Deborah A. Phillipson of Quincy, died unexpectedly at home on July 9, 2024, she was 63.

Deborah A. Phillipson

Daughter of the late Russell Phillipson and Margaret (Shea) Phillipson. Loving sister of Diane Ashe and her husband Michael of Plymouth, Michael Phillipson and his wife Catherine of Quincy, Donald Phillipson of Quincy, Russell Phillipson and his wife Susan of West Roxbury and Cheryl Phillipson of Jamaica Plain. Cherished cousin of Suzanne Monahan and her husband John of Squantum. Deborah is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Debbie grew up in South Boston, She graduated from Cardinal Cushing High School Class of 1979. She worked as legal secretary for many years. Debbie enjoyed cross stitching, going to the Kennedy Center and participating in art classes and jewelry making. She went to the YMCA for classes. Debbie was proud of her Irish heritage and a strong religious faith, she attended Mass on Sundays. Debbie had a great sense of humor and was always fun to be around. She enjoyed listening to her favorite Motown Music, especially the Tramps. She enjoyed the simple things in life. especially her family. She will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her. Her legacy of joy, creativity, and connection with others will surely be remembered fondly.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, July 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday at 12 noon in the funeral home. Burial in St. Joseph/s Cemetery, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Deborah may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

Stanley G. Dingwell, 90

Stanley G. Dingwell, 90, of Quincy, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton.

Stanley G. Dingwell

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Harold and Melvina (Jeffery) Dingwell. He was raised and educated in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. He also attended Wentworth Institute in Boston.  During the Korean Conflict he served with the United States Navy.

Stanley was employed in Quality Control for Hazeltine Corporation in Braintree. Following his retirement he worked for Herb Chambers Lexus as a driver.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Church of the Covenant both in Boston. He was past master of Delta Lodge AF & AM in Braintree, and he enjoyed traveling.

He is survived by three nieces, Cynthia Haskell of Westborough, Janice Dreyfus of Webster and Barbara Dingwell of FL and a sister-in-law Dorothy Dingwell of FL; three grandnephews, Jeffrey Evans, Jayson and Adam Dreyfus; two grandnieces, Caitlin Yaeger and Alicia Maurer and five great-great grandnephews, Joshua, Kenny, Benjamin, Jackson and Maverick.

Stanley was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Francis Dingwell and one sister, Jean Erickson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 110 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116.

Interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the First Baptist Church at the above address.

Shirley A. DiTullio, 93

Shirley A. (Evans) DiTullio, age 93, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Sunday, July 7, 2024 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, in the comfort of her loving family.

Shirley A. DiTullio

Shirley was born in Malden, to the late Harold D. and Frieda S. (Seifort) Evans. Raised and educated in Quincy, she attended Quincy High School. As a young woman, Shirley worked in customer service at the former Old Colony Laundry in Quincy and pressed delicate fabrics.

She was a spiritual woman and on November 27, 1948, Shirley was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith at Saint Joseph’s Church where she was a longtime active parishioner, with her late husband, Nellio. She was a member of the church choir and supported the former St. Joseph’s School in their fund-raising events.

Shirley was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother, always in support of the many activities and accomplishments of her cherished family. She was well-known for her fabulous fruit cake.

Beloved wife for sixty-six years of the late Nellio DiTullio, who died on June 7, 2023. Shirley enjoyed waltzing and met Nellio at Moseley’s on the Charles; they were married on January 27, 1957.

Devoted mother of Thomas F. DiTullio and his wife Lisa of Foxboro, SueAnn Sparks of Abington and her late husband Edmund, Peter A. DiTullio and his wife Christine of Hanover, Carla M. Hurley and her husband Brian of Canton, Roberta L. Martin and her husband James of Quincy, and Janet L. Mann of Hanover.

Loving grandmother of Brittany DiTullio Meredith and her husband Mark, Nicholas DiTullio, Kevin Sparks, Christopher DiTullio, M.D. and his wife Shauna Rice, M.D., Jordan and Megan DiTullio, Kaitlin Hurley, Caris, Anthony, and Ellie Mann. Shirley’s first great grandchild is due to arrive in September.

The last of three siblings, she was predeceased by Warren D. Evans and Paul S. Evans. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Joseph’s Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy, on Monday, July 15, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton, on Sunday, July 14, from 2 – 5 p.m. Interment Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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James M. Welch

James Michael Welch, a beloved member of the Quincy community, passed away on July 4, 2024. He was born on February 12, 1958, in Wollaston, MA.

James M. Welch

James was known as a loving son, brother, husband, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his devoted wife, Dr. Nancy Chung. He is also survived by his siblings: Patricia Holmes and her husband Peter, Edward Welch and his wife Aline, Barbara White and her husband James, and Mary Dacyczyn and her husband David. James leaves behind many nieces and nephews who adored him.

A retired electrician and proud member of Local 103, IBEW, James dedicated his life to his craft and was highly respected within the community. He was also a passionate volunteer for the restoration of the USS Salem and an avid coin collector. James’ happy demeanor and charming personality endeared him to all who knew him. His kindness touched the hearts of many who were recipients of his goodwill.

