Obituaries

Stephen J. Burns

Stephen J. Burns of Braintree passed away October 16, 2020, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, surrounded by his loving family after experiencing cardiac issues. Steve was born in Fitchburg on June 12, 1948, raised in Milton, and became an integral part of a “Yours, Mine, and Ours” family after the passing of his father … Read more

Joanne L. Vitti, 76

Joanne L. (May) Vitti of Hanson passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the age of 76. The beloved wife of the late Ronald N. Vitti, she is survived by her loving son Matthew of Hanson and loving daughter Jennifer of Quincy. Daughter of the late Flora and Joseph May of Quincy, she was … Read more

Mary E. McDonnell

Mary E. (Franconia) McDonnell, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester and Toureen, Carraroe, Co. Galway, Ireland passed away in her hundredth year on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Beloved wife of the late James McDonnell. Cherished mother of Maureen T. McDonnell of Hull, James J. of PA and his late wife Tobi McDonnell, and Anthony T. and … Read more

Florence K. Counihan

Florence K. “Kay” Counihan of Quincy died October 14, 2020. Kay’s family and faith were most important to her. She was a devout Catholic and loved to read, especially spiritual books. She was a friend of Bill W. and proudly sober for 48 years.  Kay worked as a special education teacher for many years and … Read more

Shirley Fonseca

Shirley (Rocha) Fonseca of Quincy, formerly from Dorchester, died Oct. 16. She was born on November 27, 1937 and raised in Wareham.  Beloved wife of the late Edward Fonseca, Sr. and mother of late Manuel.  Beloved mother of Edward, Jr. and his ex-wife Donna, Robert and his wife Barbara all from Quincy and daughter-in-law Kathy … Read more

Virginia Mahoney, 99

Virginia (Smith) Mahoney, 99, of Quincy, died October 14, 2020. The beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Mahoney. Loving mother of Gail Walbridge and her husband Joe of Hanson, Elizabeth Alongi and her husband Charles of Braintree , Michael Mahoney and his wife Toni-Marie of Quincy and the late Joan Clark and Daniel J. … Read more

Beatrice E. Kanelos, 87

Beatrice E. “Bea” (Joyce) Kanelos, age 87, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at South Shore Hospital. She said, “I did everything I was supposed to and I died anyway.” Bea was born, raised and educated in Quincy. She was a graduate of Quincy High School. She was employed as … Read more

Patricia M. Heald, 74

Patricia M. Heald, of Moultonborough, NH, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, with her family by her side. She was 74. Born in Boston on November 2, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Dorothea (Young) McMahon. Patricia grew up in the small community of Squantum, … Read more

Emilie McIntyre

Emilie (Schafstler) McIntyre of Quincy passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Beloved wife of the late John L. McIntyre Jr.  Devoted mother of Christopher J. McIntyre of Quincy and his wife the late Dr. Elizabeth Hingston, and the late Patricia Ellen McIntyre and John L. McIntyre III. Born in Hohenlinden, Germany, she was … Read more