James Gallagher

Sadly, James “Fatty” Gallagher, passed on Jan. 8, 2024 with his family by his side.

James Gallagher

James was a life long Quincy Resident and a long-time Master Flooring Mechanic. He was married young to the late AnnMarie Reinhardt, and long time companion of the late Nancy Cyr.

James is survived by his two sons, James B. and wife Tanya, of Plymouth and Michael P. of Quincy. Uncle to Joseph Jr., Jonathan, and the late Brendan, along with many more nieces and nephews. “Papa Fatty” was CRAZY about his three beautiful granddaughters, MacKenzie Ann, Ava Marie, and Marley Marie Gallagher.

Also survived by his brother John, and sisters, Gail, Catherine, and Christine, his late twin Brother Joseph and his late sister, Debra.

Fatty was truly happiest when surrounded by the people he loved most, but he was a simple guy at heart. His nautical soul found natural peace in the sound of crashing of waves and salty air. His love for the ocean was deep and abundant. If he wasn’t working, chances are you’d find him doing something outdoors. He had a true passion for boating and kayaking, some may say he was a real life pirate! Though some may argue he lived a double life, a pirate and a rockstar. His love for the sea even shined on the tank of his motorcycle, displaying the Boston light house. He loved to navigate the sea just as much as he loved to rev up his Harley. James was a rolling stone, but he touched the souls of everyone he met. He was fair and loved everyone regardless of what they looked like, how much money they had, where they came from, and what mistakes they made, he loved and lived in the moment. Through light and laughter Fatty made his mark, and may his memory be everlasting.

Visitation is Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Hamel-Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02170.

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

Ricky A. Davis, 60

Ricky A. Davis (60) of Quincy, Ma passed on Jan. 3rd, 2024 after a battle with cancer.

Ricky who went by Rick was born on April 11th, 1963 to the late Donald and Janet Davis (Firth) in Red Lion, PA. He moved to Boston, Ma where he would spend the rest of his life. Father to the late Maryanne Kawalansky, Rose Rodriguez-Davis (Nick) of Quincy, the late Eric Davis (Krysta) and Alicia Davis of Braintree. Brother to Terry Davis of Presque Isle, Me, Bambi Reinhold (Jeff) of Windsor, Pa and the late Duane Davis (Roseanne) of Presque Isle, Me. Papa (pappy) to 11 beautiful grandchildren who were the world to him. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Rick enjoyed watching the Patriots games and watching 48 win some races on Sundays with friends and spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. Rick enjoyed watching the ocean during a storm. He was the go to when his daughters had trouble with a car. He enjoyed making people laugh with his jokes. Cookouts were a favorite but you had to be playing the country classics. He was a country boy living in the city.

Friends and family are invited for visiting hours at Casper’s Cremation and Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester St., So. Boston, Ma 02127 on Jan. 17th, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Louise E. Kilnapp, 93

Louise E. (Puopolo) Kilnapp, age 93, of Marshfield, formerly of Hanover, Braintree, and Quincy, passed away, peacefully, Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth, in the comfort of her loving family.

Louise E. Kilnapp

Louise was born in Quincy, to the late Michael M. and Olga (Cugini) Puopolo. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1948. She lived in Marshfield for fifteen years, previously in Hanover for thirty-five years, and earlier in Braintree and Quincy.

She was employed for many years as an insurance writer and had worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Braintree and the Jack Conway Insurance Company in Hanover.

Louise was a woman of great faith and a longtime, active member of Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy where she made many lifelong friendships. She and her late husband, George, were married in the church in 1950. Over the years, Louise was a long-serving member of the church’s Friendship Circle, sang in the choir, and played piano for Bible study groups.

She enjoyed crocheting, playing the piano, and bicycling, and was a faithful follower of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots which she enjoyed watching with her late husband of sixty-nine years, George L. Kilnapp Sr. She never missed an episode of Jeopardy, which she loved to critique with her friends and family members.

Louise’s greatest passion was for her family. She loved spending time with and supporting all her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s many activities and accomplishments. She will be sorely missed because the world was a better place with “Gramma Louise”.

Devoted mother of David M. Kilnapp and his wife Barbara of Pembroke, John W. Kilnapp and his wife Rose of North Olmsted, Ohio, Jeffrey P. Kilnapp of Delray Beach, Fla., and predeceased by her sons, George L. Kilnapp and Andrew Scott Kilnapp.

