Robert Newcomb, 94

Robert “Bob” Newcomb, 94, of Hingham, and formerly of North Quincy, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones after a brief illness on Wednesday afternoon, January 16, 2019.

Robert Newcomb

Robert Newcomb

Bob is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Marguerite “Peg” (Cuddy) Newcomb, and his sister, Mary Lou McLaughlin.  Bob is survived by four children, Bob and his wife Mary Newcomb of North Quincy, Nancy and her husband Charlie Smith of Rockland, Tricia and her husband Fred Leathers of Hingham and John and his wife Donna Newcomb of Braintree, 10 grandchildren, his first great-grandson and a niece, Carol McLaughlin.

Bob was a WWII veteran who served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific Theater.  He worked in the electronics field and eventually retired from the Post Office. Bob had been a member of the North Quincy Knights of Columbus for many years. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the visitation on Monday morning from 9-11 AM only, in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 11:30. Burial will be in MA National Cemetery, Bourne on Tuesday at 11:15 AM.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Bob’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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Mary M. Dillon, 68

Mary M. (McDonough) Dillon, 68, of Quincy died January 16, 2019.

Mary Dillon

Mary Dillon

Beloved wife of 53 years to David Dillon of Quincy. Loving mother of Bob Dillon and his wife Tricia of Dorchester and Brian Dillon of Dorchester. Cherished grandmother of James, Lauren and Avery Dillon all of Dorchester. Caring sister of Helen Hickey of Marshfield, Barbara Graham and her husband Gerry of Quincy, John J. McDonough and his wife Karen of Maryland and Noreen Currier and her husband Bobby of Quincy.  Cherished dear friend of Lois Schaff of Quincy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mary worked as an administrator in Dorchester courthouse for over 30 years before retirement.  She enjoyed time spent at the beach and dancing. Mary will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit and her caregiving personality. Her main passion in life was her family, especially her three grandchildren. Mary will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

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 9:15 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. John’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Oncology Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center by visiting www.bidmc.org/giving or by check made payable to “Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with the Department of Oncology in the memo line. Contributions can be mailed to: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Development, 330 Brookline Ave (OV), Boston MA 02215.

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

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Elizabeth A. Mercurio, 65

Elizabeth Ann “Betsey” (Camacho) Mercurio of Quincy passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 2019; she was 65.

Elizabeth A. Mercurio

Elizabeth A. Mercurio

Born in Oak Bluffs, she was the daughter of the late Antone and Jane (Murphy) Camacho.  Betsey was a 1971 graduate of Martha’s Vineyard High School and earned her Bachelor’s Degree form Worcester State University. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and crafts, and was an excellent swimmer who loved being at the beach. One of her greatest joys in life was interacting with and enriching young children’s lives as a preschool teacher at East Milton Day Nursery School, Cornerstone Campus Preschool and Longwood Medical Child Care. Her greatest passion was her family and three children.

Betsey was the beloved wife of Daniel J. Mercurio of Quincy, and the devoted mother of John Mercurio and his wife Theresa of Hanover, Katy Cherry and her husband Chris of Quincy, and Christopher Mercurio and his wife Christi of Norwell.  She was the loving grandmother of Daniel Mercurio of Norwell, and sister of the late Barbara and John Camacho.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday from 10-11:30 only in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A  Funeral Mass will follow in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 12 noon. Interment will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to the Alzheimers Assn., MA Chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452.

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

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Dante A. Ventola, 91

Dante A. “Danny Wilson” Ventola, age 91, of Quincy passed away January 15 at Atrium at Faxon Woods in Quincy.

Dante A. Ventola

Dante A. Ventola

He was born in 1927 and raised in Boston’s North End by Italian immigrants from Avellino, Italy.  A resident of Dorchester for 17 years, he eventually settled in the Squantum section of Quincy in 1975.  Dante was a retired letterpress printer for Daniel’s Printing Company in Everett for 40 years and was a familiar face as a local Italian singer/entertainer in and around Boston’s North End and the South Shore.

Beloved husband for 33 years of the late Nancy A. (Mariano).  Devoted father of Lisa M. Aimola and her husband Christopher of Quincy.  Loving grandfather of Evan and Nancy Aimola of Quincy. Brother Armando Ventola of Boston, Carmen Ventola of Everett, Yolanda Gandolfo of Everett, Marianna Hynes of Framingham, and the late Angelo Ventola, Margarita Ferullo, Carmela Corrente, Frank Ventola and Dominic Ventola.  Brother-in-law of Constance Casey and her husband Ralph of Pittsfield and the late Camillo Mariano. Also survived by 24 nieces and nephews and a large extended family.

Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave, Milton Friday 4-8 pm.  Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Quincy, Saturday morning at 10:30.

Burial Milton Cemetery.

Donations may be made in his memory to Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, P.O. Box 690789, Quincy, MA 02269 (dmnazareth.org).

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William Grindlay

William Grindlay of Naples, Fla., and a lifelong resident of Quincy, passed away suddenly Jan 12.

William Grindlay

William Grindlay

Cherished husband of Maureen (Dunn) of Florida. Loving father of Michael and his wife Kellie Fuller Grindlay of Quincy, Catherine Quinn and her husband Brendan of Quincy and the late Gerald Grindlay. Proud grandfather of Brendan and Ethan Quinn. Son of the late William and Eleanor Grindlay of Quincy, son-in-law of the late Kenneth and Marguerite Dunn of Arlington and his late brother Gordon Grindlay.

William was a proud graduate of North Quincy High, class of 1959. He went on to receive an associate degree from Bentley College and bachelors and masters degrees from Northeastern University respectively.

William served his country as a member of Army National Guard. He loved the City of Quincy and spent his career working in many areas of the city. He was a past member and chief of the Quincy Auxiliary Fire Department, worked in the Quincy Police Department as a detective often supporting the District Attorney’s Office with white collar crime investigations, later served as the police department budget director, served as city auditor, and worked with the city election department. He spent 12 years on the board of Quincy College including a term as board president.

In addition to this, he ran his own tax preparation business for the better part of 50 years where he assisted many area residents with their tax needs. In his free time he enjoyed getting away to his second home of Naples, Fla., where he would spend time with friends and family. He was an avid sports fan who in particular liked to follow baseball and loved collecting baseball cards. He was also known to enjoy a good pipe or cigar.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 AM in the St. Ann’s Church, Quincy.  Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 pm in the Hamel-Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St., Quincy. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in William’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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