Richard ‘Dick’ E. O’Brien

Richard “Dick” E. O’Brien of Quincy and Scituate, MA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Boston, MA on October 21, 2014.
Richard O'Brien

Richard O’Brien

Dick is survived by his beloved wife, Kaarin Erlandson O’Brien of 35 years, their son Richard O’Brien of Brighton, and their daughter, Kirsten O’Brien of New York City.  He is also survived by four daughters with his first wife, the late Barbara Ann Spadorcia:  Kathleen Wirtz (Frank) of Weymouth, Tara O’Brien-Quinn (Peter) of Bourne, Laura O’Brien of Marshfield, and Lisa Pickering (Ralph) of Hull; six grandchildren:  Nichole, Christen and Jason Wirtz, Michael O’Brien, and Giovanna and Anthony Pickering; and great-grandson, Jaden Wirtz, son of Jason.  His brother Robert O’Brien of Miami additionally survives him.

Dick was a proud United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War.  He served as a catapult mechanic aboard the USS Wasp (CV-17), with the VF-172 “Blue Bolts” air squadron.  His decorations include the Navy Good Conduct Medal, Navy Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, Oct. 24th from 4-8 PM at McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 40 Sea St., North Weymouth, MA.  Funeral services will be on Saturday, Oct. 25th 10:30 AM at St. Agatha’s Parish, 432 Adams Street, Milton, MA.  Interment services will be held at a future date at the Massachusetts National Veterans’ Cemetery, Bourne, MA.
Donations may be made in his memory to The Jimmy Fund c/o the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.
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Ann M. Sullivan, 52

Ann M. “Annie” Sullivan, 52 of Quincy, died October 21, 2014.

Ann M. Sullivan

Ann M. Sullivan

Beloved daughter of Anne “Nancy” Sullivan of Quincy and the late Michael Sullivan, retired Quincy Police Department.  Loving sister of Michael Sullivan, Quincy Police Department, and his wife Carrie of Quincy and Sheila Sullivan of Quincy.  Cherished aunt of Andrew and Anthony Sullivan of Quincy.

Annie was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1980, and New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, 1983.  She was a RN manager at the Chelsea Soldiers Home for 30 years before retiring after her illness. Nursing was Ann’s true passion as well as helping veterans.  She enjoyed the beach and traveling especially to Marco Island.  Her smile will be remembered and she will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have known and loved her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 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 on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in memory of Ann may be made to Pat Roche Hospice Home, 86 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA  02043.

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

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Thomas G. Foley, D.M.D., 85

Thomas G. Foley, D.M.D., age 85 of Braintree, died peacefully, Sunday, October 19, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Thomas G. Foley

Thomas G. Foley

Thomas was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised and educated in Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana, where he graduated from Saint Joseph’s Abbey. He attended Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Boston College and graduated from Tufts Dental School in 1959.  He had lived in Braintree for 53 years.

He was a well-known Quincy dentist for 47 years with his offices located on High School Avenue, Quincy Center, retiring in 2006.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954.

Tom’s list of hobbies and interests was very long. Though, his greatest passion was the Russian language and Russian culture, which he initially acquired as a student at the Army Language School in 1951. He revived and continued to sharpen his Russian language skills after a visit to the Soviet Union in 1973 and he remained a fervent student of the language from that time all the way up until he fell ill. He felt very strongly about the impact that Soviet regime’s oppression had on its people, he thought globally and acted locally, by assisting and advocating on behalf of many Russian emigres that had sought refuge in the Boston area.   He served as a translator on many occasions, and most notably, he assisted families that had adopted the child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Tom enjoyed fishing off of Houghs Neck on his boat while the flounder were biting. He was also an avid runner and participated in many local road races with his close friend Paul Murphy, where the two of them almost always finished last, with big smiles on their faces.  Tom was also a member and benefactor of the Quincy YMCA for many years.

Beloved husband for 59 years of Virginia M. (Donahue) Foley. Devoted father of Thomas G. Foley, Jr. and his wife Jo-Anne of Milton, Stephen J. Foley and his wife Virginia of Wollaston, Mary E. Flory and her husband Albert of Hanover, NH, Shelagh A. Sullivan and her husband Patrick of Greenwich, CT, Peter W. Foley and his wife Robin of Harvard, MA.

He is survived by 13 cherished grandchildren. One of five siblings, he was brother of John Foley of Arcadia, California and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, Oct. 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 Thursday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Milton Cemetery.

For those who wish, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or to the American Bladder Cancer Society, 399 Main Street, Dalton, MA 01226.

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

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Catherine A. Didrikson, 90

Catherine A. Didrikson, 90, of Quincy passed away on October 16th 2014.

Loving mother of Joseph Currier and wife Sandy of Tennessee, Leonard Currier of Avon, Kenneth Currier and wife Diane of Avon, Robert Didrikson and wife Joanne of Weymouth, and the late Russell Didrikson and Mary Morgan.  Daughter of the late James and Sarah McDermott. Survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass for Catherine on Thursday October 23rd at 11am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street in Quincy.  Services under the care of Lydon Chapel for Funerals of Quincy.

For more information and online condolences please visit .  In lieu of flower donations can be made to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 1020 19th St. NW, Suite 475, Washington DC 20036.

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Rosemarie E. Langley

Rosemarie E. Langley of Cape Coral, FL, died October 16, 2014.

Rosemarie grew up in Charlestown and lived in Quincy for many years before moving to Florida a few years ago. She worked as an elementary school teacher in Brockton for 40 years. She was a member of the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association and the National Education Association.

She was a skilled golfer and was a proud member of the Braintree Women’s Golf Association and the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts where she also served on the rules committee. In Florida, Rosemarie also enjoyed teaching golf to children as a volunteer. She will be sadly missed.

Beloved wife of the late Harold F. Langley. Devoted mother of Frances E. Langley of Cape Coral, FL, Kevin D. Langley of Cape Coral, FL, Christina M. Langley of Weymouth and the late Christine Rose Langley. Loving step-mother of Edward Langley, Marion Phinney, Robert Langley, Helen Langley, Patricia Swartz and the late Annmarie Vitello and Joseph Langley. Cherished “Grammie” of Joshua David and Kathryn Rose Langley. Sister of the late Dorothy Harrington Mullis, Arthur Harrington and Daniel Harrington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 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 Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations in memory of Rosemarie may be made to a Local Charity of Your Choice.

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

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