Ruth M. Lenehan, 88

Ruth M. (Trainor) Lenehan, age 88, of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at The Atrium at Faxon Woods, in the presence of her loving family.

Ruth M. Lenehan

Ruth was born in Boston, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Mullen) Trainor. Raised and educated in Malden, she was a graduate of the former Malden Girls Catholic High School. Ruth also graduated from Boston College.

She lived in Quincy for most of her adult life where she raised her family, but had also lived in Plymouth for twenty-five years.

She was a devoted homemaker, actively supporting the activities and accomplishments of her family. As a young woman, she was employed as a computer coder subcontractor for NASA but left to raise her family.

She was a former member of the Furnace Brook Golf Club in Quincy and White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth where she and her late husband enjoyed playing golf and cherished many friendships and memories made.

Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Lenehan, Jr.

Devoted mother of Patricia M. Lenehan of Newton, Janet L. Lothrop and her husband Norman of Marblehead, Elizabeth L. Egan and her husband Daniel of Brockton, and the late Joseph N. Lenehan III.

Loving grandmother of Julia R. Lothrop, Kate D. Lothrop, and Bridget R. Lenehan.

The youngest and last of five siblings, she was predeceased by Jeanne Provost, Robert Trainor, Francis Trainor, and Anne Kent.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, January 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Tuesday, January 16, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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

Annmarie O’Toole

Annmarie O’Toole, born August 19, 1951, left us on January 4, 2024, surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She is survived by her beloved children, Ian Dower, Aidan Rolfe, and Stacy Rolfe. Annmarie was predeceased by her late husband, Jack Rolfe, and her parents, Edward and Mary (Byrne) O’Toole.

Annmarie O’Toole

Annmarie was a passionate animal lover, with a special place in her heart for her cherished cat, Tony Soprano. Her vibrant spirit, coupled with her great sense of humor, brought joy to all who knew her. She deeply loved her children and friends, always cherishing the moments spent together.

A fervent hockey enthusiast, Annmarie was a loyal fan of the Bruins, sharing in the highs and lows of each season with fellow fans and family alike.

Annmarie’s legacy of love, laughter, and passion for life will forever remain in the hearts of those she leaves behind.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hamel & Lydon Funeral Home at 650 Hancock St., Quincy on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 4pm to 7pm. Burial services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to no-kill Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton in Annmarie’s memory. Www.giffordcatshelter.org.

Judith A. Dyer, 78

Judith Ann “Judy” (LaBollita) Dyer, 78, of Quincy, passed on Thursday, December 28, 2023. She was born on September 25, 1945, to the late Pasquale LaBollita and Ann (Welch) LaBollita of Dorchester. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy of Roxbury and earned her nursing degree from Catherine Labouré School of Nursing in 1966.

Judith A. Dyer

Judy’s 40-year nursing career spanned several disciplines and workplaces including Carney Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s, Neponset Health Center, Brigham and Women’s, and Massachusetts General Hospital. She was a respected patient advocate who loved being a nurse and made many life-long friends throughout her career.

Judy and Jack Dyer spent all 54 years of their married life in Quincy. She was the loving mother of Jonathan Dyer, his wife Kathy, and their daughter Pixiana, whom she adored; and Joanna Dyer and her husband Arnold Benson of Portland, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her siblings Patty D’Antuono, Kathy Doyle and Billy LaBollita. Judy is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Judy made people laugh with her quick wit and sense of humor. She wasn’t afraid to show affection with all her friends and family. Judy loved to read, was a talented knitter, enjoyed traveling (and an occasional trip to the casino with The Ladies), and spent as much time as she could with her family and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, January 14, 2024, 3-7 PM in Keohane Funeral Home 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Monday, January 15, 2024, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Mary’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.

Services will conclude with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Judy’s name to the PKD Foundation for Polycystic Kidney Disease by visiting htts://pkdcure.org or Standish Human Society by visiting https://www.standishhumane.org.

See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Irene C. Awed, 94

Irene C. (Aristide) Awed, age 94, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Boston Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Her death came just twelve days after the loss of her beloved husband, Carl.

Irene Awed

Irene was born in Quincy, to the late Marziotto and Clotilda C. (Giarrusso) Aristide. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1946. She worked at an insurance agency early on, and became a nursing home administrator later in life, and worked at the Kristen Beth Nursing Home in New Bedford for many years.

Irene was raised in a large Italian extended family where socializing was always centered around the dinner table. She was a gourmet cook, well-known for her soups and cookies, often delivering homemade specialties to anyone that was sick. She made weekly four-course meals for her family that were available for pick-up or dine-in. Irene was a very fashionable lady with a timeless sense of style. She wore high heels and drove a Porsche well into her 80s. She was an accomplished painter, and a long-time member of Quincy Art Association and the Museum of Fine Arts. A very well-read woman and an independent thinker, she could easily discuss events of the day, often with a sharp tongue and disdain for politics. She had an opinion on everything, which she would voice to anyone that would listen. Her wit, sarcasm and comedic sense of timing could have lent to a career in stand-up.

