Albert F. Seghezzi, 94

Albert Francis Seghezzi, deputy superintendent, MDC Police Department, retired, age 94, of Quincy, died suddenly, Monday, July 17, 2017 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, surrounded by his loving family.

Albert F. Seghezzi

Albert F. Seghezzi

Al was born in Boston to the late Emilio and Judith (Sartor) Seghezzi. He was raised in Roxbury and was a graduate of Boston Technical High School, Class of 1940. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University. He had lived in Quincy for over sixty-five years.

Al was a World War II veteran having served as a private in the U.S. Army Air Corps and later as an aviation machinist mate 2/c for the United States Navy. It was during this time that he developed a love for flying and obtained his pilot’s license.

He was proud to have served as a Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) police officer for thirty-eight years. During his career he rose through the ranks to become the deputy superintendent of the Bureau of Patrol Operations. Al was well known for his commitment, integrity, and professionalism. After his retirement in 1988, he worked as a private investigator for a Boston firm.

He loved fishing with his family and flying airplanes with his son, Edward, also a pilot. Al and his wife, Mary, were longtime active parishioners of St. Agatha Parish in East Milton.

Al’s greatest passion was his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He actively supported all of their activities and accomplishments and especially enjoyed talking and playing with them and their pet dogs.

Beloved husband for sixty-six years of Mary L. (Bruce) Seghezzi, the love of his life and inseparable friend. Devoted father of Karen McLaughlin and her husband John of Scituate, Edward Seghezzi and his wife Brenda of Londonderry, NH, Mark Seghezzi and his wife Michele of Scituate. Loving grandfather of Eric McLaughlin and his wife Erin, Kevin McLaughlin, Sara Paster and her husband Craig, Ashley, Michael, Morgan, Olivia, William and Matthew Seghezzi. Cherished great-grandfather of Hannah and Brendan McLaughlin, Madison and Grace Paster. Dear brother of Frank Seghezzi of Canton. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, July 24th at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, East Milton at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment, with Military Honors, at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Al’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

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Josephine M. Tutela

Josephine M. (Panarelli) Tutela, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Quincy and was a lifelong resident.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph A. Tutela. Loving mother of Carol Ann Marx and John Tutela, both of Quincy. Cherished grandmother of David and Scott Marx. Sister of Gerald Panarelli of Braintree and sister-in-law of Josephine Panarelli of Quincy. Devoted daughter of the late Antonio and Francesca (Gatta) Panarelli. Sister of the late Michael, Peter, Matteo and Nicholas. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Josephine was a graduate of Quincy High School and Burroughs Business School. She was employed by Bethlehem Steel and was a billing clerk at the Webster B. Thomas Co. in Boston. After the death of her loving husband Ralph in 1980, she became a preschool teacher and was employed at Jack ‘n’ Jill Daycare in Quincy for fifteen years.

Josephine’s life was centered around her loving family and devout faith. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday, July 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy. Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy, on Thursday, July 20, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

The family would like to thank the staff nurses and CNA at Care One at Weymouth for their loving care.

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Joan M. Jaehnig

Joan M. (Conlan) Jaehnig of Quincy died July 13, 2017, in her own home, surrounded by her loving family.

Joan M. Jaehnig

Joan M. Jaehnig

Joan’s life centered around her loving family, deep faith, and strong sense of community.  She and her late husband Charlie raised seven active boys in a community they loved.  She cherished the vacation time spent at Camp Wulamat, Newfound Lake, NH.  A 52-year parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church; Joan was a Eucharistic minister, prefect of the Ladies Sodality and longtime volunteer at the annual Christmas Bazaar.  She faithfully attended Mass right up until the end of her life.

Joan was a member of the Red Hat Society, had a passion for cooking, and won many baking awards. Joan and her late husband Charlie have attended countless sporting events, recitals, and activities for their children and grandchildren, something they have enjoyed their entire lives. Joan was a secretary, prior to her marriage, for Worcester, Inc., an architectural firm, as well as assisting her son Mark in his chiropractic practice for over 20 years.

She was a graduate of both St. Gregory’s School in Dorchester and Boston Clerical School.  A devout Catholic, Joan always remembered and prayed for her three children; Christopher, Robert, and Denise, who died at child birth.  She will be remembered for her strength, friendly face, loving disposition, and strong faith.

