Peter C. Pappas

Peter C. Pappas, of Squantum, died peacefully on Friday, September 24, 2021, surrounded by his family. Born in Vassara, Sparta, Greece, he was the son of the late Christos and Panagiota (Kosmas) Pappas.

Peter C. Pappas

At the age of 15, he immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island and resided in Brooklyn, NY, with his Uncle Pantelis Pappas and his family. While there, Peter graduated high school and attended Brooklyn College.  He was a very proud veteran, serving in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany. Upon his honorable discharge, he eventually moved to Boston where he sponsored his parents and siblings to successfully emigrate to the US.

Peter was the dedicated husband of Maria (Tsichlis) Pappas of Squantum. The two shared fifty-seven years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Dr. Pauline Pappas Theodore and her husband Dr. George Theodore, Joanne Pappas Anousis and her husband Dr. Nikolaos Anousis, Christos Pappas and his wife Mariam, and Dr. John Pappas and his wife Ourania, all of Squantum. Peter was the cherished grandfather of Harry and Maria Theodore, Angelica Anousis, Maria Pappas, and Panagiota Pappas.

He is survived by his sister Argiro Spiropoulos of Squantum, MA, his brother-in-law, Sotirios Gavros of Hudson, MA, his sisters-in-law, Georgia Tsichlis, and Panagiota Kontozisis and her husband Demetrios, of Athens, Greece, loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and many relatives in the United States and Greece.  He was predeceased by his brother George Pappas and his sister Helen Gavros.

During most of his adult career, he worked for the John Hancock Life Insurance Company and as a real estate broker.  Known for his cheerful disposition, generosity, and hard work ethic, Peter enjoyed music and sports, and his home was always full of warmth and laughter.

A devout Greek Orthodox Christian, he was a steward at St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church of Braintree serving in the Parish Council for many years, including as president.  In appreciation of his tireless contributions to the Church, he was honored with the Diocese Award from the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston.  He was also a member of the AHEPA Boston Chapter 24 and various other philanthropic organizations.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects during the visiting hours on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 9-11 AM at St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common St., Braintree. His Funeral Service will immediately follow.

Services will conclude with interment including military honors at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Peter’s memory to St. Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common St., Braintree, MA 02184.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Elizabeth A. Donlan, 90

Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Byrnes) Donlan, 90, of Canton, formerly of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Quincy, died peacefully on Friday, September 24, 2021, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Elizabeth A. Donlan

Born in Framingham on July 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Phipps) Byrnes. Betty attended local schools and graduated high school with the Class of 1949. She continued her education and earned her associate degree from Boston University, which afforded her a career in the medical field as a medical transcriptionist. Betty worked for both the Milton and Carney Hospital for 30 years. She retired in 1992.

In her spare time, Betty enjoyed playing bingo with her friends from the senior center, doing crossword puzzles, sudoku, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. A snowbird, Betty would spend her winters in Florida. Betty loved to travel and learn about other cultures. Some of her favorite trips were to Ireland, cruising on the Mississippi River and to Alaska with her late husband. One of her favorite places to visit was Maine where she often summered.

A simple person, Betty was reserved, independent, hardworking, and resilient. She loved having a cup of clam chowder paired with a lobster roll while sitting on the porch in Maine, and that made her a happy person.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late John P. Donlan, Sr., who died in 2012. The two shared many loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Mary Donlan and her partner Phillipe Hammou of Paris, France, Marjorie Ray and her husband Alan of FL, Eileen Vidrine and her husband Kent of VA, Emilie Donlan and her husband Melvin Acevedo of Waltham, and John Donlan, Jr. and his wife Cyrille of Canton. Betty was the loving grandmother of Noelle and her husband Joe Tuss of NJ, AJ Ray of PA, Kate Vidrine of TX, Matthew Vidrine of VA, and the late William Acevedo. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Byrnes. Betty is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, September 30, 2021, 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 AM on Friday, October 1, 2021, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Services conclude with interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Betty’s name to Canton Council On Aging, 500 Pleasant St., P.O. Box 54, Canton, MA 02021.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Marcia Brown, 66

Marcia Brown, age 66, of Hull, passed away September 22, 2021, six years after being diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.

Marcia Brown

She was born in Hartford, Conn., on December 23, 1954. She grew up in Berlin, Conn., and attended Berlin High School, Class of 1972.  She graduated from Quincy College School of Nursing, cum laude, as a registered nurse, January 2012 at age 57.

She was the general manager of the Howard Johnson Hotel on the South East Expressway in the early 1980s, and was the owner of Petals and Pearls Wedding Florist on Washington Street in Quincy for 13 years. She was a hospice nurse at Old Colony Hospice.

