Isabel F. Brugge, 84, a life-long Quincy resident and long time Supervisor and Director with the Quincy Housing Authority, died July 7, 2013 after a brief illness while vacationing with family in New Hampshire. Born and raised in Quincy, Isabel was the second of three children born to the late William M. and Ellen J. (Gabriel) Stevens. She was a 1946 graduate of Quincy High School. An active member of St. Chrysostoms Episcopal Church, she was long associated with the Churchs Mite Box Thrift Shop, and had served as its Treasurer. She was also a member of the St. