Lorraine M. (McInnis) Quinn of Squantum, originally South Boston, died December 9, 2019.
Lorraine adored her family and was so proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Anyone she talked to would get the latest news on their accomplishments. She loved to dance, sing, and also travel, especially to St. Petersburg, FL to visit her sister.
Lorraine was born and raised in South Boston until moving to Squantum in 1952 with her husband Thomas to start a family. She worked for the United States Postal Service for 40 years as a clerk and retired at the age of 70.
Lorraine was a loving, selfless, and outgoing woman who was a friend to all. She had a great sense of humor, was giving, and so proud of her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Quinn. Loving mother of Maureen Knight and her husband Rusty of Squantum, Thomas Quinn of Plymouth, Michael Quinn and his wife Paula of Raleigh, and Lorrie Fennell and her husband Rickey of Marshfield. Cherished sister of Jean Osterhout of St. Petersburg, FL, Pat Francis and her husband Robert of Quincy, and the late Dorothy Horan and her surviving husband Joseph, the late Irene Donovan, Rita McPhee, and Alfred McInnis. Proud Grammie of Michael Kenney and his wife Crystal, Conor, Brendan, Kayla, and Colleen Quinn, and Richie, Patrick, and Gregory Fennell and Great Grammie of Kayla and Emily O’Malley. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 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 AM Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree at 10 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lorraine may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Sylvia Mekler, age 91, of Quincy, formerly of Plymouth, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019.
Devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Bolotin. Loving mother of Dr. Alan Mekler and Cindy Mekler of Gilford NH and Joel Mekler and Mary Babcanec of New Castle, PA. Cherished grandmother of Jeff Mekler of San Francisco.
Graveside services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Pride of Brockton Cemetery, 197 South Street, Stoughton.
Funeral arrangements were made by Schlossberg Family’s Chapel on the Hill, Canton.
Memorial donations may be made to Urbanity Dance of Boston, 725 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.
Dorothy E. (Brugge) Maus, 66, of Alton, NH and Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Quincy, passed away December 6, 2019.
Devoted wife of Kevin J. Maus. Loving sister of Donna Whitcomb of Weymouth. Sister-in-law of Linda Williams and her husband Paul of Holbrook and Susan Maus of Wolfeboro, NH. She will be sorely missed by her 9 nieces and nephews, and 12 great nieces and great nephews, all of whom she cherished and loved. Pre-deceased by her mother Isabel Brugge, her grandparents Ellen and William Stevens and her aunt and uncle Dorothy and Owen Eaton.
Dorothy worked at Lexington Insurance Co. before accepting a position with a small startup assurance company, Allied World Assurance, in Bermuda. She was a past worthy advisor of Wollaston Assembly #10, Rainbow for Girls. She was a 1972 graduate of Quincy High School where she was co-captain of the baton squad. She was active in various activities at Christ Church in Quincy, including being a member of the choir, EYC, a Sunday school teacher and she also assisted in running the Christmas fairs. She was a member of the board of the Winthrop Historical Society and was a driver for the Caregivers of Southern Carroll County. Besides spending time with her family, Dorothy’s passion was traveling; she made it to 6 of the 7 continents.
Visiting hours Friday December 13, 2019 from 4:00-8:00pm at Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of MA, 650 Hancock St, Quincy. Funeral Saturday December 14 at 10AM in St. Chrysostom Church, 1 Linden St. (corner of Hancock and Linden Streets), Quincy. Burial to follow at Blue Hills Cemetery, West St, Braintree.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either the USO, P.O. Box 96860, Washington DC, 20077 or Caregivers of Southern Carroll County, 209 North Main St. Wolfeboro, NH 03890.
For more information and online condolences please visit hamellydon.com.
Registration is underway for the Quincy Recreation Department’s popular instructional ski and snowboard program, which is conducted at the Blue Hills Ski Area.
Registration can be done online at quincyrec.com or in person at the Quincy Recreation Department, 1 Merrymount Parkway, until Dec. 19. Gift certificates are available for this program.
