Patricia Flaherty of Randolph, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. She was 84.
She was born in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland to Kathleen (Boylan) and Patrick J. Flaherty and raised in Ireland. In her early twenties she moved to Dorchester, MA. She worked as an Office Administrator with Liberty Mutual Insurance and was able to retire after a long-distinguished career.
Patricia had a quiet disposition but that didn’t stop her from joking and being around the people she loved. In her spare time, she enjoyed being around her family. She also liked to travel back to Ireland at least once a year to keep in touch with family.
Devoted sister of Marion Flaherty of Quincy, Mae O’Leary of Somerville, Doreen Chase of Quincy, Noel Flaherty of Quincy, Breege Flaherty of Ireland, Rosaleen Flaherty of Ireland, Annie O’Leary of Quincy, and Margaret Whelan of Ireland. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings: Elizabeth “Lily” Flaherty, Robert Flaherty and Patrick Flaherty.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 4-7 p.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Quincy at 10 a.m. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Boston. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Richard P. Lints, age 91, of Las Vegas, died peacefully, Saturday, July 16th, 2022. He was born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts until joining the Navy at age 18. He was a lifelong Navy Veteran, who proudly served his Country for 30 years.
He is the last of 7 siblings. The late Eleanor Donnelly, Marion MacPherson, Dorothy McDermott, and the late Russel Lints, Paul Lints, and Robert Lints.
Richard is Survived by his many cherished nieces, nephews, and extended family.
For those who wish, donations in Richard Lints Memory may be made to Quincy Veterans Services, 24 High School Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169.
Marilyn T. (Bolea) Sandonato, age 72, of Scituate, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.
Marilyn was born in Boston, at New England Hospital for Women & Children, to the late Peter and Mary (Navarroli) Bolea. Raised in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1968, and the former Boston State College in 1972. She lived in Scituate for forty-five years, previously in Quincy.
She was employed as an educator, and was a Spanish teacher at the former St. Clare’s High School in Roslindale for sixteen years.
Marilyn enjoyed cooking, and was an excellent cook. She was an avid Boston Celtics fan. She loved the Beatles and knew all of the lyrics. Marilyn also loved yardwork, plants, and gardening, especially growing tomatoes and herbs for cooking.
She was devoted to her family and especially to her loving husband, Anthony P. Sandonato, to whom she was married for forty-five years.
Devoted mother of Lauren Sandonato Ardente and her husband David Ardente of New York City, N.Y.
Dear sister of Denise Arata and her husband Frederick of Holbrook. Beloved in-laws Debra and Robert Hayden of Weymouth.
Marilyn was the cherished aunt of Elizabeth Hayden, Courtney Hayden, Nicole Allen, and Michelle Hoarty.
She is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave, Quincy, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 2 Summer St., Cohasset, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m. Interment to follow at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Scituate.
For those who wish, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Saint Anthony’s Shrine, 100 Arch St., Boston, MA 02110-1100 or https://stanthonyshrine.org/.
You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
After a beautiful life of 98 ½ years, Harold J. “Harry” McFadd peacefully passed away in his home at Allerton House in Weymouth, MA on Aug. 6, 2022. Born in Boston on Feb. 10, 1924, and the youngest of seven children born to Joseph McFadd, originally of Carlisle, England and Fabiola (Corbeil) McFadd, originally of Montreal, Quebec, Harry was raised in the city’s neighborhoods of South Boston and Dorchester. Harry was a 1941 graduate of Commerce High School in Boston. A World War II veteran, Harry served in the US Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater. After the war, Harry worked at Gillette Company in Boston, before transitioning to New England Telephone, where he had a long career.
Harry’s story cannot be told without including M. Elizabeth “Betty” (Powers) McFadd, the love of his life. Harry and Betty met when they were teenagers and married in 1946. Together, they had 7 children and raised their family in Weymouth. They were close to their siblings and families, and had a circle of lifelong friends. There was nothing Harry and Betty loved more than being surrounded by family during holidays and other gatherings. Harry and Betty loved music and were wonderful dancers. They belonged to square and round dancing clubs for many years. Harry was a self-taught musician, played the guitar and banjo, and enjoyed years of playing music with friends, and sing-alongs. In retirement, Harry and Betty moved to Leisurewoods in Rockland, MA, and were avid travelers.