She was predeceased by her sisters: Sue Brown, Holly Hadfield and Nancy Brown, Niece Amy Hadfield and parents, Stanton and Dorothy Brown.

She is survived by her husband Brian King, brother Chip Brown and partner Bernie Bolton of Storrs, CT and his daughter Taylor Brown, sister-in-law Marcia Harrison and husband Steve of Bend, OR,  nieces Mandy Miller of Bend, OR, Sarah Freel and husband Steve of Braintree, Kristina Hadfield, Katy Hadfield Asadoorian of Methuen, nephews Seth Hungerford of Olney, MD and Todd Hungerford of Portland, CT, Cousins Marenda Stitzer and husband Todd of Nokomis, FL and Ruthann Brown and Randy Rackliffe of Jackson, NH, and stepdaughters Alison Delaney of Grand Rapids, MI, Ashley Munoz-King of Sammamish, WA and their husbands Erik Delaney and Antonio Munoz-King and grandchildren Felipe and Ana Munoz-King and Nate, Caroline and Charlotte Delaney.

Thanks to her oncology team at MGB: Dr. Willers, Dr. Brastianos and NP Mahar, Dr. Shaw, Dr. Dagogo-Jack, and others along the way. And thanks to Norwell VNA Hospice for her care.

Donations may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater MA 02379.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday, October 1, from 6-8PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. Funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, October 2, at 10AM in Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham. Burial in Hull Village Cemetery, Hull.

Mary J. DuBeau

Mary Josephine DuBeau of Mashpee, formerly of Dorchester and Quincy, died peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Mary J. DuBeau

Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Ernest Joseph “Ernie” DuBeau.  Loving mother of Suzanne and Walter Austin, Linda and Frank Garofalo, Karen and Paul Keefe, Mary Beth and Kenny Marsters, Ann Marie and Jack Moore and Ernest J., Jr. and Debbie DuBeau. Daughter of the late William Greene and Rita (O’Dea).  Sister of Rita Sullivan and her husband Joe, Herbie Greene, the late John Greene and his surviving wife, Mary, the late William Greene, and the late Joseph Greene and his surviving wife, Joanne.  Sister-in-law of Lorraine Bisnaw and James DuBeau.  Cherished Nana of 20 devoted grandchildren and blessed with 34 sweet great-grandchildren.  Also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mary was born in Boston and grew up in Roxbury where she graduated from St. Patrick’s High School.  She worked as a ticket clerk for Jordan Marsh for a number of years.  In her younger years, Mary loved roller skating, and after hanging up her skates, she enjoyed bingo, bowling, traveling, playing the lottery and most of all spending time with her family. She was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed crossword puzzles and she was a game show enthusiast.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday, September 27 from 4-7 PM at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 28, at Christ the King Church, 5 Job’s Fishing Road, Mashpee, MA  02649, at 11 AM. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Mary J. DuBeau Memorial Fund, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Raymond Clark, 90

Raymond Clark, age 90, of Braintree, formerly of Weymouth, died peacefully, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at South Shore Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Raymond Clark

Raymond was born in Weymouth, to the late Raymond L. and Mary E. (Bourget) Clark. He was raised there and was a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1949. He had lived in Braintree for forty years, previously in Quincy.

Raymond was proud to have served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.

He was a certified orthotist for sixty-five years. In 1979, he opened the Atlantic Prosthetic and Orthotic Company in Westport. He retired in 2004 after operating the business for twenty-five years.

He was a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast. Raymond also enjoyed boating and was a former member of the Town River Yacht Club in Quincy for many years.

He was a longtime, active member of the Church of the Holy Nativity in Weymouth where he served as an usher, eucharistic minister, and former member of the vestry.

Beloved husband for fifty-five years of Phyllis J. (DiMattio) Clark. Devoted father of Mark L. Clark and his wife Lela of North Carolina, Joseph O. Cortese of Braintree and our beloved friend Deborah Sorrentino, and Michael Cortese and his wife Grace of East Sandwich. Loving grandfather of Amber and Amanda. Cherished great grandfather of Ayden and Kimber. Dear brother of Betteann Kelly of Norwell, and predeceased by his brothers Wayne C. Clark, Lee W. Clark, and Donald Clark. Raymond is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, graveside services at Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy will be conducted privately at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Raymond’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Arrangements were 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.

Paul D. Manning, 72

Paul D. Manning, age 72, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Friday, September 17, 2021 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in the comfort of his loving family.

Paul Manning

Paul was born in Dorchester, to the late John J. and Florence L. (McCarthy) Manning. Raised in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Saint Mark’s School and Boston English High School, Class of 1968.

