Donald R. Thomas, age 72 of Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Quincy, passed away unexpectedly on February 28, 2021 after a brief illness.
Donny was the son of the late Elmer and Mary (Feltis) Thomas. He was also predeceased by his brother Arthur Thomas, and sisters, Justine Pettet and Lorraine Crayton.
Born and educated in Quincy, he graduated from North Quincy High School in 1967 and was an instrumental part of an undefeated football team that year. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1969 as a yeoman.
After moving to Florida, Don worked as a transit supervisor at Manatee Country Government. Don was an avid Patriots Fan. He also enjoyed golfing, Foxwoods, and loved a good game of Cribbage.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Virginia (MacCoy) Thomas, his adoring daughter Jasmine Thomas and also his daughter Heather Harvey, his sons Matthew and Nicholas Thomas and also 6 grandchildren. He will be missed terribly by his nieces and nephews. Don will be most remembered for his quick wit and dry sense of humor.
There will be a celebration of life to be announced at a later date.
Donations in Don’s memory may be made to Florida Boxer Rescue Inc., 5753 Hwy 85 North #4243, Crestview, FL 32536-9365 or at flbr.org.
Alicia (Dunn) Coletti, 87, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021.
Born and raised in Dorchester, she moved to Quincy in 1956 and lived there for the rest of her life. She was a graduate of Boston State Teachers College and earned a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University.
Alicia was an educator and an advocate for the rights of women throughout her life. After teaching in the Weymouth Public Schools she met and married her husband David B. Coletti; they were happily married for over 50 years until his death in 2010.
In the 1970s, while raising her four children, she became active in state and local politics and was president of the Quincy Chapter of the League of Women Voters. She was the founding director of the Women’s Center at Quincy College; assisting women in returning to work and pursuing higher education. She was a member for the City of Quincy Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. She was campaign manager for her best friend Patricia Toland; the first woman elected to citywide office in Quincy. She was the director for the City of Quincy for the Title IX Program; the 1972 federal law prohibiting discrimination in education on the basis of sex. She retired as the director of personnel for the City of Quincy Public Schools.
Remaining active in retirement she became chairwoman of the Quincy Democratic City Committee and was selected as a delegate to the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Crane Public Library. As a member of the OLLI Institute at UMass Boston Alicia travelled to Europe and Asia and taught Great Books classes at UMass into her early 80s.
She is survived by her four children: Paul Coletti (and his wife Celeste); Carroll Coletti (and his wife Deborah Parsons); David Coletti (and his wife Mary) and; Gina Coletti (and her husband George Lanides), as well as her eight grandchildren: Aubrey, Anthony, Donata, Alicia, Samantha, Nikos, Angelina, and Luke.
The Coletti family would like to express their love and gratitude for all the wonderful care givers who blessed the last years of our mother’s life; including Tammy, Kim of Seasons Hospice and Catherine and all of the wonderful woman of Celtic Homecare.
Memorial Visitation will be on Monday April 19, 2021 between 10 AM and 12 Noon at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169.
For online condolences please visit hamellydon.com.
Cheryl Ann (Hennebury) Morano, 66, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Born in Quincy on Sept. 2, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mildred Jean (Russo) Hennebury and attended local schools. Cheryl worked for Quincy Public Schools-Food Service Department. She enjoyed her career and the relationships she built throughout the years.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoyed boating, camping, reading, spending time with her grandchildren, planting flowers and watching her favorite Boston sports teams. Family was the most important part of Cheryl’s life. She loved her children and grandchildren more than anything and would do anything for the people she loved.
Cheryl was selfless and an advocate for many. She was approachable and a great listener with a caring and compassionate demeanor. Her life lessons and example are part of her legacy that continues through her family. She will be missed by all the lives she touched.
