Tecla V. Tozzi, 97

Tecla V. (Maddalena) Tozzi, age 97, of Pembroke, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at home, in the comfort of her loving family.

Tecla V. Tozzi

Tecla was born in West Quincy, to the late Primo T. and Louise (Iacobucci) Maddalena. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1942. She was a former resident of Quincy, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and had most recently resided in Pembroke, while continuing to winter in Florida for the past twelve years.

She was a successful businesswoman and the well-known owner and manager of several restaurants including the former Knotty Pine in Quincy Point and Tecla’s of Randolph. Tecla started her first restaurant with her parents at the age of twenty-two, the former Tommy Colton’s in Quincy’s Houghs Neck.

Tecla was active and loved the outdoors, gardening, and fishing. She loved painting, music, puzzles, playing cards, bingo and cooking for family. Her face would light up at any mention of trips to the race tracks or casinos with family and friends.

Beloved wife of the late Louis C. Tozzi and beloved companion of the late Thomas Croce, Jr.

Devoted mother of Cynthia L. Tozzi of Pembroke and the late John L. Tozzi. Step-mother of Louis P. Tozzi and his wife Paulette of Marshfield.

Loving grandmother of Amanda Dinitz and her husband Adam of Houston, Texas.

Cherished great grandmother of Zachary.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, October 19, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 20, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Tecla’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html.

Tecla’s family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care offered to Tecla by the Hospice of the South Shore in her final days of hospice. Additionally, our love and appreciation go to Jean Macchi for her overwhelming gift of love, care and advocacy shared with and on behalf of Tecla.

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

Paul J. Morrison, Jr., 57

Paul J. Morrison, Jr., age 57, a lifelong resident of West Quincy, passed away October 11, 2021.

Paul J. Morrison, Jr.

Beloved son of Paul J. Morrison, Sr. and the late Anne T. Morrison (Flaherty).  Loving brother of Susan and husband PJ Duggan of Holbrook, Tim Morrison of Quincy and Denise and husband David O’Dwyer of Cary, NC. Devoted uncle of Sean, Margaret and Caroline Duggan; Catherine and Ryan O’Dwyer; and Joshua Morrison. Also survived by his aunt Chris Henderson of Middleboro, uncle John Flaherty of ME and many cousins.

He was devoted to his family and especially attentive to all his nieces and nephews, attending all their sporting events as their biggest fan. Paul loved to golf. He enjoyed trips to Saratoga with his golfing buddies. He was an avid fan of all the New England professional sports.

Paul enjoyed many summers on Cape Cod earning the nickname “Waldo.”  He worked for many years at MTV Solutions where he formed lifelong friendships, and was a friend of Bill W.

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 10 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Quincy at 11 AM.

Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Memorial donations may be made to Boston Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 120069, Boston MA 02112-0069.

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Michael J. Gillis, 69

Michael J. “Mike” Gillis, 69, of Quincy, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 9, 2021.

Michael J. Gillis

Mike was born in Quincy on October 7, 1952. He attended local schools and graduated from North Quincy High School with the Class of 1970.

Mike was a sheet metal worker with Local 17. He enjoyed his work and the relationships he built throughout the years. In his spare time, Mike loved to golf. An avid sports fan, Mike enjoyed the Red Sox and the Celtics. He visited many baseball fields throughout his life and when he was in high school, was an excelled pitcher and his talents attracted many recruiters. When Mike wasn’t working, he volunteered his time as an umpire for both baseball and softball teams in the Quincy area. He was also a member of the Quincy Elks.

Mike took pride in taking care of his family. He was a generous man with a kind and selfless heart. He would do anything to help someone in need, even if it meant that he would go without. Mike will be missed by all the lives he touched.

Mike was a son of the late Everett and Theresa (Splaine) Gillis. He was the beloved partner of the late Judy Doyle, who died in 2015. Mike was the devoted brother of Stephen J. Gillis of California, the late David Gillis, and the late Thomas Gillis. He was the loving uncle of Daniel Gillis and is also survived by many loving cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visitation on Monday, October 18, 2021, 9:30-10:30 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

His graveside service will be celebrated on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 11 AM in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

John H. Ventosi, 87

John H. Ventosi, age 87, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Carney Hospital in Boston, in the comfort of his loving family.

