Marilyn F. Young, 79

Marilyn Frances Young, 79 of Hingham, died peacefully on Nov. 27, 2022, after a brief illness, with her loving family by her side.

Marilyn F. Young

Marilyn retired several years ago, as the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Dunkin Donuts Corporation in Randolph. Marilyn was dedicated to her family and friends.  She was a person who did so much for others, but never wanted to be recognized for her generous actions and compassionate nature.  Marilyn took great pride in her Irish heritage and lived the life of a strong, loyal, Irish woman; who had tremendous faith, strong moral values and a great sense of humor.  Marilyn loved taking trips to Florida to visit her sister’s family as well as Disney World.  She also traveled to various states visiting her friends, especially her best friend since grade school, Judi Morris of Arizona.  She was a long-time fan of Boston sports, especially the Patriots and the Red Sox.  Marilyn loved to work on a multitude of crafts with her sisters sitting around the family dining room table.

Marilyn is survived by many loving and supportive nieces and nephews, Jason Nichols of Westborough, Laura Mabry of Florida, Victoria Damon of Weymouth, Kelly Anderson (Goddaughter) of Florida, Matthew Nichols of Westborough, Leah Belcher of Rockland, Julie Young of Abington and Sandra Young of Randolph; she also leaves behind many great-nieces and great-nephews.  Marilyn had a very special and unique relationship with her devoted Godchildren, Catherine Martin of Halifax, Christine Daffer of California, Jonathan VonDette of Norwell, Scott Wesson of Cambridge, and Zachary Belcher of Rockland.

Marilyn is the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Young of Hingham.  She was preceded in death by her sisters, who were also her best friends, Carol Young, Nancy Nichols, Grace Williams, Christine Arthur and Kathleen Young. Marilyn is also predeceased by her nephew and Godson David Nichols, niece Denise Arthur, and nephew Joshua Arthur.

Marilyn will be greatly missed and will live on in the hearts of all those who shared her life’s journey.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 4-8 PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, prior to the Funeral Mass in Church of the Resurrection, Hingham at 10 AM. Cremation to follow. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Red Kettles Out Across Massachusetts; The Salvation Army Issues Renewed Giving Tuesday Call For Donations, Volunteers

The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division Nov. 29 marked Giving Tuesday with a renewed call for donations to its annual Red Kettle Campaign and for more volunteers to help staff Red Kettles across the Commonwealth.

With the 132nd annual Red Kettle campaign underway, the longest-running philanthropic fundraiser of its kind, The Salvation Army is emphasizing its mission of serving those most vulnerable through this year’s “Love Beyond” theme. Love Beyond is also a symbol of the resources and programs that 25 million people rely on year-round when they turn to the nation’s largest direct provider of social services for assistance.

Volunteers are needed in almost all regions of Massachusetts to support the Red Kettle campaign, which provides essential funding for almost every program and service The Salvation Army delivers. Red Kettle proceeds support The Salvation Army’s work with individuals, families, and households right in the communities where donations are collected.

“We need more support than ever to make this holiday season a memorable and joyous one for all. No matter how big or small every effort counts for us and the many people in need across Massachusetts,” said Major Scott A. Kelly, General Secretary, The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division. “The volunteers who spend time staffing Red Kettles and spreading joy to hundreds of children during our Christmas Castle event are the backbone of this annual campaign.”

Donations to the signature Red Kettles allow The Salvation Army to provide life-changing social services and other programs for thousands of people in Massachusetts each year. Not only are these important programs offered during the holiday season, but offerings extend throughout an entire calendar year to meet the increasing needs of those battling food insecurity and those who are struggling to pay bills.  Red Kettles can be found at close to 800 locations across Massachusetts in almost every zip code, including those positioned outside major retailers such as Walmart, Shaw’s, Price Chopper and Market Basket.

