Aileen T. Stanton, 92, of Hanover, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 30.
She was born in Boston to John J. Murphy and Anne (Tobin).
Aileen was a manager at Kemper Insurance and later became a policy systems manager with Arbella Insurance. In her spare time, she belonged to a bowling league, and the Wollaston Mother’s Club. She most enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Beloved wife of the late William F. Stanton, devoted mother of William F. Stanton, Jr. and his partner Maryanne Gardner of Weymouth, Dianne StantonSanchez of Hingham, Donna Bertoni and her husband Harry of Braintree, Brian M. Stanton and his wife Mary of Braintree, Deborah Calvaresi and her husband David of PA, and Robert D. Stanton and his wife Pam of MO. Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren and great grandmother of 10 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday 9:00-10:00 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. The Funeral Mass will be held in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.
Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aileen may be made to the Headstrong Foundation, 232 Green Avenue, Holmes, PA 19043
Robert M. Crosby, Jr., S.Sgt. US Army (ret), 70, of Randolph, died July 3, 2021 at South Shore Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late Robert M. Crosby, Sr. & Charlotte (Woodward) Crosby. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1976 and served our country with honor in the US Army for more than 21 years and, later, the Army Reserves; spanning from the war in Vietnam until the Gulf War.
Following his military service, Robert co-founded M. R. Resources, Inc. in 1986 and later Magmedix, Inc., which provide high-tech nuclear magnetic resonance products and services to the scientific and analytical chemistry communities.
Robert’s efforts helped the wine industry make revolutionary strides in testing, grading and certifying collectable and rare wines by launching the world’s first wine NMR which detects and analyzes the molecular structures non-intrusively for spoilage.
In his free time, Robert enjoyed fishing, reading and collecting fine antiques. He was an avid philatelist -or stamp collector- and was an experienced world traveler, yet his favorite times were those spent in the company of his family; especially his grandchildren.
Beloved husband of Tok Chae (Ahn) Crosby. Loving father to Arthur of California, William and his wife Erin of Gloucester, and Samuel of Randolph. Dear brother of Lawrence and his wife Kathy of Weymouth, Jodi Figueroa of Dorchester, the late Peter Crosby and the late Carolyn Crosby. Cherished grandfather of Greyson, Truman, Valen, Ahri, Silas and Nolan Crosby. Uncle of Buddy, Matthew, Edward, James, Thomas, and Nicole Crosby, and Kimberly Gomes. Also survived by cousins, extended family and many good friends including his dear friend and long-time business partner, Jon Webb.
Relatives and Friends are cordially invited to his Visiting Hours Thursday July 8, 2021 from 6:00—9:00pm at Hamel-Lydon Chapel and Cremation Service of Mass., 650 Hancock St, Quincy. (Wollaston stop on the MBTA Red Line). Interment with military honors will take place Tuesday July 13, 2021 in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne, Off Connery Ave, Bourne MA.
Michael A. Barba, Jr., age 85, of Cohasset, died peacefully, Monday, July 5, 2021 at his daughter’s home, surrounded by his loving family. He will be dearly missed by all those who were lucky enough to have known him and to have been loved by him.
Mike was born in Boston, to the late Michael A. and Tina (Marcelli) Barba. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1953, and attended Northeastern University.
He had lived in Cohasset for four years, previously in Rockland, and earlier in Braintree for over thirty-five years. There isn’t a person who met him who didn’t immediately feel drawn to him for his warmth, kindness, and humor, from his early days in Quincy and Scituate, to coaching his children in Braintree in baseball, hockey, and softball. In his later years, he was a main stay in the daily lives of his children and grandchildren.
Mike was proud to have served in the United States Navy during the 1950s. He was employed with the Boston Edison Company for forty years and retired in 1994 as a supervisor with the electrical department. Mike was a member of the Adams Heights Men’s Club of Quincy.
Most of all, he was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren, actively supporting their activities and accomplishments. PopPop never missed a game, concert, play, graduation, Derby grandparent day, or family holiday.