Most of all, Irene was devoted to taking care of her family, her late husband, Carl, her children, grandchildren, and her great grandchildren, supporting all their many interests, activities, and accomplishments. Beloved wife for seventy-three years of the late Carl A. Awed, with whom she shared an adventurous spirit. Together, they traveled the world sharing numerous cultural experiences, including making unforgettable memories at their home in Jamaica.

Devoted mother of Mark A. Awed and his wife Kathleen of Worcester, Carl A. Awed, Jr. of Quincy and his companion Tresan, Scott M. Awed and his wife Linda of Quincy, Alison L. Djerf of Quincy, Adam Awed, Kristen Awed-Ladas and her husband Mark of Quincy, and the late Carlene P. Awed.

Loving grandmother of sixteen and great grandmother of fourteen.

Dear sister of Marie C. Guidice of Quincy and predeceased by A. Ernest Aristide, Rose G. Gavin, and Joseph M. Aristide. Irene is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, January 11, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street, Quincy, on Friday, January 12, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Irene’s memory may be made to Quincy Art Association, 26 High School Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169 or www.quincyartma.org.

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

Geraldine E. Bloomer, 101

Geraldine E. Bloomer, of Quincy, formerly of Somerville, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 31, 2023. She was 101 years young.

Geraldine was the beloved daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Keady) Bloomer. She was the most devoted sister to her seven older siblings, the late John Bloomer, Mary Bloomer, Robert Bloomer, Patricia Savitts, Thomas Bloomer, Quentin Bloomer and Aileen McDonald. Geraldine spent most of her life in Somerville living in her family home on Knapp Street. She loved her neighborhood and made many marvelous friends throughout her life.

Geraldine always enjoyed spending her time with her family, especially with her nieces and nephews and their many children. She took the role of being an aunt very seriously. Aunt Gerry, as she came to be called by so many, embodied generosity and became the matriarch of her family years ago. She enjoyed spending time with her family in Orleans, sitting on the deck overlooking Pleasant Bay or bringing a carload of kids into town for ice cream.

Geraldine is lovingly survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews, as well as many wonderful and loyal friends. Her presence will be missed by so many but her legacy will undoubtedly live on because of the admirable way she chose to live her life. She was incredibly hard-working, faith-filled and family-oriented. Those she leaves behind will continue to strive to follow in her footsteps

Calling hours were held on Saturday, Jan. 6th in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Catherine Church, 179 High St., Somerville.

Services concluded with interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Geraldine’s name to Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin Parish. 179 Summer St., Somerville, MA 02143 or to Holy Trinity Parish, 227 Sea St., Quincy, MA 02169.

Peter E. Schuerch

Peter E. Schuerch, 90, passed away at his home in Bath, ME on January 3, 2024. Peter was born on June 16, 1933 a son of Robert and Clara (Etter) Schuerch of Hough’s Neck, Quincy, MA.

Peter E. Schuerch

Peter was educated in the Quincy, MA school system. He graduated with a B.S. in Education from Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts. He taught in the Melrose, Norwell and Cape Cod School Systems.

Peter, an avid fan of sports, was an outstanding football player in high school. In his youth he sailed the water around Quincy Bay. As a young adult, he designed and with a group of friends built the “Pyramid” sailboats. This love of being on or near the water continued throughout his life.

In the late 1980s, Peter accepted his dream job as Superintendent of MacMahan Island, Maine, an island of 40 summer homes. He and the residents of the island formed remarkable friendships. Ones that he treasured for the remainder of his life.

Peter is survived by his wife of 42 years, Brenda Larson, Children: Mary Jane Knoblich (Keith) of Stoughton, MA, Kathy Brooks (William) of Quincy, MA, Jeanne McQuinn (Paul) of Quincy, MA, Patricia Sleeper (Phil) of Sebago, ME, Janice Provenzano (Kevin) of Port St. Lucie, FL and Peter E. Schuerch Jr. (Migena) of Braintree, MA, a sister Carol Schuerch Johnston of Quincy, MA as well as by 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Peter was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Richard W. Schuerch Sr., Robert Schuerch Jr., a grand daughter Victoria Schuerch and two step daughters Kimberly Larson and Amy Fagan.

A memorial celebration will be held during the summer of 2024.

John F. Joyce, 70

John F. Joyce, age 70, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, December 22, 2023 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

John was born in Quincy, to the late Francis and Stella (Walsh) Joyce. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1971.

John F. Joyce

He was employed as a laborer with the Galvin Construction Company in Quincy for twenty years.

John was a member of the Adams Heights Men’s Club in Quincy where he enjoyed many friendships.

