Richard J. Gallery

Richard J. “Dick” Gallery of Quincy, formerly of Milton passed away July 21 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Richard J. Gallery

Born in Boston, he was raised in Milton and graduated from Milton High School and Stonehill College and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Dick was a star athlete growing up and is a member of the Milton High School and Stonehill College Athletic Hall of Fame.  He was a heavy weight Golden Gloves boxing champion and also boxed at Stonehill College and during his time in the service.

He was an active member in Milton youth sports and coached Milton Little League and youth basketball for over 30 years.  He was a member of Milton PTO and previously taught CCD at St. Agatha Church in Milton.

Beloved husband of the late Fay I. (Shaughnessy).  Father of Richard F. “Rick” Gallery and his wife Christine of Canton, Joanne “Jody” Gallery of Quincy, Donna Myers and her husband Kenneth “Bud” of North Hampton, NH, Robert S. Gallery and his wife Michelle of Canton, and Amy J. Gallery of Braintree.  Proud Papa of Jeffrey, Robert, Aidan, Ethan, Sydney, Fay and Trista.  Brother of David Gallery of Milton, and the late James Gallery and Jean Cushman.  Son of the late James and Alice Gallery.

Relatives and friends invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Agatha’s Church, Milton Saturday August 7 at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the mass all are invited to a reception at Blue Hill Country Club, 23 Pecunit St. Canton.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton.

Michael J. Sutter

Michael J. Sutter of Quincy died July 25, 2021.

Michael J. Sutter

Mike was a lifelong resident of Houghs Neck and was the happiest while fishing, boating, and being on the ocean. He adored and cherished his family and the loving bond he had with his dog, Molly. Mike was a devoted NY Jets fan (J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!). He also enjoyed watching the Red Sox and NASCAR. He was an awesome bowler on a bowling league with his family for years.

He was a member of the Quincy Yacht Club, Sons of Italy in Weymouth, and was a past member of the Weymouth Eagles. He worked as a journeyman in sprinkler fitting and was close to all his colleagues.

Mike had a special kind of love for life and always made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He had a great sense of humor and a fun competitive side. He was generous, sincere and a kind soul that will forever live in our hearts. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Beloved husband of Marlene Sutter of Quincy. Devoted son of Barbara Lawrence and her husband Gary of Rockland and Butch Sutter and his wife Franny of Plymouth. Loving step-father of Christine Gill of Norwood, Jacquie LaCasse of VT, and Roderick Gill of Quincy. Cherished brother of Sue Sutter and her fiancé Rick Harris of Abington and Crissy Sutter and her fiancé Chris Meade of Weymouth. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and his best furry friend Molly.

Visiting hours are on Wednesday, August 4, 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy followed by a brief prayer service at 7 PM.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mike may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Hematologic (Blood) Cancers, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

21 Candidates Qualify For Quincy Election

By SCOTT JACKSON

Twenty-one residents have qualified for the ballot in this fall’s municipal election, which will feature four contested City Council races and a race for three seats on the School Committee.

There will be a preliminary election in the School Committee race next month.

Would-be candidates had until the end of the business day on July 27 to return nomination papers, including the signatures of 50 registered voters, to the Board of Registrars of Voters. Those running for the six ward seats on the City Council needed to collect all those signatures from voters within their ward.

Five people qualified for the ballot in the race for the three at-large seats on the council.

All three incumbents – Noel DiBona of 70 Chickatabot Road, Nina Liang of 100 Grand View Avenue 8A, and Anne Mahoney of 12 Ferriter Street – are running for reelection. DiBona and Liang are both seeking their fourth two-year term and Mahoney is seeking her third. DiBona and Mahoney previously served on the School Committee.

Joining them on the ballot are Michael Bellotti of 33 Bayberry Road and William Burke of 28 Rice Road. Bellotti is currently the Norfolk County treasurer and was formerly the county sheriff and a state representative. Burke ran unsuccessfully for state representative in 2018 and had run for Congress two years prior.