Harry was predeceased by his wife, Betty, and, recently, his daughter, Pauline (McFadd) Sweeney of Quincy and Hull, MA. He is survived by James McFadd & his partner Candace of Zephyrhills, Florida; Richard McFadd & his wife Sherry of Marshfield, MA; son-in-law Dennis S. Sweeney of Quincy and Hull, MA; Thomas McFadd & his wife Anne of Los Angeles, CA; David McFadd & his wife Lisa of Waltham, MA; Joseph McFadd & his wife Rawley of Lancaster, MA; Betty Ann (McFadd) Gwatkin & her husband David of Lyndonville, VT. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Allerton House assisted living in Weymouth for their kind and loving support. We would also like to thank Norwell VNA and Hospice staff and volunteers who reached out and helped Harry tremendously.
Mary G. (McDonald) Lawlor, age 87, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, August 12, 2022 at South Shore Hospital, in the comfort of her loving family.
Mary was born in Roxbury, to the late Charles and Helen (Clancy) McDonald. She was raised and educated in Providence, R.I. where she was a graduate of Hope High School. She lived in Quincy for sixty-three years.
After raising her children, Mary worked in the office, as a computer operator, at the former Goodman Knitting Company in Brockton for fifteen years.
As a woman of faith, Mary was an active member of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Quincy for many years where she volunteered assisting with the Cub Scouts.
She enjoyed trips to the casinos with family and friends. Most of all, her greatest joy was her family, and she was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Beloved bride and best friend for fifty-six years of the late Edward F. Lawlor, Sr.
Devoted mother of James P. Lawlor and his wife Carol L. (Bailey) Lawlor of Weymouth, Marie A. Lawlor of Quincy, and the late Edward F. Lawlor, Jr. and his surviving wife Anita M. Horne Lawlor of Bellingham.
Loving grandmother of Benjamin Lawlor and his wife Kristen of N.H., Michael Lawlor and his wife Angela of Hatboro, Penn., Rachel Lawlor of Waltham, Declan and Dillon Lawlor of Weymouth.
Loving great-grandmother of Jack, Molly Rose, Shannon, and just arrived, Claire Gianna.
One of five siblings, Mary was the dear sister of Rita Sheehan and Helen McDonald, both of R.I., and predeceased by Dolores Robideau and Annetta Moniz.
She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and in-laws
Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, August 15, 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 Tuesday, August 16, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place privately at a later date.
For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth, P.O Box 690789, Quincy, MA 02269.
You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
William C. Urban, age 66, of Scituate, formerly of Weymouth, died peacefully, Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, in the comfort of his loving family.
William was born in South Boston, to the late Charles and Bridget (Nee) Urban. He was raised and educated in South Boston. He then raised his family in Weymouth where he lived for more than twenty years.
He worked as a fabricator at the Cole Hersee Company in South Boston for over thirty years.
William was an avid dart player and enjoyed all sports.
Beloved husband of the late Debra A. “Debbie” (Llewellyn) Urban.
Devoted father of John A. Urban and his wife Cathy of Quincy, Kimberly A. Urban of Weymouth, and the late William J. Urban.
Loving grandfather of five.
Dear brother of Marie Salvaggio and her husband Anthony of East Boston, Carol Urban of Derry, N.H., and the late Mary Urban.
William is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family, funeral services were private.
For those who wish, donations in William’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.
Arrangements under the direction of the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave, Quincy. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Beverly Desmond, 85, of Peabody, formerly of Quincy, MA, passed away peacefully at Beverly Hospital with family at her side on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Rhoda Jacobus and Georgie McClain, of Missouri. Beverly was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Gregory F. Desmond of Quincy. She is survived by her children: Charles Freeman of Ellsworth, ME; Mary Connors of Bay Minette, AL; Jean Michon and her husband Kenneth of Lynn Haven, FL; James Freeman and his wife Dawn of Peabody, MA; and Jack Freeman and his wife Pat of MA. She was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah Steele and grandson Ian Sinclair, formerly of Quincy, MA.