He had lived in Quincy for many years, previously in Dorchester for most of his life.

Paul retired from the former New England Telephone Company and also worked for Lombardo’s in Randolph for thirty years.

Paul loved baseball and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He worked as an umpire for many years. Paul was also an extra in both movies and television shows, including Field of Dreams and Spenser: For Hire.

Beloved husband of Margaret E. “Margo” (Dermody) Cowell.

Devoted father of Shanna A. Lawton and her husband Mateo of Wilmington, N.C.

Loving Grampy of Shaelyn and Mackenzie.

Dear brother of John J. “Jack” Manning and his wife Rita of Quincy, Michael Manning and his wife Mary Jo of Marshfield, James Manning and his wife Lori of Pembroke, Richard Manning and his wife Christine of Duxbury, and the late Robert J. Manning. Paul is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Paul also leaves behind his and Margo’s cat, Greylea.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, October 1, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Paul’s interment will take place privately.

For those who wish, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Paul E. Zamagni, 84

Paul Edward Zamagni, age 84, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died suddenly, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at home.

Paul E. Zamagni

Paul was born in Boston, to the late Bruno J. of Forli, Italy and Anna H. (Monahan) Zamagni of Boston. He especially adored his mother, who he called Ma, and with whom he shared an unbreakable bond. Raised and educated in Roxbury, he was a graduate of Boston Technical High School, Class of 1955. Paul also served in the Army National Guard and lived in Quincy briefly before spending the last fifty years in the Braintree Highlands.

Paul retired in 1999 from Back Bay Advisors as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to that, he was employed with The New England, formerly New England Mutual Life Insurance Company at 501 Boylston Street in Boston, where Paul spent the majority of his career, working his way from the mail room to executive leadership.

Paul was an avid golfer and also enjoyed baseball, bowling, skiing, biking and travel throughout his lifetime. In recent years, he led family trips to Italy, Prague and Austria, and even celebrated a long weekend in Bermuda for his 80th birthday with his entire family and all of his grandchildren.

Most of all, Paul Zamagni was devoted to his family, especially his children and his grandchildren.

Paul was the beloved husband of the late Gail Charlene (Downing) Zamagni, who predeceased him in 1987. As a widowed father of four young children, Paul first put his exclusive focus on raising his children who were his greatest accomplishment, his pride and joy. He was dedicated and relentless in all of his pursuits, he led by example, and was an extraordinary man.

Devoted father of Charlene A. Leiss and her husband Philip of Topsfield, Raymond P. Zamagni and his wife Colleen of Topsfield, Paula M. Norton and her husband Richard of Franklin, and Anne M. Cedorchuk and her husband Mark of Franklin.

Loving grandfather to Brenna, Caroline, Charlotte, and James Leiss; Kate, William, and Nolan Zamagni; Anna, Meghan, and Sara Norton; and Bryn and Cole Cedorchuk.

Dear brother of William E. Zamagni of Norton and Alberta A. Zamagni of Worcester, Paul was also predeceased by his siblings Frederick Zamagni, John B. Zamagni, and Dorothy M. Fallon, with all of whom he was very close. Paul is also survived by many nieces and nephews, most notably Barbara Webster of Braintree and Michael Fallon of Milton, with whom he shared a special relationship.

Paul was the beloved companion of twenty-five years to Patricia Peck of Scituate, and also had enormous affection for Pat’s three children: Julie, Matthew and Tricia.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, September 28, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Saint Clare, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree, on Wednesday, September 29, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.

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

William J. Horne, Jr., 100

William J. Horne, Jr. age 100, a former longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, September 24, 2021 in the Saint Joseph of Nazareth Convent of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth in Quincy, surrounded by his loving family.

William J. Horne, Jr.

William was the son of the late William. Sr., and Anna (Herlihy), of Cobh, Ireland and South Boston. Bill was born, raised, and educated in Boston. He attended the former St. Eulalia’s Elementary School in South Boston and was a graduate of Boston College High School, Class of 1938, Boston College where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1951, and later a Master’s Degree in Advanced Corporate Finance. He had lived in Wells, Maine for the past five years, previously in Quincy for more than sixty years, and earlier in South Boston.

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Bill enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, and went on to participate in campaigns and air offensives in the South Pacific. Two weeks after the Battle of Iwo Jima, he climbed to the top of Mount Suribachi and sat under the American flag raised in the historic photo. Throughout his life, he often reflected on the emotions he felt in that moment.

