Vincent Raspa, 92

Vincent “Jimmy” Raspa age 92, of Quincy formerly of Brockton, died Saturday September 27, 2014 after a period of failing health.

Vincent Raspa

Vincent Raspa

He was the husband of the late Olive L. (Nichols) Raspa. He was born and raised in Brockton the son of the late Anthony and Clara (Oriola) Raspa. Following his 1940 graduation from Brockton High School he began his management career at the Rialto and Brockton Theaters.

During WWII Jimmy served in the U.S. Army in the India Burma Theater. In 1951, Jimmy began his lengthy career with the New Haven Railroad retiring in 1984 from Amtrak.

Jimmy loved music and enjoyed playing the trumpet and singing in the St. Patrick Church Choir.

Jimmy was the brother of the late Mary Dupuy and uncle of Robert Dupuy of Brockton. He also leaves several cousins.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Conley Funeral Home 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123) Brockton on Thursday at 11 am with visitation 10-11. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.

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Robert S. Shea

Robert S. Shea of Dorchester and Quincy died September 30, 2014.

Robert S. Shea

Robert S. Shea

Bob was a retired employee of Gulf Oil Corporation. He was a member of Greater Quincy Council Knights of Columbus 2259. He was a great role model. He enjoyed volunteering, traveling, and loved music. His family was most important to him and he will be greatly missed by all.

Beloved husband to Anna F. (Cronin) Shea the late Irene V. (Morrison) Shea. Loving father of Patricia Shea of Foxboro, Eileen Murphy of Cumberland, RI, and the late Kevin Shea. Cherished brother of John Shea of Attleboro, and the late Thomas, Frank, Ed, Lou, and Martha Shea. Devoted grandfather of Cameron and Kyle Murphy. 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 at 11 AM in the funeral home at Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 12 PM. Burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston.

Donations in memory of Robert may be made to Father Bill’s Place, Development Office, 422 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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Eleanor M. Kane, 94

Eleanor M. “Ellie” Kane of Quincy and Randolph died September 29, 2014, at age 94.

Eleanor M. Kane

Eleanor M. Kane

Ellie was one of the most tenderhearted and gentle people you have ever met. You never heard an unkind word pass her lips. In her younger days she always enjoyed lounging in the sun and traveling abroad.  She loved the company and laughter of friends and family. Her favorite pastime was doting on her many nieces and nephews, many who thought of her as a second mother. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Daughter of the late John and Annie (Conroy) Kane. Sister of the late Mary Hickey, John, Thomas, Martin, Lawrence, James, and William Kane and Dorothy DiMascio. She is survived by 14 nieces and nephews and many grand and great grand nieces and nephews. Ellie was a long time employee of the Boston Globe.

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 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in memory of Ellie may be made to Globe Santa, 135 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125.

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Cherilyn Sullivan, age 47

Cherilyn (Bennett) Sullivan, age 47, of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Quincy Medical Center.

Cherilyn Sullivan

Cherilyn Sullivan

She was born, raised and educated in Quincy and graduated from New London High School in Connecticut, Class of 1984. Cherilyn had lived in Quincy since 1996. She worked in the Accounts Receivable Department at Red Line Corsair Logistics in Randolph for over fifteen years.

Cherilyn was especially devoted to her family. She was a movie buff and enjoyed the Sci-fi Channel, reading and cooking.

Beloved wife for twelve years of William J. Sullivan. Devoted mother of Timothy K. Peveronis of Quincy, Christopher J. Peveronis, Lance Corporal, USMC of Japan, Amanda Grace Sullivan of Quincy, Edward Young of Quincy and Courtney Young of Quincy. Loving sister of Brad Lamprey of Bradford, RI, Cheryl Hillicoss of Chebeague Island, ME, Ruth Lamprey of Norwell, Marilyn Hilton of PA, William Lamprey of Providence, RI and Robert Lamprey of Quincy. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Thursday, October 2nd 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 Wednesday 5-8 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Cherilyn’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association of MA, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.

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Hsiu Yen Yu, 75

Hsiu Yen (Lin) Yu, age 75 of Quincy, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Boston Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Hsiu was born in Taiwan, Republic of China, where she was raised and educated. She immigrated to the United States in 1987 and had lived in San Diego, California, and in Quincy for twenty-five years. She was a homemaker and was devoted to her family.

Beloved wife of the late Chien Jung Yu. Devoted mother of Chen Ming Yu and his wife Li Ping of Quincy, Chen Yu Yu and his wife Wan of Braintree, Flang Lin Chau and her husband Hung Chau of San Diego, CA. Loving grandmother of Karen, Emily, Jessica, Ethan and Norman. Dear sister of Nina Chang and her husband Simon Chang of Quincy. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Saturday, October 4th at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Please note that Visiting Hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 2nd from 6 – 8 p.m.

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