Maria Oliveira, 80

Maria “Mandjinha” Oliveira, age 80 of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Maria Oliveira

Maria Oliveira

Mandjinha was born and raised in Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde Island. She immigrated to the United States in 1991 and has lived in Quincy for 23 years. Mandjinha was a homemaker and was devoted to her family. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and crocheting.

Beloved wife for fifty-seven years of Quintino L. Oliveira. Devoted mother of Elidio Oliveira and his wife Fernanda of Holland, Lucinda Oliveira of Cape Verde Island, Fernanda Barbosa and her husband Rolando of Quincy, Graciano Oliveira of Quincy, Maria Antonia Oliveira of Stratford, CT, Teresa Oliveira of Quincy, Angelina Oliveira Rodrigues and her husband Orlando of Cape Verde Island, Crisanto Oliveira and his wife Estregilda of Cape Verde Island, Joaquim Oliveira and his wife Marguerida of Brockton and the late Gabriel Oliveira. Mandjinha was the loving grandmother of 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, November 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2 – 6 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

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

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Helen F. Swindler, 90

Helen F. Swindler, 90, passed away peacefully at the Inn at Silver Lake in Kingston.

Helen F. Swindler

Helen F. Swindler

She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Swindler. She resided in Braintree for 45 years before moving to Kingston in 2007.  Raised in Quincy, Helen graduated from Fisher Junior College and worked as an executive secretary before marrying and raising children.

Helen was an active member of First Congregational Church and a 60-year member of the Braintree Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her love of music included playing the church organ, keyboarding, dancing and travel. Helen and Eddie enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers on Long Lake in Maine.

She was the devoted mother of Carol Martini of Salem, NH, Lynne Swindler and Gerald Dolan of Bradenton, Florida, Lauren Eldredge married to Nathaniel of Carver, MA and Janet Nedelman married to Neil of Middleborough. She was blessed with five grandchildren; Brian and Michelle Martini, Stephen, Abigail, and Robert Eldredge. Helen leaves a brother, Allen Fyfe married to Jean of Weymouth.

A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Braintree, 12 Elm St, Braintree on Saturday, Nov. 1st at 11:00am.  Burial will follow at Braintree Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. The Reverend Leanne Walt will officiate.

Memorial donations may be sent to Cranberry Hospice 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360.

Arrangements by the Peck Funeral Home, Braintree.

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Thomas A. Stevens, 61

Thomas A. Stevens, 61, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., died October 11, 2014.

Formerly of Quincy, Mr. Stevens attended St. Ann’s School in Wollaston and was a 1970 graduate of Archbishop Williams High School. He also proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was a graduate of Newbury College and employee of the U.S. Post Office.

Mr. Stevens was the son of the late Thomas and Florence Stevens of Quincy. He leaves his wife, Judith (Bates) Stevens, formerly of Weymouth, Mass.; and son, Michael of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; as well as sister, Pamela Stevens of Weymouth; and brothers, Mark Stevens of Hopedale, Mass., and Robert Stevens of Marshfield, Mass. Mr. Stevens was predeceased by his son, Thomas Stevens III.

Mr. Stevens was laid to rest in the Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Park, Fla., October 18, 2014.

Funeral arrangements were made by Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

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Marie A. Merrill

Marie A. (Hannon) Merrill of Franklin, formerly of Quincy, passed away on October 27, 2014 after a period of failing health.

Marie Merrill

Marie Merrill

Born and raised in Quincy, Marie was a 1948 graduate of North Quincy High School.  She worked at Mass Electric prior to starting a family with her husband George.  Marie and George moved to Braintree to raise their family.  In retirement they resided in Weymouth and Largo, FL.  After George’s passing in 1991 Marie travelled with her family, spent time with friends, and eventually moved to Franklin to share her life with her grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her loving daughters Donna Merrill of Hingham and Linda Merrill-Rea and husband Timothy Rea of Franklin.  She was the cherished grandmother of Jillian and Brian Rea of Franklin.  She was the devoted sister of the late Leo J. Hannon, Jr.  Marie was a dear friend to many and loved by all who knew her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hour on Saturday 8:30-9:30 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:00 AM.  Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Boston Catholic T.V. at P.O. Box 9196 Watertown, MA 02471 or a charity of choice.  See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

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Janet M. Mortberg, 79

Janet M. (Laing) Mortberg of Braintree passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 24, 2014 at the age of 79.

Janet M. Mortberg

Janet M. Mortberg

Janet was born in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School. She enjoyed crafts, collecting dolls, shopping, and traveling on cruises and down south in her motor home.

Beloved wife of David Mortberg Sr. Loving mother of Cheryl McPherson of Braintree and David Mortberg Jr and his late wife Tracy of FL. Sister of the late Geraldine Sturge and James Laing. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8pm at Cartwright Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St, Braintree. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Burial in Plain Street Cemetery, Braintree.

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