Nov 22, 1920 - Nov 22, 2023
Jan 01, 1960 - Mar 01, 2024
A Complete Obituary To Follow Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, March 7, 2024, 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), at 8:30 AM on Friday, March 8, 2024, prior to the Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Parish in St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock St., Quincy at 10 AM. Services will conclude with interment in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Mark’s name to
Janis E. Burton
Died : Feb 22, 2024
Janis E. (Powell) Burton, age 93, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Thursday, February 22, 2024 in the comfort of her home. Janis was born in Boston, to the late Vernard and Marjorie (Irvine) Powell. Raised and educated in Quincy, Janis had lived in Houghs Neck for most of her life. She was employed as an executive secretary for the Lily Transportation Corporation in Needham for ten years. Janis was a woman of faith and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Wollaston where she served as Chairperson of the Deacons and was an expert on the church’s by-laws. She was active as a leader of the Campfire Girls and was involved with summer camps at Camp Kiwanee in Hanson for many years. Janis was a miniature enthusiast and had served as president of the Tiny Treasures Society, coordinating and attending conventions for twenty-four years. She was also a longtime member of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. She loved to travel with family and friends. Most of all, Janis was dedicated to her family, especially her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late Richard F. Burton. Devoted mother of the late Stephanie E. Mahn and her surviving husband Gary W. Mahn of Canton. Loving grandmother of Jennifer L. Flanagan and her husband Andrew, Eric S. Mahn and Christina Franklin, and Justin T. Mahn. Cherished great grandmother of Kayleigh, Liam, Aaron, and Ryan. Dear aunt of Cindy Li and her husband Al, John Powell and his wife Ellen. A Memorial Service will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Wollaston, 81 Prospect Avenue, Quincy, on Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janis’ memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wollaston, 81 Prospect Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170.
John J. Evans Jr
Died : Feb 26, 2024
John J. Evans Jr, of Quincy, originally from South Boston, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024, surrounded by family. John, known to friends as “Jay”, was the son of the late John and Margaret Evans. Jay enlisted in the Army National Guard before joining the Boston Police Dept. He would eventually land his dream job as a Firefighter on the Boston Fire Dept. His career would span 36 years, the majority of it serving as the senior Captain of Engine 8 in Boston’s North End. He was a star athlete growing up in Southie, playing both baseball and hockey for Boston State College. His exuberance for hockey would lead him to coach and referee for many years in the Quincy Youth Hockey program. He spent his summers in Maine and the winters on vacations in warm destinations as much as he could. Foremost in his life was family, especially his wife, from whom he was inseparable. He was the devoted husband of the late Carol Evans for almost 50 years; proud father to Jay and his wife Heidi, of Windham, NH, and Kristina Galligan and her husband Jamie of Houghs Neck; brother to Betsy Canavan and her late husband Paul, Marjorie Grennon and her husband John, Janice Donovan and husband Bobby; brother in law to the late Helen Wall and her late husband George, Jeanette Meyer and her late partner Bill Stocker, and Fred Meyer and his wife Laurie; adored by his grandchildren, Carter John Evans, Carolynne “Callie” Galligan, Xander Adams Evans, and James Evans Galligan. Loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 9:15am prior to the funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Quincy at 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 51 Blossom Street,Boston, MA 02114.
