John H. Boyle, age 90

of Marshfield

John H. Boyle, age 90

John H. Boyle, age 90, of Marshfield, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, in the comfort of his daughter’s home, surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in Greenock, Scotland, to the late John and Mary (Connelly) Boyle. He was raised and educated in Greenock and went on to serve in the merchant marines in Scotland, before immigrating to the United States in 1950, settling in Cambridge. Along with his brothers, he worked to bring other members of his family to America, including his fiancée, Sarah.

John had lived in Marshfield for the past four years, previously in Quincy for over sixty years.

John was proud to have served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He received the Army Occupation Medal for his service overseas in Germany.

John was employed as a supervisor at Grass Instruments in Quincy and Braintree for forty years. He had been retired for many years.

Later in life, John earned his Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.

He was a longtime active parishioner of Saint Mary’s Church in West Quincy where he assisted in fundraising efforts for the elevator fund.

John was also a popular and much-loved volunteer at the Kennedy Senior Center in Quincy where he enjoyed many friendships. He was also a frequent participant in the Quincy Senior Olympics.

A loyal fan of the Celtic Football Club, John was a dedicated member of the Glasgow Celtic Supporters Club of Dorchester.

Most of all, he was devoted to his family, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband of the late Sarah (MacMillan) Boyle.

Devoted father of John G. Boyle and his wife Patricia of Harrisburg, Pa., Agnes M. Kane and her husband Thomas of Marshfield.

Loving grandfather of Kevin Boyle, William Kasper, Matthew Boyle, Neil Boyle, and Sarah Kane.

Cherished great grandfather of Jude, Bernadette, Luke, and Genevieve Kasper, Sean, Teagan, Cooper, and Mackenzie Boyle.

John is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, February 24, 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 Sunday 2 – 5 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 Saint Mary’s Church, c/o 757 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02170.


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  • Dear John, Agnes and Family~
    We are so sorry to hear about Uncle John’s passing. Just know that we are thinking of you at this sad time and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carol & Michael

  • We are so sorry for your loss; my mother (Agnes) was a neighbor for many years and I always liked talking to “Mr. Boyle” (out of respect almost never “John”) He was an gentle man and a gentlemen. He will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

  • I remember you and your brothers visits to your sister Margaret’s house in Town and Country. It was such a fun and funny time. Rest In Peace.

  • Agnes & family,

    You were a wonderful, loving daughter always and then a dedicated caregiver these last few years. Your father was very lucky to have you and all you did for him. May he rest in peace.

  • to Agnes and family
    we knew John for over forty years, never met or knew a nicer man ,a devout family man and a great friend ! he was our Daughter Nancy ‘s Godfather, we did not have her long but , he always talked about her when we were together, never forgot ! John and Dick had many a bud together over the fence while discussing and curing the worlds problems . those were the good days ! may God keep John in the palm of his hands until we all meet again !

  • Dear Agnes. I am sorry for the loss of you father. He was an amazing man, and your pride and love for him shows. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of your Dads passing, Agnes

  • Dearest Agnes,
    I hope you will forever cherish all the wonderful memories.
    I always enjoyed reading all your special posts about your Dad. I will be sending love and prayers to your entire family.
    Rest In Peace
    With Love,
    Janice Steinberg

  • What can I say about such a wonderful man…. Mr. Boyle was a great friend to my Dad after my Mother died he came often. They sat, talked, and sometimes teared up reminiscing about their beloved wives. They also laughed and raised a glass together on the Friday night dinners they shared at a local restaurant. The two of them with their great personalities often entertaining the staff and patrons with their stories of lives well lived filled with love and joy. Rest in Peace my dear friend.!

    Theresa and Greg Volandre

  • He will be forever in our hearts, he really was an amazing man,husband, father. Grandfarther and of couses our friend. RIP John we loved you so and you will be ,issed

  • Dear John, I am sorry to hear about the passing of uncle John, your father. Prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace, God bless.

  • We were so very sorry to hear of Uncle John’s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We hope that all the wonderful memories you have of him help to provide some comfort to you to all. Rest peacefully Uncle John.