Walter S. Brown Sr., 96

Walter S. Brown Sr., 96, of Spring Hill, Fla., and formerly of Quincy and Braintree passed away peacefully on May 12, 2017.

A veteran of WWII, he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He was a longtime employee of the Boston Gas Company, retiring after 42 years of service.

A wonderful and caring husband and father, Walter was married to his wife, Gertrude E. Brown, for 54 years (deceased 1998). Walter is survived by his son Walter S. Brown Jr. and his wife Veronica, daughter Kathleen D. O’Connell and her husband William, son Steven J. Brown and his wife Doreen, daughter Susan E. Penton and her husband Ronald, brother-in-law Robert Burr and his wife Dorothy, sister-in-law Ann Laneau, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A graveside gathering will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at 11:00am in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. A procession will form at the cemetery’s Greenleaf St. entrance (off of Southern Artery) at 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Salvation Army at

Hamel Funeral Care and Cremation Service of Massachusetts, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center, assisted the family.

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William J. Buckley

William J. “Bill” Buckley, retired QPD, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, passed away May 24, 2017.

Bill graduated North Quincy High School in 1954. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1954 to1962. He joined the Quincy Police Department in 1961, where he spent 38 years and retired in 1999. While being in the Quincy Police, he attained his Bachelor’s Degree in human services from New Hampshire College. Bill was a member of the Weymouth Elks and Norfolk County Prosecutor’s Association. After his retirement, he spent 17 years working part-time at Foreign Auto Parts.

Bill was a big sports fan and enjoyed bowling, playing cards, trips to the casino, and especially being with family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling to Aruba with his late wife Mae. He will be remembered for his gentle, caring, sensitive, strong and patient ways. Bill will be sadly missed.

Dear husband of 52 years to the late Mary “Mae” Buckley. Loving father to Regina Hennelly and her husband Robert of Weymouth, Marianne Buckley of Marshfield, and Charlene O’Loughlin and her husband Tim of VA. Brother to the late Richard “Dick” Buckley. Beloved Grandpa to Thomas Buckley and his wife Stephanie, Hillary, Lyndsay and Kerri Hennelly, and Matthew and Tighe O’Loughlin. Great-Grandpa to Fiona Mae and Layla Buckley. Brother-in-law to Robert Conlon and his wife Ellie and Carol Walling and her husband Roy. Also survived by many extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 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 8:45 AM Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth at 9:30AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

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


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David A. Thomas, 82

David A. Thomas, 82

David A. Thomas, age 82, a resident of Quincy, died on Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home under hospice care.

Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late William and Edna (Snow) Thomas. He graduated from North Quincy High School and served in the United States Army. Following his military service, David graduated from Boston University and Michigan State University, earning a Doctorate of Psychology degree. He enjoyed a long career in the field, practicing in Michigan, California and Arizona.

David is survived by his brother, Richard Thomas. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Barbara Such and her husband Robert of Brockton; Janet Thomas of Quincy; Richard Thomas of Malden; Jessica Evans and her husband Timothy of Braintree; Robert Thomas and his wife Nia of Easthampton; and David Thomas of Quincy. Other survivors include grandniece and nephews, Allison Such of Brockton; Gavin Thomas of Quincy; and Liam Evans and Timothy Evans of Braintree. Also survived by his former wife and very good friend Connie Thomas of California. He was also the brother of the late Nancy Thomas, William J. Thomas and Robert E. Thomas and the brother-in-law of the late Doris Thomas and Kathleen Thomas.

David operated a greyhound dog kennel during the 1980s and raised greyhounds of his own. He was a golfer, a hunter, an avid reader and also a fan of all New England and University of Michigan sports teams. David’s greatest joy was a good discussion, and often a debate, with anyone and everyone who happened to enjoy his presence. He will be greatly missed by all.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 10 at 11 am at St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church, 1 Linden Street, Quincy.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Deware Funeral Home, 576 Hancock St., Quincy.

Memorial donations may be made to any veterans’ charity of your choice.

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Alexander Mitchelson, 96

Alexander Mitchelson of Wilmington, formerly of Quincy, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at age 96.

Alexander Mitchelson

Alexander Mitchelson

Born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland, he came to America at an early age and lived in Quincy for most of his life. A WWII Veteran, US Navy, he worked as a ship fitter at the Fore River Shipyard.

The loving husband of the late Agnes L. (Kay) Mitchelson, Alexander was the beloved father of Marjorie M. Wiley and her husband Stephen of Concord, NC and Christine Mitchelson of Stoneham; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held on Friday, May 26, from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center.

On Saturday there will be a Funeral Service at 10:00AM at Quincy Point Congregational Church 444 Washington St. Quincy. Burial with Military Honors is at Mt. Wollaston Cemetery.

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Darlene Harvey Quinlan, 55

Darlene Harvey Quinlan of Quincy passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at age 55.

A lifelong Quincy resident, she worked at Seavey Engineering.

The daughter of the late Francis E. and Linda F. (Howes) Harvey, Darlene is survived by her daughters, Terese M. Quinlan and Cecelia R. Quinlan of FL, her close friend Donna Sullivan of Quincy and her former husband Michael Quinlan of FL.

Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass on Friday, May 26 at 10:00AM at St. John the Baptist Church 44 School St. Quincy.

Funeral arrangements were made by Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy.

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