Obituaries

John J. ‘Dapper’ O’Neil

John J. “Dapper” O’Neil, of Quincy, and formerly of Dorchester and Milton, died peacefully on Thursday, January 13, 2022. He was 95 years old. Born in East Boston on November 26, 1926, he was the son of the late John J. and Olive M. (Tibbitts) O’Neil. John was raised in East Boston. As a young … Read more

Peter W. Federico

Peter W. Federico, of Quincy, died January 14, 2022. Peter’s life revolved around his family, faith and love of country.  He adored his wife Vincenza and they were married for over 60 years until her passing a year ago.  His daughter remembers him telling corny “Dad” jokes as well as his passion for gardening, carpentry, … Read more

Richard E. Laracy, 89

Richard E. Laracy, Detective Sergeant, Quincy Police Department, Retired, age 89, a longtime Quincy resident and thirty-year winter resident of Naples, Fla., died unexpectedly, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Richard was born in Weymouth, to the late Edward P. and Edna M. (Ross) Laracy-Shand. He was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of North Quincy … Read more

Sandra J. Burke

Sandra Jean (Backofen) of Quincy, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Sandy’s entire life was lovingly focused on her family, friends and the greater community. She adored her grandchildren and children and was a nurturing role model to her entire family. She had a fun spirit and enjoyed many … Read more

Kevin M. McVeigh

Kevin M. McVeigh, of Quincy, died suddenly at home on January 13, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Kevin’s family meant the world to him.  He was married to the love of his live, Kathleen for 48 years.  He adored his daughters and they in turn worshipped him. He was an avid Boston sports fan … Read more

Jennie Beatrice, 103

Jennie (Mirabelle) Beatrice, age 103, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Sunday, January 9, 2022 in the comfort of her home. Jennie was born in Yatesville, Pa., to the late Paul and Emanuella (Serratore) Mirabelle. Raised and educated there, she was a graduate of Jenkins High School. She lived in Quincy for over eighty … Read more

Michael W. Nurmi, 54

Michael W. “Mike” Nurmi, 54, of Quincy, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the Leonard Florence Center in Chelsea. Born and raised in Quincy, Mike was taken too soon from his family with an ALS diagnosis that within hours had him on a ventilator and feeding tube, unable to speak or move any of his … Read more

Rose J. Marini, 96

Rose J. Marini, 96, of Braintree passed away on January 9, 2022 of heart failure. Beloved wife of the late Brantizio Marini, and devoted mother to the late Margret Marini Sears. She leaves behind her daughter Amarjit (Lisa) Khalsa, sons in law, Gurujot Khalsa and Doug Sears, and many loving nieces and nephews. Rose was … Read more

Robert L. Morris, 76

Robert “Bob” L. Morris, 76, of Quincy and Meredith, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Bob was born in Boston to Herbert and Helen (Hogland) Morris and raised in Quincy.  Bob graduated from North Quincy High School in 1963 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve where he earned the rank … Read more