Beatrice E. “Bea” (Joyce) Kanelos, age 87

of Quincy

Beatrice E. “Bea” (Joyce) Kanelos, age 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 an instructor and competitor at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Boston for twenty years.

Bea was the well-known co-owner and operator of the former Wollaston Florist Shop in Wollaston Center, with her late sister, Pearl. Together, they worked as a team for thirty-eight years.

Wife of George Kanelos of Sanford, Maine.

Beloved daughter of the late John J. and Sarah J. (Corcoran) Joyce.

One of six siblings, she was the dear sister of Mary V. Pickering of Quincy and was predeceased by Frank R. Joyce, John J. Joyce, Jr., Paul J. Joyce, and Pearl V. Donahue.

Bea is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, October 18, from 2 – 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, on Monday, October 19, at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Saint Mary Cemetery, Randolph. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Bea’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • All our love from generation to generation JESUS JESUS JESUS DE Colores

  • We love you

  • Aunt Bea lived well and many relatives and friends will surely miss her loving smile and wit, many also will surely greet her at “The Pearly Gates” for she certainly has earned a seat at the Heavenly Banquet in Heaven.

  • She lived, she loved, she prayed , she laughed …., she is at peace in the arms of the Lord. She is with our loved ones, and I miss them all! Rest in peace aunt Bea….. we love you!

  • Wonderful friend ! We had a lot of laughs and tears together. I miss my good friend already.? Sad for me, happy for her. She’s in heaven dancing and laughing. Love you Bea !

  • To know her was to Love her and to be loved by her was the biggest blessings of my life. I will miss every conversation we had, every dance you taught me, every song sang together, all of the adventures we had….. to put it simply you were Love. I love you so much Aunt Bea and it puts a smile on my face knowing Sean was there giving you a big hug saying “Welcome home“

  • Sending love and prayers to all who loved precious Bea. ❤️🙏🏼✨ The world lost a gem and heaven gained an Angel.

    Love you, Bob and Michelle Barrett

  • Georgie I am so sorry for your loss, I would love to hear from you, Love you Colleen

  • Aunt Bea lived life to the full just as God intended and welcomed all into her heart with open arms. She made our Christmas visits special and memorable. On behalf of Her brother PJ’s family we love you and may you Rest In Pea
    God bless and be with you
    PJ’x kids and families

  • I will never this lady she was unforgettable. She was my patient at john Adams we became friends. Her family was one of the best also.she was such a beautiful person. I love you Beautiful I know your in heaven with pearl. Rip 🙏❤ Nancy nurse

  • Bea was truly one of a kind! I will miss you Love You Always.

  • You will be missed Bea!! It was a pleasure to visit with you and Mary. You were always so happy and friendly every time I came by! I’m sending apple fritters up to heaven for you!💜
    Xoxo Shirley