Joseph G. Vando, Sr.

Joseph G. Vando, Sr., 65, of Quincy died unexpectedly, Sunday, February 7, 2016, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.

Joseph Vando, Sr.

Joseph Vando, Sr.

Joe was born in Somerville where he was raised and educated and he had lived in Quincy for more than 30 years. He was a musician, singer and entertainer for many years. He played with his business partner, Dennis Lopez, in various bands and venues throughout the greater Boston area and beyond.

Joe loved his grandchildren and was devoted to his family.

Beloved husband of the late Jo-Ann E. “Jo-Jo” (Campbell) Vando. Devoted father of Peter H. Brouwer and his wife Lauren of Holbrook, Stacey M. Vando of Nashua, NH, Carol M. Brouwer and her fiancé Paul Bates of Quincy, Shaun C. Vando and his wife Michele of Bedford, NH, Joseph G. Vando, Jr. and his wife Meghan of Quincy. Loving grandfather of twelve cherished grandchildren. Brother of Patricia Nutt of Somerville, Judy Rogers of Tewksbury and the late Roseann Hourihan. Joe is also survived by several nieces and nephew.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Friday, February 12th at 11 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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Carol A. Sullivan, 58

Carol A. (Davis) Sullivan, 58, of Raymond, N.H., and formerly Stratham, N.H., and Squantum died peacefully Feb. 5 with loving family by her bedside at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Carol A. Sullivan

Carol A. Sullivan

She was born in Cambridge on July 23, 1957, a daughter of the late Frederic G. and Marjorie R. (Walmsley) Davis. Mrs. Sullivan was raised in Squantum and graduated from North Quincy High School with the Class of 1975. Carol married her true love, Daniel P. Sullivan in 1984 and together they had lived in Mansfield, Stratham, N.H., and just recently relocated to Raymond, N.H.

Mrs. Sullivan had worked for State Street Bank of Boston for more than 20 years and in New Hampshire she was employed at Timberland in its credit department. She was very active in Timberland’s community service programs and served as its project manager for the Stevens Park Baseball Field project in Stratham. She was also very active in the scouting and baseball programs of Stratham.

Mrs. Sullivan was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and friend of many, with endless energy even in her final days of battling ALS. Always quick to make friends where ever she went, shopping, getting her hair and nails done, even from her hospital bed. She always made the time to stop and talk, especially if you were troubled by something. She will be remembered so fondly by us all as a chatty, silly ray of light.

In addition to Daniel, her husband of nearly 32 years, she is survived by her sons, Daniel R. and Patrick D. Sullivan, both of NH and her sisters, Linda Allen of Byfield and Jeanne Doherty of NH. She also leaves her mother-in-law, Marilyn Sullivan of FL, her nieces and nephews, and her special friend and caregiver, Visiting Angel Julie Rumfelt, who quickly became one of her best friends. Also the many other dear friends, family and associates who helped with her care and support. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Barbara Spear.

Mrs. Sullivan’s family would like to thank the entire third floor staff at Portsmouth Hospital for their care, love and support through these last months.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 12 to 4 pm on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Holy Grail Camelot Room, 64 Main St. Epping, N.H. Family and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at mda.org, to ALS Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 229, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532, alsfamily.ejoinme.org/donation, to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574, www.ccals.org/you-can-help/donate/ or to an ALS Chapter of your choice.

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Anne George, 89

Anne Elizabeth (Doyle) George, 89, passed on February 5, 2016, after a brief illness.

Anne George

Anne George

She was the daughter of David and Mary (Cummings) Doyle and the widow of Walter Sterling George. They were married for 49 years. She grew up and attended school in Quincy, moving to North Weymouth in 1958. She is survived by two siblings, Mary Sheila Murray and Gregory Doyle and predeceased by two brothers, David and Daniel Doyle.

