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Joseph J. Zinck

November 20, 2019

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November 25, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home
740 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

Funeral Mass
November 26, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Brendan's Church
589 Gallivan Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02124

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ZINCK, Joseph J., retired Lt. Detective B.P.D., of Dorchester passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 20, 2019. Beloved husband of 50 years of Diane M. (Duffy) Zinck. Loving father of Lisa Zinck of Dorchester, and Stacie & her husband Denis McCarthy, B.P.D. of Dorchester. Proud Papa of Mia & Chloe McCarthy. Devoted brother of Jeannie & her husband Jay Holmes of Onset and the late H. Robert Zinck.  Dear son of the late William and M. Delphine (Darrah) Zinck. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and dear friends. Joe was a founding member & President of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial on Morrissey Blvd. as well as a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War.  Joe graduated from English High School in 1965 and then joined the Marine Corp receiving a Bronze Star for bravery.  Former employee of Boston Edison before joining the Boston Police Department in 1980, retiring in 2012 as a Lt. Detective.  Joe was a Director of the Boston Police Relief Association and a member of the Retired Police Association.  Past Commander of DAV Silver Star, J.F.K. Memorial Chapter #3.  Member of the VFW Bailey Post and the John P. McKeon Post #146 AMVETS.  Longtime member of the Dorchester Parade Committee and former Chief Marshall.  Joe was awarded the 2019 Good Neighbor Award from Cedar Grove Civic Association. Joe lived by the Marine Corp code, Semper Fidelis, Always Faithful.

Visiting hours in the John J. O’Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Monday from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, 8 Whitridge St., Dorchester, MA, 02124. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
8 Whitridge St., Dorchester MA 02124

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