Dorothy C. (Carew) Agres, age 86

of Quincy

Dorothy C. (Carew) Agres, age 86

Quincy, Dorothy C. (Carew) Agres, age 86, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Thursday, November 21, 2019, in the comfort of her loving family.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Samuel J. and Philomena (Lundrigan) Carew, she was raised and educated there and graduated from the former Holy Name High School. Dorothy lived in Norwell for ten years, previously in Quincy for thirty years, and earlier in Brooklyn.

Dorothy was a dedicated and loving mother and especially devoted herself to helping raise her grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late James J. Agres.

Devoted mother of James P. “J.P.” Agres of Holbrook, Maryann Croke and her husband Dennis of Norwell, and Joan M. Jones of Braintree and her fiancé Kevin McMahon.

Loving grandmother of Devon N. Croke, Stephanie R. Croke, Olivia G. Croke, Jake K. Croke, Alexa N. Jones, Zachary J. Jones, and Gabriella H. Jones.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Mary F. Sullivan, Ann T. McGuinness and Michael J. Carew.

Dorothy is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Monday, November 25th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


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  • To my beautiful Aunt Dotsy , I love you so and will miss you until the day we are all together again. Rest in the arms of Jesus and the love of all of our family in heaven. I am so happy we got to spend time together when I visited last year! I will treasure those moments! With all my love, Maureen 💗💗💗

  • Dotty my friend you are the one!
    You kept me laughing until the day was done!
    Earlene, Ellie, Mary are there!
    With your wings, Go fly in the air!
    You made your mark on this crazy place!
    Step aside everyone Dotty needs her space!
    Some people go Low but you went High!
    Go in style my friend no need to cry.
    I’ll hold the fort, worry no more!
    You have your wing, take off and Soar!
    Tracy Welch

  • There will never be another person with a bigger heart, Doty you will be missed dearly but never forgotten. You made us laugh and sometimes we laughed so hard we cried. Especially when you asked “Hey Anthony what was Mary Boils last name” Thanks for the memories. God bless. Love Anthony and Janet Weiburg

  • My Dear Friend for over 70 years. You surely will be missed. It was a joy knowing you..True friend. We will miss you n never forget you

  • My Dearest friend for over 70 years. Best friend funny as hell you will be missed. I remember years ago you came all the way in from Boston to do me a favor n take my son to dentist. This is what you call a true friend. You will be missed . Mu heart is broken. She was the best mom n grandmother. To get don to JP I’m so sorry for the family they lost a trooper. Now god has the honor of have her..💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  • Dear J P, Maryann and Joan, and families.
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loving mom. She is with all her siblings in heaven. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love, Frankie

  • Your mother was a special person. I always enjoyed talking to her and liked her very much, as did my mother. Rest in peace.

    Bob Donald

  • Sending all our love and sympathy to the Croke Family. May your sweet mother rest in peace and please know we are thinking of your whole family and sending our compassion and condolences to you all.