Joseph Renda, 89

Joseph Renda, age 89, a longtime resident of North Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, January 15, 2018 at the South Shore Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph Renda

Joseph Renda

Joseph was born in Messina, Sicily to the late Bartholomew and Agatha (DiPaola) Renda. He was raised and educated in Messina. Joseph was proud of his Sicilian heritage and his service as a member of the Carabinieri for eight years in Northern Italy. He immigrated to the United States in 1957, settling in Quincy where he lived for thirteen years. After which, he resided in North Weymouth for over forty-five years. Joseph was employed as a laborer in the construction industry for Louis Pasqualucci & Son, Inc. for thirty-five years, retiring in 1991. He was a proud member of Local 133 Laborer Union for over fifty years.

In his free time, he served as an usher at Saint Jerome’s Church in North Weymouth for twenty-five years. Joseph was also a member of the Saint John the Baptist Church Senior Citizens Group in Quincy and the Whipple Senior Center in Weymouth, where he and his wife enjoyed many senior trips. Joseph enjoyed gardening and socializing with his walking buddies at South Shore Plaza in Braintree. Joseph was generous and had a strong passion for helping others.

He was dedicated to his family and especially to his children and his cherished grandchildren, actively supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty years of Rose Marie (Marchese) Renda. Devoted father of Anita Marie Renda of Rockland, Joseph Renda, Jr. and his wife Jo-anne of Mansfield. Loving Papa of Amar Alhakim, Dawn Renda, Danielle Renda, and Joseph “Sonny” Renda III. Dear brother of Francesco Renda and the late Salvatore Renda, both of Italy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, Friday, January 19th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Jerome’s Church, 632 Bridge Street, North Weymouth at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home Thursday 4 – 7 p.m. Entombment at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

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

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



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Anthony E. D’Andrea, 89

Anthony E. “Tony” D’Andrea, age 89, of Quincy passed away peacefully, Monday, January 15, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Anthony D'Andrea

Anthony D’Andrea

He was a Navy World War II veteran, an avid Boston sports fan, and enjoyed playing golf. After retiring from General Motors in Framingham, he worked at the Weymouth Club.  He enjoyed walking at the South Shore Plaza socializing with many friends.  He took pleasure spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Tony was a longtime active communicant of St. John’s church and former member of its Holy Name Society.

The loving brother of Michael D’Andrea of Quincy and the late Gloria Blanchard. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Julie (Speranzo) D’Andrea for 65 years.  The loving father of Thomas M. D’Andrea and his partner, Susan Szyp, of Raynham, Gayle M. Patten and her husband Richard F. Patten of Quincy.  Papa of Thomas and his wife Christine D’Andrea, Christopher and his wife Meghan D’Andrea, Nicole and her husband Bruce Theriault, Kevin and his wife Carolyn Patten, Andrew Patten, and James Patten. He was the Papa of 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by all.

Funeral mass at St. John Church, 44 School St Quincy on Friday, January 19th at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery. Calling Hours will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home 116 Franklin St Quincy on Thursday, January 18th from 4 to 7 pm. For online condolences visit:

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations in Tony’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O Box 1000, Dept., 142, Memphis, TN 38148.

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Anthony J. Belmonte, 92

Anthony J. Belmonte, 92, of Quincy, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Anthony J. Belmonte

Anthony J. Belmonte

He was the son of the late Gennaro and Philomena (Russo) Belmonte. Anthony was the loving husband of the late Ann (Pollara) Belmonte to whom he was married for 45 years at her passing in 1995. He is survived by his children, Geraldine Presby and her husband Grant of Halifax, James Belmonte and his wife Lois of Pembroke and MaryLiz Belmonte-Segall and her husband Jeff of Braintree.  He was also the father of the late Patricia Ann who died in infancy.  He was the devoted and proud Papa to Elizabeth, Ashley, Melissa, Angela, Emily, Alec, Daniel and Lainie.

He is also survived by his two sisters, Maryann Salvatore and her husband Mario of Weymouth, Rovena Barrese and her husband Sam of North Carolina and his sister-in-laws Joyce Pollara, Louise Belmonte and Anne Belmonte Seigfried.  He was loved by his many nieces, nephews and friends. He was the brother of the late Peter, Augustine and Paul Belmonte.

Anthony and his twin brother Augustine were born on September 7, 1925. They were inseparable and served side by side in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. They also played semi-pro baseball together, winning several championships.

After working with his uncle as a barber, Anthony worked for many years in the Quincy Public Schools and retired as an employee for the City of Quincy.

Always a gentle soul, Anthony loved to read and recite poetry.  He was known to personalize cards and letters with meaningful poems and even compiled a book of religious and inspirational poems for his family.  An avid ballroom dancer, he made many special friends while dancing at Mosely’s and The Viking Club for over 25 years.

Anthony was an usher at St. John’s Church in Quincy and was also a member of the Elks, Sons of Italy, Knights of Columbus, VFW and South Shore Dancer’s Club.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Anthony’s life of faith and family at a Funeral Mass on Thursday, January 18, at 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Church, School Street, Quincy. Visiting hours are from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, January 17, at Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anthony’s memory may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Processing Center, PO Box 8911, Topeka KS 66608-9940.

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Christine Macauley

Christine “Ti” Macauley, of Methuen, formerly of Quincy, passed away suddenly Jan. 11.

Christine Macauley

Christine Macauley

Cherished wife of Jason Macauley.  Loving Stepmother of Kayla and Alys Macauley.  Beautiful daughter of Beverly (Frassica) Downey of FL.  Sister of Paul Ferrara and his wife Darlene of Hanson.  Also survived by her adored puppies Molly and Farley.

Ti was a lover of dogs and Jimmy Buffett.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours to celebrate Ti’s life on Friday Jan 19th from 4-7 pm in the Lydon Chapel for Funerals, 644 Hancock St., Quincy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ti’s name to The Great Dog of NE, 34D Holton Street, Woburn, MA or


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Monica E. Solimando

Monica E. Solimando of Quincy, formerly of Milton, died January 9, 2018.

Monica E. Solimando

Monica E. Solimando

Beloved daughter of Michael Solimando Jr., and Jodi (Poltack) Solimando.  Cherished sister of Gabriella M. and Luke S. Solimando.  Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours in the John J. O’Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Monday 4 to 8pm.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  At the request of the family the Funeral Mass will be private.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Dimock Center, 55 Dimock St., Roxbury, MA 02119 or Camp Harbor View Foundation, 200 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116.

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