Francis C. Perfetuo, 81

Francis C. “Frank” Perfetuo, age 81, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, early Sunday morning, January 22, 2023 following a long illness, after spending the day prior with his four children and youngest grandchild at his side.

Francis C. Perfetuo

Frank was born in Quincy, to the late Salvatore and Rosalie C. (Morreale) Perfetuo. Raised and educated there, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1959. He attended Northeastern University in Boston.

Frank was proud to have served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

He was employed as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for forty-one years, primarily in Quincy, and later in Boston’s Financial District, where he often met his son and youngest daughter for lunch. He had been retired for many years.

Frank served as a steward for the American Postal Workers Union. He was a former member of the Braintree Moose Lodge.

Frank was an avid sportsman, as a quarterback in high school, and later in golf, bowling and pool, where he organized and won many tournaments across New England. He especially enjoyed watching football and supporting the New England Patriots. He was once quoted, “I will watch anything with a ball.” He was a lifelong Quincy High Presidents supporter, and loved to attend the Thanksgiving football game every year. He enjoyed frequenting local Quincy restaurants including McKay’s, Grumpy White’s and Cagney’s as well as Maria’s in Braintree. He enjoyed visits with his children, and loved to tell jokes and making others laugh. People often commented on his wonderful sense of humor. He also loved to dance, and was very proud of his Italian heritage.

Devoted father of Shane A. Kyller and his wife Julie Mila of Quincy, Dawn M. Leonard of Quincy and her late husband William, Jenny C. Ade and her husband Otto of Ill., and Kyla R. Desmarais and her husband Kevin of Atlanta, Ga.

Loving grandfather of ten grandchildren, Sebastian, Ashley, Samantha, Victoria, and Jasmine; Arlo, Shiloh, and Meadow; and Reese and Ella; and great grandfather of J.J.

Dear brother of Jerry Perfetuo and his wife Marjorie of Hanover.

Longtime companion of Rita Vaga.

Frank is also survived by his nephew, Stephen Perfetuo, his niece, Lisa Miller, and many cousins.

Former husband of Sally A. Kyller.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, January 27, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

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

Janice M. Philie, 77

Janice M. (Little) Philie, age 77, of Rockland, departed this life on Friday, January 20, 2023 surrounded in love by her family.

Janice Philie

Janice was born on December 27, 1945, to the late Andrew S. and Margaret E. (Frazier) Little.

She is survived by her daughter Beth Goldberg of Quincy, sons Scott Philie and his spouse Gina (Hinds) of Middleboro, and Todd Philie and his spouse Doreen (Nyman) of Mattapoisett. Mother-in-law of the late Steven E. Goldberg. Favorite aunt to Andrew Peterson of Roslindale.

Loving grandmother of Tyler, Eliot and Margret and Dominic and Samuel.

Beloved wife for fifty-five years of the late Edward Eugene Philie, who died on March 31, 2022.

Jan was also predeceased by her sisters, Barbara A. Little and Joan S. Peterson, and her brother, Thomas Banks.

Janice is also survived by her cousins, the DeCoste and Frazier families.

Janice graduated from the former Saint Joseph’s School in Quincy and Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston, Class of 1963. After graduation she attended Quincy City Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1966 and began a lifelong career in nursing. From Pediatrics to Geriatrics, Jan worked at Quincy City Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and then found her true passion at South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Rockland working with the elderly.

Jan was always lending a hand to those in need, an extremely sweet lady who loved to sew, read, knit, do puzzles and listen to her favorite Irish music.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, January 25, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Thursday, January 26, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers and due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Janice’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choosing.

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

Paul A. Rugg

Paul A. Rugg, of Marshfield and formerly of Quincy, died peacefully on the night of January 15th, with his wife and son Ben by his side, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in 1950 to Warren Rugg and Ruth (Fitzgerald) Rugg, the eldest of 6 siblings, Paul enjoyed a childhood of mischief in Merrymount, playing sports, boating, and later “borrowing” his grandfather’s car on occasion. The Beatles set the soundtrack to his life, and a 13-year-old Paul would ride his bike around the neighborhood singing “I Want to Hold Your Hand” while delivering papers for the Patriot Ledger.

