Hugh P. “Buddy” McGilloway, age 82

of Braintree

Hugh P. “Buddy” McGilloway, age 82

Hugh P. “Buddy” McGilloway, age 82, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, March 25, 2022 at Alliance HealthCare Center at Braintree, in the comfort of his loving family.

Hugh was born in Brookline, to the late Hugh and Rose (Cavanaugh) McGilloway. Raised and educated in East Boston, he was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1958. He lived in Braintree for the past four years, previously in Quincy for many years, and earlier in Braintree for eight years.

He was employed for many years as a court officer in Brockton and retired in 2003. He had also worked for Eastern Airlines for twenty years.

In 1961-1962, Hugh served in Europe with the U.S. Army during the early stages of the Vietnam era.

Buddy’s passion was spending time on the ocean and sailing with his friends.

Hugh was devoted to his family and was especially proud of his daughter and his three cherished granddaughters, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband of the late Donna L. (Cedrone) McGilloway.

Devoted father of Meghan M. McEvoy of Weymouth.

Loving grandfather of Molly, Madison, and Leah.

Dear brother of Rosemarie Lanahan of Weymouth, Grace Linehan and her husband William of Woburn. Buddy is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, March 30, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Thursday, March 31, at 9:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Buddy’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • Meg & Girls, We offer our heartfelt support and friendship in this difficult time. Sorry for the loss of your Father, may he rest in peace. Buddy and Donna will be remembered by many whose lives were blessed by knowing them. Love, Chris & Dori

  • Meg , Molly, Maddie and Leah,
    We love you all and thinking of you.
    We loved Buddy so much and loved how he made everyone in a room smile with his humor and always made everyone feel so special.
    Meg- you were the light of his life as are your girls. Your Dad will be in your heart always. May Buddy rest now in heaven above.
    Thinking of you and love you all.
    Jill & Olivia

  • Meg & Girls, we are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lisa, Jason, & Izzy

  • Goodbye good friend, the angels are awaiting your humor