Ernest A. DeNapoli, 92

Ernest A. DeNapoli, 92, of Braintree passed away peacefully on November 13, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Boston, Ernest grew up in Medford and graduated from Medford High School and Babson College. For over 30 years, he was the owner of Quincy Sportswear in Quincy. He was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Clare Church in Braintree for over 45 years.

He was an avid Boston sports fan, always cheering on his favorite teams. A devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, Ernest will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him.

Ernest was the beloved husband of Adeline (DeMarco) DeNapoli. Loving father of Steven DeNapoli of Braintree and Ronald DeNapoli of FL. Devoted brother of Kate Heatley of TX. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, November 18, from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 19 at 10:30 AM in St. Clare Church, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree.

Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.


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Clarus E. McKeon, 88

Clarus E. (Kenny) McKeon, 88, of Quincy and formerly Dorchester, a retired UMass employee, died November 15, 2018.

Clarus E. McKeon

Clarus E. McKeon

Mrs. McKeon worked as a secretary for 15 years in UMass Boston Department of Public Safety, retiring in 1995. Mrs. McKeon also worked for 10 years as a teacher’s aide at Atlantic Jr. H.S. in Quincy. She was a member of the Quincy Medical Center Auxiliary and was a hospital volunteer there for several years.

Beloved wife of the late Martin P. McKeon.  Loving mother of a son William P. McKeon and his wife Beckie of Anchorage, Alaska, a daughter Mary Anne McKeon and her husband Nathan Johnson of Marshfield and the late Annette McKeon.  Mrs. McKeon leaves five grandchildren and one great-grandson and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 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 9:15 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. McKeon may be made to St. Francis House, PO Box 120499, Boston, MA 02112.

See for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.

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Regina M. Griffin, 74

Regina M. (Brennan) Griffin, 74, of Hanover, died November 13, 2018.

Regina was born and raised in Quincy. She graduated from Quincy (North) High School and Bridgewater State University.  She had a passion for education and she loved children, which led her to a career as an elementary school teacher.  She also helped run a family printing business for many years.  Later, she became a court reporter in the Massachusetts Superior Court system for almost 30 years.

She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.  She believed in living life with “quiet courage.”  She adored her family, who she taught to live with love, joy and kindness.  She had a quick wit, tremendous faith, indomitable strength and an irrepressible optimism.  She loved to be outdoors.  She enjoyed her gardens, her pool and long walks in the woods near her house.  She had a passion for the arts, which she expressed through song, painting and playing the bassoon and clarinet.  She was, and will always be, the heart and soul of her family.  She always put family first and we are all the better for having known such a loving and selfless person.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Johanna Brennan and is survived by her husband Daniel E. Griffin III; her children Christine M. Griffin and husband Stevan A. Brasel of Dover, Susan P. Griffin of Rockland, and Daniel E. Griffin IV and wife Eleonore K. Griffin of Cambridge; her grandchildren Vivian M. Brasel and Daniel E. Griffin V; and her siblings Mary Parker of NH, Dianne Sylvester of NH, Kathleen Cataldo of Attleboro, Peter Brennan of Plymouth, and the late Geraldine Higgins, Dolores Brennan, Joseph Brennan, Dennis Brennan and Debra Brennan.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, the 16th, from 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 7:45 AM on Saturday, the 17th, prior to the Funeral Mass which will take place at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, Hanover at 9AM.

Burial in Stetson Meadows Cemetery, Norwell.

Donations in memory of Regina may be made to

See for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.

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Patricia J. Sheldone, 52

Patricia J. (McManus) Sheldone of Quincy passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday November 8, 2018; she was 52.

Patricia Sheldone

Patricia Sheldone

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Roach) McManus.  Patricia was a 1984 graduate of Quincy High School and the owner of A Mother’s Touch Daycare, her own home business in Connecticut.  She loved and was loved by many, but most important, were her three sons. Her greatest joys came from raising her three boys and watching them grow up.

Patricia was the beloved wife of the late Philip J. Sheldone.  Devoted mother of Anthony Sheldone and his fiancée Caitlin Fruzzetti of Quincy, Tyler Sheldone of Quincy, and Attillio Sheldone of Braintree.  Sister of Bill and Jim McManus of Quincy, and the late Joe McManus.  Aunt of Christina and Elizabeth McManus, Joanne Cooper, and Jacoall Bergstrom.  Sister in-law of Cheryl McManus and her husband Mark of Braintree.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.  Family and friends will gather in the funeral home beginning at 9 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. John’s Church, Quincy at 10 o’clock.  Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Patricia’s memory may be made to towards the purchase of a headstone for Patricia and her husband Philip.

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

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Anthony J. Boyle, 33

Anthony J. Boyle, age 33, a lifelong Quincy resident, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at home.

Anthony J. Boyle

Anthony J. Boyle

He was born, raised and educated in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 2003. He studied business at Becker College in Worcester and University of South Carolina Aiken.

Anthony was an avid sports enthusiast. He excelled in baseball, football and basketball. Anthony played baseball at both Becker College and University of South Carolina Aiken.

He was a kind man who was devoted to his family and friends.

Beloved son of Dorothy A. Boyle of Quincy. Devoted brother of Matthew R. Boyle and his wife Melanie, Amanda A. Boyle, and Kevin F. Boyle, all of Quincy. Loving uncle of Adelyn, Alanna, and Matthew. Dear grandson of Frances E. (Hicks) Boyle of Quincy and the late Joseph G. Boyle. Nephew of Joanne M. Simpson of New Hampshire and Patricia A. “Patty” Stewart of Quincy.

Anthony is survived by many cousins, including April Stewart, Devin Stewart, Gianna Stewart, Mike Boyle, Patrick Boyle, and Ryan Boyle. Anthony is also survived by his extended family: Richard T. “Rick” Egan of New Hampshire, Robert Egan, Terry Egan, Rene Egan, all of Boston, the late John Egan, and the late Irene Egan.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Thursday, November 15, at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at  10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Wednesday 5 – 8 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

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

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