 Josh Kraft, president of the Patriots Foundation and the Kraft Family Philanthropies, will be this year’s ‘Others Award’ honoree at The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division’s Annual Luncheon on December 6 at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston. In a Giving Tuesday appearance on the Boston 25 Morning News, Kraft said his family’s 29-year partnership with The Salvation Army is built on a shared commitment to providing “access to opportunity” for people of all types in all kinds of circumstances.

 “I think I learned it from my parents – not telling us but showing us day to day about providing access to opportunity for anyone and everyone; no matter where they come from and what they look like,” Kraft said during the Tuesday morning broadcast. “The Salvation Army is there consistently with support, opportunity and most importantly love.”

 As families and households face record high inflation and increasingly strong economic headwinds, The Salvation Army estimates it will need to raise more in 2022 to help struggling families this holiday season and beyond. The Red Kettle campaign’s fundraising goal in Massachusetts is $2.6 million.

 “The number of Red Kettles and distribution days we must staff are a reminder of how great the need is for thousands of people struggling to afford housing, heat, electricity, groceries and other necessities,” said Major Everett Henry, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in Massachusetts. “Volunteers are desperately needed in just about every region and community that we serve.”

 Nationally, 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army goes directly toward funding Salvation Army initiatives. And the money stays within the community in which it was given. To volunteer or donate, visit www.salvationarmyma.org or text LOVE Beyond to 41444.

Francis E. Flavin

Francis E. “Frank” Flavin, of Quincy, died after a long illness on Nov. 28, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Francis E. Flavin

Frank’s life revolved around his family and his faith.  Devoted husband of 57 years to his wife Marion, father of three boys and grandpa to ten.  He was also very fond of his German Shepherd dogs in which he had six over many years. An avid baseball fan of the Boston Braves and later the Boston Red Sox.  Both he and Marion where an important part of the spiritual life of St. Boniface Church in Quincy.  Frank was a lector, eucharistic minister and the religious instructor for the boy scout program at the church.  Frank was also a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong benefactor to the Sisters of Charity.  Mr. Flavin retired from National Grid where he worked for many years as a customer service manager.  He will be remembered as the life of the party, generous to a fault, and always placed the needs of his family ahead of his own.

Beloved husband of Marion F. (Driscoll) Flavin of Quincy.  Loving father of James R. Flavin and his wife Joyce of Canton, Shaun M. Flavin and his wife Mary of Easton, and Edward F. Flavin and his fiancé Jennifer Fay of Quincy. Grandpa to Keith, Ian, Kerry, Abby, Jack, Connor, Christian, Coryn, Caroline, and James.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday 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 9:30 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.  Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Frank may be made to Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, P.O. Box 476 Convent Station, NJ 07961-0476.

Charles V. DiSciacca Jr., 74

Charles V. DiSciacca Jr., of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Quincy, Massachusetts, died peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. He was 74.

Charles V. DiSciacca Jr.

Charles was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on Aug. 19, 1948, and was a son of the late Charles V. and Anelda A. (Coons) DiSciacca. Charles was raised in West Springfield, attended local schools, and graduated from West Springfield High School with the Class of 1966. He continued his education at the Culinary Institute of America, Class of 1968, and Cornell University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in business. Charles’ life’s work was very diversified, from VP of Sheraton Hotels to Export Manager in the Middle East. He worked 52 long years before retiring to Florida where he started his own LLC.

Charlie was an incredible man, who loved his wife and family. He was selfless, kind, giving, caring, compassionate. Charlie was one of a kind, and a true gentleman. He was a king among men, now he is an angel in heaven. The biggest enjoyment of his life was his wife for 51 years and family. Charlie was extremely proud of the life he created and lived. He had a lot of hobbies, which included Golfing, cooking (he always had fun while doing it). Dancing with his wife, which they did every weekend, and karaoke with his family. Working on his dream car (The 57 T-Bird) with his son-in-law Rob. Spending quality time with Bella, his granddaughter, watching football and softball games. He enjoyed getting together with friends and trying new restaurants.