Cheryl was the beloved wife of George A. Morano. The two married on August 12, 1972 and together they shared 49 loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Keith A. Morano of Norwell, Melanie L. Richiusa and her husband Juan of FL and Alan G. Morano of Weymouth. Cheryl was the loving grandmother of Bradley Morano of Attleboro, Lucas, Nicolas, Thomas and Alex Richiusa, all of FL and Brian Berte of Quincy. Cheryl was preceded in death by her siblings: Sandra Dean, Bonnie, Richard and Scott Hennebury. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and her canine companion, Columbo.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday, April 18, 2021, 2-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity Parish in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy. Following cremation, Cheryl will be interred privately in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cheryl may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
Family and friends who cannot gather together with Cheryl’s family at this time, may still offer their support by visiting keohane.com and sharing a special memory or message. For those who cannot access the website, please call 1-800-KEOHANE to have your message added.
Kathleen B. O’Sullivan Armstrong, 89, of Quincy, formerly of Braintree, died peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021 at NewBridge on the Charles in Dedham.
Kathleen was born in Rhode Co. Offaly, Ireland on January 30, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Ellen (Cronin) O’Sullivan. Kathleen graduated from Loreto College Secondary School in Ireland. She went on to train as a nurse and midwife at the Mater Misericordiae and the Rotunda Hospitals in Dublin, where she met her husband Colm Armstrong.
At the age of 25, Kathleen immigrated to the United States and subsequently made Boston her home. Colm arrived shortly after Kathleen and they were married in 1956. Colm and Kathleen returned to Ireland settling briefly in Mullingar where their first child Danny was born. They returned to the United States where they purchased 133 Park St., the former rectory of St. Thomas Moore Church in Braintree, where they raised their six children.
Kathleen completed her undergraduate degree at Emmanuel College in Boston and earned her master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from Assumption University in Worcester. Kathleen was a registered nurse who dedicated herself to caring for others. Her rewarding career in nursing spanned the cycle; of life from midwifery to geriatric nursing. Kathleen retired in 1995 after almost 40 years of compassionate service to her community.
Kathleen was a learner who valued education and dedicated herself to lifelong enrichment. She was a student at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the Irish Cultural Center, Harvard Divinity School and the Quincy YMCA. A lover of poetry and liberal arts, Kathleen often attended and hosted poetry sessions with her fellow students and friends.
More than anything else Kathleen was a people person, she had an uncanny ability to connect with people of all ages she cherished time with her grandchildren here and abroad. She nurtured and cherished friendships that spanned decades, a great example being the Community she formed with friends from St. Thomas Moore church in Braintree. The consummate listener, Kathleen was always one of the last to leave gatherings with friends or family.
Kathleen lived her life courageously. She was outgoing, determined, compassionate and empathic. Her life lessons and example are part of her great legacy that continues through her family. She will be missed by all the lives she touched.
Kathleen was the beloved spouse of the late Daniel Colm Armstrong, M.D., who died in 2015. Together they shared over 50 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Daniel F. Armstrong of S. Boston and his partner Fiona Treacy of Scituate, Patrick K. Armstrong and his spouse Molly Lesher of Paris, Una M. Armstrong and her spouse John Sullivan of Scituate, Colm M. Armstrong and his partner AnneMarie Battista of Foxboro, Mary Armstrong of Quincy and Catharina Armstrong, M.D. and her spouse David O’Halloran, M.D. of Newton.
Loving grandmother of Sarah and Colm Armstrong, Ella, Hugo, Cormac and Rory O’Halloran, Aidan, Gavin and Madeleine Armstrong, Isabel Egan and Sorcha Sullivan.
She was the dear sister of the late Timothy O’Sullivan and his surviving spouse Teddy of Ireland, the late Helen Foley and her surviving spouse Paul of Worcester, Daniel O’Sullivan and his surviving spouse Olive of Ireland, the late Joan Hume and her husband John, and the late Marie Miley and her husband Ronnie. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM at the Divine Mercy Parish in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy. Services conclude with interment in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.
Memorial donations may be made to Father Bill’s & Mainspring, helpfbms.org/donate; Interfaith Social Services, interfaithsocialservices.org/donate; or Boston Bulldogs Running Club, bostonbulldogsrunning.com/donate.