James will be deeply missed but his legacy of warmth, generosity, and joy will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew him. May he rest in peace.

James’ life will be celebrated in a series of events starting with a visitation at the Keohane Funeral Home in Quincy on July 14, 2024. The visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for friends and family to pay their respects. A Funeral Mass will follow on July 15, 2024 at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church at 11:00 AM. Finally, James will be laid to rest at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton immediately following the Mass.

In honor of James’ memory, the family has requested that attendees dress in business casual attire for the services. Suit and tie are optional as James preferred comfort above all else.

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Marjorie L. McAllister, 92

Marjorie L. McAllister, passed away peacefully, on June 17, 2024. She was 92 years old.

Marjorie was born on Sept. 8, 1931 in Quincy, to Robert and Ethel McAllister and was the sister of the late Jessie A. Morrill, Barbara Collins, and Roberta McAllister. She grew up in Houghs Neck and had a happy childhood surrounded by her loving family.

Marjorie worked for many years as both a legal secretary and a bookkeeper before retiring in 1995. Marjorie had a passion for knitting and crocheting which resulted in hundreds of Afghans for family, friends and service men.

She was the organist and choir director for churches in Quincy and Braintree for over 65 years. Member for 70 years of the Junior Bonnie Lassies for H.N. Congregational Church. She was a charter member of Altrusa International of Quincy.

Marjorie will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her legacy of love, kindness, and generosity will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

A memorial service to celebrate Marjorie’s life will be held on July 9, 2024 at 10 a.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery, 815 Willard St, Quincy, MA. Please meet at the entrance to the cemetery off of Chickatawbut Road, at 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations be made to the Houghs Neck Congregational Church.

Kathleen Kubit, 69

Kathleen Kubit, passed away in hospice care, on July 1, 2024 at the age 69.

Kathleen Kubit

Devoted wife of the late William Ferellec. Dear daughter of the late John Kubit and the late Mary Elson. Beloved sister of Robert Kubit and his wife Larisa, James Kubit and the late Steve Kubit. Cherished aunt of many nephews & nieces.

Kathleen was a graduate of N. Quincy High School in 1973, Simmons College and other universities where she proudly earned her Master’s Degree. She had a successful career in the banking industry.

Kathleen loved spending time with family and friends in her cottage in Maine. She loved her family and was always there for everyone, she had a Heart of Gold.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to join the family for visiting hours on Tuesday, July 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Deware Funeral Home, 576 Hancock St., Quincy, MA.

Leo A. Powers

Leo Anthony Powers of Federal Way, WA. died of a long illness, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  He was born in Boston, MA, and raised in Quincy, MA., by his parents Leo V. and Eleanor B. Powers.  He graduated from Archbishop Williams H.S. and Boston College (1957).

Leo A. Powers

Leo married Jane Ann Ryan in 1957 and entered the Marine Corps. He served in the Second Marine Division as an infantry officer in the sixth and eighth Marine regiments.

In 1961 Leo started with Weyerhaeuser Company in lumber and plywood sales in New England.

Leo and Jane’s children are Kathleen (Brian) Schmidt, Patricia (Donald) Hall, Annmarie (Chris) Vance, Michael (Karen) Powers, and Amy Powers Lozano. Grandchildren are Kelsey Newell, Allison Schmidt, Nathan Earl, Ashley Kantonen, Adam and Natalie Vance, Jordan, Samuel and Hector Lozano.  Great-grandchildren are Nathan and Tanner Tobel-Earl, Adelyn and Avery Kantonen, and Deltan and Hayes Newell.

Leo retired from Weyerhaeuser Company at the end of 2003. He spent years in sales of west coast lumber and plywood by rail freight cars to lumber dealers in the Northeastern United States.

Leo’s first wife Jane died in 2009.

Leo served for many years as a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Federal Way, serving people and families in need.

In 2012 Leo married Anita Larson, whose husband had died in 2009.  Anita has three sons: Nathan

(Malia) Larson, and daughters Alexis, Olivia, Tiffany and Katrina. Preston Larson and daughters Sophia and Giulia. And Dustin Larson, Anita’s third son.

Leo’s sister Eleanor and brother Thomas preceded him in death. He leaves brother-in-law James Ryan and sister-in-law Paula Powers.

Funeral arrangements were by BONNEY WATSON Funeral Homes, Washington Memorial Park.

John J. ‘Jay’ O’Neil Jr., 70

John J. “Jay” O’Neil Jr., of Weymouth, formerly of Milton, Dorchester and Quincy died peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2024 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston surrounded by his loving family. He was 70 years old.

John J. ‘Jay’ O’Neil

Jay was the oldest of seven siblings. He was born in Boston on December 23, 1953 and was the son of the late John J. ” Dapper” and Margaret M. “Peggy” (Morgan) O’Neil.

Jay was raised in Dorchester and Quincy where he attended local schools. Jay owned and operated University Glass Company in Medford during his younger years. Most recently Jay was employed at Shaw’s Supermarket of Weymouth in the meat department. He appreciated his work there and the relationships he built throughout the years.

