Rev. Joseph A. Papile passed away peacefully on Friday December 25 at Brigham & Women's Hospital after suffering a major stroke. He was 63 years old.
Born in Quincy on December 12, 1946 he was the loving son of Raymond and Marie (Purpura ) Papile . Deacon Joe lived most of his life in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School in 1965. He was ordained in 1988 as a Deacon in the Catholic Church after attending St. John's Seminary in Brighton. Deacon Joe enjoyed traveling. He visited Japan in 2004 and took many trips to visit friends and family in Rome and Torre dei Passeri, Italy. Sometimes for his amusement, as well as to impress his traveling companions, Deacon Joe would dawn his collar and walk back and forth before the Swiss Guards just to get a few salutes. After suffering a severe stroke in the past, Deacon Joe rallied himself back to health and went on to fulfill a dream of his and achieve a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2000.
Deacon Joe is survived by his sister Barbara Goodwin of Quincy and his three brothers, Raymond Papile of Scituate, Steven Papile and Peter Papile, both of Quincy and the late Robert Papile of Braintree. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews and his close and very dear friends
and Dan Murphy.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John's Church, 44 School Street, Quincy on Thursday December 31 at 10:30am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will also be held at St. John's Church on Wednesday beginning with the Reception of the Body at 3:30pm and will be continued from 4-8pm. A Vigil for the deceased will begin at 7:30pm. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Deacon Joe's memory to The Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3445 . Arrangements are being made by the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home.
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