Dorothy C. Smart, age 86, of Quincy passed away peacefully with her family at her side after a brief illness on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Quincy Medical Center.
Dorothy C. Smart
A 13-year resident at 1000 Southern Artery, Dorothy was born and raised in Chestnut Hill and later resided in Hingham where she raised her family. In her younger years she enjoyed many summers in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. For nearly two decades, Dorothy worked at South Shore Bank in Quincy and as a dining room hostess at The Sheraton Boston and a singer at the Club Car in Canton. She was a longtime church and choir member at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hingham and most recently at Christ Church Episcopal in Quincy and also belonged to the local choral group, the Belles and Bows.
Dorothy leaves her son Andrew Smart and his wife Anne Smart of Ft. Washington, MD, her daughter Susan Vaillancourt and her husband Michael Gilday of Arlington, and her three grandchildren, Sarah and Tyler Vaillancourt and Holly Gilday.
Having generously donated her body to Harvard Medical School for research, Dorothy’s family will arrange a memorial tribute to her life in the near future. Details will be announced.
Sarah T. (Connolly) Leonard of Quincy passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at age 80.
Sarah T. Leonard
The beloved longtime companion of Roger Fusco, Sarah was the wife of the late Joseph Leonard, the sister of Andrew Connolly of West Roxbury and Thomas Connolly of Marblehead and is also survived by six nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 9 from 3:00 to 7:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Monday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. John the Baptist Church 44 School St. Quincy. Burial is at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, W. Roxbury.
Daniel Taylor of Quincy, formerly of Randolph, February 23, 2014.
Beloved son of Moses J. and Leeann Taylor. Loving brother of Moses and Rebecca Taylor.
A Funeral Service will be celebrated, Saturday March 8, 2014 in People’s Baptist Church, 832 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02118 at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours in the church will be 9 – 10:30 AM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Services, Milton and Dorchester.
Casimira (Matijevich) Grubessi passed away, March 5, 2014, on her 89th birthday, her loving daughters at her side.
Casimira was born and raised in Yugoslavia. The Grubessi family left after WWII to start a new life in Italy as refugees. She left Italy to relocate to Boston in 1956 and resided in Dorchester since 1958. Casimira was employed as an Electronic Technician for Keystone Camera, KLH and Kloss Co. She retired in 1987.
She was a talented seamstress who loved to make her own clothes and clothing for her family. She loved Nantasket Beach, trips to Italy, Plymouth, Provincetown and Castle Island. She was known for her Sunday dinners for her family and was branded as “Comfort Kitchen Nonna.”
Beloved wife of the late Oscar S. Devoted mother of Lydia J. Healey of Dorchester, Diana M. Boudreau of North Quincy and the late Alida A. Grubessi. Grandmother of Jimmy and his wife Ami and Scott Healey, Russ, Chris and his wife Rosanna, and Ron Boudreau and his wife Claire. Sister of the late Casimir and Marion Matijevich.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, Milton Monday morning at 10:30. Visiting hours will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton Sunday 2 to 6pm.
Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 505 N Parkway, Memphis, TN 38103.
Rita Marie (Barry) Hoyt, 75, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.
Rita M. Hoyt
Rita was born in Quincy in 1938 to Thomas F. and Eleanor F. (Kaes) Barry. Rita graduated from Quincy High School in 1956. Notable for her trademark smiley face signature, she was a warm, caring and giving person.
A Rockland resident for 52 years, Rita or “Reet” to many, enjoyed everything Irish, the color orange, reading, playing cards, trips to Foxwoods, bad sci-fi and horror movies and gabbing with friends. Mostly, however, Rita’s passion was her family and spending time with those she loved.
She is survived by her devoted and caring husband of 36 years, George H. Hoyt of Rockland. Rita was the cherished mother of Dianne Stewart and her husband Scott of Taunton; Deborah Hodgdon and her husband Scott of Stratham, N.H.; the late Michael Todd formerly of Quincy; the late twins, Robert Todd and Robin Todd formerly of Quincy; Stephen Todd and his wife Linda of North Andover and Kelley Doucette and her husband Tim of Stratham, N.H. Rita was the sister of the late Thomas F. Barry and his wife Joan of Whitman; Robert Barry and his wife Fran of Kissimmee, Florida; Eleanor Nardone and her husband Tom of Plymouth and Barbara Barry of Middleboro. Rita was the beloved “Mama” to 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and “Auntie” to many nieces and nephews.
The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Rita’s life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland on Tuesday, March 11 from 5-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family church in Rockland on Wednesday, March 12 at 11:00 AM. Donations in Rita’s name may be made to the Rockland Food Pantry, 12 Church Street, Rockland, MA 02370.