Barbara L. Coste, 82

A celebration of life for Barbara Louise (Snell) Coste, 82, of Ormond Beach, Fla., and formerly Quincy will be held March 8 at 2 p.m. in Quincy Point Congregational Church.

Barbara L. Coste

Barbara L. Coste

Mrs. Coste died Feb. 27.

She born on Aug. 27, 1932, in Brockton. Mrs. Coste lived and raised her family in Quincy for more than 40 years before retiring to Ormond Beach in 1994. She loved to dance, to sew, play cards, and was an avid reader. Mrs. Coste was a kind hearted and loving person, often putting others before herself.

Devoted wife of 58 years to Paul G. Coste and loving mother of her four children. Survived by Nancy Coste-Ploof and her husband Thomas of Quincy, Lisa Coste of FL, Julie Kraunelis and her husband David of Quincy. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Andrew, Abigail and Emily Kraunelis and Hunter Ploof.

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Helen M. ‘Mimi’ Bradley, 98

Helen M. “Mimi” Bradley, 98, of Dorchester, passed away March 1, 2015 at Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth following a period of declining health. She was the devoted wife of nearly 63 years to the late George R. Bradley who died in 1999.

Helen Bradley

Helen Bradley

Born August 20, 1916, she was the second of seven children born to the late Joseph V. and Elizabeth M. (Coyle) O’Donnell. Raised in Dorchester, she was a long time communicant of St. Christopher’s Church in Columbia Point. In addition to her primary job raising her family, Helen had also worked as a sales clerk with the former W.T. Grant department store.

In retirement, she and her beloved George enjoyed many happy times traveling to many destinations around the world, but her happiest times were those spent in the company of her adoring family.

For many years, Helen was a member of the Cyril P. Morrisette Post #294 of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, playing cribbage and was an avid reader.

She was the loving mother of Henry P. Bradley (ret. Director, Quincy Veterans Services and ret. Quincy P.D.) and his wife Rosemarie, Joan E. Abban, and H. Micki LeMoine and her late husband Robert, all of Quincy, and the late Elizabeth E. Bradley. Dear sister of Lawrence J. O’Donnell of Newark DE, the late Margaret Fallon and William, Philip, Joseph & John O’Donnell.  She is also survived by 14 cherished grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by grandsons Eric and Paul Abban, and a great great grandson, baby Robbie Warren.

Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held Friday March 6th at 10:00am from the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St, Quincy Center, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am in Sacred Heart Parish, 386 Hancock St, N.Quincy. Interment to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 990 Lagrange St, West Roxbury.

Visiting Hours Thursday March 5th from 3:00—8:00pm at the funeral home. Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to: St. Christopher’s Church, 265 Mount Vernon St, Dorchester MA 02125, or to The Bonnie M. Conroy Memorial Fund for Pediatric Cancer Patients, c/o James & Carolyn Conroy, 141 Bromfield St, Quincy MA 02170

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John A. Shaw Jr., 75

John A. “Jack” Shaw Jr., 75, of Quincy died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 26, 2015.

John A. Shaw Jr.

John A. Shaw Jr.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Mary (Hayward) Shaw.  Jack is survived by his loving children, John A. Shaw III and his wife Julie of Braintree, Mary Shaw Vassalli of Weymouth and Billy H. Shaw of Quincy.  He is also survived by his caring sister Maryellen Sullivan of Milton, his cherished grandchildren Nicholas and Samantha Vassalli, Jack, Madeline, and the late Connor Shaw, as well as his companion Barbara Roy of Dorchester.

Jack was an avid boater and life member of Savin Hill Yacht Club, a proud Navy veteran and a retired union electrician of IBEW Local 103.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, Tuesday, March 3, at 10:30 am.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, EAST MILTON, from 4-8 PM on Monday, March 2.  Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a donation in Jack’s name may be made to the American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.

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Thomas P. Cronin, 92

Thomas Patrick Cronin, 92, of Quincy passed away after a brief illness on February 27, 2015.

Thomas P. Cronin

Thomas P. Cronin

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Pauline (Rooney) Cronin, and survived by his five devoted children, Stephen Cronin and his wife Karen of Rockland, Paula Beasley and her husband Fred of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Mary Fitzgerald of Braintree, Lisa Cronin Smith and her husband Tim of Scituate and Kathleen Cronin-Varroso and her husband Bill of Weymouth. Also survived by five grandchildren: Sean Cronin and his wife Kim of Loveland, Colorado, Jeff Cronin and his wife Laura of Hanson, Caitlin Ferrero and her husband Joe of Beverly, Peter Smith of Hanover and Anna Smith of Scituate in addition to five great-grandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cronin grew up in Portland, Maine, and West Roxbury, Mass. He was employed for more than 40 years by the Barnstead Still and Sterilizer Company in West Roxbury and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

The Cronin family would like to gratefully acknowledge the kind and professional care provided in his last months by the staff at the Rice Eventide Home in Quincy.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 4-8pm in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home , 21 Emerald Street, Hingham ( Off Central St.)  A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 9am prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy Wednesday at 10am. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Father Flanagan’s Boys Town 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010.

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Michael G. Bradley, 55

Michael G. Bradley, age 55 of Quincy, formerly of Braintree, died peacefully, Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Michael G. Bradley

Michael G. Bradley

Michael was born in Quincy, raised and educated in Quincy schools and was a graduate of Quincy Vo-Tech High School. He had lived in Quincy for most of his life and previously 13 years in Braintree.

He had been employed as a mechanic for the former Globe Vending Company in Quincy for many years. Michael was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and especially with his five grandchildren.

Beloved husband of Mary T. (Hayward) Bradley. Devoted father of Jennifer L. Powell and her husband Nathaniel of Marshfield, Nicole M. Finocchio and her husband Domenic of Bridgewater. Loving grandfather of Madison, Michael, Nathaniel, Bradley and Isabella. Cherished son of Carol Rose (Burke) Harris of  Weymouth and the late John W. Bradley. Brother of John W. Bradley of Quincy, Steven P. Bradley of Roslindale, Ronald G. Bradley of Quincy, David R. Bradley of Quincy and Judith M. Walsh of Braintree.  Michael is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, March 4th at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 – 7 p. m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

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