Lotterhand, France T . (Bryan)
France T. "Fran" (Bryan) Lotterhand of Rockland passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at age 86. Born in Providence RI, she was raised and educated in Dorchester and lived for many years in West Quincy before moving to Rockland 11 years ago. A retired bookkeeper for the City of Quincy Water Dept., Fran enjoyed many vacations with her late husband Kenneth "Guido" Lotterhand to whom she was married for 50 years .
The sister of the late Albert W. Bryan and Helen Bryan, Fran was the sister-in-law of Adele Bryan of Bellingham. Claire Fox of Hanover, Noel Constantino of Rockland and Marlene ; dear aunt of Barbara Mizoak of St. Croix, V.I., Beverly Hines of Whitefield N.H., Catherine Gareri of Uxbridge MA, Laura Drier of Spring Texas, Debbie Williams of Randolph; great aunt of Alexis, Alana, Stevie Ray and Kelsey and is also survived by many other nieces, nephews, great friends and her favorite furry friend, Reba.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday May 28 from 4 to 8pm in the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St., Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Wednesday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am at St. John the Baptist Church 44 School St.Quincy. She will be buried next to her beloved Kenneth at the MA National Cemetery in Bourne at 12:30pm.
In lieu of flowers due to Cemetery regulations, the family request donations in Fran's memory be made to the Hospice of the South Shore 30 Reservoir Dr. Rockland MA 02370 or the St Croix Animal Shelter RR2 No32 Clifton Hill Kingshill 00850.
Goldie, Marie, L.
Marie L. Goldie of Quincy, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Houghs Neck with her family by her side on May 16, 2013. Born in Dorchester where she was raised and educated, she has lived in Quincy the past 60 years. A homemaker, she worked for many years at the former Bargain Center in Quincy. The beloved wife of the late Alexander Goldie she was the loving mother of Robert F. Goldie and his wife Arlene of Raynham, James A Goldie and his wife Nancy of Plymouth Mary A. Wirtz of Weymouth, Marilyn L. O'Brien, Elizabeth A. and Eileen M. Goldie all of Quincy; dear grandmother of Tricia Burke, Diana Goldie, Robert Kane, Mark O'Brien, Erica and Maria Wirtz, Lauren and Thomas Goldie and the late Michael Kane; great grandmother of Bryan, Emily, Jackie, Alex, Brianna, Kaity, Adam, John, and Mike; Sister of the late Eileen Dedian, Phyllis Kunz, Frank Kunz, and Elizabeth Maher; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews
Visiting hours will be held on Monday May 20th from 4 to 8 PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm Street, Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Tuesday there will be a gathering at the Funeral Home at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10AM at Holy Trinity Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church 44 Darrow Street, Quincy Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy
Donations in Marie's memory may be made to the Steward Hospice 30 Perwal Street, Westwood, MA 02090.
Cocio, Phyllis R. (Balzano)
Phyllis R. (Balzano) Cocio of Quincy passed on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at age 85. Born in Naples, Italy, she was raised and educated in Quincy where she lived all of her life. She worked at several banks as a stock handler and for many years as a waitress at Maria's. A volunteer for the South Shore Center for the Visually Disabled, Phyllis also used her crocheting skills to make 600 lap blankets for veterans. A great cook, she was an avid Red Sox fan, Bingo player and filled the State's coffers playing the Lottery.
The beloved wife of the late Michael Cocio, Phyllis was the loving mother of Daniel J. Cocio and his wife Niki of Quincy, Jack C. Cocio and his wife Rev. Gail Cocio of Mashpee and the late Michael Cocio, Jr.; dear "Nony" of Adam, Jonathan, Colleen, Jana, Jennifer and Jack, Jr.; "Great-Nony" of 11; daughter of the late Ciro and Antoinette (Belfiori) Balzano; beloved sister of Jack, Guido and Tony Balzano and the late John, Jerry, George, Joe and Mary; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 10 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. On Saturday there will be a gathering at the Funeral Home at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Joseph's Church 550 Washington St. Quincy. Burial is at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.
Donations in Phyllis' memory may be made to the South Shore Center for the Visually Impaired c/o Peg O'Connor 146 Stoughton St. Quincy, MA 02169.
Connolly, Barbara A. (O'Toole)
Barbara A. (O'Toole) Connolly of Weymouth, formerly of Lettercallow, Ireland, passed away at MA General Hospital after a short illness on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at age 74. A home health aide in the Quincy area, she enjoyed her family and visits home to County Galway. The beloved mother of Mary Ann Connolly of Weymouth, Barbara was the dear sister of Bridie Joyce and Ann Newel, both of Quincy and Michael O'Toole of Lettercallow, Ireland and is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A visiting hour will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 to 9:30AM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00AM at Holy Trinity Parish, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church 227 Sea St. Quincy. Barbara will be buried in Ireland.
