James P. McDonald, 90

James P. McDonald, age 90, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.

James P. McDonald

James P. McDonald

James was born in Boston on March 20, 1926, to the late Michael F. and Julia (McDonnell) McDonald. He was raised in Boston and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School, Class of 1942. He had lived in Quincy for sixty years.

He was employed for thirty-two years as a route sales representative for the former Continental Baking Company and had been retired twenty-six years. James also served for over twenty-five years on the Quincy Housing Authority as both a commissioner and former chairman.

Jim was a proud World War II combat veteran. He served in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the 1st Marine Division as a corpsman. He fought alongside the Marines who hit the beach on Okinawa on April 1, 1945. During the ensuing battle, Jim cared for and treated the dead and wounded Marines in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.  For his service, Jim was promoted to pharmacist mate 3/c and received the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with 1 star.

Jim’s love of the Navy and Marine Corps continued throughout his life and every year he would attend the Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Luncheon in Boston to celebrate with his Navy and Marine Corps brothers.

He was a member of the Braintree American Legion, the Quincy Lodge of Elks and the Constables Association of America. Jim was a longtime active member and usher at St. Joseph’s Parish in Quincy. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid New England Patriots fan. He also enjoyed music and sang in various musical shows.

Beloved husband for fifty-eight years of Elba M. (Lorito) McDonald. Devoted father of Steven M. McDonald, Detective Lieutenant, Massachusetts State Police of Quincy. Jim was the last of six siblings and was pre-deceased by his sisters, Dorothy McDonald, Christine Arbing, Josephine O’Day, Georgine Mason and Frances Crawford. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Thursday, January 26th 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 on Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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


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Rita L. Keaney, 90

Rita L. (O’Brien) Keaney, age 90, of Quincy and formerly Hingham, died peacefully, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hingham.

Rita was born in Boston on Feb. 24, 1926, to the late Arthur and Annie (Moran) O’Brien. She was raised and educated in Allston and had lived in Quincy for over twenty years and previously in Hingham for twenty-five years.

She was a homemaker but had also worked as a quality control inspector for the former Pyrotector Industries in Hingham for several years and previously was employed for the former Custom Bag Company in Hingham.

Rita was an avid bingo player and enjoyed trips to Foxwoods with her friends and trips to Mexico with her family. She was devoted to her family and especially to her cherished grandson.

Beloved wife of the late John J. Keaney, Jr. Devoted mother of Rita F. Siciliano and her husband Richard of Norwell and predeceased by her two sons, Patrick M. Keaney and Robert J. Keaney. Loving grandmother of Richard D. Siciliano, Jr. of Quincy. Mrs. Keaney was the last of four siblings and was pre-deceased by Mary Dimock, Arthur O’Brien, Jr. and Gerald O’Brien. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street, Wollaston at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation Wednesday morning at the funeral home from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Rita’s memory may be made to Father Bill’s Place, 422 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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


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Bruce R. Oneto

Bruce R. Oneto of Quincy and formerly North Weymouth died Jan. 20.

Bruce Oneto

Bruce Oneto

Bruce was a very simple and gentle man.  He adored his family, especially his grandchildren who he loved unconditionally.  His greatest passion was fishing and maintaining his fish tanks.  He also enjoyed coin collecting, watching the Red Sox, Bruins and Pats while sitting by his fireplace. He loved “green grass.”

Mr. Oneto owned and operated B&D Painting for more than 30 years, which gave him a great sense of accomplishment. He will be remembered for his honesty, kindness, compassion and love of his immediate as well as extended family “Big Daddy.”

Beloved husband of 45 years to Jane M. (Spolidoro) Oneto of Quincy.  Loving father to David Oneto and his wife Alicia of Brockton, Kerri Hallahan of Quincy, Kristin Oneto of Quincy, and Linda Gentile of Brockton.  Cherished “Grampy” to Rebecca and Stephen Hallahan, Arianna and D.J. Oneto, Kylie and Scott Mulvey and Bobby Cattoggio.  Nephew to his very special Aunt and Uncle, June and Stanley Moe of Quincy.  Brother-in-law to Joanne Connell, Karen Connell, Eleanor Woods and their husbands.  Uncle to Paula, Norman, Robbie, Mary, Susan, Marco, Adam, Joey, Tia and their spouses.  Also survived by his beloved dogs, Angel and Jiggs.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 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 9:15 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bruce may be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.


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Maureen McManus-Keyes

Maureen “Moe” McManus-Keyes of Quincy died Jan. 17.

Maureen McManus-Keyes

Maureen McManus-Keyes

Beloved daughter of Karen McManus-Burke and her husband Richard Burke and the late Edward M. McManus. Dear sister of Lynn Lawlor and Deborah McManus and the late Denise McManus. Niece of Janice Nutley. Also lovingly survived by her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visiting Hours were at the Casper Funeral Home located at 187 Dorchester Street in Boston from 12-4 PM on Sunday. Interment services will be private.

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Dorothy A. Lavender, 83

Dorothy A. (Petrilli) Lavender, of Weymouth, died January 21, 2017 at the age of 83.

Dorothy was born and grew up in Quincy. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends at her cottage in NH. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting.

Wife of the late Gordon H. Lavender, Jr. Mother of James Lavender of Taunton and the late Lee-Ann Merchant. Grandmother of Kristina M. O’Connor of Halifax. Great grandmother of Kayla and Emma O’Connor. Sister of Barbara Rae of Canton, Richard Petrilli of Hull, Roberta Goulding of Braintree, and the late Lawrence and James Petrilli.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home EAST WEYMOUTH at 3 Charles St. (corner of Charles and Middle Streets) followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

Burial in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., MA Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.

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

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