Carol A. Lydon

Carol A. (Moriarty) Lydon of Quincy died on June 27 with her family by her side.

Carol was the loving mother of John “Jack” Lydon and his wife Jacqueline of Quincy, Michael of Dorchester, Susan Lydon Morrell and her husband Kenny of Quincy, Kevin Lydon and his wife Anne of Mansfield, Maura Gallagher and her husband Jack of Weymouth and Amy McDermott and her husband Chris of Quincy. Wife of the late John W. Lydon. Grandmother of 9 cherished grandchildren Roxanne, Patrick, Jonlyn, Mikayla, Molly, Jake, Seán, Meghan and Brigid. Sister of Francis Moriarty and his wife Regina of Middleboro.  Also survived by many beautiful nieces, nephews and friends.

Carol will be long remembered by the YMCA, Kennedy Senior Center and the Department of Defense where she worked for many years.  She loved to travel with friends and her faith and family were very important to her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 1, at 11am in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy. Visiting hours Friday from 4pm to 8pm in the St. Joseph’s Church, 556 Washington St., Quincy.

For more information and online condolences please visit

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carol’s name to the Ellie Fund, 200 Reservoir St., Suite 300, Needham, MA 02494 or

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Mary A. Dell’Orfano, 98

Mary A. (Colarusso) Dell’Orfano, age 98, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Monday, June 26, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary A. Dell’Orfano

Mary A. Dell’Orfano

Mary was born in Quincy to the late Aleseio and Carmina (Rossetti) Colarusso. She was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1936.

She was employed as an upholstery stitcher, working fifteen years at the former Hancock Upholstery Company of Quincy and later fifteen years with the Twin City Upholstery Company in Braintree. She retired in 1987.

Mary was a devout Catholic and lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Church in Quincy and was a member of the former Ladies Sodality.

Beloved wife of the late Albert A. Dell’Orfano. Devoted mother of Albert A. Dell’Orfano, Jr. and his companion Amy C. DeVico of Quincy and the late Ann Marie Dell’Orfano. Loving grandmother of Michael Anderson, Alex Anderson, Mary Elizabeth Anderson and Cassandra Anderson all of Weymouth.

One of seven siblings, she was predeceased by James Colarusso, Lucy Mottola, Rose, Leonard, Dominic and Pasquale “Patsy” Colarusso. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, June 30, at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the Mass Friday morning 10 -11 a.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. 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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William J. Miller

William J. “Hank” “Skippy” Miller, of Quincy and formerly South Boston, passed away peacefully on to eternal life surrounded by his loving family on June 26, 2017 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

William J. Miller

William J. Miller

William’s life was balanced between his family, faith, work, and service to his country.  His wife, children, grandchildren, and lifelong friends were the foremost people in his life. Growing up in South Boston he had a strong Catholic faith, which guided him throughout his journey.  Longtime devoted parishioner and member of Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel.

A longshoreman by trade, William was a past president of the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 800 (ILA), a business agent for 18 years and pension administrator since 1993 to the present day.  He also served as vice president of New England Dock and Marine Council.  A United States Marine Corps veteran, William served during Korean War.  William was a former commander of the Michael J. Perkins Post in S. Boston.

He will be remembered for his caring nature, love of family, and his ability to never forget a birthday.

Devoted husband of the late Priscilla “Penny” (Ingalls) Miller.  Loving father of Michele Miller-Roche and her husband Leo of Quincy, Michael Miller and his wife Viktoria of Quincy, Colleen Miller-Stevenson of Quincy, and Billy L. Miller and his wife Missy of Dorchester.  Cherished brother of Edward Miller of Quincy, and the late Ruth Roberts, Claire Hardacker, Charles Miller, and Elayne Bryant.  Loving “Papa” to Casey, Madelyn, Caitlyn, Corey, Loren, Jordan, Viktoria, Makayla, and William.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 3-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine, 51 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA at 10 AM.  Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations in memory of William may be made to Marian Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 130 Dorchester St., S. Boston, MA 02127.

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

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Gertrude M. Wilson

Gertrude M. (Donovan) Wilson of Quincy passed away June 26, 2017.

Gertrude Wilson

Gertrude Wilson

Beloved daughter of the late Margaret M. (Sullivan) and Dr. Albert J. Donovan. Loving wife of the late James Wilson. Cherished mother of James Wilson and his late wife Cynthia of Marshfield, Patricia Squillante and her husband Stephen of Weymouth, Paul Wilson and his wife Sheila of Marshfield, Richard Wilson and his wife Antoinette of Marshfield, Michael Wilson and his wife Antoinetta of Weymouth, and the late Donald Wilson and his surviving wife Patricia of Weymouth. Dear sister of the late Margaret R. Donovan, Albert W.S. Donovan, Dr. Joseph J. Donovan, and Thomas D. Donovan. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 9-10 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Mount Benedict Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gertrude may be made to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 8201 Corporate Dr., Suite 1000, Landover, MD 20785,

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Anthony Cronis

Anthony “Tony” Cronis of North Quincy passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on June 24, 2017.

Anthony Cronis

Anthony Cronis

Born in Boston in 1918, Tony moved to North Quincy in the early ’60s. He owned a couple of businesses in the South End and for 20 years before retiring, worked as a carpenter in the Union Local 33.

The beloved husband of 35 years to Lena (Minichiello) Cronis, Tony was the loving father of Douglas R. Cronis and his wife Regina of Weymouth; step-father of Brian and Kevin Weaver of Everett; grandfather of 5 and great-grandfather of 5; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Tony split his time between Quincy and Naples, FL. He stayed active by being a member of the Castle Island group, Ward 4 Senior Center and the Kennedy Center in Quincy. Tony enjoyed dancing, gardening, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Arrangements by the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy.

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