Mary louise Quinton 12/29/2019

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in Obituaries | 4 comments

Weymouth- Mary Louise (Mecagni) Quinton entered into eternal life on December 29, 2019, in the comfort of her family at home. Mary was born and raised in Quincy and has lived in Weymouth since 1959. She grew up in a large Italian family living above the family store on Independence Ave. She attended St John’s Elementary School, Mount St. Joseph High School and Regis College. After returning home from a Post Graduate Scholarship in Switzerland Mary worked at the Thomas Crane Library in the Music Department, combining her love for music, books, and interacting with people. At the library she met her beloved husband Paul T. Quinton. They married in 1957 and moved to Weymouth Landing. Together they created a home that became an active part of the neighborhood and community, welcoming guests from near and far, a tradition that Mary continued after Paul’ s death in 1996. Mary participated in numerous civic organizations throughout her life. She was a faithful and active member of Sacred Heart Church serving as a lector, eucharistic minister and religious educator for over 50 years –teaching and impacting generations of parishioners. Her wisdom and direction will be greatly missed by the Friends of the Weymouth Libraries and the Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra. She led the way as president of both groups for many years. Devoted mother of Ann G. Quinton Slocum, Louise M. Quinton, Teresa R.J. Quinton and Joseph P. Quinton. Cherished Nonna/Nonni of grandchildren Louisa Slocum, Juliana Slocum, Lydia Slocum and Scott Pedemonte, Joseph Johnson, Mark Johnson, Paul Scannell and great grandson Christopher Slocum. Honored mother-in-law to John Slocum, Sally Quinton, Joseph S. Johnson and Peter Scannell. Beloved sister of Claire White, Philip Mecagni, and the late Rita Duane, Vincent Mecagni and Paul Mecagni. Adored sister- in- law, aunt/great aunt and “Capo” of the extended family. Additionally she leaves behind numerous treasured friends, loved ones and countless adventures – a blessed life. Visiting hours at Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street Weymouth on Thursday, January 2 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, January 3 at 10:30 am. Burial in Village Cemetery Weymouth. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The Southeastern Philharmonic Orchestra for the scholarship fund PO Box 318 Weymouth MA 02188 , The Friends of the Weymouth Libraries PO Box 54 Weymouth MA 02188 or Saint Francis House 39 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. Arrangements by the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home Weymouth.


  1. 12-31-2019

    Mary was a great friend and neighbor. She seemed always to be bustling , whether at food co-op or in her gardens. A cheery presence! She and Paul were such a great couple. Daughter Teresa became one of ‘my’ teachers in Quincy, as Quinton goodness keeps on.

  2. 12-31-2019

    Please accept my deepest sympathy. Mary was a dear friend and faithfully brought me a May basket every May 1st regardless of where I lived in Weymouth. I shall never forget her.

  3. 1-4-2020

    Ann & family: please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of you Mother. She was such an accomplished woman and clearly a wonderful Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️.


  4. 1-7-2020

    Mary was a grand old lady. I remember the food Coop, her sewing machine in the back porch, and the book sales, and her faith.

    Mary Jeanne Hickey

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