Joseph F. Fidler Jr.

Joseph F. Fidler Jr., a retired trial attorney, died at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Tuesday December 21, 2010. He was 82 years old.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School ’46, Holy Cross College ’50 and Harvard Law School ’56. Mr. Fidler served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was a trial attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for 34 years, retiring in 1990 as Assistant New England Division General Attorney. He was a former member of the American Bar Assn., Boston Bar Assn. and Mass. Bar Assn. He was a board member of the “Life After Liberty” retirees volunteer group and member of the Liberty Mutual Quarter Century Club.

A 50 year resident of Milton, Joe was an active member of St. Agatha Church where he was involved in the Pre-Cana program for 12 years and a Eucharistic Minister at Quincy Medical Center.

Mr. Fidler enjoyed playing tennis and was a former member of the Braintree, Quincy and Weymouth Tennis Clubs. He was also a former member of the Cunningham Men’s Bowling League in Milton. An avid biker, trips included New England, Canada, Florida and six bike tours of Europe. He travelled extensively in all of Europe, Israel and Turkey, enjoying London and 24 trips to Bermuda.

Beloved husband of Betty Fidler. Loving father of Jack Fidler and his wife Jo-Louise Allen of Newton, Mark and his wife Tobey Fidler of Waltham, Anne and her husband Jim Ancona of Boylston and Katherine and her husband Michael Dowd of Sharon. Grandfather of Thomas and Mark Ancona, Bailey, Leland and Ross Fidler, Daniel, Sam and Aviva Fidler and Matthew and Maggie Dowd. Brother of Patricia Chiavaroli of Milton and the late Mary Fidler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton, Tuesday December 28 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, MILTON, Monday 4-8 PM and Tuesday 8:30 – 10:00 AM for those unable to attend Monday evening because of weather and travel related issues. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Catholic TV, P.O. Box 9196, 34 Chestnut St, Watertown, MA 02471 or Project Bread, 145 Border St, East Boston, MA 02128.