Donald McCarthy Sr., 66

Donald McCarthy Sr. of Quincy, formerly of Jamaica Plain, unexpectedly passed away on Monday June 29, 2015, at the age of 66.

Donald McCarthy Sr.

Donald McCarthy Sr.

Donald was the loved son of the late William and Eleanor (Perkins) McCarthy. Donald graduated from North Quincy High School in 1967 and was a drummer in the drum and bugle corps. He then attended the New England Institute of Anatomy in 1972 to which he then became a licensed funeral director. Donald began his more than forty-year career as a funeral director for area funeral homes before ultimately joining the Deware Funeral Home family where he worked for more than 25 years.

Throughout Donald’s life, he was an active member in the communities to which he served. He was involved in many organizations and often served in a leadership role for many of them such as the Quincy South Shore Cultural Commission, Quincy Kiwanis, Quincy Elks, North Quincy Knights of Columbus, Harvey’s Salt Water Fishing Club, Quincy Sons of Italy, Most Blessed Sacrament Church to which he served as a Eucharistic minister, Quincy Yacht Club, Quincy Bay Race Week, Commodores Club of America, Parent Teacher Associations, notary of the public, Town River Yacht Club and the Christmas Parade Committee as well as the city of Quincy’s First Night celebrations.

Donald also shared his love of the outdoors with many of his friends and family members. As an avid boater, he would frequent yacht clubs in and around Quincy Bay on the most recent pride and joy “Quick Decision.” Proud to fly his burgees on the stem Donald was a past commodore of the Quincy Yacht Club as well as a past president of the Commodores Club. He would frequent surrounding yacht clubs for various functions always sharply dressed in his uniform.

Donald is survived by his fiancée Eileen Reid of Quincy, his children Donald S. McCarthy II of Nashua, NH, Scott McCarthy of Canton, Angela McCarthy of Bridgewater, William J. Reid of Quincy, and Lisa M. Reid of Quincy. Donald was a loving grandfather to Ethan, Colin, Bryan, and Lachlyn. Also, one of five sons he is leaving behind Kenneth F. McCarthy of AZ, William P. McCarthy of Norwood, and Paul G. McCarthy of FL., and the late Robert E. McCarthy of Weymouth. He also leaves cousins, nieces, nephews and many loved and cherished friends. He and Eileen brought together family and friends creating a new family legacy the McReid Family.

The family will receive visitors in the Deware Funeral Home, 576 Hancock St., Quincy on Monday from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea St., Quincy on Tuesday at 10am. Services will conclude with interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established in Donalds’ name. Please contact Mr. David Dibona 617-471-9179 at the Houghs Neck Community Counsel Scholarship Committee to make a donation.

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Lucille T. Hughes, 96

Lucille Theresa (Mezzetti) Hughes, age 96, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died Monday, June 29, 2015. She was pleased to have spent her final years in the comfort of her home.

Lucille T. Hughes

Lucille T. Hughes

She was born in Weymouth, raised and educated in Quincy schools. As a young woman, Lucille began her career working in her family’s bowling business, Olindy’s in Quincy Center. Later, she worked as a saleswoman at the former Bell Shops and Cummings, also in Quincy Center. She then was certified as a nursing assistant and worked for many years at the former Quincy City Hospital. She had been retired for many years.

Lucille had many talents including making braided rugs, crocheting, and was accomplished in the art of ceramics. She loved her home, which was built by her late father, enjoyed gardening, and took great pride in her yard,

Beloved wife and friend of the late Robert E. Hughes, Jr. Mother of Darlene J. Hughes of Quincy. Daughter of the late James Olindy and Clara M. (Piccuito) Mezzetti. She was the sister of Betty Russo of Quincy and pre-deceased by brothers, John Mezzetti and Al Mezzetti. Lucille is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, July 6th at 9:30 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. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday 8:30-9:30 a.m. Interment Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lucille’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Paul A. Merola, 87

Paul A. Merola, 87, of Middleborough formerly of West Bridgewater and Quincy passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home.

