Sean S. Kearney, 27

Sean S. Kearney of Quincy, died February 25, 2017 in a tragic motor vehicle accident.

Sean S. Kearney

Sean S. Kearney

He was a devoted and loving son and brother. He shared his life and his heart with his love and soul mate, Francesca Donaghey, whom he had known and loved since childhood. Mr. Kearney and Francesca were planning their future and intended on sharing a long and loving life together. He was enormously proud to serve his country as a member of the National Guard. A lover of the game of baseball, he enjoyed playing throughout his life.

Mr. Kearney was known by his friends and family as the kindest of men. Quiet and friendly, he was always ready to offer his help and support whenever it was needed. His loss will be painfully felt by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Cherished son of Eileen Kearney of Quincy and the late Robert “Buddy” Kearney. Survived by the love of his life Francesca Donaghey of Quincy. Loving brother of Michael Kearney of Malden, Catherine Kearney of Quincy and Joseph Kearney of S. Boston. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Sean to New England Center and Home for Veterans, payable to NECHV, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

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Jeannette Falcione

Jeannette “Jeanne” Falcione of Quincy passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 after a brief illness.

Jeannette Falcione

Jeannette Falcione

She was the daughter of the late Etto and Jennie Falcione of Quincy, sister of Dennis and his wife Robin Falcione of Hanover, Richard and his wife Alberta Falcione of Brockton, aunt of Dennis Jr. and Kristy Falcione of Hanover, Rick Falcione and his wife Katie of Carmel, Indiana, and Mary Festa of Chelsea, great aunt of Christopher and Marin of Carmel, Indiana.

Jeanne was born in Dorchester and was a Quincy resident for most of her life. She also enjoyed quality family time in Sandwich and Royal Palm Beach, FL. An avid and humble golfer, with many lead crystal trophies from her home course (Presidents), she was no stranger to the golf course. As well as being an avid golfer, she was passionate for bowling.

Her biggest joy in life was the enormous amount of time spent with her niece and nephews. From their infancy to the present, Jeanne was always there to create a foundation of unconditional love and sincerity. Jeanne always put family and friends first, and there is an abundance of scenarios to illustrate her kind and caring spirit.

Jeanne’s professional life was one of dedication to passion and excellence. Always fair but without compromise for getting the job done right, from being a high school teacher to managing the operations of one successful family business, lending her business expertise as partner in another, retail banking management (Quincy Savings) to the public sector as a municipal employee.

Already missed by many, and will be forgotten by few. We love you Jeanne.

Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Jeanne’s life on Monday, February 27, from 4-7pm at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home 116 Franklin Street, Quincy.

Private service and interment on Tuesday, February 28.

 

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Norma P. Carella, 91

Norma P. Carella, age 91, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Norma Carella

Norma Carella

She was born, raised, and educated in Quincy. Norma was employed as a supervisor for the former New England Telephone Company for over thirty-five years and had been retired for many years. She was a proud member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Norma was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in West Quincy for many years. She was a talented vocalist who enjoyed singing and performing with the Sweet Adelines.

Her greatest joy was in giving and creating memories with her beloved nieces and nephews, great nephew and nieces, and great great niece and nephews!

Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Mary L. (Bianchi) Carella. Devoted sister of Florence Ciardelli and her husband Winston of Quincy, Marie Carrabba of New York, Louise Kelley and her husband Frank of Plymouth and Florida, and the late Robert L. Carella. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews, many great nieces and one great nephew, one great great niece and three great great nephews. Dear friend of the late Mary Maloney.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, March 6 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 2-5 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Norma’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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Claire M. Hanratty, 94

Claire M. (Halligan) Hanratty, age 94, of Quincy, formerly of Harwich and Naples, Florida, died peacefully, Saturday, February 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Claire M. Hanratty

Claire M. Hanratty

Claire was born in South Boston to the late Edward A. and Sadie (Shields) Halligan. She was raised and educated in South Boston. Claire lived in Quincy for most of her life and enjoyed summers in Harwich on Cape Cod and winters in Naples, Florida, for many years.

Claire was a devoted homemaker. She was a longtime, active parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church in Quincy. She served as a lector, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, CCD teacher, and prefect of the former St. John’s Ladies Sodality.

Claire enjoyed traveling with her late husband, Jack, and was devoted to her family, especially to her cherished grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late John J. Hanratty, Sr. Devoted mother of Paula M. O’Malley and her husband Paul of Quincy, John J. Hanratty, Jr. and his wife Maureen of Marshfield, and Edward A. Hanratty and Sharon of Quincy. Loving grandmother of Michael and John O’Malley, John III, Dillon, Liam, Michel, and Aidan Hanratty. She was the last of four siblings and was predeceased by James, Edward and John Halligan. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, February 28 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Monday 4-7 p.m. Interment Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Claire’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

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Stephen D. Florino, 98

Stephen D. Florino, age 98, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Friday, February 24, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Stephen Florino

Stephen Florino

Stephen was born in Somerville to the late Joseph and Mary (Bruno) Florino. He was raised and educated in the West End of Boston and was a graduate of Boston English High School. He had lived in Quincy for thirty-nine years, previously in Dorchester.

Stephen served as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps with the 524th Fighter Squadron from 1941 to 1945 during World War II. He participated in the campaigns of Northern France, Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, North Apennines, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He received the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.

Stephen was employed as a truck driver with the Teamsters Local 25 for twenty-eight years. He was a member of the John P. McKeon AmVets Post 146, William G. Walsh American Legion Post 369, and the Braintree American Legion Post 86.

Stephen enjoyed reading, socializing with friends, and staying up to date on current events. He was also an avid Red Sox fan.

Beloved husband for seventy-one years of Marion L. (Sullivan) Florino. Devoted father of Catherine M. Reynolds of Braintree and her late husband James, Elizabeth J. Finn and her husband Stephen of Quincy.

Loving grandfather of Stephen P. Finn and his wife Nicole Abruzzese of Quincy, Scott Finn of Dorchester, great grandfather of Cody and Marielle Finn and step great grandfather of Evan Abruzzese. Dear brother of Helen Palkey of Brighton, Marie Connelly of Braintree, Rita Florino of Quincy, and the late Laura Florino. Stephen is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Thursday, March 2 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Interment with military honors in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, Suite G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

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

 

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