Richard A. Lallis, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away on his 78th birthday, March 11, 2023. He was born in Brockton, MA on March 11, 1945, to parents, Anthony and Stacia Lallis, who had emigrated from Lithuania. Richard grew up in Dorchester and spent his childhood helping on his aunt and uncle’s farm in Easton. He later raised his children in Quincy with his wife Kathy, where he resided until his passing.
Richard is survived by his children, Richard Lallis Jr., Anthony Lallis, and Kristine Lallis, as well as his grandchildren, Kristy McNamara, Kerryann McNamara, Tyler Lallis, Richard Lallis III, and Madilyn Lallis, and his great-grandchild, Daniel Deal. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Kathleen Lallis, of Quincy.
Richard cherished spending time with his loved ones. He loved dancing and listening to music and was often seen on the dance floor at family gatherings. Richard also loved watching his family enjoy themselves on vacation. New Hampshire held a special place in his heart, and he loved spending time with his family up in the mountains and on the lake.
Richard was a kind and generous soul who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. His family takes solace in knowing that he lived a full and happy life and that his memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. Private services will be held for Richard.
Ann C. (Clasper) McKechnie, age 69, a longtime resident of Quincy, died suddenly, Monday, March 13, 2023 at home.
Ann was born in Greenock, Scotland, to the late William and Euphemia (McKinnon) Clasper. She was raised and educated there. She immigrated to the United States in 1976 at the age of twenty-three, first settling in Walpole, before moving to Quincy, where she lived for over forty years.
Ann was employed as a Global Operations Specialist for State Street Bank for over thirty years at their Quincy office. Following her retirement, she worked as an associate at Star Market on Granite Street in Quincy, where she enjoyed many friendships with colleagues and customers alike.
Ann loved to cook and was a natural hostess. Most of all, she was devoted to her family, especially her cherished son, Craig, and granddaughter, Abigail.
Devoted mother of Craig McKechnie and his wife Erin of Whitman.
Loving grandmother of Abigail.
At the request of the family, memorial services will be celebrated at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, Attn: Donor Services, 3540 Crain Highway, Suite 675, Bowie, MD 20716 or by visiting www.epilepsy.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave, Quincy. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Anthony Leonard Fratolillo, of Quincy, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at the CareOne at Weymouth. He was 71.
Born in Boston on July 8, 1951, he was a son of the late Joseph and Edith (Armstrong) Fratolillo. Anthony was raised in Houghs Neck and attended local schools. He knew all the Quincy Police Officers and could always be found listening to his police scanner. Anthony loved all the mainstream 70’s and 80’s television programs. Through the years, he collected the DVD series for all his favorite shows.
Anthony was very social, intelligent, kind, and honest. His family meant more than anything to him and he was proud of all his nieces and nephews. Anthony will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Anthony was the devoted brother of John F. Fratolillo and his wife Marion of Medfield, James C. Fratolillo and his wife Diane of Quincy, the late Joseph A. Fratolillo, the late Thomas M. Fratolillo, and the late Daniel D. Fratolillo. Anthony is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visitation on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.
Anthony’s funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.
Services will conclude with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Boston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Anthony’s name to the charitable organization of one’s choice.
Mark John Torchetti, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was 61.
Mark was born in Quincy on May 25, 1961. He attended local schools and graduated from the Quincy Vocational Technical High School with the Class of 1979.
Mark was a cherished son of Mary (Penzo) Torchetti of Quincy and the late John Torchetti. He was the beloved husband of Susan J. (Pelechowicz) Torchetti, with whom he shared 40 loving years. Mark was the devoted father of Mark J. Torchetti Jr. and his wife Alicia of Rockland, and the dear brother of John “Jack” Torchetti and his wife Michelle of Abington. He was the loving uncle of Jaylen, Travis, Jared, and Adam Torchetti, all of Abington. Mark is also survived by many extended family members and friends.
Following cremation, Mark’s funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mark’s name may be sent to the charitable organization of one’s choice.
Joseph W. “Joe” Robichaud Jr., of Mansfield, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2023. He was 77.
