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Joseph A. Gray, Jr.

d. October 18, 2023

Joseph A. Gray, Jr.

Mr. Joseph A. Gray, Jr. of Weymouth died October 18, 2023. 

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Joe dedicated his life in service of others. After his honorable three year long tenure in the United States Marine Corps as a decorated marine, earning a Purple Heart for his bravery and tenacity exhibited during his service, he then went on to serve thirty two years as an officer in the Boston Police Department. 

During his time with the department Joe spearheaded numerous programs for the Boston area youth, and was recognized countless times by others for the ways in which he gave back to his community. He dedicated his entire life to serving and protecting others. A true passion of his was coaching youth hockey, as demonstrated by his often bragged about tournament victories in Canada. 

Joe was a selfless, compassionate, caring, humorous individual who was devoted to those he loved. Whether it was dressing up in a silly costume on Halloween to amuse his grandkids, or cracking a quick-witted joke, Joe lit up a room. His love for his iced coffee and Denley’s pizza will not be forgotten by those closest to him. He will be sincerely missed by those who loved and cherished him.

Beloved husband of Ruth E. (Smyth) Gray of Weymouth. 

Loving father of Julie A. Dundon of East Bridgewater, Joseph A. Gray III and his wife, Bevin, of Hanover, and Jared A. Gray and his wife, Maria, of East Bridgewater. Much loved grandfather of Brynn, Rylie, and Grayson Dundon, Jocelyn, Connor, MacKenzie and Jared Gray, Jr. Brother of the late Edna Davenport, Anne Hurley, Dorothy Palingo, and Phyllis Elliot. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during visiting hours on Tuesday October 24th from 4:00-8:00 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home located in South Weymouth at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opposite South Shore Hospital). 

To honor Joseph, a Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Wednesday October 25th prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth at 10:00 AM. The burial will take place at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

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Past Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McDonald Keohane Funeral Home - South

809 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

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Celebration of Life Service

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Starts at 9:00 am (Eastern time)

McDonald KeohaneFuneral Home - South

809 Main Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Francis Xavier Church

234 Pleasant Street, Weymouth, MA 02190

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