Albert Francis Seghezzi, deputy superintendent, MDC Police Department, retired, age 94, of Quincy, died suddenly, Monday, July 17, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, surrounded by his loving family.
Al was born in Boston to the late Emilio and Judith (Sartor) Seghezzi. He was raised in Roxbury and was a graduate of Boston Technical High School, Class of 1940. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University. He had lived in Quincy for over sixty-five years.
Al was a World War II veteran having served as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps and later as an aviation machinist mate 2/c for the United States Navy. It was during this time that he developed a love for flying and obtained his pilot’s license.
He was proud to have served as a Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) police officer for thirty-eight years. During his career he rose through the ranks to become the deputy superintendent of the Bureau of Patrol Operations. Al was well known for his commitment, integrity, and professionalism. After his retirement in 1988, he worked as a private investigator for a Boston firm.
He loved fishing with his family and flying airplanes with his son, Edward, also a pilot. Al and his wife, Mary, were longtime active parishioners of St. Agatha Parish in East Milton.
Al’s greatest passion was his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He actively supported all of their activities and accomplishments and especially enjoyed talking and playing with them and their pet dogs.
Beloved husband for sixty-six years of Mary L. (Bruce) Seghezzi, the love of his life and inseparable friend. Devoted father of Karen McLaughlin and her husband John of Scituate, Edward Seghezzi and his wife Brenda of Londonderry, NH, Mark Seghezzi and his wife Michele of Scituate. Loving grandfather of Eric McLaughlin and his wife Erin, Kevin McLaughlin, Sara Paster and her husband Craig, Ashley, Michael, Morgan, Olivia, William and Matthew Seghezzi. Cherished great-grandfather of Hannah and Brendan McLaughlin, Madison and Grace Paster. Dear brother of Frank Seghezzi of Canton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, July 24th at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, East Milton at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment, with Military Honors, at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
For those who wish, donations in Al’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.