Stephen T. Coolen, 76

Stephen T. Coolen of Mesa, Arizona, died Oct. 1, 2022, surrounded by his family, after a battle with leukemia. He was 76.

Stephen Coolen

He was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Cooke) Coolen for 38 years. Loving father of Richard Coolen, Clinton Currie and his wife Shaily, and loving brother to George Coolen and his wife Merrie of Grand Lake, Colorado, and Janice (Coolen) Reynolds of Quincy. Proud grandpa to Tejas, Nikita, and Kavya Currie. He is also survived by nieces and nephews JC, Bobby, Lisa, Lynette, Cindy, Mary, and cousins Harry and Anita Coolen.

Steve was a graduate of North Quincy High School, class of 1964. He was a dedicated servant to our federal government for the entirety of his career. Including overseas while enlisted in the Air Force, letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office, civil service as a jet mechanic and later jet inspector for the Air Force, and finally as an agent with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Steve was easy going, intelligent, quick witted, and got along well with everyone. He was a lover of Boston sports and never missed a Patriots game. He was an avid reader, and also greatly enjoyed music, dominating trivia, playing backgammon, and dancing at the American Legion or the local casinos.

Donations in memory of Steve can be made to veterans organizations.

Saverio John Iacovelli, 81

Saverio John Iacovelli, age 81, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Saturday, October 15, 2022, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

John was born and raised in Quincy. He was employed by the City of Quincy as a laborer, working in the Highway Department for forty years. He had been retired for many years.

John enjoyed sports and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and also followed the Quincy High School “Presidents” football team.

Beloved son of the late John and Alba (Volpe) Iacovelli.

Dear brother of Linda C. Grazioso of Braintree, Mary E. Ioannilli of Quincy, and the late Donna M. LaPenna.

John is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families.

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

Arrangements were 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.

Leonard W. Rowe Jr., 77

Leonard W. “Lenny” Rowe Jr., of Quincy, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at the Alliance HealthCare Center of Braintree. He was 77.

Leonard W. Rowe Jr.

Born in Boston on Oct. 21, 1944, he was the son of the late Leonard W. and Mary F. (Moran) Rowe. Lenny was raised in South Boston and attended local schools. He graduated from South Boston High School and worked for the Record American and The Boston Herald as a Linotype Mechanic. Lenny will be fondly remembered as a kind and giving person by his family and friends. He loved helping people and was always there when someone needed a hand.

The beloved husband of the late Nancy Rowe Peterson. Loving brother of Barbara Sullivan and her husband Michael of Scituate, Janet Matthews and her husband James of Weymouth, Virginia Miller-Staffier and her husband Derek of Avon and the late Joanne Connolly and her surviving husband Brian of South Boston, Nancy Kovalski and her surviving husband Stanley of Quincy and the late Carol Rowe, Sister in-law to Gail Kammer of Marshfield, Lenny is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great niece and nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, 11-12:30 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy.

His funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.

Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Lenny’s name to the Quincy Animal Shelter or Marshfield Animal Shelter.

Louise V. Doherty, 95

Louise Victoria (LaVena) Doherty, 95 of Quincy, MA died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Oct. 20, 2022.

Louise V. Doherty

Born on May 23, 1927, and raised in Dorchester, Louise married her husband Jack on May 4th, 1947, and shortly after moved to Squantum where they lived and raised their large family for nearly 50 years.

Predeceased by her husband John F. Doherty, Louise is survived by her 8 children, Rosanna (Rose) Doherty of Milton, John Doherty of Squantum, Mary Antonius of Quincy, Frank Doherty and his wife Christine of McPherson, KS, Kathleen Spring of Kingston, Louise Corbo and her husband Billy of Plymouth, Ruth Doran of Duxbury and Joseph Doherty of Barrington, NH.   Also, predeceased by her great-grandson Matthew Buscemi and her dear life-long friend, Ellen Segal.

Louise, a devout Catholic, was an altar server at Star of the Sea Parish in Squantum for many years.  And, along with other Star of the Sea parishioners, founded a prayer group to promote an increase of priestly vocations in the Archdiocese.

One of the most monumental events in Louise’s life was her pilgrimage to Rome in 2000 where she was in attendance at a general audience with Saint Pope John Paul II.

