Frances B. DiSalvio, 94

Frances B. (France) DiSalvio, age 94, of Quincy, formerly of South Boston, died peacefully, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Frances was born in Amesbury and was raised and educated in South Boston. She had lived in Quincy for sixty-seven years. She worked in food service preparation for the City of Quincy’s Public School Department in various schools for twenty years.

Frances enjoyed cooking and reading. She was a devout Catholic and longtime member of Saint John the Baptist Church and Saint Joseph Church. Frances was dedicated to her family and especially to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Armando P. DiSalvio. Devoted mother of Philip S. DiSalvio of Quincy, Donna M. Klein of Pawtucket, RI, and Frank DiSalvio and his wife Christine of Belmont. Loving grandmother of Michael Klein and Michelle Malvey, Peter, Deana and Jenna DiSalvio. Cherished great grandmother of Rebecca and Thomas Malvey. Frances was the last of four siblings and is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy on Saturday, May 27, at 12:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted.

For those who wish, donations in Frances’ memory may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy.

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


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Cristina Erwin, 88

Cristina ”Chris” (Marinilli) Erwin, 88, born in Anversa Degli Abruzzo, Italy, passed away peacefully at home on May 18, 2017, with her daughters by her side.

Cristina Erwin

Cristina Erwin

Predeceased by her mother Cristina, lovingly raised by her parents Emilia (DiCesare) and Angelo Marinilli. She was preceded in death by her husband Francis A “Frank” and many dear friends.

Cristina came to Quincy as a young girl where she settled and stayed in South Quincy.

She had many lifelong friends with whom she enjoyed her adventurous spirit. She traveled to Europe, India, Mexico and many Caribbean Islands. Her travels were highlighted by a trip with her daughters in 1997 to visit her birthplace in Italy. She went hot air ballooning and parasailing as a senior!

She is survived by her five loving daughters and their families, Di Erwin (Kate), Karen Erwin, Judy Cormack, Beth Bythrow (Paul), Ginger O’Brien (Sean); nine adoring grandchildren: Corey (Megan) Canning, Steven (Caitlin) Bythrow, Andrew (Stephanie) Bythrow, Anna Bythrow, Emily Christina Cormack (Michael), Beth Cormack, Daniel O’Brien, Michael O’Brien, Matthew O’Brien and one cherished great-granddaughter, Olivia Cristina Canning.

Funeral mass at St. John’s Church, 44 School St., Quincy on Saturday, May 27, at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial at Pine Hill Cemetery Quincy. Calling hours will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home 116 Franklin St Quincy on Friday, May 26, from 4 to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers please consideration a donation to: VNA Care Fund Development Office 199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 180 Danvers, MA 01923

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Nancy A. Kovalski, 76

Nancy A. (Rowe) Kovalski, 76, a longtime Quincy resident, formerly of South Boston, died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 19, 2017.

Nancy A. Kovalski

Nancy A. Kovalski

The beloved wife of 51 years to Stanley J. Kovalski, Jr. of Quincy. Loving mother of Barbara A. Kovalski of Quincy, Stanley J. Kovalski III and his wife Nicole of Pembroke, Robert W. Kovalski and his wife Deanna of Whitman. She was the cherished Nana of 10: Lauren, Ryan, Thomas, Mikaylin, Joseph, Robert Jr., Zachary, Aiden Jack and Quinn. Daughter of the late Leonard Rowe and Mary Rowe. Loving sister of Leonard Rowe of Quincy, Barbara Sullivan and her husband Michael of Scituate, Carol Rowe of Quincy, Janet Matthews and her husband James of Weymouth, Virginia Miller-Staffier and her husband Derek of Avon and the late Joanne Connolly. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Kovalski was an avid reader; she was involved with the Knights of Columbus in Abington.  She was a wife, mother and Nana; all those titles she held dearly, loved beyond words. She worked for Carney Hospital as a switchboard operator for 28 years. She was known as the voice of Carney. She enjoyed the simple things and life and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren, they were the pride and joy in her life.

Mrs. Kovalski was a true gift to all those who knew her. She will be sadly missed.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street, Quincy on Tuesday May 30 at 10:30.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Nancy may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 220 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017.

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

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Louis E. D’Arigo, 98

Louis E. D’Arigo, age 98, of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18.

Louis E. D’Arigo

Louis E. D’Arigo

Mr. D’Arigo was born and raised in Braintree. He was a Braintree High School graduate, served with the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Navy during WWII, and was a retired employee of Armstrong Cork Co.

He enjoyed gardening, was an avid traveler and sports fan following his “favorite local sports teams.” Mr. D’Arigo had an interest in meteorology. He tracked the weather daily, keeping a personal journal of the weather activity.

The beloved husband of the late Antoinette (Pusateri), he was the devoted father of Steven D’Arigo of Quincy, dear brother of the late Anna Siemsen, Rita Reardonson, Tresa Aaron, Stuart and Joseph D’Arigo, and uncle of many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Church, West Quincy on Wednesday morning at 10:30. Visiting hours will be held at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM. Interment in Blue Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hancock Park Recreation Fund, 164 Parking Way Quincy, MA. 02169.

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Dominic J. Salvaggio, 85

Dominic J. “Mickey” Salvaggio, age 85, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Friday, May 19, 2017 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Dominic was born in Quincy on March 27, 1932, to the late Anthony and Grace (Guarcello) Salvaggio.  He was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1949.  He later graduated from Suffolk University.

Mickey was employed as the managing supervisor in the Quincy office of the Massachusetts Division of Employment Security for over twenty-five years.  He was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Army.  He received the Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal and a Merit Unit Citation.

Mickey was a longtime active member of the Torrei dei Passeri Social Club in Quincy and an avid Boston Red Sox fan. He was dedicated to his family and especially proud of his cherished grandchildren, actively supporting all their activities and accomplishments.

Beloved companion for over thirty years of Kathleen “Kathy” Cullen. Devoted father figure and Dad of Kelly Hatfield and her husband Neil, Sean Cullen and Christopher Cullen all of Quincy. Loving “Papa Mickey” of Ryan, Emily, Zachary, Lindsey and Allyson Hatfield, Kayley-Anna Rose and Maddie Cullen.

One of eight siblings, he was brother of Anthony Salvaggio of Quincy, Mary Carlson of Falmouth and pre-deceased by Peter and Paul Salvaggio, Grace Asaro, Josephine Libertini, and J. Margaret Cronin. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday, May 24th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock, followed by Military Honors. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. At the request of the family, interment will be private.

For those who wish, donations in Dominic’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Memorial Contributions, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168

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



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