Beloved husband of the late Arlene F. (Dwyer) Barba. Devoted father of Michael A. Barba III and his wife Ann of Scituate, Kimberly M. Canney and her husband Paul, and Alicia A. Rawson and her husband Michael, all of Cohasset. Loving grandfather of Michael, Christopher, Amanda, Julia, Evan, Hannah, Sarah, Camerin, and Cole. One of four siblings, he was the dear brother of Winifred Viera of Connecticut and predeceased by Dolores Martin and Janet Barba.
Memories Mike held dear included playing against Bob Cousy at the Boston Garden during high school basketball; attending the 1980 Rams vs. Steelers Super Bowl in L.A. with his son, Mike; visiting Spain with his daughter, Kim; and most recently, happily living with his daughter, Alicia, and being a Super Fan to her children at their sporting events. They appreciated every day they spent together and knew how lucky they were.
Wherever he went, Mike ran into people he knew from one of his many adventures, and always remembered their name. Together with his wife, Arlene, he created a beautiful family that will always cherish the memories of trips for ice cream, long car rides to vacations, watching Boston sports, and relaxing together by the pool. We will miss him every day. “See you later, Pal.”
Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, July 8, from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, July 9, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
For those who wish, donations in Mike’s memory may be made to MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.
You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
The Squantum Road Race, a tradition held annually as part of the 4th of July festivities in Squantum, will be held Saturday, July 10th. The new date comes after the race was postponed last weekend due to weather.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Squantum Fire Station located at 50 Huckins Ave., North Quincy. The race will kick off at 10 a.m.
Registration is $20 for adults, and kids age 10 and under run for free.
State Rep. Bruce Ayers, who has sponsored the Squantum Road Race for over 20 years, said he’s excited for the race to be held once again after it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s a great community event that has become a real Squantum tradition,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing all the families and runners who come out to support the road race, which is run in memory of longtime Squantum community activist Frank Buckley.”
T-shirts will be provided as supplies last, and trophies will be presented to 1st and 2nd place winners in each age category. Medals will be presented to every child who runs. All proceeds go to the Squantum 4th of July Parade.
Firefighters sprang into action on Sunday, reviving a man who suffered cardiac arrest while driving a float in the annual Squantum Fourth of July Parade.
The Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes and Drums band, whose members are firefighters from area communities, including Quincy, was among the units participating in this year’s parade. Members of the band were behind the Squantum School as the parade was beginning to wind down when they overheard a commotion.
Band members looked and saw the driver of a flatbed truck who was transporting one of the parade floats slumped over the wheel in cardiac arrest while the truck was still moving, according to the Quincy firefighters’ union, IAFF Local 792. The band members sprang into action to stop the truck.
“They jumped into the moving truck and were able to secure the brake and the engine, most likely averting a disaster with the big crowd that was present behind Squantum School at the time,” the firefighters’ union said.
The firefighters then removed the man from the truck and began to administer CPR. While that was happening, an off-duty Quincy firefighter commandeered a golf cart and retrieved a defibrillator from Quincy’s Engine 7, which was stuck in traffic along the parade route.
Firefighters were able to revive the man after shocking him twice with the defibrillator. The victim was able to start talking, the firefighters’ union said, and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim, who we all pray has a good outcome,” the union said.
“Awesome job by everyone involved this morning. Just another example of how we are always ‘on duty’ in the fire service.”
Margaret M. (L’Hote) Dixon of Hanover passed away peacefully on June 28, 2021.
She was the loving wife of Walter Dixon.
Born in Pittsfield, she moved to Quincy at an early age and was a graduate of Quincy High School. Margaret worked at the Unemployment Office for 42 years.
Upon her retirement in 2012, she pursued her interest as a watercolor artist. As a member of Charles River Yacht club, she offered her services to assist with Senior Day at the club and enjoyed the Fourth of July activities at the yacht club. She was an avid reader and also assisted in church activities.
