Catherine A. ‘Kay’ Kudla, 100

Catherine A. “Kay” (Geary) Kudla, 100 years young, a longtime resident of Quincy, formerly of South Boston, died peacefully, Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at Alliance Health at Marina Bay, Quincy, in the comfort of her loving family.

Catherine Kudla

Catherine was born in South Boston, to the late Martin and Catherine (O’Donnell) Geary. Raised and educated in South Boston, she was a graduate of South Boston High School, Class of 1940. She lived in Quincy for the past forty-nine years, previously in South Boston.

Kay was employed as a salesperson at the former Irish Cottage at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree for over thirty years. Previously, she had worked for the Bank of Boston.

Catherine was proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed Irish music and dancing. She loved the Irish singer, Daniel O’Donnell. She also loved travelling with family and friends, taking many trips to Ireland, Argentina, Spain, France, as well as visiting over forty American states.

Most of all, Kay’s passion was for her family. She was a dedicated homemaker, mother, and grandmother, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Chester J. Kudla.

Devoted mother of Catherine K. Fisher and her husband John of Nashua, NH, Paul M. Kudla of Nome, AK, Michael J. Kudla of Fall River, Joseph C. Kudla of Fla, Francis X. Kudla and his wife Andrea of Winthrop, Robert C. Kudla and his wife Margaret of Rockland and Jane M. Kudla of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of Courtney Medlin and her husband John, Nathan Kudla and his wife Meaghan, Neila Kudla, Grace Kudla, and Anna Kate Kudla. Cherished great grandmother of Jackson Medlin, Addison, and Austin Kudla.

The last of three siblings, she was predeceased by Mary Farren and Barbara Geary. Catherine 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, January 5, 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 Street, Quincy, on Saturday, January 6, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will be private.

For those who wish, donations in Catherine’s memory may be made to the Quincy Council on Aging, c/o Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum Street, Quincy, MA 02171.

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

Gregory Hunt Kelly

On December 27, 2023, Gregory Hunt “Greg” Kelly went to be with his Heavenly Father.

Gregory Hunt Kelly

He will be very much missed by his sister Marney, his nieces Lisa Hagerty, Rhonda Colleton, & Karla Williamson. Cousin of Sandi Kochiss, Deb Frankel, Dorry O’Neill & Dale Gogan. Dear friend of John Gaughan & his family, he was like an uncle to Jeff, Christopher, Brendan & Amanda. He was friend and neighbor of Judy Condon, who watched over him when needed. Friend of Ed, his mail carrier who was so helpful to him.

Greg was the beloved son of the late Evelyn Malfy and stepson of the late Philip Malfy.

Greg was a photographer for the Herald American newspaper and then a Suffolk Superior Court officer, from where he retired. Greg loved playing golf and loved his days of making memories on Cape Cod with family & friends.

Services to be private, with a Celebration of Life to follow in the Spring. Please remember Greg in your prayers.

The family would like to thank Atrium Memory Care in Quincy & the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham for their wonderful care of Greg.

For anyone wishing to do so, donations in Greg’s memory can be made to the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.  Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Bill Mackey, 77

Bill Mackey, 77, a longtime Quincy resident, passed away suddenly on December 22, 2023 surrounded by his family.

Bill was born in Boston, the son of William J. Mackey and Mary T. Mackey (Cronin) and lived all of his adult life in Quincy. He attended North Quincy High School and graduated from Northeastern University. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed for over thirty years as an underwriter at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. In retirement, Bill donated his time to the Friends of the Thomas Crane Library, most recently as a Board Member. He devoted hours of his time there and made many friends.

Bill was a Quincy institution. He walked the streets of Quincy for the past sixty years since he preferred not to drive. People noticed him because he often did so while reading a book. If you were lucky enough to run into Bill, he would instantly start a conversation with young or old. Bill always had a smile, a story, and a laugh to share. Bill had a keen intellect and could discuss music, theatre, flowers, or World War II all in one conversation. He was a kind, gentle, friendly man who touched many lives due to his outgoing nature.

Bill loved to travel. For over forty years, Bill traveled the world any chance he could get. His travels included the Soviet Union, Africa, New Zealand, China, Egypt, and most of Europe.

When he was closer to home, he enjoyed watching track & field events, and skied for years with the Boston Ski & Sports Club.

