William H. McGinness, 88

William Hugh McGinness, of Quincy, died peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Royal Braintree Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 88.

William H. McGinness

William was born in Cambridge on March 12, 1935 and was the son of the late William H. McGinness and Anne (Maytum) McGinness.

Bill was raised in Cambridge and was a proud graduate of Rindge Tech. He later continued his career in education at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. An avid sports fan, Bill fondly remembered his years of coaching at the youth and high school level. For much of his life he was an active member of St. Ann’s Parish serving as a Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher, and basketball director. An expert gardener, Bill’s display of tulips always drew admirers to the yard. He credited his green thumb to his grandmother whom he admired dearly. He lovingly recalled his time spent at Nantasket Beach, where he summered growing up. Returning to the beach always brought him a great sense of joy.

William was the beloved husband of 42 years to Sharon (McDaniel) McGinness of Quincy. He is survived by their children and spouses Gregory W. McGinness and Ashley of Franklin, Maria X. Drappers and Carlos of Somerville. He is also survived by his children and spouses Mary Murphy and Douglas of Medford, William McGinness of Pacific, WA, John McGinness of Watertown, Mark McGinness and Chrissy of Watertown, Tricia Tierney and John of Waltham, and his grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Joan Campbell of Wakefield, Carolyn Root of Nashua, NH, David McGinness of Concord, the late Robert McGinness of Dover, and the late John McGinness of Port Saint Lucie, FL.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, November 27, 2023, 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 9:30 AM on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Cremation will follow.

Following cremation, William will be interred privately in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in William’s name to the Alzheimer’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit (ACTRU) and mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 or made online at https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate; please be sure to indicate that the gift is a tribute gift in memory of William Hugh McGinness.

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

Elizabeth J. Regan

Elizabeth Jane Regan passed away on November 9, 2023 after 103 years filled with love, humor, deep friendships, a few hardships, and much joy.

Over her long life, Jane enjoyed the companionship of many friends and loved ones, including her beloved husband of sixty-nine years, Raymond E. Regan, who predeceased her by 13 years. She was also predeceased by her first born child, Michael C. Regan, who died at age 80 just a couple of weeks before her own passing. Through it all, Jane maintained a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life, loving to dance, socialize, eat chocolate, read, and swim in the ocean.

Her daughter, granddaughters, and great grandsons mourn her loss. She will be remembered for the light and laughter she brought into all their lives and for her lesson to savor the many small joys life has to offer. Elizabeth Jane Regan will be missed!

Arrangements under the care of Hamel-Lydon Chapel, Quincy.

Jean M. Delisle, 64

Jean (Jeannie) M. Barron Delisle, age 64, of Bonita Springs, Florida, formerly of Holbrook, MA, Portsmouth, RI and Braintree, MA, passed away unexpectedly on November 14, 2023.

Jeannie was a graduate of Braintree High School, class of 1977. For many years, Jeannie managed her families Mug ‘N Muffin restaurant on Washington St. in Braintree. After the restaurant closed, Jeannie graduated with high honors from the RN program at Quincy College, and she started her nursing career working at New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton, then went on to work at various local hospitals including Brockton, Braintree, and Milton. For the past 18 years, Jeannie worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as a Case Manager. She is remembered by her co-workers as a loving person who brought warmth and sensitivity to her training of new associates. Her team is heartbroken by her loss and will miss her positive nature and sense of humor. Jeannie had great appreciation for all the friendships she made in the many hospitals and health care facilities in MA and RI, and at BCBSMA.

Jeannie was an extremely caring person who always put others before herself. Her generosity was legendary, donating to numerous charities as well as those in need. She loved to laugh and getting together with her three sisters. She not only loved her two sons but, her many nieces and nephews as well. She always found time for her family and her cherished dog Gracie.

