Elizabeth Rideout, 87

Elizabeth “Betty” Rideout of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully, at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.  She was 87.

Elizabeth Rideout

She was born to the late Herbert and Florence Welch and raised in Roslindale.  She graduated from Roslindale High School.  Shortly after graduating she met Charles W. Rideout, Sr., they married and began a life together in Dorchester, eventually having 7 children.  She worked as a Purchaser at the Carney Hospital for more than 20 years.

In Betty’s spare time she enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was kind, loving, generous, and compassionate.  Her warmth made her an excellent mother and nana.  She also enjoyed cooking, people watching and playing board games with her family.

Beloved wife of 44 years to the late Charles W. Rideout, Sr.  Devoted mother of Scott D. Rideout and his wife Diane of Quincy, Nicholas C. Rideout and his wife Sandra of Melrose, Mark A. Rideout and his late wife, Kimberly of Cape Cod, Paul H. Rideout and his wife Rita of Brighton, David R. Rideout and his wife Jean of Westwood, Charlene D. Rideout and her husband Joseph Young of Dorchester, and Charles W. Rideout, Jr. of Quincy.  Cherished nana of Krystal, Jacquelyn, Michael, Charles W. III “CJ”, Francis, Casey, Alessandria and Sean Rideout.  Great-grandmother of Brianna, Darby, Ava, Ryan, and Brynleigh.

She is predeceased by her eldest granddaughter, Lisa Marie Rideout and her brother Herbert Welch.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, May 2, 2022, from 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 10:15 AM on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy at 11 AM. Burial in MA National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Please see Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Concert Featuring Broadway Vocalist Jean Danton Postponed To May 15

A concert originally scheduled for Sunday, May 1 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Thomas Crane Public Library featuring Jean Danton with accompaniment by pianist Luke Molloy has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m.
Please the Thomas Crane Public Library website or the library’s Events Calendar for any additional updated information.
Jean Danton has appeared throughout the United States and abroad on the oratorio, opera, musical theatre and concert stage. She has performed under renowned conductors Christopher Hogwood, Helmuth Rilling, Martin Pearlman, Bruce Hangen, John Finney, Martin Josman, David Briskin, Tom Hall, and Keith Lockhart. Ms. Danton made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Masterwork Chorus, and her Lincoln Center debut at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, in both instances performing Handel’s Messiah. Her numerous concert performances include the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Carmel Bach Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Nashua Symphony Orchestra, Colorado’s Breckenridge Music Festival, North Carolina Symphony, Bach Aria Festival, Associazione Culturale in concerts throughout Italy, and The American Church in Paris, France.

Ms. Danton has several solo albums on Albany Records, Newport Classic, CDBaby, iTunes, and with New England Light Opera. Her latest album releases include A Very Merry Christmas and Thankful. Ms. Danton’s television credits include vocals for documentaries on PBS, Lifetime, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. For more on Ms. Danton’s recordings and upcoming engagements, please visit her website and her facebook.This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.  It will be livestreamed to the Library’s YouTube channel. Doors will open 15 minutes before the start of the program. Find more great programming in our Events Calendar. 

Jessica Leon Guerrero Stout

Jessica Leon Guerrero Stout, native of Guam and resident of Braintree, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was 45 years old. Jessica soldiered through many incredible highs and lows, without ever succumbing to misery or despair.  She faced whatever life threw at her with positivity and determination and her spirit remains undefeated.

Jessica Leon Guerrero Stout

Born in Tamuning, Guam on Feb. 17, 1977, she was raised in the village of Agat. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Guam and later received her Master’s in Business Administration from the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Jessica was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She was a warm, charitable, and selfless person, always thinking of others’ needs before her own. She spent many years supporting numerous charities and organizations on Guam. Over the years she welcomed into her heart and home many homestay students from Japan. People will remember her as extremely kind and caring, with an infectious smile to match. She was a family oriented individual, adoring every moment she spent with her husband and her loving children.

Jessica enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes with her close friends. She was also a successful entrepreneur and used her talents to make island inspired baby apparel and accessories. In 2016 she opened “Bonita Baby” a popular baby boutique in Guam.

Jessica was the beloved wife of Michael W. Stout of Braintree and a cherished daughter of Jesus and Margarita (Dela Cruz) Leon Guerrero of Guam. She was the devoted mother of Celia J. “CJ” Anderson of Guam, Michael E. Stout of Braintree, and Olivia M. Stout of Braintree. Jessica was the loving daughter-in-law of Frank and Marlene (Van Volsen) Stout of Milton, and the dear sister of Jacob Leon Guerrero and his wife Noriko of Japan, and Joseph Leon Guerrero and his wife Tiara of Guam. She was the doting aunt of Thaddeus Leon Guerrero of Guam, and is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, May 1, 2022, 4-8 PM at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 AM on Monday, May 2, 2022, prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Elizabeth Parish, Milton, at 10 AM.

Services will conclude with interment in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Jessica’s name to Driven To Cure: HLRCC Family Alliance, by visiting: hlrccinfo.org/donate/.

See Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

A Memorial Service in Guam will be conducted at a later date.