Nolan, Charles F. Charles F. Nolan of Quincy, formerly of Mission Hill passed away on Sunday, April 28. The beloved husband of Ruth E. (Davis), he was the loving father of Paul Nolan of Stoughton, Nancy Nolan of Fitchburg, Thomas Nolan of Plainville and CarolAnne Reich of Quincy.; brother of Joseph A. Nolan of Canton, Maureen Nolan of Puerto Rico, the late Barbara Nolan and Margaret Murphy; grandfather of Erik, Jennifer, Brianna and Frankie; and is also survived by many great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. On Thursday May 2 a Funeral Service will be held at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center at 11 AM. Family and friends are invited. Visiting hours from 9 AM -11 AM prior to the funeral service. Burial at the MA. National Cemetery, Bourne. Retired School Custodian, City of Boston for 31 years. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie's memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association 480 Pleasant St. Watertown, MA 02472.
Notrangelo, Sarah M. (Fix)
Sarah M. (Fix) Notrangelo of Quincy peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the age of 93. Born and raised in Parnassus, VA on a farm overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. She believed every child should experience life on the farm.
After retiring from Raytheon as a supervisor she was an avid reader, especially true crimes and biographies; enjoyed the challenge of a level 5 Sudoku game, as well as practicing line and tap dancing into her 80's.
The beloved wife of the late Egnazio "Nazie" Notrangelo, Sarah was the last of 17 children; loving mother of Sandra Delaney of Weymouth and Gail Notrangelo of Quincy; dear grandmother of James Delaney and his wife Sandra of Rockland and Matthew Delaney of San Francisco; and great grandmother of Kellie and Emily Delaney of Rockland. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews in VA, MD, and MA.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 2:00 to 6:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Monday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. John the Baptist Church 44 School St. Quincy. Burial is at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery. Donations in Sarah's memory may be made to Hospice of the South Shore 100 Baystate Dr., Braintree, MA 02184 hospicefed.org
Fatima Najia Hassan, 53 of Quincy, died April 18, 2013. The daughter of the late Abdo S. Hassan. Survived by her mother Aiche, brothers Samuel Hassan of Pembroke, Michael Hassan of Summerville, SC, Albert (Stacy) Hassan of Quincy, and sister Yasmine (Fred) Padula of Pembroke. The beloved aunt of MichaeI II, Marisa, Fred, Zachary, Alex, Ivan, Andre and Lilyana. Niece of Allie (Gayle) Hassan of Rockland and Katherine Haddad of San Francisco, Mohammed (Shirley) Zahara of Edmonton, Canada and Ahmed (Pam) Zahara of Truro, Canada. A graduate of Quincy High School and Bunker Hill Community College. Fatima was loyal to her family and friends; and was a devoted New England sports team fan.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday April 23 from 11 to 1 pm immediately followed by an Islamic service at 1 pm at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm Street, Quincy Center In lieu of gifts and flowers, donations will be accepted at the Funeral Home.
Morrissey, Jean G.
Jean G. Morrissey, life-long Quincy resident, was born on New Year’s Eve, 1923, and died at home on April 18, 2013 at age 89. She was “Auntie Jeannie” to 33 nieces and nephews spanning three generations. She is the last of her family’s “Greatest Generation.”
Jean was the daughter of the late Anna J. (Burke) Morrissey and James F. Morrissey, and the loving sister and constant companion of the late Frances M. (Morrissey) Adams of Quincy. In retirement, both sisters travelled together, and shared suppers almost daily.
A devout Catholic and lifetime member of St. John the Baptist parish in Quincy, Jean was a member of St. John’s Sodality. She attended St. John’s Parochial School, Quincy Junior High School and Quincy High School, graduating in 1942. She began her working career with Bethlehem Steel at Quincy’s legendary Fore River Shipyard, just in time for the shipbuilding boom of WWII, and continued to work at “the yard” following the take-over by General Dynamics, retiring as Chief Telephone Operator in 1989 after 47 years. She was a member of the former Fore River retirees “Old-Timers Club.”
During her life, Jean found meaning in her faith, in her love of family, her family’s pet dogs, as well as her two much-loved cats. In years past, she travelled on summer vacations with her parents, driving on a number of occasions to her mother’s childhood home at Cardigan North in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
In 1953, Jean was the first person in her extended family to purchase a car -– a brand new Chrysler. She loved to drive, and her quiet, meek personality often belied her driving prowess, confident and with nerves of steel. In the 1960s, as her nephews attained driving and dating age, it is safe to say that without use of her ’63 Chevy Impala, they would have been dateless.
