Ann-Marie Amendolare, age 85

of Braintree

Ann-Marie Amendolare, age 85

Ann-Marie (Toomey) Amendolare, age 85, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, January 13, 2024 at RegalCare at Quincy, surrounded by her loving family.

Ann was born in Boston, to the late John and Margaret (Daly) Toomey. She was raised and educated in Dorchester and graduated from the former Saint Patrick High School in Roxbury, Class of 1956. Ann then graduated from Boston State College, Class of 1960. There, she also received her Master’s degree in early childhood education.

She lived in Braintree for twelve years, previously living most of her life in Quincy where she raised her family.

She worked as a substitute teacher in the Quincy Public Schools for twenty years. Ann had previously worked as an elementary teacher in the Boston Public Schools for four years.

She was a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in North Quincy where she also enjoyed singing in the choir.

Her love and devotion are reflected in the many poems she enjoyed composing over the years for friends and family.

Most of all, Ann-Marie was devoted to her family, especially her cherished grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for sixty-three years of Joseph T. Amendolare.

Devoted mother of John J. Amendolare and his wife Jennifer of Quincy, Susan M. Stasium and her husband Mark of Scarborough, Maine, Nancy M. McLaughlin and her husband Thomas of Quincy, and Jane C. Foley and her husband Joseph of Braintree.

Loving grandmother of Madeline, Thomas, Nicholas, Brendan, Nora, Benjamin, Joseph, Elizabeth, Carly, and Derek.

Ann is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, January 17, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 386 Hancock Street, North Quincy, on Thursday, January 18, at 12 p.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place privately at a later date.

Due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, in lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s memory may be made to JDRF, P.O. Box 5009, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5009.


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  • Me and my family moved into the neighborhood of Cheriiton Road in July of 1984. Ann was the first to welcome my little family of Janean 5 years old and Melissa 3 years old and my wife Kathy to this beautiful neighborhood. She made us feel so welcome!!! We had the most wonderful years of our life in Cheriton Rd. Ann was always the center of it, with her warm , thoughtful, and caring way!
    I can’t count the number get togethers she had in all those years ! Her and her chef husband Joe provided the the most delicious dinners! But the best part was all the fun and laughter we had!
    There are so many stories about Ann! She will be greatly missed! I personally feel an era has ended with her passing! Rest in peace Ann and God bless her beautiful family.

  • Jane,
    I am so..sorry for your loss ! You & your family are in my prayers and thoughts !
    Love ,
    Po @ Snug

  • We have just heard the sad news of Anne’s passing. Sincere sympathy to Joe, John, Susan, Nancy, and Jane and all the grand children. May she rest in peace R.I.P. Let us know if her Mass will be streamed live, so we can attend via modern technology

  • Ann loved being part of the Sacred Heart choir in Quincy and was my choir buddy for many years during which we shared many stories and laughs. Some of those memorable times were when she would proudly display another one of her crazy fun socks she would wear or claim to everyone who would listen that she was number one there every time a choir piece was handed out marked with her number one.
    She took a great interest in my husband Bruce’s Jewish faith and never failed to acknowledge his special holidays.
    Ann, we will miss you and may you rest in peace in the loving arms of Jesus.
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to her husband Joe and to everyone in her beautiful family.
    Astrid and Bruce

  • Joe. This Pat and Jim Keaney in North Carolina feeling both shaken at the loss of Anne as good friend for these many years (over 50 years) and concern for you at this great upheaval in your life. Please know that we would be there if we could to honor both of you at this difficult time. You have our prayers and support via our thoughts and continued prayers for both you and Anne. Good friend always. Jim keaney

  • I had the pleasure of singing with Ann-Marie in the Sacred Heart choir for almost seventeen years; first, under the direction of Fran Harrington, and then, Howard Lotis. She was very enjoyable to be with. She and her husband, Joe, used to host gatherings for us, especially in the summer. Saint Francis of Assisi said, “When you sing, you’re praying twice.” Now, she gets to sing all she wants with the heavenly hosts. My condolences go out to Joe and the rest of the family. May she rest in peace.

  • We are very fortunate in our lives when we meet good and decent people.Ann was just that, as well as kind and thoughtful and just plain fun to speak with. I feel lucky to have had if only for a brief time.. her Friendship! Some 12 or 13 years ago I met Joe and Ann and they invited me into their home to do work for them but more so they invited me into their lives as thier friend. When were younger our friends are our peer group, as we become adults our friends become those who influence us in a positive way. I suspect that I am but one of many people that have been influenced by Ann and Joe in a positive way. I am sure that Ann was friends with many people of all different ages. As she was gifted with that quality that draws people in. Although I am very sad that she has passed, selfishly I am very glad for having met her. I know I am trying to become a better person because of my acquaintance with her! Ann….. May you rest in peace.

  • Had fun with Joe , Ann and family in the Ed Rooney shows at Sacred Heart. A really nice family.