Carol A. Lydon

Carol A. (Moriarty) Lydon of Quincy died on June 27 with her family by her side.

Carol was the loving mother of John “Jack” Lydon and his wife Jacqueline of Quincy, Michael of Dorchester, Susan Lydon Morrell and her husband Kenny of Quincy, Kevin Lydon and his wife Anne of Mansfield, Maura Gallagher and her husband Jack of Weymouth and Amy McDermott and her husband Chris of Quincy. Wife of the late John W. Lydon. Grandmother of 9 cherished grandchildren Roxanne, Patrick, Jonlyn, Mikayla, Molly, Jake, Seán, Meghan and Brigid. Sister of Francis Moriarty and his wife Regina of Middleboro.  Also survived by many beautiful nieces, nephews and friends.

Carol will be long remembered by the YMCA, Kennedy Senior Center and the Department of Defense where she worked for many years.  She loved to travel with friends and her faith and family were very important to her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 1, at 11am in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy. Visiting hours Friday from 4pm to 8pm in the St. Joseph’s Church, 556 Washington St., Quincy.

For more information and online condolences please visit

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carol’s name to the Ellie Fund, 200 Reservoir St., Suite 300, Needham, MA 02494 or

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MassDOT July 4 Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) advises holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT?s many “real time” travel tools and use public transportation if possible to reach their destinations between now and the end of the July 4 holiday weekend.

“This holiday is a great opportunity for the public to use technology tools including or the GoTime mobile app in order to make informed decisions on routes to take to destinations and the timing of travel,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “f people check real-time travel time information before leaving home then they can make smart decisions about whether to drive or take transit and whether to leave earlier or later.  We hope everyone has a relaxing holiday and encourage members of the public to also think about safety as they travel, limit distractions if driving, don’t drink and drive, take frequent breaks and check transit schedules.”

“We expect heavy traffic volumes on our highways during this upcoming holiday period,” said Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. “With many people driving to destinations we encourage people to leave extra time to reach their destinations, exercise safe driving behaviors, be patient on the roadways, and consider taking public transit if possible.”

MassDOT is taking steps to facilitate the flow of traffic during the holiday and will be postponing scheduled roadway construction effective at noon, Friday, June 30, with scheduled construction activities resuming with the start of normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5.

In addition, the High Occupancy Lane (HOV) between Quincy and Boston on I-93 will be deployed on normal morning hours now through Thursday afternoon and then Thursday, June 29, will open early for the afternoon commute at 2 p.m.  On Friday, June 30, the HOV lane will open at 1 p.m.  The HOV lane will be closed on Monday, July 3, and on Tuesday, July 4, and will then re-open during regularly scheduled hours on Wednesday, July 5.

Free coffee will be served at the 18 MassDOT service plazas from 10 p.m., Tuesday, July 4, through 5 a.m., Wednesday, July 5.  The plazas serving free coffee include 11 service plazas along I-90 plus plazas along Route 3 in Plymouth, Route 128 in Beverly, Route 128/I-95 in Newton and Lexington, Route 6 in Barnstable, and the Route 24 northbound and southbound plazas.

For traffic and road conditions, drivers may use the following options to make decisions:

  • Download MassDOT?s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions

• Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions on I-90 and other roads.

• Visit, which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information, and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.

• Download Waze, the real-time traffic navigation app.

• Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT because motor vehicle incidents which impact traffic flow are generally mentioned in tweets if they occur on the state?s major highways.

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers reports that there will be no scheduled lane restrictions on the Sagamore Bridge during the July 4 holiday travel period.

The MBTA has also released the following information regarding travel on Tuesday, July 4:

• All MBTA service will be free after 9:30 p.m.

• All subway, busses, and trackless trolley will operate on a Sunday schedule.

• Subway service will then operate at rush-hour levels of service beginning at 2 p.m.

• The Hingham and Hull boat service will operate on a Saturday schedule.

• The Charlestown ferry service will operate on a weekend schedule.

• Commuter Rail lines will operate on a Saturday schedule, with the exception of the Fairmont Line, which will operate on a special event/holiday schedule. Additionally, last outbound north and south side train times have been adjusted to accommodate the fireworks display on the Esplanade ? these adjustments can be found on at

• The RIDE will operate on a Saturday schedule.

• Parking facilities will operate as usual with parking ambassadors available to assist customers with payment and other event related questions.

• MBTA customers should be reminded that bicycles are not allowed on any subway line for the entire day on Fourth of July. Bicycles are prohibited on inbound Commuter Rail trains from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and outbound Commuter Rail trains after 4 p.m.

