Florence A. (MacIntyre) Whitney, age 98

of Quincy

Florence A. (MacIntyre) Whitney, age 98

Florence A. (MacIntyre) Whitney, age 98, a longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Florence was born in Boston, to the late John and Jessie (Campbell) MacIntyre. Raised and educated there, she was a graduate of the former Roxbury Memorial High School, Class of 1941. Florence lived in Quincy’s Houghs Neck for fifty-eight years.

Florence was an active parishioner of the former Saint Boniface Church in Quincy.

As the matriarch, she was devoted to her family. She also enjoyed a special bond with her cats, Regis and The Other Cat.

Beloved wife of the late John F. Whitney.

Devoted mother of Joan F. Climo and her husband Robert of Rockland, John F. Whitney II and his wife Karen of Braintree, and predeceased by Anne “Rusty” Madej and Scott W. Whitney.

Loving grandmother of nine, great grandmother of ten, great great grandmother of two, and great great great grandmother of four.

One of eight siblings, she was the dear sister of Bernard MacIntyre of Tex., Finley MacIntyre of Stoughton, Jacqueline Boland of Calif., and was predeceased by Cecelia Rankin, Theresa Spruill, Catherine Scanlon, and Lorraine McVicar. Florence 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 Sunday, March 20, from 2 – 5 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy, on Monday, March 21, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence’s memory may be made to The Houghs Neck Community Council Scholarship Fund, 1193 Sea Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • Duke –

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. A mother’s love is alive forever. In the lessons she taught, the patience she gave, and in the hearts of the children she raised. Our thoughts are with you at this time.


    Jason & Lisa

  • Thanks for the sunshine you put into my life .and thankyou for the memories you where a blessing to know ❤️

  • Best neighbor you could have. Wonderful memories of the whole family. Love you guys so much. She’ll be missed by so many.

  • Best friend years,Will miss you

  • Duke and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Flo. They don’t make them like her anymore. She broke the mold. From Elder Street to Houghs Neck, we have always been near each other showing respect and love. Flo was beautiful inside and out. She was smart, funny, and had a heart of gold. What more can you ask for?
    She will be sadly missed. I send my condolences to her family. It’s a terrible loss.
    With the deepest sympathy,
    Caron ONeil

  • Flo was one of the greats. The sweetest soul. So kind. I’ll always have fond memories of hours spent chatting it up at Peggy’s shop. She was a caring lady! God Bless Flo Flo! ☘️💕☘️💕☘️💕☘️💕☘️💕☘️💕☘️💕☘️💕☘️💕☘️💕

  • I’ll always have fond memories of hours of barbershop chats with this wonderful, warm, kind person. Loved hanging out with Flo at Peggy’s SJO. She was so caring. Truly a wonderful friend to all. God Bless Flo!

  • Duke

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May she Rest In Peace

    Janet Kusser

  • To the Whitney Family Sorry for the loss of your mother Flo she was a great woman as was your Father. Sincerely Jay O’Neil and Family

  • Duke, Our thoughts are with you. She was the best. God Bless

  • With sympathy to John and his family on the loss of your Mom.
    From your friends in the Directory Alumni Council. (Yellow Pages)
    Claire Palmer

  • Flo was one of the best!! Always brought a smile to my face and much laughter to any room or advent. She will be missed and always loved 💜

  • My thoughts and prayers are with You all. Flo will be missed by many. May she Rest In Peace 🙏❤️

    🙏Terry Oleary

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Floss (and John) were terrific people and my loving “God Parents”. I have the greatest memories of Floss always smiling and always having fun with you.
    Rest in Peace
    John (the adopted 3rd)

  • Love you
    With sympathy and love ,

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you .An awesome lady