Diane M. Nicolar, 79

Diane M. (Mosher) Nicolar, age 79, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, November 6, 2021.

Diane M. Nicolar

Diane was born in Worcester, to the late Roy and Evelyn (Benson) Mosher. She was raised and educated in Weymouth. She had lived in Quincy for the past thirty-five years, previously in Weymouth.

She worked as a bartender at various restaurants and establishments. Diane also worked for a short time as a monitor for Parks Trans in Stoughton.

Diane enjoyed crocheting, especially afghans, for which she was well-known. She also enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid sports fan, especially baseball and football.

Beloved companion of the late James D. Graham. Devoted mother of Eric J. Whittaker of Quincy and the late Danny Lee Nicolar. Loving grandmother of Eric, Joshua, Ethan, Annabelle, and Talina. She is also survived by James’ children, James Graham and Scott Graham, both of Weymouth.

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

For those who wish, donations in Diane’s memory may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, 8719 Colesville Rd., Suite 100, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or vva.org.

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

Stephen R. Little, 67

Stephen R. Little, 67, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Stephen R. Little

Stephen was born in Quincy in 1954, the son of Robert T. and Kathleen M. (Prout) Little. He grew up in the Wollaston section of Quincy and graduated from North Quincy High School in 1972. He spent summers with his grandparents at the family summer home “The Farm” in Milton, N.H.

He was a house painter by trade and started his own business, S. R. Little Painting Co. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and never missed a game.

Stephen loved more than anything to spend time at “The Farm” with his family, especially his eight grandchildren. His family brought him so much joy, including looking forward to soon welcoming his first great-grandchild.

Beloved husband of Deborah A. (Woods) Little.  Devoted father of John and KerriAnn Little of Middleborough, Jason and Lynne Little of Hanover, Stephen Little II of Providence RI, Ryan and Theresa Little of Abington, Michael Little and Katherine Dobi of Lowell, and Korey Ann Little of Weymouth. Adoring Papa to Ayla Little and Cole Merlo, Ava, Melody, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Brock, Madison, and Amelia. Loving brother of Scott and Susan Little of Idaho, Joanne Topkins of Milton, Susan Little and Nick Tangney of Quincy, Jacqueline and Thomas Quinn of Scituate, James Little of West Roxbury, Christopher and Maureen Little of Milton. He is also survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Kayla F. Little.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service Friday at 11 am in the Quincy United Methodist Church, 40 Beale St., Quincy.  Visiting hours Thursday 4-7 pm in the Hamel Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St., Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

Matthew W. Connor Daniels, 21

Matthew William Connor Daniels, 21, of Quincy passed away suddenly on October 24, 2021.

Matthew W. Connor Daniels

Beloved son of Shirley Connor Daniels of Quincy and Lewis Daniels of Weymouth. Best friend and brother of Corey Connor Daniels. Brother of Kristen, Nick, Ashley Daniels and the late James “Jimmy” Connor. Cousin/brother/friend of Craig Connor. Matthew is also survived by his two grandmothers, four nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Matt, also known as Matty, Moody and Uncle Matt Matt was hard working, adventurous, goofy, loving, caring and just a genuine person at heart. He loved every moment he spent with his nephews whether it was playing catch, building Legos or teaching them how to box. He looked up to those at Red Seal Martial Arts for teaching him and taking the time to help him better himself. He also appreciated those who helped teach him carpentry and tiling. Mike and Craig, he idolized the two and although his life was cut extremely short, he created many memories with his best friend and brother, Corey. They loved cliff jumping together, taking trains, cracking jokes and so many other things.

Matt was an amazing friend and who do anything for those who he truly cared for. He will forever be in our hearts and beyond loved and missed.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours for Matt on Thursday October 28th from 4pm to 7pm at Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of MA, 650 Hancock Street, Quincy.  A funeral service will be held on Friday October 29th at 12pm also at Hamel-Lydon Chapel.

John T. Quinn, 90

John T. “Jack” Quinn, age 90, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, October 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

John T. Quinn

John was born in West Roxbury, to the late John J. and Katherine A. (Waldron) Quinn. Raised and educated in Dorchester, he was a proud graduate of the former Saint Peter’s School in Dorchester and Mission High School in Roxbury, Class of 1948, and attended Northeastern University in Boston. He had lived in Quincy for most of his life, spending twenty years in Yarmouth Port. John also enjoyed summering with his family in Falmouth for over thirty years.

John served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1956 during the Korean conflict and attained the rank of staff sergeant.

He was employed as a field manager at IBM, Inc. in Boston for thirty-one years.

John was a lifetime member of the Cyril P. Morrisette American Legion Post #294 in Quincy and the DAV Quincy Cavanagh Post #79. He also belonged to the Cape Cod and Quincy Knights of Columbus where he was a fourth degree knight.

