Marjory I. Cristiani, 90

Marjory I. (Scott) Cristiani, age 90, a longtime Quincy resident, died peacefully, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Marjory Cristiani

Marjory was born in Boston to the late Henry and Edna “Jess” (Tizzard) Scott. Raised in Roxbury, she was a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School, Class of 1945 and had lived in Quincy for over seventy years.

She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed the ocean and boating. She was a life member of the Savin Hill Yacht Club and had been a member of the board of directors at the Germantown Yacht Club in Quincy. She had also served as president of the Eagles Club.

Most of all, Marjory’s passion was for her family and especially for her cherished grandchildren and great grandsons. She loved spending time with them and supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Cristiani, Sr.

Devoted mother of Angelina M. “Anne” Moscato and her husband Ronald of Quincy, Michael P. Cristiani and his late wife Anne of Quincy, Joseph A. Cristiani, Jr. of Randolph, Marjory J. Botsch and her husband Walter of Weymouth, and Anthony M. Cristiani of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of Angelina Chiacchieri and her husband Brian, Maria Moscato and her husband Steven Dugan, Joseph, Nicholas and Michael Botsch, Joseph A. Cristiani III, Brianna, Andrea and Maggie Cristiani and the late Joseph R. Moscato. Much loved great grandmother of Frank DiMeo and Brian Chiacchieri.

Dear sister of the late Edna Jean McNulty and the late Shirley Byrne. Marjory is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, August 16th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea St., Quincy at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 4 – 8 p.m. Entombment Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Roslindale.

For those who wish, donations in Marjory’s memory may be made to Autism Speaks, Inc., 85 Devonshire St., 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02109.

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

Lois M. Marshall, 89

Lois M. (Harding) Marshall, age 89, a lifelong Quincy resident, died unexpectedly, Monday, Aug. 12, in the comfort of her loving family.

Lois Marshall

Lois was born in Quincy, to the late Harry W. and Lillian G. (Williams) Harding. She was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1947, and Barrington College in Rhode Island.

Lois was employed as a receptionist for the former Cigna Insurance Company in Quincy for 10 years.

She was a lifelong active member of the Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy, serving in various capacities and committees. Lois was well-known for her singing, both in the choir and as a soloist. She also served as a deacon and was a member of Friendship Circle. Lois was always willing to volunteer and serve, assisting with collations and church activities. She truly loved her “Fort Square” family and many dear friends.

Lois enjoyed sewing and had a talent for arts and crafts. Most of all, she was devoted to her family and friends, and especially enjoyed supporting the activities and accomplishments of her grandchildren.

Beloved wife for 62 years of Robert E. Marshall.

Devoted mother of Robert B. Marshall and his wife Susan of Foxboro, Colleen A. Marshall and her partner Kip Diggs of Quincy, Jon A. Marshall and his wife Kristi of Denmark, Maine, and Bruce D. Marshall and his wife Amy of Abington.

Loving grandmother of Andrea Marshall and her fiancé Kevin Shunney, Bethlehem, David, Grace, Christiana, Wesley, and Jonathan Marshall.

Much loved sister of Leonard W. Harding and his wife Patricia of Quincy.

Lois is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, Thursday, Aug. 15th at 10 a.m. Reverend John W. Culp, Pastor, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave.,, Quincy on Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment at a cemetery to be announced.

For those who wish, donations in Lois’ memory may be made to Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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

William Forbush, Sr., 99

William Forbush, Sr., 99, of Quincy, died peacefully the evening of Aug. 10 surrounded by the love, comfort, and care of family following a period of declining health.

William Forbush

Loving husband of Muriel (Hutton) Peterson Forbush of Quincy.  Devoted father of William H. Forbush, Jr. and his wife Annemarie of Bridgewater, Sandra Bogannam and her husband John of CT, Heidi Faris and her husband Keith of MO, Heather Galvin and her husband Daniel of GA, and Aileen Stewart and her partner Russell Tyo of NH.  Cherished grandfather of John and Christopher Bogannam, Caitlyn and Elyse Forbush, Sky Faris, Alison Mowles, Amy McDonnell, Andrew Croasdale, Esq. and Ross Croasdale, MD.  Son of the late Herbert and Lena (Helander) Forbush.  Brother of the late Donald Forbush, Earl Forbush, Dorothy Graham and Marion Farwell.

William was born and raised in Brockton and a graduate of Brockton High School. He moved to Quincy in 1982.  William was a retired Lieutenant with the Massachusetts State Police and also worked for 10 years as an insurance adjuster for AETNA Insurance Co. He was honored in June 2019 for being the oldest former Mass. State Policeman. He played the piano and organ in various night clubs and restaurants.  He also played the violin in the Brockton Symphony Orchestra and entertained all his friends and neighbors at 1000 Southern Artery.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral on Thursday, Aug. 15th at 10 a.m. at Quincy Point Congregational Church, 444 Washington St. in Quincy.  Interment following service at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of MA, 650 Hancock St. in Quincy.

