Salvatore G. Buonopane, Sr., 93

Salvatore G. “Sully” Buonopane, Sr., age 93, of Rockland and formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Salvatore G. Buonopane, Sr.

Salvatore G. Buonopane, Sr.

Sully was born and raised in Boston and had lived in Rockland for thirteen years, previously in Quincy for over thirty years. He was employed as a truck driver with the Teamsters Union Local 25 for many years. As a young man, he had worked as a bricklayer and had a talent for laying tile.

Sully was a proud U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He participated in both the European Theatre and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and served aboard several ships, including the USS Campbell, the USS H. A. McClure and the USS Hoquiam. He received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon.

He enjoyed the ocean, fishing and cooking.

Devoted father of Linda Zarella of Braintree, Salvatore G. Buonopane, Jr. and his wife Zulma of Weymouth, Sandra DiBonaventura and her husband Chad of Norwell. Loving grandpa of Corine, Christopher, Ella, Joseph and Ryan. One of four siblings, Sully was brother of Dorothy Snow of California and pre-deceased by Marion and Joseph. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, March 27th at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at a time to be announced.

For those who wish, donations in Sully’s memory may be made to a Veterans charity of your choice.

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


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Harriet J. Bonish, 91

Harriet J. (Malnate) Bonish, 91, of Quincy died March 22.

Harriet Bonish

Harriet Bonish

The beloved wife of the late Francis P. “Frank” Bonish. Mother of Harry A. Bonish of Maine, Jeffrey J. Bonish and his wife Rachel of Stow and Charles Bonish of Quincy. Grandmother of Harry A. Bonish, Jr. and Marisa Bonish.

Harriet was a longtime practitioner of many arts. She was a singer who performed before many local clubs and organizations. She was a published poet and also enjoyed oil painting and sketching. She was also a past board member of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. Many other organizations enjoyed her membership including the Wollaston Junior Women’s Club, the Quincy City Hospital Women’s Auxiliary and was a past president of the Cranch School PTA.

Mrs. Bonish will be remembered for her devotion to her family: Her musical background inspired all of her sons to study and perform with instruments including piano, organ, guitars, bass and drums.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday, March 27 from  5-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy, MA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 10:45 AM on Tuesday, March 28 prior to the Funeral Mass in St. John’s Church, Quincy at 11:30 AM. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Harriet may be made to Quincy Animal Shelter, PO Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269.

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

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Giovanni Cardarelli, 88

Giovanni Cardarelli, age 88, a longtime resident of Quincy, died, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Giovanni Cardarelli

Giovanni Cardarelli

Giovanni was born to the late Pasquale and Ninfa (Cecilli) Cardarelli in San Donato Val di Comino, Province of Frosinone, Italy, where he was raised and educated. As a young man, Giovanni worked for the Vatican and also in France before immigrating to the United States in 1958. He had lived in Quincy for fifty-nine years.

John was a talented marble worker, working on monuments, statues, and headstones. He was employed with the former Freeport Marble and Tile in Dorchester for many years and later with Progressive Marble and Tile in Randolph.

John was a member of Gruppo Etnico Sandonatese in Newton and was also a member of Club 92 on Liberty Street in Quincy. He was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren.

Beloved husband for fifty-nine years of Donata (Cellucci) Cardarelli. Devoted father of Cynthia Stracco and her husband Robert of Weymouth, Giovanni “Johnny” Cardarelli and his wife Silvia of Brighton. Loving grandfather of Gianpiero and Giuliano Stracco, Antonio, Angela, and Giovanni “Little Johnny” Cardarelli.

Giovanni was one of seven siblings and is survived by Biagio Cardarelli, Lina Veleno, both of Toronto, Fulvio Cardarelli of Quincy, and was predeceased by Olimpio, Donato, and Cesidio Cardarelli. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, March 28th 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 Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

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


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Quincy Man Indicted In Murder Of Wife In Driveway Death

A 55-year old Quincy man has been indicted for the murder of his wife – accused of purposefully running her over in the driveway of their Wollaston home on Sept. 2, 2016, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.

Yan Long Chow pled not guilty at his arraignment March 23rd in Norfolk Superior Court, Dedham, for the murder of Zhen Li, who was 52 when killed. Chow was ordered held without bail.

Chow is expected back in court May 8th for a pre-trial conference.

“Members of our motor vehicle homicide response team joined Quincy Police investigators at the scene that day on what was initially claimed to be a fatal accident,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “The Quincy Police, including their collision reconstruction officers, and State Police detectives attached to my office have been investigating since that time. As a result of that investigation, a Norfolk County Grand Jury issued a first-degree murder indictment yesterday, March 22, 2017.”

The couple resided at 19-21 Phillips St. in Quincy. Chow was arrested at the Quincy Police Station this morning by Quincy and State Police.

Additional detail about the crime and the evidence developed in the investigation may be included in any bail argument during the 2 p.m. arraignment.

“I thank the Quincy Police and their Traffic Reconstruction Unit, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State Police detectives from my office and Assistant District Attorneys Adam Lally and Michael A. Pirrello for months of work culminating in this indictment,” District Attorney Morrissey said.

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Jean Duxbury, 92

Jean Duxbury, 92, of Plymouth and formerly of Quincy, died peacefully in the early morning hours of March 16, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the beloved wife of the late Harry Duxbury.

Jean Duxbury

Jean Duxbury

Born and raised in Liverpool, England, it was there that she met and married Harry, a private serving in the U.S. Army during WWII.  In 1946, after the war’s end, the two moved to the U.S., where they settled in Quincy and started their family.

To support her family following her husband’s untimely death in 1972, Jean took a job as a customer service rep with the former Quincy Savings Bank, retiring after 20 years. She was a longtime volunteer at the former Quincy City Hospital, the Thomas Crane Library and at the polling stations during elections. She had long been an active supporter of many civic causes and fundraisers in the city, and served as a deacon for many years at Quincy Point Congregational Church, where she was also active in the Merrymaker’s Group and serving meals at 1000 Southern Artery.

Jean enjoyed bowling in various leagues around the South Shore, gardening, reading and knitting but her favorite times were those spent with her children and grandchildren and traveling each summer to England to visit her family.

Loving mother of Jennifer D. Hart-Brokmeier and her husband Paul Brokmeier of Kingston and Steven H. Duxbury and his wife Sandra of Buzzards Bay. Dear sister of Doreen Huston and Margaret Davis, both of Liverpool, England, and the late Wyn Edwards. Cherished grandmother of Katelyn Hart and Steven, Christine & Catherine Duxbury.

Her memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 29, at 10 a.m. in the Quincy Point Congregational Church, 444 Washington Street, Quincy.  Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of a wake, all are welcome to the collation at the church following the funeral service and burial.

Assisting the family is Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St., Quincy.

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