Ralph A. Norton, 87

Ralph A. Norton, age 87 of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Weymouth Health Care Center.

Ralph was born, raised and educated in Boston and graduated from Hyde Park High School. He had lived in Quincy for 45 years, previously living in South Weymouth and Milton.  He also enjoyed spending time at his home in Madison, NH for many years

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Ralph was employed as a mechanical engineer for the Robert Reiser Company and worked in Boston and Canton for thirty years, retiring in 1992. Ralph was a longtime member of Saint Joseph’s Parish in Quincy Point and was a Life Member of the American Legion State House Post 0462.

Beloved husband of the late Mary E. (McDonald) Norton. Devoted father of Cynthia Norton Chung and her husband Chinsoo of Quincy, the late Judith F. Norton and the late James Norton. Loving grandfather of Sara and Steven Chung. Ralph was the last of ten siblings and is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, One Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, October 28th  at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Monday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment with military honors at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to Saint Joseph’s Church, 556 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

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

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Dorothy M. Foster, 86

Dorothy Marie (Whalen) Foster, 86 of Quincy, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 22, 2014 and was surrounded by her loving family.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles E. Foster. Loving mother of Ann Marie Schwabe and her husband Steven of Merrimack, New Hampshire and Patricia Foster of Quincy and her companion Gregory Toland of South Boston.  Cherished Nana to Kathleen Meyers and her husband Trevor of South Dakota, Amanda and Steven Schwabe both of Merrimack, New Hampshire.  She was the loving sister of Mary Parry of Arizona and the late Margaret Thivlerge, Daniel William Whalen, Jr., Ruth Gibbons and Paul Whalen. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was originally from Dorchester and was a former member of the Squantum Yacht Club. She enjoyed traveling and loved to crochet. The foundation of her life was her family. They were the cornerstone of all that was truly important to her.

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 at Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in memory of Dorothy 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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John T. McSweeney, 69

John T. McSweeney, 69 years of age, passed away at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, FL on October 19, 2014.

John was raised in Quincy and graduated from North Quincy High School in 1963.  John graduated from Northeastern University in 1967 and earned his MBA at Washington University.

John had a successful 35-year career with Citibank that took him and his family to assignments in Bogota, Columbia, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida and Missouri.  He retired to Florida in 2000.  John was a die-hard Red Sox’s fan.

John is survived by his children Jonathan McSweeney, Susan McSweeney and Jennifer McSweeney all of Florida.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda H. McSweeney and children Christopher McSweeney and Elizabeth McSweeney.  He is the world’s best grandpa to David, Alicia, Katey, Bart, Shelby, Kirsten and Lillian (Murphy).

He is the loving brother to Carol McSweeney of Eustis, Florida and brother-in-law to Mary Damis of Braintree, Jane Carosi of Quincy, Joseph and Lois Youngworth of Braintree and Ellen and James Hurley of Maine.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Braintree on Sunday October 26th from 6-8 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at the First Church of Squantum in Quincy on Monday October 27th at 11 A.M. Burial will follow at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to The American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA  01701

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F. Jean Arthur, 85

F. Jean (Munn) Arthur, age 85, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Colonial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Weymouth.

F. Jean Arthur

F. Jean Arthur

She was born, raised and educated in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1946. Jean lived in Braintree for thirty-eight years, moving to Newbury, NH for fifteen years, returning to Quincy in 2007 and living at the Grove Manor Estates in Braintree for the last five years.

Jean worked as a Loan Representative at the former Quincy Savings Bank on Franklin Street for many years.

Beloved wife for sixty-one years of the late Norman T. Arthur who died on July 22, 2013.

Devoted mother of Laurie J. Arthur of New Hampshire, Lynn M. Purvines of New Hampshire, John D. Arthur and his wife Patricia L. of New Hampshire, Lois E. Libby and her husband Ralph R. of Wisconsin, Nancy J. Cavanaugh and her husband Michael J. of Braintree and Gordon A. Arthur and his wife Michele L. of Upton.

Loving grandmother of eight grandchildren and loving great-grandmother of five great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of the late Jessie I. Boddie.

Sister-in-law of Douglas Arthur of Brockton and the late Edna F. Reid.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church, 270 Franklin St., Quincy, on Thursday, November 6th at 11 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Stan Johnson, Pastor, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours have been omitted. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the John Young Elevator Fund, First Presbyterian Church, 270 Franklin Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, One Independence Avenue, Quincy.


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

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George W. Roberts, 93

George W. Roberts of Quincy passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 at age 93.

George W. Roberts

George W. Roberts

Born in O’Fallon, IL where he was raised and educated, he lived in Quincy Point most of his life before moving to South Weymouth and then Braintree 10 years ago. After serving in the Navy for 20 years with tours during WWII and the Korean Conflict, Robbie retired in 1959 as chief petty officer, then worked for Gillette as a night supervisor for many years before retiring.  He coached his sons’ Quincy baseball and basketball teams and loved fishing and playing cards.

The beloved husband of the late Elizabeth T. “Beth” (Costigan) Roberts, Robbie was the loving father of Elizabeth C. Crosson and her husband Michael of So. Weymouth, James W. Roberts and his wife Ellen of St. Charles, MO, Robert C. Roberts, Arthur J. Roberts, both of Braintree, and Teresa A. Brodeur and her husband Joseph of Braintree; dear grandfather of Matthew, David, Meghan, Adam, McKenna, Gregory, Brett, Devon and AJ; predeceased by his brothers James and Arthur of O’Fallon, IL and is also survived by his brother-in-law Tom Costigan of Braintree and many loving and caring nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 24 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Saturday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Joseph’s Church 550 Washington St. Quincy. Burial with Military Honors is at Pine Hill Cemetery, W. Quincy.

In lieu of flowers donations in Robbie’s memory may be made to the South Shore Children’s Fund c/o John Ford 68 Baxter Ave. Quincy, MA 02169

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