For more information and online condolences please visit www.HamelLydon.com.

The family would like to thank the loving and caring professionals at Hancock Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Quincy Point Congregational Church Piano Fund, 444 Washington St., Quincy, MA 02169

Jennifer L. Geraghty, 31

Jennifer L. Geraghty, age 31, a lifelong Quincy resident, died unexpectedly, at home, Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Jennifer was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 2006 and had attended the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

The passion and devotion of her life was for her cherished daughter Penny.

Beloved daughter of Robert M. Geraghty of Quincy and Susan M. (Phillips) Geraghty of Braintree.

Loving sister of Ryan M. Geraghty of Quincy and Katie A. Geraghty of West Roxbury.

Much loved granddaughter of Mary Lou (Cappuccio) Phillips of Braintree.

Jennifer is also survived by many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

At the request of the family, funeral services were private.

Arrangements 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.

Angelo S. Piccarini, 95

Angelo S. Piccarini, age 95, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Friday, Aug. 9 at the Brockton VA Medical Center, in the comfort of his loving family.

Angelo Piccarini

Angelo was born and raised in Quincy to the late Dominic and Rosaria (Parello) Piccarini.

He was the owner and operator of the former Glenwood Oil Company for many years and also worked for the City of Quincy in custodial services for 45 years.

Angelo was a proud World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He participated in the Naples-Foggia, North Apennines, Po Valley, Rhineland, Rome-Arno and Southern France campaigns. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and was a member of the Braintree American Legion Post #86.

He was a hard-working, dedicated family man who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beloved husband for 74 years to the love of his life, Liliana A. (Tarchi) Piccarini, who he met in Florence during World War II.

Devoted father of A. Donald Piccarini and his late wife Maureen of Braintree and the late Richard D. Piccarini and his wife Janice of Weymouth.

Loving grandfather of Deena, Andrea, Mark, Danielle, Matthew, Alyson and the late Michael Piccarini. Angelo is also survived by ten cherished great grandchildren.

Brother of the late Joseph Piccarini and dear uncle of Donna Piccarini of Quincy.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, Aug. 14th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy at 10:30 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Tuesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment, with military honors, at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Angelo’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Make A Wish Foundation of MA & RI, 133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

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

Patricia M. Roberts, 67

Patricia M. (Daley) Roberts, age 67, of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Patricia was born, raised, and educated in Quincy. She raised her family in Stoughton and then moved to West Roxbury. She worked at the Faulkner Hospital in Boston for twenty-five years.

Patricia was dedicated to her family and enjoyed spending time with her eight grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Kim Roberts and the late Gregory A. Principe, Lt., Braintree Police Dept. Devoted mother of Michael T. Principe, Boston Police Department, of Middleboro, and twins Lori A. Principe and Kim M. Pickett, both of Davis, California. Loving grandmother of Michael Principe, Robert Dodd, twins Sean and Kathleen Doherty, Noah and Michael Principe, and Lily and Rose Pickett.

One of seven siblings, she was the dear sister of Paul M. Daley, Lt., Q.F.D., Ret., Paula E. Vignoni, both of Quincy, Peter W. Daley, Sgt., Hanson Police Dept., Ret. of Easton, William D. Daley, Jr., Mary V. Turowski, both of Quincy, and the late Philip J. Daley, PFC, USMC, Vietnam. Cherished daughter of the late Mary P. (McCarthy) and William D. Daley, Capt., Q.P.D., Ret. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, funeral arrangements were private.

Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169.

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

James P. McLarnon, Sr.

James P. “Jimmy” McLarnon, Sr., of Pembroke, formerly of Quincy, died August 8, 2019, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.

James P. McLarnon, Sr.Jimmy graduated from Quincy High School where he met his sweetheart and soul mate, Linda.  They married in 1970, settled in Quincy Point where they raised their family and were active members of the St. Joseph’s Parish. Jimmy graduated from Northeastern University and then worked for over 35 years at John Hancock in Boston. After taking an early retirement, Jimmy enjoyed the last 15 years on Stetson Pond in Pembroke where he hosted many gatherings for family and friends.

Beloved husband of Linda (Parks) McLarnon of Pembroke.  Loving father of James P. “Jay” McLarnon, Jr. and his wife Laura of Northboro, and the late Mathew H. McLarnon.  Cherished brother of Harry McLarnon of VA, Alice Fitzpatrick of NV, Judy Mills of Weymouth, Paula Kelley of Braintree, and the late Richard McLarnon.  Loving “Papa” to Jack, Charlie, and Henry McLarnon. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James may be made to the Mathew McLarnon Memorial Fund, c/o Archbishop Williams H.S., 80 Independence Ave., Braintree, MA 02184 or Cancer Center Fund at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or by visiting bidmc.org/giving.

See keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Joseph C. Crowley, Jr., 83

Joseph C. Crowley, Jr., age 83, of Wayne, N.J. passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 while receiving the loving care of his family.

Joseph C. Crowley, Jr.

