Lionel A. Lumaghini, 65

Lionel A. Lumaghini, age 65, recently of Norwell, formerly a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Saturday, July 21, 2018, at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a relentless and courageous battle with a rare bile duct cancer, cholangiocarcinoma.

Lionel A. Lumaghini

Lionel A. Lumaghini

Lionel was born in Paris, France to the late Rene and Odette S. (Degen) Lumaghini. He immigrated to the United States as a child and was raised in Quincy. He graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1970, and attended Curry College.

Lionel was the owner and operator of JCM Computers of Abington for twenty-seven years. Previously, he had worked fourteen years for the Xerox Corporation after beginning his career in auto body restoration.

He loved all types of technology and automation, including smart home features. He was extremely “hands on” and could fix anything mechanical.

Lionel proudly served in the Army National Guard of Massachusetts for six years, during which time he attended the U.S. Army School of Engineering.

A longtime motorcycle enthusiast, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. He was an avid Boston sports fan and New England Patriots season ticket holder for many years and a member of the South Quincy Bocce Club.

Most of all, Lionel’s passion was his family and especially his grandchildren, actively supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-one years and best friend of his high school sweetheart, Marilyn M. (Bertoni) Lumaghini.

Devoted father of Jason A. Lumaghini and his wife Jessica of Hanover, Christopher A. Lumaghini and his wife Erica of Brandon, Mississippi, and Melissa M. Champagne and her husband Russell of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Loving “Grampy” of Stephanie, Jonathan, Brianna, Lily Cate, Ava Ren, and Hallie Anne Lumaghini, and soon to arrive, Baby Champagne.

Dear brother of Jessica M. Baldino and her husband George, the late Rene Lumaghini, Jr. and his wife Marie Lumaghini of Quincy. Lionel is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover Street (Route 139), Hanover on Wednesday, July 25th at 10 a.m.. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Lionel’s memory may be made to a special fund established by Lionel and Marilyn, working with Doctors Thomas Abrams and James Cleary at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, to assist those affected by this rare and deadly disease; The Lionel and Marilyn Lumaghini Family Fund for Cholangiocarcinoma Research. Please mail to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, ATTN: Angelle Kettlewell, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or visit http://www.myjimmyfundpage.org/give/lumaghiniresearchfund.

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

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Stamatios A. Papamarkos, 85

Stamatios A. Papamarkos, 85, of Quincy, and Andros, Greece died Friday, July 20, 2018.

Stamatios Papamarkos

Stamatios Papamarkos

Born in Andros, Greece he was a son of the late Anthony Papamarkos and Irene (Raisi) Papamarkou.  Beloved husband of 59 years of Adamantia (Katsikis) Papamarkou.  Devoted father of Irene Papamarkou of Braintree, and the late Maria Papamarkou.  Brother of Dina Douras of Andros, Greece, and the late Anastasia Voltis, Mary Palyaros, and Dimitri, Augustus, and John Papamarkos.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Stamatios was devoted to his family, and truly enjoyed returning to Andros, to tend to his farm.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, Braintree. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Stamatios may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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

 

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Areti P. Sakellaris, 96

Areti P. Sakellaris was born in Vassara, Sparta, Greece, on Feb. 22, 1922, and passed away peacefully on July 19 at the age of 96 in Braintree. She was surrounded by all four of her four children, along with some of her grandchildren and other relatives.

Areti P. Sakellaris

Areti P. Sakellaris

She was married for 72 years to the love of her life, Panos Sakellaris, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 98. She is survived by her loving and devoted children and their spouses, Pota Pappas of Sharon, Helen and Peter Canellos of North Quincy, George and Cathy Sakellaris of Milton and Arthur and Vasiliki Sakellaris of Milton, along with her 11 grandchildren, and her 14 great grandchildren.

Areti defined her life with devotion to her family and to her church, embodying the idea of a true grand matriarch. During the Greek Civil War she experienced extreme hardships, not only due to the tumultuous political climate, but also due to her husband being forced back and forth between home and the warfront, and the responsibility of raising four kids. Instead of losing hope or withering in this time, she instead became the foundation of strength and love for her immediate family, and the generations to come. Despite not having finished elementary school, Areti understood the importance in education, and instilled such a value for knowledge and education in her children, not for the purpose of personal gain, but to help one’s family and others. Above all else, she prioritized and taught that family and church come first, a dictum that has passed from generation to generation.

