Mary Flaherty

Mary (Maureen) Flaherty of Quincy passed away on the 28th of May 2024.

Mary Flaherty

Beloved wife of the late Michael Flaherty, loving mother of Patrick Flaherty of Quincy, James Flaherty of Dorchester, Sean Flaherty and his partner Lauren McLeod of Dorchester. Devoted Grandmother of Madeline Flaherty. Cherished sister of Myles Mullen and his wife Teresa of Hanover, Coleman Mullen of Braintree, Joseph Mullen of Galway, Father Michael Mullen of Florida, Patrick Mullen of Florida, Eileen McDonagh and her husband Patrick of Milton, sister of the late Fr. John Mullen and the late Bernard Mullen of Galway. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, Maureen loved spending time with her friends at the Irish Pastoral Center playing Bingo, and volunteering at Interfaith Social Services in Quincy.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy.  Visiting Hours prior from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel, Quincy.

12:30 pm Mass can be viewed at

In memory of Maureen donations may be made to the Interfaith Social Services in Quincy or the Irish Pastoral Center.

Funeral arrangements are under the compassionate care of Hamel-Lydon Chapel.  For information and online condolences please visit

Firefighters Extinguish North Quincy Fire

Quincy firefighters responded to a working fire inside a North Quincy apartment building Thursday afternoon. Photos courtesy Michael J. Worley.

Quincy firefighters on Thursday extinguished a working fire inside a North Quincy apartment building.

Firefighters were called to 95 West Squantum St. around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. The fire was on the third floor of the 12-story building.

The section of West Squantum Street between Fayette and Stafford streets was closed to traffic while public safety personnel were on scene.

The fire was on the third floor of the 12-story building.
Quincy Firefighter McGoff and Police Officer Le helped bring an occupant of the building down the stairs.


Paul R. Casey, 90

Paul R. Casey, age 90, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, May 25, 2024 at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Paul was born in Boston, to the late Leo J. and Marguerite M. (Kinch) Casey. Raised and educated in Boston, he was a graduate of Boston College High School, Class of 1956. He was also a graduate of the former Columban Fathers Seminary in Milton and later received degrees from Boston University and Syracuse University. He lived in Quincy for many years.

He was employed as a reading teacher and administrator with the Brockton Public Schools for over twenty years.

Paul was a quiet man of faith and a regular visitor at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham and Saint Joseph Abbey at the Trappist monastery in Spencer where he made many friendships.

He was also an avid reader.

Beloved brother of the late Elaine M. (Casey) Long and her late husband Joseph M. Long.

Devoted uncle of Suzanne M. Brigham and her husband Stephen C. Brigham, M.D. of St. Michaels, Md., Michael J. Long and his wife Sandra of Norwell, and Joseph P. Long and his wife Maureen of Scituate.

Loving great uncle of Amy S. Widding and her husband Erik of Boston, Daniel J. Brigham and his wife Teresa Girolamo of Kan., Caitlin E. Long of Boston, James C. Long of Boston, Brendan T. Long, and Kevin J. Long, both of Scituate.

Cherished great-great uncle of Anders R. Widding and Peter Casey Long.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted.

For those who wish, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to the Brockton Public Schools, c/o Office of the Superintendent, 43 Crescent St., Brockton, MA 02301.

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

Plans For Independence Avenue Building Withdrawn


The developer who proposed building a new nine-unit condominium building on Independence Avenue has withdrawn his application to do so.

Rendering of the proposed four-story building as presented on May 15. Courtesy Choo & Company.

“The application for the 10 Independence Ave proposal has been withdrawn from the Planning and Zoning Boards,” Ward 2 Councillor Richard Ash said Wednesday in an email to constituents.

“It has been withdrawn without prejudice, meaning it may be re-filed at a later date. However, there are no meetings scheduled on the proposal as of today.”

Developer Anton Cela in January went before the Planning Board with plans to build a four-story building – with nine residential units and a commercial space on the ground floor – at 10 Independence Ave. The applicant went before the board again on May 15, this time with plans for a four-story, nine-unit building that included no commercial component.

At both the January and May public hearings held by the Planning Board, area residents, business owners and the superintendent of the Adams National Historical Park voiced concerns about the proposal, including the height of the building, the number of units, and a lack of setback from the sidewalk.

The developer had been scheduled to go before the Planning Board again on June 26.

Located at the corner of Franklin Street, the site at 10 Independence Ave contains 10,973 square feet of land and is currently home to Quincy Auto Tech. The property sits opposite the birthplaces of John and John Quincy Adams.

