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Louis W. Gropp

Quincy, Louis W. Gropp, age 67, a lifelong Quincy resident, passed away, Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Louis was born in Quincy to the late Louis A. and Doris A. (Smith) Gropp. He was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1968, and later graduated from Ferrum College in 1978.

Louis’ life was full of passion. He cherished his family and friends and was always there to lend a hand. He was a talented tradesman and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and craft with others. He loved to be on the ocean and earned his Captain’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard, manning the waters running between the Boston Harbor Islands for the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

He developed a devotion to music at a young age, watching his sisters dance to the oldies. A reserved man at heart, there was nothing to hide when it came to his love for his Harley. Music followed him around through the sleek chrome speakers on his motorcycle.

Louis was – and will remain – a humble, honest, loving, and dedicated man.

Beloved husband for thirty-five years of Susan (Gibbons) Gropp.

Devoted father of Lauren E. Gleason of Gardner, Jennifer S. Gropp Tupe and her husband Michael of Quincy, and Catherine M. Gropp of Norwood.

Loving grandfather of Christopher and Timothy Bailey, Lily Valentine and Luna Tupe.

Dear brother of Joan Petersen of Florida, Barbara Marrier of New Jersey, Nancy Byrnes of Canton, and Kathleen Mariano of Braintree.

Louis is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Tuesday, September 19th from 2-6 p.m. Following the visitation, a reception to celebrate Louis’ life will start at 7 p.m. in the Tirrell Room at the Quincy Lodge of Elks, 254 Quarry Street, Quincy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis’ memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

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September 29, 2017
Susan and family, We are sending our sincere sympathy in your loss. Hold on to all the great memories that last forever. Jane and Joe always spoke so well of Louie. That's always so nice to know and hear. With Sympathy, Debbie and Dave Englert

~ Debbie (Della Barba) Englert

 

September 21, 2017
I loved working with Lou. He was capable and competent and I was always happy to see him. He was a class act and I'm very sorry for your loss.

~ Kathy Abbott

 

September 21, 2017
So sad with the loss of Uncle Billy. With a broken heart I will always cherish many memories I had with him. He was an uncle who was ALWAYS there for me in so many ways. I love you and will miss you so much. Susan, Jennifer and Catherine, I love you and will always keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

~ Robin Mullaney

 

September 19, 2017
i remember Lou when he joined the combined Wompatuck and Boston Harbor Islands State Parks and I worked with him on various projects over the years. His skill and organized methods created a better workplace for all. Lou was eager to share his knowledge and brought with him a sence of dignity. Lou raised the bar for all of us. Rest in peace Lou and my condolences to his family. Steve Gammon

~ Steve Gammon

 

September 19, 2017
Susan and Family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

~ Linda Smith

 

September 19, 2017
I love you Susan. My heart and soul is with you. 💙

~ Rogene Saville Chase

 

September 19, 2017
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.".From an Irish headstone. I love you Susan.

~ Rogene Saville Chase

 

September 19, 2017
I remember well Lou's love for Captaining the State Boat around the Boston Harbor Islands. He always had enough stories to fill our day of touring and inspecting the islands. He was a dedicated employee that took his job seriously with just the right a touch of humor. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas.

~ Kenan Foley, DCR DEP DIR (ret), MCPO USCG

 

September 18, 2017
I will always remember your beautiful smile rest now in peace.

~ Maureen Gibbons

 

September 18, 2017
Uncle Bill was a very special uncle! he was very smart he took interest in my family,he came to my daughters rockin roll shows and always asked me about my oldest daughter and my wife! He showed me how to fish and play football! You will be missed! We all love you! Rick,Joanne,Courtney,Justine and Rob

~ Richard C Petersen JR

 

September 18, 2017
My heart is filled with sadness at the news of Billy's death. The Gropp family have been our friends for many, many years. Billy graduated from high school with Anne; Joan, Dick, Barb and Ed were close friends in Germantown, and continue to be now. Love and prayers...

~ Rita McGowan

 

September 18, 2017
It was our pleasure to have met the Gropp family Lauren was very lucky to have met Lou they had so much fun together. The Gropp family treated Lauren and her two boys like family May you rest in peace May prayers are with Sue and her children

~ Grace Statuto

 

September 18, 2017
I am Lauren's uncle. My prayers and thoughts are with Lauren and the Gropp family. Warmest regards, Steve

~ Stephen A. Statuto

 

September 18, 2017
So sorry for your loss.

~ Janet Heroux

 

September 17, 2017
After many years of riding the work boat with Lou to and from the Boston Harbor Islands, I knew I would never be able to predict Lou's music selection for the next voyage but I did know that he would always deliver us safely home. Miss you skipper.

~ L. R. Watkins

 

September 17, 2017
Our eyes are filled with sadness as we remember our beloved neighbor from across the street. Yes Louis was a humble man who helped and guided us all in every project that we needed done on our little street in Quincy. God be with you .

~ Jack and Pat Nee

 

September 17, 2017
We will always remember you, Lou. You were a kind man. We will always cherish your friendship. May you rest in peace. Until we meet again, In friendship, Robin and Dave

~ Robin & Dave Leonard

 

September 17, 2017
I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember him for his great smile and friendliness towards others. Nancy Longhi Monahan, Class of QHS 1968

~ Nancy Longhi Monahan

 

September 17, 2017
Sue, Jennifer, Catherine and the entire Gropp Family - I am so very sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for all of you. Louie was loved by all that knew him. I will miss, well actually the whole street will miss his helping hand, words of advice, spirited political debates, the familiar sound of the Harley or his truck coming up the street, ALWAYS accompanied by a big wave, huge smile and always stopping for a quick chat to see how you were doing. I will always remember Louie for the laughs he brought us all. I hope that you can all find comfort in those wonderful memories we all have! He will be greatly missed.

~ Barbara Davis

 

September 17, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Billy was so fun and loved his Family. Love to all the family.

~ Judy and Peter Smith

 

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