Louis P. Malvesti, Lt., Q.F.D., Ret., age 100

of Quincy

Louis P. Malvesti, Lt., Q.F.D., Ret., age 100

Louis P. Malvesti, Lieutenant, Quincy Fire Department, Retired, age 100, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Thursday, February 8, 2024 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Louis was born in Quincy, to the late Antonio and Anna (Mariani) Malvesti. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School and later earned an Associate degree from Bunker Hill Community College.

Lou proudly served the City of Quincy, with three of his late brothers, on the Fire Department, and a late brother with the Police Department. He was appointed to the department on February 14, 1948 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on February 6, 1965, retiring on August 26, 1988 after forty years of service. During his career, Lou worked on various apparatus and at stations throughout the city. He served at Headquarters for many years as a tillerman with Ladder 1, with Engine 5 in West Quincy, and at the time of his retirement, on Engine 7 in Squantum.

He was a World War II U. S. Navy veteran having served with the Seabees as a Carpenter’s Mate 2/c. Lou received several awards including the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was an active member of the Morrisette American Legion Post #294 in Quincy for over seventy-five years.

Lou was an avid golfer and lifetime member of the Halifax Country Club where he made many friendships and was club champion many times. He had also worked at the former Westland’s Sporting Goods Store in Quincy Center, setting ski bindings and stringing tennis rackets.

Most of all, he was dedicated to his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his cherished granddaughters and great granddaughters.

This past August, Lou celebrated his 100th birthday at the Common Market Restaurant at a wonderful party organized by his children, Louis and Janice. Lou was delighted to be in the company of his relatives and friends and a surprise visit by firefighters from Engine 5. He was sharp as a tack as he reminisced about his life, his family, and friends. He relished singing songs for the audience as well as serenading a couple who recently celebrated their seventy-third wedding anniversary.

Beloved husband for fifty-five years of the late Josephine F. (Barone) Malvesti.

Devoted father of Louis P. Malvesti, Jr. and Janice A. Malvesti, both of Quincy.

Loving Papa of Kerry and Ryan Tyas, Jenna and Jason Feitelberg and their daughters, Elisia and Emma.

The last of ten siblings, Lou was predeceased by Mary Crowley Purpura, Susan Sherman, Joseph P. Malvesti, Lt., Q.F.D., Retired, John A. Malvesti, Sr., Sgt., Q.P.D., Retired, Luigi Malvesti, Nicholas M. Malvesti, Lt., Q.F.D., Retired, Rose Carella, Amelia Mattes, and Anthony E. Malvesti, Lt., Q.F.D., Retired.

Lou is also survived by a multitude of loving nieces, nephews, and their families, in-laws, and many friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, February 14, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Thursday, February 15, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

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


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  • Janice,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You were a good and very devoted daughter. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Sincerely, Nancy Gavaza

  • Dear Malvesti Family, my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to all for your loss. A golden heart has stopped beating. Rest in Heavenly peace.

  • I was sorry to learn about the recent loss of Lou. He and his family have a long history and commitment to public service to the people of Quincy. They truly made Quincy a special place to live and work. I would often catch up with him and some of the soon to be retirees at the Squantum fire station when things were a lot slower in those days. He led a great life with a history of service to our country and city, and he will be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences and extend to the entire family my sympathies on your loss.

  • Was a honor to meet you at my best friend Tony your nephew wedding no doubt you were a class act loved by many served your country and also city of Quincy too I got to know your nephew bob too great guy neighbor god bless Louie

  • Louis, Janice and family, I’m sorry to hear about your father’s passing. He was such a wonderful man and know he’s with your mother now. Your in my thoughts and prayers

  • Malvesti Family,

    My deepest condolences at the passing of a great man and true gentleman. I apologize that my travel schedule prevented me from being able to offer my sympathies in person. As I knew him, Mr Malvesti, was a cherished neighbor and friend. Growing up next door I used to marvel at his perfectly manicured lawn and how much he could harvest from his little garden. I can still hear him shout out a greeting from across the yard, and I’ll forever remember the times just sitting and listening to Mr Malvesti recount the history of Quincy and the neighborhood. Heaven just became a more cheerful place. May he rest in peace.

  • Louie & Janice, The Ring family express their condolences to you and your family. Your Dad was a big part of our younger years and we have such fond memories. We share in your loss. He will be missed.

  • We would like to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy, kind words for my father and for sharing all of your beautiful stories which we will treasure. We truly appreciate your kindness at this time of loss. Sincerely, Janice Malvesti & Family