Charles was the beloved husband of Julie R. DiSciacca, with whom he shared 51 loving years of marriage. He was the devoted father of Rene’-Lynn DiSciacca of Quincy and Danielle Damiani and her husband Robert of Virginia. Charles was the loving Papa of Isabella Giavanna DiSciacca of Quincy, and the dear brother of Mary-Ann Pagnutti and her husband Richard of Canada, William DiSciacca and his wife Donna of Pennsylvania, William Coons and his wife Michelle of New Mexico, Kristy Dutches and her husband Kris of New Mexico, and Gregory Coons and his wife Amy of California. He is also survived by his canine companions: Cora, Coco, Autumn, TimberLee (Joey), and Cosmo, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, 2-6 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 a.m. Cremation will follow. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charles may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

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

‘We’re There For You,’ Quincy Police Chief Says At Community Meeting

By SCOTT JACKSON

At a public forum Monday evening, Police Chief Paul Keenan said his department is there to assist the community and urged residents to contact police if they are in need of assistance or see something suspicious.

Scores of residents were present inside Tobin Towers on Clay Street for the meeting, which was held to discuss public safety after a woman in her 60s was kidnapped outside the Wollaston MBTA station earlier in November and then taken to a home where she was repeatedly raped. Representatives from various organizations, including Quincy Asian Resources Inc. and DOVE, were there to speak with residents after the meeting Monday, and interpretation services were provided in Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

City Councillor Nina Liang, who helped organize the meeting, said she was inspired by the number of residents who were present on Monday.

“It’s unfortunate the reason why we are gathered here but I am inspired that we are all coming together as a community to find ways to move forward together safely,” she said.

Ward 5 Councillor Charles Phelan Jr. said the city was taking the incident that took place at the T station seriously.

“I have a daughter and wife and we live just a couple blocks away, so it’s something that we really take seriously, everyone in the city,” he said.

Mayor Thomas Koch said public safety is the most important issue for local government and noted that during his tenure as mayor, and with the assistance of the City Council, the Quincy Police Department has increased in size from 144 patrol officers in 2008 to 185 patrol officers today.

“As chair of the School Committee, I frequently say there is nothing more important we do in government [than] educating our children, with one exception, and that is the safety of you and your person and of your property,” Koch said.

“We have an outstanding police department. They do a good job every day. That doesn’t mean things are not going to happen. We live in a troubled world and there are evil people out there, there are ignorant people out there, and there’s mental illness issues that people have out there.”

Quincy is the seventh most populous city in Massachusetts, Koch added, and is the safest of the ten largest cities in the state.

“Quincy is a safe city,” he said, noting that the Quincy Police Department and MBTA Transit Police were able to apprehend the suspect charged with the kidnapping and rape within 16 hours.

Keenan, the city’s police chief, called the kidnapping and rape of the woman on Nov. 12 one of the most horrific events he has experienced while serving with the department.

“I’ve been a police officer now for almost 40 years…and this is one of the most horrific events that I’ve ever experienced as a police officer. This hit right to the core of the city, right to the core of the police department,” Keenan said. “That morning, that woman was doing nothing wrong. She was going to her job to go to work. She cut through an open parking lot in broad daylight, 7 o’clock in the morning, and unfortunately she was abducted by a very sick individual.”

The suspect charged with the kidnapping and rape, Christian Lynch, a 26-year-old Quincy man, pleaded not guilty to those and other charges during his arraignment on Nov. 14 in Quincy District Court. He was ordered held without bail pending a Nov. 23 dangerousness hearing. Keenan said Lynch remains behind bars following that hearing.

Advocates with the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office are working to assist the victim, Keenan added.

“They have a crew of advocates to assist this poor woman in getting her life back together,” he said.

The police chief told those present for the community meeting that is important to call the police if they or anyone else requires assistance.

“We’d like to get the message across, crystal clear, we need you folks to call. If you see anything or if you hear anything or if you don’t feel comfortable or if you have an incident that you’re afraid of or you’re aware of, call us,” Keenan said.

