Homicide Investigation Underway After Fatal Shooting


Law enforcement is investigating the fatal shooting of a man in his 30s at a Quincy apartment building early Thursday morning.

The Quincy Police Department was called to the area of 5 Crown Dr. around 12:40 a.m. on Thursday, Police Chief Paul Keenan and Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said in a statement. The building is within the Elevation apartment complex at Crown Colony,

The officers who responded to the scene encountered a male in his 30s with obvious gunshot wounds in the area of the stairwell leading from the apartment building’s parking area to the residences, the statement said. The man was taken to an area hospital for emergency treatment but did not survive.

Quincy and State Police worked through the night probing the shooting and conducting interviews. State Police Crime Scene Services Section responded to process the scene for any potential forensic evidence. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner may conduct an autopsy of the victim as soon as Thursday.

Officials do not believe there is any ongoing threat to neighbors in the area, officials said.

The investigation remained in its early stages as of 8 a.m. Thursday and additional information may be released through the district attorney’s office later in the day.


Jung J. Cho, 79

Jung J. (Lee) Cho, age 79, of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Jung J. Cho

Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea, to the late Jae Hyun Lee and Oak Soon Hahm. Raised and educated there, she immigrated to the United States with her young sons in 1979 at the age of thirty-six. She lived in Dorchester for twenty years before moving to Quincy twenty-three years ago.

She worked with the Colonial Meat Packing Company in Boston for several years and then was employed as a machine operator for the Gillette World Shaving Headquarters in South Boston for twelve years.

Jung was a hard-working woman, devoted to her two sons and their families. In South Korea, she was a talented seamstress and loved making clothes for her family.

Beloved mother of Tae H. “Teddy” Cho and his wife Yumi Park of Attleboro, Jae H. Cho and his wife Andrea (Sansone) Cho of Stoneham.

Cherished grandmother of Sarah Cho of Stoneham.

Dear sister of In Sang Cha of Brookline, Richard Lee, Sr. and his wife Susie of Tewksbury.

Jung is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, funeral services were private.

For those who wish, donations in Jung’s memory may be made to the Quincy Police Department, D.A.R.E. Program, 1 Sea St., Quincy, MA 02169 or Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Office of Philanthropy, 330 Brookline Ave (OV), Boston, MA 02215.

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

Mary E. ‘Babe’ Flaherty

Mary Eleanor “Babe” (Borden) Flaherty, a long-time Quincy resident, died peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. She was 82.

Mary E. ‘Babe’ Flaherty

Born in Malden on February 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth C. and Mary C. (French) Borden. Babe was raised in Charlestown, attended local schools, and graduated from high school in Boston’s North End. She continued her education at Quincy College, where she earned her associates degree. Babe worked as an administrative clerk for Stop and Shop Supermarket. She enjoyed her work and the relationships she built throughout the years.

Babe was the devoted mother of Linda Flaherty of Stoughton, Nancy Robinson and her husband Michael of Colorado, Karen Flaherty of Plymouth, and the late Stephen Flaherty, who died in 1973. She was the loving grandmother of Brian Fidler of Boston, Lauren Fidler of Stoughton, Meghan, Evan, and Katherine Robinson, all of Colorado, and Jayden and Joelle Browne, both of Plymouth. Babe was the loving great grandmother of Julianna Fidler of Brockton. She was the dear sister of Barbara Guarente and her husband Louis of Quincy, Robert Borden and his wife Patricia of Alabama, James Borden of Quincy, Lester Borden and his wife Lorrie of Charlestown, Helen Logan and her husband Michael of Quincy. Babe was the dear sister-in-law of Mary Ann Chase-Borden of Charlestown. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Kenneth “Pat” Borden, Ruth Borden, Dennis “Denny” Borden, and Lawrence “Butchie” Borden. Babe is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, August 21, 2022, 2-6 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 Monday, August 22, 2022, prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM.

Services will conclude with interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Babe’s name to Huntington’s Disease Society of America by visiting: www.hdsa.org.

See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Pops Concert Sept. 3 At Hancock-Adams Common

Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy invite the community to enjoy an evening of music and song on Saturday, Sept. 3 for a combined Pops Concert by The Quincy Choral Society and Quincy Symphony Orchestra. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at Hancock-Adams Common, Quincy Center.

“We are so fortunate to have such a tremendous caliber of talented singers and musicians in our community,” said Mayor Thomas Koch. “We welcome everyone to appreciate the artistry of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra & Quincy Choral Society on what we hope to be a beautiful early September evening on the Hancock Adams Common.”

Cabaret tables and chairs along with theatre seating will be available. Lawn chairs are allowed. Beer and wine can be purchased from Hive Mobile Bar.

Patricia Flaherty, 84

Patricia Flaherty of Randolph, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.  She was 84.

Patricia Flaherty

She was born in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland to Kathleen (Boylan) and Patrick J. Flaherty and raised in Ireland.  In her early twenties she moved to Dorchester, MA.  She worked as an Office Administrator with Liberty Mutual Insurance and was able to retire after a long-distinguished career.

Patricia had a quiet disposition but that didn’t stop her from joking and being around the people she loved.  In her spare time, she enjoyed being around her family.  She also liked to travel back to Ireland at least once a year to keep in touch with family.

Devoted sister of Marion Flaherty of Quincy, Mae O’Leary of Somerville, Doreen Chase of Quincy, Noel Flaherty of Quincy, Breege Flaherty of Ireland, Rosaleen Flaherty of Ireland, Annie O’Leary of Quincy, and Margaret Whelan of Ireland.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her siblings: Elizabeth “Lily” Flaherty, Robert Flaherty and Patrick Flaherty.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 4-7 p.m. 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 Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy at 10 a.m. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Richard P. Lints, 91

Richard P. Lints, age 91, of Las Vegas, died peacefully, Saturday, July 16th, 2022. He was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts until joining the Navy at age 18. He was a lifelong Navy Veteran, who proudly served his Country for 30 years.