For online condolences and directions, please visit keohane.com or call 1-800-KEOHANE.
Charles R. “Chuck” Behenna, Quincy Fire Department, Retired, age 74, of Quincy, died, peacefully, Sunday, April 11, 2021 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
Chuck was born in Boston, to the late Elmer C. and Margaret (Cunningham) Behenna. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1964. He had lived in Quincy for most of his life but also spent time in Palm Springs, Calif.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of corporal and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with/1 star, Vietnam Campaign w/device, Marksmanship Badge, Rifle Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
Chuck was proud to have served as a Quincy firefighter for thirty-three years. He was appointed to the department on May 2, 1970 and retired on September 26, 2003. At the time of his retirement, he was assigned to Engine 6 in Houghs Neck, but spent most of his career with Engine 4 in Wollaston.
Chuck was a member of the William R. Caddy Marine Corps League Detachment #124.
He enjoyed all sports, and continued to swim and play hockey throughout his life.
Beloved husband of Janice L. (Trotman) Allsop-Behenna. Devoted step-father of Kevin M. Manson and his wife Jesslyn, and Nicole M. Manson, all of Quincy. Brother of Joan M. Daly and her husband Benedict Daly, M.D. of Wellesley, and Peggy Defren of Manchester, N.H. and her late husband Jack. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families. Dear friend of Bruce Jones, Doug Freeman, and Eddie Dolan.
Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, April 14, from 4-6 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, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Chuck’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Boston, Development Office, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.
You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Carol A. Glover of Quincy died peacefully on April 9, 2021.
Carol was a kind, gentle soul who had an affection for all animals, especially her dogs and birds. Her career as an X-ray technician brought her so much joy. She took the train into Boston while working for 35 years at Massachusetts General Hospital. She will be missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing her.
Beloved daughter of the late Nazareth and Norma (Costa) Dalkranian. Loving sister of Patricia Sherman of Quincy, Donald Gale of Easton, Norma Arena of Medford, Sis Dimango of Stoneham, and Stephen Gale. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday from 9:00-10:30 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Carol’s Funeral Service will follow at 10:30 AM in the funeral home. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carol may be made to Quincy Animal Shelter, PO Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269-0088.
See keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
Stephen Jack Green, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 8, 2021. He was 59.
Born in Boston on September 27, 1961, he was raised in Hyde Park and Quincy and was the son of the late Jack Joseph Green and the late Elizabeth (Frangioso) Green-Perry. He was the son in law of Vito A. Barresi and Pearl Barresi. He attended local schools and graduated from the Quincy Vocational Technical High School. Stephen became a finish carpenter and was a member of the Carpenter’s Union. He enjoyed his work and the relationships he built throughout the years.
In his spare time, Stephen often spoke of his accomplishments while playing football, softball and soccer. Stephen enjoyed watching NASCAR with his dad, bass fishing along the South Shore, watching movies, camping, traveling and keeping up with his beloved Boston sports teams. He was an avid sports fan, but loved the New England Patriots the most.
Stephen had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need. He was devoted to his wife Donna and loved being with those closest to him. His life lessons and example are part of his legacy and he will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Stephen was the beloved husband of Donna M. Barresi of Quincy. The two shared 39 loving years together. He was the devoted brother of Sharron Cargo and her husband Chip of Maryland, Lisa Delaney and her husband Charlie of New Hampshire and half-brother Sean Green of Quincy and step brother to Lisa Aprille and the late Linda Aprille. Brother in law to Kathleen and Russell MacDonald, Diane Brennan, Nancy and Brizzy Brosnahan.
Stephen was the loving uncle of Tyler Cargo and his wife Rachel and their daughter Madelyn Rae of Maryland, Dalton Cargo and his partner Luis Ramirez of Maryland, Dr. Renee Delaney and her fiancé Ryan Nickerson of New Hampshire, James Brennan and his wife Dee of Florida, Michael Brennan of Florida, Carolann Saenz of Florida, Christopher Brosnahan of Quincy, Patrick Brosnahan of Middleboro, Sean Brosnahan of Weymouth.