Thomas Joseph Buckley III
Jun 22, 1943 - Feb 25, 2018
Thomas Joseph “Tom” Buckley, III, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday evening, February 25th, with his wife and love Mary Lou by his side. Tom lived a full and beautiful life. He greatly cherished and loved his family and friends, especially his daughter Michelle Buckley and granddaughter Avery Buckley Griffin of Hingham, whom he adored and was so proud of. He will be forever loved and remembered as their “Bango”. Tom was born June 22, 1943, the son of Trudy and Tom Buckley of Boston. Tom spent his childhood in Dorchester and later moved to Quincy, he attended the Boston Latin School and graduated from Quincy High School. After high school Tom entered the U.S. army and eventually served in the National Guard of Massachusetts. Upon receiving an honorable discharge Tom worked briefly for New England Telephone Company until joining Weeden & Co. to pursue a career as a stock broker. Tom’s career in the securities industry spanned more than fours decades and was marked with great accomplishment. Tom joined H.C. Wainwright in 1968 and in 1970 he moved to Drexel Firestone to manage their Block Services Group. In 1973 Tom went to work at Hayden Stone, which was later acquired by Carter, Berlind, Weill and Levitt, Inc., where Tom worked closely with Sanford Weill, and over the following two plus decades Tom was instrumental in the firms trading successes, navigating many mergers and acquisitions that eventually lead to the firm becoming the power house of Lehman Brothers. After many successful years managing the trading office at Lehman Brothers, Tom left to open the Boston office of Dillion Reed & Co. which shortly thereafter was acquired and became SBC Warburg Dillion Reed. Tom closed out his career at First Albany before embarking on his retirement in 2001. Tom had incredible energy and a true passion for life. He was always up for an adventure! As a boy he loved animals, especially horses and was given a horse by his father that he rode in the Blue Hills. That passion later led to many ranch vacations in Wyoming, to thoroughbred racing, and eventually ownership of a number of race horses over the years. Tom was an excellent handicapper who loved going to Saratoga Springs, NY in August and attended many Breeders Cup races across the country. Win or lose, he always had a smile on his face. Tom was a true Boston sports enthusiast. During the 1970s he established TJB Enterprises and held the rights to the Boston Bruins logo, manufacturing merchandise for the 1970 and 1972 Stanley Cup championships and the 1971 Stanley Cup finals. Tom was also a lifelong Red Sox fan and season ticket holder, never losing faith and celebrating every triumph of the 2004 season and World Series! In addition to his wife Mary Lou, daughter Michelle and granddaughter Avery, Tom is survived by his step-children Loren (Yezmin Name) Howard of Roslandale, and Ashley Howard of Newton, sister Debrah (Alan) Hope of Tewksbury, niece Rebecca Hope (Devon Shull), nephew Charlie Hope, and seven sister and brother in laws and their families who loved him very much. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Sunday 3-6 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 Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Thomas J. Buckley III may be made to Mass General Cancer Center in support of esophageal cancer research and Dr. Christopher Morse. Gifts can be made online at or mailed to the MGH Development Office, Attention: Keith Erickson, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114. Checks can be made payable to Massachusetts General Hospital, with tribute to Thomas J. Buckley III on the memo line.
Ann (Madden) Murphy
Aug 16, 1969 - Feb 26, 2024
Ann (Madden) Murphy, age 54, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024 after a valiant battle against cancer. Born to Frederick and Josephine Madden in 1969 and raised in Braintree, Ann graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in 1987, then received an associate’s degree from the former Aquinas College in Milton. She later went to Northeastern University and earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic arts. Ann worked for Fidelity Investments, for over 30 years, beginning as an administrative assistant and moving upwards into positions of ever increasing responsibility. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Christopher Murphy, their daughter Lea, her brothers Mark and Warren Madden, and beloved uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. Her kindness and her willingness to help others will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A memorial service for Ann will be held at a later date.
Mary J. (Kenney) Doherty
Apr 03, 1939 - Feb 23, 2024
Mary J. (Kenney) Doherty, age 84, of Quincy, passed away at home on Friday, February 23, 2024, surrounded by members of her loving family and holding the hand of her beloved husband of 62 years. Born April 3, 1939, in Boston to Johanna M. (O’Connell) and James P. Kenney, Mary grew up alongside her elder brothers, Rich Kenney and the late Jim Kenney in the vibrant Irish neighborhood of Boston’s South End. Her early education was Cathedral High School, reflecting her family’s deep roots in the community where her father worked at the Boston Public Library and her mother provided a welcoming home for family and friends emigrating from County Cork, Ireland. When Mary’s family made their summer cottage in Houghs Neck into a permanent home, Mary completed her high school education at Quincy High School. Following graduation, she began a career in the advertising department for the Polaroid Corporation. Mary’s life took a romantic turn when she met the love of her life, Jim Doherty, at a beach party on Peddocks Island, one of the largest islands in Boston Harbor (now part of the National Boston Harbor Islands Park). They started a love story that led to marriage at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Quincy, in October 1962. Together they raised five children and built a life on Rockland Street, where they lived and loved and aged happily in place, for over 60 years. A woman of faith and community spirit, Mary devoted much time to Most Blessed Sacrament Church, where she led the CCD Program and was an active member of Our Lady’s Sodality. Her zest for fun extended to her “shower friend” group, bowling team and garden club. Mary was an avid reader and gardener, and a lifelong lover of music and dancing, especially anything with the rhythm of an Irish jig. She cherished time spent sailing with her family and was known for her love of shopping. Her greatest joy, however, was being a grandmother to her eight beloved grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her fierce protective spirit, her epic hostessing at holidays and as a loving wife, devoted mother and adoring grandmother. Mary is survived by her husband, James P. Doherty, Sr., her daughter, Maura Doherty (Steve DeLano) and their children Casey, Jimmy and Cori DeLano; son, James P. Doherty, Jr. (Haydee DeGuzman); daughter, Kelly Doherty and her children Michael, Matthew and Owen DeFao; son, Dennis Doherty (Diane) and their children Mary and Patrick Doherty; and daughter, Erin Doherty; and her brothers, J. Richard Kenney (the late Ruth) and the late James P. Kenney, Jr. (the late Agnes); as well as many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Parish in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy, on Saturday, March 2, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. At the request of the family, interment will take place privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Parish, 227 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or the Houghs Neck Garden Club, 1193 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169.