Louise loved needlework, gardening (she was a long-time member of the Seaside Gardeners of Squantum), playing cards, Bingo, Scrabble, anything baseball, most especially the Boston Red Sox, and could discuss players and stats with the best of them.    She was an avid reader of mystery novels and always had a crossword puzzle book in front of her.  Louise was renowned in Squantum for her traditional Halloween treats, for which people came far and wide for one of “Mrs. D’s” taffy apples.    She was also an Avon Lady for 50 years.  In 2003 Louise had the honor of serving as Grand Marshal of Squantum’s Fourth of July Parade!

What gave Louise the most pleasure in life was being surrounded by her large, ever-growing family.  She loved all the holidays, parties, weddings, any occasion when the family was together, often in the backyard of her Squantum home.   Most recently Louise was in all her glory when the entire family gathered, just this past May, to celebrate her 95th birthday.

She was indeed the Queen Bee and was a devoted and loving Nona to 23 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

The Family would like to thank the wonderful staff at John Adams HealthCare Center for providing Louise with such loving care through her final years.

Arrangements by Keohane Funeral Home in Quincy, with visitation on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, from 4-8 p.m.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in North Quincy on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Pine Hill Cemetery in Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, if you like, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Cancer Research in Louise’s name.

Arthur P. Barrett, 92

Arthur P. (Bud) Barrett, 92, longtime resident of Cape Cod and Hingham, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Arthur P. Barrett

He was born on February 23, 1930, to the late Francis and Florence (Carney) Barrett in Salem, MA and raised in North Quincy. He was the loving husband for 63 years to the late Marjorie Graham Barrett. He was predeceased by his beloved son, the late Steven G. Barrett and devoted brother of the late Francis M. Barrett.

=He will be dearly missed by his children Amy and her husband Bob Potter of San Anselmo CA, Jane Barrett of Sebastopol, CA, Michael and his wife Marianne Barrett of Hingham, MA., Mark and his wife Heidi Barrett of Bremerton, WA. He is also survived by his twelve Grandchildren, Brian and Amy Barrett, Michael and Matthew Barrett Potter, Alexandra and Jake Barrett, Graham, Caroline, and Arthur (AJ) Barrett, Kyle (Lauren), Caitlin Barrett, Hannah (Peter) Richards. Great-grandchildren Laney and Graham Barrett and his beloved Brother and sister-in-law Pete and Pat Barrett, his sister, Mary Mullen, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.

He graduated from North Quincy HS ’47, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst ’52 with a BA in Business Administration. His favorite memories were playing varsity basketball at both schools and co-founding with his brother Frank and his wife Emmy, the ‘first of its kind’ food truck serving homemade sandwiches to college students around the Amherst area.

Air Force ROTC in college, he went on to serve in Okinawa, Japan as a Petroleum Officer during the Korean War from 1952-1954 and after a time spent in the reserves, he was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1965.

 His career started with the Citi Service Oil Company as Marketing/Sales Manager that eventually led to corporate headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was part of the design team for the now famous Citgo logo above Fenway.

In 1966, after a meeting with Howard B Johnson in NYC, to implement a program between the roadside hotel/restaurant chain and the oil company, the young executive returned to Tulsa to find a job offer from Mr. Johnson. The family moved to NY. He began a career he loved, eventually being promoted to Executive SR VP in charge of the hotel/motel division across the United States. When the HoJos corporate office moved to Braintree in 1971, the family moved to Hingham. In 1985 with the sale of HOJO’s he became President of Franchise Associates in Weymouth. A company dedicated to the remaining 152 independent Howard Johnson franchise restaurants.

He would often return to UMASS as a guest speaker at the Hotel and Restaurant Management School. A member of SCORE, he loved mentoring future entrepreneurs.

He was highly respected by his peers, employees, friends, and family. He was a man of Integrity, loyalty, honesty, and above all showed kindness to everyone that crossed his path.

He loved golf and was still taking the occasional lessons at Blue Rock Golf course well into his 90th year. He loved long walks and a good cigar. In retirement, he spent many happy years in Atlantis, Florida, and the Cape playing golf. He was an avid fan of his grandkids and attended many athletic events, even traveling to the west coast to watch them play football, water polo, lacrosse and cheerleading. He was always “Bub” to his grandchildren, and he had a very special relationship with each and every one of them. They all have a special place in their hearts for the annual Cape Cod family reunion with their Bub and Dadu.

