Virginia A. Behm, 86

Virginia A. (Nicholson) Behm, age 86, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019.

Virginia A. Behm

Virginia A. Behm

Recently of Milton, “Ginny” was born in North Quincy, the youngest of seven children of the late James and Bertha Nicholson. A 1950 graduate of North Quincy High School, she enjoyed a career in the insurance and banking fields. She was devoted to family, and had a wonderful marriage to her late husband, John F. Behm.

Among her fondest memories was sailing her sloop “Fantasy,” built by her talented husband John. Summers were spent cruising the New England coast. She preferred to be at the helm, even in a squall, stood watch on nights to make sure the anchor didn’t drag, and made a fabulous quahog chowder. Winters were spent skiing with her family in Maine and New Hampshire. This pleasure, which she pursued well into her seventies, also took her from the Alps of Europe to the Rockies. She was an enthusiastic traveler and enjoyed her nine grandchildren immensely.

Virginia is predeceased by her siblings Grace, Warren, George, Paul, Marjorie and Robert Nicholson. She is survived by her children and their families: Constance and Rizkalla Mouchati of Milton, their sons, Alexandre, his fiancee Lauren Higgins, Antoine and Philippe; Jennifer and Claudy Mullon of Acton, their daughters Madeleine and Marielle; Gretchen and Kevin Kelly of Florida, their sons, Matt, his wife Nora, and Jimmy;  Jonathan and Kathy Behm of Marshfield, their children, Julia and Chris. She also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank Virginia’s compassionate care providers from Celtic Angels, especially Ms. Mairead Finn, and those from the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday, March 23 at Keohane Funeral Home in Quincy from 9:00 AM to noon, followed by a funeral home service at 12 PM and burial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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

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Quincy College Accepting Applications For Nursing Programs; Announces Info Sessions

With the March 13, 2019 announcement by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) granting Quincy College Initial Approval status for an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) Program and the Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing (PN) Program, Quincy College may now accept applications for enrollment for these programs.

Quincy College will host information sessions on their Quincy and Plymouth Campuses prior to the May 1st application deadline for the new Quincy College nursing programs.

Attendance at a Nursing Information Session is a mandatory criteria for all applicants. Information sessions will be held on:

• Thursday 3/21/19 at 2 pm | Quincy Campus

• Friday 3/22/19 at 10 am | Plymouth Campus

• Saturday 4/6/19 at 10 am | Quincy Campus

• Thursday 4/11/19 at 5 pm | Plymouth Campus

• Wednesday 4/17/19 at 5 pm | Quincy Campus

• Saturday 4/27/19 at 10 am | Plymouth Campus

To register for an upcoming Quincy College Nursing Program Information Session, visit:

The admissions criteria for the Quincy College Nursing program is competitive and selective. Prospective students must complete prerequisite classes with a Grade of C or better, pass the ATI TEAS test, and applicants are formally reviewed by Quincy College Division of Nursing with a formal interview process and a required Informational Session for entrance into the program.

Quincy College will admit 80 students in the Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program and 40 students in the Practical Nursing Certificate program which will be offered on both the Quincy and Plymouth campuses, and the first cohorts of students will begin in the fall of 2019.

“The Quincy College Nursing program is a brand-new program, re-designed, re-focused, and reflective of the changing landscape facing today’s professional nurses,” Quincy College President Michael Bellotti said of the new Quincy College nursing programs.

The college will now offer an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing. The Quincy College Associate in Science Degree in Nursing is a full-time, 2-year program.

The Associate Degree nurse applies critical thinking skills working with an interdisciplinary team for the development, implementation, evaluation, and modification of nursing care for individuals, families, and communities. This nurse functions in a competent, ethical, and safe manner within the established Standards of Nursing Practice. The associate degree nurse manages resources for care delivery, delegates and supervises licensed and unlicensed assistive personnel. The graduate has a responsibility to be a part of the professional body of nursing. In that regard, the associate degree nurse accepts his/her responsibility to participate in public policy dialogue as it affects the changing contemporary health care systems and advocates for his/her client and the profession as well as promotes health in a complex health care environment.

