Joseph A. DiMartinis, Jr., D.M.D., age 88

of Hingham

Joseph A. DiMartinis, Jr., D.M.D., age 88

Joseph A. DiMartinis, Jr., D.M.D., “Dr. D”, age 88, a longtime resident of Hingham, passed away, peacefully, Sunday, December 26, 2021, in the comfort of his home.

Joseph was born in Quincy, to the late Antonette M. (Marchetti) and Joseph A. DiMartinis, Sr. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1951. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bates College, Class of 1955, and his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Class of 1962.

Joe lived in Windham, N.H. for the past fourteen months, previously in Hingham for fifty years.

He was proud to have served in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Meade in Laurel, Md., where he attained the rank of Captain.

He was the longtime owner and operator of Quincy Adams Dental Associates on Russell Park in Quincy. He established the practice in 1964 and operated it until his retirement in 2018 at the age of eighty-five.

Joe served for several years on the board of Hingham Youth Baseball as commissioner and coach. He adored his family, especially being “Papa” to his nine grandchildren. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time vacationing with his family at Pleasant Lake in New London, N.H. and family vacations to Florida and California. He was a cigar and wine enthusiast and loyal fan of Boston sports. Joe was always kind, generous, compassionate, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Beloved husband for fifty-seven years of the late Charlotte D. (Dorney) DiMartinis.

Loving father of Brian J. DiMartinis and his wife Robin of Windham, N.H., Steven H. DiMartinis and his wife Kim of Hampstead, N.C., Brett D. DiMartinis and his wife Tricia of Plymouth, Jill C. DiMartinis and her husband Joel Beaule of Lewiston, Maine, and the late Jay P. DiMartinis.

Devoted Papa of Peter, Jake, Jenna, Amanda, and Kristen DiMartinis, Billy and Anna Mahoney, and Joseph and Matthew DiMartinis.

Dear brother of Louis R. DiMartinis and his wife Aliisa of Quincy, and the late Ann E. Starck and her late husband Edward. Joe 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, December 31, at 10 a.m. The Archdiocese of Boston requires a mask or face covering be worn in church. Interment, with military honors, to follow at High Street Cemetery, Hingham. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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  • I am so very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Please know that the family is in my prayers. I know y’all will miss him immensely.

    Love to all, Susanne DeMaria

  • Dr D was the best person dentist and friend. I was with him for over 48 years. I will always miss his great personality and his friendship ❤️

  • Kim and Steve
    So sorry for your loss. Dr D as he was known was such a great guy. We all had such great memories. I remember when he would come by and talk to Dr Trossello. He always had something funny to say. He definitely had a great sense of humor. We all were so blessed to have known him.
    Prayers Chris Gorman

  • Steve I know you loved your dad because you spoke of him often. He raised a good son and I expect a great family. Just know our hearts are heavy for you and the family and we pray for your recovery from such a great loss. I’m glad you spent so much time with him the last couple of years. Your dad surely appreciated that.

  • Steve, Kim and boys, so sorry for your loss. I feel like I knew your dad as you spoke of him so often and clearly loved him deeply. He raised a good son, that is for sure. He’s now with your mom and they are together again. Dan and I will make a donation in his name to St Jude’s. With sincerest condolences, Karen and Dan

  • My dear ,peer,fabulous Professional,and very dear friend — DrJoeD. I will and a AM missing you Rest In Peace God Bless

  • Very sorry to hear that.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all the family.🙏🙏

  • Dear Dimartinis Family. Pleas accept my condolences Joe was one of a kind. He was so good to me and my children. I enjoyed my sessions with him each time I had an appointment. Always funny and kind and generous! RIP Joe Love ,Aggie

  • My condolences to the DiMartinis family. I have known Joe for more than fifty years – – he was one of my best friends and I will dearly miss him.

  • Brett and family,

    Very sorry to hear the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

    Liz and billy Macdonald

  • To the beloved family of Dr. D. When Dr. D first started his practice, and my friend Donna worked for him, he gained a whole bunch of people who would actually like going to the dentist! Dr. D was always kind, professional and funny. I still have a gold filling he did
    50 years ago (at least). Sending the entire family heartfelt prayers for his passing and may he Rest in Peace. God Bless you all
    Carol Koch

  • Very sorry to hear of Dr. D’s passing, our family dentist for over 50 years, a great guy and a caring doctor, always happy. Our prayers are with Joe.

  • Just about every time I saw Dr. DiMartines over many years and asked him how he was, he’d answer with a big smile, “Peachy!” or “Peachy keen!”, which always made me laugh! It’s an old phrase that means “Great!” and it was true: he was always “up” and positive.

    And kind: I’d been seeing him for years when I went through a divorce, which affected finances. He told me “Pay what you can, when you can”. Which meant it was his bill I paid first every month, and paid off first, because of his trust.

    Dr. D. also had a great staff. He knew how to choose people who cared about the patients, like he did.

    He had a small bulletin board in the waiting area, with stories of his patients: weddings, photos of babies, you name it. He’d see the story in the Ledger or elsewhere, and put it up there. He was that connected.

    Last, it was no surprise he worked as long as he did. He loved people and it came through every day. He was a quality guy who was, as others have said here, kind and funny and generous: as the old saying goes, “They don’t make ’em like that any more”. I’m sure his family is feeling a huge loss. Yet they can be proud that so many of us will remember him always, as they will.

  • My heartfelt condolences to the DiMartinis Family. Joe gave his “Light” to everyone he encountered “His Light will live on” in everyone who Loved him. RIP dear Joe.

  • My condolences, so sorry for your loss. I have been blessed to call Joe my friend for over 35 years. He was a positive, happy, smart, uplifting person ;just a pleasure to be around. . I will miss him and I am sure everyone he came in contact will miss him. He and Charlotte raised a wonderful children, now wonderful adults. Joe left us proud and happy.

  • My deepest sympathies to the dimartinis family. Dr d was a great man and I had many laughs with him he will be greatly missed.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Dr. D’ s passing..He was a dear and loved frIend on my husband, Dana Smith, and a friend of our family. My love and sympathy to the DiMartinis family. My prayers at this time. I am sorry that I did not know he had I would certainly have joined in the celebration service at St. John s Church. Sincerely, with sympathy, Joan Smith

  • Fly high Dr. D. Many afternoons in your chair ( sorry for being a pain) extra novocaine, No Sat appointment’s, for me, due to being no show teenager, back in the day. Loved your bedside manner ,keep smiling ❤️

  • Your father seems like a wonderful and kind-hearted person. We are sending peace and prayers your way as you work through the sadness of losing someone so dear.