Ralph E. Ames Jr. of Quincy (Squantum) died suddenly on September 28th, 2023, he was 83 years old.
Ralph was born in Boston to Ralph Sr. And Emma Ames (Smith) on May 8th, 1940. Ralph was a proud Army Veteran and retired Quincy Police Detective. He was also a longtime member of the Quincy Elks and Nickerson Post.
Ralph loved his Squantum community where he lived most of his life.
Ralph leaves behind his beloved wife, Sheila Ames (Farren) of 61 years, his two sons, Ralph III and his wife, Pamela of Hingham, Trevor and his wife, Susanne of Quincy, and four grandchildren: Abigail and her husband, Felix; Bradford, Tyler, and Jacqueline. He is also survived by his sister, Judith Borgwardt of Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Oct. 6, Friday 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. His funeral service will be celebrated on Oct. 7, Saturday at 10:30 AM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ralph may be made to New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Kevin A. Bilotas of Quincy passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 27, 2023 at his home after much support from his family, he was 68.
He is survived by his husband Paul Keefe of Quincy. Son of the late Arthur L. Bilotas and Eunice H. (Wolfe) Bilotas. Loving brother of Terri White and her husband Bob White of Weymouth, Ron Bilotas of Boston, Laura Bilotas of Quincy and Rob Bilotas and his wife Kathy of Braintree. He is also survived by is brother in law Rick Keefe and his wife Tricha of Weymouth and John Keefe and his wife Jenn of Maine.
Kevin fought his cancer fiercely… chemo and experimental drugs in hope of adding a little more living and helping others with the research! He was always bribing the nurses with candy and muffins and small gifts hoping to get a window seat while receiving his chemotherapy. Kevin a strong work ethic and retired from the Marriott after 40 years. A strong swimmer, Kevin loved swimming at Wellfleet beaches, where he had a summer home. He also enjoyed swimming in Quincy Bay for hours, walking in any wooded area and breathing the fresh air, gave him peace of mind. Nothing was more important than his family and his friends! Kevin was quite the artist.
He enjoyed gardening and antiquing. His message to all is to live life! Life is not a dress rehearsal!
Arrangements were completed by Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.
William A. Turner, age 79, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, September 21, 2023 at CareOne at Randolph, surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born in Quincy, to the late William A. Turner and Mary (Laplume) Costello. Raised and educated there, he was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1962. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Villanova University, Class of 1966, where he also played trombone in the band.
Bill had a lifelong love for technology and computers, and was employed as a systems analyst and IT professional for many years. He enjoyed working with his hands and was skilled at carpentry.
Beloved husband for thirty-nine years of Judith A. (Fellows) Turner.
Devoted father of Elizabeth Turner and her husband Seth Dewey of Nashua, N.H., Catherine Turner Willmunder and her husband Richard of Ladera Ranch, Calif., Timothy Klemp and his wife Debra of Wareham, and Jason Klemp and his wife Jessica of Onset.
Loving grandfather of Jackson and Dashiell Turner Willmunder, Patrick and William Klemp, Jason, Jr. and Jenna Klemp.
Bill is also survived by Finneas the cat.
Memorial Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, October 9, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visitation prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
For those who wish, donations in William’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or www.dana-farber.org.
You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Marie L. (Duggan) Keefe, of Quincy, passed peacefully on September 26, 2023, she was 90.
The beloved wife of the late Arthur B. Keefe. Loving mother of Annie M. Dutton and her husband Scotty of Milton and Kathleen M. Sullivan and her husband David of South Boston. Sister of Robert Duggan and his wife Maryanne of Weymouth and the late Harry Duggan and his wife Pat Duggan of Squantum. Cherished Nanny of Haley Dutton of Milton and Patrick and Christopher Sullivan of South Boston. Sister in law of Jane Rinck and her husband Philip of Waltham.
Marie was originally from South Boston and proud of her Irish heritage. She had a special place in her heart for her Gate of Heaven Parish. Marie enjoyed sewing and crafting. She was proud to say she worked for more than 30 years at New England Telephone, but nothing was more important than her grandchildren, she was so very proud of each of them.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday 9-10 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:45 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie may be made to Gate of Heaven Parish, 615 East 4th Street, South Boston, MA 02127. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Adam W. DeBoer, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was 46.
