Lester J. “John” Libby, Jr., age 75

of Quincy

Lester J. “John” Libby, Jr., age 75

Lester J. “John” Libby, Jr., age 75, of Quincy, died of heart failure, Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Hyde Park and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a Doctorate in History from Brown University.

Mr. Libby has lived in Quincy for the past twelve years, and previously in Virginia for many years.

He began his career teaching in the University of North Carolina System. Mr. Libby went on to work for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and the Department of Social Services. He then worked as a research analyst for the federal government in Washington, D.C.

He was a voracious reader and talented at drawing.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Joyce E. (Burbank) Libby, as well as many cousins and dear friends.

In light of current events, private graveside services were conducted at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Mr. Libby’s memory may be made to The Salvation Army, 6 Baxter Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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