Joseph J. "Dodo" Nee

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NEE Joseph J. “Dodo” (Retired BFD, Local 718) of South Boston, employee of Boston Global Investors died peacefully at his home Tuesday September 6, 2016, surrounded by loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband and best friend of 44 years, Susan White Nee. Devoted father of Kelly Collins and her husband Mark of South Boston, Brian Nee (BFD) and his wife Kerry of Dorchester, and Kristin Nee of South Boston. Adored Papa of Connor, Aidan, Ryan, Shane, and Kendall. Dear Son of the late Joseph and Helen Nee. Loving Brother of Robert Nee, Margaret Doyle and her husband Frank of South Boston, William Nee and his wife Elizabeth of Quincy, Donna Casper and her husband Joseph (BFD) of South Boston, and the late James “Jimmy” Nee. Son in law of the late Phillip and Evelyn White. Brother in law of Jean and Robert Peckham, Patricia McGuire and her late husband Paul, Edward White, the late Maureen Farnum and her husband Ron, and the late Donna Hull. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A true son of South Boston, the neighborhood will remember Joe as someone who loved to give back to his community, as noted in the many charitable organizations in which he was a member. But above all his greatest love was his family. He was a devoted parishioner of Gate of Heaven Parish, he served proudly in the United States Marine Corps, was Co-Owner of the Quencher Tavern, and member of the Puritan Canoe Club. President of the South Boston Collaborative Center, Board Member of the South Boston Community Development Foundation, the South Boston Neighborhood House, Julies Family Learning Program, and at the Laboure Center. Director of the Boston Firefighters Credit Union, and Former Trustee of the Boston Fire Relief Fund. Visiting hours at the Gate of Heaven Church, lower chapel, 615 East Fourth Street South Boston, Sunday September 11, from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Funeral Mass in the Gate of Heaven Church, Monday September 12, at 11:30 A.M. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester. Family and friends are invited to attend all services. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joe’s memory to the South Boston Neighborhood House, 136 “H” Street South Boston MA 02127 or the South Boston Collaborative Center 1226A Columbia Road South Boston MA 02127.

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Published in Boston Herald from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2016
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