Patrick F. McDonough, 58

Patrick F. McDonough of South Boston, formerly of Savin Hill, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 24th.  He was 58.

Patrick F. McDonough

He was born in Boston to Marie F. (Jenkins) and Peter J. McDonough.  The family lived in Savin Hill until Pat was 7.  They then moved to Squantum where Pat would spend the remainder of his childhood.  He graduated from North Quincy High School, Class of 1983.  He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and rose to the rank of Corporal.  After serving, Pat returned to Savin Hill and worked at the family restaurant, the Bull Dog Lounge for a while until he earned a spot on the Local 103 as an electrician.

Pat took great pride in his work as an electrician and in being a part of the Local 103 for over 35 years.  Whether it was his family at home or his family at work, he loved being a part of something greater.

In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to music, spending time with family and friends.  He will be missed by all who knew him.

Loving brother to William McDonough of Braintree, Peter Mcdonough and his wife Marie of Quincy, Sean McDonough of Quincy and Kristen Van Tassell and her husband Bernard of Quincy.  Also survived by 12 nieces and nephews and many cousins and friends.  Predeceased by his parents, Marie F. and Peter J. McDonough.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday, December 6th from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Funeral service will be celebrated on Thursday, December 7th at 11 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial at Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Patrick may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. See for directions and online condolences. Please see for directions and online condolences.

John H. Logan, 89

John H. Logan, age 89, of Quincy, formerly a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Monday, November 27, 2023 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of his loving family.

John H. Logan

John was born in Boston, to the late James and Catherine (McDermott) Logan. He was raised and educated in   Roxbury and was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School. He lived in Quincy for six years, previously in Braintree for over forty years, and earlier in Dorchester and Roxbury.

He was employed as a computer technician for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as a building manager for the City of Boston for many years.

John served in the United States Army during the Korea War era from 1955-1957.

He enjoyed being outside, especially walks at the beach, gardening and time spent with his family. He was especially proud of his two cherished grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-eight years of the late Katherine T. (Lynch) Logan.

Devoted father of Jillian K. Woodworth and her husband Nicholas Woodworth, Cmdr., U.S.N. of East Greenwich, R.I.

Loving grandfather of Emma Grace Woodworth and Liam James Woodworth.

John was one of five siblings and is survived by his dear brother, Henry Logan and his wife Joanne of Weymouth.

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

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, December 6, from 4 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree, on Thursday, December 7, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or

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

John J. Holleran, 72

John James Holleran of Sharon, Mass. passed away at his home on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at the age of 72.

John J. Holleran

He was born the second oldest of seven children to Catherine (O’Hara) and Bernard Holleran on September 13, 1951 in Boston and raised in Quincy.  John was an exceptional three-sport athlete at North Quincy High School, where he earned the prestigious Walter “Cap” Bryan Trophy in 1969. Four years later, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Boston State College.

John worked for a decade as a substitute teacher at the Lee School in Boston.  He eventually took a custodial position at the St. Mary of the Hills School, where he served the administrators, teachers, and students for nearly 20 years before retiring in 2016. John also worked part-time at the Temple of Israel in Sharon.

John was blessed with a large and loving Irish Catholic family.  He loved nothing more than spending time with his family, especially his children. John enjoyed coffee and dessert with his sisters, home improvement projects with his brothers, and maintaining the grill at pool parties. He found great enjoyment through watching all generations of his family play sports.

When he wasn’t on the sidelines or in the stands, John would follow the Boston professional sports teams by watching them on television or reading daily coverage in the Boston Globe.  He was particularly fond of the Celtics, especially the original Big Three.

John was a gentle giant that would give you the shirt off his back. His compassion for those that suffered, support for those closest to him and empathetic nature made him the amazing patriarch he was.  He will be dearly missed by those who loved him and his legacy will live on thru the values he forever instilled in his boys.

