Mark A. Azar, 62

Mark A. Azar, originally from Dorchester, long time resident of Quincy, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the age of 62.

Mark A. Azar

Mark was born in Dorchester on December 20, 1961 and was a son of the late Acad “Archie” Azar and Beatrice Pearl (Stevenson) Azar.   Mark graduated valedictorian from South Boston Heights Academy on June 6, 1980.  Former 19 year employee of FedEx, followed by 22 years with Eversource Electric– Mass Ave., Boston. 

Mark was a passionate lover of cars, lawns, beaches and especially the Bruins.  He loved the casinos and the Bahamas.  He enjoyed walking Castle Island and working in his yard.  Mark loved spending time with family and friends.

Mark was the beloved husband of Josephine (Borkowski) Azar of Quincy, his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 37 years.  He was the devoted brother of Frederick Azar and his wife Dottie of Easton, Janet Pino and her husband John of Florida, Stephen Azar of Quincy, Robert Azar and his wife Terri-Lyn of Wrentham, Stella Hooley and her husband John of Carver, Carol Webber and her husband Stephen of Westford, Thomas Azar and his wife Julie of Whitman, William Azar and his wife Laura of Florida, Marianne Goodnight and her husband Dr. James Goodnight of New Jersey, and Laura “LuLu” Azar of Quincy.  Mark was the devoted brother-in-law of Anne Marie Cook and her husband Joseph of Weymouth, John Borkowski and his wife Brigette of Quincy, Charles Borkowski and his wife Christina of Weymouth, DeeDee Queeney and her husband Jerry of Dorchester, and Edward Borkowski of Wrentham.  He 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 Thursday, March 7, 2024, 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opposite South Shore Hospital).

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opposite South Shore Hospital), at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2024, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock St., Quincy at 10 a.m.

Services will conclude with interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Mark’s name to Massachusetts Fallen Heroes by visiting:

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Janice M. Kussman, 88

Janice M. (Logan) Kussman, born March 6, 1935, of Quincy formerly of South Boston, died February 27, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was 88.

Janice M. Kussman

Beloved wife of 64 years of the late Frederick J. Kussman, Jr, devoted mother to Joanne Devin of Canton, Patricia Kussman, Frederick F. Kussman, Mary Burke and her husband Kenneth of Quincy and Claire Pacchielat and her husband Tony of Easton.  Loving nana to 10 grandchildren Paul, Christine, Katelyn, Melissa, Edward, Steven, Michael, James, Sarah and Joseph.  Loving and cherished great-nana of 9.  Sister of the late Peggy Coughlin, Thomas Logan, Claire Capeless, Ronald Logan, Joan MacQueen, Stephen Norton, and Ronald Norton.  Janice is survived by her sisters-in-law Marilyn Norton of Scituate and Carole Kussmann of Milton, and friends Terry Dunn and Beverly Welch of Quincy. Janice is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Janice graduated from Gate of Heaven High School in South Boston.  She was a stay-at-home mom for many years before working at State Street Corporation and Manet Community Health Center in Quincy.  She loved her family, extended family, her childhood friends and her Hough’s Neck friends and neighbors.  Pool parties, watching grandchildren, visiting friends, vacationing at the Anastasi’s cottage and hosting dinner for over 30 years every Tuesday for “Tuesday Night Dinner” were among her favorite activities. Janice and her late husband Fred had an open-door policy at their home.  All were welcome, always, especially during pool season, The grandchildren were spoiled with treats,  warm towels and kind words. Janice had a prolonged illness with Alzheimer’s Disease, but her generous spirit and loving nature was enjoyed by all.  When she became homebound her neighbors; the Anastasi, Pringles, Haskins, Quinn and others carried a ramp from Steve A’s home and set it up for Janice.  It was a beautiful act of kindness from our very exceptional neighbors.  Special thank you to Karen W, Danielle U, Mary M, Old Colony Hospice and all those who visited with Janice, you helped our family provide the care needed in such a loving way.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday March 5 from 4-8 PM at Keohane Funeral Home 785 Hancock Street Quincy.  Celebration of Life at the funeral home at 9:30 AM prior to the funeral Mass Wednesday March 6 at the Holy Trinity – Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Quincy at 10:30 AM.  Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Janice may be made to The Hough’s Neck Community Council Scholarship, c/o Dave DiBona, 45 Turner Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Donations in memory of Janice may be made to  The Hough’s Neck Community Council Scholarship c/o Dave DiBona, 45 Turner St., Quincy, MA 02169. See for directions and online condolences.