Beloved wife of the late Charles D. Jaehnig, Sr. Loving mother of Mark C. and his wife Christine of Quincy, Stephen F. of Hull, Michael G. and his wife Liz of Braintree, James E. and his wife Patti-Ann of Quincy, Charles D., Jr. and his wife Andrée of Quincy, Dan J. and his wife Jane of Quincy, and the late William D. Jaehnig.  Sister of Mary Keeley of Dorchester, and the late John, Patricia, and Paul Conlan.  Cherished grandmother of Patrick, David, Matthew, Andrew, Jennifer, Ryan, Samantha, Robert, Jillian, Thomas, Christopher, Emma, and Caroline.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 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 9:45 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joan may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 556 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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Janice M. Leonard, 65

Janice Marie Leonard, 65, of Quincy passed away July 11, 2017.

Janice Leonard

Janice Leonard

Janice was a creative gypsy who had a tremendous ability to love. She began her design career as a florist and then turned her creativity to clothing. As a secretary for Barrett Ring in the Garment District of Boston, her talents were soon discovered and she flourished as designer of her own missy sportswear collections, producing design labels, “nanciel,” “Janice Leonard” and “Jan Martinez Designs.”  Her passions followed her to Maui, HI where she had incredible new experiences and made amazing lifelong friends. Her siblings all visited and had their stamp of pineapple love. After giving birth to the love of her life, her daughter, Raine, Jan returned to the East Coast.

Jan joined the notes marketing and investor relations teams at Lotus Development where she enjoyed many years of learning and laughter. She left to have her heart surgery but then rejoined the working world where she left her mark and friendship on a variety of companies, such as Gentle Giant and most recently Fuller Village. She kept her creativity alive by designing, making and presenting wedding favor ornaments and holiday wreaths over many years to tradeshows and local markets.

Her return to the East Coast also began her walk with her community at the Our Lady of Assumption church in East Boston. She found her inner peace and love of Christ among her new ‘family’. She and Raine have enjoyed many years of love, laughter, travel and support in their church community. We are very grateful.

Once you became Jan’s friend it was for life. Her friends included church members, employers, co-workers, neighbors and her NQHS classmates. You would soon be invited to lunch or dinner for ‘just a little something’, and arrive to an amazing feast. She absolutely loved to cook for those she loved. She began reading cookbooks but was soon texting her recipes, menus or food shopping lists, to friends near and far. Those of you who knew Jan, knew she couldn’t quite figure out how to only cook for two! It was over decades that her meals brought together her variety of friends and family. You would arrive not knowing if you would sit next to one of her childhood friends, her parish priest, a sibling, a friend from Hawaii, or perhaps someone she had only met that day. She and Raine always opened their home, wherever that was, with love, laughter and comfort. It was Jan continuing her creativity but more importantly, her service to others.

In addition to cooking, Jan loved to paint, listen to Raine play guitar, being close to the ocean and talking about her friends and bragging about her nieces and nephews. She traveled to many places throughout the US, Caribbean and Europe. Her most recent trip fulfilled her dream of going to the Holy Land. However, it was by close oceans and lakes where she enjoyed and created incredible memories with her friends. She went by many names, Janice, Jan, Red, Sis, Auntie, or Mom, but she was always friend. Jan has left her imprint on many hearts and lives and will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Jan would always say she wished she had a greater intellect but it was all of us who truly learned from her.

Daughter to the late Daniel and Claire “Rainy” (Morrissey) Leonard of Charlestown and Quincy; former wife to Abel Martinez. Beloved mother to Raine Martinez of Quincy. Cherished sister to Daniel J. Leonard, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Pembroke, David J. Leonard of Delray Beach, FL, Neil M. Leonard and his wife Barbara of Stoughton, Nancy McAdams and her husband Jim of Quincy. Hilarious and loving aunt to Adam, Desiree, Ashleigh, Jessica, Ryan, Jill, Nicole, Brendan, Matt, Bridget, Daniel and Cormac. Also survived by countless family and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 3-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM in Our Lady of Assumption – East Boston. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. Donations in memory of Janice may be made to Redemptions Martyr Seminary, Brookline, MA; attn.: Fr. Tony Medeiros, rmsboston.org.

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

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Kathleen L. McLeod, 74

Kathleen L. McLeod, 74, passed away on July 13, 2017 at Braintree Alliance Healthcare with her loving family by her side.

Kathleen is survived by her husband of 52 years Peter E. McLeod of Quincy.  Loving mother of Lisa McLeod and devoted grandmother of Christina McLeod both of Quincy.

Services will be private. For more information and online condolences please visit lydonchapelforfunerals.com.

Condolence flowers may be sent to the McLeod Family, 10 Winter St. Apt. 609, Quincy, MA 02169.

Other donations may be made in Kathleen’s name to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 or the MA Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.

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