Kathleen S. Wright

Kathleen S. “Kay” (Smyth) Wright of Quincy died peacefully Thursday, May 26, surrounded by her family.

Kathleen S. Wright

Kathleen S. Wright

She was born and raised in County Offaly, Ireland.  Kay left home at 14 to study nursing in England.  She emigrated to the U.S. from there and held a key position at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston for many years.

There was nothing she enjoyed more than spending time with family and friends.

The wife of the late Richard W. Wright.  She is survived by her son Craig A. of Quincy.  She was also the stepmother to the late Sandra (Wright) McCormack.  Cherished grandmother of Kylie and Shane Wright and Heather and Tiffany McCormack.  She was one of seven children and the daughter of the late Patrick and Teresa (Carroll) Smyth of Crinkle, Birr, Ireland.  Sister of Mary Tierney of Crinkle Birr, Michael Smyth of Houston, TX, Emily Domogal and Ann McIntyre, Rita Ackerman, all of London, and the late Madge Smyth.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Wed at 10 am in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy.  Visiting hours Tuesday 4-7 pm in the Lydon Chapel, 644 Hancock St. Quincy.  Burial Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations may be made in Kay’s name to the American Cancer Society, 1324 Belmont St., Suite 204-101, Brockton, MA 02301.

For directions and online condolences please visit www.lydonchapelforfunerals.com

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Ann C. O’Connor, 97

Ann C. (Forge) O’Connor, 97, of Quincy and formerly South Boston died peacefully May 25 at Hancock Park Skilled Nursing Facility in Quincy.

In her early years, Ann was a registered medical secretary and certified medical assistant. She worked for many years for Roy J. Heffernan, M.D., and for other physicians associated with Boston hospitals before her retirement in 1984. She was a graduate of Emmanuel College and the Carnegie Institute where she received a certificate as a medical assistant.

Ann lived at 1000 Southern Artery, Quincy, for more than 25 years. She was a daily communicant at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Quincy.  She was a member of the BVM Sodality at St. Joseph’s, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, Carney Hospital Women’s Auxiliary, the Massachusetts Association of Medical Assistants, the Castle Island Association and the Quincy Historical Society.

Ann was the beloved wife of the late William F. O’Connor and daughter of the late Florence and Joseph Forge.  She is preceded in death by her sisters and their husbands, Pauline and J. Walter Bonanno, and Edith and Philip Perry.  She is survived by eight loving nieces and nephews: Suzanne Perry, Richard Bonanno and Patricia Cloonan, Donna Perry, Diane and Carl Cierpial, Theresa Bonanno, Robert Bonanno and Ann Marie Black, Robert Perry and Mary McNamara, Maria Perry and John Stock, five grandnieces and two grand nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday from 9:00-10:30 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy at 11 AM.

Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ann may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101, www.stjude.org.

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Douglas P. Morrill Jr., 91

A funeral Mass for Douglas P. Morrill Jr. of Quincy was celebrated May 14 in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy.

Mr. Morrill died May 7.

Douglas P. Morrill Jr., 91

Douglas P. Morrill Jr., 91

He was a member of the Greatest Generation. Mr. Morrill was born in Brookline, raised in Quincy and, died at the age of 91 years old surrounded by the love, comfort and dignity of his devoted family.

Beloved husband of 68 years to his late wife Frances (Marrocco) Morrill, native of Quincy. Loving father of Douglas P. Morrill III and his wife Dr. Kathleen (Masterson) Morrill. Cherished grandfather of Megan, Kaitlin, and Rebecca Morrill, all of Quincy. Beloved son of the late Douglas P. Morrill Sr., WWI veteran (France) and the late Anna (Granger) Morrill. Brother of the late Herbert H. Morrill.

WWII veteran USMC wounded at Iwo Jima. Mr. Morrill graduated from the class of 1942 at North Quincy High School. He was drafted into World War II as an Army Medical Corp, serving in the South Pacific. He summered at a young age, at the family home, located at “Goose Cove” Annisquaum, Mass., until 2005. He was an avid sports fan, devoted in his faith, and a proud grandfather and patriot. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

Funeral arrangements were made by Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

Interment at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Assoc. of MA, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Waltham, MA 02451.

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Filomena ‘Min’ Andrea, 95

Filomena “Min” Andrea, age 95, a lifelong Quincy resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Pat Roche Hospice House in Hingham after a brief illness.

Filomena Andrea

Filomena Andrea

Min was born and raised in Quincy, graduated from Quincy High School and secretarial school.  She was employed as a secretary at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, was an owner of a former Howard Johnson’s franchise in Maine and later worked again as a secretary in Boston.

When her parents became ill, she left her employment and devoted her life to her family and especially to her disabled sister.  She also lovingly cared for each of her brothers during their final illnesses. Min was a humble, selfless and giving person. She made everyone laugh with her wonderful sense of humor and would often reminisce and always end with “I’ve had a wonderful life!”

She was a longtime resident at 1000 Southern Artery in Quincy where she enjoyed many friendships.

Beloved daughter of the late Henry and Maria (D’Alessandro) Andrea.

One of five siblings she was pre-deceased by Nicholas Andrea, Lena Andrea, Dante Andrea and Antonio Andrea.

Dear niece of Italia ( DelGreco) Giannandrea of Quincy and cousin of Panfilo Giannandrea and his wife Franca of Rockland, Gaetano Giannandrea and his wife Kathleen of Braintree, the late Antonio Giannandrea and his wife Nancy of Quincy, the late Rodolfo Giannandrea and his wife Siria of Weymouth and Nicholas Giannandrea and his late wife Mary Ann of Coraopolis, PA and their children. Min is also survived by several cousins in Italy.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday morning from 9 – 10 a.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Min’s memory may be made to the Pat Roche Hospice House, 86 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA 02043 or to the charity of your choice.

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

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Anna C. Roeder

Anna Catherine Roeder (Cathy) passed away on May 14, 2016 surrounded by friends after a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer.

Anna Roeder

Anna Roeder

She was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey  on August 11, 1937 to William and Harriet Roeder.  Cathy is survived by her sister, Mary Warlikowski, of Quincy, Marina Bay, Massachusetts.

She graduated from Fair Lawn High School in 1955 and Oberlin College in 1959.  After her graduation she taught in Fair Lawn before moving to the Boston area to attend Simmons College. With a Master in Science degree, she was employed in the Quincy Public Schools as a media specialist. Ms. Roeder was an active member of the Quincy Retired Teachers’ Association and on the board of Quincy Access TV.

With her keen intelligence, she had a passion for solving challenging puzzles.  Her pleasures were reading, domestic and foreign travels, exploring area restaurants with “foodie” friends, and her winter vacations in Bonita Beach, Florida.  Cathy will be greatly missed by her wide circle of dedicated  friends.  She will be remembered for her reserved presence, elegance, meaningful conversations, and enjoyment of good stories.

Contributions in her name may be made to a charity of your choice.  Burial will be held in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

See www.Keohane.com for online condolences.

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