Remilda M. Caliri, 94

Remilda M. “Rae” (Guarino) Caliri, 94, of Quincy and formerly Dorchester, died peacefully March 24 with her family by her side.

Beloved wife of the late Thomas J. Caliri. Loving and devoted mother of two children: Thomas R. Caliri and his wife Joanne of Marshfield and Richard M. Caliri of Marshfield and his beloved soulmate Christine A. Escott of Weymouth. She is survived by her sister Gloria Guarino and her lifelong companion Van Chumacas of Milton and predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Also survived by two grandchildren, Mollie A. Caliri of Quincy and Michael C. Caliri of Marshfield, and many nieces and nephews.

Rae graduated from the Dorchester School for Girls in the early 1940s. She began a career in the banking and investment industry, working initially as a teller for the First National Bank of Boston. After taking time off from work to raise her family she worked for the investment firm Thompson McKinnon Securities and later worked for many years as a receptionist at Merchants Cooperative Bank in Boston.

Rae greatly enjoyed cooking for her family and relatives and was famously known for her delicious Italian dishes.

She was also active as an entrepreneur in the hotel/restaurant industry and used her cooking skills and knowledge to help run the Village Tavern hotel in Woodstock, Vermont, with her siblings in the 1950s and ‘60s and later as part owner/operator of Ship’s Haven Restaurant in Quincy. She was also a volunteer at Quincy Hospital where she brought her bright smile and nurturing personality to the patients there.

Rae loved spending time at her “beach house” near Humarock, particularly with her two grandchildren whom she especially adored and the family dog, Skip, whose antics always brought a smile to her face. Her final years were spent at the Eventide Home in Quincy, which recently moved to Weymouth as the Dwyer Home where she brightened everyone’s day with her charming personality and fun-loving attitude.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, 432 Adams St., MILTON, Fri. March 31, at 10:30 am.  Visiting Hours in the Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Ave., MILTON VILLAGE, Thursday, March 30, from 4 – 8 pm. Interment Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rae’s name to the Dwyer Home, 25 Stonehaven Drive, South Weymouth, MA 02190.

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Deborah McDonnell, 78

Deborah “Debbie” McDonnell, 78, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully on March 10 at Hancock Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Quincy to the late George A. and Laura (Miller) McDonnell. She was raised and educated in Quincy and graduated in 1961 from Eastern Nazarene College in Wollaston. Mrs. McDonnell taught English and Spanish at Whitman Hanson Regional High School and South Junior High School in Quincy. After her teaching career she worked for 8 years as an assistant librarian at the Thomas Crane Public Library, and had been an integral part of the lives of her family and many dear friends.

She is survived by her sister, Karen I. Higgins of Quincy, Cousin Myles March of Swanzey, NH and Niece Robin (Lytle) McLaughlin of Hanover.  Also survived by several great nieces and great nephews. She was pre-deceased by a sister, Holly E. Lytle, and a niece, Susan D. Abbott.  Debbie was a blessing to the many she befriended, sharing and caring with others. She loved being an aunt & great aunt, always enjoyed keeping up-to-date with her family and friends.

A private graveside service was held at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Arrangements entrusted to Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St. Quincy Center.

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Margaret M. Wood, 92

Margaret Mary (O’Leary) Wood, 92, of Quincy and formerly of Dorchester died March 24, 2017. She was the devoted wife of 45 years to the late Joseph T. Wood Sr., Esq., who died in 1995.

Margaret M. Wood

Margaret M. Wood

A daughter of the late James H. & Mary T. (Colbert) O’Leary, she was born in Cambridge and raised in Dorchester.  She graduated Girl’s High School and Stratford Secretarial School before working for a time at Dorchester Savings Bank.

Margaret moved to Quincy in 1960 where she was active in the Women’s Club, where she’d also served as an officer, was a member of Squantum Yacht Club and St. Ann’s Church.  In her later years at River Bay Club she was active in the Hospitality Club.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and painting with watercolors.

Loving mother of Joseph T. Wood of MA, James C. Wood of Plainville, John F. Wood and his wife Christine of Peabody, and Janet R. Dees and her husband Ted of Palm Harbor, FL. Dear sister of the late James O’Leary and Francis McCarthy. She is also survived by her 10 cherished grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral Wednesday, March 29, at 1:30pm at the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St, Quincy Center. Interment to follow at Blue

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Timothy R. Sullivan, 54

Timothy R. Sullivan, 54, of Quincy died unexpected on March 23, 2017.

Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan

Beloved husband of Jane M. Mulvana of Quincy. Loving father of Nicole and Robert Sullivan, both of Bridgewater. Son of the late Robert Sullivan and Claire (Campbell) Sullivan of Bridgewater.  Brother of Jean Sullivan of Bridgewater, Monica Sullivan of Plymouth, Stephen Sullivan of MO and Daniel Sullivan of Bridgewater. Cherished grandfather of Nala and Caden Sullivan.  He is also survived several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Tim graduated from Raynham Bridgewater High School and furthered his education at Boston College.  He received his MBA from Providence College and also received an additional Masters degree in counseling from the University of Massachusetts. Tim served in the United States Marine Corps.

An avid New England sports fan, he enjoyed following all New England teams. He also enjoyed gardening.  He will be remembered as a devoted family man who cherished his family. He will be sadly missed.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10am in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy.  Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Timothy may be made to Gavin Foundation, 675 East Fourth St., South Boston, MA 02127.

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

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John F. Abbott, 45

John F. Abbott, 45, of Holbrook, originally from Quincy, died unexpectedly on March 22, 2017.

John F. Abbott

John F. Abbott

The beloved son of Maureen (Sullivan) Riley and the late Dennis Abbott. Life partner of Kristen Munn of Holbrook. Cherished father of Deanna Schmieder of Webster and Daniel Abbott of Abington. Brother of Dennis Abbott and his wife Lisa of Braintree, Jason MacKinnon of Whitman, Colleen Riley and her partner Mike Solis of Malden, Caitlin Riley and her partner Steve Korman of Quincy. Grandson of Claire Sullivan of Quincy and Margaret Abbott of FL. Stepfather of Patrick Bent, Jr., Alyssa, Debra and Zachary Bent all of Holbrook. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

John grew up in Quincy and graduated from Quincy Voc-Tech High School. He served in the United States Marine Corp. After his military service, John worked as a carpenter for many years. He enjoyed the simple things in life for example the beach and following the New England Patriots. The most important aspect in his life were his children, he adored them and cherished his role as their father. John will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

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