Theresa J. Gale-Stella, 79

Theresa J. “Terry” (Buscherfeld) Gale-Stella, age 79, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, went home to the Lord unexpectedly on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Theresa J. Gale-Stella

Theresa J. Gale-Stella

Terry was born in Rodman, Iowa, on Jan. 13, 1937, to the late Anthony and Anna (Elbert) Buscherfeld, She was raised in Whittemore, Iowa, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Aug. 27, 1956. She was a Vietnam Era veteran and served as an HM/3 at the U.S. Naval Hospital Chelsea.

She later became a licensed practical nurse and worked for 27 years at the former Quincy Medical Center. She also worked at various local nursing facilities.  She had lived in Braintree since 1996 and previously in Quincy for 34 years.

Terry was a woman of faith and a longtime parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church in Quincy. She was an active volunteer participating as a senior altar server, altar decorator, making baptismal bibs and assisting with countless other duties.  She enjoyed attending adoration on Fridays. Terry also enjoyed sewing and reading and was devoted to her family.

Beloved wife of the late Francis A. “Frank” Stella. Devoted mother of Russell R. Gale and his wife Debbie of South Berwick, Maine, Jeffrey A. Gale and his wife Pamela of Bridgewater. Stepmother of Robert F. Stella of Weymouth, Susan Stella-Meili of Shreveport, LA, and Elizabeth Stella-Ford and her husband Christopher of Plymouth. Cherished grandmother of six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

One of nine siblings, Terry was sister of Kathryn Spurgeon of Otho, Iowa, Imelda Goman of Carlsbad, NM, John Buscherfeld of Quincy and pre-deceased by Margaret Lewis, Evelyn Donner, Edward and James Buscherfeld and infant Mary Magdalene. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, July 25th  at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Terry’s memory may be made to Saint John the Baptist Parish, c/o 21 Gay Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

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


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Keith R. Maher, 61

Keith R. Maher, 61, a self-employed carpenter, passed away at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, July 16, 2016.

Keith Maher

Keith Maher

Born and raised in Milton, Keith was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, where he was the captain of the golf team and ran for the track team. He was owner of Maher Carpentry. Keith was a member of the Quincy Yacht Club, longtime coach and sponsor of Quincy Youth Softball, enjoyed playing golf and was an avid Patriots and NASCAR fan.

Beloved husband of Lydia W. (Colley) Maher. Loving father of Kristin W. Maher of Weymouth. Son of Francis N. and the late Geraldine A. (Cochran) Maher of Quincy. Brother of Garrett C. and his wife Patricia Maher of South Weymouth and Annmarie and her husband Ian Schmidt of Holliston. Keith is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to Keith’s funeral service at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, Friday July 22 at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 5-8 PM.

Donations in Keith’s memory may be made to the Keith Maher Memorial Fund for a vocational technical student, c/o Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., Milton, MA 02186.

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Jacqueline R. Maier

Jacqueline R. (Sommers) Maier of Quincy died July 20, surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

Jacqueline R. Maier

Jacqueline R. Maier

Jacqueline’s life was centered around her loving family.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling with her sisters, relaxing by the pool, and her trips to Maine.  Above all else, her favorite day of the year was July Fourth, when the family came together in an annual ritual of celebrating family and freedom.

She was the secretary for many years at Quincy Teen Mothers, a program administered by Quincy Public Schools.  Jacqueline was also a spousal member at the Quincy Elks.  She will be remembered as a generous, outgoing, kind and wonderful woman.

Beloved wife of the late George W. Maier III.  Loving mother of George W. “Butch” Maier IV and his wife Paula, Kathy Hughes and her husband Matt, and John “Jack” Maier and his wife Jennifer, all of Quincy. Loving daughter of the late Clifton Sommers and Rita (Carey) Sommers.  Sister of Jean Barnes of Quincy, Paul Sommers of Rockland, Kathleen Creedon of Quincy, David Sommers of Quincy, and Nancy Tierney of Quincy.  Cherished “Nana” to Jacki, Ryan, Nick, Billy, Danny and Adam.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Dempsey.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:45 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.  Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in memory of Jacqueline may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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


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Kathy A. Owens

A funeral Mass for Kathy A. (Flaherty) Owens of Quincy was celebrated June 20 in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy.

Kathy A. Owens

Kathy A. Owens

Mrs. Owens died after a courageous battle with ALS on June 15.

Her life revolved around her husband, daughter and three grandsons.  She enjoyed walks along the beach in South Boston, cooking, and family celebrations.  She was extremely proud of her career as a certified cancer registrar for more than 30 years at several local hospitals.  She will be remembered for her friendly and social manner, helpful attitude, care for others, and love for her cats.

Beloved wife of Kevin T. Owens of Quincy.  Loving mother of Michelle L. Delorey and her husband Adam of Quincy. Cherished Grammy to Adam Delorey, Jr., Nathan Delorey, and Brady Delorey.  Loving sister of Patricia MacNeil of Quincy, Ruth Flaherty of Quincy, William Flaherty of Foxboro, and Mary Flaherty of Quincy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were made by Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574 or online at

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Edward P. Monti

Edward Peter Monti of Quincy died peacefully July 17 after a brief illness.

Mr. Monti was born on Nov. 4, 1926, in Quincy, son of the late Angelo and Orsola Monti of Clivio, Italy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Adele (Guastalli). He is also survived by his daughters Donna, and her husband, Christopher Ackerman, of Quincy; Michele, and her husband, Rahn Pelrine, of Weymouth; his sister, Linda Montilio, of Quincy; and grandchildren: Justin Ackerman, Ryan Ackerman and Emily Pelrine.  He is also survived by his great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Monti was an Army veteran of WWII.  He graduated from Quincy High School in 1945 and attended the Barre School of Memorial Design in Barre, VT.

Mr. Monti was an accomplished granite sculptor who pioneered a revolutionary thermal sculpting technique in the 1960s.  He leaves behind a prolific portfolio from a lifetime of creating public and private fountains and sculptures throughout the greater New England area.  Some of his most notable public creations are the large granite fountain at Merrymount Park in Quincy and the Boston University fountain on Commonwealth Avenue.

Sculpting was his lifelong passion. Mr. Monti never stopped designing new creations and looking forward to the next project.  He was happiest outside in nature, hunting deer or searching for mushrooms with his beagle, Francis.  He had a mischievous sense of humor and lived life to the fullest, without compromise.  Also, he enjoyed travel and vacationed with close friends and family throughout his life.  Mr. Monti will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The service will be private and he will be laid to rest at the family monument created by his father at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Quincy.

Memorial donations may be made to NeighborWorks Southern Mass, 422 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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