Jay loved the ocean. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, and lobstering at the family’s famous (purple) cottage down the Neck. He also enjoyed playing softball, flag football in the Dorchester men’s league with his childhood friends. His team was proudly sponsored by 1310 Lounge, the family owned business. He coached his sisters and their friends in the old Houghs Neck Women’s Softball League in the 80’s. Jay was also an umpire for the league. He was the past president and a member of the Harvey’s Saltwater Fishing Club in Houghs Neck. He participated in bike week in Daytona Beach, FL and Laconia, NH. Jay loved all cars but preferred his Cadillacs 2:45. Jay was a friendly, fun loving guy. He will be missed by those who knew him.

Let’s not cry because Jay is gone…Let’s smile because we had him.

He was the loving father of John J. “Jay” O’Neil III and his partner Allison Prince of Weymouth, Jaclyn M. O’Neil and her partner Thomas Russell of South Boston and the late Jayme J. O’Neil of Quincy.He was a proud new Grandpa to Addilyn Tracy O’Neil of Weymouth. He leaves behind his beloved long time partner Cheryl Farrell of Weymouth and their canine companion Maggie. He was the dear brother of Caron O’Neil, and her partner Susan O’Malley of Weymouth, Deborah O’Neil and her late husband John Rice of Fla, Darren O’Neil and his wife Debra of Scituate, Peggy O. Simone and her husband Richard of Quincy, Lianne McGarry and her husband Kevin of Weymouth, the late Tracy O’Neil Campbell and surviving husband Paul of Weymouth, and Teresa O’Leary of Quincy. Jay is also survived by his former wife Laura Pumphret O’Neil of Weymouth. Jay was the uncle of nine nieces and nephews that he adored. Along with many cousins and his extended family Patricia Lynch of Dorchester. He will be sadly missed by all.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours of Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 4-8 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024, prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Houghs Neck, Quincy at 10:30 a.m.

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

Please consider sending a donation in Jay’s name to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135-2066.

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Susan Joyce, 70

Susan E. (McQuinn) Joyce, age 70, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

Susan was born in Quincy and raised in Houghs Neck. She was a graduate and prom queen of Quincy High School, Class of 1971.

Susan Joyce

Susan enjoyed skiing in New Hampshire with her sister, Judy, and friends, traveling to new places, camping, and hiking. With a love for cooking, she was jokingly known for her heavy hand with garlic adding a unique flavor to all of her dishes. Susan’s devotion to her plants was evident in her ability to care for them with ease, thanks to her green thumb. Her infectious laughter could be heard echoing throughout the house, bringing joy and happiness to all those around her.

Beloved daughter of Mary A. (Comeau) McQuinn of Quincy and the late Howard R. “Howie” McQuinn.

Loving sister of Robert H. McQuinn, Nancy A. McQuinn Little, both of Quincy, and the late Judy M. Downing and her late husband Edward.

As a devoted aunt, she developed a unique relationship with each of her nieces and nephews. Sara Little, Mike Little, Amy Little, Jake McQuinn, Jenna Cooper, Ben Downing and Alyson Kuehl fondly called her ‘Auntie Susie’.

She is also survived by her lifelong friend, Diane Barrier.

A celebration of Susan’s life will be held at a later date.

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.

Lorrice Iavicoli, 91

Lorrice (Teebagy) Iavicoli, age 91, of Quincy, died peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony A. Iavicoli for 62 years.

Lorrice Iavicoli

Born in South End Boston to the late Kaser and Ajia (Moudary) Teebagy, Lorrice was a graduate of Somerville High School, Class of 1951. She lived in Quincy for over 65 years and worked as a teacher’s aide in the Quincy Public Schools for several years.

Devoted mother of George Iavicoli and his wife Shireen of Wellesley, Donna Butler and her husband Bill of Doylestown, PA, Anthony L. Iavicoli and his wife Maria of Garrison, NY, Joyce Higgins and her husband Jack of Norwood, Gail Glatiotis and her husband James of Groton, and Jeanette Iavicoli of Quincy.

Loving Thea-Thea of Nicole, Bill, and Matt Butler, Chrissy Hrynko (Garret); Lauren Tate (Sam), Megan Foley (Tom), Jack and Julia Higgins; Rachel Iavicoli; Dan and Emily Glatiotis. Cherished great Thea-Thea of twins Liam and Noah, and Logan.

Loving sister of Jeannette Teebagy of Arlington, and the late James, Anthony, and Spiro Teebagy, and Mary Robbat. Survived by sisters-in-law, Olga Teebagy of Roslindale, Rita Pelosi of Saugus, and Georgia (Paul) Devine of Woburn. Predeceased by several loving sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Lorrice is survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Lorrice loved music, dancing, and playing cards with her grandchildren – cards would mysteriously go missing. She was a talented cook, no one left her home hungry. Above all, Lorrice loved spending time with family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Avenue, East Milton, on Wednesday, July 10 from 5-8 p.m. Interment Mount Benedict Cemetery, 409 Corey Street, West Roxbury.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorrice’s memory may be made to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, FDR Station, P.O. Box 220, New York, NY 10150.

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