Anne Marie Patten, 87

Anne Marie (Fair) Patten, 87, of Wareham, passed away on February 24, 2024, at Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Buzzards Bay. She was the wife of Richard K. Patten and the daughter of the late James and Florence (Morse) Fair.

Anne Marie Patten

She was born and raised in Quincy. She then lived on her boat in Quincy Marina for 5 years. Later, she lived in East Bridgewater and Rockland before moving to Wareham. She graduated from Quincy High School.

Mrs. Patten worked as a Medical Secretary at Carney Hospital in Dorchester for 37 years before retiring. In 1964 she and her husband began Patten Trucking and Quincy Truck Leasing.

Mrs. Patten was a member of Quincy Yacht Club and St. Patrick’s Church in Wareham.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Richard K. Patten; a son, Richard Patten and his wife, Gayle of Quincy; a brother, John Fair and his wife, Lucy of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Joan Klaus of Quincy; 5 grandchildren, Kevin, Andrew and James Patten, Laura and David Harshorn; 8 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Linda Harshorn.

Her funeral was held privately.

Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

Janis E. Burton, 93

Janis E. (Powell) Burton, age 93, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Thursday, February 22, 2024 in the comfort of her home.

Janis E. Burton

Janis was born in Boston, to the late Vernard and Marjorie (Irvine) Powell. Raised and educated in Quincy, Janis had lived in Houghs Neck for most of her life.

She was employed as an executive secretary for the Lily Transportation Corporation in Needham for ten years.

Janis was a woman of faith and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Wollaston where she served as Chairperson of the Deacons and was an expert on the church’s by-laws.

She was active as a leader of the Campfire Girls and was involved with summer camps at Camp Kiwanee in Hanson for many years.

Janis was a miniature enthusiast and had served as president of the Tiny Treasures Society, coordinating and attending conventions for twenty-four years. She was also a longtime member of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts.

She loved to travel with family and friends. Most of all, Janis was dedicated to her family, especially her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Richard F. Burton.

Devoted mother of the late Stephanie E. Mahn and her surviving husband Gary W. Mahn of Canton.

Loving grandmother of Jennifer L. Flanagan and her husband Andrew, Eric S. Mahn and Christina Franklin, and Justin T. Mahn.

Cherished great grandmother of Kayleigh, Liam, Aaron, and Ryan.

Dear aunt of Cindy Li and her husband Al, John Powell and his wife Ellen.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Wollaston, 81 Prospect Avenue, Quincy, on Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Janis’ memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wollaston, 81 Prospect Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy. You are invited to visit or call 617-472-6344.

Jeannette Mattie, 85

Jeannette Mattie (Foley), 85, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at her home in Jefferson City, Missouri. She was born on December 21, 1938 in Quincy, Massachusetts to the late Robert and Jeannette Foley. Jeannette was a 1956 graduate of Quincy High School. She earned her undergraduate and Master’s degrees at Webster University in St. Louis Missouri. She was a Vice President of Human Resources at CitiGroup in St. Louis.

Jeannette Mattie

Jeannette was preceded in death by her son Edward R. Mattie. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Michael E. Mattie; Her sons Michael (Michelle) Mattie of Columbia, Missouri and Christopher (Kathy) Mattie of St. Louis, Missouri; her daughters Lisa (Patrick) Masek of Wardsville, Missouri and Suzanne (David) Glazer of McCordsville, Indiana; Daughter-in-law Valerie Mattie of Overland Park, Kansas; sisters Mary Johnson of Quincy, Massachusetts, Barbara Kelly and Margaret Strange of Maryland, sister-in-law Mary Post of Quincy, Massachusetts; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Saturday, March 16, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville, MO. A mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am. Entombment will take place at the St. Stanislaus Mausoleum immediately following.

John J. Evans Jr., 81

John J. Evans Jr., 81, of Quincy, originally from South Boston, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024, surrounded by family. John, known to friends as “Jay”, was the son of the late John and Margaret Evans.

John J. Evans Jr.

