Julia F. Wyckoff, 98

Julia Frances “Fran” (Harmon) Wyckoff, age 98, passed away on April 10, 2019 in North Attleboro.

Born in Medford, she formerly lived in Quincy and Dorchester. A proud WAVE (USNR) during World War II, she served as a cryptologist at the United States Naval Communication Intelligence Organization in Washington, D.C. A prolific writer, she penned detailed accounts of her service and until her recent illness, kept a diary every day of her life since childhood.

The beloved wife of the late Francis L. Wyckoff, Mrs. Wyckoff was the loving mother of Frank Saxton of Portland, OR, Dr. Patricia Wyckoff of Mansfield and the late Donald and Edward Wyckoff. The dear grandmother of Genevieve Minori of Allston and Frank, Jacob, Jessica, DJ, Stephen, Miranda and Edward, she is also survived by three great grandchildren and her brother Roy Harmon of Newburyport.

Family and friends are invited to a visiting hour on Tuesday, April 16 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at 1:30PM at the MA National Cemetery in Bourne.

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Robert J. Dole, 78

Robert J. “Bobby” Dole, age 78, of Quincy, passed away, peacefully, Friday, April 12, 2019, in the comfort of his family.

Robert J. Dole

Robert J. Dole

What he loved in life, he loved a lot. Above all, his immediate and extended families and long-standing friendships. He loved sports, hockey in particular, especially the Boston Bruins. He loved golf and gardens. A proud son of Charlestown, he could still recite the history of the Bunker Hill Monument and tell stories of his years as a Fenway Park bat boy.

Husband of Kathleen F. (McWilliams) Dole. Father of Robert Dole and Maria Rose of Wilmington, Michael Dole and Janet of Everett, and the late Richard Dole. Grandfather of Shawna, Shannon, Kerri, Michael, and Brittney Dole and Bobbie Ferro, and five great-grandchildren. Brother of Ruth Lyman and her husband Paul of Wilmington and Peabody, Barbara Kaveney and her husband Michael of Wilmington, the late Warren Dole, and the late James Dole and his wife Susan of Melrose.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, April 15th at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. At the request of the family, interment private.

For those who wish, donations in Bobby’s memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club, 15 Green Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 (www.bgcb.org), or HomeStart, Inc., Attn: Development Office, 105 Chauncy Street, Suite 502, Boston, MA 02111 (www.homestart.org).

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

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Patrick J. Nevins, 88

Patrick J. Nevins, 88

Patrick J. Nevins, age 88, of Quincy, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2019.

Patrick J. Nevins

Patrick J. Nevins

Born in South Boston, he was the son of the late Helen Lee. Patrick was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran. He worked for many years in security for General Dynamics and later for State Street Bank.

Patrick was the beloved husband of 65 years of Mary (Lewis) Nevins of Quincy.  He was the devoted father of Robert Nevins of Quincy, Brian Nevins and his companion Clare Lindberg of Kingston, Michael Nevins and his wife Susan of Braintree, Amy Gonzales and her husband Michael of Weymouth, and the late Maryellen McElman and her surviving husband Thomas McElman of Hanover.  Loving father in-law of the late Mary Ellen (Fitzgerald) Nevins.

Proud Grampy of Kathleen Klimm and her husband Donny of Kingston, B. Patrick Nevins and his wife Jennie of Natick, Meghan Rose, Michaela and Mitchell Nevins of Braintree, Emily and Hannah McElman of Hanover, and Alissa and Leahrose Gonzales of Weymouth.  Great-grandfather of Mary Katherine Klimm.  Brother in-law of Robert E. Lewis and his wife Jean of Braintree, Dolores Golden of Quincy and her late husband Peter, Mary Ellen Lewis of Quincy and her late Husband Deacon Paul, and the late Wilbur “Bibby” Lewis and his wife Ann. Patrick is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and his dear friend Jacqueline Saunders of Plymouth.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 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 Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Patrick’s memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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

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Edward J. McClelland, 76

Edward J. McClelland, 76, of Wollaston, a respected business leader and advisor in the field of international credit, died April 11, 2019 following a lengthy illness. Eddie passed quietly at home surrounded by his loving wife and three supportive sons.