A sixth candidate, John Rodophele of 62 Grenwold Rd., pulled papers to seek an at-large seat but did not return them.

There will also be races for three of the six ward seats on the council.

In Ward 1, incumbent David McCarthy of 48 Whitney Road will face off against Joseph Murphy of 18 Macy Street. McCarthy, who formerly served on the School Committee, is seeking his third term on the council. This will be the third time McCarthy and Murphy have run against each other.

In Ward 2, incumbent Anthony Andronico of 46 Endicott Street and Steven Perdios of 86 Ruggles Street both qualified for the ballot. Andronico, who had been serving on the School Committee, was appointed to the Ward 2 seat in January following the resignation of longtime councillor Brad Croall. Croall was first elected in 2011, when he defeated Perdios for an open seat.

A third resident, Jorgette Theophilis of 4 Norman Road, returned her nomination papers but was five signatures short of the requisite 50. A preliminary election in would have been required in the Ward 2 race if she had qualified for the ballot,

In Ward 5, incumbent Charles Phelan Jr. of 298 Fenno Street and challenger Stephen Christo of 42 Standish Avenue both qualified for the ballot. Phelan is seeking his second consecutive term; he previously represented Ward 5 on the council from 1988 to 1996. Christo had run against Phelan for an open seat in 2019.

The remaining incumbent councillors – Ward 3 Councillor Ian Cain of 93 Forbes Hill Road, Ward 4 Councillor Brian Palmucci of 16 Cross Street and Ward 6 Councillor William Harris of 74 Ashworth Road – qualified for the ballot and will be unopposed in the fall. Cain and Harris are seeking their fourth terms and Palmucci his seventh.

Seven candidates qualified for the ballot in the School Committee race, which means a preliminary election will take place on Sept. 14 to whittle the field of candidates down to six, barring any withdrawals.

All three committee members whose terms expire at the end of the year have qualified for the ballot: Douglas Gutro of 85 Arnold Street, Emily Lebo of 354 Highland Avenue and Courtney Perdios of 86 Ruggles Street. Gutro, who previously served on the City Council, is concluding his first four-year term on the committee; Lebo has served ten years on the board; and Perdios was appointed to the seat in February to fill out the remainder of Andronico’s term after he joined the council. Perdios had finished in fourth place in the 2019 school board election.

Joining them on the ballot are challengers Tina Cahill of 51 Grenwold Road, Ellen Patterson O’Donnell of 6 Hatherly Road, Liberty Schaaf of 28 Howe Street and Liz Speakman of 129 Merrymount Road. O’Donnell, Schaaf and Speakman were also nominated for the open seat Perdios filled during the February joint convention.

An eighth candidate, John McDonald of 241 Quincy Shore Drive, took out nomination papers but did not return them.

Candidates for both City Council and School Committee have until 5 p.m. on Aug. 10 to submit certified nomination papers, including a statement of candidacy, to the clerk’s office. The deadline for objections and withdrawals is 5 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Ballot position for the preliminary will be determined by drawing on Aug. 6 at 10 a.m.

The deadline to register to vote in the preliminary is 8 p.m. on Aug. 25. The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot ahead of the preliminary is Sept. 8 and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is noon on Sept. 13.

The cut off to register to vote ahead of the final election is 8 p.m. on Oct. 13. The deadline to request to vote by mail in the final election is Oct. 27 and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is noon on Nov. 1.

Mary A. Butler, 77

Mary A. Butler, age 77, a former longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham.

Mary A. Butler

Mary was born and raised in Dorchester and Quincy. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1961. She earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Boston State College in 1966 and supplemented her degree with graduate courses over the years.

Mary was employed as an elementary school teacher for the Braintree Public Schools and later worked for the United States Postal Service. She had been retired for many years.

She was a member of the former Catholic Graduates Club.

