Dr. Joseph F. Ciano

Ciano, Joseph F. D.M.D, of Milton died on May 15, 2018 in Cohasset, MA. Beloved husband of  Concetta B. (Blanciforti) Ciano. Devoted father of Robert C. Ciano, DDS. of Castine, Maine, Joseph F. Ciano, Jr. Lt. Col. USMC, North Kohala, HI, Maria B. Desjardins, R. Ph. of St. Croix USVI, Christina D. Vater of Cohasset MA, and the late Peter S. Ciano, M.D. Beloved grandfather of Jack, Elizabeth and Torey Vater, Peter and Emily Ciano, Stephen and Michael Desjardins, Christopher and John Ciano and Julia Ciano Morris. Great-grandfather to Sophia and Jacob Morris.


Dr. Ciano was a graduate of The University of Notre Dame, receiving his B.S. in 1948, Boston University M.S., in 1949 and The Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, D.M.D., in 1953. Dr. Ciano completed his residency in Oral Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1955. He practiced dentistry in Quincy for 53 years before retiring. In addition to his dental practice, he provided dental services to the homeless of Boston through the Bridge Over Troubled Waters program for over ten years. He was a noted civil war historian, lecturer and benefactor to civil war battlefield preservation. Most notably, he was the driving force in restoring the First Massachusetts Cavalry’s Battle of Aldie memorial in Snickersville, Virginia. Always on the leading edge, Dr. Ciano began running in the 1960’s and completed the Boston Marathon in 1967 and 1968. According to his children, “Dad played a mean game of family touch football, especially during summers on Cape Cod”. He was dedicated to the educational and athletic endeavors of his children and grandchildren. Most importantly, he loved his family and greatly impacted many lives. He will be missed.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visitation on Monday May21, 2018 8:30am-9:30am in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Milton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday  at 10:00am  in St. Elizabeth Church, Milton.  Burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton.