John Quealey died last week and was buried yesterday. Many attended his wake at Fay-McCabe Funeral Home. While there, Tony Sampas captured the following images:
When I became Register of Deeds, John was a custodian at the courthouse. We saw each other daily, and always spoke of Lowell, its people, places, and events. John also was the official gate-keeper of Lowell Cemetery, which was just around the corner from his house. That made him a regular on the cemetery tours I’ve given through the years. John was also a constant presence at political, social, cultural, civic, and religious events in Lowell. He was one of the many people who make Lowell such an interesting place to live.