Clare A. Gambino, 89

Clare A. (Johnston) Gambino, age 89, of Norwell, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, April 25, 2022 at Southwood at Norwell, in the comfort of her loving family.

Clare A. Gambino

Clare was born in Quincy, to the late Alexander W. and Bertha K. (Pashby) Johnston. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1950. She lived in Norwell for the last four years, previously in Rockland for ten years, and earlier in Quincy for most of her life.

Clare worked as a bank teller for South Shore Bank and later, the Bank of Boston. She retired in 1994 after twenty-five years of service.

She belonged to the St. Andrew’s Society of Massachusetts. Clare was the last of the original members from the Parkettes Bowling League in Quincy.

Beloved wife of the late James V. Gambino.

Devoted mother of Dean M. Gambino and his wife Vickie of Weymouth, James V. Gambino, Jr. of Brockton, and the late Joan C. Gambino.

Loving grandmother of Kristin Grenier and her husband Scott, Michael, Nicholas, Anthony, and Nina Gambino, and great grandmother of Keryn Gambino.

One of seven siblings, all sisters, she was the dear sister of Nancy Pitts of Quincy, and was predeceased by Ruth Lyons, Elizabeth Gabriel, Barbara Preble, Jackie Dauphinee, and Eleanor Ryan.

She was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, April 29, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. Her nephew, Reverend Peter M. Preble, will officiate. Private interment services will be held at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Clare’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

Thomas W. Logan, Jr., 78

Thomas W. Logan, Jr., age 78, a longtime Quincy resident, died peacefully, Friday, April 22, 2022 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of his loving family.

Thomas W. Logan, Jr.

Thomas was born in Cambridge, to the late Thomas W. and Barbara H. (Hamilton) Logan. Raised in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1961, and later attended the Franklin Institute. He lived in Quincy’s Houghs Neck for seventy years. He loved his home, the beach, and the fabulous views of the sunrise.

He was the head custodian for the City of Quincy’s Public Libraries for twenty years. Previously, Tom had worked as a carpenter for the Lars Lundin Company in Quincy for fifteen years. In retirement, he also worked in maintenance at the Holy Trinity Parish in Quincy for several years.

Tom served in the U.S. Naval Air Reserve in the early 1960s.

As a young man, Tom was a member of Boy Scout Troop #6 in Houghs Neck and was one of the first to earn the Eagle Scout award.

He was an avid Boston sports fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Most of all, he was especially proud of his grandchildren, supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband and junior high school sweetheart of Barbara A. (O’Neill) Logan. They would have celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary on April 24, 2022.

Devoted father of Karen M. Wenger and her husband Michael of Carver, Thomas W. Logan III and his wife Stacey of Dedham, Scott R. Logan and his wife Kathryn of Quincy, Matthew D. Logan and his wife Marissa of Pembroke.

Loving grandfather of Kevin, Timothy, and Meaghan Wenger, David, Allison, Shane, Collin, Madison, Hunter, and Jake Logan. He was also grandfather of the late Michael S. Logan.

Dear brother of Ralph Logan and his wife Diane of Rockland. Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea St., Quincy, on Monday, May 2, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

For those who wish, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Parish, c/o 227 Sea St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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

Helen Antonopoulos, 94

Helen (Stameris) Antonopoulos, 94, of Milton passed away Friday, April 22, 2022 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Helen Antonopoulos

Born Sept. 3, 1927, in Brookline, MA. Helen was the youngest of 4 children born to the late Arthur and Theoni (Manousos) Stameris.

Beloved wife of 57 years to the late George Antonopoulos.  She is survived by her two daughters, Diane Christias and her husband Lefteri; and Irene Zafferes and her husband James; also survived by her three grandchildren, Diane Gent and her husband Adam; Alexis Zafferes and her fiancé Jonathan Roth; Stavros Christias and his wife Devnie; and great grandson, Zachary Gent.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews both here in the United States and in Greece.

Her Orthodox faith and Greek heritage were of paramount importance to her. She worked tirelessly to preserve and perpetuate both of these through the many organizations she supported throughout her lifetime. Helen was the driving force who started the local Greek school in Quincy, MA, from which grew the founding members of St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Wollaston, MA (now in Braintree, MA). She was a lifelong active member of the Church and the Ladies Philoptochos Society.  She was also a Life Member and a Board of Trustee of The Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton, MA.  She was an active fundraiser for the Hellenic Children’s Cardiac Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Her career as a travel agent spanned 45 years.

Helen and her late husband, George, enjoyed entertaining family and friends and had many holidays and gatherings in their home throughout the years.

A viewing will be held at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common St., Braintree, MA 02184 on Thursday, April 28, from 9:30-11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. 0Burial will be at Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations in her honor be made to St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common St., Braintree, MA 02184, or The Hellenic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 601 Sherman St., Canton, MA 02021. “In memory of Helen Antonopoulos.”

May her memory be eternal.

Assisting the family is Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts, Quincy. For more information or to leave online condolences please visit HamelLydon.com.

City Council Meeting Cancelled

By SCOTT JACKSON

Monday’s meeting of the Quincy City Council has been cancelled because of COVID-19.

