William O. Nurmi, 83

William O. Nurmi, 83, of Quincy, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

William O. Nurmi

Beloved husband of Susan E. (Clark) Nurmi, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Devoted father of Cheryl A. Hindle and her husband Alan of Dunnellon, Fla., and Michael W. Nurmi and his wife Rosemary of Quincy. Cherished “Bumpa” to Michael W. Nurmi, Jr. of Quincy and Max W. Hindle of Dunnellon, Florida.

Bill was born in Quincy and was the son of the late Oiva and Elsie (Berry) Nurmi and brother of the late Barbara McKeets.

Bill worked at the Quincy Shipyard before heading to Brockton in 1988 to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a custodian, until his retirement in 2004.

He was a quiet man who enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and being with his family. Bill always enjoyed his twice a year trips to Florida to visit his daughter, Cheryl and her family, where he was always treated like a king, but health issues ended his traveling.

When his son, Mike, at 54, was stricken with ALS and within a year’s time, was on a ventilator, feeding tube and could not move his body at all, Bill was heartbroken. He often wished he could take Mike’s place and let him lead a young man’s life. No matter how bad his health was, he never missed a chance to go to the ALS Home in Chelsea to just sit and be with Mike.

At Bill’s request, he will be cremated and his cremated remains will stay with his family, until Susan can join him and then they will be buried together in the family plot at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

Memorial donations may be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574.

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Police Probing Quincy Point Shooting

By SCOTT JACKSON

Police are looking for two suspects linked to a shooting that took place in Quincy Point on Tuesday afternoon.

Quincy police were called to Avalon Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday on multiple reports of possible gun shots, according to Sgt. Karyn Barkas. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate any type of disturbance in the area, she said.

After speaking with the initial caller and witnesses, officers learned that two Black males exited a dark-colored vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord, Barkas said. One of the suspects then fired two shots into a white BMW.  The first suspect returned to the dark-colored vehicle and fled the scene. The second suspect, who had fired the shots, ran towards Avalon Avenue. The white BMW also fled the scene. This information was broadcast to Quincy police officers as well as surrounding cities and towns.

Barkas said the victim’s vehicle was located a short time later by the Braintree Police Department. The occupants of the vehicle were not injured.

Two shell casings were recovered on Avalon Avenue.

The first suspect is described as a Black male in his late teens, 5”10” with a thin build and wearing a black colored hooded sweat top and dark pants. The second suspect (shooter) is described as a Black male, early to late teens, approximately 5’8”, thin build, wearing a red do-rag, dark pants, and a black zipped up hooded sweat top.

Barkas said the investigation is ongoing and police do not believe this was a random crime. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Rick Wash at 617-745-5762 or rwash@quincyma.gov or Det. AJ Carthas at 617-745-5782 or acarthas@quincyma.gov. Tips can also be submitted using the MyPD app.

Council OKs New Ward, Precinct Lines

City councillors on Monday approved new ward and precinct lines for the city of Quincy. The new map will be used starting in 2022. Some 16,500 residents will move wards or precincts once the new map comes into affect. Image courtesy city of Quincy.

By SCOTT JACKSON

City councillors on Monday unanimously approved a new ward and precinct map for Quincy, which will take effect starting next year.

The map will next be sent to state officials for final approval, City Clerk Nicole Crispo said Monday. By getting the map into the state before the end of October, state lawmakers will be able to use the new ward and precinct lines when they draw up legislative and congressional districts, she explained.

Some 16,500 Quincy residents, including 4,500 registered voters, will switch precincts or wards once the new maps come into effect, Crispo said during the council meeting. Those residents who will be impacted will get notices in the mail ahead of the September 2022 state primary election, which is the first election scheduled to take place under the new map. (The ward and precinct lines first put in place in 2011 will be used for next month’s municipal election.)

Crispo had first presented the new map to the Board of Registrars on Sept. 28, and the board approved it in a unanimous vote. The public had been invited to comment on the map at that meeting.

Earlier this year, Crispo told city councillors additional precincts may be needed given Quincy’s population growth over the past decade. No new precincts were added, however.