He was the best Dad!  When he wasn’t traveling for work, he attended all the kid’s games. He coached John Barker Basketball, taught his girls how to play tennis. Throughout our lives he always wrote little notes of encouragement, support, words of advice and always told us how proud he was and how much he loved each one of us right up to the end. We were a lucky bunch!

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, October 27, 2022, 4-8 PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), Hingham.

His funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 10 AM in Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham.

Interment and military honors in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Arthur may be sent to Pat Roche Hospice Home, 86 Turkey Hill Ln., Hingham, MA 02043.

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

Nusha Pepgjonaj, 69

Nusha (Zadrima) Pepgjonaj, age 69, of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in the comfort of her loving family.

Nusha Pepgjonaj

Nusha was born in Ulcinj, Montenegro, to the late Gjergj and Drane Zadrima. She immigrated to the United States in 1967 at the age of thirteen, settling in New York. She lived in Quincy for the past thirty-three years, previously in Dorchester.

Nusha was employed as a waitress in the restaurant industry for many years, working at the former Anthony’s Pier 4 in Boston and the Neighborhood Club of Quincy. She had been retired for many years. In retirement, she focused on raising her grandchildren and was most proud of that.

Most of all, Nusha was devoted to her family, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late Anton D. Pepgjonaj, who died September 21, 2021.

Devoted mother of Anna Pepgjonaj of Braintree, David Pepgjonaj and his wife Sandra of Rockland, George A. Pepgjonaj and Courtney of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of George Zadrima, Lena and Anthony Pepgjonaj.

Dear sister of Leka Zadrima, Maria Vuksanaj, Santa Simonlacaj, Lucy Kocaj, all of New York, and predeceased by Kola Zadrima and Lena Kocaj.

Nusha is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and Godchildren.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4 – 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School St., Quincy, on Friday, Oct. 28, 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.

Eileen E. Lynch, 79

Eileen E. (Russell) Lynch, of Duxbury, formerly of Hingham, died peacefully Thursday, October 20, 2022, at the Dwyer Home in Weymouth surrounded by her family.  She was 79. 

 

Eileen E. Lynch

Born in Quincy on June 3, 1943, she was a daughter of the late William and Eileen (Scribner) Russell. Eileen was raised in Hull, attended local schools, and graduated from Hull High School. She worked in the Emergency Room at Newton Wellesley Hospital for many years until retirement. Eileen loved her career and the friendships she built while working at Newton Wellesley that continued after retirement. 

 

Eileen will most be remembered for her devotion to her faith, family and shopping. Eileen’s most cherished role in life was that of “Gram”. After retiring Eileen would spend most of her free time with her grandchildren and could always be found in the stands of their sporting events.

 

Eileen was the beloved wife of the late Edward P. Lynch of Hingham, who died in 1980. She was the devoted mother of Nancy E. Lynch Bergstrom of Duxbury, Kevin P. Lynch and his wife Dawn Marie of Quincy, and the late Michael P. Lynch and his surviving wife Kristeen of Quincy. Eileen poured her heart and soul in the love and caring of her grandchildren, Stephanie Lynch of Duxbury, Kelly Lynch of Quincy, Riley Bergstrom of NYC, Chloe Lynch, Teddy Lynch, Sophie Lynch all of Quincy. She was the loving great grandmother of Michael and Hanna Boyde, both of Plymouth. Eileen was the dear sister of Maureen Russell of Kingston and the late Kathleen Salvaggi. She 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 Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 4-8 PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), Hingham. 

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Parish, 272 Main St., Kingston, at 10 a.m. 

 

Eileen will be interred privately in St. Paul Cemetery, Hingham. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Eileen’s name to Norwell Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061. 

 

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

Blair Davis, 73

Blair Davis of Quincy, formerly of Boston, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022.  He was 73.

Blair Davis

He was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada to Matilda (Colton) and William Davis.  When he was 12, he moved with his family to the United States.  Blair earned his GED and then served in the United States Airforce.

