Michael W. Rowell, age 85

of Quincy

Michael W. Rowell, age 85

Michael W. Rowell, age 85, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Thursday, September 26, 2019, in the comfort of his loving family.

Michael was born in Boston and raised in Dorchester. He had lived in Quincy for fourteen years, previously in Dorchester for most of his life.

Michael was employed with BFI for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Teamsters Local 25. Michael was a proud, hard-working man.

Michael loved to fish and always had a knack for fixing things. He was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Michael was a true gentleman who often tipped his cap. He had a kind soul and always greeted his family with a warm smile. His family always came first.

Beloved husband of the late Theresa C. (Hislop) Rowell.

Devoted father of John O’Brien and his wife Barbara of Haverhill, James O’Brien and his wife Janet of South Boston, Michelle MacDonald and her husband Jeffrey of Dorchester, Cecelia E. “Lisa” Green and her husband Anthony of Quincy, Theresa Rowell and Glenn of Dorchester, Regina Rowell and Brian of Quincy, and the late Stephen O’Brien and his wife Mary of Plymouth.

Loving grandfather of eleven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

One of nine siblings, he was the dear brother of Theresa Turner of Weymouth, Louise Kelly of Quincy, Lillian Dunleavy of Dorchester, and was pre-deceased by Rita Norton, William Rowell, Arthur Rowell, Cecelia Doran, and Ellen Rosati.

Michael is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, September 30, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Sunday 2 – 6 p.m. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.


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  • You are in our prayers during this difficult time. God bless your family.

  • I will miss my uncle mike he gave me my first car chevy blue Malibu O how I remember linden st uncle mike always working on cars even the one he gave me but other then that he was a true uncle to me always with that big smile I got so much support from him he and my dad love fishing together they are both real cowboys in my book I pray for your family and miss my uncle mike god bless my mom misses him too

  • Uncle Mike- Words cannot describe him. His laughter, his jokes, how loved we felt when we would be in his presence. He ALWAYS was cheerful and laughing. I never once saw him without a smile. One of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I know he’s no longer with us physically on earth but his spirit and soul still is. Uncle Mike will live forever and beyond through all of us because he is that special of a man. I love you Uncle Mike.

  • Sorry for your loss ..u will br missef love u very much..