“Our elections are busy, busier than ever,” Crispo explained at the registrars meeting. “We have over 64,000 voters in the city. There are options available and people are taking advantage of them as far as early voting, in-person voting, absentee voting.

“So, we didn’t feel that this was necessarily the time to be adding precincts, especially where it is so hard to find polling places and staff to work on Election Day.”

The city will actually lose one precinct, moving from 31 back to 30, next year. Ward 2, Precinct 3A – which includes a single tower within the housing complex at 1000 Southern Artery – will be folded into Ward 2, Precinct 2.

The new precinct map was unveiled about a month and a half after the federal government released community-level data from the 2020 census that found Quincy’s population had grown to 101,636, up from 92,271 in 2010.

The 30 new precincts each have a target population of 3,388 residents and are allowed to vary by up to 5 percent in each direction – meaning the minimum population of each is 3,219 and the maximum population is 3,557.

Crispo on Monday said the map was drawn starting at the city limits and working inward.

“We did try to work on the edges of our community, all around the water and around the Blue Hills, and come into the middle and that is how we came to this map, and I think it is a good map,” she said.

“I’m really proud of it. I think that you have your diverse sections, you have your neighborhoods all still intact.”

City Council President Nina Liang thanked Crispo and her staff for the work they put into both the 2020 federal census and the reprecincting effort.

“I know well before the census came out in 2020, well before the pandemic, there was lots of planning that you had put into all of this and obviously having to adjust for that during the pandemic, making sure that everyone was counted, I think it is an incredible feat to be able to get these kind of results in – to know that we have now exceeded 100,000 folks here in the city,” Liang said.

“Certainly there are some folks that still aren’t counted, but just to see the increase in numbers and the accuracy of the work you have produced – I said this to you before in private but I certainly love this opportunity to say ‘I don’t know how you did it.’ I am exceptionally proud of the work you have put out for this city, so thank you so much.”

Ivan Tiberi, 87

Ivan Tiberi, age 87, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, October 1, 2021 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Ivan Tiberi

Ivan was born in Introdacqua, Abruzzo, Italy, to the late Arnaldo and Maria (DiBugnara) Tiberi. Raised and educated there, he immigrated to the United States in 1957 at the age of twenty-three, settling in Dorchester before moving to Quincy over fifty years ago.

He was employed for over thirty years in the garment industry as a foreman at the Bradley Scott Company in Fall River.

He was a man of faith and a longtime active parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy.

Most of all, Ivan was devoted to his dear wife, Imelda, and their family. He was especially proud of his four grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty-two years of Imelda (DiPietro) Tiberi. Devoted father of Ronald Tiberi and his wife Carolyn of Natick, Rosemary T. Jarvis and her husband Robert of Hull. Loving Nonno of Steven Tiberi, Felicia Tiberi, Brian Jarvis, and Alyssa Jarvis. He was the dear brother of the late Alfredo Tiberi and his surviving wife Maria of Medford. Ivan is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, October 7, from 4 – 7 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, October 8, at 10 a.m.  Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Ivan’s memory may be made to South Shore VNA, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.

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

Amie Walsh Sudduth

Amie Walsh Sudduth passed away on September 29, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 27, 1975, Amie was the daughter of Ellen (Carberry) Walsh and John (Jack) Walsh.  She was the wife of Nate Sudduth, whom she married in 1999.

Amie lived her too short life in Quincy and for the last 20 years in Braintree.  She attended local Catholic schools, graduated from the Woodward School for Girls and worked for many years at CCS Companies.

Her parents chose “Amie” for her name because it means “friend” in French.  And she was an extraordinary, selfless friend to innumerable people.  But being a friend can take many forms.  For Amie, the qualities of generous friendship shaped all her roles in life: daughter, wife, sister, aunt, niece, granddaughter and cousin.  She gave of herself to everyone without hesitation or reservation.

Amie grew up on the ocean in Hough’s Neck, instilling in her a life-long love of the beach. She could spend hours looking for shells and sea glass, and went swimming from her backyard, however icy the water was.  Her grandparents, Jo and Babe Walsh, introduced her to Peddocks Island.  Its beaches, fields and woods were her refuge from the time she was a young girl.

