Vincent T. Comoletti, 83

Vincent T. Comoletti, 83, of Braintree, died peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Boston Medical Center. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Vincent Comoletti

Vincent Comoletti

Vincent was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Quincy schools and was a graduate of Quincy Trade School, Class of 1951. He had lived in Braintree for fifty years.

Vincent was a proud veteran of the Korean War. He served as a Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 1/Bronze Star.

Throughout his life, Vincent was an incredibly hard worker. He was a shipwright at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, and worked for both the Bethlehem Steel Company and General Dynamics. He retired in 1986 after over twenty-five years of service.

He was devoted to his family, with whom he loved to share his delicious Italian recipes. Whenever the family got together, he could always make them laugh with his endless collection of jokes. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, cheering for the team even when everyone else had lost hope. Vincent also looked forward to his frequent trips to Mohegan Sun, and always made new friends on the bus ride.

Vincent was the beloved husband of Marjorie M. (Murphy) Comoletti for 60 years.

He was the devoted father of Glenn M. Comoletti and his wife Candace of Bourne, Diane M. Bell of Taunton, David V. Comoletti and his wife Ann of Marshfield and Jeffrey J. Comoletti of Weymouth.

He was the loving grandfather of nine grandchildren: Alicia Bourget, Ashley Bell, Jillian Comoletti, Allison Comoletti, David Comoletti Jr., Adam Comoletti, Jason Comoletti, Matthew Comoletti, and Andrew Comoletti. He had one cherished great granddaughter, Amelia Bourget.

Vincent was the last of seven siblings and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Friday, July 31st at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Thursday 5 – 8 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Vincent’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, ATTN: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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

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Alfred H. Hodgkins, 86

Alfred “Al” Harrington Hodgkins, 86, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and formerly Scituate died July 24 in Hilton Head Island.

Al was born in Quincy to Donald and Helen Hodgkins on Aug. 20, 1928. He attended Quincy High School and graduated in 1946. He served as a tech sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He married the love of his life, Jean Louise MacKenzie, on May 16, 1953, in Quincy.

He worked as a technical writer and industrial film producer for several companies, including IBM, Hewlett Packard and Raytheon for 30 years. He then began a career as an actor and voice-over artist. His most notable films were Mystic Pizza, The Verdict, and Mermaids. He was a member of the South Shore Choral Arts Society, the choir at the FTCC Church in Scituate and played vibraphone in the band, Olde Kids on the Block. He and his wife relocated to Hilton Head in 2005. He played vibraphone in the Hilton Head Plantation Big Band until his passing.

Survived by his loving wife, Jean Louise MacKenzie Hodgkins, his children Richard and Mary Hodgkins, Daniel and Susan Hodgkins, Gail Hodgkins Smith and Joseph Perry, and Beth Hodgkins Green. He left behind 10 grandchildren: Aprile Hodgkins, Kathryn Hodgkins, Sabrina Perry, Brianna Hodgkins, Timothy Polyak, Anna Hodgkins, Michael Green, Nicholas Polyak, Christopher Polyak, and Julia Polyak. Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Helen Hodgkins, and brothers George and Robert Hodgkins.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at 1pm at First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate, Massachusetts, 02066. Reception to follow. A Musical Memorial Celebration of Al’s life will be held on a later date on Hilton Head Island.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Island Funeral Home & Crematory, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

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Mary Fontana

Mary (Mineo) “Ma” Fontana of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, passed away at home Monday surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph Fontana and Jerry DiTocco. Loving mother of Jerry DiTocco and his wife Christine of GA, Donna Balcom and her late husband Donald of Braintree and Jacqueline Guilfoyle and her husband Jack of Plymouth. Sister of Anna Hassan of Rockland and the late Alice Marchese and Josephine Tolson.  Mary is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, four great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was born in Palermo, Sicily, and immigrated to Quincy at the age of 6 where she lived until moving to Braintree six years ago. She had worked as a hostess for many years at Valley’s Steak House and the Sheraton Tara in Braintree. She loved to play bingo and travel to Foxwoods.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday July 30 at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 850 Washington St. Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit the McMaster Funeral Home 86 Franklin St. (Rt.37) Braintree Wednesday from 4-8 PM.

Interment Blue Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mary’s name may be made to Hospice of the South Shore 30 Reservoir Park Dr. Rockland MA 02370-1055.

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Alta P. Vena

Alta P. (Kidder) Vena of Quincy died on July 26, 2015.

Alta Vena

Alta Vena

Beloved wife of the late Michael P. Vena; loving mother of Michael L. Vena and his wife, Sheri, of Raynham and Kevin Vena of Dorchester; and cherished grandmother of Nicole and Michael J. Vena of Raynham.

Alta was born in Sherman, West Virginia.  She worked for Boston Financial Data Services for many years before retiring. She enjoyed bingo, trips to Foxwoods, meeting with her friends at Martensen Street and family gatherings.

Mrs. Vena cherished her children and grandchildren. They were truly the most important aspect of her life. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4 to 7 PM at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy, followed by a service in the funeral home at 7 PM.  Burial will be at a later date. See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

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Stanley A. Spargo, 91

Stanley A. Spargo, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died Friday, July 24, at the John Adams Healthcare Center in Quincy. He was 91 years old and the beloved husband of the late Mary (Rusconi) Spargo.

Born in Quincy on April 30, 1924, he was the loving son of the late Joseph J. and Elsie T. (Johnson) Spargo. Mr. Spargo worked for the HP Hood Company where he retired after 30 years of service and was a member of the HP Hood Quarter Century Club.

Mr. Spargo was the loving father of Paul Spargo and his wife Marianne of Weymouth, Gail Spargo of Braintree, Richard Spargo of Weymouth and David Spargo and his wife Suzanne of Quincy. He was the cherished grandfather of Kimberly, Mary, Joseph, Hope, Heather, Sarah, Alycia and great-grandfather of Mina and Ava.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street in Quincy on Wednesday July 29 at 11am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8pm.

Interment in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.

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