Arthur W. Tucker, 75

Arthur W. Tucker, age 75, of East Bridgewater, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Friday, March 29, 2024 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Arthur W. Tucker

Arthur was born in Quincy, to the late Arthur W. and Dorothy L. (Johnson) Tucker. Raised in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1966, and later, after his military service, earned his Bachelor degree from Bentley College. He lived in East Bridgewater for ten years, previously in Quincy for most of his life.

He was employed as a pension plan administrator for many years with State Street Bank’s Financial Services Division.

Arthur was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the United States Army with the 278th General Supply Company Ft. Devens. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, 2 O/S Bars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, and Expert Badge Rifle M-16 and M-14.

Always active, he enjoyed walking and gardening. Arthur loved the outdoors and nature, the mountains, and beaches. He was also a food and craft beer connoisseur, with a fondness for Heady Topper, brewed by The Alchemist. He enjoyed life and touched the lives of many people.

Most of all, he was devoted to his family, especially his cherished grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-six years of the late Janice M. (Sacco) Tucker.

Devoted father of Joseph W. Tucker and his wife Christine of East Bridgewater, Nina M. Tucker and her fiancé Steven F. Davis of Milton.

Loving grandfather of Grace, Marianna, Gabe, Luca, and Stevie.

Dear brother of the late Thomas Tucker and his surviving wife Karen of Stoughton. Arthur is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, April 2, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m., with military honors to follow.

For those who wish, donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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

Helen M. Slattery, 90

Helen M. (Sullivan) Slattery, of Quincy originally from South Boston, died peacefully in her home on March 28, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was 90.
Helen M. Slattery

The beloved wife of the late Dudley “Jim” Slattery. Cheished mother of Maureen Oldham and her husband Edward of North Quincy, James Slattery of North Quincy, Donna Slattery of North Quincy, George Slattery of North Quincy and his late wife Amy Shea Slattery and John Slattery and his wife Lisa Robey Slattery of Wollaston. Helen was the daughter of the late John and Brigid (Lee) Sullivan. Sister of the late Mary and Joseph Sullivan, Catherine Cremins, Patrick, Thomas. and Jackie Sullivan.  Cherished Nana to Edward Oldham, Alison Slattery Mulkerrins and her husband Michael, Patrick Oldham, Michael Oldham and John D. Slattery. Helen is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Helen grew up in South Boston and raised her family there before moving to Quincy in 2003.  She and her late husband Dudley “Jim” loved Castle Island. Helen also loved to sit outside with her neighbors on East Fifth Street in South Boston. She had a strong work ethic and worked for many years in banking before her retirement. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and loved to travel to Portland Maine to see her family. Helen enjoyed playing Bingo and taking trips to Foxwoods. Her faith and her family were the cornerstone of all that was truly important to her. She adored her family especially her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed, but she will live on in their hearts forever.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited greet the family during the visiting hours on  April 7th, Sunday 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 9:15 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 a.m. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne Monday at 12:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Helen may be made to Norwell Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.
See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Carolyn S. Benelli, 91

Carolyn S. (Solander) Benelli, age 91, of Braintree and Orleans, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully, Sunday, March 10, 2024 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Carolyn was born in Quincy, to the late Louise J. (Carlson) and Oscar F. Solander. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School. She lived in Braintree for over fifty years and loved Cape Cod and her Orleans home.

Carolyn was a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was especially proud of her seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for fifty-nine years of the late Peter J. Benelli.

Devoted mother of James J. Benelli and his wife Nancy Jo of Humarock, Pauline J. Benelli of Quincy, Thomas M. Benelli and his wife Yvonne of Acton, the late David P. Benelli, Lt., Braintree Fire Department and his surviving wife Nancy J. Benelli of Plymouth.

Loving grandmother of Jeffrey D. Benelli and his wife Marla, Griffin R. Benelli and his wife Hannah, Jill F. Benelli, Brady J. Benelli, Colin R. Benelli, Jessica Y. Benelli, and Calvin T. Benelli.

Cherished great grandmother of four.

Sister of Donald S. Solander of Quincy and the late J. Paul Solander.

She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and their families.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to the Peter J. Benelli Writing Center at Thayer Academy, 745 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy. You are invited to visit www.thsweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.