“We don’t care at all about your immigration status or about your language difficulties. We have people in the police department that can interpret, we also have an interpreter line that can also interpret. We’re there for you. Make the phone call. You’re not bothering us. We’re not going to ask your immigration status. Whether you’re here legally, illegally or whatever, we’re just going to assist you. We’re here to help. We want to make sure we keep all of you safe, and we want to help you.”

It is also important, he added, for people to be aware of their surroundings.

“We need you to be aware of your surroundings,” he said. “A lot of people, especially when they’re walking are on their cellphones or on headphones. If you could pay more attention to your surroundings, that would be helpful as well to keep you safe.”

Keenan said that patrols have been added in the area of Wollaston Center.

“We have increased patrols in this area. I don’t know if you’re aware of it, but even prior to this incident, we had extra officers working, so we put them down in the Wollaston Center area,” he said. “So, we’ve done that…and that will continue.”

The department also plans to hold self-defense courses for the city’s Asian population and for its elderly population, Keenan said.

“We’re going to get those up and running,” he said. “We had to stop for a little bit when we had COVID going on. Unfortunately, we couldn’t continue those in person, but it seems like COVID is hopefully on the decrease and we feel comfortable enough to get you folks out and get you into those training seminars.”

The chief said that QARI has offered to let the department use its facility at 550 Hancock St. to hold those seminars, and the department is looking at other venues as well. Information on those sessions will be posted online and within Quincy Housing Authority properties, such as Tobin Towers.

During Monday’s meeting, two residents asked about the Transit Police presence at the Wollaston station. One person said she had visited the station multiple times over the past week and only saw a Transit Police officer there on one occasion. Marsha Lehane, who rides the T every day, said an officer should be present at all times the Red Line is running.

“You need to find a way to get a body, a man or a woman, in uniform dressed as a policeman standing there…every time that train is running from morning ‘til they shut down,” Lehane said. “There has got to be something visual and standing there in uniform to know that nobody is going to get by them.”

A representative from the Transit Police was not at the meeting held on Monday evening but was present for a forum held earlier in the day elsewhere in Wollaston. At that meeting, Keenan said his counterpart with the Transit Police explained that officers are deployed to stations based on call volume, and Wollaston is the safest of the four stations in Quincy and among the safest in the entire system.

“He kind of explained it today at the earlier meeting, they just don’t have the bodies to be able to cover each station,” Keenan stated. “They do have officers at the Quincy Center station, which is an awful lot busier call-volume wise, but they do go up and down the line.”

Keenan added that he would speak with Transit Police about the matter.

Another resident asked if Lynch would be charged with a hate crime as both the woman he is charged with kidnapping and another woman he is charged with trying to abduct earlier that same morning are both Asian. Keenan said authorities are continuing to investigate the case.

Stephen J. Lo Porto, 71

Stephen J. Lo Porto, age 71, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 at the Carney Hospital in Dorchester, in the comfort of his loving family.

Stephen J. Lo Porto

Stephen was born in Quincy, to the late Matteo J. and Serena A. “Dolly” (Petriello) Lo Porto. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1969, and earned an Associate’s degree from the former Newbury College in 1977. He lived in Braintree for seventeen years, previously in Quincy for most of his life.

He was employed as an administrative assistant with Putnam Investments in Braintree for eight years.

As a young man, Steve served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era, aboard the U.S.S. Coronado (LPD-11), an Amphibious Transport Dock Ship.

Steve loved music, especially The Beatles, and played the guitar. He was also a science fiction enthusiast and an avid Star Wars and Star Trek fan, and had an interest in comic books, especially the Marvel collection. Steve was also an avid Boston Bruins fan.

Devoted father of Tracey J. Concheri and her husband Kevin of Norwell.

Loving grandfather of Braedan, Jamison, and Reese.

Former husband of Karen F. (Carroll) LoPorto of Braintree.

