Richard J. “Dick” Gallery of Quincy, formerly of Milton passed away July 21 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Boston, he was raised in Milton and graduated from Milton High School and Stonehill College and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Dick was a star athlete growing up and is a member of the Milton High School and Stonehill College Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a heavy weight Golden Gloves boxing champion and also boxed at Stonehill College and during his time in the service.
He was an active member in Milton youth sports and coached Milton Little League and youth basketball for over 30 years. He was a member of Milton PTO and previously taught CCD at St. Agatha Church in Milton.
Beloved husband of the late Fay I. (Shaughnessy). Father of Richard F. “Rick” Gallery and his wife Christine of Canton, Joanne “Jody” Gallery of Quincy, Donna Myers and her husband Kenneth “Bud” of North Hampton, NH, Robert S. Gallery and his wife Michelle of Canton, and Amy J. Gallery of Braintree. Proud Papa of Jeffrey, Robert, Aidan, Ethan, Sydney, Fay and Trista. Brother of David Gallery of Milton, and the late James Gallery and Jean Cushman. Son of the late James and Alice Gallery.
Relatives and friends invited to attend a Funeral Mass at St. Agatha’s Church, Milton Saturday August 7 at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the mass all are invited to a reception at Blue Hill Country Club, 23 Pecunit St. Canton.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton.
Mike was a lifelong resident of Houghs Neck and was the happiest while fishing, boating, and being on the ocean. He adored and cherished his family and the loving bond he had with his dog, Molly. Mike was a devoted NY Jets fan (J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!). He also enjoyed watching the Red Sox and NASCAR. He was an awesome bowler on a bowling league with his family for years.
He was a member of the Quincy Yacht Club, Sons of Italy in Weymouth, and was a past member of the Weymouth Eagles. He worked as a journeyman in sprinkler fitting and was close to all his colleagues.
Mike had a special kind of love for life and always made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He had a great sense of humor and a fun competitive side. He was generous, sincere and a kind soul that will forever live in our hearts. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Beloved husband of Marlene Sutter of Quincy. Devoted son of Barbara Lawrence and her husband Gary of Rockland and Butch Sutter and his wife Franny of Plymouth. Loving step-father of Christine Gill of Norwood, Jacquie LaCasse of VT, and Roderick Gill of Quincy. Cherished brother of Sue Sutter and her fiancé Rick Harris of Abington and Crissy Sutter and her fiancé Chris Meade of Weymouth. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and his best furry friend Molly.
Visiting hours are on Wednesday, August 4, 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy followed by a brief prayer service at 7 PM.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mike may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Hematologic (Blood) Cancers, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
Mary A. Butler, age 77, a former longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham.
Mary was born and raised in Dorchester and Quincy. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1961. She earned a Bachelor of Science in education from Boston State College in 1966 and supplemented her degree with graduate courses over the years.
Mary was employed as an elementary school teacher for the Braintree Public Schools and later worked for the United States Postal Service. She had been retired for many years.
She was a member of the former Catholic Graduates Club.
Mary loved playing the piano and the organ and would share her retirement years volunteering at nursing homes playing for residents.
She was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas J. and Rose F. (Fagan) Butler. She was the devoted sister of Kathleen M. Haws and her husband Gregory of Superior, Colo.
Mary is also survived by five nieces and nephews, and eight grand nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Wednesday, August 4, at 10 a.m.
For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Catholic Appeal, c/o The Archdiocese of Boston, P.O Box 9134, Canton, MA 02021-9134.
Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy. You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Helen (MacDonald) Clarke, 101, of Quincy (OFD) passed away on July 26, 2021.
She was born Nov. 5, 1919 in Dorchester to James and Maude MacDonald. Helen was a member of the first graduating class of Saint Williams School in Savin Hill. She was also the last remaining member of the group known as “the Seven Old Ladies of Savin Hill” who were well known and loved in the neighborhood.
Helen loved traveling, often visited her daughters in Europe. Any stranger she sat next to on a trip never remained a stranger for long. Upon her return, she always had wonderful stories to tell.
Her five siblings predeceased her, along with her husband Emerson Wesley Clarke, and one daughter Linda Louis-Jeune. Helen leaves, to cherish her memory, five children, Wesley W. Clarke (Dolly) of Braintree, Karen J Hodges (Mark) of Clarksville, Tennessee, Brian P. Clarke (Paula) of Marshfield, Susan E. Clarke (Peter Willmott) of Fulborn, England, and Janice A. Foley of Trinity, North Carolina. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were a continuous source of joy to her.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at John Adams Healthcare in Quincy, Massachusetts, for their excellent care and the love they showed Helen where she achieved the age of 101 1/2.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the activities fund at John Adams Nursing Home, Franklin Street, in Quincy would be most appreciated.
