Richard B. Fennelly, 67

Richard Bruce “ Dick” Fennelly, 67, retired Quincy Fire Department, of Quincy, died Jan. 21.

Richard B. Fennelly

Richard B. Fennelly

Richard Bruce was born in Boston and was a graduate of Quincy Trade School, Class of 1965, in cabinet making. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1966 where he was awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal for rescuing the crew of the vessel Sea King in high seas.

Richard was a dedicated firefighter for the Quincy Fire Department for Engine 2 and Engine 7 for 32 years before retiring in 2002.  He was a gourmet cook at the firehouse and the highlight of his career was having delivered a baby while on his shift.  He was both a Quincy Youth Hockey and Soccer coach. He enjoyed gardening, cabinet making, fishing, traveling, cruises, cooking  and made the best banana bread ever!

Most of all Richard Bruce loved his family who were the cornerstone of his life.  He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Beloved husband of Beverly C. “Zinkus” Fennelly of Quincy. Loving father of Sean C. Fennelly of Quincy.  Devoted son of Norma R. Fennelly of Port Orange, Florida, and the late Canice J. Fennelly, Ret. BFD.  Brother of Donald Fennelly and his wife Ginny of Edgwater, Florida.  Brother-in-law of John P. Zinkus Jr. and his wife Marie of Milton.  Uncle of Glen Zinkus and his wife Tuen of Eugene, Oregon, Lee Ann Lee and her husband Kenneth of Methuen, Mark Zinkus of Hingham, Darlene Fennelly of Weymouth and Wendy Fennelly Begley of Lyons, Colorado.  Richard is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A celebration of life  service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 10:15am prior to the Service Tuesday at 11am in Wollaston Congregational Church, 48 Winthrop Ave. Quincy, MA 02170.

Interment will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA, at a later date.

Donations in memory of Richard Bruce may be made to Quincy Fire Department Relief Association, 40 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, MA  02169.

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Albert J. Vasile

Albert J. Vasile of Quincy, formerly of South Boston and Dorchester, died January 20, 2015.

Al graduated with a bachelors of science oratory from Curry College in 1954. He proudly served in the United States Army in Japan during the Korean War. He was a member of the founding faculty and professor at Bunker Hill Community College and author of the book “Speak with Confidence.” Al was also a DJ for 25 years.

He was outgoing and very friendly. His family was most important to him, especially the role as “Uppa” to his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Beloved husband of 53 years of Evelyn (Bryant) Vasile of Quincy. Devoted father of Albert Vasile Jr. and his wife Barbara of Quincy and Walter Vasile and his wife Patty of Holbrook. Loving brother of Frank Vasile and his wife Barbara of NJ, Joseph Vasile of CA, and the late Michael Vasile. Cherished “Uppa” of Kevin, Brian, and Kaitlyn. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 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 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in memory of Albert may be made to Old Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, 4th Floor, Randolph, MA 02368-4633 or to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Milton, attn: Development Office, 199 Reedsdale Rd., Milton, MA 02186.

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Thomas J. Clark

Thomas J. “Tommy” Clark, 71, of Quincy, died January 21, 2015.  Beloved husband of the late Marcia Clark.  Devoted father of David Clark and his fiancee Kelly Wilson of Vineyard Haven and Thomas Clark and his wife Susan of Weymouth.  Tommy is also survived by all his friends and extended family at the Granite Rail.
Thomas Clark

Thomas Clark

Thomas was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and lived all of his life in Quincy.  He was a graduate of North Quincy High School.  Tommy worked as a plumber for Boston University for over 25 years before retiring in 2003.  He enjoyed boating with friends and was an avid Patriots fan.  Tommy loved to cook and was a self taught Gourmet Chef.  His friends described Tommy as a quiet person whose words were carefully chosen, keenly sensible and frequently comical.

Tom was a proud veteran of the United States Navy serving as Bosun’s mate 3rd Class in the Sixth Fleet. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known him.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service Monday at 6PM   in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Burial will be Private.
Donations in memory of Thomas may be made to American Lung Assoc. of MA, 460 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
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Francis C. Davey, 80

Francis C. Davey, age 80, of Quincy, died peacefully Tuesday January 20, 2015 at the John Adams Nursing Home.
Francis Davey

Francis Davey

Born in South Boston, Fran was employed as an oil burner technician and was an active member of the Teamsters Union Local 25 for over 30 years; prior to he also proudly served in the Navy.  Fran enjoyed  attending church and loved singing in two church choirs.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Helen (Morrissey) Davey, his children Lorne and Linda Davey of Michigan, Brian and Sandy Davey of Hanover, grandchildren Krystal Davey of Quincy, Amanda Van de Griff of Michigan, Rachel Ring of Rockland, Benjamin Davey of Hanover and Lorne Davey Jr. of Michigan, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Fran also leaves behind his sister Helen Frisco of Brockton, Pauline Perrault of Rockland, Wesley Davey of Arizona and John Davey of Florida. Fran was pre deceased by his twin brother the late William Davey of Plymouth.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 3-7 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 Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America.  See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
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Anne Pellegrini, 100

Anne (DiBona) Pellegrini, of Quincy died Monday, January 19th at Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center in Norwell. She was 100 years old and the beloved wife of the late Ralph Pellegrini.

Born in Barre, Vermont, on June 5, 1914, she was the loving daughter of the late Angelo and Constanza DiBona. Mrs. Pellegrini was a graduate of Quincy High School and a devoted Homemaker.

She was the dear sister of Angelo Cianfarani of Quincy and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Saturday, January 24th at 9am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John’s Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-6pm. Interment in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Pellegrini’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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