Loving grandmother of ten: Joshua Kilnapp of Weymouth, Leslie Morini and her husband Joseph of Lakeville, Lauren Costello and her husband Dan of Pembroke, Jennifer Webb and her husband Matthew of Brook Park, Ohio, Stefanie Kilnapp of Madison Heights, Mich., Michael Kilnapp of Brook Park, Ohio, Amy Pettinella and her husband Anthony of Oxford, Conn., Adam Kilnapp and his wife Rebecca of Plainville, Jeffrey Kilnapp of Sandwich, and Jason Jones of Austin, Texas.

Loving great grandmother of Anthony, Eloise, Audrey, Annalee, and Lincoln.

Dear sister of the late Michael J. Puoplo. Louise is also survived by two nieces and three nephews, several great nieces and nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews.

Memorial Funeral Services will be conducted at the Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, on Saturday, January 20, at 11 a.m. Pastor Jason Sentas will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Inurnment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, to be followed by a collation at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise’s memory may be made to Fort Square Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Arrangements 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.

Ruth M. Lenehan, 88

Ruth M. (Trainor) Lenehan, age 88, of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at The Atrium at Faxon Woods, in the presence of her loving family.

Ruth M. Lenehan

Ruth was born in Boston, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Mullen) Trainor. Raised and educated in Malden, she was a graduate of the former Malden Girls Catholic High School. Ruth also graduated from Boston College.

She lived in Quincy for most of her adult life where she raised her family, but had also lived in Plymouth for twenty-five years.

She was a devoted homemaker, actively supporting the activities and accomplishments of her family. As a young woman, she was employed as a computer coder subcontractor for NASA but left to raise her family.

She was a former member of the Furnace Brook Golf Club in Quincy and White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth where she and her late husband enjoyed playing golf and cherished many friendships and memories made.

Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Lenehan, Jr.

Devoted mother of Patricia M. Lenehan of Newton, Janet L. Lothrop and her husband Norman of Marblehead, Elizabeth L. Egan and her husband Daniel of Brockton, and the late Joseph N. Lenehan III.

Loving grandmother of Julia R. Lothrop, Kate D. Lothrop, and Bridget R. Lenehan.

The youngest and last of five siblings, she was predeceased by Jeanne Provost, Robert Trainor, Francis Trainor, and Anne Kent.

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

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, January 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Tuesday, January 16, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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

Annmarie O’Toole

Annmarie O’Toole, born August 19, 1951, left us on January 4, 2024, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She is survived by her beloved children, Ian Dower, Aidan Rolfe, and Stacy Rolfe. Annmarie was predeceased by her late husband, Jack Rolfe, and her parents, Edward and Mary (Byrne) O’Toole.

Annmarie O’Toole

Annmarie was a passionate animal lover, with a special place in her heart for her cherished cat, Tony Soprano. Her vibrant spirit, coupled with her great sense of humor, brought joy to all who knew her. She deeply loved her children and friends, always cherishing the moments spent together.

A fervent hockey enthusiast, Annmarie was a loyal fan of the Bruins, sharing in the highs and lows of each season with fellow fans and family alike.

Annmarie’s legacy of love, laughter, and passion for life will forever remain in the hearts of those she leaves behind.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hamel & Lydon Funeral Home at 650 Hancock St., Quincy on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 4pm to 7pm. Burial services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to no-kill Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton in Annmarie’s memory. Www.giffordcatshelter.org.

Judith A. Dyer, 78

Judith Ann “Judy” (LaBollita) Dyer, 78, of Quincy, passed on Thursday, December 28, 2023. She was born on September 25, 1945, to the late Pasquale LaBollita and Ann (Welch) LaBollita of Dorchester. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy of Roxbury and earned her nursing degree from Catherine Labouré School of Nursing in 1966.

Judith A. Dyer

Judy’s 40-year nursing career spanned several disciplines and workplaces including Carney Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s, Neponset Health Center, Brigham and Women’s, and Massachusetts General Hospital. She was a respected patient advocate who loved being a nurse and made many life-long friends throughout her career.

Judy and Jack Dyer spent all 54 years of their married life in Quincy. She was the loving mother of Jonathan Dyer, his wife Kathy, and their daughter Pixiana, whom she adored; and Joanna Dyer and her husband Arnold Benson of Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her siblings Patty D’Antuono, Kathy Doyle and Billy LaBollita. Judy is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Judy made people laugh with her quick wit and sense of humor. She wasn’t afraid to show affection with all her friends and family. Judy loved to read, was a talented knitter, enjoyed traveling (and an occasional trip to the casino with The Ladies), and spent as much time as she could with her family and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, January 14, 2024, 3-7 PM in Keohane Funeral Home 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Monday, January 15, 2024, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Mary’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.