Joan Wood (Douglas)
Died : Feb 20, 2024
Joan Wood (Douglas) Quincy Mass previously of South Yarmouth died from complications of pneumonia on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 She was 88. She was predeceased by her husband, Reverend Clifton, J Wood, Senior, her daughters, Laurie Wood and Caroline Smith, and her son-in-law Doug Wood-Boyle. She was also pre-deceased by her sister, Caroline Sherman. She survived by her daughter, Reverend Linda Wood-Boyle of Waltham a son, Clifton J Wood, Junior of Sturbridge, a granddaughter, Amanda Spolidoro, and her husband, David of Millbury , grandson Clifton, J Wood the third of Sturridge and son-in-law, Ken Smith of Grafton. She also leaves behind two dearly loved great grandchildren. Joan spent her adult life initially as a pastor's wife in four parishes, in Maine while raising four children. When Clifton retired from Ministry, they moved to Cape Cod, and Joan became the business manager of a large nonprofit in Hyannis, and then the CFO of a profit business with locations throughout Cape cod She retired in 2005 and moved to Quincy to be closer to her family.
Kevin P. McGrail
Feb 23, 1959 - Feb 25, 2024
McGRAIL, Kevin P. Sr. Deputy Sheriff, Plymouth County, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2024. Loving father of Anthony McDonald and his wife Katie of Burlington, Kevin McGrail Jr. and his wife Corrie of Plympton, Darcy Hislop of Boston, and the late Melissa Magee. Beloved partner of Danielle Rosales of Quincy. Dear former spouse of Michelle McGrail of Plymouth. Caring brother of Barbara and Eamon McDonough, Donna and Dara McGrath, Teresa Mannion, Elizabeth and Mark Wiley, Harrison Coyne, and Cheryl Barber. Cherished grandfather to many loving grandchildren and one great grandson. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Kevin was a retired Boston Municipal Police Officer assigned to Boston Housing. Visiting hours in the John J. O’Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Friday from 4-8 pm. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan’s Church on Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery. For directions and expressions of sympathy, please visit www.oconnorandson.com.
A Complete Obituary To Follow Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Friday, March 1, 2024, 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. Cremation will follow. Interment will be private. DUE TO FLORAL RESTRICTIONS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Matthew’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Derek Daniel Mahoney
Feb 14, 1973 - Feb 14, 2024
Derek Daniel Mahoney passed away quietly at home on February 14, 2024. He was 51. Born in Malden, MA, Derek spent many years in South Boston and the surrounding area with his mother, Pepsi Mahoney, and his partner, Michael Venuti, along with many loving friends. Derek loved so many things. He loved his mother, Pepsi, he adored his grandmother, and he cherished his time with his friends, especially watching Loony Toons with them. Michaels family also meant the world to Derek, particularly taking care of Granny. Derek was not a “cookie cutter” guy! Some of Derek’s favorite things were Metallica, wizards, dragons, cooking, and enjoying a good meal with his friends. He also was obsessed with Queen of Daytime, Miss Wendy Williams! One of the most memorable attributes of Derek was his SUPER loud and annoying laugh, everyone will miss hearing it. Derek just loved, he truly loved. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he was part of. Son of Margaret “Pepsi” Mahoney of Revere, MA, and partner of Michael Venuti, of Quincy, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Visiting Hours on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 10 AM at Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock Street, Quincy, and his Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM also at Keohane Funeral Home. Burial will be at Holyhood Cemetery, 584 Heath St, Brookline, MA 02467.