William J. Barron, Deputy Chief, Quincy Fire Department, Retired, age 93, of Braintree, died peacefully at home, Tuesday, April 16, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Boston and raised in the Houghs Neck section of Quincy. Bill was educated in Quincy schools and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1937. He has lived in Braintree for the past forty-two years. Bill was appointed to the Quincy Fire Department on March 29, 1947. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1952, Captain in 1955 and permanent Deputy Chief on August 16, 1958. During his career he was assigned to Engine 7, Engine 1, Hose 1, Engine 4 and Engine 3. He retired on April 8, 1982 after thirty-five years of service. He was also the former owner and operator, with his late wife Doris, of the Mug & Muffin Restaurants in Braintree and Plymouth for twenty years. Bill was a World War II veteran. He served in the U.S. Navy on the USS LST 957 and received the Asiatic Pacific Area Medal w/1 Star. Bill was devoted to his family. Beloved husband of the late Doris M. (Gately) Barron. Devoted father of William J. Barron, Jr., Q.F.D. and his wife Nancy of Quincy, Joseph P. Barron, Chief, Q.F.D. and his wife Patricia of Plymouth, Mary E. (MacDonald) Forrester and her husband Robert of Braintree, Jean M. Delisle and her husband Gerald of Portsmouth, RI, Gerri Predella and her husband, Alan, Braintree F.D. of Marshfield, Joanne Martin and her husband Thomas of Braintree. Cherished grandfather of fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Saturday, April 20th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 oclock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Friday 4-8 p.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. For those who wish, donations in Bills memory may be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Apr. 18, 2013