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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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June 27, 2017
I am Josephine Butkiewicz's niece. I knew Jack through Mike Cooper, his friend. I used to clean Jack's condo and we enjoyed many good conversations. Being with him made me feel like I was visiting my own dad who passed away in 2007. The 2 of them were very much alike and uncannily looked very much like they could be twins! Jack was a super guy and I feel so blessed to have met and known him!! I reach out to others who have loved him with the deepest sympathy.... R.I.P. Jack ... I look forward to our meeting again in eternity.

~ Janis Nicolosi


June 27, 2017
I live at On Top of the World in Clearwater where Jack spent his winters. We used to ride together each Sunday with Mike, our friend, to attend Mass. We enjoyed many a breakfast at the a local restaurant. I will always remember Jack for his gentlemanly manners. He always treated everyone he knew with such great respect and he had the most genuine smile! We will miss him dearly. Mike lit a candle for me in Church in Jack's honor. I wish his family peace.

~ Josephine Butkiewicz


June 26, 2017
I hope the family understands that I live in Haverhill, Ma a long ride and have no car so a buddy is giving me a lift. sorry for your loss and sorrier for being so quick on this visit. God Bless you all again thank you for understanding . Billy Regan

~ William Regan


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