He was an avid Boston sports fan.

Beloved father of Erin N. Bigham of Braintree and loving grandfather of Jessie Bigham.

Devoted brother of the late Brenda Borkowski.

At the request of the family, memorial services will be celebrated at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

Richard D. Caruso, 79

Richard D. Caruso, age 79, of Braintree, formerly of Bourne, died suddenly, Friday, January 5, 2024 at home.

Richard was born in Quincy, to the late John J. and Marie I. (Serroni) Caruso. Raised and educated in Quincy, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1963.

Richard Caruso

Richard lived in Braintree for twenty-five years, previously in Bourne for many years.

Richard owned and operated the Gray Gables Market in Bourne from 1974-1991. Prior to that, he owned a Pepperidge Farm route on the South Shore. He had been retired for many years.

A man of faith, Richard was a longtime parishioner of the Church of Saint Clare in Braintree.

Some of Richard’s happiest memories were times spent at his mountainside home in Jefferson, N.H. with friends and family. He was an avid car enthusiast, especially antique cars, which began as a teenager with his 1939 Ford. One of his greatest passions was his love of music. He had an extensive and eclectic collection of vinyl records that ranged from one of the original red records by Enrico Caruso to Joni Mitchell to Pink Floyd. He had a lifelong interest in world history and loved to share his knowledge.

Devoted father of Leah M. Ames and her husband Kevin of Plymouth.

Loving grandfather of Jacob D. Ames.

Dear brother of the late C. John “Sonny” Caruso and his surviving wife Ann, and the late Robert J. Caruso and his surviving wife Barbara.

Richard is also survived by his dear friends, Kjerste Soderberg and her family, and lifelong friend, Robert Saia, as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Former husband of Annemarie (Haskins) Caruso of Plymouth.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, January 10, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Church of Saint Clare, 1244 Liberty Street, Braintree, on Thursday, January 11, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

A special thank you to the doctors, therapists and nurses at Aspire Health in Quincy, the caring nurses of Abel Home Care in Rockland and Kelli O’Leary, staff and all his friends at the Braintree Housing Authority.

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

Celia M. Ridge, 94

Celia M. (Joyce) Ridge, of Quincy, died January 1, 2024.
Celia Ridge

Celia lived a long, beautiful 94 years and was adored by her family, whom she loved dearly. She was a devout Catholic and her faith and Irish heritage were very important to her. She worked as a nutritionist specialist for over 20 years at Boston University and truly cared for all those she helped. She was an active woman, enjoying exercising at the Y and taking walks around the beach. Celia was a great gardener and cook. She was strong-willed, stood up for what she believed in, and stood by her family. Celia was a kind and helpful woman who was always there when you needed her. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her for her sense of humor and kind heart.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday 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 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Celia may be made to Alzheimer’s Assn., MA Chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Nancy Ann Faenza, 96

Nancy Ann (Bruen) Faenza, of South Boston, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2024, with her family by her side. She was 96.

Nancy Ann Faenza

Daughter of the late Peter J. Bruen and Mary E. (Gallagher) Bruen. Devoted mother of Dan Faenza and his wife Sue of Meredith, NH and Deb Faenza and her husband Rich Rines of Quincy. Loving sister of Jo Musco Collari and her husband Richard “Dick” of Walpole and the late Patrick J. Bruen and Chuck A. Bruen and his wife, Mary. Cherished grandmother of Leah Cooper and her husband Matt of Deerfield, NH, Brian Faenza and his wife Caanan of Gilford, NH, Danielle Durigan and her husband Tom of Dedham, Rich Rines Jr., and his fiancée Cortney Johnston of Austin, TX. Great Grandmother to Ben and Emma Cooper and Avery and Riley Faenza.

Beloved Aunt of Chip Musco and his wife Mindy of Millis, Chucky Bruen and his wife Marie, Maribeth Griffin and her husband David, Kevin Bruen and his wife Maureen, Sean Bruen and Patrick Bruen, all of West Roxbury and the late Robyn Musco and Michael Bruen. She is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Nancy attended Memorial High School in Boston. She worked most of her life in the food service industry. She spent many years as a waitress at the Milton Hill Restaurant. She was a hostess at Walsh’s Restaurant in North Quincy as well as the Fox and Hound Restaurant in Quincy. Nancy also worked as a coat check person at the Quincy Elks. Nancy will be remembered for her beautiful smile, warmth and grace. She was a joy

to be around. Her faith and her family were the foundation of all that was truly important in her life. Although family members are heartbroken at her passing, all feel fortunate for the love and many blessings she brought into their lives. Nancy will be deeply and sadly missed.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, January 11 from 4-7 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A brief prayer service will be held in the Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea St., Quincy at 10 a.m. Burial will occur following the mass in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 990 LaGrange St., West

Roxbury. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.