Mary loved playing the piano and the organ and would share her retirement years volunteering at nursing homes playing for residents.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas J. and Rose F. (Fagan) Butler. She was the devoted sister of Kathleen M. Haws and her husband Gregory of Superior, Colo.

Mary is also survived by five nieces and nephews, and eight grand nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Wednesday, August 4, at 10 a.m.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Catholic Appeal, c/o The Archdiocese of Boston, P.O Box 9134, Canton, MA 02021-9134.

Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy. You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.

Helen Clarke, 101

Helen (MacDonald) Clarke, 101, of Quincy (OFD) passed away on July 26, 2021.

Helen Clarke

She was born Nov. 5, 1919 in Dorchester to James and Maude MacDonald.  Helen was a member of the first graduating class of Saint Williams School in Savin Hill.  She was also the last remaining member of the group known as “the Seven Old Ladies of Savin Hill” who were well known and loved in the neighborhood.

Helen loved traveling, often visited her daughters in Europe. Any stranger she sat next to on a trip never remained a stranger for long. Upon her return, she always had wonderful stories to tell.

Her five siblings predeceased her, along with her husband Emerson Wesley Clarke, and one daughter Linda Louis-Jeune.  Helen leaves, to cherish her memory, five children, Wesley W. Clarke (Dolly) of Braintree, Karen J Hodges (Mark) of Clarksville, Tennessee, Brian P. Clarke (Paula) of Marshfield, Susan E. Clarke (Peter Willmott) of Fulborn, England, and Janice A. Foley of Trinity, North Carolina. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were a continuous source of joy to her.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at John Adams Healthcare in Quincy, Massachusetts, for their excellent care and the love they showed Helen where she achieved the age of 101 1/2.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the activities fund at John Adams Nursing Home, Franklin Street, in Quincy would be most appreciated.

The family would like to welcome friends and family to join them at Mortimer Peck Funeral Home 516 Washington St.in Braintree, visiting hours 4-8pm on Thursday July 29.

Funeral mass at St. Clare Parish in Braintree on Friday, July 30 at 11:30 A.M.

Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery in Boston.

S. Genevieve Rossi, 92

S. Genevieve “Jenney” (Stec) Rossi, age 92, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Pat Roche Hospice Home, surrounded by her loving family.

S. Genevieve Rossi

Genevieve was born in Chelsea, to the late Alexander and Sophie (Jarosiewsai) Stec. Raised and educated in Chelsea, she was a graduate of the former Saint Stanislaus High School. She had lived in Quincy for sixty-three years.

Jenney was a devoted homemaker and also worked as a clerk at the Quincy Osco Drug and the former Turn-Style department store in Quincy for many years.

She was an avid reader. Jenney was proud of her Polish heritage and enjoyed speaking to her grandchildren in Polish. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and was especially devoted to her four grandchildren, supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for sixty-one years of the late Luigi “Louie” Rossi. Devoted mother of Paul Rossi of North Attleboro and his late wife Andria, Robert Rossi and his wife Patricia of Plymouth, Frederick Rossi and his wife Gina of Weymouth, Jennifer Shaw and her husband Robert of Norwell.

Loving grandmother of Michael Rossi, David Rossi, Katherine Rossi, and Elizabeth Shaw. Jenney was the last of nine siblings and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, August 1, from 2-5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Monday, August 2, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Genevieve’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Father Bill’s & MainSpring, 430 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

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

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday that West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy.

There was one WNV-positive Culex pipiens/restuans complex mosquito sample (pool) identified from samples collected July 21. The City of Quincy remains at low risk level, health officials said Tuesday.

To date, for 2021, the state has reported 15 WNV positive mosquito pools from four counties. There have been no human cases reported.

While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection. WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. The City of Quincy Health Department and the Mass. Department of Public Health recommend that the public continue to take action to avoid mosquito bites and reduce mosquito bites and reduce mosquito populations around their home.

Steps include:

• Limit your time outdoors during peak periods of mosquito activity (dusk and dawn) or, if you must remain outdoors, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.

• Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET or Picaridin. Oil of lemon eucalyptus may also be considered. Products with permethrin should only be used on clothing. Follow directions on the label. Repellents should not be used on children younger than two months of age. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.

• Take special care to cover up the arms and legs of children playing outdoors. When you bring a baby outdoors, cover the baby’s carriage or playpen with mosquito netting.

• Fix any holes in your screens and make sure they are tightly attached to all your doors and windows.

• Remove any standing water around your hone that is available for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes will begin to breed in any puddle or standing water around your home that is available for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes will begin to breed in any puddle or standing water that lasts for more than four days. Make sure water does not collect and stagnate in ceramic pots, trash cans, recycling containers, old tires, wading pools, bird baths, etc. Remove leaves and debris that may prevent drainage of roof gutters.

For more information visit https://www.quincyma.gov. or http://www.mosquitoresults.com/

Owen T. McGowan, 87

Owen T. McGowan of Quincy passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on July 22, 2021.  He was 87.

Owen T. McGowan

Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late William and Harriet (Riggs) McGowan.

Owen worked for the Andrew Dutton Company in Boston for 30 years. After retiring from Andrew Dutton, he was the owner of Artery Groceries at 1000 Southern Artery in Quincy with his beloved wife Audrey.  He was a lifetime member of the Quincy Yacht Club and Harvey’s Saltwater Fishing Club.

Owen will be remembered as a kind man who was quick witted and could always be counted on for a joke or two.

He will be sadly missed by his family: his wife Audrey (Saccoach), his children Sharon Lavery and her husband James of Quincy, Paul and his wife Rosemary of CT, Stephen and his wife Patricia of Quincy, Brian of New Bedford and Mark of Quincy. His 7 grandchildren Kristen and Matthew Lavery, Lauren and Owen McGowan, Mitchell and Dylan McGowan and Brendan McGowan as well as 7 great-grandchildren: Joshua, Michael, Jacob, Ryan, Cameron, Caden and Amelia.  Also survived by sister Barbara Christie of Quincy and sister-in-law Rita McGowan of Quincy.  Owen was predeceased by his brother William McGowan and sister Helen Cosette.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family during visiting hours on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 4-8pm at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the funeral home at 10am on Friday, July 30, 2021 prior to burial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Dorchester Man Killed In Squantum Crash

By SCOTT JACKSON

An early morning motorcycle crash Saturday in Squantum claimed the life of a 23-year-old Dorchester man.

Quincy police responded to the scene of the crash shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday, Capt. John Dougan said, and found the rider and motorcycle up against a seawall.

The rider, identified as Carlos Soto-Mendez, age 23, of Dorchester, was taken to Boston Medical Center with critical injuries. He was pronounced deceased there that morning, according to Sgt. Karyn Barkas.

A preliminary investigation by Quincy police indicated Soto-Mendez lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into the seawall, Dougan said.

The crash remained under investigation by the department’s accident reconstruction unit as of Tuesday, Barkas stated.

Gloria G. Ratti

Gloria G. (Graceffa) Ratti of Quincy passed away on July 24, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gloria G. Ratti

Beloved wife of the late Charles Ratti. Gloria is the last of her generation; she was predeceased by her parents John and Anna (Baio) Graceffa, and her siblings Philip, Anthony, Louis, Maria LaGrega, Joseph, Rose Callinan, Suzanne Moussalli, Angelo and Anna Cataldo. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, colleagues and friends.

Gloria retired as chief clerk from the Central Intelligence Agency after forty years of dedicated service. She was a proud and feisty member of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) serving as vice president, historian, archivist and member of the Board of Governors for more than three decades. Gloria will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury, on Tuesday, August 3, from 3:00 to 8:00pm. A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 4, at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.

Gloria’s funeral service will be available via livestream at lawlerfuneralhome.com click on her obituary notices and scroll to the bottom.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gloria’s name to Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston, MA 02114 (massgeneral.org), or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (cancer.org).