Marie A. McDonough, 85

Marie A. (Mayer) McDonough, a beloved resident of Squantum, died on February 1, 2024, surrounded by the family she treasured. Born in Rutland, VT, Marie was 85.

Marie McDonough

The beloved wife of the late  Paul T. McDonough, Ret. BPD. Cherished mother of Erin Boylan and her husband Eddie  BPD, Paula Glynn and her husband Barry all of Squantum and the late Liesl Radzik and her husband Rick of Quincy. Devoted sister of Jean Green of Squantum and her late husband John “Jack.” Sister in law of Ann Higgins, Joseph Murphy, John and Mary McDonough.  The late Jane Murphy, Robert and Kathy McDonough and Thomas and Patricia McDonough. Loving Nana to Alison and Alexa Radzik, Shannon, Kathryn and Emma Boylan and Brendan and Paul Glynn. Marie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Marie dedicated many years of her life working as a switchboard operator for Blue Cross  Blue Shield where her warm voice and friendly demeanor made a lasting impact on everyone who interacted with her. She also  worked for the Quincy Public Schools in food services for many years.  Marie’s true joy in life was her family, she adored her children and grandchildren. Her generous heart touched the lives of those around her, leaving a legacy of kindness and compassion.

Marie and her late husband Paul, shared a love for travel, especially to Naples, FL and Lake Bomoseen in Vermont. Hosting backyard pool gatherings for family and friends was also a favorite pastime and a lifetime of memories . Marie loved her Squantum community, embraced the friendship of her neighbors and enjoyed the vibrant spirit of the area she called home for so many years.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday, Feb 9, 2024 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 Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie may be made to Quincy Animal Shelter, 440R East Squantum St. Quincy, MA 02171.  See www.Keohane.comfor directions and online condolences.


Jean A. Athas, 75

Jean A. (Smith) Athas, age 75, of North Quincy, and a longtime summer resident of Brewster, died peacefully, Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Tufts Medical Center, in the comfort of her loving family.

Jean Athas

Jean was born in Boston, raised and educated in Charlestown. She was a graduate of Matignon High School and Boston State College.

She lived in Quincy for over forty years and summered in Brewster for over forty years.

Jean was a teacher at Saint Agatha School in Milton for forty-four years. She retired in 2014. Jean had a passion for teaching and loved the many students and families she encountered throughout her career. She also enjoyed many long-lasting friendships with her colleagues.

Beloved wife of the late Robert “Tony” Athas. Together for forty-six years, they were married for thirty-six years. The two were best friends and inseparable.

Devoted daughter of the late Mildred (Barrett) and James A. “Lummy” Smith.

Loving cousin of Alice M. DiPietro and her husband Paul.

Dear sister-in-law of Peter Athanasopoulas, Stephen F. Rusteika, Jr. and his wife Kitty, Kathaleen Callahan, and the late Richard Athanasopoulas and his surviving wife Janice.

Jean is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, February 4, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Agatha Parish, 432 Adams Street, Milton, on Monday, February 5, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to Saint Agatha School, 440 Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186.

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

Linda M. Thompson, 87

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Linda M Thompson (Quincy, Massachusetts). Linda passed away peacefully at Hancock Place in Quincy surrounded by her family on January 29, 2024 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Linda lived a full life including and especially, the last 5 hard fought years after her cancer diagnosis.

Linda M. Thompson

Linda was born August 27, 1936 in Boston, MA to the late Orazio and Maria DiMeco. She graduated from Weymouth High School in 1954. After raising her children, Linda was a manager in the Quincy School Lunch Commissary and later in the dining center at Stop & Shop headquarters in Quincy.

Linda enjoyed following politics and presidential history, crossword puzzles and traveling all over the world. She will remembered as the best mom, Nana, Nan and gourmet chef for her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Cecil G. Thompson, and grandsons Ryan Thompson & Steven Sullivan.

She is survived by her children, Helen Falcione of Quincy, Donna Sullivan & her husband Steven of Quincy, Peter Thompson & his wife Heather of Braintree, Lisa Blake & her husband James of Quincy and son-in-law Ernest “Butchie” Falcione

Loving grandmother of PJ Thompson, Michael Falcione, Ariana Falcione, Joshua Thompson, Alison Jenkins, Ashley Scribi, Rachel Bradley, Richard Sullivan, Sabrina Falcione, and Alana Sullivan

Adoring great-grandmother of Vera, Turner, Evelyn, Dominic, Walker, Amelia, James, Salvatore, John James, Madeline, Thomas, Peter and Joseph Frankie.

