Edward T. Magee, age 84

of Quincy

Edward T. Magee, age 84

Edward T. Magee, age 84, of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle against depression and type 2 diabetes.

Edward was born in Cambridge, to the late John H. and Edna L. (Marquedant) Magee. His parents relocated to Houghs Neck in Quincy, and he was a graduate of Quincy High School. He lived in Randolph for seven years, previously in Quincy for most of his life.

Out of high school, Edward enlisted in the United States Army, Ft. Lenard Wood, Mo., and served in Paris, France, during the late 1950s. He came back and married his first love, Janice M. Clifford, daughter of the late Freeman and Margaret Clifford, on October 6, 1962 at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Quincy. Eddie worked as a plumber for the Plumber’s Union Local 12 for over forty-five years.

Eddie was a member of the Quincy Lodge of Elks and was a true Boston Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics, and New England Patriots fan! He loved traveling adventures with his family on the Boston islands by boat and in North Conway, N.H. for visits with good friends during the hot summers. He was known for his jovial personality, perfect Elvis singing, and good looks, and he could not resist fostering a stray dog.

Beloved husband for sixty-one years of Janice M. (Clifford) Magee.

Devoted and loving father of Cheryl A. Davis of Brockton, Stephen E. Magee and his spouse William Russell of Berkley, Kerri L. Labarre and her husband Edward of Pembroke, Darlene M. Magee of Randolph, and Edward T. Magee, Jr. of Quincy.

Loving grandfather of Alicia, Sarah, Alexis, Trevor, Mary, and Russell.

Great grandfather of Nathan and Milo.

The youngest of three siblings, he was the dear brother of Dolores J. Suntheimer and John W. “Jack” Magee.

Edward is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, October 17, at 11 a.m. Military honors to follow. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the service from 10 – 11 a.m. Cremation to follow services.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.


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  • In heaven with all the angels.
    A wonderful Uncle. 💔

  • Rest in peace my dear Uncle. I know your up there dancing and laughing with my Mom.

  • I was saddened to hear about my uncle Eddie’s passing. I have such fond memories of him while growing up. May uncle Eddie Rest in Peace through the Mercy of God amen…

  • Steve and Family – We’re so sorry for your loss.

    Much love,
    Diana, Meg and Steve Cassidy

  • I am so sorry, cousins. No matter when our parents die, the emotional are real. Love you all, Cousin Ginny Taurasi.

  • Kerri sorry for your loss . Prayers for your family

  • Kerri & Ed , Russell Trevor and Mary,
    So sorry about the loss of you Dad , father in law, Grandad, you were such a great daughter to him Kerri. Praying for your family and God to uphold you during this difficult time. God is a refuge and a strength an ever present help in time of need. ❤️🙏🏻 Love Emer & Kevin

  • Growing up in HN my Dad was “Bigger than Life” to me, family & friends.

    An advocate for enjoying life, with his contagious smile, hilarious whit, followed by his enthusiastic laughter – you couldn’t help but feel you were cared for or/and loved. My dad was a patient man except when it came to the last couple seconds of (a playoff’s game), then he became “The Coach” whom “knew the Winning-Plays!” 😉

    He was the most optimistic in life’s challenges and when his own health took a turn for the worse, I was crushed as was most. Personally, I like to say “Thank you” to my “Mom” who stayed by his side through it all, my loving husband – Ed & family, (Jesus & His Church) for your healing Word & felt prayers, my brother Steve & Bill’s countless mobile changes, friend’s & financial help, my sister’s Darlene & Cheryl who “stayed by his side” when I couldn’t, The Courageous medical staff – 24/7 care, and Little-Eddie, Jr. for being Mom’s Rock & Dad’s comedian, all you Necka’s for your kind-spoken words & actions!!! If I missed saying your name, please know you’re appreciated for you caring support!

    Even though the uncharted “Storms of Life” hit hard & we didn’t get as much time together during the end, My “DAD” will always be my “Hero!”
    Love, Kerri & Ed ❤️

  • To my lifelong friends Darlene and the rest of the Magee family, I send my deepest condolances

    at this time of mourning. We shall all miss his jovial nature and heartfelt renditions of Elvis’ hits.

    I have such fond memories of our occasional poker games and great times together. Please know

    that you’re in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

    With love and affection,

    Tracy and the entire Kaplan Family

  • Darlene and family,

    May God bless you and keep you in His arms. Although I didn’t know your dad, I’ve heard you talk of many great stories and fond memories of him and your mom. I pray for you to feel comfort in knowing that I’m thinking of you during your time of sadness.

    With love and affection,
    Linda Tryder

  • Mr. Magee,
    Sir I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe during the Cold War. Millions of Americans slept safe at night because you and your fellow American servicemen stood ready to defend our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.