James J. Byrne, 60

James Joseph Byrne, age 60, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at home.

James J. Byrne

James was born in Newton, raised and educated in Quincy, and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1981. He lived in Braintree for the past nine years, previously in Quincy for most of his life.

He was employed in the receiving department at Home Depot in Quincy for over six years, and previously worked in the food service industry at the former Hearth ‘n Kettle Restaurant in Weymouth.

Jimmy was a 1970’s rock music enthusiast and enjoyed performing standup comedy and karaoke. He was also an avid Boston sports fan, especially the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics.

Jimmy was a lifelong friend to many and enjoyed the get-togethers and laughs they shared. He was a man who loved and showed up for his friends and family, and most of all, he was a person of service. We are ever grateful for his presence in our lives, our hearts are broken, and he will be forever missed.

Beloved son of the late James S. and Sarah E. “Peggy” (Beagan) Byrne.

Devoted brother of Mary Murley and her husband Henry of Randolph, Paula Maier and her husband Butch of Quincy.

Proud of his niece and nephews, Jimmy was the dear uncle of Sean Murley, Lindsay Murley, Billy Maier, Dan Maier, and Adam Maier, and great-uncle of Cooper Murley.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave, Quincy, on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial visitation prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jimmy’s memory may be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 690088, Quincy, MA 02269-0088.

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

Mary M. Hunter, 87

Mary M. (Naughton) Hunter, 87, of Quincy, passed away at home on Aug. 4, 2022 with her family by her side. Mary was born and raised in Savin Hill before settling in Quincy with her family. She graduated from Cathedral High School in the South End of Boston and Wyndham Secretarial and Finishing School. Mary worked as a private secretary to the Vice President at Boston Edison. Later years, while raising her family, Mary worked part time as a union waitress in Boston. Her life was devoted to her family, as well as the Catholic Church. She never forgot her friends who were very important to her.  Mary was a proud and devoted member of the Catholic Women’s Club of Sacred Heart Church. She was always on the go. She loved meeting new people and could have a conversation with anyone.

Mary M. Hunter

Mary was the beloved wife of 53 years to David Hunter of Quincy. Devoted daughter of the late Patrick J. Naughton and Mary (Clancy) Naughton.  Cherished mother of Sean Hunter of Quincy, Mary Beth (Hunter) O’Connor of Quincy and her late husband Christopher O’Connor and Timothy Hunter and his wife Nattima Hunter of Tewksbury.  She leaves behind her adored grandchildren Haley, Brendan and Siobhan O’Connor. She is predeceased by her brother Joseph Naughton and his wife Claire Naughton.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, August 11th from  8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 11 a.m.

Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston.

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

Marguerite Kelly, 92

Marguerite Kelly passed away on August 3rd, 2022 at the age of 92 after a brief illness.
Marguerite Kelly

Peg was lively and alert up until a few short weeks before her passing. Her smile and laughter will continue to provide a legacy for all who loved her. She never missed a chance to say “I love you.” Peg spent a lifetime caring for people as a nurse. Her greatest pleasure was when surrounded by her family. She especially enjoyed spending the holidays with them.

She leaves five children: Jack Kelly and his partner Mary Chevalier, Lisa Hill and her husband Mike, Terry Kelly and his wife Kathy, Tricia Kelly, and Janine Savoie and her husband Gary. She also leaves four grandchildren Lauren, Kerri and her husband Jesse, Sean and his wife Lindsey, and Craig as well as four great-grandchildren Alanna, Kailey, Saoirse, and Eoin as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She is also survived by her sister Charlotte Meyer and sister-in-law Eleanor MacLaskey. She is predeceased by her husband of 30 years Edward Kelly, her daughter Maura Kelly, and her sister Patricia Brady.
Peg lived in the same house for the past 57 years. She enjoyed being a part of a very special neighborhood where everyone takes care of each other. The neighborhood kids would always stop by for candy, games, or even just a friendly visit.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, August 8th from 10 AM-12PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Funeral service will be celebrated on Monday at 12 PM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her Shawmut St. neighbors who were always looking out for her.

Francis ‘Frank’ Leo McPherson III, 74

Francis “Frank” Leo McPherson III, 74, passed away on August 1st after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer’s.
Francis McPherson

Frank was born in Quincy and raised in Braintree by his loving parents, Ellie and Fran. He had fond memories of growing up with neighborhood kids on Pond Street and playing ice hockey on Sunset Lake and flirting with the girls at Star Market.

 Frank was married to Susan (Jacoby) for 47 years. He is survived by his son Eric McPherson of Arlington and his wife Lindsey, and their children Kodey and Daisy; his daughter Catherine LeBlanc and husband Ross of Conifer, CO. He will be greatly missed by his sister Mary, brothers Kevin and Ron, and will no doubt meet up with brother Marty in the hereafter. He also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends. 
 
Frank attended Holy Cross Cathedral High School and graduated from Bentley College. He spent most of his career in accounting / finance at GTE/General Dynamics, from which he retired in 2009. 
 