Paul graduated from Quincy High School in 1968, and soon after enlisted in the Army with a high school friend. He spent time in Vietnam, as the Sergeant of a small reconnaissance platoon, an experience that profoundly affected him for the rest of his life. He earned a Bronze Star for valor in combat. Paul earned an Associate’s Degree from Franklin Institute before joining Boston Edison as an electrical engineer, where he worked for about 40 years.

Surviving more than his fair share of hardship, Paul lost his first love and high school sweetheart, his wife Eileen (Hurney) Rugg, to breast cancer in 1994. To find love once is a miracle, but Paul was blessed with a second great love, his wife Barbie, whom he married in 2002. Paul and Barbie had many adventures, and when Paul’s life was touched by Alzheimer’s, Barbie was there by his side caring for him until his last breath.

Paul was his family’s favorite character, and his corny jokes will be missed by all. He had a zest for life and a belief that anything was possible, which was infectious. The glint in Paul’s eye made him seem like he was always about to do something you didn’t expect; and sometimes he was. His bright, charming smile always allowed him to get away with it. He was a stubborn force who was very good at doing what he wanted to do, whether it was a popular choice or not. An unwavering perfectionist and a jack of all trades, Paul kept his home, his tools, and his vehicles in pristine condition despite his children’s best efforts. Have you ever met anybody who had the same pair of sunglasses for two decades?

He learned to race sailboats at Wollaston and Squantum Yacht Club in the 70s and 80s, which became his passion, and he was introduced to the art of boat building by his sailing friends. Those who crewed for Paul on Bloody Mary, the sailboat he built in the neighbor’s garage, were in for an intense experience. An unrelenting competitor, Paul won many regattas skippering Bloody Mary in Quincy Bay. If Paul wasn’t out on the ocean or working on a project around the house, he was exercising or weightlifting. In the early 90s you could find Paul rocking out to Madonna’s Immaculate Collection on his NordicTrack. Later he became an avid rollerblader before taking up bike riding, a hobby he was able to continue post-Alzheimer’s diagnosis with the help of a friend.

Paul was one of a kind, and he will be sorely missed. We can only hope that his corny jokes, zest for life, and passion for whatever task it is that makes you happy will live-on within those loved ones he left behind.

He is predeceased by his first wife Eileen and younger brothers Warren and Peter. He is survived by his wife Barbie of Marshfield, his daughter Meredith and her husband Matthew Lebo of Quincy, his son Dennis Rugg and his wife Keri-Ann of Dover, NH, his son Ben Duffy of Carver, and his daughter Molly and her husband Justin Palmer of Marshfield. He is also survived by his brother Philip and his wife Gloria of Florida, and his sisters Susan and her husband Richard Mullens of Brockton, and Margaret and her husband Daniel Gorman of Quincy. Paul also has four beloved grandchildren: Liam, Mae-Kathrine, Philip, and Theodore.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Paul’s name to the Marshfield Council on Aging Memory Program. Checks can be made out to “Marshfield Council on Aging – Social Day Club” and mailed to 230 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA 02050. Alternatively, please consider a donation in Paul’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

George F. Gardiner, Sr., 83

George F. Gardiner, Sr. (83), a lifelong Quincy resident passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 19, 2023 after a battle with cancer. George, lovingly known as Bumpa, was born Feb. 11*, 1939, in Quincy, Massachusetts to Theodore C. and Amy I. (Morgan) Gardiner. He was a 1957 graduate of North Quincy High School where he met his wife Louise E. (Kolb) Gardiner. He was married to his high school sweetheart for 61 years.

George F. Gardiner, Sr.

George retired from the printing-sales business in 2008. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his wife in Sarasota, Florida at his family’s home, as well as spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Wollaston for many years, where he was a trustee for the church. He enjoyed playing golf at Wampatuck Country Club, where he organized charity tournaments for several years. He was a member of the Canton Town Club.