Dear brother of M. Donna Aluisy and her husband Steve, Nicolo P. Lo Porto and his wife Elly, all of Quincy.

Steve is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, November 30, 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 Thursday, December 1, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Steve’s memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc., One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

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

Town River Sailing Program, Q-NQ Marching Band Win Top Prizes At 69th Quincy Christmas Parade

The Town River Sailing Program was awarded the Father Thomas Tierney Grand Prize Award for best overall non-commercial float in Sunday’s 69th annual Quincy Christmas Parade. The prize comes with a $2,000 cash award and plaque. The winning float included a number of toys from decades past. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

By SCOTT JACKSON

Thousands of onlookers lined up along Hancock Street between Quincy Square and North Quincy on Sunday afternoon to witness the city’s 69th Christmas parade, which featured dozens of bands and floats, plus scores of costumed characters.

The theme of this year’s parade was “Christmas Through the Decades.” The theme was chosen by the Quincy Christmas Festival Committee in October and had been submitted by JoJo Hallisey, a Quincy resident and teacher at Central Middle School.

The parade stepped off at noon on Sunday from the intersection of Hancock Street and Hannon Parkway in Quincy Square and continued for three miles until it reached North Quincy High School. Among those participating in the parade this year was the University of Massachusetts Amherst marching band, a renowned 380-member unit. Santa Claus, as always, made an appearance as well, riding along the Quincy Fire Department’s Ladder 2.

Prizes were awarded to the best floats and high school marching bands at the conclusion of Sunday’s parade.

The George White Award for Best Quincy Commercial Float went to the Quincy Park Conservancy; the group’s float included children dressed as Beanie Babies. Montilio’s was awarded the prize for Best Commercial Float; the bakery’s float included a gingerbread house. The Rotary Club/Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office were named the Best Specialty Float. Those prize winners each received a plaque for their efforts.

The Town River Sailing Program was awarded the Father Thomas Tierney Grand Prize Award for best overall non-commercial float, which comes with a $2,000 cash award and plaque. The winning float included a number of toys from decades past.

The Friends of Quincy Recreation were awarded the prize for First Place Non-Commercial Float, which comes with a $1,500 cash award. Their “Rec & Roll” float was a throwback to the 1950s.

North Quincy High School’s entry – an homage to the former Wollaston Theatre – took home second-place in the non-commercial float field, which comes with a $1,000 cash award. Quincy High School came in third place in the non-commercial field, a $750 cash award; the school’s float included posters from Christmas films of the last 75 years. The Lotus Montessori School was named the fourth place winner in the non-commercial field, which comes with a $500 cash award.

In the marching band competition, the Quincy-North Quincy combined band took home first place overall with a score of 92.6. David Prouty was second overall with a score of 86.6 and New Bedford third with a score of 86.5.

In the Division I band competition, David Prouty finished in first place, Immaculate Heart of Mary second place and Somerset-Berkley in third place. David Prouty had best music score; Immaculate Heart of Mary best percussion score and Somerset-Berkley best color guard.

In the marching band competition, the Quincy-North Quincy High Schools combined band took home first place overall with a score of 92.6. Here the band performs on Hancock Street near Granite Street during Sunday”s 69th Quincy Christmas Parade. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
The George White Award for Best Quincy Commercial Float went to the Quincy Park Conservancy; the group’s float included children dressed as Beanie Babies. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Montilio’s was awarded the prize for Best Commercial Float; the bakery’s float included a gingerbread house. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Entry by the Rotary Club/Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office was named the Best Specialty Float. At left with the microphone is “The Singing Sheriff” – Norfolk County Sheriff Patrick McDermott. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
The Friends of Quincy Recreation were awarded the prize for First Place Non-Commercial Float, which comes with a $1,500 cash award. Their “Rec & Roll” float was a throwback to the 1950s. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
North Quincy High School’s entry – an homage to the former Wollaston Theatre – took home second-place in the non-commercial float field, which comes with a $1,000 cash award. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Quincy High School came in third place in the non-commercial field, a $750 cash award; the school’s float included posters from Christmas films of the last 75 years. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
One of the signature entries in this year’s Quincy Christmas Parade was the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Marching Band. The renowned 380-member unit is shown here on Hancock Street approaching Granite Street. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Santa Claus waves to children from atop a Quincy Fire Truck at Sunday’s Quincy Christmas Parade. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Besides the many bands and floats there were a number of specialty units and performers participating in Sunday’s Quincy Christmas Parade including a fire charmer (above) and clowns from Aleppo Shriners (below). The fire charmer is Liz Knights of Cirque De Light. Aleppo Shriners is a fraternity dedicated to fun and supporting the kids of Shriners Hospitals.Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

