Charlaine H. Draicchio, 86

Charlaine H. (Foy) Draicchio, age 86, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the John Adams HealthCare Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Charlaine H. Draicchio

Charlaine H. Draicchio

Charlaine was born in Quincy and was raised and educated in Quincy schools. She was employed for more than 20 years at the John Adams HealthCare Center in Quincy as a certified nursing assistant. As a young woman, she had worked for the American Mutual Insurance Company in Boston as a supervisor of statistics and earlier had worked in her family’s business at the former Foy’s Market in Quincy.

Charlaine loved to cook and delighted in cooking for her family every Sunday.  She also enjoyed her yard, decorating and the holidays as well as dining out. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Charlaine was devoted to her family, especially to her nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charlaine’s family would like to thank the staff at the John Adams HealthCare Center for their loving and caring support and assistance these past few weeks.

Beloved of William P. Draicchio, Quincy Police Department, retired. Devoted mother of Michele T. Paige-Kamborian of Quincy, William T. Draicchio of Quincy, Christopher T. Draicchio and his wife Kelly of Braintree, Michael T. Draicchio and his wife Kerry of Quincy. She is survived by nine loving grandchildren and two cherished great grandchildren. Sister of the late Charles R. Foy. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeny Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, August 1st at 8 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 9 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Saint Mary’s Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Charlaine’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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Philip M. Gaudiano

Philip M. Gaudiano passed away on July 22, 2014, after a lengthy illness.

Philip M. Gaudiano

Philip M. Gaudiano

The oldest of six children, he graduated from Quincy High School in 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving for three years as a payroll officer on a destroyer. This experience led him to pursue a career in accounting. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University in 1952, earned his CPA in 1956, and masters from Babson College.

In 1952 he married Evelyn (Rogers) Gaudiano of Provincetown, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Phyllis, and John. He worked as an accountant and manager of accounting firms in Boston, including Tofias, Fleishman, Shapiro; Peat, Marwick, and Mitchell; and Mullen and Company, as he and Evelyn raised their children in both Quincy and Provincetown. After retiring in 1993 they moved to Provincetown, where he was involved with the Lions, and served on the Finance Committee, though his happiest times were spent at the Highland Links in North Truro.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn, by their children and children-in-law: Joseph Gaudiano of Woodbridge, Virginia; Margaret Gaudiano of Fairfax, Virginia; Mary and Thomas Madigan of Wyckoff, New Jersey; Phyllis and Robert Allison of South Boston; John Gaudiano of Sarasota, Florida; 14 grandchildren (two predeceased him), ten great-grandchildren; by his brothers and sisters: Genevieve and Larry Constas, Sandra Gaudiano, Gerard and Irene Gaudiano, Mary and Paul Gosselin; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home  at 74 Elm Street, Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. Interment will immediately follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warriors, or the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans.

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Richard B. O’Brien

Richard B. O’Brien of Quincy died July 25, 2014.

Richard B. O'Brien

Richard B. O’Brien

Richard was born in Medford and grew up and was educated in Somerville.  He was the owner of Commonwealth Typewriter Service in Boston for 35 years before retiring in 1985.  He enjoyed Nantasket Beach and hikes in the Blue Hills with his children, and was a talented painter.

Richard proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He will be missed by his family and friends.

Beloved husband of Rita M. (Melchione) O’Brien of Quincy.  Loving father of Kevin O’Brien of Brockton, Kenneth O’Brien of Abington, Kathleen Martinelli of Rockland, Karen Alfano of Marshfield, Richard O’Brien of Pembroke Susan McLean of Braintree and John O’Brien of Malden.  Brother of the late Evelyn Giroux, the late Robert O’Brien and Linda O’Brien.  Cherished grandfather of 11 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 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 9:15am Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. John’s Church, Quincy at 10am. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

Donations in memory of Richard may be made to Alzheimer’s Assn., MA Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. S

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Elizabeth C. Merna, 80

Elizabeth C. “Betty” (Mullin) Merna, 80, passed away peacefully at home on July 25, 2014 surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.

Elizabeth C. Merna

Elizabeth C. Merna

Betty was the daughter of the late Sgt. James Mullin, QPD, and Sarah Mullin of Quincy.   She is survived by her husband of 58 years Richard J Merna of Quincy, her daughters Michelle Stone of Weymouth, Susan Delucca and Fred of Quincy, Nancy Texiera and Jim of Stoughton, and her son Richard Merna Jr and Mary of Quincy.  Beloved by her grandchildren Danny Stone, Jordan and Jenna Delucca, Bryan Texiera, and Ricky Merna and the late Ryan Stone.

Betty enjoyed her home and her family, and was a great cook.  A graduate of Quincy High School class of 1952, Betty was a life long resident of Quincy, and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial visiting hours Tuesday July 29 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Hamel, Wickens &Troupe Funeral Home 26 Adams Street, Quincy Center. Interment private.

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Joseph A. Doyle

Joseph A. Doyle of Quincy died peacefully, Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hingham, surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph A. Doyle

Joseph A. Doyle

Joseph was born in Natick and has lived in Quincy for most of his life. He was a custodian with the Quincy Public School Department for twenty-two years with most of his career at the Lincoln Hancock School. Joseph was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed travelling and trips to New Hampshire.

He was a hardworking man and was devoted to his family, especially to his six grandchildren and great grandson.

Beloved husband for fifty-seven years of Patricia J. (Lawton) Doyle. Devoted father of Joseph A. Doyle and his wife Cheryl of Sandwich, Steven P. Doyle of Whitman, Daniel J. Doyle of Quincy and Kevin M. Doyle and his wife Lisa of Weymouth. Loving grandfather of six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Dear brother of James Doyle of Duxbury, Patricia Doyle of Marshfield, Suzanne Gaines of Weymouth, Lawrence LaForce of Rockland and Michael LaForce of Hull. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, July 30th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society MA Chapter, 9 Erie Drive, Natick, MA 01760.

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