McNEIL Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Great-Grandfather Joseph F. McNeil, 89, of Centerville and formerly of West Roxbury and Medway, passed away on November 24, 2014 from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease. Joseph was born in West Roxbury in 1925 to Joseph and Katherine McNeil. He was the loving husband of the late Virginia M. (Trask) McNeil for 67 years. Joseph graduated from Roslindale High School and served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Upon his return he attended Northeastern University and was a retired executive with New England Telephone Company and AT & T. Joseph was a past Fourth Degree Grand Knight and honorary life member of the West Roxbury Knights of Columbus. He also served on the board for St. Theresa's Church, West Roxbury and the Medway Democratic Town Committee. Joseph is survived by his six children: Joseph F. McNeil Jr. and his wife Susan of Mansfield, Virginia Vita and Dennis Anderson of Centerville, Robert McNeil of Norfolk, Kevin McNeil and Rosemary Mullins of West Roxbury and Centerville, Janice Lundy and her husband Kevin of Centerville, Deborah Kenney and her husband Richard of Cotuit. Grampa also enjoyed his many Grandchildren: Scott and Ryan McNeil of Mansfield, Kimberly Negron and her husband Bobby of Burlington, Katelyn Vita of Waltham, Michael McNeil of Norfolk, Kerrylee McNeil of Centerville, Shannon and William Lundy of Centerville, Colleen and Carolyn Kenney of Cotuit and Great Grandchildren Sophia and Hunter Negron of Burlington along with many loving nieces and nephews. He is survived by his sister Katherine O'Neil of Norwood and was the brother of the late Helen Kane of Plymouth. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 28th from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the John Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., (Rte. 8), MARSTONS MILLS, MA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 29th at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 So. Main St., Centerville, MA followed by burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pine St., Centerville. For on line guest book and directions, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.
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3778 Falmouth Road
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Published in Boston Herald on Nov. 26, 2014