John J. "Jack" McSweeney, Jr.
Braintree, John J. “Jack” McSweeney, Jr., age 91, of Braintree, died peacefully, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family
John was born in South Boston to the late John J. and Mary E. (Dillon) McSweeney. He was raised and educated in Boston and was a graduate of Brighton High School, Class of 1943. He had lived in Braintree for forty-two years, previously in Quincy.
He was employed as the Director of Public Works in Canton for several years. Previously, he was the Town Engineer and Director of Public Works in Lexington for twelve years. John was also a Boston firefighter for seventeen years.
He was a Fellow in the Institute of Transportation Engineers and a Life Member of the New England Public Works Association.
John was a proud U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He served as a Fire Controlman 3/c aboard the heavy cruiser, U.S.S. Baltimore, CA 68, which was built in Quincy at the former Fore River Shipyard. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal with 9 stars and the Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 star.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing and travelling.
John was dedicated to his family, especially to his grandchildren and great grandson. He actively supported all their activities and accomplishments.
Beloved husband of the late Rosemarie (Regan) McSweeney.
Devoted father of Kevin J. McSweeney and his wife Cynthia of Boxborough, Maureen R. Hegerich of Rockland, Jane M. Macdonald and her husband Walter of Norwell.
Loving grandfather of John McSweeney, James McSweeney and his wife Nicole, Shannon McSweeney, Daniel Hegerich and his wife Jessica and Christopher Hegerich, Mark, Kathleen and Luke Macdonald. He was also grandfather of the late Richard J. Hegerich.
Cherished great grandfather of Brayden.
Brother of the late William T. McSweeney and his wife Evelyn of Edgartown. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, June 28th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, West Quincy.
For those who wish, donations in John’s memory may be made to Honor Flight of New England, P.O. Box 16287, Hooksett, NH 03106 or at www.honorflightnewengland.org.
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