Anne M. Ciarfella

Anne Marie (Strobel) Ciarfella of Quincy died August 20, 2017.

Anne’s life revolved around her family and community.  Her children, grandchildren and her immediate family gave her great joy. An alumnus of North Quincy High School, Anne worked for the Department of the Navy during WWII after graduating from Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett, NH.  Anne was an assistant manager at Jordan Marsh in Braintree for many years before her retirement.

Her passions included gardening, reading mystery novels, knitting, ceramics, maintaining her home and playing the piano.  She was a longtime member of the Quincy Symphony Guild, Wollaston Garden Club, and Wollaston Mother’s Club.  Anne was also a fan of Boston’s sports teams, especially the Red Sox, Patriots and North Quincy High School football.  She will be remembered for her strength, independence, style and understanding nature.

Beloved wife of the late Louis Ciarfella.  Loving mother of Susan Ciarfella of Whitman, Patricia Keefe and her husband Richard of S. Weymouth, and Paul Ciarfella and his wife Kate of Groton.  Sister of the late Gib and Fred Strobel.  Grandma to PJ and Erin Ciarfella.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:45 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.  Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations in memory of Anne may be made to Quincy Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 2,  Quincy, MA 02170.

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Leonard J. Gordon, 92

Leonard J. “Lefty, LJ” Gordon, 92, of Quincy and New Jersey, formerly of Needham, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2017.

He was born in Randolph to Paulina Malloch and Darrel Gordon and moved frequently around Cambridge and Everett as a child. He served honorably in the Navy in World War II, then again as he trained radio communications during the Korean War in the Naval Reserves. After his service in WWII, he graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. He began work at Watertown Arsenal in a group that later became Lincoln Lab, a research arm of MIT based at Hanscom Field in Lexington, where he remained employed for 45 years. There was always a lunchtime cribbage game waiting in his lab. He received an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University.

Leonard was predeceased by wives Mary Catherine (Yannoni), Nancy (Leone), and Mildred (MacKinnon), stepmother (Mildred Gordon) and is survived by daughter Ellen Gordon Oldfield (Al Cook), dear friend Vera Bernard, stepson Keith MacKinnon (Dianne), brothers-in-law Nino Yannoni (Pam), Ben Leone (Maureen), sister-in-law Phyllie Vankoert (Leo), cousins Linda Albee (Bill), Joan DeGaitas (Nick), stepsisters and many nieces & nephews.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4-7pm at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue, Needham MA. Funeral Services will be held at 11am at Eaton, followed by burial with Military Honors at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham, and a reception to follow.

Leonard loved kids, so in lieu of flowers, feel free to donate to Shriners Hospital for Children at 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114, or to the local Shriners facility of your choice.

Wherever Leonard went, he loved to talk with people and made friends. There was never a stranger, just friends he hadn’t met yet.

The family would like to thank the staffs at Morris Hall Meadows House 4 in Lawrenceville, NJ and Brookdale Memory Care in Hamilton, NJ for the wonderful love and care Leonard has received this year and to Mary Lania and the team at Dr. Buckle’s office and Beth Israel Deaconess Glover.


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Marian A. Fee, 79

Marian A. (Ellis) Fee, age 79, a longtime Quincy resident, died Friday, August 18, 2017 at South Shore Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.

Marian Fee

Marian Fee

Marian was born in Salisbury, England, on February 12, 1938. She was a graduate of Norland College, UK, where she was trained as a nanny. She moved to Lebanon and was employed as a nanny when she met and married her husband, Norman T. Fee, Jr., a soldier serving in the U.S. Army. They travelled and lived throughout East Asia and Europe during which time they became parents of their four children. In 1971, they settled in Quincy where Marian worked as a preschool teacher and earned an associate’s degree from Wheelock College in Boston.  Marian was well known for the Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls she sewed for so many children.

She retired in 2010 and spent her time enjoying the home she loved with her cherished pet dog Ayla.  Marian was an avid gardener. She also enjoyed crafting, quilting and spending time with her family, friends and groups, Winer’s Club and Stitches and B’s.

Beloved wife of the late Norman T. Fee, Jr. Devoted mother of Sharon A. Fee of Quincy, M. Thomasina Fee of Braintree, Norman T. “Sonny” Fee III of Quincy, Karen I. Redfield and her husband Edward of East Bridgewater. Loving grandmother of Harley E. Redfield. Dear daughter of the late Bernard S. and Charlotte (Hayter) Ellis and stepdaughter of the late Inger (Bell) Ellis. Sister-in-law of Valerie White of Quincy, Jill Ellis and Antonia Curtin and also survived by several nieces.

Memorial Services will be conducted at the Quincy Community United Methodist Church, 40 Beale Street, Quincy on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Friday from 5 – 8 p.m.

At the request of the family, there will be a celebration of Marian’s life at her late residence following the Memorial Service on Saturday.

Mummy, Mum, Mumfee, throughout our lives, we witnessed your strength and optimism, but it was never as apparent as in this past year as you heroically battled cancer. You are our champion!

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marian’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-1803.

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

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Paul G. Coste, 85

Paul George Coste, 85, of Ormond Beach, Fla., entered into eternal rest on Aug. 4.

Paul G. Coste

Paul G. Coste

He was born in Boston on Jan. 28, 1932. He raised his family in Quincy Point on River Street and lived there for 31 years. Paul worked for the railroad for 30 years before retiring in 1994 with his late wife Barbara; they had been married for 58 years.

Paul loved the ocean and would sail from Wollaston Beach often. He was a car enthusiast and loved to dance. Paul will be remembered for the love of family and his sense of humor.

Paul was a Navy veteran and served in the Korean War.

He is survived by his three daughters, Nancy Coste (Thomas Ploof), Lisa Coste, Julie Kraunelis (David) and his son Alan Coste. He also leaves behind grandchildren Andrew, Abigail and Emily Kraunelis and Hunter Ploof.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Quincy Point Congregational Church. A reception will follow at Maria’s Restaurant, Braintree.

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Phyllis Knight, 92

Phyllis (Hanson) Knight of Squantum on August 7, 2017 at the age of 92 passed peacefully at her home with her family by her side.

Phyllis Knight

Phyllis Knight

Wife of over 50 years to the late Paul E. Knight.  Survived by her sons James R. Knight and his wife Karen of Methuen and Christopher Paul Knight of Squantum.  Mother of the late David E. Knight and the late Stevan E. Knight.  Loving Grandmother of Stacey, Kristina, Lindsey and Stephen P. Knight.  Great Grandmother of Riley, Calvin and Orion Aunt of Carol Hanson Morgan and Brian Hanson. .

Affectionately know as Squantum’s Landscaper, she will be missed by many friends and family.

A memorial service to be held Sunday, September 10, at 1pm at the First Church of Squantum 164 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA 02171.  Burial Private.

“Mom We Love You and Miss You. Travel With Angels.”

Arrangements by Hamel Funeral Care & Cremation Service of Massachusetts 26 Adams St. Quincy Center.

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