John K. Buckley, 91

John K. Buckley, age 91, of Quincy passed away on September 9, 2021, after battling a brief cardiovascular illness. He received compassionate and caring end of life care at Season’s Hospice of Milton.

John K. Buckley

John was born and raised in South Boston and Dorchester, along with his six siblings. He was a Golden Gloves boxer prior to joining the Marine Corps. As a marine, he served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged. Following his discharge, he continued his government service in the registered mail division of the USPS. Upon retirement, he took on yet another career in facility maintenance for the Milton Public Schools system. He was never one to sit still!

John was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans organization, serving as the local chapter commander for several years; he was active in fundraising efforts and participated in many Veterans Day Parades. In his spare time, he was a talented carpenter, an avid reader, and he was on the Olindy’s bowling league in Quincy for many years. In recent years he was a resident of Brookdale Quincy Bay, where he made many friends and enjoyed being part of that community.

John was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Anna, for whom he was a devoted caregiver; and also, by his four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his daughter Cathie Range and his son-in-law Mike Range, as well as several nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday September 15, 2021 from 9-11am in Boston Cremation, 116 Franklin St. QUINCY with burial to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John’s memory to Disabled American Veterans at dav.org or Seasons Hospice at seasonsfoundation.org.

Polls Open At 7 AM Tuesday In Quincy

By SCOTT JACKSON

Voters in Quincy will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in the School Committee preliminary election.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. The same polling places used for last November’s presidential election will be used this fall.

Absentee and mail-in ballots must be received by the time polls close Tuesday to be counted.

The preliminary election features a seven-person race for three seats on the School Committee. The top six vote getters in the preliminary will advance to the final election in November.

The seven candidates running in the preliminary, by order of appearance on the ballot, are:

Emily Lebo, 354 Highland Ave; Ellen Patterson O’Donnell, 6 Hatherly Rd.; Courtney Perdios, 86 Ruggles St.; Liz Speakman, 129 Merrymount Rd.; Douglas Gutro, 85 Arnold St.; Liberty Schaaf, 28 Howe St.; and Tina Cahill, 51 Grenwold Rd.

Gutro, who previously served on the City Council, is concluding his first four-year term on the committee; Lebo has served ten years on the board; and Perdios was appointed to the committee in February to fill a vacant seat. Perdios had finished in fourth place in the 2019 school board election.

The remaining four candidates are all making their first bids for elected office. O’Donnell, Schaaf and Speakman had been nominated for the open seat Perdios was appointed to during the February joint convention.

The top six finishers in Tuesday’s preliminary will appear on the ballot on Election Day, Nov. 2. The top three vote getters in November will win four-year terms on the School Committee.

In addition to the School Committee race, the November election will also feature contested races for city councillor at-large and the Ward 1, 2 and 5 seats on the council. City councillors are all elected to two-year terms.

There is no mayoral election in Quincy this year. Mayor Thomas Koch was reelected to a new four-year term in 2019.

City Clerk Nicole Crispo is forecasting a turnout of 10 to 12 percent for the preliminary election. That would mean between 6,375 and 7,650 of the city’s 63,756 registered voters will have cast ballots by the times polls close.

Ann M. Howie, 74

Ann Marie (Schell) Howie, age 74, entered into eternal life  unexpectedly  with her  friends at her side at her  winter home in Naples, Florida on January, 15 2021.

Ann M. Howie

Ann was a lifelong quilter/crafter and was the proprietor of Ann’s Crafts in Quincy for the better part of a decade. Ann also worked for the city of Quincy, for many years, teaching at the North Quincy Neighborhood Center and Recreation Department running the summer crafting classes for kids. Ann remained active right till the end organizing quilt related outings, road trips, and luncheons with her “Quilting Ladies.”

Ann was born September 29, 1944 in Boston, to the late Walter J. Schell Sr. and Lillian Cunniff. Ann was the oldest of three and graduated from Braintree High School in 1962. Ann met her late husband, Donald F. Howie Sr., while bowling with friends. They married in 1969 and were inseparable for the next 50 years until his passing on August 2, 2019. They lived in Quincy for 40+ years and spent every summer at their favorite place, “the cottage” on Curlew Pond in Plymouth.

Ann is survived by her four sons, Donald F. Howie Jr. of Quincy, Michael P. Howie and his wife Noreen of Scituate, and Christopher D. Howie and his wife Maryellen of Braintree, and  Colby C. Deering of Manchester, NH; She is survived by her brothers Walter J. Schell Jr., of Hanover, Thomas Schell of Braintree and Kevin Schell of Boston. And six grandchildren, Allyson, Dylan, Mathew, Rebecca, Lillian and Rosie.

