Areti P. Sakellaris, 96

Areti P. Sakellaris was born in Vassara, Sparta, Greece, on Feb. 22, 1922, and passed away peacefully on July 19 at the age of 96 in Braintree. She was surrounded by all four of her four children, along with some of her grandchildren and other relatives.

Areti P. Sakellaris

Areti P. Sakellaris

She was married for 72 years to the love of her life, Panos Sakellaris, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 98. She is survived by her loving and devoted children and their spouses, Pota Pappas of Sharon, Helen and Peter Canellos of North Quincy, George and Cathy Sakellaris of Milton and Arthur and Vasiliki Sakellaris of Milton, along with her 11 grandchildren, and her 14 great grandchildren.

Areti defined her life with devotion to her family and to her church, embodying the idea of a true grand matriarch. During the Greek Civil War she experienced extreme hardships, not only due to the tumultuous political climate, but also due to her husband being forced back and forth between home and the warfront, and the responsibility of raising four kids. Instead of losing hope or withering in this time, she instead became the foundation of strength and love for her immediate family, and the generations to come. Despite not having finished elementary school, Areti understood the importance in education, and instilled such a value for knowledge and education in her children, not for the purpose of personal gain, but to help one’s family and others. Above all else, she prioritized and taught that family and church come first, a dictum that has passed from generation to generation.

Areti did not preach these morals, however. She ingrained such values into her children through her own work-ethic, toughness, and unconditional love for her family. Never once did she complain, instead forging on to take care of her children during the most violent era of the 40s and early 50s in Greece. This care for others was not centered on her family, however. In conjunction with the teachings of high morals in the Greek Church, Areti’s desire to help others extended beyond her family. She prioritized philanthropy, and consistently went out of her way to help others, giving food to those in need even when she herself did not have much, and offering a helping hand to others around the village. She played an instrumental role in motivating her family and others to help in the construction of the new St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Braintree. Even in later years after she and her family had moved to the United States, these codes of hard work, selflessness, and familial love and devotion showed themselves in her lineage, her children and grandchildren going on to find their own successes, but doing so for familial loyalty and compassion. Being good to one’s family meant being a good person of high integrity and high morals. Most of all, she taught her children that they could achieve anything they wanted if they set their minds to it. However, she not only taught them the road to success, she taught them the most important reason to seek success: to be good people.

Visiting hours will be Sunday at St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Braintree, 119 Common Street, Braintree from 4:00 to 8:00pm. The funeral service will be held Monday morning, July 23, at 11:00am at St. Catherine’s Church, with internment to follow at Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Areti’s memory to St. Catherine’s Church. Arrangements were completed by the Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.

See keohane.com for online condolences.

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Mary A. Marchese

Mary A. (Corcoran) Marchese, a longtime Quincy resident, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary A. Marchese

Mary A. Marchese

Mary was born in Boston to the late Martin and Annie (Coyne) Corcoran. She was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School for Girls, Class of 1943. She had lived in Quincy for fifty-seven years and was a winter resident of Cocoa Beach, Florida for over twenty-five years and also enjoyed summers in Marshfield.

She was employed for eighteen years as an administrator in the disbursing office at the former Chelsea Naval Hospital. A devout Catholic, Mary was an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Quincy for many years.  She was a former religious education teacher, Girl Scout leader and member of the St. John’s Ladies Sodality and St. John’s bowling league.

She was a lifelong blood donor and blood drive volunteer for over twenty years with the American Red Cross. In Cocoa Beach, Florida, she was an active member of Our Savior’s Catholic Church and a volunteer at the Cape Canaveral Hospital for over twenty years.

Mary had sparkling blue eyes and enjoyed dancing, bowling and traveling. She always had kind words to say and could find kind deeds to do. She was well known for her Italian sauce and her Irish bread. Most of all, Mary was dedicated to her family and especially to her grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for forty-eight years of the late Joseph S. Marchese. Devoted mother of Michael J. Marchese and his wife Kathleen of Hanover, Joseph C. Marchese and his wife Molly of Springfield, Georgia and Molly Marchese Mullin and her husband Christopher of Quincy. Loving grandmother and “Maydo” of Kevin and Rachel Mullin, Paige, Lindsay, Katie, Ella and Lucy Marchese.

