Ernest R. Light, Sr., age 79

of Quincy

Ernest R. Light, Sr., age 79

Ernest R. Light, Sr., age 79, a longtime Quincy resident, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Ernest was born in Boston, raised and educated in Weymouth and Quincy. He was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1958, and had lived in Quincy for sixty-five years.

He was a Vietnam era veteran having proudly served in the U.S. Air Force.

Ernest was a well-known real estate agent for twenty-five years, working in Quincy with Red Door Real Estate and earlier in Braintree with Success Real Estate.

Previously, he had worked as a precision sheet metal mechanic for Modern Metalcraft and American Metalcraft, both in Quincy, and Ainsley Metalcraft in Braintree.

He was a man of faith and a longtime active member of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy where he served as a lector. Ernest enjoyed singing and had performed in Saint John’s Church musical shows and with the New Neponset Players.

Beloved husband for fifty-two years of Mary E. (Roberts) Light.

Devoted father of Diane M. Peterson and her husband Roy of Quincy, Ernest R. Light, Jr. and his wife Danielle of Abington, Kristine A. Patterson and her husband Judd of New Orleans, LA, and Jennifer R. Light of Somerville.

Loving grandfather of Emma, Andrew, Samantha, Nicholas, Isabella, Bryce, and Hazel. Cherished great grandfather of Cambria and Jax.

Dear brother of Susan Pizzi of Hanover and pre-deceased by Peter, Al, and Lloyd Light. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy on Friday, Nov. 8th at 10 o’clock, followed by military honors. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Thursday 4 – 7 p.m. Private interment services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


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  • November 2, 2019

    Dear Mary:

    I am sorry for your loss and I would like to express my sympathy to you and your family.


    Ed Regan
    1 Adams Street – Unit 501
    Quincy, MA 02169-2005

  • Dear Diane and Family, I am so sorry for your Loss. Please know I am thinking of you in this sad time, as I am away and cannot be there to tell you in person.
    Love, Barbara ❤❤❤

  • Mary, we are so sorry for your loss and our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  • Mary,
    So so sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs are with youQ

  • Mary, so sorry to hear of the passing of Ernie. We had some good times with the parish show and parish activities. May he Rest In Peace. Jim Hall

  • To the Light family
    We are sorry to hear about Ernie. I am sure that he is singing in God’s choir. He fits in with the rest of the singers gathered in Heaven. God bless the Light family
    The Robert Peterson family