Neil F. MacDonald, 84, of Weymouth, a 40-year veteran of the Quincy Police Department, died May 12, 2018 following a short illness.
Born Aug. 27, 1933, he was one of nine children by his sainted mother, Katherine M. MacDonald, and his father, Neil.
He was the devoted husband of 37 happy years to his loving wife Mary C. (McDonald) and had one daughter, Kerry Ann. Sadly, Mary predeceased Mr. MacDonald in 2007. Kerry and her husband Aaron Hemingway gave Mr. MacDonald three precious grandchildren, Dianna, Gabriel and Oliver, all of Weymouth.
Mr. MacDonald graduated from Quincy schools and received an Associate’s degree from Northeastern University. He served his country with honor in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War. In 1958, following his military service, Mr. MacDonald joined the Quincy Police Department and received numerous awards and commendations during his forty years of service. He retired in 1988 with the rank of detective lieutenant. He was a member of the American Legion and Quincy Police Retirees Association.
He was predeceased by seven siblings: Kenneth, Donald, Florence, Jack, George, June and his younger brother, the late Sgt. Richard MacDonald, QPD. He is also survived by his dear brother, Rev. Myles MacDonald of Florida, and many extended family members and close friends.
Visiting Hours Thursday May 17 from 5:00-8:00pm at Hamel Funeral Care & Cremation Service of Mass, 26 Adams St, Quincy Center. Funeral on Friday at 10:00am in Quincy Point Congregational Church, 444 Washington St, Quincy, after which his burial will take place beside his awaiting bride with police and military honors at Old North Cemetery, Weymouth.