He is survived by his wife Louise, his 3 children Judi E. Hosang and her husband John Hosang of Round Rock, TX, George F.Gardiner Jr. and his wife Terry Gardiner of Hanson, MA, Dawn E. Anagnos and her husband John Anagnos of Holbrook, MA, 7 grandchildren, Jake Hosang, Sarah Hosang, Andrew Hosang, Delaney Gardiner, Kaylee Anagnos, Austin (A.J.) Anagnos, and Nicholas Anagnos, one great grandchild, Balen Hosang, his brother Donald Gardiner, and many nieces, nephews and friends.,

He was predeceased by his parents Theodore C. and Amy I. Gardiner, siblings, Marilyn Mahn, Barbara Pineo, Theodore Gardiner, and William Gardiner.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy from 4-8 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service on Saturday, Jan. 28, at First Baptist Church of Wollaston, 81 Prospect Ave., Quincy at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Patricia A. Sordillo, 61

Patricia A. Sordillo, age 61, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died suddenly, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at home.

Patricia A. Sordillo

Patricia was born in Weymouth, raised and educated in Quincy. She was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1979. She earned an Associate degree from Quincy College.

Pat was proud to be a registered nurse and devoted herself to the profession. She was employed with Fresenius Medical Care in Waltham for twenty years, beginning as a Clinical Support Specialist for the Renal Therapies Group before being promoted to Senior Support Specialist. She was the recipient of many Clinical Support Specialist Nurse of the Year awards on her team. Pat had a passion for sharing her nursing knowledge and served as a mentor to many of her colleagues. She had previously worked for St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton and the former Saint Margaret’s Hospital in Dorchester.

She was a member of the Mass Bay American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) and had served in various officer positions, including past president.

Pat was an avid shopper, with a passion for shoes. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, especially at the holidays. She also enjoyed spending time on Cape Cod with family and friends.

Beloved daughter of the late Louis J. and Gloria A. (Bruno) Sordillo.

Devoted sister of Rose Roybal and her husband Amado of Albuquerque, N.M., Gloria Svensson and her husband Joel of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nancy Stansbury and her husband Thomas of Quincy, Susan Lyons and her husband Peter of Hanover, Christine Hyslip and her husband John of Quincy, and predeceased by Kathleen Gillooly and her late husband Francis, Louise O’Brien and her late husband William, and the late Louis J. Sordillo, Jr.

Loving aunt of her nephews, godson William O’Brien, Jr. and his wife Sheriann, Mark Gillooly and his wife Alicia, Kevin Gillooly, Stephen O’Brien and his wife Nicole, Peter and Paul Lyons; and her nieces, Amanda and Angela Hyslip.

Much-loved great aunt of Kaelyn O’Brien and Michael Gillooly. As well as her furry nieces and nephews.

Dear friend of Robin Wright of Quincy. Pat is also survived by many cherished friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, January 22, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Monday, January 23, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association – MA Chapter, 85 East Concord Street, Ground Floor, Boston, MA 02218.

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

Daniel J. Munkley Jr., 71

Daniel Joseph Munkley Jr., of Quincy, died suddenly on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the Boston Medical Center. He was 71.

Daniel J. Munkley Jr.

Dan was born in Quincy on January 21, 1951, and was the son of the late Daniel Joseph Munkley Sr. and Anna (Sharp) Munkley. He was raised in West Quincy, attended local schools, and graduated from Boston College High School. Dan was a longtime employee in the Respiratory and Endoscopy Departments of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dan had an exceptional memory. Some of his interests included astronomy, movies, photography, botany, knot-tying, kite flying, and bubble-making. His love for animals was unmatched. Dan had a wide range of skills, acting as an electrician, mechanic, carpenter, engineer, or whatever else the situation called for. A talented handyman, he was often guilty of fixing a problem before you even knew it existed.

A man of many hidden talents, his children were never surprised to hear an old story and learn something new about Dan. Such stories include the time he converted his orange van from standard transmission to automatic for a cross country road trip, playing keyboard and harmonica in a band with his friends, or helping build a log cabin house in Maine from the ground up.

