Robert F. Bent

Robert F. Bent of Rockland, formerly of Quincy, died March 18, 2019.

Robert Bent

Robert Bent

Bob proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He enjoyed woodworking and loved to travel by land, sea and air. He was happiest when involved in the lives of each generation of his family and loved to be at any and all family gatherings.

Beloved husband of 62 years to Catherine T. (Doherty) Bent of Rockland. Devoted father of Robert Bent and his wife Kate of Kensington, NH, William Bent and his wife Patti of Littleton, Patricia Norton and her husband John of Sandown, NH, Catherine Kilgallen and her husband Brian of Rockland, Daniel Bent and his wife Astrid of Marshfield, Maureen Thayer and her husband Bob of Pembroke, Joanne Ricciarelli and her husband Jim of Rockland, and James Bent and his wife Nancy of Rockland. Cherished Gramp of 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Son of the late Harold and Mary Bent. Predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters: Warren (Bill), Russell, Eleanor James, Beverly Daly, Elizabeth Pontifex, Mary, Ralph, Dorothy Griffin and John. 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 McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital).

Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 8 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in Saint Bridget Parish, Abington at 9 AM.

Burial in MA National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to Wounded Warrior Project PO, Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

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Tina Dittrich, 59

Tina (Bettina) Dittrich, age 59, of Quincy and The Villages, Fla., wife of Colette Charpentier, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Quincy on March 14, 2019.

Tina Dittrich

Tina Dittrich

Tina grew up in Merrimack, N.H., the youngest of six children born to Helen (Ludwig) and George Dittrich and was a graduate of Merrimack High School, Class of 1977. Tina served for many years in the New Hampshire Army National Guard prior to taking on her second career as the mailroom and copy manager for Ikon Office Solutions. After retiring from Ikon, Tina served as the executive director of the Centre Franco-Americain as well as the executive secretary of the Frederick Smyth Institute of Music both in Manchester, N.H.

Following her second retirement, Tina’s passion for sunshine and golf led her and Colette to Florida, first residing in the Cape Coral area, then most recently in The Villages. In her life, to say Tina loved golf would be an understatement. Tina was awesome at golf and won many championships, but she also enjoyed frequent Sunday outings with Colette and Kit, whom she routinely bested while always remaining humble in her victories. Tina excelled at all sports she played and loved the competition. Like her mother, she was an avid Red Sox fan. She and Colette often attended Spring Training games at JetBlue Stadium in Florida and home games at Fenway Park.

Tina will best be remembered for her love of life and adventure, which led her and Colette on many outings to places far and wide.  Their most recent excursion to Alaska resulted in a face to face meeting with parts of Alaska no one tells you about in the brochures. Tina was always the practical one and the calming influence in the active life they shared.

Life wasn’t always easy for Tina, having fought breast cancer twice. She was, however, extremely proud of being a two-time breast cancer survivor.  We will miss Tina terribly, but will always remember the good times together and cherish the memories we have of our lives with her.

Tina is survived by her wife and life partner of 29 years Colette Charpentier; her siblings and spouses: Charles and Donna Dittrich of Utica, NY, Christopher and Madeline Dittrich of The Villages, FL, Gary and Kathy Dittrich of Fairfield, CT, Kim Dittrich of Mason, TX, Melanie and Jeff Sinise of Bloomsbury ,NJ;  her father and mother-in-law Richard and Pauline Charpentier of Cocoa Beach, FL; her in-laws and spouses: Dee and Mark Griffiths of Dewitt, MI, Nicole and John Breckinridge of Goffstown, NH, Danielle and Bob Langdon of Gilbert, AZ, Richard Charpentier and Jessica Peterson of Sanford, ME, Charles Charpentier and Lindsay Suttenberg of Washington, DC;  nieces and nephews: Curt and his wife Donna, Debbie, Daren, Amy, Mike, Heather, Jason, Kiersten, Emily, Darrin, Megan, Brian, Kallie, Mei Mei, Nicole, Brian, Matthew, Jenna, Katie, Allison, Andrea, Tyler, Emily, Rachel, Sam, Rebecca and Sebastien. Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and George, and nephews Khyle and Evan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Saturday March 23rd, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm at The Boston Marriott Quincy, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy MA 02169.  Casual attire.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at dana-farber.org/gift.

Funeral arrangements were made by Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium, Merrimack, N.H.