Devoted father to Christopher O. Holleran and his wife Samantha of Sudbury, John P. Holleran and his wife Andrea of Somerset, and Daniel J. Holleran and his wife Katherine of Providence, R.I. Loving brother to Catherine Hurley and her husband Brian of Milton, Joan Giblin and her husband Gerald of Braintree, Bernard Holleran and his wife Bonnie of Quincy, Michael Holleran and his wife Sherri of Wrentham, James Holleran and his wife Elizabeth of Easton, and Mary Brooks and her husband Thomas of Weymouth. Cherished grandfather of Grayson Holleran of Sudbury and Ainsley Holleran of Somerset. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Helen Reed, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during visiting hours on Monday, December 4, 2023 from 4-7pm at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St, Quincy, MA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15am on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 prior to the Funeral Mass at 10am in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy.  Burial to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Josie Smith, 43

Josie Wayne Smith, beloved sister, niece, cousin and friend, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at Boston Medical Center. She was 43 years old and resided in Bridgewater, MA.

Josie Smith

Josie was born on February 25, 1980, and was raised in Laconia, NH, by loving parents, Ken and Sue (Ryan) Smith, along with her older sister Alice (Smith) Ryan. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1999.

Josie had an AS in Human Relations focused on mental health counseling, then onto her BS in Business Studies and then her MS in Organizational Leadership. These courses and her love of her father Ken Smith who served in the US Navy, uncle Henry who served in the US Army, and Peperé Roland Smith who served in the US Army, paved the way in what became her focus and passion. Josie worked at Southern New Hampshire University as a military support specialist 2008-2011, then Northeastern University Veteran Services Specialist for Enrollment Services 2013-2017, and then Fisher College as a VA Certifying Official 2017-2020. By the time she started at Quincy College as the Military and Veterans Services Associate in 2020, she had honed her skill to be a master of her craft and really helped military veterans succeed in their educational goals. Josie had been noted as being the reason behind some veterans making it all the way to graduation. She is VERY proud of her Veteran students and the service that they gave to this country.

Josie was also a family person, she was considered a part of several families; her aunt Janet’s, uncle Terry’s and especially Laura Biechler, her best friend. They would spend Sunday’s cooking together, talking and hanging out all the time.

She is survived by her older sister Alice Mary (Smith) Ryan and her husband Dan, and nephew Kevin Michael Ryan. Josie is preceded in death by her father Kenneth Wayne Smith and mother Susan Mary (Ryan) Smith.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 10:00am, at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246.

Burial will follow mass at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, NH.

Celebration of Life will follow. Details to be announced at the burial.

For those who wish to donate flowers, Josie loved sunflowers, lavender and orchids, or Josie would be honored if you donated to Homes For Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780, in her memory; it is a program that helps veterans with housing.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services/, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH, 03246, is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit


Helping Hands Stepping Up This Holiday Season


The holiday season is now upon us, and local charities are looking for your assistance to help out the families and residents they serve.

Quincy’s charities report they are serving more clients this year than they have in years past as the rising costs of housing, utilities, food and other household expenses are impacting many in the community. To help keep pace with the rising demand, those charities need additional assistance from those who can give.

Residents who can help can do so in myriad ways, such as giving food, toys, household supplies, money and gift cards. Charities are also in need of volunteers – not just during the holiday season, but year-round.

Below is a list of some of the local organizations making a difference this year and how the public can land them a hand.

Interfaith Social Services

Interfaith Social Services provided meals to 1,600 households this Thanksgiving and will distribute 4,000 gifts to children this holiday season, according to Executive Director Rick Doane. Inflation, federal benefit cuts and the high cost of housing in our region have brought a record-setting number of new clients to Interfaith in search of assistance.

Interfaith operates one of the largest emergency food programs in Greater Boston. Each year its food pantry distributes more than 90,000 bags of groceries and hygiene supplies to clients in Quincy and across the South Shore. In addition, Interfaith operates a mental health counseling center, homelessness prevention program and the Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop.

The organization’s food pantry serves thousands of local residents each month, said Doane, and Interfaith is always in need of monetary donations to support its emergency food program. Interfaith places a priority on providing clients with healthy, fresh foods and funds are always needed to supplement rescued food and donated nonperishables with fresh produce, meats, eggs and dairy.

Interfaith believes that hygiene is a right and not a luxury. The organization asks that donors collect personal care items, such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and deodorant. Interfaith is also always in need of feminine hygiene products, diapers (especially larger sizes), personal care items and incontinence products. There are no federal assistance programs to cover any of these necessities.

Donations can be dropped off at Interfaith’s building at 105 Adams St. in Quincy Center from 12-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Items can also be purchased through Amazon and shipped directly to Interfaith’s offices.