Dan loved his family more than anything. He found great joy in spending time with his grandchildren and always had something different and exciting to share with them. Whether he showed up for a whole afternoon or for five minutes before bedtime, Ella and Oscar always had his undivided attention.

He loved spending time outdoors, evident through his many years of road trips, camping, climbing, and hiking the White Mountains and National Parks. Dan loved his winter camping trips with friends to Mount Washington and Mount Katahdin.

Dan was a pillar in the local Scouting community, acting as a teacher, a mentor, and a leader for many years. His hard work and commitment to the Boy Scouts of America inspired all ranks and ages of scouts. 
Always free-spirited and true to himself, Dan’s thoughtfulness, creativity, kindness and giving nature are only but a part of his legacy. He was well known for doing everything he could to help family, friends, or anyone in need. He will be missed by all the lives he touched.

Dan was the dedicated father of Caitlin M. Macdonald and her husband Kevin of Florida, Colleen M. McAlpin and her husband Stephen of Weymouth, and Daniel J. Munkley III of Hawaii. He was the loving grandfather of Ella Macdonald of Florida and Oscar McAlpin of Weymouth. Dan was the dear brother of Robert Ward and his wife Barbara of Hingham, and Ann McLaughlin and her husband John of Mattapoisett. He also leaves behind his former wife and friend Karen Munkley of Quincy, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, January 22, 2023, 3-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy.

His funeral service and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Quincy Friends of Scouting at 21 Puritan Dr., Quincy, MA 02169 for the Dan Munkley Campership Fund, founded in his memory.

Monica Mannion

Monica (nee McCarthy) Mannion, of Milton, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on January 15, 2023.

Monica Mannion

A Bostonian through and through, Monica Jean McCarthy grew up in a loving environment and graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree in 1982. There was a strong ethos of public service within the McCarthy clan and Monica soon embarked upon a successful nursing career. She is remembered for her professionalism and work ethic but, especially, for her strong sense of compassion and inherent kindness. She is sadly missed by her many colleagues and friends at Boston Medical Center.

But, outside of her career, Monica lived her all too brief life to the absolute fullest, nurturing her mind, body and spirit along the way. She simply loved life and all its joyful pleasures and she generously shared this joy with her family, her son Thomas, her many devoted friends and, of course, her loving and caring husband David Nunes. She was a passionate believer in wellness and her physical fortitude and inner strength served her well later throughout her long – and sometimes challenging – illness. But Monica was never one to complain and her shining and immaculate presence was always accompanied by a smile. For, above all, Monica Mannion led a full and deeply meaningful life where everything that she touched was imbued with grace, beauty and, most of all, love.

Beloved wife of Dr. David Nunes of Milton.  Loving mother of Thomas Mannion of Quincy.  Cherished daughter of Carol A. (Bulger) McCarthy of Hanover and the late Robert D. McCarthy.  Sister of Patti Higgins of Quincy, Denis McCarthy and his wife Stacie of Dorchester, and Michael McCarthy and his wife Jennifer of Hanover.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, colleagues and dear friends.

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 10:30 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Elizabeth Church, Milton at 11:30 AM.  Burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Monica may be made to The Jimmy Fund at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.  https://www.jimmyfund.org/ways-to-give/

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

Edward P. Lyons, 80

Edward P. Lyons, 80, of Quincy, passed away January 16, 2023.

Edward Lyons

Loving husband of the late Maureen (McCarthy). Cherished father of Donna Welch and her husband Michael of Quincy, Debra Weare of Lexington, SC, Edward Lyons Jr. and his wife Karen of Bethlehem, PA, and Michael and his wife Anne of Apex, NC. Brother of Elizabeth Lyons of Quincy. Loving grandfather of 6 and 5 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 4:00-8:00pm at Hamel-Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock Street, Quincy.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Hamel-Lydon Chapel. Edward will be laid to rest with his wife Maureen at Pine Hill Cemetery in Quincy.  For more information or to leave a condolence message to Ed’s family please visit HamelLydon.com.