During his time in Iwo Jima, Marion Boyce of Cambridge had been his pen pal. The two would become engaged just a few months after his homecoming, and married in September 1946. They went on to share fifty years of marriage until Marion’s passing in 1996.

Bill worked for thirty years at the former United Shoe Machinery Corporation where he was the Director of Management Information Systems and an Assistant Vice President for this global company, retiring in 1971.

He also worked for forty-six years as a member of the Boston College Graduate Faculty in the Carroll School of Management.

In addition, he spent two years in Israel at Ben-Gurion University and two years in Poland at Jagiellonian University teaching finance and computer systems.

Bill was a longtime, cornerstone parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy where he served in a variety of ministries with enthusiasm and grace.

Beloved husband of the late Marion G. (Boyce) Horne.

Devoted father of Richard D. Horne and his wife Anne M. (Damon) Horne of Randolph, Marianne E. Horne of Wells, Maine, Anita Horne Lawlor of Bellingham and her late husband Edward F. Lawlor, Jr., and the late William J. Horne III and his surviving wife Susan A. (Ela) Smith of S.C.

Loving Papa of Angelique S. H. Sobol and her husband David of Norwich, Conn., Amanda D. McHale and her husband Sean of Attleboro, Rebecca A. Horne of Providence, R.I., Shane S. Young of Portland, Maine, Katherine E. Camerano and her husband Michael of Canton, Benjamin J. Lawlor and his wife Kristen of Barnstead, N.H., and Michael E. Lawlor and his wife Angela of Hatboro, Penn.

Cherished Great-Grand-Papa of Connor and Finn McHale, Madeline and Michael Camerano, John Andrew Lawlor, Molly Rose and Shannon Lawlor.

Bill is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and his compassionate caregivers of the last three years, especially Holly Dee.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, son, and parents as well as his siblings, Eileen Horne, Leo Horne, and John Horne.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, October 1, from 4 – 7 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 Saturday, October 2, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, whose Sisters bestowed immense kindness in his last days, for which the Horne family is truly grateful. Donations can be mailed to the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, P.O. Box 690789, Quincy, MA 02269.

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

Pamela Blue Whitney Maher, 66

Pamela Blue Whitney Maher, a loving wife and mother, passed away May 7, 2021, at the age of 66 at the Morton  Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL, due to COVID-19 complications.

Pamela Blue Whitney Maher

Pamela was born on June 30, 1954 in Bridgeport, CT to Warren Joseph and Edna Blue Whitney. Pamela was raised in Bridgeport, CT; Hawaii and La Jolla, California; and lived with her husband of 44 years, Edward M. Maher and her daughter, Amber Michael Maher in La Jolla; the Los Angeles area and Quincy, Massachusetts.

Pamela was a descendant of Sir. Whitney and Stephen Hopkins.  Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Warren Joseph Whitney and her mother, Edna Blue Whitney and her brother Gregory Scott Whitney.

She is survived by her husband, Edward M. Maher and her daughter, Amber M. Maher; her sister-in-law, Eileen B. Maher-Campbell and  her longtime friend, Rev. Lorraine Baritz.

Pamela was very passionate about her career and spread her creativity into her community. Pamela loved her career as an Administrative Secretary/Graphic Artist for more than 35 years both in Southern California at the Los Feliz Hills School in Los Angeles, California, and at the Point Webster Grammar School and Quincy High School at the Quincy Public School System in Quincy.

Pamela was the President of the Quincy Educational Employees Union, SEIU Local 888, AFL-CIO for many years.

Pamela was honored on Jan. 15, 1997 by William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States, for her commitment and activism on behalf of the greater good of the United States.

Pamela was awarded one of the highest honors of her church by the Founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. She was a Humanitarian, a Volunteer Minister at her church and a Founding Narconon Staff Member. She received numerous commendations from her church for her active support of church programs.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10:15 a.m. at The Tirrell Room, 254 Quarry St., Quincy. It will be held outside, depending on the weather.

 

 

School Committee Candidates Night In Squantum Oct. 6

The Squantum Community Association will host a candidates night on Wednesday, Oct. 6 for residents to meet the candidates for the upcoming Quincy School Committee election. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Church of Squantum, 164 Bellevue Rd., Squantum.

After opening statements by the candidates, residents will be invited to pose questions. Questions may also be sent in advance to SCASquantumEvents@gmail.com.

For more information, contact SCASquantumEvents@gmail.com or 617-851-1673. This event is free and open to the public.

The Squantum Community Association provides programming that fosters conversation and community with a focus on topics of interest to the Squantum and Quincy communities, highlighting local talent and history. To subscribe to event notifications email SCASquantumEvents@gmail.com. Get the scoop at SquantumScoop.com.