Earle P. MacLeod, age 94

of Quincy

Earle P. MacLeod, age 94

Earle P. MacLeod, age 94, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, May 11, 2019, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Earle was born in Quincy to the late Murdoch D. and Isabelle J. (MacLeod) MacLeod. He was a graduate of Quincy High School and a lifelong Quincy resident.

He was employed as the Director of Labor Relations/Personnel for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission for many years.

Earle was a lifelong active member of the Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy where he served in various capacities and made many enduring friendships.

He loved visiting family and vacationing on Prince Edward Island in Canada. He also enjoyed reading, listening to Celtic music and gardening. Earle was well-known for his calls to “check in” and deliveries of presents on holidays and special occasions. He relished spending time with family and always made sure those who he cared about knew they were loved by him.

Beloved husband for sixty-six years of the late Shirley M. (Parry) MacLeod.

Devoted father of Kevin E. MacLeod of Quincy, Cynthia R. Post and her late husband Michael of Abington, Heather M. MacLeod of Marshfield, Kent W. MacLeod of Abington, and Matthew G. MacLeod and his wife Ruth of Abington.

Loving grandfather of Shaun Post and his wife Sarah, Krista Walker and her husband Brad, Timothy Post, Candice Travers and her husband Rick, Cody, Ian, Allison, and Neil MacLeod.

Cherished great grandfather of Shirley Travers and Brady Walker.

He was pre-deceased by his brothers, Sinclair R. MacLeod, Edison M. MacLeod, and John D. MacLeod.

Earle is also survived by many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, Thursday, May 16th at 11 o’clock. Reverend John W. Culp, Pastor, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Earle’s memory may be made to the Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or to ALS ONE, 8 Industrial Way, Whitman, MA 02382.


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  • We will miss him. His sense of humor and neat stories will allways be remembered!

  • My condolences to my cousins. Uncle Earle was quick with the jokes and setting up tea. I recall many visits where before you knew it a spread of tea and treats appeared from nowhere. Prayers of comfort and the warmth of fond memories.
    Monica, Gary, Joseph, Charlotte and Paige

  • I have the fondest memories of UncleEarle. His kindness, wit, perceptiveness, and great intelligence set him apart. Sending my love to all of you..

  • I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of Earle MacLeod. I worked for him in the 1970’s at the City of Quincy. He was the nicest, most sincere, most respectful man I have ever worked for. The world is a better place for having Earle MacLeod in it; I have remembered him all these years as once you met him he was unforgettable..
    My sincere condolences to his family.
    MaryJo Ireland

  • We are so sorry to hear of Earle’s recent passing. We have many wonderful memories of times spent with him, your Mom and all your family, both in Quincy and here on PEI. He will be rembered with great fondness.

  • What a legacy Uncle Earle has left. A true gentleman who showed his character and strength thru his actions. Kind, caring and consistent in his love for others. We were always welcomed into his home and I remember lots of great tea, treats and conversations around the dining room table. As a young person I was always interested in the pictures and stories of his travels. Thank you for setting an example of what it means to love and care for others. I will miss you, your sharp wardrobe and your great stories until we meet again. Well done Thy good and faithful servant. Mary and I send our love and prayers to our cousins and their families.