Richard J. Mendall, Q.P.D., Ret., age 87

of Chelsea

Richard J. Mendall, Q.P.D., Ret., age 87

Richard J. Mendall, Quincy Police Department, Retired, age 87, of Chelsea, formerly of Quincy and Conway, N.H., died peacefully, Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, in the comfort of his loving family.

Richard was born in Boston, to the late Harold W. and Florence (McIsaac) Mendall. He had lived in Chelsea for six years, previously Quincy for most of his life, and ten years in Conway, N.H.

He was a retired Quincy Police Officer, having been appointed to the department on December 17, 1964 and retiring on February 5, 1997, after thirty-two years of service.

Richard proudly served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman 2/c during the Korean War.

He was a former member of the Quincy Lodge of Elks.

Beloved husband of the late Lorraine A. “Lori” (Pitts) Mendall.

Devoted father of Ronald J. Mendall of Hull, Thomas W. Mendall and his wife Donna of Quincy, Stephen M. Mendall and his wife Lisa of Weymouth, the late Richard P. Mendall, and the late Kelly M. Mendall.

Loving grandfather of many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, October 1st 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 Monday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.


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  • Our condolences to the entire Mendall Family and especially Ronnie on the loss of a father and patriot, Richard Mendall. May you find healing in your future days and loving memories of Richard in your hearts.

  • I send my regrets to the Mendall family for the loss of Richard. I live at the soldiers home and didn’t have the honor of meeting him but I thank him for his service in the Air Force and also for his time at Quincy Police Department. Rest In Peace and my God watch over his family.