Funeral mass on Saturday September 18 at St. Jerome Church 632 Bridge St Weymouth  at 10:30 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.   Burial is private. If desired, donation may be made in her memory to:  Boston Higashi School (a school for autistic children) 800 North Main St. Randolph, Ma 02368

Arrangements by the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home Weymouth. For messages and directions, see clancylucid.com.

Anthony A. Iavicoli, 87

Anthony A. “Tony” Iavicoli, age 87, of Quincy, formerly of East Boston, died peacefully, Saturday, September 11, 2021.

Anthony A. Iavicoli

Born in East Boston, to the late George and Rose (Bernardinelli) Iavicoli, he was raised there and was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1951. He earned an Associate’s degree from the former Newbury College. Anthony had lived in Quincy for over sixty years.

He was proud to have served in the United States Army during the 1950s.

Anthony worked as a pipefitter for the Bethlehem Steel Company at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. He also worked for General Motors for over twenty-five years and was a member of United Auto Workers, Local 422.

He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and enthusiastically supporting his Boston sports teams. He was also an active member of the Quincy Sons of Italy.

Most of all, he was dedicated to his loving wife, Lorrice (Teebagy) Iavicoli, to whom he was married for 62 years.

Devoted father of George Iavicoli and his wife Shireen of Wellesley, Donna M. Butler and her husband William of Doylestown, Penn., Anthony L. Iavicoli and his wife Maria of Garrison, N.Y., Joyce R. Higgins and her husband John of Norwood, Gail M. Glatiotis and her husband James of Groton, and Jeanette A. Iavicoli of Quincy.

Cherished grandfather of Nicole, Bill, Matt and Chrissy Butler; Lauren, Megan, Jack and Julia Higgins; Rachel Iavicoli; and Dan and Emily Glatiotis.

Anthony is survived by his sister Rita Pelosi of Saugus, his sister Georgia Devine and her husband Paul of Woburn, and his sisters-in-law Jeannette Teebagy and Olga Teebagy. Anthony is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, September 16, from 5 – 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Friday, September 17, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, at Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anthony’s memory may be made to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, FDR Station, P.O. Box 220, New York, NY 10150 or alzinfo.org.

Angela R. Hanna, 74

Angela R. (Radeos) Hanna, 74, of Quincy, formerly of Milton, died surrounded by her family on September 10, 2021 at Pat Roche Hospice House, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Angela R. Hanna

Devoted mother of Nicole Hanna of Oldsmar, FL and Kristina Alexander and her husband Jai of Braintree. Cherished YiaYia to Leonidas and Damon Alexander, both of Braintree. Former wife of Robert Hanna of Dorchester. Daughter of the late Stavros and Panagiota (Agriakonitis) Radeos. Sister of George Radeos of Madeira Beach, FL, John Radeos and his late wife Susan of Stoughton formerly of Milton, Niko Radeos and his wife Maureen of Braintree, Michael Radeos and his wife Dorina of Whitestone, NY and the late Peter Radeos and his wife Rita of Dorchester. Mrs. Hanna is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She also had a very special place in her heart for Jackson – the dog.

Angela worked at Milton Town Hall for more than 30 years. She will be sadly missed.

Angela moved to Dorchester from Greece when she was a young girl. She brought with her a great pride in her heritage and enjoyed preparing Greek food, listening to Greek music, and celebrating traditions with her family.

Her appreciation of fashion along with her fondness for hats and dangling earrings had her looking perfectly put together for any occasion.

She loved a good restaurant, an extra dry gin martini, and could track down the best fried clams in New England.

The love she had for her daughters, Nikki and Tina, knew no bounds. That unconditional love carried over to her grandsons. She embraced her role as YiaYia, spending her time playing cards, board games, and ball with Leo and Damon. When at their house, she shared a special bond with Jackson, the family dog, who followed her around everywhere and would lay at her feet whenever she sat

Angela loved to dance and enjoyed a good party. Her only ask for her services was that they be upbeat and light – a celebration of the life she lived!

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited  to greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Funeral Service will be held  in St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common St., Braintree  Thursday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 AM. Burial in Milton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Angela may be made to Norwell Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 or to Pat Roche Hospice House, 86 Turkey Hill Road, Hingham, MA 02043.

