Valeria A. Colbert, 62

Valerie A. (Crifo) Colbert of Quincy entered into eternal peace on August 24, 2016. She was 62.

Valerie A. Colbert

Valerie A. Colbert

Loving and devoted mother of Alison Colbert of Quincy. Cherished daughter of Dorothy Crifo of Quincy and the late Joseph Crifo, Sr. Fiancée of Cary Crehan of Quincy. Sister of Donna Mauney of NC and the late Joseph Crifo, Jr. Valerie is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 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 on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM.

Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in memory of Valerie may be made to Samaritans, 41 West Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.

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

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Olive J. Reed

Olive Jean Reed, of Quincy, died peacefully on the evening of Aug. 24, 2016, surrounded by the love, comfort and care of her family. At 83, she was the devoted wife of more than 45 to the late Raymond N. Reed who died in 2002.

Olive J. Reed

Olive Reed

Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, she came to the U.S. in 1954, settling in Quincy where she met and married Raymond in Sept. 1956.

Mrs. Reed enjoyed playing Bingo and Rummy 500, cooking wonderful meals for her family and crocheting all of the various gifts she made over the years which her family and friends are left to cherish along with her memory.

She was the loving mother of Walter R. Reed and fiancée, Shannon Wheeler of Reno, NV, Eileen M. O’Brien of Meriden, CT, and Deborah L. O’Neil and husband Michael of Stoughton. Sister of Ida Bollen and Dallas Gould, both of Quincy, and the late Mary Fox and Frederick Gould. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer O’Brien Tsang, Timothy O’Brien, Matthew O’Brien, Kelsey O’Brien, Shelly Mason, Kyle Reed-Mason and Kerry O’Neil, Great Grandmother of Jameson Reed Tsang. Sister-in-Law of Robert and Lee Reed of Stoughton, she is also survived nieces, nephews and many dear friends including the close friends she made while living at Granite Place.

Her funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held tomorrow, Saturday August 27, at 11:00am at the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home 26 Adams St, Quincy Center, with the Rev. Clifford R. Brown, Rector of Christ Church Quincy, officiating.

Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.  Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the start of the service beginning at 10:00am.

The family will be forever grateful for the professional staff at Old Colony Hospice for the excellent care they afforded Mrs. Reed in her final days, and ask that you consider making donations in her memory to them in lieu of flowers at: Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

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Grace A. Guerrero

Grace A. (O’Donnell) Guerrero of Quincy, formerly a longtime resident of Bridgewater, died August 23, 2016.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph M. Guerrero. Daughter of the late Harry and Maryanne (Levie) O’Donnell. Loving mother of Joseph Guerrero and his wife Jennifer of Virginia and Therese Dolbec and her husband George of Quincy. Sister of Helen Galaniff of Carthage, Maine, the late Paul O’Donnell of Norwood, and the late Doris Stewart of Pembroke. Treasured grandmother of Joseph Guerrero of VA, David Guerrero of VA and Matthew Dolbec of Quincy; great grandmother of David Guerrero Jr. of VA. Longtime companion to the late Joseph Colantoni of Abington.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Granite Links in Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Grace to: Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St, W. Bridgewater, MA 02379-1022.

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

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John N. Conlon, 80

John N. Conlon, 80, of Quincy, a retiree of the former Pneumatic Scale Corp, died August 22, 2016.

He was a son of the late Farrell and Margaret (Neil) Conlon.

Born in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, he was raised in Quincy and graduated Quincy High School in 1954. He served his country with honor in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman from 1959-1961, and worked for many years as the Assistant Manager of the Human Resources dept. for Pneumatic Scale Corp of Quincy, retiring in 1995 when the company left the area. Among his interests was candlepin bowling, which he enjoyed for many years.

He was the brother-in-law of Catherine Conlon and uncle of Neil Conlon and Sheena Kennedy, all of Jacksonville FL.

At his request visiting hours have been omitted, and he will be buried privately, with military honors, in his parents’ cemetery lot. Arrangements by Hamel, Wickens & Troupe, Quincy.

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Timothy ‘Brendan’ O’Connor, 68

Timothy “Brendan” O’Connor, 68, a longtime resident of Milton, died, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, surrounded by his loving family.

Timothy O'Connor

Timothy O’Connor

He was born, raised and educated in County Kerry, Ireland and had lived in Milton for the past thirty-five years.

Brendan immigrated to the United States in March of 1967. He met his wife, Sally, shortly thereafter at an Irish dance on Dudley Street in Roxbury.

Brendan worked in the trades alongside his uncles in Norwood and for the Greater Boston utility companies across the city. In the 1980s, he joined the Carpenters Union as a hard-working and talented tradesman.

He was a longtime member of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton and was an active parishioner of Saint Agatha Church in Milton.

Brendan enjoyed spending time with family and friends on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee and was proud to be part of the West Point of Long Island Association. He always enjoyed trips to Ireland to visit relatives and friends.

Brendan was a man among men. A warm, kind-hearted, and generous person of quiet strength. He was completely devoted to his family and was especially proud of his four sons and their accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-four years of Sarah A. “Sally” (Nolan) O’Connor.

Devoted father of Brian T. O’Connor and his wife Kristi of Squantum, Timothy B. O’Connor II of South Boston, Kevin A. O’Connor of New York City, New York, and the late Noel E. O’Connor.

Cherished “Grampy” of Donal J. O’Connor and Mary C. O’Connor.

Loving son of Theresa (Kelliher) O’Connor of County Kerry, Ireland and the late Timothy O’Connor.

Dear brother of Denis J. O’Connor of Quincy, Breda O’Connor of Squantum, Josephine Gaffey of Dorchester, Michael C. O’Connor of Milton, Mary Carmel O’Connor of Doocarrig, Ireland, Gerard O’Connor of Moultonborough, NH, Bernadette O’Connor of Braintree, Theresa Donaldson of Wayland, Kate Gaffey of Roscommon, Ireland, John O’Connor of Doocarrig, Ireland, Donal O’Connor of Cork, Ireland, Andrew O’Connor of Doocarrig, Ireland, Linda O’Connor of Nashville, TN, and longtime, loyal friend Brendan Healy of South Boston.

Also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and friends.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Friday, August 26th at 9:45 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Thursday 4-8 p.m. Interment Milton Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Brendan’s memory may be made to the Irish Pastoral Centre, 15 Rita Road, Boston, MA 02124.

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

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