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John Gillespie

Nov 22, 1973 - Nov 19, 2023

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Quincy, MA

John P. "Johnny" Gillespie, 68, of Grafton formerly of Upton and Wellesley, died peacefully at home on the morning of Sunday November 19, 2023 surrounded by the love, comfort and care of family. Born in Natick and raised in Wellesley, he was the 2nd of 4 children born to the late John & Eileen (Grada) Gillespie, and was a 1973 graduate of Wellesley High School. John was a skilled and talented carpenter by trade, and he could fix anything. He was an avid golfer and golfed in the Chateau League in...Read More

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Ishwar Damodhar

Dec 29, 1954 - Feb 16, 2024

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Quincy, MA

Ishwar, Damodhar or better known to close friends and relatives as “Dad” or “Dado”, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 16, 2024. He was born on December 29, 1954 in No. 58 Village East Berbice-Corentyne, Guyana where he grew up with his mother, father, and four brothers on a cattle ranch and rice farming field. Later he immigrated to North America as a young man and finally settled in Quincy, MA where he built an amazing life that he was proud of and became a valuable member of society, winning the hearts of everyone around him for his generosity, sense of humor, and selflessness. He enjoyed spending time with family, exercising, gardening, DIY projects, helping people, and going on cruises with his loving family. He also enjoyed watching the game of Cricket, where he mostly was a fan of the “West Indies” team. He worked as a Building Engineer for a commercial high-rise building in Boston and loved what he did. He was well respected by his coworkers and many contractors and business associates in Boston. He was the go-to person when it came to advice on engineering, construction, budgeting, and property management. Loved by many, but especially by his wife Diane, sons Sase and Kevin, and grandchildren Logan and Landon. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Saturday, February 24th, 2024 from 2-6 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY, MA. A Funeral home service will be celebrated on Monday at 11:30 AM at the funeral home.

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Charles M. O'Brien

Died : Feb 18, 2024

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Quincy, MA

O’Brien, Charles M. of Quincy, died February 18, 2024. Charlie adored his family and loved spending time all together. His faith was very important to him and he enjoyed reading, puttering in his garden, genealogy, and baking apple pies. He proudly served in the United States Navy and worked as a lifelong teacher for Boston Public Schools, retiring in 1998 as a school administrator. Charlie was a kind, honest, and sincere man who had a great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Beloved husband of 63 years to Elfrieda (Voelkel) O’Brien of Quincy. Cherished father of Karen O’Brien and husband Kevin Hoar of Hull, Kevin O’Brien and his wife Mary (Severin) of Amherst, Steven O’Brien and his wife Tricia (Costello) of South Boston, and the late Sean O’Brien and his surviving wife Eleana (Lombardi) of Stoneham. Loving brother of the late Richard L. O’Brien and his surviving wife Nancy (Lee) of Hull. Devoted Papa of Matthew Scannell, Kathleen Frazier and her husband Brandon, Devon O’Brien, Cory O’Brien, Callie O’Brien, Colbie O’Brien and great papa of Teddy and Jack Frazier. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday, February 22nd from 3-7 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 AM on Friday, February 23rd prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in New Calvary Cemetery, Boston. In lieu of flowers, Charlie requested donations be made to , Attn: Memorial/Tribute Program, 405 Washington St., Hanover, MA 02339 in memory of Charles M O’Brien.

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Kathryn Norton

Aug 05, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

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Quincy, MA

Norton, Kathryn (Goodman) of Quincy, formerly of Sandwich, passed away peacefully February 17, 2024. Wife of the late Thomas F. Norton. Cherished mother of Joseph Veneto of Quincy, Deborah Veneto of Quincy, Karen Veneto-Montes of Sandwich, Andrew Veneto Jr. of NY, Robin Veneto-Smith of Quincy, Stephanie Sutliff and her husband Stephen of Brighton, Beth Veneto of Quincy and Christopher Veneto and his wife Carla of Quincy. Sister of the late Charles J. Goodman Jr. Loving grandmother of Adelle, Charles, Brendan, Ryan, and Victoria. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of life Friday February 23, 2024, at 11:30 AM at Corpus Christi Church, 324 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd., Sandwich, MA. The family will be receiving guests from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM prior to the Mass. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:45 PM. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Hamel-Lydon Chapel, Quincy. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dove Inc. in Quincy, MA, or the National Kidney Foundation.