In addition she leaves behind her best friend & sister, Ilda DiMeco (Weymouth, MA), brother Fredy DiMeco (Florida) and was predeceased by her sister Jinetta DelVecchio (Braintree, MA).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Linda Thompson to the RMT Classic which will used towards scholarships in memory of her grandson Ryan. Checks can be made out to: RMT Classic and mailed to 1599 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home North Weymouth at 40 Sea Street (off Route 3A – Bicknell Square). A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Jerome Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

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Sandra Buckley, 84

Sandra “Sandy” Buckley, of Squantum, died suddenly on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Milton Hospital at the age of 84.

Sandra Buckley

Sandy was born in Woburn, lived in South Boston, and found her true home in Squantum where she lived for sixty years.  She and her beloved husband Frank raised their four children in Squantum and were very active in community life.

Sandy was a member of the Squantum School PTO and was one of the original organizers of the Charlie Brown Field Day an event that brightened the lives of the children of Squantum during the 1970’s.  Sandy was on the 4th of July Parade planning committee for many years and assisted her husband when he was president of the Squantum Community Association. Sandy was very proud to assist with the Frank Buckley Memorial Road race that was named in honor of her husband, Frank. Later in life she was volunteered putting on holiday parties and cookouts for the senior citizens of Quincy.

Sandy was fortunate to be able to find employment in Squantum that allowed her to give back to the community she loved.  She first worked as a media center aide at the Squantum School, which allowed her to share her love of reading with the children of Squantum.

Sandy was later the director of The Squantum Community Center where she worked with both the children and seniors of Squantum.  She enjoyed this position because it offered her ability to do what she loved to do most, bring joy to the people of her community.

In her spare time Sandy loved to crochet, she was an avid reader and loved to decorate for each and every holiday.  She loved the holidays because it meant that she could share her time with her family, which was her greatest love.

Sandy was married to the late Francis “Frank” Buckley for forty-six years.  Frank predeceased her in 2004.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Buckley of Weymouth, her son Stephen Buckley of Squantum, her daughter Kim White and her husband David of Kingston and her son Micheal Buckley of Squantum. She is also survived by her grandchildren, the lights of her life: Gillian Deegan and her husband Liam of New Orleans and Jonathan White and his girlfriend Christina Coronis of Whitman.  Sandy is survived by her brother in-law James Buckley of Milford and her sister in-law Sandy Buckley of Hopedale. She is survived by three nieces and three nephews.  Sandy is also survived by her dear friends Barbara and Marshall Levy of Milton, for whom she and Frank had a special place in their hearts. She also leaves behind many wonderful and close friends in Squantum and her beloved pets JJ and Chica.

Funeral services are private. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts, where she found her beloved cat Chica, 1300 West Elm St., Brockton, MA 02301

Elizabeth L. Gullage, 95

Elizabeth L. (Kiley) Gullage, of Quincy, died peacefully at home on Monday, January 29, 2024. She was 95.

Elizabeth was born in Boston on June 23, 1928 and was the daughter of the late William H. and Isabelle (Bartlett) Kiley. She was raised in Quincy, attended local schools, and graduated from North Quincy High School. She continued her education at Burdett College, where she earned her Associate Degree.

Elizabeth taught swimming for years at the South Shore YMCA.  She also worked as an administrative assistant for the YMCA Resident Camps. She loved her work and the relationships she built with her employers, coworkers, and community members. Elizabeth retired in 1990 after many years of service to the community.

Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late George A. Gullage, who died in 2014. The two married on August 3, 1952, in Quincy. Together they shared 62 loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Lee A. Gullage, Laurie J. Gullage, and Marsha E. Lindsey and her late husband Jake, all of Quincy. Elizabeth was the dear sister of the late William Kiley.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Junie Dolcine and Claire Mason for the care, comfort and company they provided to Elizabeth and her family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, February 4, 2024, 3-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

Her Funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 10 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Cremation will follow. Interment will be private.

Face masks are requested.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Elizabeth’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 by visiting: or to the charitable organization of one’s choice.

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