As the oldest child, she was a friend and supporter to her parents.  She spent countless hours with them on their deck overlooking the bay and gliding over it with her father in his boat.  Amie and her mother loved their trips to Fenway Park.   To her husband, Nate, she was an anchor on which he could always depend.

She was a sister to Lauren and Gregg and while they had squabbles as all siblings do, they were best friends.  She loved being an aunt to their children, Keira, Matt, and Jack, and they loved her back.  She chased them and played with them for hours and took them to her beloved beach to hunt for treasures.

Amie was also close to her cousins, Jon and Joe Olinto.  The “Walsh kids” and the “Olinto boys” grew up together, sharing holidays, birthdays, and informal celebrations of every kind.  Amie became an unofficial aunt to Jon’s and his wife Melanie’s three boys.

She loved Zumba, kitchen dancing with her friends, the Red Sox, Billy Joel, baking amazing cookies, Trader Joe’s, dogs, cats and animals of every kind, her aquariums, and, appropriately, the TV show “Friends.”

Amie was loved and gave love in ways that will endure.

Amie is survived by her husband, Nate Sudduth; her parents, Ellen and Jack Walsh; her sister and brother-in-law, Lauren and Chris Carucci; her brother, Gregg; aunts and uncles John and Joan Olinto, Tom and Pam Carberry and Paul Carberry and Karen Currie; her niece and nephews, Keira and Matthew Carucci and Jack Walsh; many cousins and innumerable friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Amie’s memory to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128, the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 Twenty-Fourth St., N.W., P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090, or to a charity of your choice.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Warren Gregory, 71

Warren “Ray” Gregory, 71, of Norwood, died unexpectedly Sept. 30 during a courageous battle with cancer.

Warren Gregory

Mr. Gregory proudly served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Norwood VFW Post, the S. Quincy Bocce Club and the Minuteman Dart League.

Beloved husband of Maura Boudrot; loving brother of Sherri Farrell and her husband, John of Marshfield; father of Jill Darling and Erin Gregory; cherished step-father of Patrick and Brian Boudrot; brother in law of Johnny, Peggy, Kevin, Brian and their spouses.

Funeral services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at dana-farber.org.

Funeral arrangements were made by Gillooly Funeral Home, Norwood.

Adeline M. Foley, 98

Adeline M. (Furlotte) Foley, age 98, a longtime resident of Braintree, died unexpectedly, Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Alliance Health at Braintree.

Adeline M. Foley

Adeline was born in Nash Creek, New Brunswick, Canada, to the late Ferdinand and Annie (LaPointe) Furlotte. She was raised and educated in Nash Creek and immigrated to the United States in 1949, arriving in Rumford, Maine. In 1951, she moved to Boston where she lived for many years in Roxbury and Dorchester before moving to Braintree in the early 1980s.

She was a devoted homemaker but had also worked for the City of Quincy for ten years, as a secretary with the Quincy Police Department and later at the former Quincy City Hospital. Adeline was an accomplished seamstress who worked at the former Lord & Taylor’s at the South Shore Plaza.

As a young mother, Adeline made suits and outfits for children and family. She enjoyed music, dancing, knitting, and playing Bingo at the Braintree senior center.

Adeline was a woman of faith and an active member of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy.

She was devoted to her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Beloved wife of the late Earle F. Foley. Devoted mother of Glendon A. Foley and his wife Kim of Watertown, Terrence J. Foley and his wife Kathleen (Coyne) Foley of Braintree, Winnifred Foley of Tampa, Fla., Anita M. Wakim of Taunton, and Paula M. Foley of Hingham.

Loving grandmother of Shannon Foley and her husband Paul McLoughlin of Milton, Anthony Wakim of Orlando, Fla., Maggie Callaghan and her husband Dan of Colorado. Cherished great-grandmother of Méabh McLoughlin

Adeline was one of ten siblings and was the dear sister of Celina Butcher, Allison Furlotte, and Evelyn Hance, all of Canada. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, October 6, from 4 – 7 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 Thursday, October 7, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

For those who wish, donations in Adeline’s memory may be made to the Braintree Council on Aging, 71 Cleveland Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184.