John H. Ventosi

Born in Quincy, to the late Domenic and Alice M. (Jolly) Ventosi, he was raised and educated there.

John was proud to have served in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict.

He was employed with the City of Quincy’s Highway Department for thirty-eight years and had been retired for many years.

John was known as a hard worker, always working two jobs to support his family. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Beloved husband of the late Catherine J. (Johndrow) Ventosi. Devoted father of Catherine Ventosi of Quincy, Domenic Ventosi and his wife Cristina of Braintree, Thomas Ventosi and his wife Julie of Quincy, and predeceased by John “Vinny” Ventosi and Elizabeth Landry. Loving grandfather of twelve and great grandfather of seventeen.

Graveside Services will be conducted at Pine Hill Cemetery, 815 Willard Street, Quincy, on Saturday, October 16, at 10 a.m. Military honors will follow. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Those attending should use the Chickatawbut Road gate.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to Families Assisting Families, c/o Eastern Bank, 63 Franklin 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.

Charles F. Reardon, 88

Charles F. “Charlie” Reardon, age 88, of Hanover, formerly a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, October 11, 2021, at his daughter’s home, in the comfort of his loving family.

Charles F. Reardon

Charles was born in Quincy, to the late Timothy and Mildred (Carson) Reardon. He was educated in Braintree and had lived in Quincy for fifty-three years before moving to Hanover eight years ago.

Charlie and his late wife, Angelina, were the co-owners of the former Alumni Pizza and Sub Shop in the Montclair section of Quincy for twenty-five years. Previously, he had worked several years as a marine electrician at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy with both the Bethlehem Steel Company and General Dynamics.

He was a member of the Adams Heights Men’s Club of Quincy, and a former member of the Quincy Sons of Italy. He had also served as a former auxiliary police officer in Braintree.

Beloved husband of the late Angelina “Ann” (Rinaldi) Reardon. Devoted step-father of Katherine J. Cinquegrano and her husband Matthew “Marty” of Weymouth, Marie L. Ferris and her husband David of Hanover. Loving grandfather of Kevin Cinquegrano, Jason Ferris and his wife Elizabeth, Leah Stump and her husband Robert, and Alex Ferris.  Cherished great grandfather of Shane M. Cinquegrano, Robert E. “Tripp” Stump III, and Joanna Catherine Stump. Charlie is survived by two brothers, Walter Reardon of Hawaii, Leo Reardon of Braintree, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, October 15, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to Norwell VNA & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.

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

Barbara A. McGovern, 77

Barbara Ann (Deane) McGovern, our beloved mother, of North Quincy, age 77, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2021. She was the ninth of ten children born to the late Thomas and Mary Deane, of North Quincy, on May 31st, 1944. Barbara was a twin and joined this world moments before her sister Virginia (Ginny) Keane. They were inseparable and shared a very special bond throughout their lives. 
Barbara A. McGovern

After graduating North Quincy High School in 1961, she met and married the late John (Jack) McGovern in 1963. Barbara is survived by her three children: Deborah and Robert Pimentel of Townsend, John and Sue McGovern of Braintree and Denise and Kevin Hennessey of Foxboro. She is also survived by her four loving grandchildren Jillian Pimentel, Bobby Pimentel, Mick McGovern, Tommy McGovern and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Barbara’s life was dedicated to her husband and family. She loved cooking and no one ever left her house hungry. She enjoyed playing scrabble, crossword puzzles and Peyton Manning. She loved her family, Italian food and Irish music. Her greatest accomplishment and biggest joy was always her children and grandkids. She will live on in each of us and never be forgotten. 
Family and friends are invited to help remember her life and say goodbye to Barbara at McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital) on October 16th from 2-5 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Barbara’s children would like to thank the caregivers at CareOne of Weymouth and Ascend Hospice.
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Joanna R. Millane, 88

Joanna R. (Leszewski) Millane, of Quincy, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. She was 88.
Born in Boston on August 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Budziski) Leszewski. 
Joanna R. Millane

Joanna was a woman of great faith and raised her family with love and devotion. A selfless person, Joanna lived her life in service to others. She always provided her children with love, support and wisdom. Joanna could be described as a ‘first round draft pick’. She was the type of person that people were drawn to and loved to be in her presence. Joanna was hardworking, forgiving and peaceful. Her life lessons and example are part of her legacy that continue through her family. She will be missed by all the lives she touched. 

