Mary E. Robinson, 86

Mary E. (McCrorey) Robinson, age 86, of Rockland, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, October 10, 2022, at South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Rockland, in the comfort of her loving family.

Mary E. Robinson

Mary was born in Boston, to the late Patrick and Bridget (Linihan) McCrorey. Raised and educated in Boston, she was a graduate of the former Saint Columbkille High School in Brighton. She lived in Rockland for the past fifteen years, previously in Quincy for most of her life.

Later in her life, she received an Associate’s degree from Quincy Junior College. She then worked as a medical secretary at the Carney Hospital in Dorchester for twenty years.

She enjoyed ceramics, Irish music, reading, and watching sports on television—especially football. She had a sweet tooth for candy. Mary also treasured the many trips she made with her late sister, Ann.

Beloved wife of the late Leonard P. Robinson.

Devoted mother of Paul P. Robinson and his wife Linda of Hanson, and Kathleen G. “Kathy” Robinson and her partner Barry Foster of Abington.

Loving grandmother of Deanna, Jarett, and Sean Robinson. Loving great grandmother of Jeramiah and Jayson Robinson.

One of seven siblings, she was the dear sister of John McCrorey of Brighton, and predeceased by Joseph McCrorey, Arthur McCrorey, Ann McCrorey, Kay McCrorey, and Reverend Edward McCrorey.

Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Thursday, October 13, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Martin de Porres Parish in Saint Brendan Church, 589 Gallivan Boulevard, Dorchester, on Friday, October 14, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

For those who wish, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Susan G. Komen, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 or by visiting www.komen.org.

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

Joseph P. Perrone, Jr., 92

Joseph P. Perrone, Jr., age 92, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph P. Perrone, Jr.

Joseph was born in Quincy, to the late Catharine H. (Osgood) and Joseph P. Perrone, Sr. Raised and educated there, he was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1948. He lived in Quincy for most of his life but also lived in Milton for thirty years.

Joseph was proud to have served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.

He was employed as a plumber with Local 12 for over forty years and retired in 1990.

Most of all, he was devoted to his family.

Beloved husband for seventy-one years of Virginia A. (Roche) Perrone.

Devoted father of Joanne Sacco and her husband Joseph of East Boston, Kathleen Misite and her husband Joseph of Raynham, Steven Perrone and his wife Kathleen of Whitman, Mark Perrone and his wife Dana of Weymouth, Jane McMasters and her husband Brian of Braintree, Anne Breadmore and her husband Deacon Paul J. Breadmore of Whitman.

Loving grandfather of eighteen and great grandfather of fourteen, with two on the way.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Eleanor Logan and Harriet Beebe. Joseph is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, funeral services took place privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to Saint Bridget’s Church, 455 Plymouth St., Abington, MA 02351.

Arrangements were 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.

Frances Young

Frances (White) Young unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday evening, October 4.

Frances Young

Fran was raised in Canton, Massachusetts. As a teenager, she loved to attend dances and was a devoted fan of Elvis Presley. After graduating Canton High School in 1963, she went to work at New England Telephone’s office in Boston. She later had a career position at the Quincy Public Schools office of payroll/bookkeeping, from which she retired after 20+ years of dedicated service.

Fran married the love of her life, Richard “Dick” Young (deceased) on June 6, 1969. They raised 3 wonderful daughters, initially in Dick’s childhood home on Clarendon St. in Quincy: Diane Theresa (deceased), Christine Brennan of Quincy Point and Laurie Solano of Sandown, NH.

Loving grandmother of Kaylee, Lauren, Brianna, Daniel, Michael, Christian and Mikey Jr. Loving great-grandmother of Luka, Jonathan, Brayden, Lincoln, and Aubriella. Fran adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dear sister of Richard White of Canton, MA; Bitsy O’Connell of Bolingbrook, IL; Edward White (deceased) and Stephen White of N. Dighton, MA.

Fran’s life was all about her family. She cherished the time she spent with family at the beach and the Timeshare they purchased in the Berkshires of Western, Mass.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Tuesday, Oct. 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy, MA 02169. On Wednesday, there will be a service in the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.

James R. Young, 86

James R. Young, 86, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy, Dorchester and Newington, NH, died October 7, 2022.  He was the devoted husband of the late Pauline A. (Kiros) Young.

James Young

Born and raised in Dorchester, Jim was the son of the late James and Isabel (Ritchie) Young.  He graduated from Boston Technical High School and joined the US Army. Jim trained with the 69th Infantry division out of Fort Dix, NJ and served in the Korean war. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 31, 1955.

After completing his tour of service to our country, Jim became a meatcutter and worked at a variety of establishments including Hanscom AFB and Pease AFB before retiring in 2003.

Jim was active in Freemasonry for 50 years, and was a member of the former Gate of the Temple Lodge, now Rising Temple Lodge, where he was a Master Mason, and was also a member of the Kilwinning Club, Boston.