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

Francis Scanlan, Jr., 81

Francis “Sonny” James Scanlan, Jr., a longtime resident of Quincy, died on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. He was 81.

Francis Scanlan, Jr.

Born in Laconia, New Hampshire on July 1, 1940, he was the son of the late Mina Ruth Scanlan and Francis James Scanlan Sr. Frank was a 1958 graduate of North Quincy High School, and with the strong influence of his love-of-sports mother, Frank excelled in any athletic activity he did. From basketball, football, baseball, and even golf in his later years, Frank proved to be a true competitor. After graduating, Frank joined the U.S. Army and served most of his time in Germany from 1958 to 1962. On September 5, 1964, Frank married the love of his life Marisa, sharing 37 loving years, and together raised two sons in Quincy.

For many years, Frank oversaw newspaper distribution in Quincy where many people to this day still refer to “Sonny” with fond memories working for him as a paperboy. Many share stories of Sonny helping them make smart decisions in life and guiding them in the right direction. Frank became a U.S. postal letter carrier in 1984 delivering mail for the Brookline area until retiring in 2002. As he had throughout his life, Frank touched many lives personally and professionally and enjoyed the relationships he built throughout the years. In his spare time, Frank enjoyed vacationing in Italy, kayaking, playing golf, and spending time with his family and friends. He left a legacy and set an example to his sons on how to be a great husband and father. Frank will be missed by all the lives he touched.

Frank spent his recent years living in Kingston with his significant other Mary Hayes. Mary’s children and grandchildren were a continued extension of the people who loved him.

Frank is survived by his son Frank J. Scanlan and wife Elke DeBriae Scanlan of Quincy, his son Mark S. Scanlan of Quincy, his sister Ruth “Betty” Scanlan of North Carolina, and his grandchildren Alexandria, Sean, Katherine, Marko, Matthew, and Lexi. He is also survived by Mary Hayes (McCormick), her daughter Cheryl Simpson and her late husband Paul of Pembroke, her son Ronny Hayes of Plymouth, her daughter Kristine Hoxie and her husband Kevin of Kingston, and daughter Leslie Norton and her husband Matt of Pembroke.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday 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 Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass from Divine Mercy Parish in Sacred Heart Church, N. Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Frank’s name to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Joseph P. Higgins, 81

Joseph P. “Joe” Higgins, 81, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Joseph P. Higgins

Born in Boston on March 26, 1940, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mary (Drew) Higgins. Joe was raised in Dorchester and attended local schools. He graduated from high school with the Class of 1958. Joe worked for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority as a track walker. After 26 years of service to the Commonwealth, Joe retired to pursue other interests and spend time with family and friends.

In Joe’s spare time, he enjoyed walking the beach and sitting in the sun. He also liked getting together with his friends and visiting casinos. Joe loved to dance, and his nieces fondly remember him dancing the entire night at their weddings. Joe was the type of person people enjoyed spending time with. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a smile on his face. Joe was a positive, caring, and loving person. Family was the most important part of his life and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for the people he cared for. Joe will be missed by all the lives he touched.

Joe was the devoted brother of Thomas F. Higgins and his late wife Alice of Quincy, and the late John P. Higgins, who died in 2012. He was the loving uncle of George E. Higgins and his wife Valerie of Quincy, Barbara A. Boyd and her husband John of Quincy, and Patricia A. Mackey and her husband Christopher of Duxbury. Joe was the loving great uncle of Thomas J. Higgins of FL, Daniel E. Higgins of NY, Conor F. Mackey of Duxbury, Kerrie M. Boyd of Quincy, Courtney M. Mackey of Duxbury, and Jack D. Boyd of Quincy.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Saturday, October 16, 2021, 9-11 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

Joe’s Funeral Service will be celebrated on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.

Services will conclude with interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Joe’s name to The Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Ave., Boston, MA 02118 or The Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.