James T. McGinty March 12, 2023

Posted by on Mar 14, 2023 in Obituaries | 7 comments

James Thomas “Chief” McGinty, of Weymouth, suddenly returned to Our Lord on March 12, 2023. Jim was the loyal and devoted husband to Madeline (Wyse) McGinty for over 50 years. Jim was the loving father of Joseph D. and his wife Leanne McGinty of N. Attleboro, Michelle and her husband Steven Barash of Abington, Christopher and his wife Christine McGinty of South Hero, VT, and the late Baby Jamie. Jim was affectionately known as “Bump” to his six grandchildren; Savannah and Sheamus McGinty, Olivia Barash and Emily, Elizabeth and Evelyn McGinty. Jim leaves behind his sister-in-law Patricia McGinty of W. Hartford, CT and many dear cousins and friends. Jim was predeceased by his mother Rose Marie and father Joseph D. McGinty, brothers John J, and Joseph D McGinty. Jim was raised in Roxbury and attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School and Gate of Heaven High School. He honorably served in the United States Air Force as a Fire Inspector during the Vietnam Era with his wife Maddie.  His military service enabled him to see the world by living in California, Japan and also travel extensively across the Far East. Jim received his Associates Degree in Fire Management while serving in Japan. Upon honorable discharge from the military, Jim began his career at Massport Fire Department as a firefighter and Hazardous Material specialist. He dutifully protected the public and eventually earned the achievement of serving as a Fire Marshal and Assistant Chief for over thirty years. Jim was well loved at Massport and was known to sit and pray with those who became ill while traveling through Logan’s terminals. Upon retirement, Jim continued to invest his time and energy into assisting others.  He served as the President of the St. Vincent DePaul Society at Immaculate Conception Church, E. Weymouth and President of the Catholic Foresters of America Insurance Company.  Jim enjoyed his retirement, taking cruises with Maddie and spending time with his grandchildren at his swimming pool. His greatest achievement was his children.  They are well educated, hard working and devoted to their families, just like he was. Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, March 16th from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:30 PM at the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St., Weymouth, MA 02188. Funeral Mass will be Friday, March 17th at 12:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Parish, 720 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA 02189. Burial at Fairmount Cemetery in Weymouth, MA 02189. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. If desired, donations may be made to The Friends of the Unborn, P.O. Box 692246, Quincy, MA. 02269


  1. 3-15-2023

    I knew Jim and Maddie from the Kingdom of God Prayer Community at St. Joseph’s Church in Quincy. My condolenses to Maddie and her family. God Bless, Al

  2. 3-15-2023

    Jim was a terrific gentleman and friend. He cared about his Gatie friends and was crazy about his family. Rest in peace, Jim.

    Judy Foley

  3. 3-15-2023

    Dearest Maddie and family, my heart goes out to all of you, Jim was an amazingly wonderful Man and I am deeply blessed to have known him. I will cherish each memory I have with him. He will be truly missed, I see him singing and dancing with the Lord. You will all be in our thought and prayers, Love Matti and Charlie

  4. 3-15-2023

    I’m sorry to learn Jim has passed…Jim was a co-worker and a good friend. He would always have a smile on his face while telling me story & always have good things to say about people.

    Rest in Peace Jim

  5. 3-16-2023

    Met Jimmy while we were both attending the ARFF working group conferences all over the country. Had alot of good memories with him and Jack. And visiting Logan Fd on occasion

  6. 3-16-2023

    Maddie, I am very sorry to hear that you have lost Jim. Fifty years is a long time and you must have countless memories. I hope you can wrap yourself in all of those and be comforted. Besides being a super hero firefighter, an extraordinary father and family man, it sounds like he was a really good guy! Treasure that, you and your family are in my prayers. Paula Griffin.

  7. 3-17-2023

    My deepest and sincere sympaties. Jim was a good Catholic man. He will be sorely missed by all especially the Catholic Association of Foresters.

    John F. Anderson, Jr.
    High Vice Chief Ranger

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