Lionel A. Lumaghini, age 65, recently of Norwell, formerly a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Saturday, July 21, 2018, at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a relentless and courageous battle with a rare bile duct cancer, cholangiocarcinoma.
Lionel was born in Paris, France to the late Rene and Odette S. (Degen) Lumaghini. He immigrated to the United States as a child and was raised in Quincy. He graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1970, and attended Curry College.
Lionel was the owner and operator of JCM Computers of Abington for twenty-seven years. Previously, he had worked fourteen years for the Xerox Corporation after beginning his career in auto body restoration.
He loved all types of technology and automation, including smart home features. He was extremely “hands on” and could fix anything mechanical.
Lionel proudly served in the Army National Guard of Massachusetts for six years, during which time he attended the U.S. Army School of Engineering.
A longtime motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. He was an avid Boston sports fan and New England Patriots season ticket holder for many years and a member of the South Quincy Bocce Club.
Most of all, Lionel’s passion was his family and especially his grandchildren, actively supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.
Beloved husband for forty-one years and best friend of his high school sweetheart, Marilyn M. (Bertoni) Lumaghini.
Devoted father of Jason A. Lumaghini and his wife Jessica of Hanover, Christopher A. Lumaghini and his wife Erica of Brandon, Mississippi, and Melissa M. Champagne and her husband Russell of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Loving “Grampy” of Stephanie, Jonathan, Brianna, Lily Cate, Ava Ren, and Hallie Anne Lumaghini, and soon to arrive, Baby Champagne.
Dear brother of Jessica M. Baldino and her husband George, the late Rene Lumaghini, Jr. and his wife Marie Lumaghini of Quincy. Lionel is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover Street (Route 139), Hanover on Wednesday, July 25th at 10 a.m.. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.
For those who wish, donations in Lionel’s memory may be made to a special fund established by Lionel and Marilyn, working with Doctors Thomas Abrams and James Cleary at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, to assist those affected by this rare and deadly disease; The Lionel and Marilyn Lumaghini Family Fund for Cholangiocarcinoma Research. Please mail to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, ATTN: Angelle Kettlewell, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or visit http://www.myjimmyfundpage.org/give/lumaghiniresearchfund.
You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.