The family would like to welcome friends and family to join them at Mortimer Peck Funeral Home 516 Washington St.in Braintree, visiting hours 4-8pm on Thursday July 29.
Funeral mass at St. Clare Parish in Braintree on Friday, July 30 at 11:30 A.M.
S. Genevieve “Jenney” (Stec) Rossi, age 92, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Pat Roche Hospice Home, surrounded by her loving family.
Genevieve was born in Chelsea, to the late Alexander and Sophie (Jarosiewsai) Stec. Raised and educated in Chelsea, she was a graduate of the former Saint Stanislaus High School. She had lived in Quincy for sixty-three years.
Jenney was a devoted homemaker and also worked as a clerk at the Quincy Osco Drug and the former Turn-Style department store in Quincy for many years.
She was an avid reader. Jenney was proud of her Polish heritage and enjoyed speaking to her grandchildren in Polish. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and was especially devoted to her four grandchildren, supporting their many activities and accomplishments.
Beloved wife for sixty-one years of the late Luigi “Louie” Rossi. Devoted mother of Paul Rossi of North Attleboro and his late wife Andria, Robert Rossi and his wife Patricia of Plymouth, Frederick Rossi and his wife Gina of Weymouth, Jennifer Shaw and her husband Robert of Norwell.
Loving grandmother of Michael Rossi, David Rossi, Katherine Rossi, and Elizabeth Shaw. Jenney was the last of nine siblings and 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 Sunday, August 1, from 2-5 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 Monday, August 2, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
For those who wish, donations in Genevieve’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Father Bill’s & MainSpring, 430 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301.
You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Owen T. McGowan of Quincy passed away at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on July 22, 2021. He was 87.
Born in Quincy, he was the son of the late William and Harriet (Riggs) McGowan.
Owen worked for the Andrew Dutton Company in Boston for 30 years. After retiring from Andrew Dutton, he was the owner of Artery Groceries at 1000 Southern Artery in Quincy with his beloved wife Audrey. He was a lifetime member of the Quincy Yacht Club and Harvey’s Saltwater Fishing Club.
Owen will be remembered as a kind man who was quick witted and could always be counted on for a joke or two.
He will be sadly missed by his family: his wife Audrey (Saccoach), his children Sharon Lavery and her husband James of Quincy, Paul and his wife Rosemary of CT, Stephen and his wife Patricia of Quincy, Brian of New Bedford and Mark of Quincy. His 7 grandchildren Kristen and Matthew Lavery, Lauren and Owen McGowan, Mitchell and Dylan McGowan and Brendan McGowan as well as 7 great-grandchildren: Joshua, Michael, Jacob, Ryan, Cameron, Caden and Amelia. Also survived by sister Barbara Christie of Quincy and sister-in-law Rita McGowan of Quincy. Owen was predeceased by his brother William McGowan and sister Helen Cosette.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family during visiting hours on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 4-8pm at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the funeral home at 10am on Friday, July 30, 2021 prior to burial at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.
See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Gloria G. (Graceffa) Ratti of Quincy passed away on July 24, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved wife of the late Charles Ratti. Gloria is the last of her generation; she was predeceased by her parents John and Anna (Baio) Graceffa, and her siblings Philip, Anthony, Louis, Maria LaGrega, Joseph, Rose Callinan, Suzanne Moussalli, Angelo and Anna Cataldo. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, colleagues and friends.
Gloria retired as chief clerk from the Central Intelligence Agency after forty years of dedicated service. She was a proud and feisty member of the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) serving as vice president, historian, archivist and member of the Board of Governors for more than three decades. Gloria will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Visiting Hours will be held in the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury, on Tuesday, August 3, from 3:00 to 8:00pm. A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 4, at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow at Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline.
Gloria’s funeral service will be available via livestream at lawlerfuneralhome.com click on her obituary notices and scroll to the bottom.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gloria’s name to Massachusetts General Hospital, Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston, MA 02114 (massgeneral.org), or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (cancer.org).
To know H. Robert “Rob” Huke III was to respect and admire him. He was an honorable man who loved and cared for his family, community, and country. He led a life of service to others. Rob passed away on May 12 surrounded by his wife and children. He was 74.
Rob was born in Boston and raised in Quincy, the son of the late H. Robert Huke Jr and Shirley M. Huke.
He was a life member of the First Baptist Church of Wollaston. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 19. He graduated from North Quincy High School in 1965 and received a BA in history and secondary education from Eastern Nazarene College in 1969.
