Patrick Bernard Clare, Jr., Captain, Quincy Fire Department, Retired, age 84, of Braintree and formerly Quincy passed away peacefully, Saturday, August 19, 2017, at home, surrounded by his beloved wife and loving family, following a brief illness.
Patrick B. Clare, Jr.
Patrick was born in Quincy to the late Patrick Bernard and Teresa (Broll) Clare, Sr. He was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1951. He had lived in Braintree for thirty years and previously many years in Quincy.
He was a member of the Quincy Fire Department for twenty-eight years. Appointed on May 27, 1961, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on June 16, 1973, and to captain on July 28, 1979. He also served as an acting deputy chief before retiring as a captain on September 22, 1989. During his career, he had worked at various stations throughout the city and was assigned to Ladder 2 in Wollaston when he retired.
Patrick was a proud veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army. He received several medals, including the Korean Service Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation (ROK). He was dedicated to his family and especially to his cherished grandchildren, supporting all their activities and accomplishments.
Married in 1956, he was the beloved husband for sixty years of Barbara A. (Dhooge) Clare. Devoted father of Patrick J. Clare and his wife Dot of Nashua, NH, Susan M. McGrath and Joanne E. Scaringello, both of Braintree. Loving grandfather of Jason and Daniel Clare, Johnathan and Timothy McGrath, Elise and Emily Scaringello.
One of four siblings, Pat was brother of Walter Clare, Lt. Q.F.D., Retired of Quincy and pre-deceased by Bernadine Hamilton and Joseph Clare. Cousin of Frank Broll of Needham and Peggy MacDonald of Hudson. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, August 23rd at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at Pine Hill Cemetery in West Quincy.
For those who wish, donations in Patrick’s memory may be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370-1055.
You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.