Christina M. (Ryan) McKeon, age 96

of Quincy

Christina M. (Ryan) McKeon, age 96

Christina M. (Ryan) McKeon, age 96, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Friday, December 1, 2023 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, in the comfort of her loving family.

Christina was born in Boston, to the late Martin and Henrietta (Yourell) Ryan. Raised and educated in Dorchester, she was a graduate of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School for Girls, Class of 1944. She lived in Quincy for most of her life but had also lived in Rockland for several years.

She was an insurance broker and had worked with her late husband, Jerry, with Agents Insurance Group in Braintree. Christina had over fifty years of service in the insurance industry.

Christina loved to sing and enjoyed her time with the choir at Holy Family Church in Rockland.

She was devoted to her family and friends and especially loved spending time at her summer camp in Lebanon, Maine for many years. Christina’s greatest joy was watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow.

Beloved wife of the late Matthew G. “Jerry” McKeon.

Devoted mother of Matthew J. McKeon and his wife Bonnie of Sedona, Ariz., Carole A. McGunagle and her husband George of Weymouth.

Loving grandmother of Melissa Nowell and her husband Chris of Lincolnville, Maine, Mark McGunagle and his wife Michele of Franklin, Kacey McKeon of Bridgewater, and the late Benjamin McKeon.

Cherished great grandmother of McKeon and Cole Nowell, and Ryan McGunagle.

Christina was the last of two siblings and is survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, December 8, from 4 – 6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Saturday, December 9, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Christina’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • Dear McGunagle Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Christina’s passing. She sounds like a wonderful, loving, influential Matriach of your family. How blessed were you to have shared so many happy years with her. May she now rest in everlasting peace and may your many lovely memories bring you comfort and peace at such a difficult time. We will be with you all in love and spirit, especially on Dec. 8tb and 9th, as you say your final good-bye to a very special lady. We send our deepest condolences and pray that Our Heavenly Father will send you much comfort and strength in the days ahead
    The Volkringer Family
    Greer, SC

  • Dear McKeon/McGunagle Families,

    We are at a loss for words at Aunt Chris’s death. I have rich memories of summers spent at “Allergy Acres” and the love and inclusion I felt with Chris. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow, in the days ahead may you find some small comfort in your many happy memories.

    Bob and Trish McKeon
    Louisville, Ky

  • So sorry about your mom. I remember her fondly as a loyal customer of mine over the years. You both had beautiful hair to style. Hopefully your memories with her will always put a smile on your face. Love,Eileen❤️