Above all else, Frank was a committed husband, father and Papa. He was a man before his time, taking off time from his career to stay home with Eric, chaperoning field trips and attending as many baseball, soccer, basketball and volleyball games as he could. He always made time to skip rocks, fly kites and go for walks. Frank was a great photographer and loved to kayak and, like his dad, had a great love for ice cream. He had a phenomenal sense of humor and a contagious laugh. He was kind, patient, loving and generous, and brought light to all the people in his life, especially the kids who loved him so much.
 
If you are able to say your goodbyes in person, his wake with be held at Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA on Monday, 8/8 from 4-8 pm. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church, N. Quincy on Tuesday, 8/9.
The family requests that NO FLOWERS be sent but hope you can perform an act of kindness in his memory or, if you like, make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/manh).

Thomas J. ‘Tonka’ Manning

Thomas J. “Tonka” Manning of Weymouth passed away July 31st.

Thomas Manning

Born in Boston, he was raised in South Boston and graduated from South Boston High School.  He previously worked for the Teamster’s Local #25 and more recently worked for the Robert Young Demolition Company in Quincy before retiring in 2021.

Tom was a devoted family man he spent every minute possible with those he loved. Tom’s favorite pastimes were playing the harmonica, cracking jokes,  and enjoying time with his wife of 35 years. Tom’s wit, humor and positivity could light up any room whether it be filled with loved ones or strangers alike. Tom had the ability to make people laugh with his clever one- liners that always came directly from his heart and just at the right time. Tom will be missed by all who knew him and will be remembered as a hard-working, loving, caring, funny man.

Beloved husband of Donna M. (Erhardt).  Father of Cody Manning of Quincy and the late Joseph W. “J.B.” Bennett.  Grandfather of Kylea McLaughlin of Worcester, Aiva Tobin of Weymouth, and Kensley Lowry of Quincy.  Brother of the late James Manning, Ellen Mullen, and Dorothy Turpin.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Monday, Aug. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

 

Nancy E. MacDonald, 57

Nancy E. MacDonald, age 57, of Quincy, MA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, surrounded by her loving family and dear friends.

Nancy MacDonald

Nancy is the beloved daughter of Carol (Webber), of Rockland and the late John MacDonald. Devoted mother of Tessa Schneider, of Weymouth. Loving sister of Jack MacDonald and his wife, Leslie of Plymouth, David MacDonald and his wife, Cherish of Plymouth, Christine MacDonald and her partner, Tom Briody of Quincy, Michael MacDonald and his wife, Sharon of Plymouth and the late Gregory MacDonald. She is the dear aunt of Kendall Ewell and her fiancé, Ryan Cushing and their son, Ryan “Bubs” of Plymouth, Zoe Mirabito and her husband, Andrew of Quincy, Madison, Gabrielle, John, Marin, and Ava MacDonald, all of Plymouth. Step-grandmother of David and Shyanne Schneider of Plymouth, and Riley and Brady Mulhern of Naples, FL. Nancy will be forever missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

A private burial ceremony will be held at New Calvary Cemetery, Boston and arrangements are being made for a Celebration of Life gathering.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Nancy’s name to Cure PSP by visiting: www.psp.org or 110 Fitness Fight Back Gala by visiting:https://e.givesmart.com/events/s7v/

See www.Keohane.com for online condolences.

 

Evange A. ‘Angelo’ Kesaris

Evange A. “Angelo” Kesaris, a longtime resident of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, July 31, 2022, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Evange Kesaris

Evange was born in Epirus, Greece, to the late Antonios G. and Anastasia D. (Philis) Kesaris. Raised and educated in Greece, Angelo immigrated with his family to the United States in 1956, arriving in Quincy, where he lived for twenty-two years, before moving to Braintree in 1978.

Angelo had worked in the restaurant industry his entire life, along with his brothers, Vasilios, Spyridon, and George. They were the co-owners and operators of the famous “Clam Box Restaurant”, located on Wollaston Beach in Quincy. They opened their business in 1968 and successfully served outstanding seafood for thirty-three years before retiring in 2001.

Most of all, Angelo was devoted to his family, especially his cherished grandchildren and great-grandsons, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for sixty-two years of Vivian J. (Cosindas) Kesaris.

Devoted father of Anastasia “Stacey” (Kesaris) Mazeiko and her husband Alfred of Raynham, John Kesaris and his wife Brenda of Pembroke, and Gregory “Greg” Kesaris of Braintree and Nicole Alfieri of Pembroke.

Loving grandfather of Alexandra Burrows and her husband Stephen, Angelo John “AJ” Kesaris, and twins Madison and Katlyn Kesaris. Great-grandfather of Isaac and Nathan Burrows.

Dear brother of Vasilios “William” Kesaris and his wife Mary of Quincy, twins, Theodore Kesaris and Christos Kesaris both of Quincy. He was predeceased by Spyridon “Peter” Kesaris and his surviving wife Zoi of Quincy, George Kesaris and his surviving wife Ourania of Braintree, and the late Andria A. Saxonis and her late husband Peter.