One of seven siblings, she was the dear sister of Anna Corcoran and Theresa Corcoran both of Marshfield and Florida and predeceased by Marguerite Lee, Elizabeth Murphy, Patrick J. Corcoran and Martin F. Corcoran. Sister-in-law of Rose Marie Renda of Weymouth, Ann Kelliher of Quincy and Dorothy Corcoran of North Carolina. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, July 24th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Monday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Parish, 21 Gay St., Quincy, MA 02169

You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.

 

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Robert E. Manning

Robert E. Manning, of Quincy, formerly of Milton, died July 18, 2018.

Robert E. Manning

Robert E. Manning

Robert was devoted to his loving family, especially his children and grandchildren. In his early days he enjoyed coaching little league baseball and was one of the original founders of the Milton Boosters Club. He was an avid reader, a Milton High School graduate, class of 1951, and a Boston College graduate, class of 1955.  Robert worked for many years as a senior executive with Jordan Marsh in Boston.

Beloved husband of Maralin (Mandros) Manning of Quincy.  Loving father of Patrice Flavin and her husband Paul of Green Harbor, Moira Shigo and her husband Alexis of CT, Robert E. Manning II and his wife Paige of VT, Gregory Manning and his wife Linda of Andover, Theodore Manning and his wife Cindy of VT, and Michael Manning and his wife Susan of Hingham.  Cherished “Papa” to Jim, Taylor Fradette, Casey & Kevin Flavin; Nicholas & Susanna Shigo; Ryan, Connor, Shay, Keegan, Britt & Fionn Manning; Jillian & Morgan Manning; and Michael, Jr., Catherine & John Manning.  Also survived by 2 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:45 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Agatha Church, Milton at 10:30 AM. Burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to Maria Droste Counseling Services, 1354 Hancock St., Ste. 209, Quincy, MA 02169.

See keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

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Kelly M. Bradley, 31

Kelly M. Bradley, age 31, a lifelong Quincy resident, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Quincy Medical Center, after a long struggle with addiction.

Kelly M. Bradley

Kelly M. Bradley

Kelly was born and raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 2005. She had worked as a hairdresser and as a landscaper.  She loved the outdoors and had a sense of adventure, and even tried skydiving.

Most of all, Kelly’s passion was for her family and especially her two nieces. She had a heart of gold.

Beloved daughter of John W. and Tammy (Chick) Bradley of Quincy. Devoted sister of Sara A. Bradley of Quincy and Hanover.  Loving aunt of her Goddaughter Kailey and niece Savana. Cherished granddaughter of Carol Harris of Weymouth. She is also survived by many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, July 23rd at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.

 

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Rocco Ambrosino, 96

Rocco Ambrosino, 96, of Mendon, formerly of Quincy, died Tuesday July 17, 2018.

Rocco Ambrosino

Rocco Ambrosino

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Norcento and Loretta (Talgeri) Ambrosino.  Beloved husband of the late Katherine (Doherty).  Brother of the late Anthony, Frank, Bernard, and Mary Ambrosino, Anna Arra, Santina Russo, and Lena Pacella.  Brother-in-law of Mary Cicerone, and Joseph Doherty.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and great-grand nieces and nephews.

Rocco was a United States Navy WWII veteran and worked his entire career as a machine operator at the Charlestown Navy Yard.  He also worked for many years at the Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts in Quincy.

He will be most remembered for his patriotism, his love for Italian Opera, his Boston Red Sox, and most importantly the children in his life whether it be family or the children he worked with at the Cerebral Palsy school.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday from 9-10 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, with a funeral service beginning at 10 AM in the funeral home.

Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Rocco’s memory may be made to the Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts/Tempus Unlimited, 600 Technology Center Drive, Stoughton, MA 02072, or visit masscp.org.

See keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

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