City Clerk Nicole Crispo said the meeting was called off because one councillor had tested positive for COVID-19 and several others had been exposed.

The council’s finance committee, which consists of all nine councillors, had been scheduled to meet in-person Monday evening to discuss Mayor Thomas Koch’s proposed $16.4 million expansion of Pine Hill Cemetery in West Quincy. The finance committee initially met to review that proposal on April 4, the first in-person council meeting in two years.

A regular meeting was set to follow the finance committee meeting, during which Koch planned to introduce a $53 million district-improvement-financing bond order for improvements in Quincy Center as well as taking orders for three properties. Those properties include 1455 and 1459 Hancock St., where the city would construct a new green space next to a proposed seven-story building at 1445 Hancock St., and 1620 Hancock St., a former pizzeria that has sat vacant since a fire in the 1990s.

The City Council is slated to meet again next Monday, May 2. In an interview earlier this spring, Koch said he planned to submit his proposed budget for fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1, during that meeting.

Crispo on Monday said it was uncertain when the next finance committee meeting to discuss the Pine Hill proposal would be held.

Sarah E. Kennedy, 34

Sarah E. Kennedy, age 34, of Weymouth, formerly of Pembroke and Quincy, died, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, after a long struggle with addiction.

Sarah E. Kennedy

Sarah was born in Weymouth, raised and educated in Quincy, and was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 2005. She had attended Salem State University, University of Massachusetts Boston, and received a certificate in phlebotomy from Quincy College. She lived briefly in Weymouth, previously in Pembroke for several years, and earlier in Quincy for most of her life.

She had been employed as a nursing assistant at several local healthcare facilities.

Sarah enjoyed music and playing the guitar. She also loved her cat, Pretty.

Beloved daughter of the late Carol F. (Jackson) Kennedy, James B. Kennedy, Captain, Quincy Fire Department, retired and his wife Jean of Quincy.

Devoted sister of Daniel J. Kennedy, Quincy Fire Department and his fiancée Laurel Dane of Braintree, James B. Kennedy, Lieutenant, Cambridge Fire Department and his wife Kerry of Quincy, and her twin sister, Shawna C. Kennedy of Quincy. Step-sister of Megan Ghergurovich and her fiancé Stephen Cronin of Scituate.

Loving aunt of James and Reese Kennedy.

Much-loved granddaughter of the late M. Virginia (Curry) and Joseph C. Jackson, Deputy Chief, Quincy Fire Department, retired, the late M. Patricia (Healy) and James B. Kennedy, Jr.

Sarah is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave, Quincy, on Wednesday, April 27, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock St., Quincy, on Thursday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Sarah’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

Bridget Liuzza, 78

Bridget (Coughlan) Liuzza, age 78, a longtime resident of Quincy, died, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at home.

Bridget Liuzza

Bridget was born in Cum, Lahardane, County Mayo, Ireland, to the late Patrick and Jane (Harte) Coughlan. Raised and educated there, she immigrated to the United States in 1961, settling in Brookline. She lived in Quincy for the past fifty-two years.

Bridget was a homemaker who was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments. She was an avid reader, had a talent for ceramics, and loved hunting for treasures at estate sales.

Beloved wife for fifty-seven years of Vito Liuzza.

Devoted mother of Carol Ann Mungovan and her husband Timothy of Wellesley, Susan M. Sarro and her husband Mark of Dover.

Loving grandmother of Patrick, Maeve, William, and Catherine Mungovan, Nathan and Martin Sarro.

Dear sister of Patrick Coughlan, Martin Coughlan, both of Ireland, Mary Lohan and her husband Thomas of West Roxbury, Catherine Smargie of Newton, and the late Ann Bernini. Bridget is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, funeral services and interment took place privately.

For those who wish, donations in Bridget’s memory may be made to Dr. Walter J. O’Donnell’s BRAC Research. Checks can be made payable to ‘Massachusetts General Hospital’ and mailed to Walter J. O’Donnell, M.D., c/o Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Cox 201, Boston, MA 02114. In the memo of the check, please include the following: Dr. O’Donnell’s BRAC Research.

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.

Edward H. Tabak, 91

Edward H. Tabak, of Quincy, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a short illness. He was 91.  Edward is a proud veteran of the Korean War.

Edward H. Tabak

Edward was the beloved husband of 64 years to Barbara A. (Matson) Tabak. He was the devoted father of Jean M. Lee of Marshfield, Marilyn J. Lucey of West Bridgewater, and Joseph E. Tabak and his wife Susan of Weymouth. Edward was the loving grandfather of Kristin Lee of Florida, Jessica Lee of Braintree, Stephanie Lee and her husband Sam Blatt of Connecticut, Nicole Lee of Marshfield, Steven Lucey, USAF of Tampa, Florida, Ryan Lucey of West Bridgewater, Jillian Tabak of Weymouth, Nicholas Tabak of Weymouth, Keryn Cristoferi and her husband Mason of Weymouth. He was the loving great grandfather of Colton Willman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

His funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 11 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.

Services will conclude with interment and military honors in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charitable organization of one’s choice.

See Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.