Joseph M. Pistorino

Joseph M. Pistorino of Rhode Island, formerly of Quincy, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Joseph M. Pistorino

He is predeceased by his mother, Carol M. Pistorino of Quincy.  He is survived by his loving daughter Erica S. Pistorino and her husband Kyle L. Cehanowicz of Narragansett, RI, former wife Suzanne K. Pistorino of Rhode Island, father Robert W. Pistorino of Quincy, brother Robert L. Pistorino of Quincy, brother Thomas G. Pistorino and his wife Lisa of Walpole and sister Mary Lou Pistorino and her husband Robert Reed of Easton.  He is also survived by nephews and nieces: Stephen Previte of Easton, Joshua Previte and his wife Tiffannie of Raynham, Samuel Previte of Irvine, CA, Joseph Previte of Quincy, Caroline Previte of Brighton, Gianni Pistorino of Walpole, Anthony Pistorino of Walpole, as well as extended family and dear friends.

Joe was an electrician who was known for being a master of his trade and a generous and kind soul.  He enjoyed playing golf, being on the water, and spending time with family and dear friends.  He had an affinity for music.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to SSTAR Treatment Center, Attention Mrs. Edwards, 386 Stanley Street, Fall River, MA 02720.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, September 16, from 9:30-11:30 am in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 11:30 am on Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 12 pm.

Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

North Quincy, Quincy Win Football Openers

 

North Quincy senior captain Matt Ryan scores the first Raider touchdown of the 2021 season on a 63-yard run in North Quincy’s 48-6 victory over Somerville Friday night at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. Quincy also won its opener Friday night defeating Archbishop Williams on the road in Braintree, 39-34. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
Senior linebacker Brian Rodrigues (left) and teammates celebrate in the endzone after Rodrigues picked off a Somerville pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown in the Raiders’ 48-6 win over Somerville Friday night at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium. The Raiders will host Westwood Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the stadium. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
North Quincy junior linebacker Grant Murphy sacks Somerville quarterback Aidan Slattery in NQ’s dominant 48-6 season-opening win over Somerville Friday night. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth
North Quincy Raiders emerge from the tunnel at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium waving American flags in memory of the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the 9-11 terrorist attacks. A moment of silence was also observed before kick-off. Among those who perished that day 20 years ago on Sept. 11 was Quincy native Susan (McAleney) MacKay, a 1975 graduate of North Quincy High School. She was among the passengers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 that crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. More coverage in the Sept. 16th issue of The Quincy Sun. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

Maureen Mackenrodt

Maureen (Sheehan) Mackenrodt passed away peacefully on Monday, September 6, 2021.

Maureen Mackenrodt

Raised and educated in Quincy by her parents, the late John and Genevieve Sheehan. Maureen was a dedicated homemaker for her family in Braintree.

Maureen was the beloved wife of Robert F. Mackenrodt Sr.; loving mother of Donna Mackenrodt of Brockton, Robert F. Mackenrodt Jr. of Braintree; dear grandmother of Scott Hawes and his wife Lindsay of Mansfield; Heather Kinnealey and her husband Matthew of Bridgewater; dear great grandmother of Samantha, Victoria, and Ryan; Maureen is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Monday, September 13th from 4:00 to 6:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home 74 Elm St. Quincy Center.

On Tuesday there will be a funeral mass at 10:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree.

Burial is at Mount Wollaston Cemetery.

Due to Covid, we are asking everyone to please wear a mask.

FoxRock Unveils Ross Lot Development Plans

TWENTY-STORY building with a combined 325 hotel rooms and apartments is part of FoxRock Properties’ plan for the former Ross Lot in Quincy Center, along with a 150,000-square-foot office building and a 490-car garage. The new high-rise would be the tallest in Quincy, surpassing the 15-story Chestnut Place building on the Dennis Ryan Parkway elsewhere in the downtown district. This view is from Granite Street looking south; General McConville Way is to the left of the building in this picture and Burgin Parkway to the right. Renderings courtesy FoxRock Properties.

By SCOTT JACKSON

A Quincy-based company has unveiled formal plans to redevelop part of former Ross Lot in Quincy Center, including a 20-story tower housing a combined 325 hotel rooms and apartments, a 150,000-square-foot office building, a two-story building with a restaurant and other amenities, and a 490-car garage.

FoxRock Properties pitched the proposed redevelopment, known as SwitchPoint Quincy, to the Planning Board during its meeting on Sept. 8. FoxRock is seeking two separate approvals from the board; the first is a certificate of consistency for the overall project and the second is a special permit to build the hotel and residential structure 20 stories high.