Jeannie was the wife of the late Gerald (Gerry) Delisle and devoted mother of Robert Hassan and the late Mark Hassan. Jeannie was also the loving sister of William Barron and his wife Nancy of Quincy, Joseph Barron and his wife Patricia of Plymouth, Mary Forester and her husband Robert of Braintree, Gerri Predella and her husband Alan of Marshfield, and Joanne Martin and her husband Thomas of Braintree. Jeannie is also survived by her many nieces and nephews. Devoted daughter to the late Doris M. (Gately) and William J. Barron, Sr.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during visiting hours on Sunday, November 26, 2023, from 2-5 PM in the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home, located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) South Weymouth, MA. All are welcome to attend the Funeral Mass which will be held at St. Clare’s Church, 1244 Liberty St., Braintree, MA on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 10:30 AM. The Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Sun Will Rise Foundation, a foundation that was near and dear to her heart. They are located at 541 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184 www.thesunwillrise.org.

June E. Holmes

June E. Holmes went home to be with the Lord on November 18, 2023.  She was born in South Boston, MA and then became a resident of Quincy, MA. June was married to Walter Holmes for 75 years and together had 6 children. She cherished her children and grandchildren to the fullest.

June E. Holmes

During World War II, June took a bus from South Boston with the Southie Girls, with a box lunch in hand, to GE in Lynn where she worked in a factory making parts of planes (Rosie the Riveter!) and got on the bus to come back home when the day was done; simultaneously her husband was at war in England. June also worked at the Elite Restaurant on West Broadway in Southie and at Gillette.  She later worked at Court Square Press in Boston.

As years went by, she loved going to Castle Island and Carson Beach with her family.  She also spent many years at Swifts Beach in Wareham on Cape Cod for vacations. The highlight of her life was her 50th anniversary present, a trip to San Francisco and Hawaii, gifted to June and her husband by her family.

June had incredibly strong faith.  She loved her church, Quincy Community United Methodist Church.

June touched so many lives, she will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

She leaves behind her children Walter Larry Holmes who is deceased, Joyce Doucette and her husband Doug Doucette, Brian Holmes, Ronald Holmes and his wife Eileen Holmes, Patrica Castaneda and her husband Robert Castaneda who is deceased, and Scott Holmes. June also leaves behind her sister Carole Wilson who lives in Arizona. She is predeceased by her brother Walter Westhaver, brother Edward Westhaver, sister Rose Meaney, sister Thelma Loicano. She also leaves behind many many Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, and Nieces and Nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday 3-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy, MA. Funeral service will be celebrated in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy at 6 PM that evening. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of June Holmes to St. Jude’s and Father Bill’s.

Brian P. Mahoney Sr., 82

Brian P. Mahoney Sr., of Marshfield, nearly a lifelong resident of Quincy, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023.  He was 82.

Brian P. Mahoney Sr.

He was born in Winchester to Bridget (Linehan) and Daniel J. Mahoney. At a very young age, Brian and family moved to Quincy where he would spend the remainder of most of his life.  He graduated from North Quincy High School in the class of 1959 and then enlisted in the US Army where he rose to the rank of Specialist 4th Class.  Brian took great pride in serving his nation and was a true Patriot.  When he returned, he married the love of his life, Rosemarie (Arciprete) and they would go on to be married for 59 years and have two sons.

Brian continued his education after settling down at Quincy College for his undergrad.  He then went on to earn his master’s degree at Cambridge College. After his education, Brian would work as the Chief Administrator at the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office for 28 years before retiring.

Brian kept busy in his spare time and often used it to tend to his yard or get some work done around the house.  He loved to spend time with his family, especially his cherished grandson. He attended nearly all of his grandson’s football and basketball games.  When he wasn’t cheering on his grandson, he was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan.

He was selfless and always smiling.  Brian had a kind and loving disposition that will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Beloved husband of 59 years to Rosemarie Mahoney (Arciprete) of Marshfield. Devoted father of Brian P. Mahoney Jr. (QPD) and his wife Karen of Marshfield and Sean R. Mahoney of Marshfield. Cherished grandfather to Brian P. Mahoney III of Duxbury.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents, Bridget and Daniel Mahoney and his siblings, Mary Reardon, Daniel Mahoney, Ronald Mahoney, John “Butch” Mahoney and Kevin Mahoney.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday, November 26th, from 3-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:45 AM on Monday, November 27th prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brian’s name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Peter R.G. MacPherson, 87

Peter R.G. MacPherson, age 87, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, November 18, 2023 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, surrounded by his loving family.