She was the grandmother of Chevelle Freeman, Gregory Sinclair, Carolyn Bassett, Jean Kennedy, Sandy Connors, Michael Belben, Edward Belben, Mark Freeman, Sean Freeman, Erin Freeman and Nicole Freeman. She was also blessed with 18 great-grandchildren.
Beverly had a strong faith in God and taught Bible classes at Blaney Church and Wollaston Church of the Nazarene. She participated in many Bible study groups. She even travelled to Israel, rode a camel, and visited the Wailing Wall. She also had a love of writing and shared stories of her life with her writing group at Brooksby Village. She loved sewing, and during the pandemic made over 200 masks for staff at Brooksby when masks were hard to find. She also made clothing for her granddaughters’ Barbie and American Girl dolls. She was a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and had an adventurous side, taking a hot air balloon ride with her friend Doris. She worked at HUB mail as a machine operator and at Pioneer Financial as a Dispersing Agent. Beverly had a love of animals, especially her cats Susie and Julian, as well as her grand-dogs, Sam, Icy and Amari.
Beverly was a very social woman, who made a friend everywhere she went. She loved her family and enjoyed any opportunity to spend time together. She will be dearly missed by everyone she knew.
Arrangements: Arrangements by the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Peabody Council on Aging, 79 Central St., Peabody, MA 01960. For online guestbook, please visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
Donald L. Young, 91, of Braintree, MA, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27th, 2022. Don is survived by his loving wife of twenty-two years, Lorraine Gill Young, and their cat “Max.” Don will be greatly missed by many friends, including his close friends, Karl and Connie Vandervort, and their two daughters, Jessica and Rebekah; and his life-long friend, Janese (“Janie”) Free Newell, and her husband, Tom, and son, Jack. He is survived by his sister, Lois Parrish. Don was preceded in death by his brothers, Gordon and Roger Young, and his parents, Dr. Samuel Young (1990) and Arlene Leavitt Young (2006), and his biological mother, Ethelyn Peavey Young (1935).
Don was born on Nov. 23, 1931, in South Portland, Maine, and grew up in Quincy, MA. His family heritage has strong ties to his father’s homeland in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland – a place he visited many times.
Don graduated from North Quincy High School and then Eastern Nazarene College (as did his parents) in 1953 and went on to earn his Ph.D. in English literature from Boston University. Don joined the Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) faculty in 1958 as an English Literature Professor. He received training in higher education administration from the University of Michigan before returning to ENC as the Academic Dean in 1967. He retired from ENC with emeritus status in 1991. Don also served briefly as the interim President of Quincy College and taught English literature.
Don was a man of deep and abiding faith and an active member of The First Congregational Church of Braintree. He served as head Deacon and was the Chair of the stewardship committee for many years. Don also served on the Board of the Esther R. Sanger Center for Compassion – Quincy Crisis Center for many years. In his earlier years, he was actively involved in the Rotary Club of Quincy, MA. Don was happiest when he was spending time with Lorraine and his close friends, being involved in church, supporting ENC, reading and attending book group, traveling, growing roses, and cheering on the Boston Celtics. His favorite places on earth were his home in Braintree and his cottage in Alton Bay, NH. “Up country” at Alton Bay, he and Lorraine, as well as their close friends, enjoyed countless hours over the years relaxing on the porch, sitting on the dock, swimming, boating, and fishing in Lake Winnipesaukee, skiing and snowmobiling, and sharing a meal at Morrisey’s Porch.
Visiting hours were held at Hamel-Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St. in Quincy, MA on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd. A Celebration of Life service was held Thursday, Aug. 4th, at The First Congregational Church of Braintree, 12 Elm St. in Braintree, MA. Burial followed at Blue Hills Cemetery, Braintree, MA.
Donations may be made in Don’s memory to The First Congregational Church of Braintree, 12 Elm St., Braintree, MA 02184, or to Eastern Nazarene College, 23 East Elm Ave., Quincy, MA 02170 (or https://donate.enc.edu) by writing “Donald L. Young” in the memo line.
Funeral arrangements under the care of the Hamel-Lydon Chapel. For online condolences, please visit www.hamellydon.com.
James Joseph Byrne, age 60, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at home.
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. (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 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.