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Joseph L. Maloney

Passed 04/06/2021

Obituary For Joseph L. Maloney

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

Services

12
Apr

Visitation

17:00 PM - 20:00 PM
Saint Francis Church
234 Pleasant St.
Weymouth, MA 02190
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13
Apr

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM
Saint Francis Church
Pleasant St.
Weymouth, MA 02190
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14
Apr

Interment

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Connery Avenue
Bourne, MA 02532
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Family, Faith, Friends, Country, Heritage, I'll do my best dad to carry on your legacy. Love you always John
- john MALONEY
May god bless the entire family. So sorry for your loss
- Chris Aylward
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Joe was larger than life. I loved joking around with him. He will be missed.
- Christine Rodick
So sorry to hear of Joes passing. He was one of a kind. We will keep him and all of you in our prayers. There were so many great times to mention to remember with Helen & Joe. Sincerely ,Don & Joan Tucci
- Don & Joan tucci
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
- Susan Kelley
Our fanilies grew up together in St. Albert's Parish as the parents contributed time and talent to the church and the community. Prayers for all.
- Mary Jeanne Hickey
To the Maloney family: I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. Seems like wherever you go, you're going to run into a Maloney. Just when you thought you met the nice one in the family, you meet meet the next one, and they are nicer than the last one you met. Obviously, there's a pattern here passed down from Mom and Dad. May he rest in peace knowing his family will take very good care of his beloved Helen.
- Francine Nesson, USPS, (Ret)
I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. Seems like wherever you go, you run into a Maloney. Just when you thought you met a nice one, you meet another one who's even nicer than the last one. Obviously there's a pattern here that was passed down from both mom and dad. I am sure he is resting in peace knowing his beloved Helen will be well taken care of under their watchful eyes. May you all remember the years of your memories together with hearty laughter.
- Francine Nesson, USPS, (Ret)
I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. Seems like wherever you go, you run into a Maloney. Just when you thought you met a nice one, you meet another one who's even nicer than the last one. Obviously there's a pattern here that was passed down from both mom and dad. I am sure he is resting in peace knowing his beloved Helen will be well taken care of under their watchful eyes. May you all remember the years of your memories together with hearty laughter.
- Francine Nesson, USPS, (Ret)
I worked with Joe for many years on the BPD and he was a great cop and a joy to be around. Always had a smile and a nice word for anyone he met. I fondly remember the the BPPA banquets that Joe always attended and it was almost impossible to get him off the dance floor. Rest In Peace my friend.
- Bill Carroll
I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Joe for many years at District 14 in Brighton. Joe was all about family and faith and and served the City well. He wore his Catholicism on his sleeve and will surely reap his eternal reward. May Joe Rest In Peace.
- Billy Hill
- From The O'Halloran Family
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Maloney's legacy will live on forever through all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He and Mrs. Maloney built a wonderful family together in Weymouth. I am very thankful that my life has crossed paths with the Maloneys through Joe and Helen's son Rob and their other children. His truly was a life well lived. The consummate Bostonian! Condolences and much love to all the Maloneys.
- Brian O'Halloran
Mrs Maloney , Mary and family,
I am so sorry to hear of this! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time!
- Mary Ellen Curtis
Dear Helen and family, so very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
- Jo-Anne Harvey-Smith
Helen, Joe Jr, Ann, Neil and family, I am sorry to hear about Joe. I always remember his great laugh and huge smile. I know he will be sorely missed by all that knew him. I am grateful to have known him at an impressionable time in my life.

God Bless
- Malcolm Gurney Jr

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