Jean was known by family, friends and neighbors to be generous, kind and loyal. It has been said by many that she never uttered a bad word about anyone. Her late sister once said of her honesty that “Jean would rather starve to death before she would take a crumb of bread from anyone without asking.” Her closest surviving family members, “Fran’s kids,” recount often how important she was to them growing up in difficult times, for her emotional support and strength, for outings to Nantasket beach, and for helping to provide Christmases and birthdays.
Jean was “Auntie” to thirty-three nieces and nephews spanning three generations, the latest arriving only a few weeks ago. Those who grew up with her in their lives have nothing but wonderful memories of her love for them, her kindness and gentle nature. She made each one feel a special and personal relationship with her. They visited her often, especially in the three years of her declining health, recounting their many loving memories of her.
Jean is survived by her loving family, niece Susan Reilly of Braintree, five nephews, the late Theodore “Ted” Adams, Jr., his widow, Glenda Adams of Marshfield, Richard and Caren Adams of Newton, Philip Adams of Quincy, Douglas and Iris Adams of Andover, James and Robyn Adams of Quincy, Billie Jo Adams of Walpole, as well as 27 of their children and grandchildren.
On Saturday, April 20th, a funeral Mass was celebrated at St. John’s, the church into which Jean was baptized, and where she attended Mass her entire life. Interment took place at Mount Wollaston Cemetery where her entire family is buried. Her family expresses their good fortune to have had her in their lives. “She continues to be part of us, and although we all share a bitter-sweet happiness that Jeannie is at peace today, we will miss her gentle presence for the rest of our lives.”
Jean’s family especially wishes to thank Sheryl Dwyer, Katie Wesner and Kathleen Lydon, who cared so affectionately for her for so many months, as well as Hospice of the South Shore, the South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, and her home health aides. Donations in her memory may be made to Jean’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, and Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370-1055.
Strong, David R.
David R. Strong of Quincy and Harwichport passed away on April 11, 2013 at age 70 after a lengthy, courageous struggle with cancer. He leaves his wife and best friend of 46 years, Connie (Cotter) Strong, his loving son D. Scott Berman and granddaughters, Dylan S. and Jennah P. Berman of Chester, NH. He also leaves his devoted sister, V. Lynne Agee and her husband Tim of Brush Creek, TN and his sister, the late Sue S. Keener. He was the loving son of the late Roland and Helga (Anderson) Strong and a proud uncle to Stephen and David Nardone of NY and Alex Corey of Hingham. He also leaves his closest friends, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cathy & Ralph Nardone of Billerica.
David was a Painting Design Contractor specializing in custom interiors having founded David Strong Painting Co. in 1974. David was also a proud friend of Bill W. for 40 years.
Services will be private. Friends wishing to honor David’s memory may make a donation to Father Bill’s Place, 38 Broad St., Quincy, MA 02169 (617) 770-3314.
O'Brien, Helen L. (Aspessi)
Helen L. (Aspessi) O'Brien of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at age 89. Before retiring she worked as a bank clerk at Dorchester Savings Bank and Hingham Federal Credit Union and was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Court Irma.
The beloved wife of the late Andrew E. O'Brien, Ret. District Chief Boston Fire Department, Helen was the loving mother of William F. O'Brien of Marshfield and Paul A. O'Brien of Wolfboro, NH; dear grandmother of Kathleen O'Brien-Nejame of Selkirk, NY, Jennifer Magaw of Weymouth, John O'Brien of Newmarket, NH and Adam O'Brien of Cleveland, OH; great-grandmother of Sarah Elizabeth, Colin Andrew, Ian William and Aiden Joseph; sister of the late Irene Johnson and Louis Aspessi, Jr.; and is also survived by her dear friend Brownie Weiglosz of Quincy.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 9 from 4:00 to 7:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Wednesday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Joseph's Church 550 Washington St. Quincy. Burial is at St. Joseph's Cemetery, W. Roxbury.
Donations in Helen's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc., 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02140-1102 800 272-3900 www.alzmass.org.
Gilligan, Sean P.
Sean P. Gilligan of Quincy passed away on February 27, 2013 at age 44. A lifelong Quincy resident, he had worked for the City DPW. He was the son of the late Hugh and Eleanor (Salerno) Gilligan and the brother of Kim Gilligan of Revere. He is also survived by his aunt and several cousins and friends.
Family and friends are invited to remember Sean on Monday, April 8 from 4:00 to 6:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center..
Vallier, John E., Sr.
John E. Vallier, Sr. of Marshfield, formerly of Quincy, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. He lived most of his life in West Quincy before moving to Marshfield five years ago. A member of the first graduating class in 1953 of Archbishop Williams High School, John was veteran of the US Navy Reserve and a sales rep for Diversey Corp. before retiring. He was a member of BBPA Bottlers, Beverage and Package Assoc., the Knights of Columbus and the Kiwanis of Marshfield.
