Joseph R. Thorley, age 37

of Dorchester

Joseph R. Thorley, age 37

Joseph R. Thorley, age 37, of Dorchester, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Joseph was born in Quincy where he was raised and educated. He recently had moved to Dorchester but had lived in Quincy for most of his life.

As a young man, he was a talented athlete and was an avid Boston sports fan.

Beloved son of Joseph R. Thorley, Jr. of Quincy and the late Donna M. (MacDonald) Thorley.

Devoted brother of Danielle D. Hennessy and her husband James of Plymouth and Justin R. Thorley of Saugus.

Loving uncle of Abigail Hennessy.

Dear partner of Nicole L. Shea of Weymouth.

Joe is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

At the request of the family, funeral arrangements are private.

For those who wish, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to The Family Restored, 17 Bishop Street, Suite 202, Portland, ME 04103.


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  • R.I.P. Joe, I remember all of the days back in middle school and high school getting on whatever sports field or basketball court we could. You were a great friend, funny guy and an awesome athlete. Sorry to Joe’s family for this loss and may you have the strength you need to get through this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry to the Thorley family. My heart breaks for all of you. I hope you are finally at peace Joey and no longer suffering. Fly high with the angels, you are now one of them..

  • Joe,

    I will always remember countless hours playing street hockey as kids, watching WWF at either of our houses, and of course, getting into our share of trouble. You were a good guy who always treated me with respect even as we went our separate ways over the years. May you rest in peace, my friend.

    To Joe’s family, my heart is with you guys at this difficult time. May you find faith, comfort and strength in each other.

  • I am still trying to process this. I really can’t believe that you are gone. You were my best friend growing up, both our families were always together, but we were so close. I’m going to miss you and I do wish I could say good bye but for now I will just say that I will see you again.
    To Big Joe, Danielle, and Justin,
    I am so sorry for your loss he was a great guy. My mom and my sisters and my dad send their condolences. Bless you all

  • I remember Joe fondly. We went to high school together. Those days seem so much easier looking back, now. He was a funny & kind soul. A good friend to have. To Joe’s family & friends, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. May Joe rest peacefully.

  • R.i..p this is so hard joe gone way too soon my heart goes out to ur family ur at peace now see u on the other side

  • Joe you are an amazing friends brother boyfriends you got a smile that could light up a room alas that was contagious you are just amazing I just know you’re not in pain anymore and fly high just keep looking down on all of us!!!!! Love you fly high

  • Joe,

    I have some of best memories as kid, playing hockey 🏒 and basketball 🏀 in your yard/driveway. You were a great athlete, friend, brother, son.

    Joe, Danielle and Justin I’m so sorry to hear of joes passing. Joes definitely looking after you guys as you gained another angel.

  • THE DAY GOD TOOK YOU HOME a million times i’ve needed you, a million times i’ve cried.. if love alone could have saved you, you never would have died In life i loved you dearly in death i love you still. In my heart you hold a place, no one else can ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you but you didn’t go alone. Part of me went with you the day that GOD TOOK YOU HOME

  • So sorry for joes family..hopefully there’s some good memories to keep in your heart to get you all threw this differcult time..RIP