Joe was born in Cambridge on July 6, 1945, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Evelyn (Tryder) Robichaud. Joe was raised in Chelsea and Reading, attended local schools, and graduated from Reading High School. After high school, Joe enlisted in the United States Navy on Sept. 23, 1963. He earned the rank of Petty Officer Class 3 and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Joe was honorably discharged on Sept. 10, 1965. Following his time in the service, Joe continued his education at Northeastern University and Sales Institute of America. Joe’s career was in construction presiding as owner and president of MBR, a masonry business and J.W. Robichaud Construction both of Quincy and retired as a Vice President of Black Hawk Builders in North Reading.
Joe’s goal in life was to always ensure his wife and children’s happiness, regardless of the cost. He was most passionate about family and friends and late in life, veteran care and services. Joe believed in supporting the men and women that made the sacrifice to fight for our country. In his spare time, Joe could be found reading, working around the house on special projects and handywork, fishing, boating, and skiing.
The most important part of Joe’s life was his family. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren more than anything and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for the people he cared for. Joe’s life lessons and example are part of his legacy that continue through his family. He will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Joe was the beloved husband of the late Mary B. Gallagher Robichaud, who died on Dec. 14, 2022. He was the devoted father of Joseph W. Robichaud III and his wife Julie of Mansfield and Renee M. Bilunas and her late husband John of Norton. Joe was the loving grandfather of Meagan C. Robichaud of Arlington, VA, Joseph C. and Kevin F. Robichaud, both of Mansfield. He was the dear brother of Cheryl Kelly of Westford, William Robichaud and his wife Janet of Andover, James Robichaud and his wife Shari of Byfield, the late Kathleen Robichaud, and the late Paul Robichaud and his surviving wife Sally of Gloucester. Joe is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, March 23, 2023, 4-7 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.
His funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 10 a.m. in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.
Services will conclude with interment and military honors in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit (ACTRU) and mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 or made online at https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate; please be sure to indicate that the gift is a tribute gift in memory of Joseph.
See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Frances M. (Barrie) Cooper of Weymouth passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the age of 90. Frances worked as a salesperson at the Bargain Center in Quincy until its closing in 1986. Frances loved old movies, music especially old country western songs, dancing and going to concerts.
Frances was the beloved wife of the late Charles J. Cooper; loving mother of Charles J. Cooper, Jr. of Weymouth, Cheryl Ann Cooper of Quincy, and Marsha Lehane of Quincy; devoted grandmother of Charles Cooper, III and his wife Alicia, of Weymouth, Angel Marie Cooper of Quincy, and Casandra Norton of Quincy; great grandmother of Charles Cooper, IV, of Hingham, Hailey Cooper of Hingham, and Jaiden Cooper of Quincy; dear sister of Elizabeth “Bizzy” Leahy of Pembroke and the late Margaret “Peggie” Ann Rogers; God mother of Douglas F. Leahy of Marshfield; Frances is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday, March 19th, from 2:00PM-5:00PM at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm Street, Quincy Center. On Monday there will be a service in the Funeral Home at 10:00AM followed by burial at 12:30PM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Homeless Veterans at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Beverly A. (Sines) Kidney of Quincy passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the age of 86.
Beverly is the loving mother of Linda Hartshorn of Quincy, Charles S. Kidney, Jr. of Rockland, and Steven Kidney of Brockton; devoted grandmother of Ashley P. Richards and Keith Hartshorn; dear sister of the late Edward Sines, Sr., the late Richard Sines, the late Warren Sines, Sr., the late Frank Sines, Sr., and the late Helen Stetler.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Wednesday, March 22nd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center, with a service in the Funeral Home at 12 p.m. Burial to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.
Rosemarie A. Gallo, a longtime resident of Quincy, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023. She was 83.
She was born in Quincy to Frances (Sansone) and Dominic Tantillo. Rosemarie grew up in Quincy and she graduated from Quincy High School, Class of ‘57. She was crowned “Ms. Quincy” in the school’s beauty pageant. After high school she worked as a secretary in the Quincy Shipyard. She remained at the shipyard until the birth of her first child. She returned to working at Burgin Platner Insurance Co. after raising her second child. There she worked for about 10 years before earning a position as a computer operator with CNA Insurance.