Joanna was the beloved wife of Richard P. Millane, with whom she shared 65 loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Stephen Millane of Quincy, Mark Millane of Quincy, and Michelle Bell and her husband Robert of Quincy. Joanna was the loving grandmother of Elizabeth and John Bell, both of Quincy. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, October 14, 2021, 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 9:30 AM on Friday, October 15, 2021, prior to the Funeral Mass at the Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. 
Services will conclude with interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Joanna’s name to Norwell Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061. 
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Charles S. Boudreau

Charles S. Boudreau, age 78, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, surrounded by his loving family.

Charles S. Boudreau

Charles was born in Boston, to the late Charles and Catherine (Murphy) Boudreau, and he was raised in Roxbury. Charles had lived and worked in Quincy for most of his life.

One of six siblings, he was the dear brother of Robert, Lorraine, Patricia, Kenneth, and Catherine. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Charles considered his family to be his greatest accomplishment.

Devoted father of Scott Boudreau, Kellie Boudreau, Kimberlie Hartnett, Holly Boudreau, Charles Boudreau, and Kristen Lika.

Charles was also the loving grandfather of eight grandchildren, Erin, Kaitlyn, Christopher, Joseph, Nicole, Noelle, Holton, and Evelyn.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, October 11, from 4 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy, on Tuesday, October 12, at 10 a.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

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

Donnamarie Thomas-Jennette, 58

Donnamarie Thomas-Jennette, age 58, of Walpole, formerly of Norfolk and Quincy, passed away, Friday, October 1, 2021.

Donnamarie Thomas-Jennette

Donna was born in Quincy, to the late William A. and Diane M. (Hartman) Thomas. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1981. She also attended Boston University.

She had lived in Walpole for the last two years, previously in Norfolk for over twenty years, and earlier in Quincy.

Donna worked as a facilities operation manager at various colleges throughout the area for many years.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting public libraries. Donna was a talented cook. She was also a Boston sports fan, especially supporting the Red Sox and Patriots.

Devoted mother of Chelsey J. Branco and her husband Ryan of Foxboro, and Michael J. Jennette of Norfolk. Loving Nana of Reagan J. Branco.

One of six siblings, she was the dear sister of William A. Thomas, Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Fla., Marilyn Buckmann of Weymouth, Kathleen Tierney of Rockland, Michael A. Thomas of Weymouth, and the late James M. Thomas.

Donna is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Alicia C. Simmons and her husband Ryan, William M. Thomas, and Stephanie L. Thomas, all of Fla., Justin P. Buckmann of Plymouth, and Shawn Thomas of Quincy.

Former wife of John F. Jennette III of Norfolk.

Funeral arrangements will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna’s memory may be made to the Thomas Crane Public Library Foundation, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Arrangements were 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.

Kevin J. Sullivan, Jr.

Kevin J. Sullivan, Jr. of Quincy, died October 3, 2021.

Kevin J. Sullivan, Jr.

Kevin was a funny person and struggled for many years with alcohol.  The love of his life was his son Mason.  Kevin had a large group of neighborhood friends that hung out and they still keep in contact to this day.  Kevin had a great sense of humor and everyone could depend on him to make them laugh.  He was one of a kind and will be missed dearly by family and friends.

Beloved son of Mary (Chetwynd) Sullivan of Quincy and the late Kevin J. Sullivan, Sr.  Loving father of Mason James Sullivan of RI.  Cherished brother of Cheryl Sullivan of VA, Lynn Mitcham and her husband Matt of Attleboro, Sandra Polvere and her husband Mike of Roslindale, and added family member Mike Harrigan.  Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday 2-5 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

See keohane.com for directions and online condolences.