Blair loved music and attending concerts and was especially fond of The Beatles.  He was his happiest when he was amongst friends and family.  In his spare time, he enjoyed dancing, traveling, animals, especially cats and knew how to party with the best of them.  Blair also liked to watch sports.  He was a fan of football but was crazy about hockey and the Habs out of Montreal.

Beloved husband of 44 years to Veronica Davis of Quincy.  Devoted father of Courtney Davis of Quincy.  Loving brother-in-law of Rick Casper and Nancy Casper.  Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Blair is predeceased by his siblings, Sandra and Renee Davis and his parents, William and Matilda Davis.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, from 1-3 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Blair may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Annie M. DelVecchio, 92

Annie M. (Mascioli) DelVecchio, age 92, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Annie M. DelVecchio

Born in Quincy, to the late Egidio and Palmira (DelMonte) Mascioli, she was raised and educated there.

As a young woman, Annie was employed as a stitcher in the garment industry. She left the workforce to raise her family. Annie was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed maintaining her home and cooking. Most of all, she committed herself to her family.

Beloved wife of the late Elio DelVecchio.

Devoted mother of Angela M. DelVecchio of Quincy, Michael DelVecchio and his wife Debra of Bridgewater.

Loving grandmother of Michael N. DelVecchio and his wife Amanda of Raynham, Lauren A. Castagneto and her husband Michael of Woonsocket, R.I.

Cherished great grandmother of Elio S. DelVecchio.

Dear sister of Mary Walsh of Weymouth and her late husband Eugene, and the late Bernardino “Bill” Mascioli and his surviving wife Madeline of Braintree.

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

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave, Quincy, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Annie’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

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

Richard J. Ziegler, 60

Richard J. Ziegler, age 60, of Quincy, died suddenly, Saturday, October 15, 2022, in Atlantic City, N.J., in the comfort of his loving family.

Richard was born, raised, and educated in Weymouth. He was a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1980. He lived in Quincy for the past twenty-eight years, previously in Weymouth.

Richard J. Ziegler

Richard was employed as a Building Inspector and Sealer of Weights and Measures for the Town of Weymouth for the past sixteen years.

He had many interests and hobbies. He was a coin, stamp, fossil, rock and mineral collector. He also enjoyed painting and had an interest in genealogy, tracing his roots to the Angel Gabriel and beyond. Richard served as the current president of the Boston Numismatic Society, as well as the past vice-president, a member of the American Numismatic Association serving as the Chairman of the Pages during the 2010 World’s Fair of Money, a member of the New England Numismatic Association and the past director and vice president, was a past president of the Massachusetts Orchid Society, a former officer of the Cogswell Family Association, and a member of the South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham.

Beloved husband for twenty-eight years of Maura E. (Ring) Ziegler.

Devoted father of Christopher T. Ziegler, Kerin N. Ziegler, and Shania J. Ziegler, all of Quincy.

Cherished son of the late Jean M. (Cogswell) Ziegler, Herbert L. Ziegler and his wife M. Jeannette (Holmes) Ziegler.

Dear brother of Peter Ziegler and his wife Lynne Brooks, Michael Ziegler and his wife Celia, Mary Gallo and her husband James, Mark Ziegler and his wife Judith, Anne Dalto and her husband Thomas, Matthew and his wife Kathleen, Joan Ziegler, John Ziegler and his wife Joanne, Marisa Greenfield and her husband Matthew, the late David Ziegler and his surviving wife Harumi, and the late Paul Ziegler and his late wife Susan.

Son-in-law of the late Mary H. (Golden) and David J. Ring.

Richard is also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Memorial Services will be conducted at the South Shore Baptist Church, 578 Main Street, Hingham, on Thursday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Memorial Visitation at the church prior to the service from 1 – 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to New England Donor Services, 60 First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451 or www.neds.org.

It is with infinite thanks to our medical team: the late Dr. Walid Khwaja, Dr. Raja Malik, Erin Sexton, RN, Dr. Michael Gavin, Dr. Alan Bonder, Dr. Michael Curry, Dr. Zachary Fricker, Dr. Vilas Patwardham, Dr. Jon Arnason, Dr. Min Song, Dr. Myrna Nahas, Dr. Eyiuche Okeke, Jessica, Julie, Stacey, Libby, Vilma and countless others at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who have made our journey a joy. Thank you all.