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Gail F. Joyce

Mar 12, 1947 - Feb 15, 2023

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Quincy, MA

It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of Gail F. (Duggan) Joyce, 76, on Thursday, February 15th. Born on March 12th, 1947 in South Boston to Beverly (Cuddahy) Sandri and Bernard Duggan. She graduated from South Boston High School and was on the drill team for The Gatesman. She had lived in Quincy for over 40 years. She loved meeting new people throughout her career in the service industry, always with a smile and a laugh. Her career brought her to obtain credentials as a Merchant Marine to work on cruise ships when most of her colleagues were retiring. Her true joy and pride came from her 3 sons and her 3 grandchildren. Always their biggest supporter and cheerleader, her impact on their lives and love for them will be her legacy. She is survived by her loving sons, Jackie and his wife Michelle of Winthrop, Dennis and his fiancee Michelle of Easton, and Timothy and his wife Genevieve of Whitman, loving grandchildren Timothy, Jordyn and Aaryn Joyce, dear sisters Beverly Kelley, Tina Sandri (predeceased), Eleanor Boudreau, Karen Morrissey and Donna Sandri, Julie Canino (predeceased), Lorraine Sinkus and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours at The Casper Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester Street, South Boston, Friday Feb 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Gails memory to American Cancer Society at donate.camcer.org Directions to Funeral Home

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Marie C. Roy (Morris)

Died : Feb 16, 2024

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Quincy, MA

Marie C. Roy (Morris) 98 of Quincy, MA, formerly of Mattapan passed away on February 16, 2024. Marie is survived by her 5 children, Paul Roy of Methuen, MA, Peter Roy of Natick, MA, Philip Roy and his wife Nancy of West Roxbury, MA, Perry Roy and his wife Ellen of Rockland, MA, and Phyllis Hamilton of Cape Neddick, ME. Her two sisters, Ann Lannon and her husband Paul, Nancy O’Brien and her predeceased brothers John, Charlie and Philip. Marie’s pride and joy were her 15 grandchildren, Veronica, Paul, Nicole, Jennifer, Melissa, Kimberly, Andrew, Timothy, Michael, Jamie, Joseph, Elizabeth, Jessica, Emmaly and David, and 25 great-grandchildren. As well as many nieces and nephews. We will all cherish the famous Happy Birthday calls. Marie grew up in Dorchester and worked as a young girl at the Strand theatre, meeting notable actors throughout her time there. Marie was a working Mother in a time when it was not popular. She worked for Zayre’s department store for 30 years and retired from her second career at Stop and Shop after 25 years. Marie loved spending time visiting with her family and enjoyed many trips with her sisters. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Feb. 28th Wednesday 8:30-10:00 AM 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 St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, W. Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie to The Home for Little Wanders, 780 American Legion Highway, Boston, MA 02131

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George G. Burke II

Jan 01, 1933 - Feb 14, 2024

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Quincy, MA

George G. Burke II, Esquire of Quincy died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on February 14, 2024. He was 91. George was born to Ruth F. (Joyce) Burke and John F. Burke in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was raised in Massachusetts and was a resident of Quincy for more than 80 years. He attended Wollaston School, Central Jr. High School, and Quincy High School, from where he graduated in 1950. He attended Thayer Academy as a postgraduate before going on to college. He liked to tell people how he attended several colleges before settling in at his alma mater, UMASS Amherst, where he said he received “the greatest education ever…and for just $50 per semester!” George went on to get his Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. He was a firm believer in getting a good education. He also loved to tell people that he not only served in the Army, but he served in the Coast Guard and Navy as well. George had many loves in his life. He loved basketball. He loved the Celtics. He loved UMASS. He loved QHS (he attended 79 straight Thanksgiving Day football games between QHS and NQHS; he was also initially cut from the basketball team at QHS and went on to become captain of the team). He loved his law practice (he worked as an attorney until 2022). He loved the City of Quincy, to name a few. He purchased the John Quincy Tankard and loaned it to the City of Quincy. He made countless contributions to the city he loved. Unsurpassed, however, was his love of his wife, his family and God. He sure loved life and he lived it to the fullest. Until the moment he passed away, he had a smile on his face. He was the beloved husband of the late Sandra (Backofen) Burke. Devoted father of Jeanne Hanlon and her husband Bill of Quincy, Susan Burke-Lewis and her spouse Karin of Quincy, Joanne Burke-Sherman and her husband Eric of Braintree, George G. Burke, III of MI and Debra and her sons Sebastian & Clayton. Son of the late John F. Burke, Jr and Ruth (Joyce) Burke. Brother of John F. Burke and his wife Nancy Fuerst of Cleveland, Ohio, Kathleen Burke of Merritt Island, FL and the late Joyce Welch and Marion Burke. Cherished Grampa and Papa to Katie Jakober, William and Kerry Hanlon, Ezekiel, Eilam and Evania Burke-Lewis, Trevor and Shane Sherman, Liam, Gwen, Bryce and Maeve Burke. Great grandfather of Eloise Sandra Ruth Jakober. George is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Feb. 25th, Sunday 3-8 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 Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10:30 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to Fr. Bills Place, 38 Broad St., Quincy, MA 02169.

