Diane M. Potter, 76

Diane M. (Tocchio) Potter, age 76, of Braintree, formerly of Weymouth and Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of her loving family.

Diane M. Potter

Diane M. Potter

Diane was born in Quincy to the late Guerino J. and Catherine E. (Scolaro) Tocchio. She was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1960. She had lived in Braintree for thirty-three years and previously in Weymouth and Quincy.

She had been employed as an executive assistant in financial services for many years. She retired in 2008 from Fidelity Investments after five years of service and had also worked for State Street Bank for seven years. Diane began her career working with Nestle Brands.

Diane loved traveling and shopping. She also enjoyed walking, reading and senior group day trips. Spending time with family and friends was important to her but her greatest passion was her family, to which she was dedicated and especially to her cherished grandson, Ryan.

Devoted mother and best friend of Sherri P. Hamm and her husband Jonathan of Braintree. Loving Nonnie of Ryan. Dear sister of Theresa Cunningham and her late husband Martin of Whitman, Catherine E. “Betty” Beniers and her husband Robert of Quincy, Judith C. Brown and her husband Donald of Braintree, the late John R. “Jack” Tocchio and his wife Christy of Norwell. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, June 25th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Diane’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701.

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

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Linda S. Grubb, 62

Linda S. Grubb of Quincy passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at age 62.

Born in Boston, she lived most of her life in Quincy and worked at Atria Marina Bay. She enjoyed traveling, gatherings with family and caring for her dog Sebastian.

The loving daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (McCann) Grubb, Linda was the beloved sister of Janice K. Crowell of Weymouth, Deborah A. Lavalley and her husband Malcolm of Pembroke, Robert T. Grubb of Charlestown, Steven M. Grubb of Quincy and the late Pamela J. Grubb; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass on Friday, June 22 at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church 386 Hancock St. No. Quincy. Burial is at Pine Hill Cemetery, W. Quincy.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy.

Donations in Linda’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Lucio Tempesta, 93

Lucio Tempesta, age 93, of Quincy, passed away peacefully at Webster Park Rehabilitation Center of Rockland on June 17, 2018. He was the loving husband of Donata (Cocuzzo) Tempesta.

Lucio Tempesta

Lucio Tempesta

Born, raised and educated in San Donato (Val di Comino) Italy, he was the son of the late Modesto and Anantonia (Cedrone) Tempesta. He came from Italy to Quincy in 1960. He was employed for many years as a stone cutter for both W. C. Canniff Monuments and Lincoln Granite Company.

Lucio had a love for music and enjoyed his time spent with family and friends.

Besides his loving wife of 63 years, he is survived by a daughter, Oriana T. Sadler and her husband the late John Sadler of Cohasset; a son, Claudio Tempesta and his wife Ruth of Italy; a brother, Cesidio Tempesta and his wife Addolorata of Brighton; a sister, Antonia Baccari of Italy; four grandchildren, Michael Sadler of Medford, Cristina Sadler of Somerville, Alessandra Murphy and her husband Conor of Colorado and Francesca Sadler of Cohasset. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by four brother and three sisters.

Funeral mass at St. John’s Church, 44 School St., Quincy on Saturday, June 23rd at 9am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Calling hours will be held at the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy on Friday, June 23rd from 4 to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or to Old Colony Hospice, 5 Manley St. West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

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Maureen C. Courage

Mary C. (Maureen Lydon) Courage of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, went to heaven on June 18, 2018.

Maureen C. Courage

Maureen C. Courage

Beloved wife of the late Martin W. Courage I B.P.D. Loving daughter of the late Joseph & Mary Lydon. Proud mother of Martin W. II & his wife Patricia Courage of Boston, Michael J. & his wife Susan Courage of Marshfield, Maureen C. of South Weymouth & her husband Thomas Mougamian of Dorchester, and Marie-Jude & her husband Herman Rochester of Taunton. Also survived by 6 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Paul Lydon of Milton, Rita Dentremont of Dedham, Marguerite Courage of Hanover, Kathleen Lydon of Somerset & the late Mark Lydon, Ann Marie Foran, Barbara McManus & James Lydon. Also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Visiting hours in the John J. O’Connor and Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Thursday from 4-8pm.  Funeral Mass in St. Mark’s Church Friday morning at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Research Department of Early Childhood Development in care of Children’s Hospital in Boston or to kidney research.

Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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Michael T. Connolly, 64

Michael T. “Tommy” Connolly, 64, of Quincy and formerly South Boston, died suddenly June 18.

Michael T. Connolly

Michael T. Connolly

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Michael J., and Helen (Curran) Connolly.  Beloved husband and best friend of Mary Ellen (Antonova) Connolly.  Devoted father of Mike Connolly of Quincy, and Brian Connolly of Boston.  Brother of Jimmy Conley of Weymouth, Peggy Canavan of Raynham, Elaine Donnelly of South Boston, Annie Quigg of California, and the late Judy Smeltz, Kathy Morrison, and Jackie and Eileen Connolly.  Uncle of Joanne, Kathy, Jimmy, Rob, P.J., Karen, Sherry, Michelle, Peggy Ann, Marty, Keri, Jimmy, Tobi, Russell, Brian, Kelly, Michelle, and the late Tommy.

Mike was a 1972 graduate of South Boston High School, and upon graduation entered the United States Navy with his best, life-long friend Bobby Allen.  He later earned his Associate’s Degree in aviation mechanics from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Mike had worked for many years as a mechanic for the MBTA in Jamaica Plain. An avid golfer, Mike was a member of Presidents Golf Club. He enjoyed walking and being outdoors; his greatest joy came from spending time with his family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday June 22, from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Family and friends will gather in the funeral home beginning at 8:15 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 9 AM. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

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

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