Areti did not preach these morals, however. She ingrained such values into her children through her own work-ethic, toughness, and unconditional love for her family. Never once did she complain, instead forging on to take care of her children during the most violent era of the 40s and early 50s in Greece. This care for others was not centered on her family, however. In conjunction with the teachings of high morals in the Greek Church, Areti’s desire to help others extended beyond her family. She prioritized philanthropy, and consistently went out of her way to help others, giving food to those in need even when she herself did not have much, and offering a helping hand to others around the village. She played an instrumental role in motivating her family and others to help in the construction of the new St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Braintree. Even in later years after she and her family had moved to the United States, these codes of hard work, selflessness, and familial love and devotion showed themselves in her lineage, her children and grandchildren going on to find their own successes, but doing so for familial loyalty and compassion. Being good to one’s family meant being a good person of high integrity and high morals. Most of all, she taught her children that they could achieve anything they wanted if they set their minds to it. However, she not only taught them the road to success, she taught them the most important reason to seek success: to be good people.

Visiting hours will be Sunday at St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church in Braintree, 119 Common Street, Braintree from 4:00 to 8:00pm. The funeral service will be held Monday morning, July 23, at 11:00am at St. Catherine’s Church, with internment to follow at Milton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Areti’s memory to St. Catherine’s Church. Arrangements were completed by the Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.

See keohane.com for online condolences.

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Mary A. Marchese

Mary A. (Corcoran) Marchese, a longtime Quincy resident, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary A. Marchese

Mary A. Marchese

Mary was born in Boston to the late Martin and Annie (Coyne) Corcoran. She was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School for Girls, Class of 1943. She had lived in Quincy for fifty-seven years and was a winter resident of Cocoa Beach, Florida for over twenty-five years and also enjoyed summers in Marshfield.

She was employed for eighteen years as an administrator in the disbursing office at the former Chelsea Naval Hospital. A devout Catholic, Mary was an active member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Quincy for many years.  She was a former religious education teacher, Girl Scout leader and member of the St. John’s Ladies Sodality and St. John’s bowling league.

She was a lifelong blood donor and blood drive volunteer for over twenty years with the American Red Cross. In Cocoa Beach, Florida, she was an active member of Our Savior’s Catholic Church and a volunteer at the Cape Canaveral Hospital for over twenty years.

Mary had sparkling blue eyes and enjoyed dancing, bowling and traveling. She always had kind words to say and could find kind deeds to do. She was well known for her Italian sauce and her Irish bread. Most of all, Mary was dedicated to her family and especially to her grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for forty-eight years of the late Joseph S. Marchese. Devoted mother of Michael J. Marchese and his wife Kathleen of Hanover, Joseph C. Marchese and his wife Molly of Springfield, Georgia and Molly Marchese Mullin and her husband Christopher of Quincy. Loving grandmother and “Maydo” of Kevin and Rachel Mullin, Paige, Lindsay, Katie, Ella and Lucy Marchese.

One of seven siblings, she was the dear sister of Anna Corcoran and Theresa Corcoran both of Marshfield and Florida and predeceased by Marguerite Lee, Elizabeth Murphy, Patrick J. Corcoran and Martin F. Corcoran. Sister-in-law of Rose Marie Renda of Weymouth, Ann Kelliher of Quincy and Dorothy Corcoran of North Carolina. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, July 24th 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 Monday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Parish, 21 Gay St., Quincy, MA 02169

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

 

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Robert E. Manning

Robert E. Manning, of Quincy, formerly of Milton, died July 18, 2018.

Robert E. Manning

Robert E. Manning

Robert was devoted to his loving family, especially his children and grandchildren. In his early days he enjoyed coaching little league baseball and was one of the original founders of the Milton Boosters Club. He was an avid reader, a Milton High School graduate, class of 1951, and a Boston College graduate, class of 1955.  Robert worked for many years as a senior executive with Jordan Marsh in Boston.

Beloved husband of Maralin (Mandros) Manning of Quincy.  Loving father of Patrice Flavin and her husband Paul of Green Harbor, Moira Shigo and her husband Alexis of CT, Robert E. Manning II and his wife Paige of VT, Gregory Manning and his wife Linda of Andover, Theodore Manning and his wife Cindy of VT, and Michael Manning and his wife Susan of Hingham.  Cherished “Papa” to Jim, Taylor Fradette, Casey & Kevin Flavin; Nicholas & Susanna Shigo; Ryan, Connor, Shay, Keegan, Britt & Fionn Manning; Jillian & Morgan Manning; and Michael, Jr., Catherine & John Manning.  Also survived by 2 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 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 9:45 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Agatha Church, Milton at 10:30 AM. Burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert may be made to Maria Droste Counseling Services, 1354 Hancock St., Ste. 209, Quincy, MA 02169.

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

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