Alicia C. Taylor

Alicia C. (Weaver) Taylor of Quincy passed peacefully on Monday February 12, 2018, in Fort Covington, NY surrounded by family and friends.

Alicia C. Taylor

Alicia C. Taylor

A native of Malden, she graduated from Cheverus Centennial High School and was a junior USO hostess during WWII. She lived in Norwell for many years, was a longtime employee of JL Hammetts in Braintree and also worked at Zayre’s in Hanover and Hodges Badge Company in Malden.

A 20-year resident of 1000 Southern Artery, she served as the secretary and treasurer of the Artery Bells Chapter of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed sharing a camp in Vermont for 20 years with family and friends and loved travelling, sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading and musicals. A devout Catholic, she was a congregant of St. Joseph’s Church. Alicia was loved very much and will be missed forever.

The beloved wife of the late Donald Taylor, whom she married in 1953, Alicia was the loving mother of David Taylor of San Diego, Barbara Taylor of Fort Covington, NY, Gordon Taylor and his wife Donna of North Point, FL and Catherine Flores of Sahuarita, AZ; dear grandmother of Michael, Alexis, Jacob, Justin, Catherine and Victoria; great-grandmother of Katie, Logan, Yuziah, Parker, Roman, Ava, Bishop, Maddy and Madison. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lillian C. (Devlin) and Francis V. Weaver, and her brothers, Frank and Ray Weaver.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours, which will be held on Sunday, February 18th from 2:00 to 6:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. On Monday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Joseph’s Church 550 Washington St. Quincy. Burial is at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations in Alicia’s memory may be made to Make-A-Wish America Gift Processing 4742 North 24th Street, Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016. wish.org

 

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David L. McConville

David L. McConville of Quincy died February 15, 2018.

David L. McConville

David L. McConville

David lived most of his life in Quincy, graduating from North Quincy High School in 1959 and later enlisting in the U.S. Navy.  He served in Karamursel, Turkey, from 1962 to 1964.  David married his high school sweetheart, Eileen, and enjoyed a 46-year romance raising their 4 children and traveling the world together.  As a gate agent for Delta Airlines, the family was able to take summer and winter trips. Bermuda always held a special place in their heart as it was the location of their honeymoon and they returned often on several cruises.

David was a member of the Quincy Elks and Nickerson Post.  He was a generous man who loved his family, traveling, and his special cats Brittany and Garth.

Beloved husband of the late Eileen M. (Doherty).  Loving son of the late Joseph and Margaret (McAvoy).  Son-in-law of the late Dennis and Margaret Doherty.  Loving father of David L., Jr. and his wife Maureen of NH, Sharon E. Nota and her husband Carl of Rockland, Dennis F.D. and his wife Anne of Braintree, and Suzanne M. DiCenso and her husband Angelo of Whitman.  Brother of Joseph, Marilyn, Robert; all of Quincy, and the late William McConville. Cherished grandfather of Kelsey, Amanda, Hannah, Finn, Kayla, and Teddy.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 3-7 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 Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

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

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Marie A. Casna, 92

Marie A. (Albertassi) Casna, age 92, a longtime resident of Braintree, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Marie A. Casna

Marie A. Casna

Marie was born in South Boston to the late Frank and Roberta (Connell) Albertassi on December 3, 1925. She was a member of the Braintree High School Class of 1944.

She married her late husband, N.D. “Sammy” Casna in 1948 and together they were co-owners of the Quincy Glass Company for many years. Previously, she had worked as a sales associate at Sears, Roebuck and Company and as a sales manager with the former R.H. Stearns Company at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree.

She was past-president of the Toastmistress Club and a member of the Emblem Club for thirty years.  She was involved with the PTA and served as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout Leader. Marie enjoyed dancing and bowling and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan.

Marie is survived by her loving children, Donna Rogers and her husband John of Marion, Roberta Drew and her husband Robert of Plymouth, MA and Bonita Springs FL, Ronald Casna and his wife Jean of Taunton, Nancy Casna of Saratoga Springs NY and Susan Casna Devine of Canton. She was devoted to her thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Marie was the last of five siblings and was pre-deceased by James and John Albertassi, Roberta Tibbetts as well as her cherished sister Dorothea Casna and sister-in-law Enes Brown. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including her godchild Cynthia Casna.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, February 20th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Thomas More Church, 8 Hawthorn Road, Braintree at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Monday 4 – 8 p.m.  Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 597 Randolph Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 or seasonsfoundation.org/donate.

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

 

 

 

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Kathleen T. Scheer, 29

Kathleen T. Scheer, age 29, of Abington, formerly of Quincy, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at home.

Kathleen T. Scheer

Kathleen T. Scheer

Kathleen was born in Goshen, New York. She was raised and educated in New York and Florida, gathering many friends along the way. An excellent student, Kathleen was a graduate of Fort Pierce High School in Florida and earned her Associate’s Degree in psychology from Indian River State College.

She had lived in Abington for the past year, previously in Quincy for several years. She was employed as a counselor in the healthcare industry. Kathleen had a passion for helping others and aspired to attend nursing school. Her smile and laugh were infectious and she had a sharp sense of humor. She was a great listener and had room in her heart for everyone.

Kathleen was most proud of her son and daughter.

Kathleen was the beloved mother of John A. Parastatides, Jr. and Julianna Parastatides, both of Pembroke, and is survived by their father, John A. Parastatides of Quincy, and his parents, Georgia and Pat Watkins of Pembroke. Devoted daughter of Christopher and Kathleen (Wallen) Scheer of Cocoa, Florida.

Loving sister of Christopher Scheer and his wife Jennifer, Michael Scheer and his wife Jillian, all of Syracuse, New York, Rosemarie Scheer and her husband Robert Gagnon of Okeechobee, Florida, Sonya Scheer, Joshua Scheer, Marilyn Scheer, all of Cocoa, Florida, and the late Jacob Scheer.

Dear granddaughter of Marilyn Wallen of Binghamton, New York, and the late Norman Wallen, the late Helen and Herman Scheer. Kathleen is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Sunday, February 18, from 3 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

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

 

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