He is the last of 7 siblings. The late Eleanor Donnelly, Marion MacPherson, Dorothy McDermott, and the late Russel Lints, Paul Lints, and Robert Lints.

Richard is Survived by his many cherished nieces, nephews, and extended family.

For those who wish, donations in Richard Lints Memory may be made to Quincy Veterans Services, 24 High School Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169.

Marilyn T. Sandonato, 72

Marilyn T. (Bolea) Sandonato, age 72, of Scituate, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Marilyn T. Sandonato

Marilyn was born in Boston, at New England Hospital for Women & Children, to the late Peter and Mary (Navarroli) Bolea. Raised in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1968, and the former Boston State College in 1972. She lived in Scituate for forty-five years, previously in Quincy.

She was employed as an educator, and was a Spanish teacher at the former St. Clare’s High School in Roslindale for sixteen years.

Marilyn enjoyed cooking, and was an excellent cook. She was an avid Boston Celtics fan. She loved the Beatles and knew all of the lyrics. Marilyn also loved yardwork, plants, and gardening, especially growing tomatoes and herbs for cooking.

She was devoted to her family and especially to her loving husband, Anthony P. Sandonato, to whom she was married for forty-five years.

Devoted mother of Lauren Sandonato Ardente and her husband David Ardente of New York City, N.Y.

Dear sister of Denise Arata and her husband Frederick of Holbrook. Beloved in-laws Debra and Robert Hayden of Weymouth.

Marilyn was the cherished aunt of Elizabeth Hayden, Courtney Hayden, Nicole Allen, and Michelle Hoarty.

She is also survived by many cousins and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave, Quincy, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 2 Summer St., Cohasset, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate.

For those who wish, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Saint Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110-1100 or https://stanthonyshrine.org/.

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

Harold J. McFadd

After a beautiful life of 98 ½ years, Harold J. “Harry” McFadd peacefully passed away in his home at Allerton House in Weymouth, MA on Aug. 6, 2022. Born in Boston on Feb. 10, 1924, and the youngest of seven children born to Joseph McFadd, originally of Carlisle, England and Fabiola (Corbeil) McFadd, originally of Montreal, Quebec, Harry was raised in the city’s neighborhoods of South Boston and Dorchester. Harry was a 1941 graduate of Commerce High School in Boston. A World War II veteran, Harry served in the US Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater. After the war, Harry worked at Gillette Company in Boston, before transitioning to New England Telephone, where he had a long career.

Harold J. McFadd

Harry’s story cannot be told without including M. Elizabeth “Betty” (Powers) McFadd, the love of his life. Harry and Betty met when they were teenagers and married in 1946. Together, they had 7 children and raised their family in Weymouth. They were close to their siblings and families, and had a circle of lifelong friends. There was nothing Harry and Betty loved more than being surrounded by family during holidays and other gatherings. Harry and Betty loved music and were wonderful dancers. They belonged to square and round dancing clubs for many years. Harry was a self-taught musician, played the guitar and banjo, and enjoyed years of playing music with friends, and sing-alongs. In retirement, Harry and Betty moved to Leisurewoods in Rockland, MA, and were avid travelers.

Harry was predeceased by his wife, Betty, and, recently, his daughter, Pauline (McFadd) Sweeney of Quincy and Hull, MA. He is survived by James McFadd & his partner Candace of Zephyrhills, Florida; Richard McFadd & his wife Sherry of Marshfield, MA; son-in-law Dennis S. Sweeney of Quincy and Hull, MA; Thomas McFadd & his wife Anne of Los Angeles, CA; David McFadd & his wife Lisa of Waltham, MA; Joseph McFadd & his wife Rawley of Lancaster, MA; Betty Ann (McFadd) Gwatkin & her husband David of Lyndonville, VT. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Allerton House assisted living in Weymouth for their kind and loving support. We would also like to thank Norwell VNA and Hospice staff and volunteers who reached out and helped Harry tremendously.

A Celebration of Life will be held in September.

Mary G. Lawlor, 87

Mary G. (McDonald) Lawlor, age 87, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, August 12, 2022 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of her loving family.

Mary G. Lawlor

Mary was born in Roxbury, to the late Charles and Helen (Clancy) McDonald. She was raised and educated in Providence, R.I. where she was a graduate of Hope High School. She lived in Quincy for sixty-three years.

After raising her children, Mary worked in the office, as a computer operator, at the former Goodman Knitting Company in Brockton for fifteen years.

As a woman of faith, Mary was an active member of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy for many years where she volunteered assisting with the Cub Scouts.

She enjoyed trips to the casinos with family and friends. Most of all, her greatest joy was her family, and she was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beloved bride and best friend for fifty-six years of the late Edward F. Lawlor, Sr.

Devoted mother of James P. Lawlor and his wife Carol L. (Bailey) Lawlor of Weymouth, Marie A. Lawlor of Quincy, and the late Edward F. Lawlor, Jr. and his surviving wife Anita M. Horne Lawlor of Bellingham.

Loving grandmother of Benjamin Lawlor and his wife Kristen of N.H., Michael Lawlor and his wife Angela of Hatboro, Penn., Rachel Lawlor of Waltham, Declan and Dillon Lawlor of Weymouth.

Loving great-grandmother of Jack, Molly Rose, Shannon, and just arrived, Claire Gianna.

One of five siblings, Mary was the dear sister of Rita Sheehan and Helen McDonald, both of R.I., and predeceased by Dolores Robideau and Annetta Moniz.

She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and in-laws

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, August 15, 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 Tuesday, August 16, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place privately at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made 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.