Maureen E. Reilly

Maureen Elizabeth Reilly, beloved daughter of the late Patrick J. Reilly and Elizabeth T. (McHale) Reilly, passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 28, 2024. Loving mother of Robert A. Cugini, Jr. and his wife Deborah, Thomas M. Cugini, Christine Cugini and her husband John F. Troy, Maureen C. Cugini and Matthew P. Cugini and his wife Jacqueline and the late Michael T. Cugini.

Maureen E. Reilly

Loving sister of Patricia Clifford, and Eileen Rayne and her husband Michael Rayne. Sister in Law- Ruth Ann Coombs and her husband David. Brother-in-Law Richard Cugini and his wife Debbie. Sister of the late Thomas J. Reilly (Rev), James Reilly and Theresa O’Donnell.

Her heart was filled with the love for her grandchildren Mark and his wife Mallory, Brian, Kevin, Steven, Mary, Caitlin, Colleen, Collin, Justin, Thomas, Meghan, Fiona, and Finn. She was also lucky to be a great Grandmother of two boys. She is also survived by 23 nieces and nephews.

Maureen loved a routine, and she always started her day with a hot cup of tea. She loved reading, listening to Irish music and country music. She also enjoyed watching Viking movies, but we are not sure how they came about. She enjoyed her time at the beach, both Manomet and Nantasket but with everything she loved, nothing was more important to her than the love she had and the time she spent with her family.

Her last few weeks were spent at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham, MA and the staff from A-Z treated her with the utmost dignity and respect, they are the BEST. They took amazing care of her, and she loved them.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass for Maureen on Monday, June 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 237 Sea St. in Quincy. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery in Boston. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday June 2nd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hamel-Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St. Quincy, MA 02170.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Norwell VNA-
Pat Roche Hospice Home.

Theresa F. O’Donnell, 72

Theresa F. “Terry” O’Donnell of Plymouth, formerly a longtime resident of Quincy, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024, after an illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was 72.

Theresa F. O’Donnell

She was born in Allston on Sept. 2, 1952, to Elizabeth T. (McHale) and Patrick J. Reilly and raised in Brighton. She graduated from Brighton High School in the Class of 1969. Terry worked as a crossing guard for the City of Quincy at the Squantum School for many years before retiring in 2010.

In her spare time, Terry was her happiest with family, especially her grandchildren.

Christmas, Tuesday night dinners, and family get-togethers were always a special time for her. She was an excellent cook, her specialties being meatballs, Irish bread and hot potato salad. She had a passion for quilting and each one was unique and sewn with love and care. She loved her quilting weekends and making quilts for charities. Terry could never get enough fabric and with each stitch she forged an unbreakable bond with the recipient of the quilt. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Donal, they loved their cruises.

Terry was a devout catholic but was known to have a feisty personality. She was loving, caring and truly will be missed by all who knew her.

Loving wife of Donal F. O’Donnell, together they shared over 49 years of marriage. Devoted mother of Kerry M. O’Donnell of Plymouth, Deborah M. Lynch (O’Donnell) of Quincy, Linda A. Cook (O’Donnell) and her late husband Kevin of Rockland, Shannon E. O’Donnell and her boyfriend Matthew Burke of Weymouth, and Patrick M. O’Donnell and his wife Kelly of Milton. Loving grandmother to Reilly, Aiden and Gertrude Lynch, Logan and Seamus Cook, and Haley and Owen O’Donnell. Beloved sister of Maureen Reilly of Braintree, Patricia Clifford of Braintree, Eileen Rayne and her husband Michael of Rockland, and the late Rev. Thomas J. Reilly and James M. Reilly and his wife Diana (Buccelli) of Quincy. Dear aunt to over 30 nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday, June 4th, from 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 9:45 AM on Wednesday, June 5th, prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Theresa may be made to a charity of your choice. Please see for directions and online condolences.

Robert J. Tilley, 79

Robert James Tilley, age 79, passed away in his Naples, Florida home after a courageous year-long battle with cancer.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 23, 1945, he was the son of the late James Bradford Tilley and Gertrude Ahearn Tilley. Bob grew up in Houghs Neck, was a member of the IBEW Local 103, and worked with Norfolk Electric Company for 40 years until his retirement in 2003.

Robert J. Tilley

Bob was a Vietnam War veteran who served as a member of the Army’s 1st Cavalry in a LRRP (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol).

Bob leaves his wife of 26 years, Barbara White Tilley, his brother Brian Tilley and wife Brenda Tilley, brothers-in-law Chris and Peter White and six nieces, five grand-nephews and two grand-nieces.

A celebration of his life will be held in Quincy, Massachusetts at the Neighborhood Club on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. His ashes will be scattered by his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the hospice organization Avow Foundation, Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105-5028 or  Thank you.

