Patrick J. Malloy

Patrick J. Malloy of Quincy passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  

Patrick Malloy

Born in Lettermore, Connamara CO. Galway, Ireland, he was the son of the late Sean Molloy and Mary (McDonough).  Patrick leaves his devoted wife of 50 years, Noreen T.  (Coyne) Malloy of Quincy.  He was the loving father of Maureen Flynn and her husband Chris of Quincy, Bridget Malloy of Quincy, Patricia Candura and her husband Brandon of Braintree, and Annmarie Malloy of Quincy.  Patrick was the brother of Nora Cosgrove and her husband Billy of Weymouth, Ann and Michael of England, Kathleen and Sean of Ireland, and Martin, Mary, and Bridie all late of Boston.  He was the cherished “Daideo” of Seanpatrick, Brigid and Cullen Flynn, and Maeve and Owen Candura.

Patrick was a retired Carpenter with Local 67 in Boston.  He was an avid sports fan.  The greatest joys in his life came from time spent with friends and family, especially his five grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday from 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Services from the funeral home on Saturday at 9 AM prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. 

Friends may offer their support by visiting www.Keohane.com and sharing a special memory or message.  For those who cannot access the website, please call 1-800-KEOHANE to have your message added.

Paula Emma Younie, 102

Paula Emma Younie, 102, of Quincy, passed away August 12, 2020 peacefully at the Laforest home in the Houghs Neck neighborhood she called home for 99 years.

Paula Younie

Wife of the late Emerson Stanley (Stan) Younie, U.S. Army WWII. Daughter of the late Otto and Martha Horsman. Beloved relative of Margaret, Jeff, Kelsey and Krista Laforest, their dog Sydney, and the extended Cullen, Horsman and Younie families. Dear friend of Laurel Wainwright, Pat Murphy, and cherished by many neighbors.

An active and faithful member of the Houghs Neck Congregational Church since 1921, Paula was honored as a Deaconess for Life.  Together with her husband Stan, they established the Church’s Landscape Fund and were dedicated volunteers. They enjoyed traveling especially to Stan’s Army reunions, participating in activities with the American Legion Post 380 and Quincy Yacht Club. Paula was recognized as a Distinguished Senior by the Houghs Neck Community Council. She enjoyed gardening and baking; for church, neighbors, the mail carrier, fire department and family for all special occasions or anytime someone helped her out. She loved gardening, feeding the birds, her own dogs, the neighborhood dogs and her loyal Sydney who stayed by her side to the end. Her sweet spirit, bright smile and kindness lit up any room she was in.

Our gratitude to the City of Quincy Elder Services Trans Van and the North Quincy Community Center programs for giving her many years of independent outings and to the many neighbors whose support allowed her to live at home until her 100th birthday.

Due to the current conditions, services will be private. For more information and online condolences please visit www.HamelLydon.com.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Houghs Neck Community Council Scholarship Fund, c/o Dave Dibona, 45 Turner Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or Houghs Neck Congregational Church Landscape Fund, 300 Manet Ave, Quincy, MA 02169.

Lois Bates Green, 92

Lois Bates Green, 92, of Quincy, passed away Aug. 10, 2020.  Loving wife of the late Dennis Green and the late William Horton. Daughter of the late Russell Thomas Bates and Gretchen Vining (Walker) Bates.

Lois Bates Green

She was born and lived in Quincy the majority of her life, spending about 15 years in Nobleboro, Maine before returning to her childhood home in Quincy two years ago to be closer to and spend more time with her ever-growing family.

Lois was a retired Assistant Treasurer for the architectural firm Ganteaume and McMullen, where she loved being in the city, taking daily walks at lunch to enjoy the many sights in Boston.

For many years Lois was an active member of Bethany Congregational Church and enjoyed traveling with her church friends and sister-in-law, Midge Harris.

Lois was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Lois leaves behind her children Steve and Sally Green of Pembroke, Sue and Jerry Reardon of VA, Chris and Debbie Green of Kingston, Jon and Kerry Green of Quincy, Lisa and Brett Rowe of Plymouth, Eric and Donna Green of Whitman. Grandmother of Melissa and Steve Cooper, Tom and Brian Green, Katy Reardon and Henry Ashton, Derek Reardon, Michael and Jill Green, Sarah and Paul O’Malley, Kay Green, Zack and Lucina Rowe, Kyle Rowe, Rebecca Rowe, Jonathan and Emma Green, Joshua Green, Jessica Green and Dylan Green. Great-grandmother of Atticus and Charlie Grace Cooper, Olivia and Mila Ashton, Mary O’Malley, Teddy and Henry Rowe and Abigail Green. Dear sister of Mary Bristol of Weymouth and Betty McCord of CO

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend her funeral Tuesday August 18 at 11:00am in Bethany Congregational Church, 18 Spear St, Quincy. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lois’ name to the Alzheimer Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. For more information and online condolences please visit www.HamelLydon.com.