In June of 1969 he married Janet M. Evans.
Rob and Jan knew each other practically their entire lives. A picture of Rob’s mother and Jan’s mother, Christine, holding their infant children outside of church once existed.
Together, they attended church, graduated from high school, married, had four children, and moved 12 times before settling in Hanson. Most importantly, they built a beautiful and loving life together.
Rob volunteered for the Army and graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1970. He served 28 years in the Army, retiring as a colonel. Among his notable stops, he was commander, Area Confinement Facility (stockade), Fort Ord, CA; staff officer to the chief of staff of the Army, the Pentagon; commander, Defense Contract Management at Raytheon, Burlington; and, chief of staff, Defense Contract Management District-East, Boston.
Among his recognitions, Colonel Huke received the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, and several others. He was the first Army officer to attend the Legal Officer Course, U.S. Naval Justice School, Newport, RI.
While in the Army, he earned an MS in contract and acquisition management from Florida Institute of Technology.
After retiring from the military, he worked in the private sector for a defense contractor. In 2005, he joined two Army colleagues to form The Task Force, Inc., providing management, acquisition support, and consulting to firms doing business with the federal government.
An active Freemason, he was master, or presiding officer, of Wollaston (now Rural) Lodge in 1996 and 2002. He was particularly active in the Scottish Rite Boston-Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, serving as the presiding officer from 2012-2014. For his contributions he received the honorary 33° in 2013. That same year he was designated grand representative to the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Connecticut. In 2015, he was elected to the third highest position in the state, senior grand warden. For his service he was awarded the Henry Price Medal, the highest award. He completed his term as commander, St. Bernard Commandery, No. 12 Knights Templar in May 2020.
He enjoyed travelling, reading, and cooking. Above all, he loved being with his family.
Rob is survived by his beloved wife, Janet E. Huke. The loving father of H. Robert Huke and his wife Hannah of Dedham, Laura Huke of Los Angeles, Joshua Huke of Hanson, and Joanna Hebert and her husband Victor of Dedham. Cherished grandfather of Elodie, Thea, and Wesley Hebert, and Harper, Vivienne, and Evans Huke. Devoted brother of Peter, Sterling, VA, and Wendy Abraham, Braintree. Esteemed brother-in-law and uncle.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Sunday, August 8th at the First Baptist Church of Wollaston at 3pm. A Masonic service will be held at the conclusion.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Children’s Dyslexia Center, 460 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, MA 02460, or the DDX3X Foundation, 1000 N West Street, Suite 900, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy.
Devoted mother of Robert Carballo and his wife Kira of Jamaica Plain and Christian Carballo and his wife Victoria of Norwood. Dear grandmother of Abigail Virginia, Colton Raymond and Marley Ray. Loving sister of Marcia M. Chapin and her husband, William Parlon, of E. Sandwich, Jane Francis and her husband, John, of Quincy, and the late Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Gladu and Raymond Haley. Also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Monday, July 26th from 11am to 1pm. Memorial service to follow, officiated by Reverend Dr. Marcia Chapin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 597 Randolph Ave, Milton, MA 02186.
Geraldine S. “Gerry” (Cedrone) Miller, age 79, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Friday, July 23, 2021 in the comfort of her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family.
Geraldine was born in Boston, to the late Daniel and Jennie (Santella) Cedrone. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School. Gerry was also a graduate of the former Chandler’s School for Women. She had lived in Braintree for nearly fifty years.
Gerry was employed as a purchasing specialist for the U.S. Postal Service for thirty-five years and had been retired for many years.
She enjoyed exercising with her group of friends at Planet Fitness in Weymouth, spending time at Nantasket Beach with her “beach buddies,” and finding a great sale at Lord & Taylor. She also loved to cook and was famous for her meatballs and brownies.
Most of all, she was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren, always supporting their activities and accomplishments. Her favorite pastime was attending Lauren and Ben’s sports games and cheering them on loudly from the stands.
Gerry is survived by her daughter, Lisa Miller Sleboda and her husband Edward of Medfield, and their children Lauren and Ben; and her son, Daniel J. Miller of Braintree. She was predeceased by her son, Richard J. Miller, Jr.
Gerry is also survived by her sister, Evelyn Theriault of Milton and her son, Jay.
Gerry leaves behind many cherished friends and cousins. She was predeceased by her dear friend, Donald Bickford.
Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, July 27, from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Funeral Mass in the Church of Saint Clare, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
For those who wish, donations in Geraldine’s memory may be made to the MGH Fund, c/o Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101 or by visiting giving.massgeneral.org.