Carmine C. "Chuck" Antonellis, Jr.,
of Quincy, passed away on Friday, April 8th at the Brockton VA Medical Center at the age of 81 after a period of declining health and battle with ALS, a fighter to the end.
He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Pepi) Antonellis for thirty-nine years and is survived by his children from his previous marriage, Charles Antonellis (wife Terri) of Norwell, Laurie Antonellis (and partner Will Weinstein) of Kauai, Hawaii; Marilyn Heeley-Ray of the Island of Hawaii, and Peter Antonellis of Falmouth, and his cherished grandchildren, Marie, Hope, Alakai, and Devin Antonellis and Rhys and Eve Heeley-Ray. He was the son of the late Carmine C. and Carmella (Cantelli) Antonellis and brother of the late Peter and Gerard Antonellis. He is survived by his beloved sisters, Evelyne "Chickie" Hayes of Holbrook and Doris Hennedy of Biddeford Poole, Maine. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews, nieces, and dear friends.
Chuck graduated Quincy High School, Class of 1953, and attended Quincy Junior College (now Quincy College). He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1954 to l956. After discharge, he became a member of the Bricklayers Union Local 3 and went on to establish Masonry & Tile and New England Tile.
After many years as a bricklayer and stone mason, he embarked on his second career with the U.S. Postal Service in its Facilities Service Office, Northeast Team, dealing with design and construction of post offices and retired in 1998.
Chuck was a member of the American Legion Cyril P. Morrisette Post No. 294, the Quincy Lodge of Elks, and the South Quincy Bocce Club. He enjoyed playing cards and golfing with his friends at the American Legion. His was well known as an accomplished vegetable gardener and took great pleasure in sharing its bounty with family and friends.
Chuck’s family wishes to express their gratitude for the skilled, loving and compassionate care given by the 4-1-C Team at the Community Living Center at the Brockton VA Medical Center.
Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Saturday April 16 at 9am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 95 Crescent Street, Quincy at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-8pm. Interment in Blue Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Chuck’s name to the Brockton VA Medical Center, 940 Belmont Street, 135 Voluntary Service, Brockton, MA 02301, with a notation of Building 4 Recreation Supplies in the Memo Section, or the ALS Knights, 8 Industrial Way, Whitman, MA 02382.
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