This five-week program, which is open to Quincy residents age 8 through high school and costs $230, features a one hour and fifteen minute lesson for beginners to advanced, supervision, and transportation to and from the ski area each Tuesday beginning Jan. 7. The Blue Hills Ski Area can provide rental equipment at an additional cost of $85 for the five-week program. Arrangements for rental equipment will be done by the Recreation Department at the time of registration. Helmets are required and can also be rented for $3 for the five-week program.
The staff of the Recreation Department supervises the transportation and the lessons are provided by certified instructors from the Blue Hills Ski School. The program leaves from the office of the Quincy Recreation Department, 1 Merrymount Parkway at 3:30 p.m. and returns approximately at 7 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to register early for this popular program because the Blue Hills Ski Area imposes very strict registration deadlines in order to insure the proper staff to participant teaching ratio. Registration will continue online at quincyrec.com and in person at the recreation office only until Dec. 19. Please adhere to this registration schedule to avoid missing this exceptional activity.
Additional information can be obtained online at quincyrec.com or by calling the Quincy Recreation Department at 617-376-1394.
Quincy youngsters will have the chance to participate in the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest starting this weekend.
The event is co-sponsored by the Quincy Recreation Department and the Quincy Lodge of Elks.
The Quincy competition is the first step in a national contest for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Contestants are assigned to three separate categories in both boys and girls divisions. Age groups are 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Contestants are grouped by their age as of April 1, 2020.
Each participant is awarded points for successful free throws. The boys and girls in age group 8-9 will shoot from a line four feet in front of the regulation foul line.
The program will be supervised in neighbor gymnasiums by their Quincy recreation leaders assigned to their regular recreation programs in the area.
The program is free, and contestants may participant even if not previously enrolled in the recreation program. Participants may choose any of the various times or sites to compete, but they may only compete in one Quincy qualifier.
The first round of the Quincy Contest will be offered at the following gymnasiums at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14: Atherton Hough, Atlantic Middle, Beechwood Knoll, Broad Meadows, Central, Merrymount, Montclair, Point Webster, South-West and Squantum.
The program will be conducted on Monday, December 16, at 3 p.m. at the Snug Harbor School and on Wednesday, December 18 at 3 p.m. at Parker School.
“We are pleased that the Quincy Lodge of Elks has once again provided this program for the benefit of our participants,” said Michelle Hanly, the city’s recreation director.
“This is the 48th year of this program. Many Quincy residents in have past have enjoyed the benefits of this activity at then local, regional and state level as well as the national championship. The Elks devote a great deal of attention to youth programs. Their commitment to our children helps make Quincy a better place to live. Last year over 50,000 children took part nationwide.”
The Quincy Lodge of Elks Hoop Shoot Chairman is Joseph Brill, who also serves as the chairman of the Quincy Park and Recreation Board.
For additional information, please call the Quincy Recreation Department at 617-376-1394.
One of the Quincy Police Department’s dogs died Saturday afternoon after suffering a medical emergency.
Major, the K-9 partner of officer Ken Wood, suffered a medical emergency while at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium on Saturday, police said. Major was transported to the VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, with assistance from Braintree and Weymouth police.
The department announced Major’s death on Twitter.
“We are saddened to announce that K-9 Major has crossed the Rainbow Bridge,” the department wrote.
Major, a German shepherd, was six years old, Sgt. Karyn Barkas said, and he had been with Wood for all six of those years.
The specific medical emergency Major suffered on Saturday is currently unknown.
Major was trained for patrol and explosives detection, Barkas said.
Armand C. Christman, 94, of Quincy, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Beloved husband of the late Joan L. (Gerstel) Christman. Devoted father of Linda Christman of Newburyport and Joe Christman and his wife Linda of Hingham. Proud grandfather of Joseph Christman and Ashley Portal of Boston, Jennifer Spruce and her husband Trey Spruce of Boston, Lea Christman of Hingham and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Services Friday at 8:30 AM from the funeral home with a Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy, at 9:30. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
The Christman family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the South Shore for their guidance, care and compassion. A special thank you to his loving nephew David MacDougall for his daily phone calls and weekly visits.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Armand’s memory to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland MA 02370.
