Marie A. (Collins) McCarthy, age 92

of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy

Marie A. (Collins) McCarthy, age 92

Marie A. (Collins) McCarthy, age 92, of Weymouth, a former longtime resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Monday, February 8, 2021, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Marie was born in Quincy, to the late Frederick J. and Margaret E. (Goullard) Collins. Raised and educated there, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1945. She had lived in Weymouth for the past seven years, previously in Quincy. She was brought up in the Houghs Neck section of Quincy and loved her years there, growing up at 37 Sea Avenue and finally bringing her family up at 29 Sea Avenue, on scenic Great Hill. Staying in Quincy, later in life, the family moved to 23 Colonial Drive off of Adams Street, to the home which was Frank and Marie’s pride and joy for several years.

Marie worked as an administrative assistant for General Dynamics at the former Fore River Shipyard. She retired in 1986.

In addition to researching her family genealogy, Marie enjoyed travelling across the world, especially through Europe, and was proud to attend the 1984 40th anniversary commemorating D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France.

Most of all, Marie was devoted to her family.

Beloved wife of the late Francis L. McCarthy. Their retirement years were spent at their residence on Vanderbilt Drive in Naples, Fla.

Devoted mother of Mary K. Aepelbacher of Weymouth, David F. McCarthy and his wife Rosanne of Quincy, and Peggy McCarthy and her companion, Mark Gelo, of Malden.

Loving grandmother of ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of the late Rev. Frederick J. Collins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, February 15, from 4-7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy, on Tuesday, February 16, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Mount Wollaston Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or


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  • Dave and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

  • Dear Mary, David, Peggy and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing! Your Mom was a lovely lady and I will remember her fondly! I have no doubt she is beside your Dad and at peace. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • I was so sorry to hear about Marie’s passing. I’m Richard Mccarthy daughter, your fathers brother, your uncle. I’ve tried a few times on Facebook to meet you to see if your mom ever did a ancestry on the McCarthy family, which I am interested in. Please accept my condolences and uncle Francis was my god father and I have Frances as my middle name. I’m on Facebook too

  • Dave I am so sorry for your loss. You are fortunate to have had her all these years but that doesn’t make it any easier. We always miss our mothers and fathers

  • Dave and Rose sorry for your loss, my love and prayers are with you during your time off loss praying for comfort.

    Much love
    Teresa Bardon and family

  • Dave,
    So sorry for your loss. You and you’d family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dave so very sorry for your loss. May the fond memories of family times together help you through this difficult time.

  • Peggy, Mary, David, and family,

    Deepest condolences from myself and my parents. Your mother was an amazing storyteller and friend of mine for many years. One of my favorite memories was the time I picked her up in my parent’s Jaguar convertible and we took a drive down Bonita Beach road onto Fort Myers beach. I don’t remember the details of the story that spawned our adventure, but I do remember her smile that day. Your mother truly loved life and she will be missed by anyone she has ever interacted with. She is now at peace with Frank watching down on all of us.

    With love,

  • Dave and family,

    Please accept my most sincere condolences. May you find comfort in your most cherished memories.

    -Dawn (S&S)

  • Mary, David and Peggy,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful Mother. May all the wonderful memories of your Mother carry you all through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • So sorry to read that Marie passed away
    My husband and I had many wonderful trips with her and Frank
    We rented their place in Florida
    Marie and I had many wonderful lunches at Grumby restaurant inQuincy
    she will be missed God Bless you all -she and Frank loved their Children