Theresa A. Kelley, age 70

of Quincy

Theresa A. Kelley, age 70

Theresa A. Kelley, age 70, of Quincy, died peacefully, Saturday, September 26, 2020, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Theresa was born in Boston, to the late Edward and Sheila (Flynn) Kelley. Raised and educated in Dorchester, she graduated from the former David L. Barrett High School in Brighton, Class of 1967. She had lived in Quincy for over twenty years, previously in Dorchester.

She worked as a nutrition assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for forty-one years.

Theresa enjoyed travelling and was devoted to her family.

Beloved companion for twenty-nine years of John Livingstone.

Devoted mother of Shawn E. Circa of Quincy.

Dear sister of Kathy Kelley-Tilley and her husband Paul of Whitman.

She is survived by John’s children, John Livingstone III and his wife Leah of Quincy, James Livingstone and his wife Stacey of Fla., and Shawn Livingstone and his fiancée Tina MacLeod of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of Laura, Rhiannon, Dylan, Kai, and Jacob.

Theresa is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, September 29, from 4-6 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines.

For those who wish, donations in Theresa’s memory may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.


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  • My condolences to the family of my very very best friend Shawn. RIP Theresa (mom) I have considered you my mom and you considered me your step son. You will strongly be missed but never ever forgotten. You were a great person to me and I thank you so much for everything you have ever done for me. You were a great and awesome mom to all your kids. And an awesome step mom to me. Love you mom and may you rest in peace. No more pain or suffering. Love you and again my deepest love and condolences to everyone.

  • John. Sending prayers to your family. Know that I am thinking about you. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one.

  • Sorry for your loss, John Livingstone. Prayers for you and your family. God Bless.

  • Shawn,
    I pray that she rests in peace. Your was an loving caring lady to many. Shawn you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Shawn and John,
    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both – Barry

  • Dear Shawn and John,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.