Anne M. Ciarfella

Anne Marie (Strobel) Ciarfella of Quincy died August 20, 2017.

Anne’s life revolved around her family and community.  Her children, grandchildren and her immediate family gave her great joy. An alumnus of North Quincy High School, Anne worked for the Department of the Navy during WWII after graduating from Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett, NH.  Anne was an assistant manager at Jordan Marsh in Braintree for many years before her retirement.

Her passions included gardening, reading mystery novels, knitting, ceramics, maintaining her home and playing the piano.  She was a longtime member of the Quincy Symphony Guild, Wollaston Garden Club, and Wollaston Mother’s Club.  Anne was also a fan of Boston’s sports teams, especially the Red Sox, Patriots and North Quincy High School football.  She will be remembered for her strength, independence, style and understanding nature.

Beloved wife of the late Louis Ciarfella.  Loving mother of Susan Ciarfella of Whitman, Patricia Keefe and her husband Richard of S. Weymouth, and Paul Ciarfella and his wife Kate of Groton.  Sister of the late Gib and Fred Strobel.  Grandma to PJ and Erin Ciarfella.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 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 Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.  Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations in memory of Anne may be made to Quincy Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 2,  Quincy, MA 02170.

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Morrisette Legion Fall Baseball Starts Sept. 6

Morrisette Legion fall baseball begins Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 6 p.m. at Colletta Field.

It is a six-week program with games against other towns Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.

Anyone interested in playing Morrisette Legion baseball next summer should think about attending Fall Ball.

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Leonard J. Gordon, 92

Leonard J. “Lefty, LJ” Gordon, 92, of Quincy and New Jersey, formerly of Needham, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2017.

He was born in Randolph to Paulina Malloch and Darrel Gordon and moved frequently around Cambridge and Everett as a child. He served honorably in the Navy in World War II, then again as he trained radio communications during the Korean War in the Naval Reserves. After his service in WWII, he graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He began work at Watertown Arsenal in a group that later became Lincoln Lab, a research arm of MIT based at Hanscom Field in Lexington, where he remained employed for 45 years. There was always a lunchtime cribbage game waiting in his lab. He received an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University.

Leonard was predeceased by wives Mary Catherine (Yannoni), Nancy (Leone), and Mildred (MacKinnon), stepmother (Mildred Gordon) and is survived by daughter Ellen Gordon Oldfield (Al Cook), dear friend Vera Bernard, stepson Keith MacKinnon (Dianne), brothers-in-law Nino Yannoni (Pam), Ben Leone (Maureen), sister-in-law Phyllie Vankoert (Leo), cousins Linda Albee (Bill), Joan DeGaitas (Nick), stepsisters and many nieces & nephews.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4-7pm at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue, Needham MA. Funeral Services will be held at 11am at Eaton, followed by burial with Military Honors at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham, and a reception to follow.

Leonard loved kids, so in lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to Shriners Hospital for Children at 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, or to the local Shriners facility of your choice.

Wherever Leonard went, he loved to talk with people and made friends. There was never a stranger, just friends he hadn’t met yet.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Morris Hall Meadows House 4 in Lawrenceville, NJ and Brookdale Memory Care in Hamilton, NJ for the wonderful love and care Leonard has received this year and to Mary Lania and the team at Dr. Buckle’s office and Beth Israel Deaconess Glover.


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Wednesday Deadline To Register For Preliminary Election


Residents hoping to cast ballots in September’s preliminary municipal election have until Wednesday at 8 p.m. to register.

Wednesday is also the first day residents can cast absentee ballots in the preliminary. Absentee voting at City Hall, 1305 Hancock St., will end at noon on Sept. 11.

Voters across Quincy will head to the ballot box Sept. 12 to whittle the field of candidates in the City Council at-large race down from seven to six. Voters in Wards 1, 5 and 6 will also be casting ballots in preliminary contests to represent those districts on the council; there are four candidates on the Ward 1 ballot and three each in Wards 5 and 6.

The final election is set for Nov. 7. In addition for the four council races, voters will also elect three members of the School Committee. Six candidates are vying for those seats.

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Marian A. Fee, 79

Marian A. (Ellis) Fee, age 79, a longtime Quincy resident, died Friday, August 18, 2017 at South Shore Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.

Marian Fee

Marian Fee

Marian was born in Salisbury, England, on February 12, 1938. She was a graduate of Norland College, UK, where she was trained as a nanny. She moved to Lebanon and was employed as a nanny when she met and married her husband, Norman T. Fee, Jr., a soldier serving in the U.S. Army. They travelled and lived throughout East Asia and Europe during which time they became parents of their four children. In 1971, they settled in Quincy where Marian worked as a preschool teacher and earned an associate’s degree from Wheelock College in Boston.  Marian was well known for the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls she sewed for so many children.

She retired in 2010 and spent her time enjoying the home she loved with her cherished pet dog Ayla.  Marian was an avid gardener. She also enjoyed crafting, quilting and spending time with her family, friends and groups, Winer’s Club and Stitches and B’s.

Beloved wife of the late Norman T. Fee, Jr. Devoted mother of Sharon A. Fee of Quincy, M. Thomasina Fee of Braintree, Norman T. “Sonny” Fee III of Quincy, Karen I. Redfield and her husband Edward of East Bridgewater. Loving grandmother of Harley E. Redfield. Dear daughter of the late Bernard S. and Charlotte (Hayter) Ellis and stepdaughter of the late Inger (Bell) Ellis. Sister-in-law of Valerie White of Quincy, Jill Ellis and Antonia Curtin and also survived by several nieces.

Memorial Services will be conducted at the Quincy Community United Methodist Church, 40 Beale Street, Quincy on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Friday from 5 – 8 p.m.

At the request of the family, there will be a celebration of Marian’s life at her late residence following the Memorial Service on Saturday.

Mummy, Mum, Mumfee, throughout our lives, we witnessed your strength and optimism, but it was never as apparent as in this past year as you heroically battled cancer. You are our champion!

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marian’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-1803.

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

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