The Quincy College Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing is a Full-Time, 10 Month (40 Week) Certificate Program. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a valued member of the interprofessional healthcare team, providing competent, evidence-based nursing care in a variety of health care settings. The Licensed Practical Nurse is instrumental in meeting the healthcare needs of older adults and other diverse groups. Within their scope of practice, LPNs utilize the nursing process as the framework for delivering patient-centered nursing care. Standards of Practice and The Code of Ethics for the LPN provide guidelines for professional practice.

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Catherine Flagg

Catherine (Lenane) Flagg of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died March 17, 2019.

Catherine Flagg

Catherine Flagg

Loving mother of Kenneth M. Flagg and his longtime companion Nora Salaris of Quincy, John J. Flagg and his partner Edmond Haddad of Dorchester, and Amy E. Flagg of Brockton. Beloved daughter of the late John J. and Margaret Lenane. Dear sister of Michael Lenane and his wife Barbara of Milton, John Lenane and his wife Elizabeth of Hanson, and the late David J. Lenane and his surviving wife Marie, and Claire Lenane. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours in the John J. O’Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Friday from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited.

Private interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the American Diabetes Association.

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Johanne Steinberg, 76

Johanne (Honen) Steinberg, 76, of Quincy passed away March 17, 2019.

Johanne Steinberg

Johanne Steinberg

Wife of the late Alan Steinberg and Michael Gavin. Loving mother of Kathleen Gavin Robinson and her husband Keith of Quincy, Eileen Fraser and her husband Paul of Bossier, LA, Matthew Gavin and his wife Kristen of Falmouth and Anne Courage and her husband Anthony of Braintree.  Sister of John Honen and his wife Clare of Plymouth, William Honen and his wife Eileen of Glen, NH, Michael Honen and his husband Josh of Beaverton, MI., and the late Kathleen Honen.  Grandmother of nine grandchildren and many four legged “Grand-pets.”

Johanne was a longtime participant in the Quincy Senior Olympics. Member of AMVETS Post 1 in Roslindale. She volunteered for many years with DAV placing of flags on Memorial Day. Johanne grew up in Roxbury and was member of St. Patrick’s Parish where she served in the Drum and Bugle Corps. She retired in 2008 from her Administrative Assistant position with Liberty Mutual.  She enjoyed bowling in St. Greg’s Parish Bowling League for many years.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed long adventurous walks, the beach and word searches.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass Saturday March 23rd at 10:00am in St. Clare’s Church, 1244 Liberty Street in Braintree. Burial will take place Monday, March 25th at 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 990 LaGrange St. in West Roxbury.

For more information and online condolences please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad St. Quincy, MA 02169.

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Vicki J. Mullaney, 56

Vicki J. Mullaney, 56, of Quincy died unexpectedly March 8, 2019.

Vicki J. Mullaney

Vicki J. Mullaney

She was the loving wife of more than 21 years to Bernard F. “Bernie” Mullaney. Mother of Alison Morales and her husband Antonio of Indiana, Daniel Slowe of Indiana, Taylor Radcliff of Quincy, and Jessica and Melissa Mullaney, both of Quincy. Sister of Nancy-Jo Ayer of Quincy, the late Richard McManus and Audrey St. Clair of Indiana. Cherished grandmother of Haley Morales.

A communicant of Most Blessed Sacrament, Vicki was raised in Houghs Neck, a daughter of the late Richard J. McManus and the late Joan M. (Ryan) Larkin. She was a 1978 graduate of Quincy High School. She was a volunteer with the MSPCA and worked as a home health aide. She loved music and was a talented guitar player and sketch artist.

Memorial visiting hours Friday March 15 from 4:00—7:00pm at Hamel – Lydon Chapel and Cremation Service of Mass, 650 Hancock St. Quincy.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.

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