Donna-Marie DeKarski, 44

Donna-Marie DeKarski, 44, of Cocoa, Fla., formerly of Quincy, passed away unexpectedly on July 22, 2018.

Donna-Marie DeKarski

Donna-Marie DeKarski

Born in Boston, she was the beloved daughter of the late George J. and Pauline DeKarski; loving sister of Mark and Gianfranca Stephens of Brockton, Maureen and Joseph Gavin of Halifax, Joan and James Phinney of Milton, Cheryl and Barry Holland of South Boston, and the late Scott Stephens; dear cousin of Ed DeKarski, who held a special place in her heart; cherished aunt of Hayley and Cody Stephens of Brockton, Laura Holland of South Boston and the late Kevin B. Holland; also survived by several other beloved nieces and nephews.

All are welcome to her graveside service on Saturday, August 18, at 11 a.m. at Melrose Cemetery, 88 N. Pearl St., Brockton.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial gifts be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, afsp.org.

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Edward J. Donovan

Edward J. Donovan of Quincy entered into eternal rest on Monday August 13, 2018.

Edward Donovan

Edward Donovan

Born in Dorchester, he was a son of the late William H. Donovan and Dorothy L. (Reavey). Edward was raised in the Back Bay of Boston where he was a familiar and well-known presence at the Honey Donut Shop and other neighborhood establishments. He enlisted in the United States Army and served his country faithfully and honorably during the Korean War where he was wounded in combat. Following his service and honorable discharge, Mr. Donovan returned to the Back Bay. He spent 20 years with the New England Regional Sacred Heart Radio Program as their Traffic Manager. Following Sacred Heart’s relocation to St. Louis, he began a 34 year career with the United States Postal Service in the General Mail Facility at South Station. Edward was a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Back Bay Council 331 where he was involved in years of charitable giving and social work. Edward was a Quincy resident for 50 years and was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Church in North Quincy for that entire period. Following his retirement at age 75, Edward enjoyed a quiet and peaceful life in Quincy. Faith and family were most important to him. He especially adored his grandchildren and attended as many of their school and sporting events as he could.

Beloved husband of 54 years to Anne M. (Fitzgerald) Donovan. Devoted father of Joseph E. Donovan and his wife Sophia of Canton, Thomas M. Donovan and his wife Maryanne of Quincy, William J. Donovan and his wife Jennifer, and Maureen C. Conners and her husband Michael, all of Walpole. Loving grandfather of Patrick, Julia, Alexander, Nicholas, Grace, Samuel, Simela, Caroline, Michael, and Erin. Brother of Marie Doherty of Dorchester, Patrick Donovan of CA, and the late Dorothy Kerr, Claire Downing, and William Donovan. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 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 Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edward may be made to Home Base, c/o MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 (www.homebase.org) or to Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02171.

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Lorraine M. McQuinn, 88

Lorraine M. (LaForest) McQuinn of Quincy and Naples, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at age 88.

A lifelong Quincy resident, she lived in Florida for many years. She worked as a dietician for the Quincy Public Schools and as a home health aide and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.

The beloved wife of the late Francis G. “Lefty” McQuinn, she was the loving mother of Neil McQuinn and his partner Ann Perkins, George McQuinn and his wife Mariann, the late Gail M. Freel and her late husband James and the late Mark McQuinn, all of Quincy; dear grandmother of Melissa McKeen, Jacqueline Prejsnar, Michael Freel, Sarah Shaughnessy, James McQuinn and Brian McQuinn; great-grandmother of nine; longtime companion of the late Frank Sammartino; beloved sister of Barbara Garland of Naples, Fla. and Joanne Quigley of Norwell, the last of 12 siblings; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours which will be held on Wednesday, August 15th from 9:00 to 11:00AM, immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00AM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center. Burial is at Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Theresa Reale, 91

Theresa Reale, age 91, of Quincy, formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Hanover, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 12, 2018, surrounded by family.

Tess was the devoted wife of 68 years to Albert Reale; and a wonderful, loving mother of 12 children, David Reale, Ann Reale, Joe Reale, Mary Hrebenak, Al Reale Jr., Patricia Yukna, Peggy Nelson Doherty, Jim Reale, Cathy Emery, Danny Reale, Theresa Spear and the late Lynn Reale Wolbarst. Tess was also a dear mother-in-law, and treasured her 21 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She will also be fondly remembered by many dear friends.

Tess was born in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1927 to Molly and Joseph Petrone. She moved to Connecticut as a teenager and graduated from Willimantic High School. She went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut at Storrs where she was the president of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. Tess was a microbiologist, and worked at the state public health laboratory in Hartford before marrying and starting a family. It was love at first sight when she met her future husband, Al, at UConn.

Tess loved being a mother. Even with 12 children, she managed to make each of them feel special, and always said that they were all unique in their own wonderful way “like facets of a diamond.” Tess had a tremendous sense of humor, and nothing delighted her more than laughing, dancing and being surrounded by family. She enjoyed a good joke, even when it was at her own expense. Her radiant smile lit up the room and she made a difference in the lives of everyone she met.

Devout in her Catholic faith, Tess was an active member at St. Mary’s church in Hanover and later, at St. Charles Borromeo’s in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, August 16, from 3-7 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth. A funeral Mass celebrating Tess’ life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 17, at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart in Hanover. Burial will be private at a later date at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

Memorial donations may be made to the Beth Reale Foundation at bethreale.org.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.

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Diane E. Mullaney

Diane E. (Mignosa) Mullaney of Quincy died at home on Aug. 11 after a courageous struggle with addiction.

In the face of it all she brought much love and light to those around her.
Beloved daughter of Andrew of Quincy and the late Joan Mignosa. Devoted mother of Stephanie and Nicholas Mullaney of Quincy. Sister of Linda Mignosa of Quincy, James Mignosa of Winthrop and the late Janet and late baby Joseph Mignosa.

Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Wednesday 4 to 8 PM, closing with a Funeral Service.

Burial will be private.

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