Margaret is survived by a brother Edward L’Hote, two nieces Alice Morgenweck and Amy Fults, and three nephews Tony L’Hote, Edward L’Hote, Jr., and Michael L’Hote.
Visitation will be held at the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St, Route 53, Hanover, on Tuesday July 6th from 4:00-7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday July 7th at 10 AM at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover Street, Rte 139, Hanover.
Burial will be with immediate family at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.
Ruth M. (Riihimaki) Moberg, 91, of Attleboro, formerly of Quincy, died June 21.
Mrs. Moberg was born in Quincy, the daughter of the late Toivo and Hilja Riihimaki, and was the beloved wife of the late Rev. Richard Moberg. She had one brother, the late William M. Riihimaki.
She was raised in Quincy and attended the Woodward School for Girls in 1947. She had fond childhood memories of Camp Clear, a Finnish camp in Carver, and the summers that they all spent there.
Mrs. Moberg obtained a music degree at Barrington College in 1951 with a post graduate study in organ at the New England Conservatory of Music. When she moved to Attleboro with her children in 1970, she became a teacher and remained in the Attleboro school system for 30 years. She also taught piano and was the organist and choir director at the First Congregational Church in North Attleboro before retiring in 2012. Mrs. Moberg attended many of the church suppers and always looked forward to seeing her church family. Often reminiscing about when she lived in New York with 5 girlfriends, she fondly remembered how much fun they had going to many of the Broadway shows.
Mrs. Moberg was an avid reader, artist and music lover – one of her cherished possessions was a signed playbill from Dave Brubeck. She also adored animals, especially her beloved dog “Sparky”. She had many close friends and took great joy in getting together for lunch at Morin’s Diner, Gregg’s or visiting on the Cape.
Despite numerous hardships, Mrs. Moberg was always smiling and put others before herself. “Sisu” is a Finnish term signifying strength and perseverance and that exemplified Mrs. Moberg. A quote from Clint Eastwood that she had written and kept sums up how she viewed life – “The main thing is not how long you’re on the planet, but the quality you have while you’re here.” She certainly lived her life to the fullest and was an inspiration to many. Mrs. Moberg was an extraordinary woman, loved by all and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her children, Lynne Rosario and Jon Moberg and two grandchildren, Klaara and Richard Moberg.
Her funeral and burial at Blue Hill Cemetery are private. A celebration of life ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Funeral arrangements were made by Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts, 650 Hancock St., Quincy.
Ronald P. Galvin, 52, of Quincy formerly of Dorchester, died July 4, 2021.
Beloved son of Joseph “Teddy” and Bernice (Betts) Galvin of Dorchester. Loving father of Kelsey Y. Almond and Erika E. Galvin, both of Bourne, and Ryan P. Galvin of Dorchester. Cherished brother of Susan B. Galvin of Dorchester, Robert J. and his wife Jeanne Galvin of Plymouth, Daniel M and his wife Susan Galvin of Holbrook and the late Christopher “Scott” Galvin. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend his visiting hours Wednesday July 7, 2021 from 4:00—8:00pm at Hamel-Lydon Chapel and Cremation Service of Mass., 650 Hancock St, Quincy (Wollaston Station stop on the MBTA Red Line).
Randall H. “Randy” Hard of Weymouth, formerly of Braintree, died June 29, 2021.
Randy’s life revolved around his family but his other passion was his work. Randy took over the family business, Modern Art Sign Company, from his Dad in 1985. The business was founded in 1948 and has served thousands of customers on the South Shore.
He attended the Butera School of Art after high school and put his skills to work in the sign company.
Randy enjoyed attending car racing events with his brother and was the master tailgater, providing food and beverages in an elaborate display. He was also a serious movie buff with thousands of movies in his library. His pride of family, work ethic and business reputation were the hallmarks of his life. Randy will be remembered for his positive attitude, sense of humor, passion for work, and the quiet way he cared for others.