Bill was his family’s biggest fan, and we were his. Bill leaves behind his six siblings. He was the loving brother of Joseph Mackey and his wife Carlene of South Hero, VT, James Mackey and his wife Susan of Concord, Mary Hart and her husband John of Hanover, Robert Mackey and his wife Jean of Quincy, John Mackey and his wife Patti of Bayview, Idaho, and Eileen Schwartz and her husband Neil of Quincy. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 4-8 PM at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.  Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 10 AM. Burial to follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Bill’s name to the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy MA 02169.

Jean E. Morrison, 86

Jean Elizabeth Nightingale Morrison of Quincy passed away Nov. 4, 2023. She was 86.

Jean E. Morrison

Born to Agnes Jamieson Nightingale and Percy Nightingale, Jean was the last worker of the former Quincy Bargain Center where she loved to help people in all departments. She then went to watch her grandson Jimmy Grimmett so her daughter Linda could go back to college and work. At a young age she learned to play the piano and organ by herself and played a solo at the Masonic Temple when she was little.

Jean loved riding bumper cars, still riding them into her 80s. She loved taking trips with her daughter Linda and wearing her collection of hats. Jean lived in Germantown, taking pride, keeping her yard clean and putting her yard decorations out. Most of her greatest joy in life was her grandson, Jimmy Grimmett, who sadly passed away at the age of 23. Her next greatest joy in life is being blessed with her great-grandchildren: Patrick James Grimmett, Riley Oboy, Emily Oboy, Malia Doine, Lindsay Toland, Hope Toland, David Rottach and Samantha Rottach. She will always be called “Ma” by them. Jean was deeply blessed and loved.

Beloved mother to Linda Morrison Grimmett of Quincy and the late Kenny Morrison and Danny Morrison. Dear sister of Florence Nightingale Mattina. Sister-in-law of Ruthie Morrison Doyle. Also survived by family members: Jennifer and Kenny Oboy, Alicia and Dan Toland, Beth and Neil Rottach, Jamieson Nightingale, Elizabeth Roberts Stevens, Kristine Nightingale and many family and friends who will deeply miss her. Ex-wife of the late Kenneth Morrison and her late niece Debby Nightingale Bohan Eisan also, late sister of Evelyn Claussner and Judy Johnson and Betty Jayne Nightingale and baby brother Bobby Nightingale at 6 months old.

The family acknowledges the love and support of the many friends, family members and colleagues who assisted them through this difficult time.

Private arrangements by the Hamel-Lydon Chapel, Quincy.

Carl A. Awed, 98

Carl A. Awed, age 98, a longtime Quincy resident, died peacefully, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, surrounded by his loving family.

Carl A. Awed

Carl was born in Highland Park, Michigan, to the late Abraham and Beatrice (Zaploski) Awed. As a young child, he moved to Quincy, where he was raised and educated. Carl graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1946, after returning from World War II where he served in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist’s Mate 3/c.

He went on to graduate from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and began his career as a pharmacist. He became the owner of two drug stores, the former Savin Hill Pharmacy in Dorchester, and the former Neighborhood Pharmacy in Wollaston. Carl later transitioned into the nursing home industry and was the owner, for over thirty years, of the former Presidential Nursing Home in Quincy, the Resthaven Home in Medford, and the Kristen Beth Nursing Home in New Bedford.

After retirement, Carl remained active and enjoyed gardening, painting, and refinishing furniture. He spent numerous hours perfecting his Japanese garden and maintaining a meticulous yard. He also loved playing cards with family and friends, especially poker and backgammon. Not only an avid Boston sports fan, Carl himself bowled, golfed, skied, and played tennis until late in his life. He was a sharp dresser and always the best dancer at every family wedding.

Most of all, Carl was devoted to his family, his dear wife, Irene, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, supporting all their many interests, activities, and accomplishments. He was fortunate to be the beloved husband for seventy-three years of Irene C. (Aristide) Awed with whom he shared an adventurous spirit. He fell in love with her beautiful blue eyes in high school, and together they traveled the world sharing numerous cultural experiences, including making unforgettable memories at their home in Jamaica.

Devoted father of Mark A. Awed and his wife Kathleen of Worcester, Carl A. Awed, Jr. of Quincy, Scott M. Awed and his wife Linda of Quincy, Alison L. Djerf of Quincy, Adam Awed, Kristen Awed-Ladas and her husband Mark of Quincy, and the late Carlene P. Awed.

Loving Papa of sixteen and great grandfather of fourteen.

Carl 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 Thursday, December 28, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, December 29, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Carl’s memory may be made to Quincy Veterans Services, 24 High School Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169.

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