Rosemarie Mahoney, 82

Rosemarie (Arciprete) Mahoney of Marshfield, passed away on  March 28, 2024, surrounded by the family she cherished. She was 82.
Rosemarie Mahoney

Rosemarie was the daughter of the late Genio D. and Frances (Marella) Arcipete. She was raised in Quincy and spent most of her life here before moving to Marshfield.  Rosemarie was a graduate of North Quincy High School Class of 1959, it was there she met the love of her life Brian P. Mahoney, Sr. and together they raised their family in Quincy. Proud of her Italian heritage, Rosemarie was a wonderful homemaker and fabulous cook. She took great pride in preparing meals for her family.

She was an avid New England Patriots fan. The foundation of her life was her family, especially her grandson Brian. She thoroughly enjoyed attending all his activites, she was so very proud of him. Rosemarie will be remembered as a warm and caring woman, who adored her family. Although, they are heart broken at her loss, however they feel grateful for all the blessing she brought into their lives.
The beloved wife of 59 years to the late Brian P. Mahoney, Sr. Devoted mother of Brian P. Mahoney, Jr. (QPB) and his wife Karen of Marshfield and Sean R. Mahoney of Marshfield. Cherished Grammy to Brian P. Mahoney III of Duxbury. Loving sister of Genio R. Arciprete of Belmont and Louise F. Brown of Abington  and the late Richard Arciprete. Rosemarie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on April 5th, Friday 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 Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rosemarie may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences

Thomas Crane Public Library Online Events In April

The staff of the Thomas Crane Public Library will host many online events throughout April that give members the opportunity to explore many different topics from the comfort of their own homes.

Registration is required for each event to receive the Zoom link.

Celebrating a Book Birthday with Author Megumi Inouye: “The Soul of Gift Wrapping”

  • Tuesday, April 2 from 7-8 p.m.

In her book, “The Soul of Gift Wrapping: Creative Techniques for Expressing Gratitude, Inspired by the Japanese Art of Giving,” Megume Inouye invites readers to transform gift-wrapping into a gratitude practice through inventive wrapping designs, inspiring personal essays, and step-by-step techniques. Drawing on the gift-giving traditions of her Japanese heritage, Inouye explores how the act of giving a thoughtfully wrapped gift can be a creative, caring act for both the giver and the receiver. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Art Across Asia: Persia – Crossroads for Art and Culture

  • Sunday, April 14 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Community members are invited to learn about the arts of Asia from experts at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Each month will focus on a unique topic from this vast, diverse and ever-evolving continent.

This month, attendees will uncover the unique artistic elements of ancient Middle Eastern art and its influence on art across Asia and Europe. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

A Brief History of the Coast Guard with Retired Captain Greg Ketchen

  • Tuesday, April 16 from 7-8 p.m.

Retired United States Coast Guard Captain Greg Ketchen will discuss the history of the Coast Guard, as well as those who have served in the Coast Guard in Massachusetts and made significant contributions to its history.

Captain Ketchen is a volunteer at the Coast Guard Heritage Museum and has served as its president for the past six years. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Q&A with C.S. Harris: Author of the “Sebastian St. Cyr” Historical Mystery Series

  • Tuesday, April 23 from 7-8 p.m.

Join USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Candice Proctor for a Q&A about her novels, including the Sebastian St. Cyr Regency mystery series written under the name C.S. Harris, the C.S. Graham thriller series co-written with Steven Harris, and seven historical romances. Proctor is also the author of a nonfiction historical study of women in the French Revolution. Her books are available worldwide and have been translated into over 20 languages. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

To learn more about events at the Thomas Crane Public Library, visit the library’s Events Calendar, Facebook, or Instagram.

MBTA Board Approves Low-Income Fare Program To Benefit Riders In 170+ Communities

Building upon the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s FY24 budget that includes $5 million for the MBTA to develop a low-income fares program, the MBTA announced March 28th that the MBTA Board of Directors has unanimously approved the MBTA’s plan to implement a reduced fares program for riders with low-income. In addition to the low-income fare program, the Board also approved two smaller changes.

The new program will provide riders who are aged 26-64, non-disabled, and have low income with reduced fares of approximately 50% off on all MBTA modes. Program participants will demonstrate eligibility via existing enrollment in programs with a cutoff of 200% of the federal poverty level (or lower).