Services will conclude with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Judy’s name to the PKD Foundation for Polycystic Kidney Disease by visiting htts://pkdcure.org or Standish Human Society by visiting https://www.standishhumane.org.

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

Irene C. Awed, 94

Irene C. (Aristide) Awed, age 94, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Boston Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Her death came just twelve days after the loss of her beloved husband, Carl.

Irene Awed

Irene was born in Quincy, to the late Marziotto and Clotilda C. (Giarrusso) Aristide. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1946. She worked at an insurance agency early on, and became a nursing home administrator later in life, and worked at the Kristen Beth Nursing Home in New Bedford for many years.

Irene was raised in a large Italian extended family where socializing was always centered around the dinner table. She was a gourmet cook, well-known for her soups and cookies, often delivering homemade specialties to anyone that was sick. She made weekly four-course meals for her family that were available for pick-up or dine-in. Irene was a very fashionable lady with a timeless sense of style. She wore high heels and drove a Porsche well into her 80s. She was an accomplished painter, and a long-time member of Quincy Art Association and the Museum of Fine Arts. A very well-read woman and an independent thinker, she could easily discuss events of the day, often with a sharp tongue and disdain for politics. She had an opinion on everything, which she would voice to anyone that would listen. Her wit, sarcasm and comedic sense of timing could have lent to a career in stand-up.

Most of all, Irene was devoted to taking care of her family, her late husband, Carl, her children, grandchildren, and her great grandchildren, supporting all their many interests, activities, and accomplishments. Beloved wife for seventy-three years of the late Carl A. Awed, with whom she shared an adventurous spirit. Together, they traveled the world sharing numerous cultural experiences, including making unforgettable memories at their home in Jamaica.

Devoted mother of Mark A. Awed and his wife Kathleen of Worcester, Carl A. Awed, Jr. of Quincy and his companion Tresan, Scott M. Awed and his wife Linda of Quincy, Alison L. Djerf of Quincy, Adam Awed, Kristen Awed-Ladas and her husband Mark of Quincy, and the late Carlene P. Awed.

Loving grandmother of sixteen and great grandmother of fourteen.

Dear sister of Marie C. Guidice of Quincy and predeceased by A. Ernest Aristide, Rose G. Gavin, and Joseph M. Aristide. Irene is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, January 11, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street, Quincy, on Friday, January 12, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Irene’s memory may be made to Quincy Art Association, 26 High School Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169 or www.quincyartma.org.

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

Geraldine E. Bloomer, 101

Geraldine E. Bloomer, of Quincy, formerly of Somerville, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 31, 2023. She was 101 years young.

Geraldine was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Keady) Bloomer. She was the most devoted sister to her seven older siblings, the late John Bloomer, Mary Bloomer, Robert Bloomer, Patricia Savitts, Thomas Bloomer, Quentin Bloomer and Aileen McDonald. Geraldine spent most of her life in Somerville living in her family home on Knapp Street. She loved her neighborhood and made many marvelous friends throughout her life.

Geraldine always enjoyed spending her time with her family, especially with her nieces and nephews and their many children. She took the role of being an aunt very seriously. Aunt Gerry, as she came to be called by so many, embodied generosity and became the matriarch of her family years ago. She enjoyed spending time with her family in Orleans, sitting on the deck overlooking Pleasant Bay or bringing a carload of kids into town for ice cream.

Geraldine is lovingly survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, as well as many wonderful and loyal friends. Her presence will be missed by so many but her legacy will undoubtedly live on because of the admirable way she chose to live her life. She was incredibly hard-working, faith-filled and family-oriented. Those she leaves behind will continue to strive to follow in her footsteps

Calling hours were held on Saturday, Jan. 6th in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Catherine Church, 179 High St., Somerville.

Services concluded with interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Geraldine’s name to Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin Parish. 179 Summer St., Somerville, MA 02143 or to Holy Trinity Parish, 227 Sea St., Quincy, MA 02169.

Peter E. Schuerch

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

Peter E. Schuerch

Peter was educated in the Quincy, MA school system. He graduated with a B.S. in Education from Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts. 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 1980s, 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, MA, Kathy Brooks (William) of Quincy, MA, Jeanne McQuinn (Paul) of Quincy, MA, Patricia Sleeper (Phil) of Sebago, ME, Janice Provenzano (Kevin) of Port St. Lucie, FL and Peter E. Schuerch Jr. (Migena) of Braintree, MA, a sister Carol Schuerch Johnston of Quincy, MA as well as by 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

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

A memorial celebration will be held during the summer of 2024.