An avid fresh and saltwater fisherman, Jim had many interests and talents.  He loved to sing and dance, was multilingual; speaking fluent English, German, French and Greek. He loved woodworking and the German Shepherds he had over the years.

Loving father of former Quincy School Committee member Jo-Ann (Grazio) Bragg of Quincy and her late husband Richard Bragg, Donna Glass of Tucson AZ, Julie Young of Hopkinsville KY, and the late Lori Richard. Dear brother to Hazel Ravanis of Littleton and the late: Irene Poirier, Betty Novak, Marjorie Kripton, Isabel “Suzie” Kripton, Mary Forti, and his twin, John W. Young.

Cherished “Papa” to Michelle D’Angelo, Lisa McLoughlin, Jonathan Bragg, David and Christopher Eldred, Michael Folden and Jason Young. Also survived by 20 great grandchildren, multiple ‘favorite’ nieces and nephews, extended family and good friends.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend his visiting hours, Tuesday October 11, 2022 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Hamel-Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St., Quincy, with a Masonic Service beginning at 6:30pm. A burial with military honors will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 1:00pm. Procession for burial meeting at 12:15 Hamel-Lydon Chapel.

Mary Jane Morse, 64

Mary Jane (Palma) Morse, of Quincy, died peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2022. Her beloved son, nieces, brother, and sister were by her side. She was 64.

Mary Jane Morse

Born in Quincy on November 14, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Janet (Mechan) Palma. Of the 11 infamous children in the Palma family, she was the 7th born. Mary Jane was raised in Wollaston and graduated from North Quincy High School.

A caregiver by nature, Mary Jane always put the needs of others first. Her career led her to healthcare as a nurse, but her life’s passion was caring for her husband and son.

Mary Jane loved to laugh, listen to music, and spend time with her family and friends. In her younger years, she enjoyed the beach and spent a lot of time on Cape Cod. Everywhere she went she made new friends. Mary Jane’s sense of humor was truly unmatched, and she will be missed by all the lives she touched. 

Mary Jane was the beloved wife of the late Robert Charles Morse, who passed away in 1995. The two married on July 11, 1982, in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy. Together they shared thirteen years of marriage with many adventures along the way. She was the devoted mother of Christopher R. Morse and his wife Jacqueline of Raleigh, North Carolina, and the loving “Nanna” of Kiera, Connor, and Margaux Morse, all of Raleigh, North Carolina. Mary Jane was the dear sister of Anthony Palma and his late wife Gayle of Plymouth, Robert Palma and his wife Nancy of Plympton, Antonio Palma of San Diego, California, David Palma of Hull, Janet Vlassakis and her husband Paul of Hanover, Theresa Lawyer and her husband Richie of Scituate, Richie Palma and his wife Terri of Durham, North Carolina, the late Kenneth Palma, the late Susie Buccini, and the late Nancy Morrison. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to remember Mary Jane with her family during the visiting hours on Thursday, October 13, 2022, 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 Friday, October 14, 2022, prior to the Memorial Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM.

Following cremation, Mary Jane will be interred privately in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. 

Due to floral restrictions, memorial contributions may be sent in Mary Jane’s name to the March of Dimes (in honor of her first grandchild, Kiera Morse): https://www.marchforbabies.org/Fundraising/Personal?personId=6901445&participantId=9071990&user=chrismorse05

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

Paul K. Ryan

Paul K. Ryan of Quincy passed away suddenly on October 6, 2022.

Paul Ryan

Devoted son of the late James and Mary Ryan. Loving brother of Kathleen Deshler and her husband Deac of Quincy, Nancy Ryan of Pembroke and her late husband and good friend of Paul, Wally Clifford and Patrice Whitney of Marshfield. Loving uncle of many great nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind many extended family and all those who knew and loved him.

Paul was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Vietnam War. He was a frequent flyer at Quincy Elks, Alumni, and Rags Tavern. Paul loved to travel, being with friends, and having a good time. Those who knew Paul will remember his eternal smile and hearty laugh. He was a true Bostonian who loved all sports.

Paul will be forever missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Hamel-Lydon Chapel 650 Hancock St., Quincy, MA 02170. At the family’s request, burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

For more information and online condolences please visit www.HamelLydon.com.

Eileen J. Morrill, 89

Eileen J. (Crowley) Morrill, age 89, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Marian Manor in South Boston.

Eileen Morrill

Eileen was born in Boston, to the late Robert P. and Mary (Connolly) Crowley. She was raised and educated in Boston’s West End. She lived in South Boston for two years, previously in Quincy, Milton, and Dorchester.

Eileen was a homemaker who was devoted to her family. She was especially proud of her thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, supporting all their many sports, activities, and accomplishments. She always tried her best to make each one feel special in his or her own way.

She was an active longtime parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy where she served as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.