The board did not vote on the proposal that evening and will take up the matter again on Nov. 10. It has not been determined whether November’s meeting will be held remotely like the Sept. 8 session was or in-person.

FoxRock’s development would be located at 37R and 86 Parkingway, which is within the former Ross Lot in Quincy Center. The roughly triangular parcel – which is bounded by General Dunford Drive to the south, Granite Street to the north, General McConville Way to the east and the MBTA tracks to the west – contains 117,366 square feet of land and is located within the Quincy Center Zoning District-15, where buildings can be constructed 15 stories tall by-right and 20 stories high with a special permit.

The developer hopes to begin construction on site in the spring of 2022 and complete the project by early 2024.

FoxRock and Mayor Thomas Koch had negotiated a land disposition agreement, which the City Council approved in June 2019, allowing the company to acquire that portion of the Ross Lot from the city and to redevelop it. That LDA also allowed the company to buy out the city’s right of reverter at 114 Whitwell St., formerly home to Quincy Medical Center, freeing it up for a residential redevelopment. The developer agreed to pay the city $4.25 million as part of the pact.

The new office building would be located at the south end of the parcel, abutting General Dunford Drive. The hotel and residential tower – which, at 20 stories, would be the tallest building in Quincy – would be located at the north end of the site, separated from Granite Street by a new outdoor amenity area. The garage would be located in between those two buildings sitting behind the two-story commercial building on General McConville Way. The office building and 20-story tower would both have retail space on the ground floor as well.

“The project aims to create a vibrant streetscape through programming active uses along the ground floor with both lobbies, retail spaces and a series of outdoor spaces of different scales and type,” Josh Kleinman, FoxRock’s director of design and construction, told the board.

“We’ve located loading docks and back-of-house facilities away from McConville Way to truly create a pedestrian-centric city block.”

David Bois, principal at the design firm Arrowstreet, the master planner for the project, said the various uses included in the proposal would create an active site.

“We’re really looking to create an active, 18-hour environment with office, retail, hotel and residential,” he said.

The 150,000-square-foot office building would be located at the corner of General Dunford Drive and General McConville Way. A FoxRock official told the Planning Board the building has been designed for medical use. The building would also include ground-floor retail space.

In February 2019, Koch announced that FoxRock had struck a deal with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and South Shore Health System, the parent organization of South Shore Hospital, to lease space within the proposed office building.

At the Sept. 8 board meeting, Kleinman said the office building had been designed for medical uses. Ed Hodges, principal at the architectural firm Dimella Shaffer, said the office building would have a “robust infrastructure to handle a variety of tenants that may come along.”

View of FoxRock’s proposed 20-story residential and hotel building as seen from Hancock Street. Mayor Thomas Koch unveiled plans for the new public park seen in the foreground earlier this year, along with the two buildings on either side of it.

The 20-story tower at the north end of the site would have 125 hotel rooms on the lower five floors and 200 apartments on the upper floors, with separate entrances for the hotel and the residences.

FoxRock’s initial plans for the Quincy Center site, as unveiled in 2019, included 110 units of workforce housing. Following the Sept. 8 meeting, a spokesperson for the company told The Sun “The project will have to go in front of the affordable housing trust which will determine the affordability requirements for the project.”

The garage, which will be located between the two larger buildings, would have space for 490 vehicles. FoxRock plans to include 20 charging stations for electric vehicles when the garage first opens, with capacity to add more charging stations in the future.

In addition to the 490 spaces FoxRock would construct in the garage, the city will set aside 300 spaces to the south of General Dunford Drive for the developer in accordance with the 2019 land disposition agreement. A new municipal garage has been proposed for that area to replace the garage formerly on the Ross Lot.

A 490-car garage is included in FoxRock’s proposal for the former Ross Lot, along with the two-story commercial building in front of it. The building would house a ground-floor restaurant with second-floor amenity spaces for the hotel next door.

A two-story commercial building would sit between the new garage and General McConville Way. Bois said the ground floor would house a 6,000-square-foot restaurant – with additional space for outdoor dining – and the second floor would feature amenity and meeting space for the hotel next door.

Karlis Skulte, the applicant’s engineer, said the city has upgraded utilities – such as sewer and water mains – in the vicinity of the former Ross Lot in recent years to prepare the area for future development.

“Throughout the years, McConville Way as well as this area have been redeveloped and the city has spent a good amount of time and energy into improving the utilities within McConville Way,” Skulte said.