She is also survived by eight children, Walter Douglas George (Joanne) of Amherst, Anastacia Como (Edward) of CT, Judith O’Shea (Donald) of IL, Patricia Munoz (Jairo) of KY, Stephanie George of Hull, Jennifer MacLellan (David) of Wareham, Christine Smith (Jeffrey) of NH and Marianne Ripin (Peter) of NY. Additionally, she leaves behind 11 adored grandchildren: Jason Keane and Daniel O’Shea, Jessica George Grygorcewicz (Adam), Patrick and Samuel Munoz, Jonathan Como, Elizabeth, Ian and Angus MacLellan, Abigail and Isabelle Ripin as well as two great-grandchildren: Charity and Keagan O’Shea.  She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Anne was an active parishioner at St. Jerome Church serving as a Eucharistic minister and belonged to the Ladies Guild. St. Jerome’s was an important part of her life. Mrs. and Mr. George participated in many fundraisers and social activities sponsored by the Knights of Columbus as well as volunteering at Father Bill’s.

She loved to bowl and play golf and enjoyed celebrating the Fourth of July watching the fireworks at Wessagusset Beach with her family. She was active in the Weymouth Civic Association, TOPS, the Newcomers Club, the Red Hat Society and the Whipple Center. Over the years, Anne developed many cherished friendships within all of these groups that she enjoyed a great deal. When she wasn’t raising her eight children, she found time to work for the Quincy District Court and later the South Shore Alarm Co. in North Weymouth.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home NORTH WEYMOUTH at 40 Sea Street (off RT.3A-Bicknell Sq.)  Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Jerome Church, Weymouth at 10 AM.

Burial in Old North Cemetery, Weymouth.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326 or stjo.org.

 

 

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Janet Dunkum

Janet L. (D’Ambrosia) Dunkum of Weymouth died February 5, 2016.

Janet Dunkum

Janet Dunkum

Born in Weymouth, Janet was raised and educated in Quincy before moving back to Weymouth, where she had lived since 1958. She was a CCD teacher for many years at both Saint John’s in Quincy and Saint Francis Xavier Church in Weymouth and was also a Girl Scout leader.

Janet always enjoyed to travel with her family and was a lover of going to the casinos. Janet worked for many years for Walgreen’s in Weymouth as a head cashier. She will be dearly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.  Live, love and laugh was a favorite saying of hers.

Loving mother of Linda Raulinaitis of E. Bridgewater, Laura Dunkum of Weymouth, Loretta Dunkum and her wife Colleen of Leominster, Lisa Nocera and her husband Michael of E. Bridgewater, Woody Dunkum of Brookfield, and Lucille Bousquet and her husband Robert of E. Bridgewater and their father, Al Dunkum of W. Bridgewater. Sister of the late Richard D’Ambrosia, and Daniel D’Ambrosia. Also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Relatives and close friends are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth on Thursday, February 11, at 9:30 AM. Burial will be private, and at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Janet’s wishes are to make a contribution to the scholarship funds at Labouré College of Nursing or Quincy College of Nursing, where two of her daughters graduated.

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Bartolo ‘Buddy’ Panto

Bartolo “Buddy” Panto, of Quincy, died peacefully, surrounded by his family February 5, 2016 following a 6 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Bartolo Panto

Bartolo Panto

Buddy retired from AA Wills where he worked for many years as a Heavy Equipment Operator and was a proud member of Local 4 for 50 years.  Buddy enjoyed gardening, puzzles and was an avid Boston sports fan.  He also found enjoyment in carpentry and was always the first one willing to help and fix anything.  Buddy’s main passion in life was his family whom he loved more than anything including his cat “his baby” Bruschi whom he loved to the moon.  He will be sadly missed.

Beloved husband of 58 years Jean Panto (Thebado) of Quincy.  Loving father of Donna Lawrence and her husband Michael of Marshfield, Debbie Conners and her husband Paul of Weymouth and Michael Panto and his wife Wendy of Brockton. Devoted grandfather of Matthew and his wife Tina, Jill, Christopher and his wife Nicole, Jenna, Eric and his wife Colleen, Kristen, Courtney, Sarah, and Michael.  Great grandfather of Arianna, Kayden, Gianna and Riley.  Caring brother of Angelo Panto and the late Charles Panto.  Predeceased by his mother and father Candeloro and Pauline Panto.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  A special thank you to Dr. Dasilva and the South Suburban Dialysis Center, along with Dr. Kwak and Dr. Wo in the Oncology Department at MGH for their outstanding care shown to Buddy these past few months.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 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 9:15 AM Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, Buddy’s family would appreciate blood donations made to the American Red Cross in honor of the blood received by Buddy these past 6 weeks.  Donations may also be made to the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center at www.massgeneral.org/cancer if preferred.  See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

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