He was the dear nephew of Ralph and Maureen Frangioso, Linda (Frangioso) Leary and partner Tomas, Jeanette (Frangioso) Elchuck and the late Frank Elchuck, Deborah Frangioso and the late Stephen Frangioso. He is also survived by many loving cousins, extended family members and friends.
Following cremation, Stephen’s funeral services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Stephen’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Ste. 250, Framingham, MA 01701.
Although we cannot gather together with Stephen’s family at this time, friends may still offer their support by visiting keohane.com and sharing a special memory or message. For those who cannot access the website, please call 1-800-KEOHANE to have your message added.
Bridget M. “Bridie” Kelly, 84, of Quincy, born in Shruffane, Carraroe, County Galway, Ireland, on April 6, 1937, died on April 6, 2021.
Daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Wallace) Kelly. Sister of Joseph Kelly and his wife Bridie of Dorchester. Bridie is also survived by many nieces and nephews both here England, and in Ireland. Bridie was predeceased by her sisters Mary Standish, Barbara Leddy, Winnie McDonagh, and brothers Michael, Padraic, Coleman and Thomas Kelly.
She was born and raised in Galway, and came over from Ireland in the ‘60s. When arriving in the states, Bridie lived in New York before moving to Boston.
Bridie worked for more than 25 years as an inspector at The Gillette Company in South Boston. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida, music, pilgrimages, cruises, and spending time with family and friends. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. Her faith and her family were the cornerstones of all that was truly important to her. Bridie will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend 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 9:15 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy at 10 am.
Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.
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Nancy C. DiBona, age 69, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died, Monday, April 5, 2021 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in the comfort of her loving sisters.
Nancy was born, raised, and educated in Quincy. She was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1971. She earned her nursing degree from Labouré College.
For over thirty years, Nancy was employed as a registered nurse at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She retired in March of 2020. Nancy was known as a deeply caring and compassionate nurse and was held in high regard by her colleagues.
She enjoyed vacationing in New Hampshire and Florida, and especially her trip to Japan. Nancy loved to socialize and was often the first and the last one on the dance floor. Throughout her life, she loved reading novels and then passing them on to others to enjoy. She not only loved nurturing people, she loved nurturing her many pets, including her dogs and geckos.
Most of all, Nancy was dedicated to her family. She was a devoted caregiver to her late parents and siblings, and a second mother to her loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, especially her great-nephew, Sean M. McGovern.
Beloved daughter of the late Albert L. and Marie E. (Haefner) DiBona. Devoted sister of Barbara M. McGovern, Kathleen M. DiBona, both of Quincy, Betteanne D. Macdonald and her husband James of Lynnfield, and predeceased by Albert L. DiBona, Jr., and Domenick DiBona. Nancy is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her nephew, Bryan M. McGovern.
Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, April 11, from 2-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Monday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.
For those who wish, donations in Nancy’s memory may be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797 or to the charity of your choice.
You are invited to visit thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Jeanette L. “Jean” Halter, age 76, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the Royal Braintree Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Jean was born, raised, and educated in Quincy. She graduated from Quincy High School, attended Quincy College, and graduated from Boston Antioch College.
She worked as a probation officer at the Quincy District Courthouse for a short time. Jean was primarily employed as a clerical worker in the insurance industry and retired many years ago.
Beloved daughter of the late Daniel D. and Loretta (Quintiliani) Halter. Devoted sister of Maurice L. Halter, Quincy Fire Dept., Ret., Louis R. Halter of Florida, Ronald A. Halter of Weymouth, and John D. Halter of Thailand. Jean is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be conducted at Pine Hill Cemetery, 815 Willard Street, West Quincy on Wednesday, April 21, at 1 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 6 Baxter Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
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.