Gilda Knowles

Gilda (Kaufman) Knowles of Weymouth died October 5, 2015.

Gilda graduated from North Quincy High School and received her associate’s degree from Quincy College and Boston State College. She was very active with her children’s and grandchildren’s activities and was happiest when she was surrounded by them. She was a Cub Scout leader, ROTC adviser, involved with the Wollaston Congregational Church, and strongly involved with community activities. She was a coordinator of SHARE Food Program and former member of Ward 5 Republican Committee and was a long serving Election Day warden.

Gilda was a warm hearted, caring person with a great sense of humor. Her family was her world and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Devoted mother of Joshua F. Knowles and his wife Rebecca of Naples, ME, Matthew E. Knowles and his wife Ashley of North Attleboro, Adam J. Knowles of Weymouth, and Jessica McAuliffe and her husband Noel of Abington. Loving sister of Vicki Kaufman of Weymouth and Ronald Kaufman of Boston and Washington, DC. Cherished “Grammy” of Jacob, Tanda, Xavier, Samuel, Leo, Jordan, Emma, Job, Zoey, and Drake. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 5-9 PM  in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gilda’s name to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton, 199 Reedsdale Rd., Milton, MA 02186.

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Maureen A. Bonnar

Maureen A. (MacAleese) Bonnar of Quincy died October 4, 2015.

Maureen Bonnar

Maureen Bonnar

Maureen enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandson, James, and her special angels, her four sisters. She loved embroidery and making craft projects to share with her family and friends.

Beloved wife of 33 years to Peter Bonnar of Quincy. Devoted mother of John James Bonnar and his wife Jasmine of TX and the late Kelly Ann Bonnar. Cherished “Nana” of James Miguel Bonnar. Loving daughter of Cathy MacAleese of North Weymouth and the late John F. MacAleese. Dear sister of Theresa MacAleese of Quincy, Sheila Chernicki and her husband Peter of Hanson, Bernadette MacAleese of Weymouth and Nina MacNeill and her husband John of Weymouth. Loving aunt of Cassie, Brendan, Caitlin, Meghan and Joshua. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital).  Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9 AM on Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Jerome Church, Weymouth at 10 AM.

Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Maureen may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370 or the Home for Little Wanderers, Development Department, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.

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Alme A. Grubis, 95

Alme A. (Serino) Grubis, 95, of Braintree and formerly Quincy died peacefully, Monday, October 5, 2015, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Alme A. Grubis

Alme A. Grubis

She was born in Cambridge, raised and educated in Dorchester. Alme lived at the Grove Manor Estates in Braintree for more than four years and delighted in the daily activities, especially playing bingo. She previously lived in Quincy for 26 years and earlier in Dorchester.

Alme was a devoted homemaker. She also worked in culinary services at the former Edgewood Nursing Home in Dorchester.  She was an active parishioner at Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy and belonged to the Ladies Sodality.

Beloved wife of the late Albert J. Grubis, Sr. Devoted mother of Albert J. Grubis, Jr. and his wife Elyse of Pelham, New Hampshire, and Thomas E. Grubis and his wife Joyce Leary of Braintree. Loving grandmother of Christine, Eric and Derek and loving great-grandmother of Nicholas and Jessica.  Dear sister of Josephine Oliver of Winchester and she was predeceased by Mary Hanna, George Serino, Edith Mahon and Frank Serino.  Cousin of Olga Ponde of Dorchester. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Thursday, October 8th at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation at the funeral home prior to the Mass from 10 – 11 a.m. Interment Saint Michael Cemetery, Roslindale.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Alme’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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

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Agnes D. Wisnes, 77

Agnes D. Wisnes, 77

Agnes D. (Carney) Wisnes, 77, of Quincy died October 3, 2015.

Agnes D. Wisnes

Agnes D. Wisnes

She was born in Boston and graduated from Monsignor Ryan High School.  She was a devoted mother and cherished the meals she cooked for her family.  Mrs. Wisnes enjoyed traveling and watching movies.  She was an avid sports fan, especially for the Patriots and Red Sox.

She will be remembered for her caring manner and generous spirit.  She will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Predeceased by the love of her life Bernard R. Wisnes.  Beloved mother of Catherine Smyth and her husband Charles of Winchester, Richard Wisnes and his wife Teresa of Hanover, Mark Wisnes and his companion Jennifer Doherty Kavanagh of Roslindale, John Wisnes and his wife Cathie of Weymouth and the late Mary Frances Wisnes. Devoted Grandma of Charlie and John Smyth and Alex, Michael and Sophia Wisnes.  Loving daughter of the late Michael and Mary Carney.  Caring sister of the late John Carney, Thomas Carney, Mary Carney, Nora Sullivan, Joseph Carney, Catherine Carney and James Carney.  Cherished sister-in-law of Joan Carney of Milton.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 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 9:15 AM Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Quincy.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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Elizabeth J. Ford, 73

Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Cockburn) Ford, 73, of Abington died Oct. 1.

Elizabeth J. Ford

Elizabeth J. Ford

Born in Quincy, where she was raised and educated, she also lived in Rockland for 12 years. Mrs. Ford worked as a nurse’s assistant at John Scott House and Norfolk County Hospital and enjoyed cribbage, bowling, reading and television. She was a longtime member of TOPS and was proud to have recently received her KOPS pin.

The daughter of the late George and Dorothy Cockburn, she was the beloved wife of the late James M. Ford and Arthur F. Sargent; loving mother of Michael E. Sargent and his wife Karen of Middleborough, Steven A. Sargent and his wife Barbara of Weymouth and Karen E. Ercolini and her husband William of Rockland; proud grandmother of Michael E. Sargent, Jr., Christine Sargent, Kimberlee Dawn Ercolini, Matthew R. Sargent, Emily K. Sargent, Brady A. Sargent, Megan R. Sargent, Joseph C. Ercolini and Mary-Hanna Sargent; great-grandmother of Ethan, Sekiah, Bella and Connor; beloved sister of Edward H. Cockburn of ME and the late Richard F. Cockburn; sister-in-law of Marcia Cockburn of ME and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 7, from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited.

On Thursday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Joseph Church 550 Washington St. Quincy. Cremation will follow.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.

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