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Gail M. Walter

Died : Feb 15, 2024

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Quincy, MA

Gail M. (Calabro) Walter of Quincy, died on February 15, 2024, at home surrounded by her family, after a courageous three year battle with ALS, she was 71. Loving mother of Charles Walter of Lake Worth,, FL. Cherished daughter of Katherine (Johnson) Calabro and the late Joseph Calabro. Devoted sister of MaryLou Frisoli and her husband Bill of Weymouth, Linda Donovan of Quincy, Paul Calabro and his partner Vicki Compstom of Quincy and the late Brian Calabro. Gail was the cherished Grams to Shane, Nico and Taylor Walter all of FL. Loving aunt of Mary Beth, Melissa and Kevin. Great aunt of Rocco, Giuliana, Mila, Parker and Keira. Longtime friend of the Tinney Family of Quincy. Gail grew up in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School Class of 1970. She worked as a medical secretary for many years. She enjoyed playing Keno, spend time at the beach and loved to cook. The center of her life were her grandchildren, she adored them and was very involved in their lives. Family was the foundation of her life. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Thursday 9am -12 Noon in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life service will begin on Thursday at 12 PM in Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers,donations in memory of Gail may be made to Compassionate Care, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574.

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Lisa Rymut

Died : Feb 16, 2024

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Quincy, MA

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Yolanda Huynh

Oct 12, 1954 - Feb 09, 2024

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Quincy, MA

Yolanda Huynh, age 69, of Quincy, Massachusetts passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024. A visitation & funeral. for Yolanda will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Deware Funeral Home, 576 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02170. Following the visitation & funeral. will be a graveside service from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM at Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave, Boston, MA 02130.

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Jin Xian Li

Jun 09, 1934 - Feb 14, 2024

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Quincy, MA

Jin Xian Li ???, 89, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at South Cove Manor in Quincy on February 14, 2024. Jin Xian married his love, Sai Ling (Lai) Li ??? in 1960 in Canton, China and immigrated to the United States in 1991 before settling their later years in Cambridge. He was the beloved father of Kenneth Li ??? and his wife Lily Li ??? of Quincy, and Cindy Li ??? and her husband Myles Ng ??? of Braintree. He will also be deeply missed by his cherished grandchildren, Megan Li and Milly Ng. Jin Xian had a great sense of humor and was open to everything in life. He had a great fondness for arts and culture. He also loved to entertain with ballroom dancing, singing, drawing and painting all types of media. His children have fond memories of drawing and painting with him at a very young age. Jin Xian was also a well-loved, active member of the Cambridge Senior Center and Cambridge Artists Association. His kindness and presence will be remembered by those who knew him and shared in his interests and talents of the arts. Visiting hours for a traditional Chinese funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 10am to 11am at Hamel-Lydon Chapel ?????, 650 Hancock Street, Quincy. A Chinese rite service will follow at Blue Hill Crematory in Braintree. The interment of cremains at Blue Hill Cemetery will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10am. *Flowers can be ordered for Jin Xian’s service by calling Tang's Flowers ???? at . We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories of Jin Xian Li ??? on our Tribute Wall.

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