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Laurence F. Mirick, Jr., 75

Laurence F. Mirick, Jr., age 75, of Quincy, passed away on March 16, 2019 at Beth Israel Deaconess in Plymouth.

Laurence F. Mirick, Jr.

Laurence F. Mirick, Jr.

He is survived by his son Jeremiah Mirick of Braintree, his wife Beverly Mignosa of Sandwich, and his brother Kenneth A. Mirick and his wife Deborah of Yorktown, VA. He was a beloved uncle of David, Jennifer, Valerie, Jacquelyn, Andrea, Seth, Sean and Holly. He was also a cherished grandfather of Sophia and Joshua.

Laurence was born in Sherman, Texas, to the late Virginia L. (Fowler) Mirick and Laurence F. Mirick, Sr. on July 23, 1943. He grew up in and went to school at North Quincy. Laurence served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War for two terms before being honorably discharged in 1970.

He worked as a central office technician for Verizon where he earned his degree in communications through Massasoit Community College. He worked there for over 40 years.

Laurence was also a mighty man of God involved in ministry with South Shore Assembly of God in Rockland and New Life Foursquare Church now known as Living Hope Foursquare Church of Hanover. He loved serving with others at his church and spending time with his grandchildren. He has had a major impact in many people’s lives and will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to celebrate his life on Thursday, March 21 from 4PM to 7PM at the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St, Hanover, MA 02339 and his funeral 11:00AM on Friday, March 22 at Sullivan Funeral home with Pastor Jason Doescher of Living Hope Foursquare Church, officiating.   Burial will follow at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

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Robert C. DelGreco, 71

Robert C. DelGreco, age 71, a lifelong Quincy resident, passed away, peacefully, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Pat Roche Hospice Home, in the comfort of his loving family.

Robert C. DelGreco

Robert C. DelGreco

Robert was born in Quincy to the late Carmine A. and Mary A. (Palumbo) DelGreco. He was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School.

Bob was proud to have served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device.

He was employed as a manager by the United States Postal Service for thirty-five years, working at the South Boston Postal Annex. He had been retired for several years.

Bob was a former active member of the George F. Bryan VFW Post in Quincy. Most of all, he was devoted to his family.

Beloved husband of Lois C. (Keith) Harkins-DelGreco. Devoted father of Julie DelGreco of Florida and Tina O’Connell and her husband Brendan of Wareham. Loving brother of Paul A. DelGreco and his wife Linda of Hingham, Michael R. DelGreco and his wife Cheryl of Plymouth, James K. DelGreco of Weymouth, Kathleen Belt and her husband Barry of Quincy, Marianne Ward and her husband Richard of Durham, NC, and Carol Ann Barden and her husband Stewart of Dunedin, Fla. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, March 25th at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Pat Roche Hospice Home, c/o Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 or by visiting nvna.org.

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

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Virginia A. Behm, 86

Virginia A. (Nicholson) Behm, age 86, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019.

Virginia A. Behm

Virginia A. Behm

Recently of Milton, “Ginny” was born in North Quincy, the youngest of seven children of the late James and Bertha Nicholson. A 1950 graduate of North Quincy High School, she enjoyed a career in the insurance and banking fields. She was devoted to family, and had a wonderful marriage to her late husband, John F. Behm.

Among her fondest memories was sailing her sloop “Fantasy,” built by her talented husband John. Summers were spent cruising the New England coast. She preferred to be at the helm, even in a squall, stood watch on nights to make sure the anchor didn’t drag, and made a fabulous quahog chowder. Winters were spent skiing with her family in Maine and New Hampshire. This pleasure, which she pursued well into her seventies, also took her from the Alps of Europe to the Rockies. She was an enthusiastic traveler and enjoyed her nine grandchildren immensely.

Virginia is predeceased by her siblings Grace, Warren, George, Paul, Marjorie and Robert Nicholson. She is survived by her children and their families: Constance and Rizkalla Mouchati of Milton, their sons, Alexandre, his fiancee Lauren Higgins, Antoine and Philippe; Jennifer and Claudy Mullon of Acton, their daughters Madeleine and Marielle; Gretchen and Kevin Kelly of Florida, their sons, Matt, his wife Nora, and Jimmy;  Jonathan and Kathy Behm of Marshfield, their children, Julia and Chris. She also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank Virginia’s compassionate care providers from Celtic Angels, especially Ms. Mairead Finn, and those from the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday, March 23 at Keohane Funeral Home in Quincy from 9:00 AM to noon, followed by a funeral home service at 12 PM and burial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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

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