Joseph was born in Quincy, MA.  He and his family lived in a number of places including Weymouth and Scituate, MA, and Bridgewater and Summit, NJ before moving to Wayne, N.J. many years ago.

Joe graduated from North Quincy High School where he excelled in football, basketball, track and baseball and had a batting average of .423. After graduation he was selected as the starting center fielder for the All New England Hearst All-Star Team that played at Fenway Park, and the Traveler and Boston Globe All-Scholastic baseball teams.  Joe continued his athletic pursuits while attending Thayer Academy and then Tufts University where he received his BA in 1959.  He was a star athlete throughout gaining recognition as the only collegiate left-handed catcher while also maintaining a .387 batting average.  He continued his athletic pursuits throughout his life and became an exceptional runner at the age of forty completing so many marathons that he lost count including the NYC Marathon for many years and the Boston Marathon.

Following college, Joe accepted a position at John Hancock, then later became Executive Vice President and CEO of Rolodex Corporation for many years.

The last thirty years of Joe’s life were devoted towards others. Upon retirement, he committed himself to a life of service, following the credo, “It is in giving that we receive.” Joe was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Paterson in 1999, and was a beloved deacon who served at the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wayne, NJ. He also worked extensively with the developmentally disabled at Catholic Charities where he was honored as the volunteer of the year in 2004. He served as Hospice Chaplain, and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. Joe was also a volunteer coach at Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA where the highlight of his experience was the legendary 1964 football team’s season in which they were undefeated, un-tied and un-scored upon.

Joseph C. Crowley, Jr.

Joe was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He cherished sixty-two years of loving and loyal marriage to his wife Joan.  He touched the lives of countless people and will be sincerely missed by everyone who knew him.

Joe is survived by his wife, Dr. Joan C. Crowley, and five children, Joe Crowley III and his wife Clernise, Kathleen Mitchell, Marianne Crowley and her partner Tom Shannon, Deirdre Crowley and her husband Jim Yanker, Tim Crowley and his wife Carolyn. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Melissa Beveridge (Marshall), Kelly Gingell, Jessica Willis, James Willis, Timothy Crowley, Michael Crowley, Lindsey Mitchell, and Rebecca Mitchell and one great-grandson Tyler Beveridge. Joe is also survived by his brother James “Duke” Crowley and sister-in-law Betty.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8PM on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Church of the Annunciation, 45 Urban Club Rd, Wayne, N.J.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.  Please meet directly at the church.

Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741 or Greyhound Friends of NJ, PO Box 4416 Cherry Hill, NJ  08034.

Elizabeth DiCrasto, 86

Elizabeth “Betty” (Chaupetta) DiCrasto, 86, of Quincy died at home surrounded by her family on August 8, 2019.

Elizabeth DiCrasto
Elizabeth DiCrasto

The beloved wife of 61 years to the late Francis “Frank” DiCrasto. Loving mother of Paula Bobrow of PA, Jean and her husband Richard Dondero of AZ, John DiCrasto of Taunton, Linda and her husband Daniel Auger and Diane and her husband Jim Landrey, all of Braintree. Sister of Bernard Chaupetta of CA, Barbara Conant of Weymouth, Rev. Victor Chaupetta of Hartford, CT, Vincent Chaupetta of Quincy and the late Carol Carpenter and Wiliam Chaupetta. Devoted friend of Kathy Kelliher of Cambridge. Cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

An avid reader, Betty enjoyed yard sales and visiting thrift stores for treasures. She enjoyed traveling and loved to work outside in her yard.  The foundation of her life was her family, they were the cornerstone of all that was truly important to her. She will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have known her.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Tuesday, August 13 from 8:30-10:30 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 AM on Tuesday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 11 AM. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory Betty may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

See keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Robert C. Desmond

Robert C. Desmond of Quincy passed away with his family by his side on Aug 5.

Robert C. Desmond
Robert C. Desmond

Bob was born in Jamaica Plain and lived a long time in Quincy and Norwood.  He served in the USAF.  Bob retired in 2018 after working 40 years at Norwood Municipal Light Dept. He enjoyed Karate, YMCA and mostly spending time with his grandchildren.

Son of the late Maude (Hughes) and Robert E. Desmond.  Beloved husband of 21 years of Diane M. (Brooks).  Father of Michael Desmond of CO, Laurie Millier of Attleboro, Corrine Zeuli of NH and the late Beth Desmond Nagy.  Stepfather of Jessica McDonagh of Norwood, Jason Collins of VA and Jarrod Collins of Whitman.  Sister of Janice Kaiser of CA and the late Barbara Michaelson. Adored grandfather of 14 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Friday Aug. 16 at 10:30 AM in St. Mary’s Church, West Quincy.  Visiting hours Thursday Aug. 15 from 4-8 PM at Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of MA, 650 Hancock St., Quincy.  Bob will be laid to rest with his daughter Beth in the Highland Cemetery, Norwood.

For online condolences please visit hamellydon.com.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bob’s name to Boston Children’s Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.