Jay enlisted in the Army National Guard before joining the Boston Police Dept.  He would eventually land his dream job as a Firefighter on the Boston Fire Dept.  His career would span 36 years, the majority of it serving as the senior Captain of Engine 8 in Boston’s North End. He was a star athlete growing up in Southie, playing both baseball and hockey for Boston State College.  His exuberance for hockey would lead him to coach and referee for many years in the Quincy Youth Hockey program.  He spent his summers in Maine and the winters on vacations in warm destinations as much as he could.  Foremost in his life was family, especially his wife, from whom he was inseparable.

He was the devoted husband of the late Carol Evans for almost 50 years; proud father to Jay and his wife Heidi, of Windham, NH, and Kristina Galligan and her husband Jamie of Houghs Neck; brother to Betsy Canavan and her late husband Paul, Marjorie Grennon and her husband John, Janice Donovan and husband Bobby; brother in law to the late Helen Wall and her late husband George, Jeanette Meyer and her late partner Bill Stocker, and Fred Meyer and his wife Laurie; adored by his grandchildren, Carter John Evans, Carolynne “Callie” Galligan, Xander Adams Evans, and James Evans Galligan.  Loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 9:15am prior to the funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10 a.m.  Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.  See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Judith L. Badger, 84

Judith L. “Judi” Badger, a lifelong resident of Quincy, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, February 22, 2024.  She was 84.

Judith L. Badger

She was born in Melrose to Helen Glendyne (Carpenter) and Edward Shrow LeBaron and raised in Quincy.  She graduated from North Quincy High School in the Class of 1957 and was a proud majorette during her time there.  After high school she pursued her passion for design with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  There she earned her associate degree and went on to put her skills to use by designing cakes and dresses.

In the early 60’s Judi started a family of her own, having two sons.  A devoted single mother, she worked hard to care and provide for her children.  Throughout their childhood she had many jobs, including, waitressing, designing cakes and clothing, specifically bridal and special occasion dresses.  She was selfless, supportive, and always made her family a priority.  She often hosted parties for special occasions, inviting the neighborhood over to share her beautifully made cakes.  She enjoyed dressing up as “Carpy” the clown and do face painting for the kids.  Judi adored her grandchildren and was instrumental in helping her sons care for them.  Whether it be babysitting during the day or making sure birthdays were always a very special occasion.  She truly loved her family and was her happiest while spending time with them.

In her free time, Judi liked to travel and go on cruises, or have dinner at the Elks with friends.  For 40 years she took great pride in organizing her class reunion with her dear friend Mary Player.

Devoted mother to Jon L. Badger and his wife Karen of Whitman and the late Jeffrey A. Badger. Cherished grandmother to Erika (Aaron), Jared, Leah, Sean (Colleen), Reanna and Candace (Jason) and her 12 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, March 7th, from 4-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, March 8th, at 10 AM in First Baptist Church of Wollaston-Quincy, 81 Prospect Avenue, Quincy. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

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Mary J. Doherty, 84

Mary J. (Kenney) Doherty, age 84, of Quincy, passed away at home on Friday, February 23, 2024, surrounded by members of her loving family and holding the hand of her beloved husband of 62 years.

Mary J. Doherty

Born April 3, 1939, in Boston to Johanna M. (O’Connell) and James P. Kenney, Mary grew up alongside her elder brothers, Rich Kenney and the late Jim Kenney in the vibrant Irish neighborhood of Boston’s South End. Her early education was Cathedral High School, reflecting her family’s deep roots in the community where her father worked at the Boston Public Library and her mother provided a welcoming home for family and friends emigrating from County Cork, Ireland.

When Mary’s family made their summer cottage in Houghs Neck into a permanent home, Mary completed her high school education at Quincy High School. Following graduation, she began a career in the advertising department for the Polaroid Corporation.

Mary’s life took a romantic turn when she met the love of her life, Jim Doherty, at a beach party on Peddocks Island, one of the largest islands in Boston Harbor (now part of the National Boston Harbor Islands Park). They started a love story that led to marriage at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy, in October 1962. Together they raised five children and built a life on Rockland Street, where they lived and loved and aged happily in place, for over 60 years.

