrop and Cynthia S. (Towles) Ives of Henderson Harbor, NY. Loving nephew of several aunts and uncles and also survived by his dear cousins and a special friend Tyler. A Funeral Service was held in the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. WINTHROP, on Monday, December 11 at 10am. Interment followed in Winthrop Cemetery (Belle Isle Section). Donations in his name can be made to the Viking Pride Foundation PO Box 520037, Winthrop, MA. 02152. Joseph was employed as painter and construction worker. He was also a Friend of Bill W. For guestbook, please visit: www.mauricekirbyfh.com.