Beloved father of Brian and Jessica Hard of Weymouth. Loving brother of Dana Hard of Weymouth. Cherished son of the late Edwin Hard and Lorraine (Ingalls). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Family and friends are invited to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:30 AM for a brief prayer before processing to Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Randall may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
A new resident has entered the race for School Committee, bringing the total number of people running for school board this year to eight.
Tina Cahill of Grenwold Road pulled papers to run for a committee seat on Thursday. Tina Cahill is the wife of former Quincy city councillor and former state treasurer Tim Cahill. Tim Cahill is now the president of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce.
There are three School Committee seats are up for grabs this fall.
All three incumbents whose seats are being contested – Douglas Gutro of Arnold Street, Emily Lebo of Highland Avenue and Courtney Perdios of Ruggles Street – have taken out nomination papers along with challengers Ellen Patterson O’Donnell of Hatherly Road, John McDonald of Quincy Shore Drive, Liberty Schaaf of Howe Street, and Liz Speakman of Merrymount Road.
Perdios was appointed to the committee in February, filling the remainder of Anthony Andronico’s term after he was appointed to the City Council. O’Donnell, Schaaf and Speakman were also nominated for the seat during the joint convention.
Two other candidates, both seeking City Council seats, have taken out nomination papers in recent days, setting up possible rematches from two years ago.
Joseph Murphy of Macy Street took out nomination papers to run for the Ward 1 seat and Stephen Christo of Standish Avenue has pulled papers to run for the Ward 5 seat.
The incumbent Ward 1 councillor, David McCarthy of Whitney Road, has pulled papers to seek reelection, as has the incumbent in Ward 5, Charles Phelan Jr. of Fenno Street.
McCarthy and Murphy have faced off in the last two municipal elections. They first ran against each other in 2017, when McCarthy was elected to an open seat on the council, and McCarthy won a rematch two years later. McCarthy received 1,954 votes in the 2019 election to Murphy’s 1,005.
Christo and Phelan ran against each other for an open seat in 2019. Phelan outpolled Christo 1,372 to 1,086 in the closest of the four contested races for ward seats that year.
A third candidate, John Rodophele of Grenwold Road, has also taken out papers to seek the Ward 5 seat this fall. Rodophele ran unsuccessfully for the Ward 5 seat in 2017 and ran for School Committee twice before that.
Andronico, an Endicott Street resident who was appointed to the Ward 2 seat earlier this year, also faces a potential challenge in the fall. Steven Perdios of Ruggles Street and Jorgette Theophilis of Norman Road have taken out nomination papers to run for that seat.
Andronico was appointed to the seat in January following the resignation of longtime councillor Brad Croall. Croall was first elected in 2011, when he defeated Perdios by 56 votes.
Ward 3 Councillor Ian Cain of Forbes Hill Road, Ward 4 Councillor Brian Palmucci of Cross Street and Ward 6 Councillor William Harris of Ashworth Road have all taken out nomination papers to run for reelection. No challengers have yet to emerge in those races.
The three incumbent at-large councillors – Noel DiBona of Chickatabot Road, Nina Liang of Grand View Avenue, and Anne Mahoney of Ferriter Street – have pulled papers to seek reelection.
William Burke of Rice Road has taken out papers to seek an at-large seat on the council. Burke ran unsuccessfully for state representative in 2018 and had run for Congress two years prior.
There is no mayoral election this year. Mayor Thomas Koch was reelected to a four-year term in 2019.
The deadline to return nomination papers to the Board of Registrars is 5 p.m. on July 27 and certified nomination papers, including a statement of candidacy, must be submitted to the city clerk by 5 p.m. on Aug. 10.
The signatures of 50 registered voters are required to run for each office in a municipal election. Residents seeking one of the six ward councillor seats must obtain the signatures from within their ward.
If needed, a preliminary election would be held on Sept. 14. A preliminary election would be required if more than two candidates run for one ward council seat, or if more than six ran for either councillor at-large or the school board.