The new program also applies on the Commuter Rail, unlocking affordability for residents along those corridors and in the Gateway Cities. On the RIDE, the MBTA’s paratransit service, senior and low-income riders will be eligible for half price ADA and Premium trips.

“Expanding low-income fares will help to ensure that our transportation system is more equitable and more affordable, which supports the mission to give everyone greater access to mobility options, especially community members depending on transit,”said Transportation Secretary and CEO Monica Tibbits-Nutt.

“This is an important step towards making mass transportation more affordable for those that need it the most and I thank the Board of Directors for their support and approval of the new low-income fare program, especially MassDOT Secretary Tibbits-Nutt for her years of advocacy. I applaud the Governor and the Legislature for their foresight to include funds in our FY24 budget to enable us to develop this program, and we thank the Governor for her proposal in the FY25 budget in support of this program, which will benefit so many across all modes,” said MBTA General Manager and CEO Phillip Eng. “The MBTA is committed to making meaningful improvements for riders, including making fares more affordable, which will improve quality of life, boost economic mobility, and encourage more riders to return to the system.”

 The fare changes will go into effect in summer 2024.

 The MBTA estimates the cost of the program to be approximately $52-62 million (including administrative costs, operating costs to meet induced demand, and fare revenue loss). According to prior research, riders with low income are expected to take 30% more trips with a reduced fare, significantly increasing mobility while saving on transportation costs. More than 60,000 riders are expected to qualify for and enroll in the program, which is expected to result in up to 8 million more trips per year.

 The program for riders with low income is a multi-secretariat effort with the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). Existing MBTA reduced fare programs already provide support to students, seniors, riders with disabilities, and young people aged 18-25 with low income. These programs provide half-priced fares and passes. 

 To make the program further accessible throughout Massachusetts communities, the MBTA will partner with third-party Community-Based Partners to manage in-person customer service and eligibility verification. These efforts include providing physical in-person locations where people can receive support with their applications and offering additional support whenever automatic systems are unable to successfully process applications.

 Two additional fare changes include: 

Replacing “Change Tickets” with CharlieCards: As of March 1, 2024, the issuance of paper CharlieTickets with stored value as change (a “Change Ticket”) was phased out. This is due to limitations in the fare collection technology. Riders are encouraged to load stored value on plastic CharlieCards. 

Permanently expanding the $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Pass to include federal holidays: The $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Pass will now include federal holidays. This pass allows for unlimited Commuter Rail trips on all three days of federal holiday weekends. For federal holidays that are observed mid-week, passengers can purchase a $10 Holiday Pass for that day. 

For more information, visit mbta.com/2024FareChanges or connect with the T on X (the site formerly known as Twitter) @MBTA and @MBTA_CR, Facebook /TheMBTA, Instagram @theMBTA, Threads @thembta, or TikTok @thembta. 

Antoinette M. Magee, 74

Antoinette M. “Toni” Magee, a longtime resident of Quincy and Weymouth, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2024. She was 74 years old.

Antoinette M. Magee

She was born in Brockton on August 16, 1949, and was the daughter to the late Florence (Urciuoli) and Samuel Pellicane. Toni was raised in her family home in Quincy. She graduated from Quincy High School and worked at the Quincy City Hospital in the operating room for several years. She always had a love for caring for people, so she attended Quincy Jr. College where she earned her LPN in Nursing. This was the beginning of her 40-year career as a nurse. She worked at Brigham and Women in Boston and several nursing homes through-out the South Shore, finishing her career at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she retired.

Toni lived for her family. Her favorite thing to do was being in the hockey rink cheering on her granddaughters. She was their biggest cheerleader. Hockey was one of her favorite pastimes, she knew the game and if she didn’t agree with a call, she would let you know. Her other passion was baking, and everyone was able to reap the benefits of this as she was constantly delivering her “goods” to friends, family, and to her favorite firefighters.

Toni was the devoted mother to her son Richard Smith and his wife Kristine of Abington. Loving sister to the departed Marie Conlin and survived by her sisters Judy Brown and her husband Terry of Weymouth, and Sandi Pellicane of Rockland. Toni was the adoring grandmother to Emily, Mackenzie, and Madison. And the former husband of the departed Stephen Magee. Toni was blessed with many nieces, nephews and all her other “grandchildren” who passionately called her Nana Toni or Nana Gee.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday, April 3rd, 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 9:45 AM on Thursday, April 4th, prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Toni may be made to the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

ENC Men’s Volleyball Upsets No. 7 Springfield

The Eastern Nazarene College men’s volleyball team pulled off the biggest win in program history Wednesday evening, upsetting No. 7 Springfield 3-2 at the Lahue Athletic Center. The Lions clawed back from an 0-2 deficit to claim the program’s first-ever victory over a nationally-ranked opponent.