Quincy Fire Department Promotions: 2 Deputy Chiefs, 4 Captains, 5 Lieutenants

Kevin P. Bythrow (left) and Steven P. Baylis (right) are sworn in as the newest Quincy Fire Department deputy chiefs at a ceremony Wednesday in the Great Hall of the James R. McIntyre Government Center (old City Hall). Looking on is Mayor Thomas Koch as City Clerk Nicole Crispo administers the oath. Four new fire captains and five new fire lieutenants were also promoted at the ceremony. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Newly promoted Quincy Fire Deputy Chiefs Kevin P. Bythrow (second from left) and Steven P. Baylis (second from right) with Quincy Fire Chief Joseph Jackson (far left) and Mayor Thomas Koch (far right) after the new deputy chiefs were sworn in Wednesday. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
New Quincy Fire Captains (second from left) Jeffrey M. Baldock, Keith Lentini, Timothy A. Marks and Michael Palaza with Chief Joseph Jackson and Mayor Thomas Koch at Wednesday’s swearing in ceremony. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
New Quincy Fire Lieutenants (second from left) Paul F. Halloran, Jr.; Derek Monroe, Nicholas Levins, Joseph Ceurvels and Michael Kerr with Chief Joseph Jackson and Mayor Thomas Koch at Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony in the Great Hall of the James R. McIntyre Government Center (old City Hall). Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Mosquitoes From Quincy

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday that West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Quincy.

There was one WNV-positive mosquito sample (pool) identified from samples collected Aug. 4. The City of Quincy remains at a low risk, according to the state Department of Public Health.

To date, for 2020 the state has reported 30-plus WNV-positive mosquito pools from five counties and one human case from Middlesex County.

While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection. WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. The City of Quincy Health Department and the MDPH recommends that the public continue to take action to avoid mosquito bites and reduce mosquito populations around their home and neighborhoods.

  • Limit your time outdoors during peak periods of mosquito activity (dusk and dawn), or, if you must remain outdoors, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
  • Use a mosquito repellent that contains DEET or Picaridin. Oil of lemon eucalyptus may also be considered. Products with permethrin should only be used on clothing. Always follow the directions on the label. Repellents should not be used on children younger than two months of age. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.
  • Take special care to cover up the arms and legs of children playing outdoors. When you bring a baby outdoors, cover the baby’s carriage or playpen with mosquito netting.
  • Fix any holes in your screens and make sure they are tightly attached to your doors and windows.
  • Remove any standing water around your home that is available for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes will begin to breed in any puddle or standing water that lasts more than four days. Make sure water does not collect and stagnate in ceramic pots, trash cans, recycling containers, old tires, wading pools, bird baths, etc. Remove leaves and debris that may prevent drainage of roof gutters.

While the Quincy Health Department continues to work closely with the MDPH, locally the city is actively working with the Norfolk County Mosquito Control regarding the control of mosquitoes in Quincy. More information is available at https://www.quincy.ma.gov. Fact sheets regarding mosquito control and personal protection are available at the health department.

Joseph Jackson Appointed Quincy Fire Chief

Fire Chief Joseph Jackson (center) was sworn in Tuesday morning by City Clerk Nicole Crispo outside Hancock Park as his mother, Virginia, (seated) and Mayor Thomas Koch look on. Photo Courtesy Lisa Aimola, Mayor’s Office

Mayor Thomas P. Koch Tuesday (Aug. 11) appointed 22-year Quincy Fire Department veteran Joseph C. Jackson, Jr. as the city’s new Fire Chief.

Jackson, a deputy chief since 2010 and acting fire chief since the retirement of Chief John Cadegan earlier this year, was sworn in by City Clerk Nicole Crispo in a brief private ceremony outside of a local nursing home where his mother is a resident.

“Quite simply, there is no one better suited to be Fire Chief than Joe Jackson,” said Mayor Koch. “He loves this city, he loves his brothers on the job, and he’s made it his life’s work to protect the lives and property of this community. Firefighting is quite literally in his blood, and the safety of our citizens is firmly in good hands.”

Newly sworn-in Quincy Fire Chief Joseph Jackson with his wife, Ginger, outside at Hancock Park courtyard after he was sworn in at an outdoor ceremony Tuesday. Photo Courtesy Lisa Aimola/Mayor’s Office

Jackson is the son of the late Joseph C. Jackson, Sr., who served on the Quincy Fire Department for 42 years before retiring in 1993 as a deputy chief and one of the most respected officers in the department’s history.

“I’m sure dad is looking down smiling right now,” Mayor Koch said at the ceremony.

Added Chief Jackson:

“I am deeply humbled by this opportunity, and I look forward to helping make the department the very best it can be in the coming years,” Jackson said.