• For full MBTA schedule details, please visit:

• Additionally, several bus routes may operate on detour routes due to 4th of July events and parades, and detour information is posted on T-Alerts.

Customers are also advised that the Registry of Motor Vehicles offices are closed for the designated state holiday on Tuesday, July 4.Visit, at any hour of the day, the RMV online at to skip the line and perform many transactions. In addition, AAA members now have the opportunity to conduct many RMV services at numerous AAA branch office locations in Massachusetts during AAA normal business hours.

Drivers are reminded to avoid littering on roadways. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $5,500 for the first offense.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation wishes all members of the public a safe and enjoyable holiday.

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Mary A. Dell’Orfano, 98

Mary A. (Colarusso) Dell’Orfano, age 98, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Monday, June 26, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary A. Dell’Orfano

Mary A. Dell’Orfano

Mary was born in Quincy to the late Aleseio and Carmina (Rossetti) Colarusso. She was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1936.

She was employed as an upholstery stitcher, working fifteen years at the former Hancock Upholstery Company of Quincy and later fifteen years with the Twin City Upholstery Company in Braintree. She retired in 1987.

Mary was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Church in Quincy and was a member of the former Ladies Sodality.

Beloved wife of the late Albert A. Dell’Orfano. Devoted mother of Albert A. Dell’Orfano, Jr. and his companion Amy C. DeVico of Quincy and the late Ann Marie Dell’Orfano. Loving grandmother of Michael Anderson, Alex Anderson, Mary Elizabeth Anderson and Cassandra Anderson all of Weymouth.

One of seven siblings, she was predeceased by James Colarusso, Lucy Mottola, Rose, Leonard, Dominic and Pasquale “Patsy” Colarusso. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the Mass Friday morning 10 -11 a.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Parish, c/o 21 Gay Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

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

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William J. Miller

William J. “Hank” “Skippy” Miller, of Quincy and formerly South Boston, passed away peacefully on to eternal life surrounded by his loving family on June 26, 2017 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

William J. Miller

William J. Miller

William’s life was balanced between his family, faith, work, and service to his country.  His wife, children, grandchildren, and lifelong friends were the foremost people in his life. Growing up in South Boston he had a strong Catholic faith, which guided him throughout his journey.  Longtime devoted parishioner and member of Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel.

A longshoreman by trade, William was a past president of the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 800 (ILA), a business agent for 18 years and pension administrator since 1993 to the present day.  He also served as vice president of New England Dock and Marine Council.  A United States Marine Corps veteran, William served during Korean War.  William was a former commander of the Michael J. Perkins Post in S. Boston.

He will be remembered for his caring nature, love of family, and his ability to never forget a birthday.

Devoted husband of the late Priscilla “Penny” (Ingalls) Miller.  Loving father of Michele Miller-Roche and her husband Leo of Quincy, Michael Miller and his wife Viktoria of Quincy, Colleen Miller-Stevenson of Quincy, and Billy L. Miller and his wife Missy of Dorchester.  Cherished brother of Edward Miller of Quincy, and the late Ruth Roberts, Claire Hardacker, Charles Miller, and Elayne Bryant.  Loving “Papa” to Casey, Madelyn, Caitlyn, Corey, Loren, Jordan, Viktoria, Makayla, and William.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 3-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine, 51 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA at 10 AM.  Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations in memory of William may be made to Marian Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 130 Dorchester St., S. Boston, MA 02127.

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

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Gertrude M. Wilson

Gertrude M. (Donovan) Wilson of Quincy passed away June 26, 2017.

Gertrude Wilson

Gertrude Wilson

Beloved daughter of the late Margaret M. (Sullivan) and Dr. Albert J. Donovan. Loving wife of the late James Wilson. Cherished mother of James Wilson and his late wife Cynthia of Marshfield, Patricia Squillante and her husband Stephen of Weymouth, Paul Wilson and his wife Sheila of Marshfield, Richard Wilson and his wife Antoinette of Marshfield, Michael Wilson and his wife Antoinetta of Weymouth, and the late Donald Wilson and his surviving wife Patricia of Weymouth. Dear sister of the late Margaret R. Donovan, Albert W.S. Donovan, Dr. Joseph J. Donovan, and Thomas D. Donovan. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 9-10 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Mount Benedict Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gertrude may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 8201 Corporate Dr., Suite 1000, Landover, MD 20785,

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