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Peter E. Schuerch, 90

Peter E. Schuerch, 90, passed away at his home in Bath, on Jan. 3, 2024. Peter was born on June 16, 1933, a son of Robert and Clara (Etter) Schuerch of Hough’s Neck, Quincy, Mass.

Peter was educated in the Quincy, Mass. school system. He graduated with a B.S. in Education from Fitchburg State College, Mass. He taught in the Melrose, Norwell and Cape Cod School Systems.

Peter, an avid fan of sports, was an outstanding football player in high school. In his youth he sailed the water around Quincy Bay. As a young adult, he designed and with a group of friends built the “Pyramid” sailboats. This love of being on or near the water continued throughout his life.

In the late 1980’s, Peter accepted his dream job as Superintendent of MacMahan Island, Maine, an island of 40 summer homes. He and the residents of the island formed remarkable friendships. Ones that he treasured for the remainder of his life.

Peter is survived by his wife of 42 years, Brenda Larson; children, Mary Jane Knoblich (Keith) of Stoughton, Mass., Kathy Brooks (William) of Quincy, Mass., Jeanne McQuinn (Paul) of Quincy, Mass., Patricia Sleeper (Phil) of Sebago, Maine, Janice Provenzano (Kevin) of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Peter E. Schuerch Jr. (Migena) of Braintree, Mass., a sister Carol Schuerch Johnston of Quincy, Mass.; as well as by 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Peter was predeceased by his parents; his brothers Richard W. Schuerch Sr., Robert Schuerch Jr.; a granddaughter Victoria Schuerch; and two step daughters Kimberly Larson and Amy Fagan.

Family and friends are invited to attend “A Celebration of Life” for Peter Edward Schuerch on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at The Brunswick Hotel, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16th would have been Peter’s 91st birthday and we ask that you please bring some of your fondest memories of him and share with others at the gathering!

Sharon J. McCarthy, 61

Sharon J. McCarthy, age 61, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, in the comfort of her loving daughter, Lindsey.

Sharon McCarthy

Sharon was born in Boston, to the late Mary F. (Kelly) and William J. McCarthy. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1981. Sharon also attended Quincy College. She lived in Quincy for most of her life.

Beloved mother of Lindsey L. Myers and her husband Troy of New Bedford.

Loving grandmother of Wyatt, Zoe, and Oliver Myers.

Devoted sister of Stephen F. McCarthy and his wife Denise of Whitman, William J. “Billy” McCarthy III and his wife Kate of Holliston, Brian P. McCarthy and his wife Rose of Quincy, Lisa M. Ash and Brendan Fisher of Md., and Cameron McCarthy of Quincy.

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

Memorial Graveside Services will be conducted at Pine Hill Cemetery, 815 Willard Street, Quincy, on Friday, June 14, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

For those who wish, donations in Sharon’s memory may be made to ­the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or

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

Susan Giudici, 66

Susan (Wentzell) Giudici, age 66, of Rockland, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, May 24, 2024 at the Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham.

Susan Giudici

Susan was born, raised, and educated in Brockton. She was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1975, and earned an Associate’s degree of Business from the University of Hartford in Connecticut in 1979.

She lived in Rockland for five years, previously in Quincy for over thirty years.

Susan was employed as a reservationist for the Lenox Hotel in Boston for thirty-five years. She retired in 2008.

She was a longtime active member of Christ Church Episcopal in Quincy where she sang in the choir, participated in the bowling league, and taught Sunday school.

Susan had a passion for music and was a talented singer and pianist. She operated her own business, Weddings by Susan, for many years. Christmas was her favorite holiday and it brought her great joy to sing and play carols with her family.

She loved the outdoors, spending many summers camping and vacationing in Meredith, N.H. She was also an avid swimmer.

Beloved wife for forty-two years of Stephen L. Giudici.

Devoted mother of Shaun Giudici Bhargav and his wife Shaily Bhargav of California, Sarah M. Giudici of Plymouth and her boyfriend A.J.


Loving grandmother of Danny Gallagher, Elliana Gallagher, Myra Bhargav, and Mihir Bhargav.

Daughter of the late Gerald and Nancy H. (Cooper) Wentzell.


Visiting hours will be held at McMaster Funeral Home, 86 Franklin Street (Rt. 37), Braintree, on Thursday, May 30, from 5 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at Christ Church Episcopal, 12 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. Reverend Clifford R. Brown, Rector, will officiate. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.


For those who wish, donations in Susan’s memory may be made to the Chordoma Foundation, P.O. Box 2127, Durham, NC 27702 or