“As a rule of thumb, we are tying into all of the utility services and the design elements that have been installed essentially to facilitate redevelopment in this parcel as well as others in the area.”

Members of the public were invited to comment on the project during the Sept. 8 meeting.

Greg Baryza, a resident of the nearby Cliveden Place development, said he was in favor of the proposal.

“I am not speaking to object to any of this stuff – as a matter of fact, I am in favor of it,” he said. “My wife and I sold our house in the suburbs of Boston. We decided to live in a downtown area, we wanted to live close to public transportation, and we didn’t mind being part of a development district.”

In a letter to the board, which was read into the record during the meeting, Baryza raised concerns about the impact construction nearby would have on his building. He said his building “experienced regular and significant shaking” when the buildings formerly on the Parkingway were demolished and new infrastructure was installed in the area.

“I submitted pictures of furniture that had moved as a result of the shaking, movies of water sloshing back and forth in bottles, and potted plants quivering from the vibrations. My wife’s antique glass collection was put at risk because pieces were sliding to the edge of shelves in their display case,” Baryza said. “This occurred periodically, often multiple times per day, multiple days per week, over the past two years.”

Matt Warner, a Bigelow Street resident, said that “development is a thing that is going to happen – it’s not a bad thing,” but added he was “a little bit surprised and disappointed” that FoxRock was proposing to construct a 20-story building on site rather than a 15-story one. Warner also questioned how people would be able to access the medical office building if they had to park in the 300 spaces the city would be providing on the opposite side of General Dunford Drive.

Ward 5 Councillor Charles Phelan Jr., in whose district the site is located, said the Planning Board should take steps to protect nearby residents from construction impacts as part of the permitting process.

“Whether it is noise mitigation, vibration mitigation, I’m not sure how you do that, but I think we have to take a look at that,” Phelan said.

“The residents, they are living there, they are going to be living there through this and this is a lot to go through. What I think is going to happen afterwards is they are going to have a beautiful backyard, but for now, the next couple of years when they are doing the development, we have to take them into consideration.”

Following the public comments, board chairperson Richard Meade said he and his fellow board members would need time to consider the application.

“I think we need some additional time obviously to get through the information to digest it. What I would suggest is that the board put this on its agenda for November – not October,” Meade said.“I’m not suggesting we’re going to be in a position to vote it up or down in November, but…we will have an opportunity to discuss it further and digest it a little more.”

David Mahoney, the attorney representing FoxRock at the hearing, said he agreed with the decision to schedule the matter for the November meeting.

Georgia Lydon, 89

Georgia (Joseph) Lydon, 89, of Quincy, died September 1, 2021.

Georgia Lydon

Beloved wife of the late William V. Lydon, Ret. BPD. Devoted mother of Donna Donaghey and her husband Brian of Quincy, Patricia Lydon-Prassinos and her fiancee Anthony Carnevale of Quincy, Janice DiFabio and her husband David of Billerica and William P. Lydon of Quincy.  Daughter of the late Peter and Athena (Lazar) Joseph. Sister of the late Victoria Andrews, Pandora Fielder, Adam Joseph, Olga Owen and Kay Kreger. Cherished Nana to Kerry Griffin, Brian, Patrick, Christopher, and Connor Donaghey, Leah and Alec Prasinos and Sam DiFabio. Georgia is also survived by her nieces Debra Donlan and Cheryl Flaherty who were very helpful throughout her illness, their kindness will never be forgotten. Georgia is also survived by several other nieces and nephews.

Georgia grew up in South Boston. She graduated from South Boston High School and then married the love of her life, William V. Lydon. Together they made a great looking couple. They moved to Quincy back in 1968 and raised their family. Georgia took great pride in her home and her children. She spent her life making sure her children were well taken care of. As her family grew older, she took a position as the activities director at Resthaven Nursing Home.

Georgia was a very talented artist, she loved drawing. In her free time, she enjoyed trips to the casinos, going to the beach, going out to eat at her favorite restaurants and taking trips with her family. Georgia also love to sew and sing. She was a member of the Castle Island Association.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, a cherished mother and a doting grandmother who adored spending time with her family. She was larger than life to all of them and they are all broken hearted at her passing, but they feel fortunate for all the blessings she brought to their lives. She will be sadly missed, but she will remain in their hearts forever. They find comfort in knowing she is reunited with her beloved William.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday Sept. 17 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 9:15 AM on Saturday, Sept. 18  prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10 AM.

Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.