Joseph Henry Halpin, age 89, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, August 9, 2013 at Alliance Healthcare in Braintree, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Milton, raised and educated in Quincy schools and has lived in North Weymouth for forty-six years, previously living in Quincy. Joe was the self-employed owner and operator of the former Alpine Welding Services in Weymouth. He very much enjoyed his work and retired in 2011 after thirty-seven years of service. He was a member of the Ironworkers Union Local 7 for over forty years. He was also a member of Local 501 and Local 494 in Laramie, WY. Joe was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army with Battery B of the 733rd Field Artillery Battalion. He participated in the Normandy Invasion and campaigns in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He received the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon. In 1947, he was recalled to active duty, serving in the U.S. Navy, in connection with training duty aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Randolph CV15. During 1941 and 1942, before joining the military, Joe served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was proud of this service and worked in several CCC camps, including #127 in Warwick, RI, #126 in North Haverhill, MA, #1147 in Warner, NH and #113 at Camp Edwards, MA. Joe was a hunting and fishing enthusiast and was a member of the Holbrook Sportsmans Club and a life member of the NRA, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion Post #188 in Sandwich. He was also commercial fisherman and a trained deep sea diver. Beloved husband for forty-six years of Laraine C. (Rideout) Halpin. Devoted father of Jacqueline D. Halpin Curran of Pembroke and John J. Halpin of Deerfield Beach, FL. Loving grandfather of Joseph and John Curran, Michael, Daniel and Anna Halpin. Brother of James M. Halpin, Captain, Weymouth Fire Dept., retired of North Weymouth and the late John D. Halpin. Also survived by many special nieces and nephews and sisters and brothers of PEI, Nova Scotia, Canada. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, August 14 at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Jeromes Church, 632 Bridge Street, North Weymouth at 11 oclock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment with military honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Joes family would like to recognize and thank the staff at Alliance Healthcare for their outstanding compassion and care. For those who wish, donations in Joes memory may be made to Saint Jeromes School or Saint Jeromes Saint Vincent dePaul Society, both c/o 632 Bridge Street, Weymouth, MA 02191. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Sweeney Brothers Home For Funerals Inc
1 Independence Ave Quincy, MA 02169
Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 10, 2013