Giuseppe Gulla, 65

Giuseppe Gulla, age 65, of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Giuseppe Gulla

Giuseppe Gulla

Giuseppe was born in Palermiti, Province of Catanzaro, Italy, to the late Domenico and Maria (Gulla) Gulla. He was educated in Italy and was a culinary school graduate of Scuola Alberghiera in Sorrento, Italy. He served in the Italian Army before immigrating to the United States in 1975 and had lived in Quincy for forty-three years.

He was a chef with forty-eight years of culinary experience. He began his career working at various restaurants in Florence, Italy and Germany. After arriving in the United States, Giuseppe worked for Montilio’s Baking Company in Quincy. In 1992, he opened his own restaurant in Quincy Center, the Courtyard Café, which he proudly operated for five years. He later worked for many years at Alfredo Aiello Italian Foods, Inc. of Quincy.

Giuseppe loved cooking and following his favorite soccer team, Juventus. He was dedicated to his family and especially to his loyal dog and companion, Lily.

Beloved husband for forty-two years of Maria (Doria) Gulla. Devoted father of Domenico Gulla and Antonella Gulla, both of Quincy. Dear brother of Laura Iannino and her husband Giuseppe, and loving uncle of Roberto, Giovanna, and Tiziana, all of Canada. He was also survived by several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Tuesday, January 23rd  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 – 7 p.m. Entombment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

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Carol Ringquist

Carol Ringquist of Hanover passed away peacefully after a long illness on Monday January 15, 2017.

Carol Ringquist

Carol Ringquist

Born in Tarrytown, NY, she lived in Ossining, NY, with her parents and sister (Walter L. and Julia E., and Marion). She enjoyed fishing, gardening, swimming and beaching, music, cooking, traveling, art, history, animals, and above all, people. Carol moved to Boston to attend and graduate from Boston University. She was a very much loved and cherished daughter, sister, aunt, wife, step-mother, and friend. She was a devoted aunt to her nephew, Russell Delaney. Carol, her sister, and nephew lived for many years in Quincy before she moved to Hanover.

Carol was an awesome cook, a creative and successful gardener (for both food and beauty). She had a talent for developing empty spaces into peaceful and exciting works of art through gardening. She loved the ocean, the beach, swimming and fishing, and animals. Carol was an enthusiastic traveler, and was especially fond of Italy, Greece, and Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. Carol was fluent in 5 languages. Throughout her long career in human resources and many other aspects of her life she was able to use all of them frequently.

Carol had a good sense of humor, she was loyal to friends (while making them easily and often). She carried the family tradition as a stubborn but essentially cheerful Swede and carried that tradition forward in battling her illness. She is survived by her sister Marion Ringquist, her nephew, Russell Delaney, and his wife, Joanne Delaney.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, MA on Monday, January 22, 2018 at noon. Visitors are invited and encouraged to bring and share the stories describing Carol’s impact on their lives (funny, heartfelt, and/or helpful experiences, observations and memories are all welcome).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol Ringquist’s memory to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. The alliance suggests that donors email to e-maildonations@ocrfa.org or call 212-268-1002with questions about any of their giving options. Remember to say in memory of Carol Ringquist in the subject line for these emails.

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Kathleen A. Downey, 57

Kathleen A. Downey of Wollaston entered into rest on Jan. 15, 2018, at the age of 57.

Kathleen A. Downey, 57

Kathleen A. Downey, 57

Devoted daughter of the late Colin and Eleanor Jones. Beloved wife of John B Downey for 35 years. Loving mother of Erin Moran and her husband John of Wollaston. Cherished grandmother of Jacob Moran. Loving sister of Margaret Isaac, Lisa Worth of Wollaston, Carol Broadbent of Quincy, the late Michael Jones, Timothy Jones and sister in law of the late Tony Isaac. Also survived by many loving and caring nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 22, at 7 PM at the Deware Funeral Home 576 Hancock Street, QUINCY, MA; visiting hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends invited.

Donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism Inc., PO Box 2157, Framingham, MA 01703, or to flutiefoundation.org.

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Patricia A. Morrissey, 69

Patricia A. “Trish” “Pat” (Morrissey) Morrissey, 69, of Quincy, died January 15, 2018.

Patricia A. Morrissey

Patricia A. Morrissey

Beloved wife of 35 years to Everett F. “Mac” McQueeney of Quincy. Loving sister of Joyce Morrissey and her husband Benjamin Tucker of Marshfield and James W. Morrissey.  Cherished friend of Mike, Colleen and Brendan Shea and Charlotte Durkin of Nashua, NH.  Also survived by her nieces and nephews, great nephews, and treasured in-laws.

Pat retired from the New England Journal of Medicine after working there as a typographer for many years.  She was an avid animal lover and cherished all the dogs who were lucky enough to share her life.  Pat loved nothing better than a day at the casino, especially Foxwoods and Twin River.  She lived by the motto, “always bet the max.”  She will be remembered for her generous personality, her sense of humor, and her ability to talk to anyone and everyone.  Pat will sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday 2-5 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pat may be made to Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc., 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

 

 

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Nicole C. Winters Morissette

Nicole C. (Winters) Winters Morissette of Quincy died January 13, 2018.

Nicole C. Winters Morissette

Nicole C. Winters Morissette

Nicole was a longtime resident of Quincy. She earned her Associate’s degree from Cape Cod Community College. Nicole loved animals and frequently took in strays and took care of them. She also loved her family deeply. She will be remembered for her bright smile, sense of humor and how she lived life vicariously. Nicole had a huge heart and always wanted to make others happy. She wanted the best for everyone. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Beloved wife to Casey L. Morissette of Quincy. Cherished daughter to James Winters and his wife Sheila of Walpole and Karen Winters of Quincy. Caring sister to Nash Winters of Weymouth and Rachel Masse of Braintree. Loving granddaughter to Joseph and Mary Keating of Quincy. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and loving family members.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nicole may be made to MSPCA, Attn: Donation, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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

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