George T. Douse, 77

George T. Douse, age 77, of Quincy passed away Sunday at home.

George T. Douse

George T. Douse

Born and raised in Dorchester, he graduated from Dorchester High School and had lived in Quincy since 1995. George was affiliated with CityLiving Real Estate in Dorchester for many years.

Beloved life partner of 45 years of Emanuel P. Carreiro. Son of the late George V. and Mary C. Douse. Brother of Marylou Douse. Cousin of Thomas, Lawrence, and Maryann Donahue. Brother in law of Espirito Santo Carreiro, Teresa Cabral, Virginia Pimentel, Susan Cabral Bicudo and Helena Rainha. Godfather of Mark Cabral.

Relatives and friends invited to attend a funeral service at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Thursday morning at 10.  Visiting hours prior to the service Thursday morning from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Burial Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

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Dr. Lewis E. Braverman

Dr. Lewis E. Braverman

Dr. Lewis E. Braverman

Dr. Lewis E. Braverman of Boston, formerly of Quincy, died Monday, June 10, 2019.

Beloved husband of Miriam (Gargill). Devoted father of Daniel Braverman of Brookline and William Braverman of Scarsdale, NY. Loving grandfather of Sasha, Anna, James, Kate and Eve.

Funeral arrangements under the care of Levine Chapels, Brookline.

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Geraldine A. Polimeno

On Friday, June 7, 2019, Geraldine A. (Ywoskus) Polimeno, of Quincy, left her earthly body unexpectedly, at 8 AM in her own bed.

Geraldine A. Polimeno

Geraldine A. Polimeno

Gerry was the daughter of John and Aldona Ywoskus of South Boston.  She leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Stephen P. Polimeno, her older brother  Anthony Ywoskus and his wife Peggy, her younger brother John Ywoskus, his wife Julie, and their three sons Michael, Chris, and David. Michael Ywoskus is her Godchild.

Gerry spent her earlier life as a resident of South Boston.  Her birthday was March 15 and she enjoyed many of her birthdays at her brother’s home in Southie celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Gerry spent most of her life as a registered nurse caring for others in many environments.

During the last few years Gerry had an assortment of medical situations. We thought that the worst was behind her.

There are many other relatives and friends that will miss Gerry. They are not listed here so as not leave any one unrecognized. Those that knew Gerry and loved Gerry will keep her in their minds and prayers. To say that Gerry will be missed is an understatement.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to gather for a period of visitation on Thursday June 13, from 9 -10 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, prior to the Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30. Following the Mass, Gerry will be laid to rest at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Gerry’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

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

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Richard P. Brooks, Sr.

Richard P. “Dick” Brooks, Sr., a Quincy resident for over 50 years and formerly of Dorchester, passed away in peace on Wednesday, June 6, 2019, after a long battle to recover from injuries and illness he suffered in a car accident nine years ago.

Richard P. Brooks, Sr.

Richard P. Brooks, Sr.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Dorchester and was the son of the late John Patrick and Josephine (Emery) Brooks. Dick attended local schools and graduated from Dorchester High School with the Class of 1958.

Richard worked at Honeywell as a marketing executive for 30 years.  Later in life, he worked for Pennsylvania Steel Company at the Fore River Shipyard. He also worked as a Securitas security guard at State Street Bank for ten years, retiring at 70 years old. Richard always loved to work, and it is something he missed very much after his car accident.

Richard enjoyed camping in his seasonal trailer in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. While at his trailer, he loved fishing, golfing, sitting around the campfire, attending the Nascar Races, and Bikey Week in Laconia. Above all, Richard loved spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren and his great grandson. His grandchildren, Lauren (“Buffy”), Michael (“Mikey”), Madeline (“Maddy”), and Luke (“Lukey”) were truly the light of his life.

He also loved to travel. He often talked about his trip to Bermuda and Niagara Falls with his beloved wife, his surprise trip to Ireland for his 60th birthday with his three children, trips to Canada and Lake Placid for his grandson’s hockey games and his many trips to Florida with his family and dear brothers Bobby and Jack.

Richard was also an avid lifelong sports fan, especially of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. He often told the story of being at the famous 1975 Red Sox World Series game and he loved any chance he got to go to Fenway Park.

Richard will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, heart of gold, genuine kindness, and unbelievable strength to overcome adversity. He was a true survivor and his strong unwavering faith was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Richards motto in life was, “Faith, Family and Friends.” He had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and prayed the Rosary daily.  His advice to friends and family would be, “Say three Hail Mary’s and things will get better.”

Richard was the beloved husband of the late Diane (Dauphinee) Brooks, who died in 1989. Together they shared many years of loving marriage. He was the loving Father of Richard Brooks and his wife Tracey of North Quincy, Stephen Brooks and his partner Lina Moscone of Marlborough, Suzanne Mammone and her husband John of Marshfield. Richard was the cherished grandfather of Lauren & Michael Brooks of North Quincy and Madeline Mammone of Marshfield. He was the proud great grampa to Luke Brooks of North Quincy. Richard was the dear brother of his Irish twin, Robert Brooks of Weymouth and his late wife Lorelyn, Donna O’Neil and her partner Eliot Somers of FL, the late John P. Brooks Sr. and his late wife Lorraine, the late William E. Brooks Sr. and his surviving wife Donna of Cohasset, the late Joseph L. Brooks Sr. and his surviving wife Anita of Cohasset. He was the dear brother-in-law of the late Priscilla Dauphinee, Paula Genson and Edward O’Neil. Richard is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday, June 11th 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 9:30 AM on Wednesday, June 12th prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.

Services will conclude with interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s name may be sent to the Amyloidosis Foundation by visiting secure.qgiv.com/for/amyfound/.

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Ralph E. Elwood, 73

Ralph E. Elwood, 73, after a courageous battle with cancer, passed away June 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Ralph E. Elwood

Ralph E. Elwood

He was born in Concord, NC, and was the son of the late Rev. Ralph G. Elwood and Helen Furr Elwood. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years Barbara and his children Dawn Ciardi and her husband Joseph of Norwell, Barbra Leahy of Hingham, Theresa Elwood of Quincy and Justin Elwood of Quincy. He was an adoring grandfather to Michael, Sarah, Andrew, Haley, Emily and Braidy and great-grandfather to Micah. He is also survived by his sister Carol “Sue” Branch and his brother James “Ronnie” Elwood, both in North Carolina as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ralph was a Vietnam veteran who served for many years in the United States Navy and the National Guard. Following his military service, Ralph continued to give his time to his community. For over a decade he dedicated himself to Quincy Youth Baseball as a coach, league president and umpire. One of his greatest joys was coaching his children Theresa and Justin. Later, he served as commander of the Braintree VFW Post, which enabled him to follow his passion for advocating for veterans in the community.

To those who knew him, Ralph will be remembered for his great sense of humor, infectious laugh, gift of story-telling, beloved southern drawl and kind heart. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ralph’s memory to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 or VFW Post 1702, 356 Washington St., Braintree, MA 02184.

A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Sunday, June 23rd at 3pm at the VFW Post 1702 on Washington Street, Braintree.

Funeral arrangements were made by Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts, 650 Hancock St., Quincy.

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