He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and was known for always fixing things. He was an avid golfer and belonged to the Golf Club of Yarmouth Port for twenty years. John was also a proud member of the ‘Mon Backs at the Yarmouth Food Pantry.

Beloved husband of the late Eleanor M. (O’Grady) Quinn and the late Patrina M. (MacDonnell) Quinn. Devoted father of John J. Quinn and his wife MaryAnn of Hingham, Mary Sullivan and her husband Michael of Hingham, Elizabeth Gillespie and her husband Steven of Quincy, and Margaret Crump and her husband Paul of Quincy.

Loving grandfather of eleven grandchildren: Abigeal, Michael, Jake, Peter, Katherine, John, Maura, James, Mary “Meg”, Mark, and the late Michael Patrick Gillespie. Loving great grandfather of Meara, Jackson, and Wesley.

Dear brother of Reverend Peter F. Quinn, Pastor, Blessed Trinity Parish in Westford and Littleton, and the late Mary L. Hagerty. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, October 28, from 3 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Peter F. Quinn in Saint Agatha Church, 432 Adams Street, Milton, on Friday, October 29, at 10:30 a.m.  Interment, with military honors, to follow at Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

For those who wish, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the Yarmouth Food Pantry, P.O. Box 982, West Yarmouth, MA 02673-0982.

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

Michael F. Cunningham, 64

A celebration of life for Michael F. Cunningham, age 64, of Dorchester, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Gregory’s Church, Dorchester, followed by a reception at Florian Hall at 12:30 p.m.

Michael F. Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham died March 18, 2020, after a 15-month battle with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).

He was a lifelong resident of Dorchester. Mr. Cunningham also spent a great amount of time in Quincy visiting with his family and attending his nieces and nephew’s sporting events. He attended Catholic Memorial High School and Boston State College. He also studied carpentry and became a licensed and talented carpenter.  He was co-owner of Cunningham Bros. Painting Company.

Mr. Cunningham was a hard worker and he always had multiple jobs where he made many friends for life. He worked part time as a trainer at the Quincy YMCA, security guard at Legal Seafood, bartender at the Old Dorchester Post and as a meat cutter at the Capital supermarket.

In his spare time Mr. Cunningham enjoyed walking, bike riding, golfing, and traveling especially his trips to Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach and Montreal with his friends from the Eire Pub and Old Dorchester Post. He was an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Boston Celtics where he had season tickets for many years.

There are so many people to thank who were there for Mr. Cunningham during his illness but in particular, we would like to thank his friends Joe Lawlor and Don Murphy who supported him unwaveringly during his sickness.  We would also like to thank our uncle Arthur O’Leary for taking Mike to his many appointments at Dana Farber in Boston.

Beloved and devoted son of the late James P. and Frances (O’Connor) Cunningham. Brother of James P. Cunningham Jr. and his wife Judi, Joan Lenihan and her husband Edward, Neil Cunningham and his wife Joan, Lawrence Cunningham and his wife Michelle and the late John Cunningham and Mark Cunningham.

For those attending the services, please RSVP to mikescelebrationoflifersvp@gmail.com.

Interment was at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Memorial donations may be made to cholangiocarcinoma.org/cunningham.

Adam S. Harris, 44

Adam Samuel “Atom” Harris, age 44, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Saturday, October 16, 2021 at home.

Adam S. Harris

Adam was born in Weymouth, raised and educated in Quincy. He was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1996, and attended Bridgewater State University.

Adam was employed as an analyst in the financial services industry for over twenty years, most recently with Voya Financial in Braintree.

He enjoyed gaming, was talented at drawing, and had an interest in Comic Con. He had a special place in his heart for Camp Wellville in Ashburnham. As a child he spent his summers there, and often went back as an adult for spiritual refreshment.

Beloved son of Martha Sue (Luongo) Harris of Quincy and the late Richard Arthur Harris. Devoted brother of Scott MacDonald Harris and his wife Ofelia Martinez of New York, and Alexander Frederick Harris and his wife Susie Donahue of Boston.

Adam was an incredible uncle and loved spending time with his nephews, Xavier and Maxim.

Fiancé of Laurie Lynn Parrish of Quincy.

Adam is survived by his longtime friends, Daniel Turner of Weymouth, Chad Cram of Florida and all the members of his honorary extended family in the Wakeham clan.

He is also survived by his aunts; Dona Stein, Betsy Dillbeck and his uncle Frank J. Luongo and several loving cousins and friends.

Memorial Services will be conducted at the First Presbyterian Church, 270 Franklin Street, Quincy, on Saturday, October 23, at 11a.m. Pastor Drew Hanson will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. The family requests that those attending be vaccinated and wear face coverings.

For those who wish, donations in Adam’s memory may be made to Camp Wellville, c/o Kathy Rowe, 8 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA 01430 or any charity that fights childhood cancer.

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