Peter R.G. MacPherson

Peter was born in Boston, to the late Raymond and Mary (MacDonald) MacPherson. Raised and educated in Dorchester, he was a graduate of the former High School of Commerce in Boston. He attended Boston College and later earned a degree from Quincy College. Peter lived in Quincy for fifty-six years, previously in West Roxbury.

Peter was proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal in the late 1950s.

He began his career as a housing rehabilitation specialist for the City of Boston, and went on to work for the City of Quincy’s Department of Planning and Community Development. He retired from the City of Quincy in 1996 after almost thirty years of service.

Peter was a longtime active member of the Marine Corps League William R. Caddy Detachment in Quincy. A car enthusiast, he also enjoyed his membership in the Mazda Miata Club.

Most of all, he was devoted to his family, especially his grandchildren and great granddaughter, actively supporting their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband of the late Therese E. (Nelson) MacPherson.

Devoted father of Kimberly A. Furtado and her husband Dennis, Scott D. MacPherson and his wife Elizabeth, all of Hanover.

Loving grandfather of Kaitlyn T. Fedele and her husband John, Rachel A. Furtado, Colin P. MacPherson, and Andrew J. MacPherson.

Cherished great grandfather of Therese R. Fedele.

Dear brother of the late Marie Simmons.

Peter is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Saturday, November 25, from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Immediately following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street, Quincy, at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to DOVE, P.O. Box 690267, Quincy, MA 02269 or www.dovema.org.

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

Ann R. McCarthy, 82

Ann R. McCarthy passed away at home on Friday, November 10, 2023.  She was 82.

She was born in Weymouth to Ruth Marion (Woodbury) and Charles P. McCarthy and raised in Quincy.  She graduated from Quincy High School and went on to pursue engineering at Franklin Pierce University.  There she earned her associate degree in civil engineering, which at the time was the highest degree she was allowed to earn from the school.  She was brilliant, beyond her time and persevered.  Her story in the engineering field would not end there.

After school she joined the Peace Corps and served in Ecuador as the project lead in building a road before getting hurt and having to return home. She took a job a Singer while she regained her strength and eventually earned a position at the City of Quincy’s Engineering Department.  She worked there for a while and then went on to work as an engineer with Stone and Webster, and engineering company based in Stoughton.  Ann eventually settled in a position with the United States Postal Service Distribution Center in Brockton.  There she worked for over 25 years before retiring.

Ann was a homebody and enjoyed her puzzles and painting in her spare time.  She was small in stature and a bit of an introvert, but her capability was boundless.  When she put her mind to something she led with her best foot forward.  She was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew her.

Loving sister to Patricia Matthews and her late husband Richard J. of Brockton.  Aunt to Charlene Freccero and her husband Edward of Bridgewater and Ruth Markham and her husband Christopher of Carver.  Also survived by many great nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited greet the family during the visiting hours on Saturday, November 25th, from 9-10:30 AM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 10:15 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Agatha’s Church, Milton at 11 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ann may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA, 02472. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Michael E. Moran, 59

Michael E. “Mike” Moran, a longtime resident of Quincy, formerly of Holbrook, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 15th.  He was 59.

Michael E. Moran

He was born in Boston to Priscilla and Peter Moran and raised in South Boston before moving to Holbrook as a child.  He graduated from Holbrook High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army.  When he returned home, he worked as a plumber for a few years before working with fire safety systems for many years.  Eventually he started work as a facilities maintenance technician at an apartment complex in Randolph, where he worked for the past three years.

Mike was Mr. Fix-It and was always willing to help family, friends and neighbors with just about anything.  He loved time spent with his family, especially his kids.  Whether it was coaching a softball team, renovating a bedroom or going to the movies, he loved it all if it was with his kids.  He was always tinkering around the house, be it was his truck, the house or the yard. During his down time, he would watch the History Channel but mostly Ancient Aliens.

He had a boisterous laugh and kind disposition that made him fast to make friends and he could and did make them just about anywhere.  Mike was reliable, kind and generous.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Beloved husband of 21 years to Eileen Moran (Hoban) of Quincy.  Devoted father to Michael, Colleen and Sean Moran, all of Quincy.  Loving brother of Peter Moran of South Boston.  Also survived my many nieces. Predeceased by his parents, Priscilla and Peter Moran and his sister, Paula Moran Cochran.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday, November 21st, from 5-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, November 22nd, prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Cremation will follow. Burial at the MA National Cemetery in Bourne at a later date.

