John J. “Jack” Puleo, Jr., age 65

of Braintree

John J. “Jack” Puleo, Jr., age 65

Braintree, John J. “Jack” Puleo, Jr., age 65, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy and Dorchester, died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, August 5, 2019, after a brief illness.

Jack was born in Boston and raised in the Adams Village section of Dorchester. He was a graduate of the former Don Bosco High School and Wentworth Institute. He lived in Braintree for eleven years, and was previously a long-time Quincy resident.

Jack was a retired federal government employee. He served as a naval nuclear propulsion inspector and was proud of his work for the United States Navy, which spanned more than thirty years. During his career, he received many special awards of distinction.

He enjoyed camping and boating with his wife and sons and also enjoyed memorable trips including Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Jack and his wife instilled in their sons a love of nature and history with their yearly vacations to national parks and historic sites. He also loved spending time with his three grandchildren.

Jack also passed along to his sons his talents in carpentry and construction and loved to give detailed instructions. He was an active volunteer for many years with the Boys Scouts of America.

Beloved husband for forty-one years of Lorraine J. (Byrnes) Puleo.

Devoted father of Nicholas Puleo and his wife Sarah of Norwell, Matthew Puleo and his partner Jeannie Tynan of Weymouth.

Loving grandfather of Sam, Maeve and Marshall.

Cherished son of John J. Puleo of Dorchester and the late Mary (Killilea) Puleo.

Dear brother of Sister Marie Puleo, M.F.I.C. of Rome, Italy, and Kathy Coughlin and her husband Michael of Dorchester. Jack is also survived by two nieces and four nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, August 9th at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Braintree Cemetery.


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  • Dear Lorraine and family,

    It is with deep sorrow that I express my sympathy for the loss of Jack. He was a dear husband and involved dad – and those are the memories to hold on to in this time of grieving. To Mr. Puleo, sr. I am sure your wife greeted Jack at the entrance to heaven with arms stretched to catch him. They are together.

    With Love
    Sister Suzanne Fondini, mfic

  • Lorraine,

    I pray time will heal and lighten your pain. He was taken too soon. Jackie will be missed and fondly remembered… bye cuz. 🙁

  • Dear Lorraine and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jackie was a great “cuz” and we will always remember him.

    May you find comfort in knowing that we will continue to pray for him and your whole family.

    Donna, Rick, and Elizabeth

  • Dear Lorraine,

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack was a great guy and we have enjoyed getting together with the two of you at Paul’s . I can only imagine the hole in your heart right now. I pray the love of your family and friends will get you through the days ahead.

  • Dear Lorraine and Family::
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jack was my first cousin and I have many pleasant memories of him growing up. I particularly cherish the memory of his visit to SC where we had a long discussion over lunch. about career and family.
    Because of current health reasons I am not able to attend Jack’s funeral but hope to see you in the near future.

  • Dear Lorraine and family,
    I was sad to hear Jack passed on. He was a close friend and co-worker over the years. He was such a father figure to myself and several other co-workers that we called him “Dad” I was always available to share his wisdom and guide us away from situations that he knew from experience would end badly for us. I was going to call him and wish him happy fathers day this year but didn’t. One more regret but a lesson. Life is fleeting, like a passing mist

  • To the Puleo Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I remember Mr. Puleo as such a supportive and charismatic dad to Nick and Matt. I hope you find peace in happy memories.
    -Emma M.

  • I was with Lorraine when we first met Jack on a ski trip. I took a liking to him and encouraged Lorraine to see him. It was the beginning of a beautiful loving relationship. Which lead to a wonderful family. Over the many years of friendship we have a lot of fond memories. Jack will be deeply missed. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Puleo family on the passing of Jack rest in peace. Maureen &Paddy.

  • Dear Mr. Puleo, Marie & Family Members

    Please accept my prayers and humble words of sympathy at this very sad time – The grieving of your loved one Jack. I am so very, very sorry. Sometimes there are no words to ease the pain, to take away the grief. What I offer is my support and prayers.
    A Mass will be offered for Jack. May Heaven welcome him and may God smile upon him.
    To all of you, his family, may our compassionate God heal your very deep pain and restore you to peace. In love and peace Sister Margaret Yennock, mfic

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • I went to Don Bosco and Wentworth Institute with John. He was a really great guy. We were in the same woodworking class at Don Bosco and Architecture class at Wentworth. There were 4 of us that used to share rides and parking going to Wentworth from Dorchester. We had a lot of fun together at Wentworth playing cards in the cafeteria, a few trips to Punters Pub and driving to Plainville for surveyor classes. I regret we lost touch after Wentworth. He was a good friend back then and would do anything for you. When my daughter was born in 74, our group of guys at Wentworth had a pool to guess the sex and weight. John won and insisted on me taking the money and buy her something with it. That was the kind of guy he was even way back then. If I remember right, he worked at Purity Supreme Market while going to school and he used to talk about flying Gliders. I’m so sorry to see he passed. I’m happy to read that he had a great life and family. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  • As one of his teachers at DBT, this is a great loss 🙏,

  • Dear Lorraine and Family,

    Our deepest sympathies with the loss of Jack. He was a great man who will certainly be missed by all that loved him and that he loved.

    I am sorry I was unable to attend the funeral services. Please know that me and my family were thinking of you.

    May happy memories help you at this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


    Jim Tobin & Family

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We always enjoyed talking with John.
    Danforth Bay Office Staff

  • Our deepest sympathies to all the family with the loss of Jack. He was a great man who will certainly be missed by all that knew him. We remember him fondly from Scouting and Robert will always have the lessons learned from the times spent completing the many “Tough Merit Badges” he took with Jack as his counselor.

    I am sorry we were unable to attend the funeral services. Please know that Robert and I were thinking of you all at this time.