Adam was born in Weymouth on October 21, 1976. He was raised in North Quincy, attended local schools, and graduated from North Quincy High School with the Class of 1994. Adam was a member of UA Pipefitters Local 537.
Adam loved to travel and experience new places. He was also an avid sports fan.
Adam was loyal, determined, comical, and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Adam was a cherished son of Robert “Gus” and Jeanne (Wood) DeBoer of Quincy. He was the devoted brother of Erik DeBoer and his wife Christine of Quincy and Todd DeBoer of Quincy.Adam was the loving godfather and uncle of Kyle DeBoer of Quincy, and is also survived by many loving extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, October 5, 2023, 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.
His funeral service and interment are private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Adam’s name to: Santa’s Helpers C/O Mike Falco, 44 Orchard Dr., Pembroke, MA 02359.
Carol A. (Chenette) Blowers, of Hingham, formerly Quincy, died September 26, 2023.
Carol adored her family and was a great cook and baker. She became a registered nurse after raising her 6 children. She graduated in 1989 and worked for Manet Community Health Center for 28 years ending her career as a school nurse at Holy Trinity Church in Harwich. Carol lived in Houghs Neck for 55 years before moving to Harwich for 16 years with her husband Bob. She enjoyed many great friends on the Cape and loved bowling on Fridays. She was welcoming, giving, and a compassionate woman who would do anything for anyone. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and all who knew her.
Beloved wife of 57 years to Robert Blowers. Loving mother of Robert Blowers and his wife Danielle of North Weymouth, Mark Blowers and his wife Wendy of Harmony, ME, Susan Mellor and her husband Kevin of Quincy, Pamela Campbell and her husband Edward of Quincy, Catherine Hinthorne and her partner Ray Lazcano of Norwell, and Patricia MacNeil and her husband John of Quincy. Cherished sister of Dan, David, Paul, Frank, Richard Chenette, and Elizabeth Lee. Sister of the late Robert, Jack and Mike Chenette. Loving “Nana Carol” to 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also survived many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday 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 Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Houghs Neck, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol may be made to Alzheimers Assn., MA Chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Marion F. “Sugar” (Driscoll) Flavin, of Quincy, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at the Grove Manor Estates in Braintree. She was 87.
Sugar was born in Boston on June 22, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alta (Wheeler) Driscoll.
Marion was a long-time employee of the City of Quincy. She served in many roles, from working with early childhood education, to the teen mother program, and eventually retiring after many years with the Quincy Health Department. In retirement she also was an election official at the Thomas Crane library polling location.
Sugar was an active communicant at St. Boniface Parish in Quincy as a Eucharistic Minister and was also involved with religious education programs. She assisted the scouts, the annual carnival, and any other event where volunteers were needed.
Marion was an avid Red Sox fan and a proud supporter of any activity her children or grandchildren were taking part in. She would also never turn down a good game of Bingo, or a bus trip to Foxwoods.
Sugar was the beloved wife of the late Francis E. “Frank” Flavin, who died in 2022. The two shared 57 loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of James R. Flavin and his wife Joyce of Canton, Shaun M. Flavin and his wife Mary of Easton, and Edward F. Flavin and his fiancée Jennifer Fay of Quincy. Sugar was the loving grandmother of Keith, Ian, Kerry, Abby, Jack, Connor, Christian, Coryn, Caroline, and James. The loving great grandmother of Mason, McKenna, Jude, Ollie, and Nolan. Sugar was preceded in death by her siblings: Joseph J. Driscoll Jr., Alta Tatrault, Eleanor Hutchinson, Rita Driscoll, Francis Driscoll, John E. Driscoll, Roger T. Driscoll, Barbara Driscoll, Eileen Driscoll, and Paul Driscoll. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 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 AM on Thursday, October 5, 2023, prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10 AM.