 

 

Hundreds Attend Turning On Holiday Lights Ceremony At Hancock-Adams Common

Hundreds of people including many families gathered on Hancock-Adams Common Friday night for the annual turning on the lights ceremony. The common was illuminated with white and colorful lights on decorations and trees including two large Christmas trees near City Hall. Entertainment included carolers, a sing-along, costumed characters, fire dancer and a Snow Princess Stilt Walker who posed with young children as parents took photos. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

Leo K. Klier

Leo K. Klier, of Quincy, died Nov. 20, 2022.

Leo K. Klier

Leo appreciated three things most in his life; a good meal, swimming, and music. He looked forward to celebrating birthdays because that meant a good meal was coming. He loved to swim and was a natural in the water. He was a Special Olympian for swimming and won many medals over the years. Leo loved the music from when he was growing up, the 60’s and 70’s, and enjoyed listening to all the hits. Leo was an inspiring man, especially to his parents. They became advocates and were the #1 fundraisers for people with challenges. Leo’s family would like to thank all of the staff at the Wrentham Developmental Center for all of their love and care for him over the years. He will be greatly missed.

Loving son of the late George Klier, Jr. and Gladys (Shattuck) Klier. Cherished brother of George Klier and his wife Ginni of Quincy. Loving uncle of Sean, Brian, Christopher and his wife Erin, Matthew Klier and great uncle of Sarah, Allison, and Colin.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday 9-10 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY followed by the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Leo’s name may be made to Wrentham Developmental Center, 131 Emerald St., Wrentham, MA 02093.

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

Eugene J. Raux, 97

Eugene J. “Gene” Raux, a lifelong resident of Quincy, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. He was 97.

Eugene J. Raux

Gene was born in Boston to Mary A. (Smith) and Marcel E. Raux and raised in Quincy. He and his future wife were 1942 graduates of North Quincy High School. Gene worked in the Boston Harbor Shipyard until enlisting in the Army Air Corps. He served during WWII and later retired as a Major from the Air Force Reserves.  Gene earned his associate degree. He began working at Hancock Paint where he had a distinguished career of over 30 years and retired in 1990 as the Executive Vice President.

Gene had many accomplishments; however his greatest pride was his family. Being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather brought him great joy. Some of his happiest memories were of fishing trips to Cape Cod, traveling, and many dinners (especially Thanksgiving) with his beloved family. Gene also enjoyed blackjack and had significant luck. He was a hardworking man with incredible integrity that will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His service to God and community was recognized by the award of the Cheverus Medal by the Archdiocese of Boston in 2010.

Beloved husband of 62 years to the late Mary E. Raux (O’Brien). Devoted father to Mary Ellen Raux of VA, Fr. Redmond Raux of FL, Christine Putnam and her husband Stephen of MD and the late Eugene R. Raux and his surviving wife Debra of NY. Cherished by grandchildren Danielle, Jennifer, Eugene, Rebecca, Francis, Jeffrey, Mary, Brian, Peter and Matthew; nine great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Gene and Michael Brusin, sons of his late sister, Mary Brusin. Thanks to his dedicated caregivers.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, Nov. 27th, from 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Monday, Nov. 28th, prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gene may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, Sacred Heart Elevator Fund.

Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.