Paula A. LaCascia, 86

Paula A. (Scobie) LaCascia, of Quincy, died peacefully at her home on Friday, January 13, 2023. She was 86.

Paula A. LaCascia

Paula was born on February 6, 1936, and was the daughter of the late George W. Scobie and Frances (Donovan) McGeever and her husband Charles P. McGeever. Paula was raised in South Boston, attended local schools, and graduated from Gate of Heaven High School in South Boston. 

Paula worked for the New England Telephone company as an assistant manager in the accounting department. She worked for the telephone company before retiring and becoming a mom and volunteer at St. Mary’s Parish in West Quincy. Paula loved all the work she had in her life and cherished the relationships she fostered through the years. 

The most important part of Paula’s life was her family. Paula has been a mother to many people – whether related by blood or not – and relied on the love of her family and her faith in God to keep her strong. A strong family bond was essential to her, and there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for the people in her life. 

A woman of great faith, Paula lived out the virtues of faith, empathy, hope and love throughout her life, and she instilled the same virtues in her family. Paula was described as empathetic, generous, truthful, practical, and a peacemaker. 

In her spare time, Paula enjoyed sewing, crafting, watching cooking and murder mystery television shows. She also enjoyed volunteering her time at St. Mary’s School and donating to the Interfaith Social Services Food Pantry. 

Paula’s loving spirit, kindness, life lessons and example are all part of her legacy that continues through her family. She will be missed by all the lives she touched. 

Paula was the beloved wife of the late Maurice J. LaCascia, who died in 2014. The two married on April 27, 1957, in Gate of Heaven Parish of South Boston. Together they shared 57 loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Michael J. LaCascia and his wife Elizabeth of Needham Heights, Maureen LaCascia-Ng and her husband Kevin of Quincy, and Joanne F. King and her husband Kerry of Norwood. Paula was the loving grandmother of Joseph LaCascia of Boston, Catherine LaCascia of California, Nicholas LaCascia of Needham, Ryan Ng of Quincy, and Michael King of Norwood. She was the dear sister of Robert Scobie and his wife Kathleen of Florida, Frances McMann and her husband Philip of South Dartmouth, Edward McGeever and his wife Lesley of Florida, and the late Charles Daniel McGeever and his wife Patricia of Florida. Paula 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 Friday, January 20, 2023, 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, January 21, 2023, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Mary’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. 

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Paula’s name to The Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. 

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

Karen M. Baronie, 67

Karen Marie Baronie, age 67, of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, January 13, 2023, at her sister’s home in Sandwich, surrounded by her loving family.

Karen Baronie

Karen was born in Boston, raised and educated in Dorchester and Quincy. She was a graduate of the former Saint Mary’s School in West Quincy and Archbishop Williams High School, Class of 1973. She earned her nursing degree from the former New England Baptist Nursing School in 1982.

She lived in Quincy for the past fifty-eight years.

Karen was proud to be a registered nurse for over thirty-five years. She had a passion for caring for others. She began her career at the former Saint Margaret’s Hospital in Dorchester and went on to work for various visiting nurse associations. She had recently retired.

Utilizing her professional skills and nursing expertise, Karen cared for many of her aunts and cousins over the years, bringing comfort during the end stage of their lives.

She was an avid walker in the Blue Hills Reservation and also enjoyed taking care of her pets.

Beloved daughter of the late Thomas Charles and Mary Agnes (Greene) Baronie.

Devoted sister of Mary Ann Donahue and her husband Michael of Weymouth, and Arlene Marie Baronie of Sandwich.

Loving aunt of Michael Thomas Donahue and his wife Jennifer of Pembroke, and Thomas Joseph Donahue of Weymouth.

Much-loved great aunt of Payton Olivia Donahue and Harper Rae Donahue.

Karen is also survived by her aunt, Terry Kenney; her uncle, Frank Baronie; as well as many dear cousins, friends, and neighbors.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Friday, January 20, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment to follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, West Quincy. At the request of the family, visiting hours have been omitted.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Karen’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.