Peter P. Mosillo, Q.P.D., Ret., age 100

of Quincy

Peter P. Mosillo, Q.P.D., Ret., age 100

Peter P. Mosillo, a lifelong resident of Quincy and retired Quincy Police Officer, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at the age of 100, surrounded by his loving family.

Peter’s journey began with humble roots, born to immigrant parents in Quincy, the late Gerardo and Concetta Mosillo and was raised and educated in his hometown. He served with distinction as a Quincy Police Officer for twenty-one years, from June 30, 1960, until his retirement on April 1, 1981. Prior to joining the police department, Peter dedicated himself to public service, working for both the City of Quincy Highway Department and Quincy Public Schools, amassing forty-four years of service to the city.

A proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Peter served his country honorably and bravely participated in multiple campaigns, including Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. For his service, he was awarded several commendations, including the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, the Belgian Fourragere Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He was also a dedicated member of the Cyril P. Morrisette American Legion Post #294 in Quincy.

Beyond his professional and military achievements, Peter was known for his passion for motorcycles and his lifelong membership in the Braintree Rifle and Pistol Club. However, his greatest joy came from spending time with his cherished family, especially his daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Peter was preceded in death by his beloved wife of fifty-six years, Lorraine P. (Righini) Mosillo. He is survived by his devoted daughters Pamela A. Feger and her husband Frank of Plymouth, and Laurie M. Shappee of Quincy; loving grandchildren Jill McEvoy and her husband Michael, Kristen Jara and her husband Walter, Janine Shappee, Matthew Feger and his wife Dagny, Christopher Feger and his wife Lindsay, and Mary Appelgren and her husband Mark; and much-loved great-grandchildren Gavin, Ryan, Michael, Theodore, Victoria, Alexandra, Lucas, Amelia, Camellia, Damien, Luke, Jack, and Tavin. He is also survived by his dear brother Jerry Mosillo, sister Anna Akoury, brother-in-law Rudolph Tomasini, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. He was predeceased by his sisters, Lee Tomasini and Mary Maki.

Peter always said that home was where the heart is and he was able to remain in his cherished home for an extended period thanks to the devoted care provided by his daughter Laurie. With unwavering dedication, Laurie tirelessly ensured that her father enjoyed an exceptional quality of life within the comfort of his own home.

Visiting hours will be held at Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Thursday, May 2, 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 on Friday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 6 Baxter Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • Peter was a wonderful brother to me. I will always remember him and he is in my heart. Now he is with Jesus and his wife Lorraine and all of his family that have gone before him
    Love Anna

  • Sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Peter at the police station. He was a very easy person to work with. May Peter rest in peace.

  • Pete was the nicest and most caring Police Officer of all. He was respected by everyone on the job. I crashed his new cruiser one night and I felt terrible because he kept his cruiser immaculate. The next morning he called me at home and asked if I was okay and if I or my family needed anything. Pete was a day man and I was on nights so we actually had never met but he proved his kindness and concern for his brother officers. Years later after his retirement I would see him around the city. He was just the best and I offer my condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace with God.

  • Rosita R Jara
    RIP 🪦 papa Peter you always be in my heart . We love you ! 🙏I wil
    Love Rosita ,Oscar Jara and family

  • My dad was truly the best father you could ask for We had the best childhood ,and was always there for me and my children . He was a joy to live with ,even as he aged , he never complained was always concerned about me and the family .I will miss him everyday of my life , but know that he had a wonderul life and he is in heaven with his sweetheart Lorraine
    Rest in peace my dad

  • Peter was a neighbor of mine in West Quincy
    He always had a smile and a warm hello and he carried that same maner on the police department.
    He was a pleasure to work with and had a very caring way
    Being willing to help all that needed it.
    Peter enjoyed being on the motor cycle in Dobles corner and in his retirement he would ride be my house on his own motocycle
    Peter was a good neighbor and Police officer
    May he rest in peace.

  • Peter was a kind person and always had a smile and a warm hello. He was my neighbor and allways had wave hello. He enjoyed his assignment in the motorcycle. I had several occasions to be on a call with Peter and he would look for the good in people no mater the situation.
    In his retirement we would by my house on his own motorcycle and give me a big wave.
    I nice person that will be missed.