Peter J. Cedrone, 75

Peter J. Cedrone

Peter J. Cedrone

Peter J. Cedrone of Quincy died suddenly at his home on June 22, 2016. He was 75.

He was the husband of Sandra L. (Wordell) Cedrone. He was born in Weymouth and was the son of the late Pasqualino and Carmella (Messina) Cedrone. Peter grew up in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as an automobile insurance appraiser for more than 20 years.

He loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and was a former member of the Harley Owners Group South Shore Chapter. Peter also loved spending time in Maine where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.  He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.  He loved his family the most and enjoyed spending time with them.

Besides his wife Sandra of the last 49 years he is survived by a son, Paul A. Cedrone and his wife Jennifer of Quincy; two daughters, Marie A. Simonelli and her husband Michael of Mansfield, and Lisa Cedrone of Quincy; six grandchildren, Peter J. Cedrone II, Michael J. Simonelli, Molly E. Casey, Jenay J. Cedrone, Julia M. Simonelli and Nicholas G. Cedrone. He was also the brother of the late Patricia C. Cedrone.

Funeral Service Monday, June 27, at 11 am at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Burial will be private at a later date.

Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, June 26, from 4 to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation 11 Vanderbilt Ave. Suite 105 Norwood, MA 02062

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Agnes T. Petitti, 94

Agnes T. (Schwemin) Petitti of West Quincy passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016, at age 94.

Agnes T. Petitti

Agnes T. Petitti

A lifelong Quincy resident, she was employed by Quincy Public Schools and was a member of St. Mary’s Ladies Sodality for many years. Her favorite times for the past 45 years were spent with her family and friends at their summer house on White Horse Beach.

The beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Petitti, Agnes was the loving mother of Joseph J. Petitti, Jr. and his wife Ginny of Norwell, Thomas P. Petitti and his wife Susan A. of Quincy, Kathleen M. Kelly and her husband Terry of Quincy and the late Daniel Petitti; devoted grandmother of Jason, Meaghan, Jennifer, Thomas, Jr., Sean and Craig; great-grandmother of Olivia, Joey, Hunter, Jaxon and Charlotte; dear sister of Joan M. Gallagher of Bowie, MD and the late John A. Schwemin, Paul D. Schwemin and Marion Cowen; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated June 17 in St. Mary’s Church, Quincy.

Funeral arrangements were made by Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy.

Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in Agnes’ memory may be made to the St. Mary’s Bell Tower Fund 115 Crescent St. Quincy, MA 02169.


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Mary T. Sheahan, 99

Mary T. “Sis” (Randolph) Sheahan, 99, of Quincy died peacefully in her sleep on June 23, 2016, surrounded by her four children.

Mary T. Sheahan

Mary T. Sheahan

A force of nature who beat ovarian cancer in her early 70s, Mary was retired from the clerk’s office in the District Court of Massachusetts at Quincy and, postretirement, served as a volunteer for Quincy Hospice.

She leaves four children: Pamela Brennan and her husband, Peter, of Quincy; Suzanne Johnson and her partner, Klaus Lohmeyer, of Plymouth; Jeffrey Sheahan and his wife, Theresa, of Amherst, NH; and Randy Sheahan and his wife, Judith, of Cambridge.  She also leaves five grandchildren: Sarah Brennan and Emma Brennan of Quincy; Jessica Sheahan and her husband, Vien Dobui, of Portland, ME; Caroline Sheahan of New York City; and Scott Johnson of Plymouth. She is survived, as well, by several nieces and nephews, and was predeceased by her husband, Gerard M. Sheahan, by her sister, Dorothy Poutree, and by her brothers, John and Robert Randolph.

Visiting hours will be held at Lydon Chapel for Funerals, 644 Hancock St., Quincy, on Tuesday, June 28, from 5 PM to 8 PM. A private burial will be at Pine Hill Cemetery in Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at

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Helen Grazioso, 93

Helen (Gavaza) Grazioso, 93, of Quincy, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving husband of 70 years and her five children.

Helen Grazioso

Helen Grazioso

Daughter of the late George V. and Josephine Gavaza. Helen was predeceased by her siblings – Victor Gavaza, John (Bud) Gavaza and Betty Isbell.

Helen was born in Quincy and attended Quincy Public Schools. She raised her five children in the Wollaston Hill area. For the past three years she had been a resident of the William B. Rice Eventide Home along with her husband Alfred.

Helen is survived by her husband Alfred Grazioso; her daughter Holly Powers and her husband Warren of Norfolk and Naples, FL; Ken Grazioso and his wife Melody of Gainesville, FL; Mary-Ellen Schwartz and her husband Ed of Carey, NC; Al Grazioso and his wife Cathie of Quincy; and Liz Barry and her husband Tim of Raleigh, NC. They are also the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.

Helen loved her family more than life itself. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was an accomplished amateur figure roller-skater. She loved gardening, dancing and politics. But, more important to her was her faith in God. Helen was the founder of the Cranch Hill Association, past chairman of the South Shore American Cancer Society, past member of the Quincy Catholic Women’s Club, and St. Ann’s MaryAnn’s.

Helen and her husband Alfred celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this past February. They were married on February 14, 1946 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Quincy. A Mass of Celebration was performed for Al and Helen and attended by family and friends. The Celebrant was the Most Reverend James Hawker, a close family friend.

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. Funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 AM in St. John’s Church, Quincy.

Burial in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in memory of Helen may be made to Boston Catholic TV – PO Box 9196, 34 Chestnut Street, Watertown, MA 02471.

See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

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Marshall Brombier

Marshall Brombier of Quincy died on June 18, 2016.

Marshall was the dear brother of Helen Engel and brother-in-law of the late Alvan Engel, and dear brother of the late Louise Brombier. Marshall was the loving uncle of Rhonda Monaco and her husband Michael, Benjamin Engel, and Lesley Engel.  He was the loving grand uncle of Ali and Amanda Monaco.

Marshall was an avid sports fan and proud season ticket holder of the New England Patriots for many years and a very devoted fan of Northeastern University athletics, particularly ice hockey and basketball. Marshall was a really great guy and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Graveside services will be held at Pride of Lynn Cemetery, 89 Lakeshore Road, Lynn, on Monday, June 20 at 1:00 PM.

Contributions in Marshall’s memory may be made to Northeastern University Hockey Program, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

For online guestbook and directions, please visit the funeral home website

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