Interfaith relies on volunteers year-round. Doane said the organization is always looking for residents who can make a commitment to volunteer for three hours each week for at least several months.

“Interfaith Social Services was founded in 1947,” said Doane. “For more than 75 years, countless Quincy residents have been served by our programs and it is all possible because of the culture of neighbors helping neighbors that exists in our community. We are incredibly grateful to the city of Quincy and its residents that make our work possible.”

For more information, visit or call 617-773-6203.

The Salvation Army

For more than 125 years, The Salvation Army of Quincy has provided Christmas assistance to families, providing them with toys, gifts, clothing, and food, said Capt. Adam Boynton. With more people in need, they are asking for your help.

There are several ways you can make change happen, Boynton said.

The Salvation Army’s biggest fundraiser of the year is the Red Kettle Campaign. Boynton said the goal is to raise $100,000 during the campaign, which runs from Nov. 18 to Dec. 23. Money collected from the Red Kettle Campaign supports The Salvation Army year-round.

“With the economic struggles of this past year, and the looming utility price increases, we’ll need even more funds to help meet the need,” Boynton said.

“Please consider donating as you pass a Red Kettle located a Walmart, Star Market, Shaw’s, Hobby Lobby, South Shore Plaza, and Stop & Shop. Think about it, if even half of the residents of Quincy gave $5, we would exceed our goal!”

The Salvation Army also needs individuals, families, businesses, or service groups who can sponsor children to purchase clothing and toy items for its clients. Children’s names, ages, gender, clothing sizes, and toy wishes are placed on an angel tag, which is given to the sponsor. You would shop for the child and then return the gifts to The Salvation Army, located on Baxter Street.

To sponsor a child and obtain angel tags, you can contact the Salvation Army office at 617-472-2345.

“We are blessed by the generosity of this community,” Boynton said. “We look to you again with anticipation and know that with your help, we can rise to meet the needs of our neighbors.”

Father Bill’s & MainSpring

Residents looking to help out Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) this year can visit to find out the various ways to assist your neighbors who are facing a housing crisis.

FBMS’ top need is monetary donations to help the organization assist the growing number of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our region. Particularly during the winter, FBMS relies on private monetary donations to increase its shelter capacity to try to ensure that no one has to sleep outside or in their car.

As the kitchen in FBMS’ brand-new Yawkey Housing Resource Center gets up and running, the agency is in need of prepared meals and bagged lunches to help during this transition period. If you can help, please email or call 857-275-7454.

To assist families in need, FBMS is requesting gift cards in lieu of presents. Gift cards provide families with the most flexibility. Gift cards can be provided in any denomination from any large stores, such as CVS, Shaw’s, Stop & Shop, Target and Walmart.

To donate high-need items to FBMS, visit for a full list of items and to ship them directly to FBMS. This winter, shelter guests are in need of winter boots, hand and feet warmers, gloves, thermals, hooded sweatshirts and sweatpants (men’s & women’s brands, all sizes), and underwear.

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to: Father Bill’s & MainSpring, 430 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301. Donations are processed in Brockton, then distributed to the Yawkey Housing Resource Center (HRC) in Quincy.

Father Bill’s & MainSpring serves more than 5,000 households annually, including more than 900 individuals at its Quincy shelter. The agency also operates more than 700 permanent supportive housing units across Southern Massachusetts, including more than 300 units in the Quincy area alone.


The annual holiday assistance program at DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended) is underway. Please join the organization in supporting families impacted by domestic violence and poverty.

To participate, email

DOVE will provide a list of options where donors can choose to support a specific family, donate general goods to the shelter or help support its much needed general gift-card drive to support families through the holidays and beyond.

Donors who choose to adopt a specific family will receive their family’s holiday gift card wish list no later than Dec. 1. To ensure that each of DOVE’s more than 150 families receive their gifts before the holidays, donors should schedule a drop off time no later than Dec. 13.

DOVE will provide you with the address of its drop-off location in Quincy.

If you wish to make a financial contribution to support DOVE’s work, or the holiday assistance program, see DOVE’s website,, or email

Quincy Community Action Programs

Local individuals and families are facing some of the most critical financial challenges that Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP) has witnessed since the organization’s founding in 1965.