Rose A. Kelly, 94

Rose A. (Hynes) Kelly, age 94, of Quincy, died Monday, November 13, 2023 at home, in the comfort of her loving family.

Rose Kelly

Rose was born and raised in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland. Rose was the daughter of the late John and Kate (Reilly) Hynes. Rose immigrated in 1948 at the age of nineteen, living with an aunt in Newburyport. Rose met the love of her life at a dance on New Years’s Eve 1950. Rose and Robert J. Kelly married in 1954 and bought a home in Roslindale where they raised their two sons and daughter and enjoyed their Beryl Street neighbors for more than thirty years. In 1986 they moved to Quincy.

When their children were young, they started summering on Martha’s Vineyard. They bought a vacation home in 1967 and spent summers there, as well as many holidays.

Rose was an avid golfer and a longtime member of Farm Neck Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard. She would tee off four or five mornings a week with the ladies’ group of her many friends. They ruled weekday morning golf at Farm Neck!

Rose was a devoted mother and wife. For sixty-nine years, she was the beloved wife of Robert J. Kelly. She cherished her children, Robert J. Kelly, Jr. (Kelly) of Brockton, Mark S. Kelly of Florida, and Charlene Kelly of Quincy.

Rose was the loving grandmother of Mark’s children, Shannon, Colleen, and Connor Kelly.

Rose was fortunate her sister, Eleanor B. Bennett of Quincy, also immigrated. “Ellie” was Rose’s lifelong neighbor in both Roslindale and Quincy. Rose will be greatly missed by her sister. Rose was predeceased by Ellie’s son, Michael Bennett, and by her sisters, Jean French and Kathleen Costello, and her brother, Tom Hynes.

Rose is survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Immediately following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

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

John ‘Jack’ W. Lydon III, 65

John “Jack” William Lydon III of Quincy passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer, on November 13, 2023, at the age of 65. Jack was the son of the late John W Lydon Jr. and Carol Anne Lydon (Moriarty). Jack was the beloved husband of Jaqueline “Jacqui” Adams Lydon. Loving father of Roxanne Ferrazzi (Lydon) and her husband Michael and their twin daughters, Olivia and Lexi Ferrazzi and new son Connor Ferrazzi of Weymouth, and Jonlyn Cunniff (Lydon) and her husband Paul of Quincy. Jack was the devoted brother of the Michael Lydon of Dorchester, the late Susan Lydon Morrell of Quincy, Kevin Lydon and his wife Anne of Mansfield, Maura Gallagher and her husband Jack of Weymouth, and Amy McDermott and her husband Chris of Squantum. Jack was the brother in law to Rick Adams and his wife Lisa of Boston and Lisa Adams of Quincy. Jack was also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

John ‘Jack’ Lydon III

Jack was a lifelong Quincy resident. He graduated in 1976 from North Quincy High School and proceeded on to Quincy Junior College. Directly from the classroom, he was offered a job working for the City of Quincy, which led to a 40 year career in the IT Department. Jack was a dedicated employee and was liked and admired by many.

He developed his love for the ocean and outdoors while growing up on Orchard Beach in Squantum. At a young age Jack became a Boy Scout and had the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout. Jack was an outdoorsman from hunting to fishing and everything in between. He would often get up and be on the water before sunrise and return home after dark. Over the years Jack’s many adventures led to life long friendships.

Above all else Jack was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. Loving husband of 35 years to his high school sweetheart Jacqui. Dedicated father to Roxanne and Jonlyn, Jack never missed a practice, game, or event for his “girly girls”. One of his greatest joys was becoming a papa to his granddaughters Olivia and Lexi and long awaited grandson Connor.

Jack was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours for Jack Friday, November 24th from 10-12 PM at the Hamel- Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock Street, Quincy. A Tribute for Jack’s life immediately following at 1 PM at the Old Colony Yacht Club, 235 Victory Road, Dorchester, MA. For more information and online condolences please visit www.HamelLydon.com.

In lieu of Flowers: Please donate to Dana Farber Cancer Institute.