Edward J. McClelland

Edward J. McClelland

Born in Boston, Ed was the only child of the late William E. and Catherine D. (Lydon) McClelland.  He graduated Archbishop Williams High School, class of 1960, and from Northeastern University in 1967 with a degree in political science. He was raised in Wollaston and was a long time member of and Eucharistic minister with St. Ann’s parish, where he and his beloved wife, Ethel, also taught 8th grade CCD.

Mr. McClelland was the international credit manager for the A.W. Chesterton manufacturing company in Stoneham for more than 28 years and was a long-time board member and instructor with the National Association of Credit Managers, where he was also named Credit Executive of the Year in 1993, and the New England Association of Credit Executives. He later managed the credit departments for various Boston area law firms before fully retiring in 2010 to spend time with family, watch Patriots games, learn and share about WWII history, and enjoy the many international trips he and his bride took together over the years.

He was the beloved and devoted husband of 52 years to Ethel (Macdonald) McClelland. Loving father of Brian J. and his wife Robyn McClelland of Hudson, NH and Scott E. and Eric G. McClelland both of Quincy. Cherished grandfather to Edwin Duguie and wife Hannah of Benton, ME, Kaleigh Duguie of Manchester, NH, and Tatum McClelland of Hudson, NH, and great grandfather of Rowan and Paislee Duguie of Benton, ME. Dear brother-in-law of David Nelson of Martha’s Vineyard and his late wife Margaret, Mary Dawson and husband Ron of Middleboro, Regina Moriarty and husband Fran of Middleboro, Paul Parlon of Walpole and his late wife Helen, Constance Macdonald of Brockton and her late husband Ralph, Anna Biron and husband Neal of Norton, Virginia Polio of Braintree and her late husband John, Clare Burns and husband Steve of Braintree and Gerard Macdonald and wife Julie of Newfield, NY.

Visiting hours Tuesday April 16 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Hamel Lydon Chapel and Cremation Service, 650 Hancock St, Wollaston.  Funeral Mass Wednesday April 17 at 10:00am in St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock St, Wollaston.

Burial to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory be made to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland MA 02370 or to Earthen Vessels at evkids.org

For more information or to leave a message of condolence, please visit hamellydon.com.

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Alice B. Butts, 83

Alice B. (McKenna) Butts, age 83, of Quincy passed away April 8 surrounded by her loving family.

Alice B. Butts

Alice B. Butts

Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, Canada, she lived in Quincy for over 40 years. She valued family relationships and enjoyed summer visits back to the old homestead in PEI; canning jams and sharing stories of her dad and brothers playing music in the kitchen, or their first car being a horse and buggy.

Alice worked in records management at Boston Financial Data Services for many years before retiring. She was an active parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in North Quincy where she was a member of the Catholic Club, Ladies Sodality and a Eucharistic minister.

Beloved wife of the late Frederick J.  Mother of Daniel J. Butts and his wife Cindy of RI, Nancy M. Genesky and her husband Mark of Norfolk, Edward J. Butts and his wife Laurie of Melrose, Patricia A. Voss and her husband Jon of Stoneham and James J. Butts and his wife Kellie of Weymouth.  Grandmother of Kristi Copson and her husband Paul of Wakefield. Sister of Rose Trainor of Canada, Harry McKenna of Westboro, and the late Mary Hunt, James McKenna, Margaret Connolly, Andrew McKenna and Joan Daley.  Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Monday April 15th from 3-7 pm.  Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, North Quincy Tuesday morning, April 16th, at 10:30. Burial Milton Cemetery.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Sherrill House, Memory Unit, 135 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.

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