Local food insecurity remains alarmingly high, and is compounded by the need for housing and heating assistance as rents continue to skyrocket. Many elderly, adults and children are facing the threat of hunger and homelessness, with little relief in sight.

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Quincy is $2,772 per month, equating to over $33,000 per year. A single parent making minimum wage grosses less than this at $31,200 per year. In order to spend 30 percent of income on housing, the household income would need to be over $99,000 annually. This is simply out of reach for many households.

QCAP is seeing this reflected in those reaching out for help. QCAP’s Housing Program is experiencing a 40 percent increase in clients reaching out for housing search assistance. Last winter, QCAP had a record number of people apply for food and fuel assistance, and the staff expects to see the same this year.  In addition, the income level of those reaching out for help at the food pantry is lower than ever previously seen, indicating the depths of the economic impacts on those in need.

“We are seeing not only people with very low incomes coming in for help, but also those whose income puts them just over the emergency assistance eligibility criteria for housing. For those people there are extremely limited resources,” said CEO Beth Ann Strollo.

In response to the growing need, QCAP opened the expanded South West Community Center (SWCC) in November of 2022. The SWCC is home to a larger food pantry, in addition to other QCAP services such as financial coaching, family engagement activities, and critical housing, energy and child care assistance. To support families during the holiday season, the SWCC distributes holiday gifts and meals in addition to the regular monthly food orders.

QCAP provided over 650 full Thanksgiving dinners this year and expects to distribute an additional 650 holiday food orders, including hams, during December.

Suggested holiday donations include frozen turkeys and other holiday meal essentials, including cranberry jelly, turkey gravy, canned pie ingredients, and cooking oil and spices. Food donations to QCAP’s food center help to fill gaps caused by an increased need over the last 18 months, and they help supply the pantry with items that are more difficult to find.

In addition to holiday meals, QCAP will also be providing gifts to nearly 1,000 children with gifts this holiday season. These children include those enrolled at the South West Community Center’s Food & Nutrition Program and children who attend QCAP’s Head Start early learning center.

The South West Community Center is accepting donations of food as well as gifts for children 12 and under through Dec. 20. More information on the Holiday Food & Gift Drive can be found at

In addition, there is an ongoing need at the Center for donations of non-food items such as cleaning supplies, toilet paper, feminine products, soap, and toothpaste and toothbrushes.

“With the cost of food and housing on the rise, families are faced with difficult decisions about whether to pay their rent, their heating costs, or put food on their tables. A donation to QCAP helps us ensure that households get healthy, nutritious food and other critical wrap-around services,” said COO Kristen Schlapp.

The pantry at the Center is accessible to clients and donors five days a week. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.  Wednesdays it is open later – from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – to accommodate working families. For more information on the services the food center provides or donations needed, please call 617-471-0796.

QCAP also provides heating assistance to residents in Quincy, Braintree, Milton, and Weymouth. Heating assistance can help significantly reduce monthly bills, even if heat is included in the rent. For more information on this, please call 617-657-5301 or visit

Rental assistance is also available through QCAP’s housing program. QCAP has helped families avoid eviction through rental assistance funding and advocacy.  For more information on eligibility, please call 617-657-5376 or visit

“We would not be able to do the work we do during these challenging times without the support of a caring community, we are grateful for the ongoing support of our community, volunteers, and donors,” Strollo said.

For more information on how to support the Holiday Food & Gift Drive, please contact QCAP’s Director of Development & Marketing, Anna DeBiasi at

Quincy Animal Shelter

Those looking to help out our four-legged friends can do so this holiday season by supporting the Quincy Animal Shelter.

Sandra Sines, president of the Quincy Animal Shelter’s board of directors, said there are several items the shelter is most in need of this year. They include gift cards to any grocery store or pet store; unscented bleach; Dawn Original Blue dish detergent; Stewart dried liver treats for dogs; and Fancy Feast or Friskies canned food for cats.

For more information, you can visit or call 617-376-1349.

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

The cost of living has become increasingly challenging for many individuals and families across Norfolk County, making it difficult to afford basic necessities such as food, which can be especially difficult during the holiday season when the pressure to provide for loved ones is heightened. Between now and Dec. 14, the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is hosting a food drive to help out those in need.

