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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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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Virginia A. Flynn

Virginia A. (Kiley) Flynn, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died March 21, 2017.

Beloved wife of the late William A. Flynn. Loving mother of Michael Flynn and his wife Mary Beth of Dorchester, Mary Ellen Flynn of Quincy, Tom Flynn and his wife Dawn of Milton, John Flynn and his wife Nancy of Dedham, Jane McSweeney and her husband Stephen of Mansfield, Virginia Flynn of Milton and Elizabeth Duddy and her husband Thomas of Quincy. Sister of Patricia Casey of Quincy and the late Anne Joyce and Thomas Kiley. Cherished grandmother of Michael, Mary Kate and her husband Phil, Matthew, Meaghan and her husband John, Brendan, Bridget, Liam, Samantha, Ryan, Christopher, Grace, Brendan, Kiley, Mark, Andrew and Joseph.

Virginia was born and educated in Boston. She was an active member of Saint Gregory Church and Woman’s Sodality. She enjoyed knitting and ceramics in her younger years. Most of all Virginia loved and cherished her family who were the cornerstone of her life. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Avenue, Saturday March 25 at 9:00 AM. Visiting hours at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Friday 4-8 PM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

Donations in memory of Virginia may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

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John R. Poutree

John Robert Poutree of Brunswick, Maine, passed away peacefully February 17, 2017, with his loving wife, children and niece by his side.

John R. Poutree

John R. Poutree

Born February 11, 1945, in Quincy, the son of Theodore R. and Dorothy L. Randolph Poutree. In 1966 he married Lauralee Abair of Brunswick, Maine. He spent 24 years on active duty in the United States Navy, retiring as chief in 1986. Following his career in the navy he enrolled at the University of Southern Maine in the industrial technology program earning his bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of his degree he worked for the Department of Labor as a veteran’s outreach counselor for 11 years retiring in 2005.

In his remaining years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his family. He also spent 30 years as a member of the Brunswick Zoning Board, periodically acting as chairman. He loved the town of Brunswick.

John is survived by his wife of nearly 51 years, his children Norma Jean of Brunswick and Robert and his wife Shera of Apopka, Florida. His shining stars are his grandchildren Sarah Poutree of Brunswick, Ben Poutree, and Stella and Charlotte of Apopka, Florida.

Also survived by his sisters Jeanne Astino and her husband Joe of Cohasset, Anne Mooney of Quincy, and brother David and his wife Jan of Rising Sun, Maryland. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, his older brother Douglas and sister Meredith Drummond.

A memorial service was held in honor on February 25 at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Brunswick High School Music Boosters, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road, Brunswick, Maine 04011.

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Pouryard Opening On Washington Street


The owner of Cagney’s plans to open a new restaurant next door to the Quincy Point barroom.

The Board of License Commissioners on Tuesday granted Mark DiBona permission to open the Pouryard at 208 Washington St., which is now home to the Quincy Café, a breakfast spot. The Pouryard will seat 25 patrons; the Quincy Café had seating for four.

The new restaurant will also be taking over Cagney’s 49-seat patio space, which the board gave DiBona permission to build last September. The patio space is located next door to the Pouryard.

DiBona told the board he wanted to open the new restaurant because it is adjacent to the patio space, while Cagney’s was not.

“This will now give us sightlines to the patio,” he said. “It will give the customers easier access to bathrooms, to facilities to wash up or whatever. It will give my staff a lot easier ways to service my customers because we would then put anything we would need in this new space.”

Cagney’s, located at 214 Washington St., and the restaurant space next door are in two separate buildings and there was no easy way to connect the two, DiBona said, which is why he sought a second all alcohol license rather than operate them both under the same one.

Under Quincy’s regulations, the patio will be allowed to open between Patriots Day in April and Columbus Day in October. The hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, with final food orders taken at 10 p.m. The board had imposed several conditions in September to limit noise on the patio – DiBona was not allowed to have live music or televisions in the space, but could play background music – that will carry over after the transfer.

DiBona said he would go before the Zoning Board of Appeals for permission to install sound barriers to further limit noise.

Ward 1 Councillor Margaret Laforest supported DiBona’s request for the liquor license. She said he’s been responsive to her and members of the board, and noted Cagney’s has not had a single liquor violation since DiBona opened it in 1991.

“He has really been true to his word and what’s great about him as an operator is if a question does come to me I call him and he’s very responsive immediately, and I know many of the board members have had that same experience,” Laforest said.

“In 25 years, it’s pretty rare that a business has never had a liquor violation…that’s outstanding for an operator in our community.”

Two nearby businesses submitted letters in favor of DiBona’s request. One was from Sean Kenealy of Key Realty at 144 Washington St. and the other was from Frank Calabro, business manager for Laborers Local 88, whose union hall is at 170 Washington St.

Paul Chenette, who owns the building at 204 Washington St. that includes a plumbing shop and three apartments, opposed the request. Chenette said his tenants living at 204 Washington St., which is next door to the patio, called him to complain about noise on the patio when it was open for a special event last October, though the police were never called about the noise complaint.

“My tenants have a right to a safe, quiet environment,” Chenette said.

Chenette’s attorney, former city solicitor Jay MacRitchie, said he was concerned that the 25-seat restaurant could be granted permission to use a patio with nearly twice as many seats.

“Two-thirds of the total licensed seats are going to be outside,” he said.

Inspectional Services Director Jay Duca said the total number of patrons on the liquor license could exceed the capacity of the physical restaurant in such a case.

Concerns were also raised regarding parking – the restaurant has no parking lot.

Health Commissioner Drew Scheele, the board’s chairman, said DiBona could count on on street parking because he is operating a business in an area zoned as Business B.

“Not every building has parking because it’s an old city,” Duca added. “This is not a new building – this is an existing building – so there is a different set of rules and circumstances.”

Police Chief Paul Keenan said the board was only being asked to consider adding a restaurant with 21 new seats, because the patio is already in place.

“The deck is there. Cagney’s is there. We’re adding 21 seats,” he said. “That’s really what’s at issue here,”

Fire Chief Joseph Barron said DiBona should continue to work with Chenette to address his concerns about noise, but supported the request.

“I don’t see any groundswell of opposition to this,” he said.

The board voted 4-0 to grant DiBona’s request.

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