In her spare time, Rosemarie enjoyed cooking, playing tennis, tending to her garden and spending time with her beloved cats, friends and family. She also enjoyed traveling, going on many cruises with her family. Her feisty, fun personality made her an absolute joy to be around. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Beloved wife of 24 years to the late Richard Gallo. Devoted mother of Dawn Marie Ierardo and her husband James of Quincy and the late Donald Maglio Jr. Cherished nana to Stephen Donald Venuti of Quincy. Loving sister to Janet Corbin and her husband James of Weymouth. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Dominic and Frances Tantillo and her siblings: Frances Reeve, Joan Mathieson, and Nanette Jenkinson.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 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 10:15 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 237 Sea St., Quincy at 11 AM. Burial in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rosemarie may be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter, PO Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269 and the MSPCA, Attn: Donation, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Michael J. Blasi, of Deale, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 70.
Michael was born in Boston on August 15, 1952, to the late Michael A. and Dorothy (Salierno) Blasi. He grew up in Dorchester and briefly served in the United States Navy after high school.
Michael worked in the family-owned hardware store, Adams Hardware of Dorchester, while attending University of Massachusetts Boston, where he graduated with a degree in anthropology. He lived half of his life in Massachusetts before moving south and settling in Deale, Maryland. Michael was a government contractor, first as a software engineer, and ultimately as a manager of operations at NASA.
Michael was a talented finish carpenter and handyman. He was known for building toy chests, jewelry boxes, cabinets, and assisting with home renovations. In his spare time, Michael loved being on the water and boating on Chesapeake Bay.
Michael was the beloved fiancé of Karen Mitchell of Deale, Maryland, with whom he shared 21 loving years. He was the devoted father of Kristin Bain and her husband Robert of Brookline, and Michael R. Blasi and his wife Brianne of Plymouth. Michael was the loving papa of Emily and Ethan Bain of Brookline, and Cian and Luca Blasi of Plymouth. He was the dear brother of Patricia Joyce and her late husband Paul of Braintree, Donna Malfy of Rockland, Joseph Blasi of Braintree, Kenneth Blasi and his wife Maria of South Boston, and the late William Blasi and his surviving wife Rosemary of Quincy. Michael is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, March 19, 2023, 2-5 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.
See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Peter J. DiMaggio of Quincy, formerly of South Boston “Southie” passed away suddenly, Thursday March 9, 2023.
Peter was born on May 10, 1960, in Boston, MA. Loving father to Bianca DiMaggio of Weymouth and Dominic DiMaggio of Quincy. He was the beloved son of the late E. John and Pauline T. DiMaggio of South Boston. Dear Brother of Pauline Petrella and the late Dominic of Burlington, Virginia Rizzi and the late William of Sandwich, Marie Aiello and the late John DiMaggio of Braintree, Joanne and Louis Polcari of Weymouth, Christopher and Linda DiMaggio of Quincy, Richard and Joy DiMaggio of Suffield CT., Deborah and Eliezar Dawidowicz of N. Falmouth, Toni and William DesRoches of Melrose, Mary and Joseph Dillon of Waltham, Joseph, and Fayelle DiMaggio of Quincy, and the late Paul DiMaggio of Framingham.
Peter graduated Boston Public High School in June of 1978. He attended Blue Hills Regional Technical Institute and graduated with an Associate in Applied Science on June 7, 1981. In December of 1991 he earned his certificate in Computer Command Controls and Engine Repair with General Motors Corp. Peter loved working on cars and was a mechanic for Ford Herb Chambers in Braintree as well as other places.
The most important thing to him was his children and his family. He loved spending time cooking for his family, his favorite dish was pasta and meatballs. Peter was very skilled at ice skating and enjoyed playing ice hockey. Most of all his favorite pastime was making his loved ones laugh. He was known as the “fun and funny” uncle and adored spending time with his many nieces and nephews. Peter’s sudden loss is absolutely heartbreaking to those who loved him, and he will be forever remembered and deeply missed.
A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held at Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton Square, Thursday March 16 at 6:30 PM. Family and friends invited. Visiting hours will be from 5-8 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations in Peter’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN. 38105.
To leave the DiMaggio family a condolence message, please visit www.dolanfuneral.com.