“There is no doubt that Norfolk County is a desirable place to live and to work. However, there are people throughout the county who are truly hurting,” said Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell. “This year, we, as a community, have seen a rising demand for food assistance, and it is crucial that we come together to support those in need. By participating in the annual Registry of Deeds food drive, we can make a significant impact this holiday season.”

According to the latest Project Bread statistics, 18.8 percent of households in Massachusetts are considered food insecure. Furthermore, 21.9 percent of children in the state are also considered food insecure. The increasing cost of housing and food are likely factors that contribute to the rising rates of food insecurity. ​

“As the holidays approach, there is definitely a need for more food assistance. Household expenses are higher due to the cost of home heating fuel, food bills, and increased interest rates. Some Norfolk County families are hit harder by these increased costs and worry about putting food on the table this holiday season. So, let us be mindful during this Thanksgiving season that others may need our help,” O’Donnell said.

Non-perishable food items can be brought directly to the Registry of Deeds, which is located at 649 High St. in Dedham. A donation bin is available in the building’s lobby and food can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Suggested donations include canned goods, breakfast cereals, pasta, sauces, toiletries, and paper products.

If you can’t get to the Registry of Deeds building to drop off food, you can check the Registry website at for a pantry location in your community.

The Registry of Deeds is also hosting a Toys for Tots drive for the 16th straight year. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for children ages 10 and under can be brought to a donation bin in the Registry’s during business hours between now and 10 a.m. on Dec. 8.

Toys For Tots

The US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is celebrating its 76th year this holiday season. Marines and volunteers will be collecting donations at locations across the country through Dec. 11.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be brought to one of the many participating locations, the complete list of which can be found online at Participating locations in Quincy include: Ashlar Park at 100 Whitwell St.; ATCK Fitness at 100 Walter Hannon Pkwy.; Meineke Car Care at 662 Southern Arty.; Northeast Addiction Treatment Center at 36 Miller Stile Rd.; and Quincy Credit Union at 100 Quincy Ave.

While the organization does not publish a list of acceptable toys, realistic-looking weapons and items with food should not be donated and will not be distributed.

Quincy Center Ice Rink Opens Friday


The outdoor ice rink in Quincy Center is set to open for the season on Friday, giving members of the public the chance to skate for free.

The ice rink, located on the Parkingway just south of the Generals Bridge, will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. starting on Friday. It will remain open through February.

There will be no charge for ice time, said Chris Walker, the chief of staff to Mayor Thomas Koch. Skate rentals will also be available at no cost. Skate times will be done in one-hour intervals to allow for cleaning of the rink.

Additional programming – for specific age groups and formal vacation activities – will be added by the city’s recreation department as the season continues, Walker said. The department will also determine whether or not reservations are required based on usage of the rink.

The city hired Ice Rink Events LLC to create the 120-foot by 60-foot, fully refrigerated ice rink, and to run the facility this winter. Ice Rink Events is the same firm that operates the seasonal ice rink at New York City’s Bryant Park.

Because the rink is fully refrigerated, it does not need cold weather to operate. Koch previously said the city had been considering such an amenity for several years and determined one would only be worthwhile if it was not dependent upon the ups and downs of winter temperatures in New England.

“It’s really going to add something special to all of the holiday and winter activities we do for our families every year, and I’m excited that we’re able to pull it together after a lot of thought and planning,” the mayor said.

The cost of the rink and its operations is $200,000. Funding for the rink will come from the city’s district improvement financing program, in which construction and improvements to the downtown are funded by new property taxes generated by the district.

Michael J. Hussey, 89

Michael J. Hussey, age 89, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died peacefully, Tuesday, November 21, 2023 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Michael J. Hussey

Michael was born in Direenovourig, County Kerry, Ireland, to the late John and Mary (O’Sullivan) Hussey. Raised and educated there, he immigrated to the United States in the 1960s and lived in Quincy for many years. He lived in Boynton Beach, Fla. for the past fifteen years, previously in North Carolina.

Michael was employed as a custodian for Saint Joseph Parish in Quincy for twenty-five years and had been retired for many years. A man of faith, he was a longtime parishioner of Saint Joseph’s.

Michael was skilled with his hands and enjoyed tinkering around his home. He also enjoyed gardening, cultivating both flowers and vegetables. Most of all, he was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband of the late Bridget E. (Nee) Hussey.

