John P. Coveney Sr. 05/29/2020

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Obituaries | 1 comment


Weymouth – John “Jack” P. Coveney Sr., age 87, passed peacefully into eternal life on May 29th in the presence of loving family. Beloved husband to the late Dorothy “Dottie” (Brackett) (Moynihan) Coveney. Devoted father of Linda Nagle and her husband Joseph of Weymouth, John Coveney Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Weymouth, Daniel Coveney of West Bridgewater, Catherine Nagle and her husband Stephen of Pembroke, Joseph and his wife Christina of South Weymouth, and Richard and his wife Karen of Halifax. Beloved brother of William Coveney of Reading, James Coveney of Phoenix AZ, Janet Herlihy of Amherst NH, Dianne Wentworth and her husband Russell of Rockland, and the late Sister Mary Therese Coveney ,Order of Discalced Carmelites, Joseph Coveney, and Bertha Coveney. Mr. Coveney is predeceased by his loving parents, William and Bertha Coveney. He was the cherished “Grampie” to his 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Jack was born in North Quincy and was a proud longtime resident of Weymouth. Mr. Coveney was a Korean War era Army Veteran. He played football for the 1st Cavalry Division while serving in Japan. Jack worked for New England Telephone and retired after 35 years of exemplary service. He was a member of the famed Weymouth High School “Gator Bowl” football team that traveled to Florida to win the “1950 Kiwanis Classic” in dominating fashion while earning two touchdowns in the victory. Jack played three seasons under the tutelage of the great Coach Harry Arlanson and excelled on the gridiron. He was the third brother in succession to hold down the varsity quarterback position before switching to halfback for the mighty “Maroons”. He played on the undefeated teams of 1949 and 1950 while amassing a 22game unbeaten streak and winning the 1950 Class A Championship.  Jack enjoyed all sports, especially coaching Babe Ruth Baseball in South Weymouth where he also served as Vice President. His wealth of high school sports knowledge was an asset while serving as a member of the Weymouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a longtime parishioner and communicant of Saint Francis Xavier Church in South Weymouth, Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, and Saint Mary Parish in Randolph. He was an active supporter of the Carmelite Monastery in Danvers and was joyful to have experienced a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the entire All American Assisted Living community of Hanson, especially Angela Parker and Krista Commesso, who provided outstanding  additional care. Funeral arrangements facilitated by Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St. Weymouth.  Private burial at Saint Mary Cemetery in Randolph. Memorial Mass to be held at future date.  If desired, donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Carmelite Monastery, 15 Mount Carmel Road Danvers, MA 01923

One Comment

  1. 12-11-2020

    Dear Coveney Family,

    I met Jack as a child. He and my Mom both attended a divorced Catholic’s group (mid/late 1970’s) at Church and the group often went on outings. He was such a special person and had a profound impact on my young development, teaching me to strive for perfection. I remember his joy at watching/teaching his boys to play baseball. As a child I was drawn to him immediately because he was bald, like my Grandfather, but more because of that handlebar mustache he wore with pride! Please accept the most sincere condolences for my family.

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