John is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Anne Marie (MacEachern) Vallier of Marshfield, his three children, Jane Louwerenburg and her husband Binno of Venlo, The Netherlands, Susan Skawinski and her husband Todd of Bradenton, FL and John Vallier and his wife Lisa of Marshfield. He is the cherished "Poppy" of Mark and Eva Louwerenburg, Gregory and Jessica Hirsch and Brooke and Alexis Vallier; son of the late Frank W. (Ret QPD) and Catherine (Ward) Vallier; dear brother of Mary Graham of Wareham, the late Frank W. Vallier, Jr. and the late Joseph E. Vallier. He also leaves many cherished family members and friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 8 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Tuesday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 10:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00AM at St. Mary's Church 115 Crescent St. W. Quincy. Burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery.
Donations in John's memory may be made to Archbishop Williams Tuition Assistance Fund c/o Carmen Mariano 40 Independence Ave. Braintree, MA 02184; South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation 55 Fogg Rd. Weymouth, MA 02190 southshorehospital.org; or Brigham and Women's Hospital Development Office 116 Huntington Ave. 5th Floor Boston, MA 02116 giving.brighamandwomens.org.
Murphy, Ann P.
Ann P. "Anna" Murphy of Quincy passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at age 92. Raised and educated in Boston, she graduated from St. Augustine's High School, So. Boston, Boston Clerical School, Boston College and Boston State where she completed her M.Ed. She worked for the MA Dept. of Education for 18 years and was Boston school teacher for 22 years before retiring in 1981. She was then active in American Irish groups working for human rights in the Six Counties through a United Ireland approach. A member of St. Joseph's choir, Anna also traveled extensively through Europe, the US & Canada and visited the Holy Land, Russia, the Orient and Mexico.
The beloved daughter of the late John S. and Catherine C. (Battles) Murphy, Anna was the loving sister of Julia S. Murphy of Quincy and is also survived by many cousins, including Maryalice Cummings and her husband Martin who cared for her in her later years.
Family and friends are invited to a visiting hour on Friday, April 5 starting at 9:00AM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center, immediately followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Joseph's Church 550 Washington St. Quincy. Burial is at New Calvary Cemetery, Boston.
Brown, Isabelle J. (Thiboutot)
Isabelle J. (Thiboutot) Brown of Halifax passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at age 90. Raised and educated in Quincy, she also lived in Braintree, on Cape Cod, in Halifax and at the Golden Living Center in Plymouth. Isabelle worked as a secretary for Stop & Shop and Blue Cross Blue Shield and loved to knit, crochet, sew, cook, garden and travel, but most of all to spend time with her grandchildren.
The beloved wife of the late Chester D. Brown, Isabelle is survived by her ten children, Elizabeth A. Cooper of FL, Arlene L. Colburn of Orleans, Kenneth A. Brown of CA, Wayne D. Brown of North Hampton, Steven M. Brown of Randolph, Kevin S. Brown of Brockton, Douglas A. Brown of Hanson, Kathleen T. McLaughlin of Halifax, Gregory R. Brown Quincy and Judith E. Church of Brockton; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her daughter Janice Brown and grandchildren Brian McSharry and Shenelle Brown.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Thursday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 8:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church 55 Commercial St. Weymouth Landing. Burial is at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.
Donations in Isabelle's memory may be made to Boston Catholic TV Center PO Box 9196, Watertown, MA 02471 617-965-0050 catholictv.org.
Francis, Phyllis A. (Holmes)
Phyllis A. (Holmes) Francis, who grew up in Houghs Neck, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at age 71. Despite many health challenges, Phyllis was a determinedly optimistic person who lived her life full of enthusiasm and energy. She attended Quincy High School, and worked as a cocktail waitress for many years. In 1969, she appeared on the TV show "What's My Line" with then- House Minority Leader Gerald Ford. She later moved to Las Vegas, where she worked as a poker dealer at the Luxor Casino until she retired. Active in her church in Las Vegas, she traveled to Haiti multiple times to do missionary work. In 2008, she moved to Plymouth where she enjoyed playing cards and Bingo, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Phyllis was the beloved sister of Doris Callahan of Pasadena, FL, and was predeceased by her brother, Edward Holmes, and sister, Gertrude Peter. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Phyllis's life will be held on May 19th at Louis, 1269 Sea St (at the corner of Bay View Ave.) Quincy, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to join in sharing pictures, stories and memories of Phyllis.
Ramsay, Gary N. Gary N. Ramsay of Quincy passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at age 48. A Quincy resident for most of his life, Gary was a talented jewelry artist and musician who had attended the Art Institute of Boston. He played and wrote music and was a lighting expert who set up the lighting for bands and light shows around Boston and Cambridge. He was the beloved son of Marcia A. (Connolly) Ramsay of Quincy and Earl N. Ramsay of Florida. Family and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Cremation will follow.