A woman of faith and community spirit, Mary devoted much time to Most Blessed Sacrament Church, where she led the CCD Program and was an active member of Our Lady’s Sodality. Her zest for fun extended to her “shower friend” group, bowling team and garden club. Mary was an avid reader and gardener, and a lifelong lover of music and dancing, especially anything with the rhythm of an Irish jig. She cherished time spent sailing with her family and was known for her love of shopping. Her greatest joy, however, was being a grandmother to her eight beloved grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her fierce protective spirit, her epic hostessing at holidays and as a loving wife, devoted mother and adoring grandmother.

Mary is survived by her husband, James P. Doherty, Sr., her daughter, Maura Doherty (Steve DeLano) and their children Casey, Jimmy and Cori DeLano; son, James P. Doherty, Jr. (Haydee DeGuzman); daughter, Kelly Doherty and her children Michael, Matthew and Owen DeFao; son, Dennis Doherty (Diane) and their children Mary and Patrick Doherty; and daughter, Erin Doherty; and her brothers, J. Richard Kenney (the late Ruth) and the late James P. Kenney, Jr. (the late Agnes); as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Parish in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy, on Saturday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of the family, interment will take place privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Parish, 227 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or the Houghs Neck Garden Club, 1193 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

Margaret M. Harter, 73

Margaret Mary (Hughes) Harter, 73, of Quincy and originally from Dorchester, passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret M. Harter

Margaret will be remembered as a voracious reader, and a great lover of musical theater, babies, and horror movies. She was arguably Coca-Cola’s number one fan. Margaret was a kind and sensitive soul; her home was always open to those going through difficult times, and it was a place where many of her children’s friends at one time or another called home. She had an infectious laugh and a quiet but astute sense of play that could find humor in almost any situation. Her beautiful, selfless soul never stopped shining through no matter what she was going through. Margaret chose to be laid to rest in a cemetery in the company of some of her favorite authors. She liked to imagine she could be having tea parties in the afterlife with these other brilliant and interesting people. She will be greatly missed, but her loved ones are comforted by the knowledge that she will be perfect and whole again in God’s home.

Beloved mother of Caera Gramore of Washington, John Harter, Jr. of Hyde Park, Denise Harter of Barnstable, Eileen Harter of New York, David Harter, and Valerie Winters both of Quincy.  Loving grandmother of Caleb, Andy, Rachel, and Teddy.  Margaret is also survived by her sister Regina Hughes of Quincy, several nieces and nephews, and Alexis MacLeod, mother of Andy and Rachel.  She was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Marion (Leahy) Hughes, and her sisters Marilyn and Eleanor.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Brendan Church, 589 Gallivan Blvd., Dorchester, Friday, Feb. 16. Interment Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. Funeral arrangements were made by Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., East Milton Square.

Donations in Margaret’s memory may go to Justice Resource Institute, ATTN: Account Receivable, 160 Gould St., Suite 300, Needham Heights, MA 02494. Please include the program name “JRI” in the check memo line.

Jeanne M. Warner, 70

Jeanne Marie Warner, 70, of Quincy passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on February 19, 2024.

Jeanne M. Warner

Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents Francis A. and Alice T. (Curran) Warner and sister Kathleen Warner.

Loving sister of Francis Warner and wife Sally of Concord and Maureen Kaeneman and husband Robert of Westford. Cherished aunt to Scott Kaeneman and Robert Kaeneman and his wife Sneha. Great aunt of Ilina and Leela.

Jeanne was a lifelong resident of Quincy, graduating from North Quincy High and receiving an Associates Degree from Aquinas Junior College.  Jeanne worked for the federal government in the VA, Dept. of Defense and the Dept. of Labor as an HR Specialist for over 42 years and retired in 2017.

Jeanne loved to travel, visiting places such as Ireland, England, Germany, Mexico, Arizona, California and Portugal.  She was an avid New England sports fan and family and friends knew not to call her when a game was on.  In her free time, she loved working outside in the yard and being the perfectionist she was, pulling every weed in sight.  Nothing was more important to her than her family and friends.  She cared deeply for the people around her and enjoyed spending time with all of them.

Jeanne had a knack for making people laugh.  Whether it was at her or with her, she didn’t care.  She always seemed to find a way to make those around her howl with laughter.  She had a quick wit and a good sense of humor.  The world is going to be a lot quieter without her infectious laugh.

Funeral services were private and Jeanne was buried with her family in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jeanne may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.  See for directions and online condolences.