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Joseph L. Maloney

Obituary for Joseph L. Maloney

April 6, 2021
Weymouth, Massachusetts


Joseph Louis Maloney, 90, of Weymouth, formerly of Dorchester, passed peacefully Tuesday evening, April 6, 2021, at South Shore Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 12, 1930. Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather (Papa), brother, uncle and friend.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Louis T. and Helen (O'Connor) Maloney of West Roxbury (formerly Dorchester and South Boston); four siblings, Francis Maloney, George Maloney, Helen Durant and Mary Maloney; three infant sons, Joseph, James and John Maloney; and one grandson, Robert Maloney.

Nothing brought Joe (Papa) greater joy than his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen (Coyle) Maloney, nine children and over three dozen grand and great-grandchildren. Son Joseph Maloney Jr. and wife Mary Maloney of Weymouth and grandchildren Danny Maloney and wife Meags and great-grandson EJ of Plymouth, Kaitlyn Maloney and fiancée Chris of Weymouth, and Aidan & Brigid Maloney. Daughter, Ann Sinewick and husband Robert Sinewick of Quincy, and grandchildren Jennifer Scanlon and husband Patrick of Rockland, Colleen Shinney and husband Stephen of Weymouth and great-grandsons Liam & Keegan, Maryann Sinewick and great-grandson Julian of Quincy, & Robert Sinewick and wife Angie and great-grandsons Mason & Jackson of Charlotte, NC, Son, Neil Maloney of Weymouth and grandchildren, Neil Jr. of Rockland, Conner and wife Lydia of Hull, and Brandon of Weymouth. Son, William Maloney and partner, Craig Huston of Phoenix, Arizona, and grandchildren Ashley, Noa Anne and Liam. Son, Dennis Maloney (Quincy Police) and wife Layla D'Emilia of Raynham and grandchildren Devin, Colin, Brian, & Sofia. Son, John Maloney of South Portland Maine and grandchildren Brianne, Jake, & Owen. Son, Robert Maloney and wife Margaret Maloney of Weymouth and grandchildren, Thea, Matthew, Jack, & Christopher. Daughter, Dr. Mary Maloney Adkins and husband, Neal G. Adkins, Jr. of Baltimore Maryland, and grandchildren, Grace & Lily. Daughter Rosemary MacIsaac and husband Jason MacIsaac (Quincy Police) of Weymouth and grandchildren PJ, MaryKate, Mady, Hunter & Cole.

He is also survived by his brother William Maloney and wife Mary of Dennisport; brother Richard Maloney and wife Valerie of Easton, his sister Claire Koch and husband Richard of Wakefield; and his sister-in law Anne (Patsy) Milligan of Brockton, Ma.

After graduating from Cathedral High in 1948, Joe worked as a meat cutter at Blairs Foodland in Roxbury until joining the United States Army serving in Korea and Hawaii. In 1957, he joined the Boston Police Department. Shortly after joining the police force, he met his wife Helen at the wedding of his brother Frank and, Helen's childhood best friend, Judy. The pair were engaged a few months later on St. Patrick's Day on Castle Island in South Boston. They married on October 4, 1958 at St. Ambrose Church in Dorchester.

Joe worked as a patrolman in Boston out of Station 14 for the majority of his career, serving the Brighton community until his retirement in 1992. He kept busy serving his community of faith and the town of Weymouth after retirement. He was an active member of the Weymouth Elks #2232(Elk of the Year 2006-2007). He was a member of the South Shore Joeys as clown "Striper" participating in events for individuals with disabilities throughout the Weymouth community. Joe was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Albert's Church. He volunteered for many years for the St. Vincent DePaul Society serving those in need in the Weymouth community. It was a point of pride for Joe to see the help he gave to so many, but without needing any accolades for his effort.

In his early years, Joe was the king of the dance floor and would take the stage at every family wedding, party, or gathering to make each event one to remember. In his later years, he swapped his patrolman routine for a new beat that still included coffee runs, but added daily neighborhood walks and visits to St. Albert's church. When his new workday was over Papa Joe was known to greet visitors from his easy chair like the Mayor of Weymouth where he rooted for his favorite teams, the Sox and Pats, and enjoyed watching movies from the "old days" while his raucous laugh echoed through the once full house where so many great memories were made. He loved entertaining, stationed at the grill where he liked to brag that his army days prepared him for the mission of providing for his adoring and ever expanding family, friends, nieces, nephews, children, and grandchildren. Everyone who met, knew, or spoke to Papa Joe remembers the larger than life character who was quick with a smile, happy to recollect a good story, point out a current accomplishment of one of his grandchildren, or offer a prayer for concerns. He was one in a million and will be missed by so many.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth, Tuesday, April 13, at 10 o'clock a.m. Visiting hours in St. Francis Xavier Church, 234 Pleasant Street, Weymouth, Monday, 5-8 p.m. Interment Bourne National Cemetery for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, donations to: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boston, 18 Canton Street, Stoughton, MA 02072

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