Eileen regularly played Bingo and enjoyed the companionship of the many friends she made over the years.  She also enjoyed listening to music and dancing. She enjoyed going down to Nantasket Beach in the summers to catch the big band groups playing their tunes. She also enjoyed going to the West End reunions and reminiscing with old friends. She will be greatly missed by many.

Beloved wife of the late Ernest C. Morrill, Jr.

Devoted mother of Paul Murphy and his wife Jeannette of Fla., Jeanne Murphy of Plymouth and her late husband Gary Cardinal, Thomas Murphy of Middleboro, Robert Murphy of Norfolk, James Ramsey and his former partner Trysha Ahern of Weymouth, Joan Barker of Medford and her late husband Paul, the late William Murphy, the late John Morrill and his surviving wife Cherie of Taunton.

The last of eight siblings, she was predeceased by Robert Crowley, Marie Crowley, Ruthie Crowley, Lorraine Crowley, William Crowley, Paul Crowley, and Carole Crowley.

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, October 9, from 3 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Committal services will be conducted at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, on Wednesday, October 12, at 10 a.m. Those attending should meet directly at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 200 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446 or to the charity of your choice.

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

Paul V. Austin

Paul V. Austin, of Quincy, died peacefully on Thursday, October 6, 2022, with his family at his side.

Paul V. Austin

He was the beloved husband of the late Marie (Quinn), devoted father of Carol Austin of Quincy, Linda Austin Lindblad and her late husband Bob of Weymouth and Paul Austin and his wife Donna of Myrtle Beach, SC. Also survived by two cherished grandchildren, Kelly Austin of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Mark Austin of Burlington. Paul was the son of the late Walter and Mary Austin. He was predeceased by his siblings Walter Austin, Muriel O’Donnell, Rita Grelland and Robert Austin. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Paul proudly served his country as a Marine during the Korean War. He worked at several engineering firms, retiring from Polaroid as an Electrical Engineer. During his career, he worked on a project team with NASA to design and build a satellite which sent back the first color image of the Earth from Space.

Paul could build or MacGyver anything. He enjoyed tinkering with the car he built from an old Triumph. Paul loved traveling with family and wife, Marie of fifty-four years, to Europe, Asia, and Australia, and especially their yearly trips to Montreal and Woodstock, Vermont. Paul’s children will always remember their epic camping trek across the country.

Paul loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will be missed by all the lives he touched.

Services will be private.

Family is invited to celebrate Paul’s life on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Visitation is 9-10 AM at Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock St., Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial at 1:30 PM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Paul’s name to: Firefighter John T. Austin Memorial, c/o Jane Austin, 63 Crosby St., Quincy, MA  02169.

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

Mary T. Hochstaedt, 83

Mary T. Hochstaedt (Folan) of Quincy, formerly of New York and Ireland, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, October 3, 2022.  She was 83.

Mary T. Hochstaedt

She was born in Rusheennamanagh, Carna, County Galway, Ireland to Barbara (Ward) and John Folan.  She was raised in Ireland and earned her certificate with St. Mary’s in Carna.  When she turned 16, she immigrated to the United States and settled with family in New York.  In 1998 she moved to Quincy where she would call home for the rest of her life.

In her spare time, Mary enjoyed taking walks, dancing, and cooking.  She took great pride in her home and kept it immaculate.  A devout Catholic, Mary attended Mass at both St. Mary’s Church and Sacred Heart Church in Quincy.  Mary was fondly known as Moonie by her family members.  She loved them all fiercely and was most happy spending time with them.

Devoted mother of Karen LaBella and her husband Paul of Laguna Niguel, CA, and Brian Hochstaedt and his wife Cyndi of Sussex, NJ.  Loving sister of Ann Keane and Peader Folan of Rusheennamanagh, Carna, Co. Galway, Ireland, and Kathy Mulkerrin of Bantrach Ard, Kilkerrin, Ireland.  Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Gregory, and Kaitlin LaBella and Olivia Hochstaedt.  She was also survived by many nieces, nephews and their families.  Mary was predeceased by her parents, Barbara and John Folan and seven siblings.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Monday, October 10, 2022, from 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 9:45 AM on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam dílis.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Charles P. Holler, 72

Charles P. “Chuck” Holler, of Quincy, died Oct. 3, 2022, he was 72.  A proud US Navy Seal. The beloved husband of the late Carolyn (Bousquet) Holler. Father of the late Sarah B. Holler. Brother of Philip “Pat” Holler and the late Norman, Frederick and Henry Holler. Chuck is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Charles P. Holler

Chuck served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was one of the elite members of the military force. Navy Seals handled all the special operations, Chuck was very proud of the time he served his country. His second career was a lobsterman. One of the toughest professions, Chuck had a strong work ethic and worked for more than 45 years at his profession.  He is a legend to the lobster community.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday 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 9:45 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charles may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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