By CBSBoston.com Staff

QUINCY (CBS) – The City of Quincy has dedicated a permanent tribute to one of Massachusetts’ first victims of COVID-19.

Marine Sergeant Daniel Dewey died on April 3, 2020, at the age of 76. He was among the first 250 victims of the virus from the state.

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Marine Sergeant Daniel Dewey. (WBZ-TV)

On Saturday, Quincy dedicated the corner of Sonoma Road and Essex Street in Squantum in Dewey’s memory.

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A sign for Sgt. Daniel Dewey Square in Quincy. (WBZ-TV)

“Everyone was real happy to see him recognized In this manner. He was always a big name in the community and always worked to help other people to do better in life,” said Conor Quilty, his son-in-law.

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Sergeant Dewey was appointed to the Massachusetts parole board by Gov. Bill Weld in 1993, and was that board’s longest-serving member in state history.

CBSBoston.com Staff