With the win, ENC improved to 14-6 on the season. The Pride dropped to 17-4.

Springfield rolled to a 25-13 win the opening set for a 1-0 lead. The Pride then posted a 25-9 victory in the second game for a 2-0 advantage.

ENC began its comeback rally with a 25-22 win in the third game to narrow the deficit to 2-1. The Lions took the fourth set 25-18 to tie the match at 2-2 and force a winner-take-all fifth set.

In the decisive fifth game, ENC emerged with a 15-10 win to cap off the reverse-sweep.

For ENC, Alejandro Garcia Fernandez (San Juan, P.R.) had a match-high 2o kills with four aces and five digs.

Delfry Solder (Lawrence, MA), notched 11 kills and eight digs and Jacob Lotts (Mission Viejo, Calif.) had six kills in the Lions’ comeback victory.

Two players from Quincy also had big games for ENC. Jacob Zarges tallied nine kills while Aaron Huang finished with 39 assists and eight digs.

Eastern Nazarene hosts Endicott April 4 in a crucial New England Volleyball Conference showdown.

Margaret Moore Walker, 81

Margaret (Peggy) Moore Walker, 81, from Quincy, MA, died on March 23 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after a long illness.

Margaret Moore Walker

A proud Philadelphian by birth, Peggy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania after which she became an active alumnus.  She married and moved to the Boston area, then Quincy where she taught at Quincy College and Woodward School for Girls.  In 1983, Peggy joined the North Quincy High School English Department where she finished her career.

Peggy was a lifelong educator, an active respected member of the faculty, often attending conferences to enrich the curriculum. As a teacher, Peggy was a strong role model, kind, calm, patient and striving for excellence for her students.

As a friend, Peggy loved adventure, travel, genealogy, the companionship of friends, course books, and her church, St. John’s.  She was a valued friend to many.

Peggy is survived by her cousin Jane Prusick Hesson (Jane’s husband David, children Peter and Molly and grandchildren Roger and Cora from Malvern PA) and many special friends especially Eileen Feeney of Quincy, Terry Eaton of Hingham and Bill and Ed Thibodeau from Boston. Peggy is predeceased by her beloved son Greg Buck and her husband Frank Walker.

The service for Peggy will be held at The Church of St John the Evangelist, 172 Main St., Hingham, MA on Wednesday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greg Buck Scholarship Fund, c/o Quincy Retired Teachers Association, P.O. Box 46, Wollaston, MA 82170. For more information and online guestbook go to www.downingchapel.com.

Thomas F. LeVangie, 79

Thomas Francis LeVangie, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 21, 2024. He was 79.

Thomas F. LeVangie

Thomas was born in Medford on Sept. 9, 1944 and was the son of the late Francis and Margaret (Quill) LeVangie. He was raised in Dedham, attended local schools, and graduated from Dedham High School. Thomas had a vast career in sales and enjoyed the relationships he built throughout the years.

Thomas was the devoted father of Stephanie Richardson and her husband Ralph of Quincy, Marlo Samproni and her partner Jennifer of Braintree, Camie Fulton and her husband Scott of Braintree, and Francette Kelley and her husband Brian of California. He was the loving grandfather of Thomas Richardson of Quincy, Christopher Fulton of Braintree, Joseph Fulton of Braintree, Michael Richardson of Quincy, James Kelley of California, Megan Kelley of California, and Van Samproni of Braintree. Thomas was the dear brother of Ellen O’Connor of Cape Cod, Stephen LeVangie and his wife Patty of Walpole, and Michael LeVangie and his wife Sandy of Hopkinton. He is also survived by close family friend, Daniel Harrington of Norton, and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 10-11 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

His funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 11 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.

Interment in private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Thomas’ name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit (ACTRU) and mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 or made online at https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate; please be sure to indicate that the gift is a tribute gift in memory of Thomas.

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