Mary T. Hagan

Mary T. (Fennelly) Hagan of Quincy passed away September 16, 2017.

Mary was born in Newfoundland, Canada. She was an active parishioner at St. Ann’s Church in Quincy. She loved to line dance and to stay active; she frequented the YMCA and Planet Fitness. Mary also loved to walk. She was known for getting dressed up and enjoyed coordinating her outfits. Mary will be remembered for being a kind, gentle, caring soul who had a strong faith. She deeply loved her family, especially her brothers and sisters. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Mary loved her. She will be sadly missed.

Daughter to the late John and Beatrice Fennelly. Loving mom to Valerie Hagan of Quincy, Arvella Hagan of Braintree, and the late Christine Hagan and David Hagan. Cherished sister to Martin Fennelly and his late wife Myrtle of St. John’s, Canada, Adrian Fennelly and his wife Judith of Nova Scotia, Canada, John Fennelly (Jr.) and his wife Liz of Ontario, Pauline Fennelly of Los Angeles, Vonnie Walsh and her late husband Michael of St. John’s, Canada, Leonnie MacDonald and her late husband Freddie of St. John’s, Canada, and the late Patrick Fennelly and his surviving wife Mary of St. John’s, Canada. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended relatives.

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 9:15 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

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

 

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Louis W. Gropp, 67

Louis W. Gropp, age 67, a lifelong Quincy resident, passed away, Thursday, September 14, 2017.

Louis Gropp

Louis Gropp

Louis was born in Quincy to the late Louis A. and Doris A. (Smith) Gropp. He was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1968, and later graduated from Ferrum College in 1978.

Louis’ life was full of passion. He cherished his family and friends and was always there to lend a hand. He was a talented tradesman and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and craft with others. He loved to be on the ocean and earned his captain’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard, manning the waters running between the Boston Harbor Islands for the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

He developed a devotion to music at a young age, watching his sisters dance to the oldies. A reserved man at heart, there was nothing to hide when it came to his love for his Harley. Music followed him around through the sleek chrome speakers on his motorcycle.

Louis was – and will remain – a humble, honest, loving, and dedicated man.

Beloved husband for thirty-five years of Susan (Gibbons) Gropp. Devoted father of Lauren E. Gleason of Gardner, Jennifer S. Gropp Tupe and her husband Michael of Quincy, and Catherine M. Gropp of Norwood. Loving grandfather of Christopher and Timothy Bailey, Lily Valentine and Luna Tupe. Dear brother of Joan Petersen of Florida, Barbara Marrier of New Jersey, Nancy Byrnes of Canton, and Kathleen Mariano of Braintree. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Tuesday, September 19th from 2-6 p.m. Following the visitation, a reception to celebrate Louis’ life will start at 7 p.m. in the Tirrell Room at the Quincy Lodge of Elks, 254 Quarry Street, Quincy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis’ memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Barbara M. Bertoni, 66

Barbara M. (Kelly) Bertoni, age 66, of Houghs Neck, Quincy, passed away peacefully at home on September 14, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family.
Barbara Bertoni

Barbara Bertoni

Barbara was an Emergency Room Nurse for 31+ years, saving lives at the Carney Hospital and loved her co-workers, as she loved family and friends at the Town River Yacht Club, Quincy Yacht Club and the Quincy Elks Lodge.  She enjoyed boating, traveling, dancing, kick boxing and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Barbara was the loving wife of Frank C. Bertoni, (Q.P.D., Retired) of Quincy.  Devoted mother of Jon Bertoni and his wife Randi of Quincy, and Jeffrey Bertoni and his wife Heather of Quincy.  Loving sister of Deb DiBella and her husband Joe of Rowley, and Dianna Sullivan and her husband Stephen of Braintree.  Cherished Nana to Jeffrey & Nicholas Bertoni. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday 3-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Barbara may be made to Seasons Hospice, 20 Mall Rd., Ste 450, Burlington, MA 01803.
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Anthony J. DelGreco, Sr., 87

Anthony J. DelGreco, Sr., 87, of Quincy, died September 14, 2017 at South Shore Hospital surrounded by the love, comfort and care of his family and friends following a short illness.

Anthony DelGreco

Anthony DelGreco

Born and raised in Quincy, “Sonny” “Tony” and “JoJo,” as he was affectionately known, was the son of the late Pasquale and Gilda (D’Allesandro) DelGreco. He served his country with honor in the US Army during the Korean War, and afterward worked as an electrician with Raytheon for 42 years before retiring in 1995.

Mr. DelGreco was a member of the Weymouth-Braintree Lodge of Elks, Weymouth VFW, Cyril P. Morrisette Post #294 of the American Legion, and president of the Nantasket Beach Rat Pack.

Husband of Josephine M. (Angelora), father of Anthony J. DelGreco, Jr. of Braintree and Sharon L. Ashley and her husband Brian of Easton. Grandfather of Aden & Sofia Ashley. Brother of Ralph DelGreco and his wife Linda of Plymouth. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Gina (Pilalas) Fedele, extended family and good friends.

His funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Hamel Funeral Care & Cremation Service of Massachusetts, 26 Adams St, Quincy Center. Visiting Hours Monday from 4—8pm.

Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38140.

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Virginia Gagnon

Virginia A. (Leary) Gagnon, age 74, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Thursday, September 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Virginia Gagnon

Virginia Gagnon

Virginia was born to the late Francis A. and Anna G. (Harrington) Leary in Dorchester, where she was raised and educated. Ginnie was a graduate of the former Cardinal Cushing High School, Class of 1960. She had lived in Quincy for forty-nine years.

Beloved wife for forty-nine years of Paul E. Gagnon. Devoted sister of Ann T. Flaherty and her husband John of Scituate, Marie F. Traverse and her husband John of Medway, and Sister Kathleen Leary, SNDdeN of Andover.

Ginnie is also survived by thirteen nieces and nephews, and eighteen great nieces and nephews. She was totally devoted to her family, actively supporting the activities and accomplishments of her nieces and nephews. She was employed at the former Brilliant Seafood Company of Boston for over twenty-five years, and had been retired for many years.

Ginnie was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in West Quincy.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Tuesday, September 19th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Monday 4-8 p.m. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ginnie’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-1803.

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

 

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