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G. Jeffrey Ashworth, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully at home on December 7, 2019, in his 70th year. He was diagnosed with cancer and hospitalized in March. He returned home in May to be cared for by his family and VNA Hospice.
Born in Phillipsburg, NJ, shortly thereafter, he and his parents moved to the small rural upstate village of Cambridge, NY. He grew up in a place and time when you knew everyone in town and didn’t lock your doors. He was the oldest of four siblings. He was quarterback of the high school football team, graduated valedictorian of his class in 1967, and went on to Dartmouth College. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Psi fraternity and served as treasurer. He earned an AB in engineering sciences in 1971 and a BE concentrating in structural engineering from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering in 1972. He made lifelong friends in college and enjoyed get-togethers at homecomings, reunions, and class events.
Mr. Ashworth joined Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation in Boston in 1973 and spent most of his career with the company, through several acquisitions. He worked on structural and civil aspects of major industrial facilities, primarily electric generation stations, including nuclear, hydroelectric, and fossil-fueled plants. For two years, he was the New England regional manager for Vollmer Associates, an engineering firm specializing in engineering and landscape architecture. He held professional engineer licenses in five states and was a member of the BSCES and ASCE. His career spanned from slide rules to 3D modeling and from manual calculations using moment-distribution to finite element analysis.
He retired in 2016 and continued to enjoy his family and hobbies. He also enjoyed his weekly volunteer job sorting and shelving books in the store run by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Mr. Ashworth had broad interests, especially railroads and model trains, sparked by playing with American Flyer toy trains when he was a youngster. He had a large collection of model trains and railroad books. He belonged to the New York Central System Historical Society and the Rutland Railroad Historical Society, which he served as membership chair. He enjoyed attending the annual conventions of both, particularly the NYCSHS convention that met in New York City to celebrate the100th anniversary of Grand Central Station. He was also very handy with household repairs, and liked driving his cars, a PT Cruiser and a Mustang, and keeping them road worthy.
He maintained ties with his hometown of Cambridge, returning to visit friends and for an annual hunting trip, often staying in a beloved A-frame cabin that he built with his father and brother Bruce when the boys were teenagers. A family cottage on Cape Cod overlooking the Oyster Pond River in Chatham saw many summers of boating, fishing, clamming, and relaxing, often with the extended family. He and his wife enjoyed exploring all that the main streets and back roads of New England have to offer.
Mr. Ashworth is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonnie; daughter Maryann, husband Mark, and children Malia, Miles, and Marcus; daughter Elizabeth and husband, Ryan; sister Joan and husband Terry Dwyer; sister Beth and husband Paul Wenzel; nine nieces and nephews; mother Meg Ashworth; father-in-law John McCall; sister-in-law Maryann McCall-Taylor and husband Doug Taylor; and his special little pal, Henry the Boston Terrier. He is predeceased by his father Everett and brother Bruce.
The family would like to thank the friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and medical people who were supportive and helpful over this long vigil. We met many truly kind people along the way.
Services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rutland Railroad Historical Society, care of Bill Badger, 99 Sleepy Hollow Dr., Manchester, VT 05255, or the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169.
Donna L. (Kaukola) Larson of Weymouth died December 6, 2019.
Born in Quincy, Donna was a 1964 graduate of Quincy High School. Donna worked for many years as a secretary for her father’s company, Marty Oil in West Quincy. She then was co-owner with her husband at East Weymouth Bowl-A-Wey as well as Hanover Bowladrome. She enjoyed watching Hallmark and Horror movies, enjoyed walking 8 miles every day, dancing, cooking, and most important in her life was her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Beloved mother of Tammi Larson and her boyfriend, Bob Flynn, of Holbrook and the late Wendy Grenon. Mother in law of Jack Grenon of Weymouth. Loyal friend to JL Hayes of Weymouth and Sami Lopata of Weymouth. Also survived by her dogs, Marty and Rufus, her grand dogs, Lily and Pixel and her grand cats, Luna, Milo, and Max, her grandchildren, Matt, Katie, and Baylee Grenon.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital).
Funeral services will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 AM in the funeral home. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
Memorial donations may be made to Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 101 Columbian Street, Weymouth, MA 02190.