Devoted father of Mary Watts and her husband Douglas of Denver, N.C., Peter Hussey and his wife Jennifer of Lakeworth, Fla., Michael Hussey, Jr. of Quincy and his late wife Ellen, Patrick Hussey and his wife Annamarie of Brentwood, N.H., Sarah Swan and her husband Edward of Quincy, and Brenda Johnson and her partner Jason Brown of Pompano Beach, Fla.

Loving grandfather of seventeen and great grandfather of six.

Dear brother of Theresa Gibbons, Margaret Gallagher, and Nora Spuedel, and predeceased by Pat Hussey, John Hussey, Mary Ellen O’Sullivan, Sheila Mulcahy, and Kate Hussey.

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

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, December 1, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy, on Saturday, December 2, at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, 920 Adams Street, Dorchester.

For those who wish, donations in Michael’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

Jean M. Munn, 77

Jean M. Munn (Ash) 77, of Quincy, MA, passed away on November 23rd, after a long illness. Jean was the beloved wife of the late Glen Munn. She was predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Bertha Ash, and her siblings Kathleen Pascarelli and Frederick Ash, Jr. Jean is survived by her children Tom Munn and his wife Heather of Tequesta, Florida, Julie Connolly of Quincy, and Erin Curran and her husband Paudraig of East Bridgewater, her brother, James Ash of Abington and many nieces and nephews.  Jean’s favorite role was that of “Neanie” to her grandchildren Christopher and Matthew Connolly, Journey and Zoey Munn, and Emilia Curran. She was the best grandmother, always willing to be silly.

Jean M. Munn

Married 44 years, she and Glen enjoyed the family cottage in New Hampshire and special trips and holidays with their extended family. Jean loved decorating for Halloween and Glen mastered the perfect Christmas tree. Together, they made memories.

Jean was a wonderful and loyal friend and in turn was blessed with so many wonderful, life-long friends. You would often find her sitting at the dining room table chatting or playing Yahtzee. Jean’s favorite pastime was shopping and she could never pass up a bargain.

Jean was a great cook. Her specialties were sauce, gravy, and chicken soup. She made that soup for anyone who needed it. She loved it when her kids would call and ask for her recipes.

Jean was also a woman of many professions, working at a dental office, as a salesperson, and as a hairdresser, and bringing light to every workplace. Most hair appointments turned into a four-hour affair full of laughter and sometimes thoughtful advice.

Jean was a force, a personality larger than life. She loved her people immensely. Jean was never without her St. Jude medal around her neck. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 10 AM-12 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday at 12 PM on December 9, 2023 in McDonald Keohane Funeral Home. See for directions and online condolences.

Kathleen F. Innello, 74

Kathleen F. (McGunagle) Innello, age 74, a lifelong resident of Quincy, passed away, peacefully, Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, surrounded by her loving family.

Kathleen F. Innello

Kathleen was born in Quincy, to the late Ruth R. (Howard) and George F. McGunagle, Sr., Captain, Q.F.D., Retired. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1966.

Kathy was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking. She also loved gardening and crocheting.

Most of all, Kathy was devoted to her family, especially her five cherished grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for fifty-six years of Anthony J. “Tony” Innello, Deputy Chief, Q.F.D., Retired.

Devoted mother of Joseph M. Innello and his wife Kelly of Duxbury, Tanya A. Norris and her husband Brian of Weymouth.

Loving grandmother of Michaela Lake, Anthony and Giovanna Innello, Bailey and Reece Norris.

One of eight siblings, Kathy is the dear sister of Mary A. Riley and her husband Michael of San Diego, Calif., George F. McGunagle, Jr., Deputy Chief, Q.F.D., Retired and his wife Carole of Weymouth, Patricia L. Ryan Horner and her husband Scott of Plymouth, Michael J. McGunagle, Captain, Q.F.D., Retired and his wife Kay of Weymouth, Shawn A. McGunagle and his husband Larry of Palm Springs, Calif., Theresa M. Kelly and her husband Mark of Weymouth, and Pamela A. Campbell and her husband Stephen of Middleboro.

Sister-in-law of the late Kevin P. Ryan.

Kathy is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and their families.

Memorial Visiting Hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, December 3, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy, on Monday, December 4, at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or

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