John R. “Jack” Tocchio, of Norwell, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his loving family.
John was born in Quincy to the late Guerino J. and Catherine E. (Scolaro) Tocchio. He was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of North Quincy High School and later earned his Associate’s degree from Quincy Junior College. He had lived in Norwell for thirty-seven years, previously in Weymouth and Quincy.
Jack was employed as a mason for many years as a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union Local 3. He worked as a foreman for Heritage Restoration in Rockland where he was well known for his hard work and craftsmanship. He participated in hundreds of projects over his long career. Most recently, he was proud to have been involved with a new medical complex, the Building for Transformative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
As a young man, Jack was an accomplished boxer and Massachusetts Golden Glove State Champion in 1962. He was also a National Lightweight boxer, participating in many fights during his career. He was an avid horseman and enjoyed the track.
Jack was dedicated to his family, especially his three children.
Beloved husband of Christy Potter Tocchio. Devoted father of Seana M. Tocchio of Braintree, Tyler M. Tocchio, and Olivia G. Tocchio, both of Norwell. Dear brother of Theresa A. Cunningham and her late husband Martin of Whitman, Catherine E. “Betty” Beniers and her husband Robert of Quincy, Diane M. Potter, Judith C. Brown and her husband Donald, all of Braintree. Also survived by an aunt and uncle, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy on Saturday, November 11th at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A reception to celebrate Jack’s life will follow at the Neighborhood Club of Quincy, 27 Glendale Road, Quincy.
At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted and interment services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-1803.
Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy.
You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.