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

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, August 4, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at Saint Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street, Braintree, on Friday, August 5, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Angelo’s memory may be made to Saint Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church, 119 Common Street, Braintree, MA 02184 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

Mary A. Joyce, 85

Mary A. (Wallace) Joyce, of Quincy, formerly of South Boston, died peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2022, at Hancock Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Quincy. She was 85.  

Mary A. Joyce

Born in Boston on April 14, 1937, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Flaherty) Wallace. Mary was raised in South Boston and graduated from Gate of Heaven High School. Mary was a retired crossing guard for the City of Quincy.

Beloved wife of Martin F. Joyce of Quincy. Devoted mother of Martin W. Joyce and his wife Amy of Burlington, IA. Loving grandmother of Mary L., Martin Z. “Zach”, and Ella C. Joyce, all of Burlington, IA. Dear sister of Sr. Margaret P. Wallace, CSJ of Brighton. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 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 9 AM on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Mary’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. 

Services will conclude with interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. 

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

Catherine J. Keaney, 90

Catherine J. “Kay” Keaney, age 90, of Weymouth, formerly a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, July 28, 2022 at AccentCare Inpatient Hospice Center – Milton.

Catherine was born in Boston, raised and educated in Dorchester, and was a graduate of the Dorchester High School for Girls, Class of 1949. She lived in Weymouth for the past five years, previously in Quincy for thirty years, and earlier in Dorchester.

Kay was employed as an executive secretary for the John Hancock Life Insurance Company for twenty-seven years and had been retired for many years.

Beloved daughter of the late John J. and Mary E. (Foley) Keaney.

The last of six siblings, Kay was predeceased by Mary E. Cahill and her husband Richard, John J. Keaney and his wife Rita, Teresa Flanigan and her husband Robert, Anna M. Keaney, Robert L. Keaney and his wife Patricia “Gail”.

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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Elizabeth’s Church, 350 Reedsdale Rd., Milton, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the Mass at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave, Quincy from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Interment New Calvary Cemetery, 800 Harvard St., Boston.

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

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

Frank P. Milano, 90

Frank Paul Milano, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, passed away on July 25, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.  Frank was 90 years old and lived life to the fullest.

Frank P. Milano

Born in Boston on Feb. 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Benny and Nancy (Falcetta) Milano. Frank grew up in Dorchester.  He was a devout Catholic and attended St. Ann’s Church, in Quincy, where he lived for 64 years with his wife, Anita and their family.

Frank served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea, where he helped build roads and bridges.  After being discharged from the Army, he worked as a welder/machinist for American (Domino) Sugar co. for 25 years before retiring.  After that, he worked part-time for Corcoran Management.

Frank was an active member of North Quincy Council of the Knights of Columbus, where he volunteered his time to help establish and work Bingo for many years.  There, he met many of his lifetime friends.  He thoroughly enjoyed playing golf for the Knights of Columbus at The Furnace Brook Golf Club and attended many golf trips to Naples, Florida with the same group.  He especially enjoyed several trips and cruises to Bermuda and the Caribbean with family and friends.  Frank was an extremely avid ALL BOSTON sports fan, especially, the New England Patriots.  He volunteered his time as a welder to assist in building Schafer Stadium, consequently, getting his season tickets, which were on the 50-yard line.  He was one of the first season ticket holders starting in 1960 and followed them when they played at B.U. Field, Harvard University, Fenway Park and all the way to The Dynasty at Gillette Stadium.  He saw 11 Super bowls with the Pats in his lifetime and attended two of them.  Frank was also a “HOCKEY DAD”, when both his boys played for Quincy Youth Hockey and he attended many hockey trips to Canada and New York with them.  Again, in 1970, he volunteered his welding expertise to help build Quincy Youth Hockey Arena. Frank was a perfectionist and thought things should be done on schedule.  Often times, we let him think we did do things on schedule.

Frank is survived by his wife Anita (Tagliamonte) Milano. Devoted Father to Richard and his wife, Claudine Milano of Braintree, Jim and his wife, Patti Milano of Marshfield.  Grandfather to Christopher and his wife, Casey Milano of Quincy, Amanda Milano and her partner, Joey Rackauskis of Quincy, Matthew and Alexa Milano of Braintree and John and Victoria Milano of Marshfield.  Great grandfather to Brayden, Evan, Camdyn and his namesake, the newest addition to the family, Gianni Franceso Milano.  Also survived by his brother Vinny Milano of Mashpee, and sisters Agnes Lynch of Abington and Lena and her husband, George Cummings of Hingham as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with the family on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock St., Quincy followed by the Funeral Mass which will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Beth Israel Milton Hospital, especially his nurse Erika, as well as Accent Care at Seasons Hospice for their kind and professional care given to Frank.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Accent Care, 1 Edgewater Dr., Suite 103, Norwood, MA 02062-4674