Mayor Koch appointed Jackson under a process through the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission called an Assessment Center. Under this process, an independent panel of retired public safety leaders administer evaluation tests and then use the scores to make a recommendation for appointment to the Mayor.

Jackson was appointed a firefighter in 1998 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2002; captain in 2007, and deputy chief in 2010.

Thomas Bowes, the president of Quincy Firefighters Local 792, called Jackson a “firefighter’s firefighter with a deep understanding and appreciation of the job.”

“We know the safety of the citizens of Quincy and our members is in good hands, and we look forward to working with Chief Jackson in the coming years to continue to help move the job forward in the right direction,” Bowes said.

Maureen A. ‘Moe’ Murphy, 69

Maureen A. “Moe” Murphy, age 69, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Kindred Hospital Bay Area in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Maureen Murphy

Maureen was born in Roxbury, to the late Patrick D. and Agnes J. (Murphy) Murphy. Raised and educated in Roxbury and Weymouth, she was a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1969.

Maureen had lived in Weymouth for thirty years, previously in Quincy for many years. She was also a longtime winter resident of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. and recently enjoyed summering in Lake Winnepesaukee, N.H.

She was employed as an operations manager in the Savings Department at State Street Bank in North Quincy for over twenty-five years and had been retired for many years.

Moe loved to travel, visiting numerous destinations. She was rarely seen in one place for a long period of time, earning the name “THE TRAVELING GYPSY!” She was an avid lover of food, whether surf & turf or a grilled cheese sandwich. Moe could name every Diner, Drive-in, and DIVE BAR in America. Moe was extremely caring and thoughtful with love without limits, who would help everyone no matter the situation. A role model for all, especially her grandchildren, Moe touched everyone who she met, never expecting any praise, and always stayed humble. She loved the water, whether it be the ocean or a lake, and always enjoyed watching endless sunsets. Moe enjoyed the casino, Keno, and watching her grandchildren play sports. Always the sure bet in town, Moe would always say, “Never Count Me Out!”

Beloved longtime companion of George B. Janes.

Devoted mother of Scott D. Murphy and his wife Ann Marie of Rockland.

Loving grandmother of Miranda E. Murphy, Shannon N. Murphy, and Nicholas M. Murphy.

One of seven siblings, she was the dear sister of Patrick T. Murphy of Dedham, Eileen A. Connolly of Hanover, Daniel M. Murphy of Braintree, James G. Murphy of Hull, Theresa M. Mulrooney of Braintree, and the late Kathleen M. Stanton.

Maureen is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In light of current events, funeral services were private. Interment took place at Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth.

For those who wish, donations in Maureen’s memory may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy.

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

Timothy J. McCluskey, 59

Timothy J. McCluskey, age 59, a lifelong Quincy resident, died suddenly, Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Born, raised, and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of North Quincy High School.

Tim was employed as a chef in the restaurant industry for many years. He had also worked in the construction industry.

Tim enjoyed fishing and was an avid Boston sports fan.

Beloved father of Dylan T. McCluskey of Quincy.

Devoted son of the late Barbara J. (Kingdon) and Thomas J. McCluskey, Jr.

One of four siblings, he was the loving brother of James E. McCluskey and his wife Patricia of Norwell, and was predeceased by Thomas M. McCluskey and Steven J. McCluskey.

Tim is survived by several nieces, nephews, and his aunt, Dodie Dosenberg and her family.

He is also survived by Tracey Spratt and her family.

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

For those who wish, donations in Timothy’s memory may be made to Christ Church Episcopal, 12 Quincy Ave., Quincy, MA 02169.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy.

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

Edward M. Fitzmaurice, 91

Edward M. Fitzmaurice, age 91, of Braintree, died peacefully, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at the John Scott House in Braintree.

Edward Fitzmaurice

Edward was born in Cambridge, to the late Michael and Mary (Long) Fitzmaurice. He was raised and educated in South Boston.

He had lived in Braintree for twenty years, previously in Quincy and Scituate.

Ed was proud to have served in the U.S. Navy as a Fireman during the Korean conflict, serving aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39). He received numerous commendations, including the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal (A), National Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.

He was employed as a corrections officer and later, as a hearing officer, for the Massachusetts Parole Board. He had been retired for many years.

As a young father, Ed volunteered as a youth football coach. He was also an avid runner.

Beloved longtime companion of Marie T. (Gravina) Lomasney of Braintree.

Devoted father of Michael L. Fitzmaurice and his wife Kathleen of Scituate.

Loving grandfather of Caitlin M., Edward M., and Colleen T. Fitzmaurice, Anthony J. and Ashley M. Lomasney.

Ed was predeceased by his brothers, Francis and Richard Fitzmaurice.

Ed is also survived by Marie’s children, Edward J. Lomasney of Whitman and Mary T. Lomasney of Braintree.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 4 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree, on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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