John A. Morton, Lieutenant, Quincy Police Department, retired, age 87, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Monday, March 11, 2013, at Quincy Medical Center. He was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Quincy schools and was a graduate of North Quincy High School. John was appointed to the Quincy Police Department on August 14, 1952. He became a Sergeant on October 27, 1970, and was promoted to Lieutenant on January 28, 1977. He retired on April 27, 1990 after thirty-eight years of service. He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy. He received both the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal. John was also a well-known florist and the owner and operator of the Living Silk Company for many years. He was an avid Boston sports fan. He was the husband of the late Mary (Nee) Morton; father of Claire Cardinali of Plainville, Jack Morton of Quincy and Elaine Sandonato of Quincy. Also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was the dear friend of Rosemary and Robert Gilbody of Quincy. Private graveside services with military and Quincy police honors, were conducted at the Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy Friday, March 15. For those who wish, donations in Johns memory may be made to the Quincy Police Department Dare Program, c/o 1 Sea St., Quincy, MA 02169. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Mar. 16, 2013