He was born and raised in Hyde Park where he attended school. During the Korean conflict Paul served in the U.S. Army overseas. He became a hairdresser with Laura’s Beauty Shop in Quincy working with his wife, Laura Merola.

For the past 51 years he has been the owner of the Canoe Club Ballroom in West Bridgewater. He was an instructor of ballroom dancing, square dancing where he was also a caller and line dancing. He also was fond of bowling.

He was the beloved husband of Laura A. (Coletta) Merola and the devoted father of Stacy L. Merola-Lagerquist married to Kevin Lagerquist of West Bridgewater and Sheri L. Pascarella married to Dana Pascarella of Randolph.  He was the grandfather of Drew Clancy of West Bridgewater. Paul was the brother of Frank Merola, Nancy Whyte and Teresa Locarno. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

There will be a Catholic graveside service with military honors at the Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree on Thursday. July 2nd, at 1:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to the graveside service.

There will be a procession leaving the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home 516 Washington Street, Braintree Thursday at 12:45 P.M. The viewing will be private.

There will be a celebration of Paul’s life at the Canoe Club Ballroom 2 South Street, West Bridgewater  Thursday, July 2nd at 6:00 P.M.

Memorial donations may be sent to  Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.

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Jane D. Logan, 61

Jane D. (Kingsbury) Logan, age 61, of Quincy, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2015.

Jane Logan

Jane Logan

Devoted and adored mother of James J. Logan and his wife DeeDee of Southborough, Matthew P. Logan and his wife Melanie of Plymouth, and Andrea J. Logan of Watertown, and her nephew whom she loved as her own Son, John S. Kingsbury and his wife Nancy of Portland, Oregon. Loving grandmother of Jameson, Avery, Thomas, and Charlie.

Caring sister of Donald of Boston, Paul of NJ, Thomas of Boston, Daniel of Weymouth, Elizabeth Vogelsang of Plymouth and Linda Conti of Northborough. Predeceased by brothers Edward, Richard, William, Robert, Joseph, John and James, and sister Carole Kingsbury.

Born and raised in Boston, Jane was a long time resident of Plymouth where she lovingly raised her children in a home full of love and encouragement. Jane loved music of many genres and periods.  She enjoyed dancing and spending time with her large family whom she loved very much. She will be dearly missed but her family’s memories of her love will see them through.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday, July 7, from 4-8 PM at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A funeral home service will be held on Wednesday, July 8, at 11 AM followed by a celebration of her life.

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Ronald R. Beaudoin, 87

Ronald R. “Hio” Beaudoin of Quincy passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at age 87 after losing his long battle with cancer.

Ronald R. Beaudoin

Ronald R. Beaudoin

A lifelong Houghs Neck resident, Hio was a Korean War Veteran, US Army, served in the Merchant Marines and worked as a clam digger and lobsterman out of Quincy Bay.

He is the beloved father of Richard Beaudoin and his wife Gayle of Pembroke, Linda Beaudoin-Wright of Pembroke, Raymond Beaudoin of Barre, Roger Beaudoin of Braintree, Ronald P. Beaudoin and his wife Arlene of the Philippines, Patricia Beaudoin and Teresa Beaudoin, both of Weymouth; dear grandfather of Holly, Nicholas, Geena James, Veronica, Marie, Lisa and Daniel; great-grandfather of Natalie.

Hio was the beloved brother of the late Armand Beaudoin of Braintree and Lucille Williamson of Georgia and is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Donna DelRosso Beaudoin, Peter Beaudoin, Cathy Deaudoin, Denise “Sharp” Beaudoin, Armand “Chip” Beaudoin, Leslie Williamson, David Williamson, Eddie Williamson and Suzanne Williamson.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 1 from 4:00 to 8:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Family and friends are cordially invited. On Thursday there will be a gathering at the funeral home at 9:00AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at t. Joseph’s Church 550 Washington St. Quincy.

Interment with Military Honors is at St. Denis Cemetery, Nelson Rd.,  Harrisville, NH.

Donations in Ronald’s memory may be made to the Humane Society.

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