Services will conclude with interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Marion’s name to Interfaith Social Services, 105 Adams Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Thomas J. “Tom” Heffernan Jr., formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was 60.
Tom was born in Boston on August 28, 1963, and was the son of the late Thomas J. and Mary Ann (Quinn) Heffernan. He was raised in Quincy, attended local schools, and graduated from North Quincy High School. Following high school, Tom went to work for the Stop & Shop Supermarket Company. He retired after 34 years of service to the community.
Tom was a friend of Bill W. and helped a countless number of people through their own journey! He was a loving and caring son, father, and brother, and will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Tom was the devoted father of Kelsey Heffernan of Alaska, Shane Heffernan, Abigail Heffernan, and Matthew Heffernan, all of Pembroke. He was the loving brother of Donna Steinbach and her husband Russell of Dorchester, William Heffernan of Hingham, and Kevin Heffernan of Middleboro. Tom was also blessed to have 8 nieces and nephews, one great nephew and one great niece that all loved him so much because of his loving heart and giving spirit. His spirit will live on forever inside anyone that came in touch with Big Tom.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 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 AM on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Cremation will follow.
Tom will be interred privately in St. Mary’s Cemetery, West Roxbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Tom’s name to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., W. Bridgewater, MA 02379-1022.
See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Faye A. (Patenaude-Tappa) Spooner, age 87, a former longtime resident of Weymouth, died peacefully, Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hingham, in the comfort of her loving family.
Faye was born in Rumford, Maine, to the late George and Josephine (Palleschi) Patenaude. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1953. She lived in Weymouth for thirty years, previously in Quincy.
She was proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the mid-1950s.
Faye was employed at the former Alumni Café in Quincy for over thirty-five years and later worked in food service at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth for ten years before retiring.
She was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Beloved mother of Charles Tappa of Braintree, Kevin P. Tappa of Hampton, N.H., and Hope C. Spooner-King of Braintree.
Loving grandmother of Marc Tappa and his wife Cheryl of Whitman, Jessica Baker and her husband BJ of Mesa, Ariz.
Cherished great grandmother of Zacory, Benjamin, Gabriella, James, Daniel, and Will.
One of six siblings, Faye was the sister of Carole Merritt and Gary Patenaude, and was predeceased by George Patenaude, Jr., Lois Otis, and Robert Patenaude. 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 Sunday, October 1, from 2 – 4 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted at the conclusion of the wake, promptly at 4 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. On Monday, October 2, there will be a gathering at the funeral home from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Following this gathering, a procession will take place to Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, for her interment, with military honors.
For those who wish, donations in Faye’s memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to Beacon Hospice Care, 32 Resnik Road, Unit 3, Plymouth, MA 02360.
Florence A. “Flo” Pellicane of Norwell, formerly a longtime resident of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at the age of 94.
Born in Boston to the late Eva (Poluski) and Sebastian P. Urciuoli, Florence was raised in Stoughton. She graduated from Stoughton High School and shortly after graduating married Samuel J. Pellicane. The two soon started a family and moved to Quincy, where they lived together for over 60 years. Flo stayed home to raise their 4 daughters and later worked as a bookkeeper for the Pneumatic Scale Corp. until she retired.
Flo enjoyed spending time with her large extended family and hosting all the family’s holiday celebrations. Flo and Sam enjoyed spending time together at the vacation home they built “Silver Birches.” They took square dancing lessons and played cards with their longtime friends. The couple also found the time to volunteer and raise funds for the Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps of Quincy.
Beloved wife of 65 years to the late Samuel J. Pellicane. Loving mother to Antoinette Magee of Weymouth, the late Marie Conlin, Judy Brown and her husband Terry of Weymouth and Sandi Pellicane of Rockland. Cherished grandmother to Richard Michael Smith, John Fink, Danielle Sujdak, Alexander Brown, Brittany Brown, Peter John Coleran and Samuel Mitchell Coleran. Florence is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Florence was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Morrissey and her brother, Robert Urciuoli.
Florence will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, September 25th, 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 9:45 AM on Tuesday, September 26th, prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Florence may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.