John J. “Jack” Clifford, age 92

of Braintree

John J. “Jack” Clifford, age 92

John J. “Jack” Clifford, age 92, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Saturday, October 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband for sixty-five years of Helen F. (McGonagle) Clifford.

Devoted father of Frank Clifford and his partner Noreen Bearde, John Clifford and his wife Ellen, James Clifford and his wife Marguerite, Kevin Clifford and his wife Karyn, Susan Paugh and her husband Robert, Maryellen Farmer and her husband Todd.

Proud grandfather of Kristina, Caitlin, Cara, Danielle, Marguerite, Jaclyn, Dennis, Samantha, Erin, Elise, Jack, Alexander, and Sarah.

Dear brother of Frank Clifford, Joseph Clifford, and Daniel Clifford, and predeceased by Mary Glynn, Anne Quinlivan, Helen Bonner, Richard Clifford, James Clifford, and Michael Clifford. Jack is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Jack grew up in Dorchester’s Savin Hill, a first-generation Irish American and proud son of Kerry. He joined the United States Army in 1951 and was deployed to Germany where he proudly served his country.

Jack loved being a truck driver and was a proud member of the Teamsters Local 25. Jack had a lifelong love of photography and was seldom without his Nikon. At the age of seventy, Jack bought his first computer and quickly became tech-savvy. He mastered digital photography, embraced Napster for music, and discovered that the internet fed his insatiable appetite for news, information, and maps from around the world. Jack would effortlessly provide directions from memory based on the places he had driven or the maps he had studied.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, October 8, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street, Weymouth, on Saturday, October 9, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the Home Base Program at


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  • So sorry for your loss. Elaine and I have your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you in your time of sorrow.

  • Our prayers are with you during this sad time.

  • Jim an I want to express our deepest sympathy to you Helen and your Family also the Clifford Families. You are in our Thoughts And Prayers. God bless you and keep you in His care
    Jim and Mary
    Waterbury Ct.

  • So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Know that all the O’Brien’s are thinking of you at this sad time. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Prayers and condolences to the family

  • Kevin, Frank and family
    Sorry for the loss of your Dad. May he Rest In Peace. God bless.