Theodore J. Rouillard III, 61

Theodore J. “Teddy” Rouillard III, age 61, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Theodore J. Rouillard III

Theodore J. Rouillard III

Teddy was born and raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1972. He was employed in the construction industry for many years. Teddy enjoyed the beach and was devoted to his pet “pug”, Toby.

Beloved son of Theodore J. “Ted” Rouillard, Jr., Quincy Fire Department, retired of Quincy and the late June I. (Cantelli) Rouillard. Devoted brother of Debra A. Elder and her husband George, Patricia M. Kobzik and her husband Paul all of Quincy. Loving uncle of Danny and Kristen and granduncle of Julianna and Joey. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, August 26th 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Monday 5 – 8 p.m. At the request of the family, interment services will be private.

For those who wish, donations in Teddy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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Joyce E. Cocce, 72

Joyce Elaine Cocce, 72, Quincy, passed away peacefully at home on August 20.

Joyce E. Cocce

Joyce E. Cocce

Joyce was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need, loved attending her grand kids sporting events, and enjoyed playing games with family and especially at the casino.  She leaves friends both near and far, from up north in Barnstead, NH all the way down to Miami, FL.  Her kindness to others who were ill and her generosity to help her family through tough times made her a gift from God to all who knew her.  May she rest in peace and look over her family and friends as she did when she was with us.

She was the beloved wife of Jim Cocce, recently celebrating their 50th with all of their children and grandchildren in the Dominican Republic.  She was predeceased by her parents, George and Vivianne Bossi, and sister Linda Frechette.  She is survived by her brother Carl Bossi and wife Gail; her two children Patricia Hawes and husband Gary and Michael Cocce and wife Gina.  She was also the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren: Philip, Nicolas, Michael, Cristin, Gina, Gillian and Greg.

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. Funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.

In place of flowers, donations in memory of Joyce Cocce can be made to Hospice of South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370-1055.

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Joseph W. Koch

Joseph W. “Joe” Koch of Randolph, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly August 20, 2014

Joseph W. Koch

Joseph W. Koch

Husband of Laura “Lynn” (Hanby). Father of Barrie Davidian and her husband John of Rockland. Cherished Papa to Sophie and Harper. Son of Simone and the late Richard J. Koch of Quincy. Devoted brother to Linda J. Bowes and her husband Tom of Quincy, Richard J. Koch, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Brewster, Susan A. Larsen of Centerville, Debra Eaton and her husband Bill, Mayor Thomas P. Koch and his wife Christine, and Simone J. Leary and her husband Ed, all of Quincy. Favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Koch graduated from North Quincy High School, Class of 1974. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, serving from 1974-1976, honorably discharged at the rank of E-4. During his service to our country, Mr. Koch completed training in the U.S. Army Heavy Equipment Operating School and would eventually become a member of Operating Engineers Local #4 upon discharge.

He took the Civil Service exam and was hired by the city of Quincy in 1977 with the Park Department where he would spend most of his career as a heavy equipment operator, foreman, and ISA-certified arborist. He most recently was a general foreman at the Department of Public Works where he supervised the operation and managing of the rear yard waste, recycling, and composting program and oversaw the city’s snow and ice removal efforts.

Perhaps his greatest asset was his ability to operate a host of heavy equipment and machinery with flawless precision and an unrivaled level of professionalism. Mr. Koch was instrumental and served as the main equipment operator in countless park improvement and renovation projects including Adams Field, Veterans’ Memorial Stadium, Mitchell/McCoy Field, Adams Walk in Merrymount Park, the Faxon Field track facility and Cavanagh Stadium. His present projects included the renovation of O’Neil Field behind Atlantic Middle School and the new greenspace on Coddington Street situated between Quincy High School and the Coddington Building.

He was proudest of a quiet legacy, in the spirit of his father – without fanfare, visible throughout the city that will continue to benefit immeasurable enjoyers of the city’s park system and prided himself on his strong, dedicated work ethic.

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 Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Koch Club Scholarship Fund, c/o City of Quincy Treasurer, 1305 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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

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Kenneth M. Morrison, 77

Funeral services for Kenneth M. “Moose” Morrison, 77, of Quincy and formerly West Palm Beach, FL and North Conway, NH will be privately held.

Mr. Morrison died Aug. 19.

He loved fishing, working on cars, and driving his golf cart.

He is survived by his sister, Ruth Morrison Doyle; his daughter, Linda Morrison Grimmett and John Barry; his great-grandson Patrick Grimmett and his mother Jennifer Doine; and his ex-wife, Jean Nightingale Morrison, all of Quincy. Also survived by his very special friends, Helena and Paul Bake of FL and ME, many nieces and nephews, and many great friends.

Mr. Morrison’s family would like to thank everyone who took care of him.

He was predeceased by his second wife, Nancy Allan Morrison; his parents, Alfred and Ceicla Morrison; his brothers Freddy and Ronnie Morrison; and his grandson James Kenneth Grimmett.

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George L. Stevens, 64

George L. Stevens, age 64, passed away peacefully August 15  after an extended illness.

George L. Stevens

George L. Stevens

Born in 1950, he grew up in and always called Quincy Point his home, though more recently he lived in Brockton, Hyannis and New Bedford.

George was the loving father of Cheri Stevens of Fall River, Michelle Blue of Brockton, and Sheila Stevens of New Bedford; beloved brother of Margaret Hannon, Eleanor Stevens, the late Barbara Bottari and her husband, Robert, of Quincy, Delores Byrne of Braintree, Paul Stevens and his wife, Lisa, of Whitman, and the late Lillian White. He is also survived by his former spouse, Ann Menchin, his beloved grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday Aug. 23 in the MacKinnon Funeral Home, 760 Washington St., Whitman at 10 am. Relatives and friends invited to attend.

After the memorial service family and friends are invited to the Knight of Columbus Hall, 1195 Bedford St., Whitman.

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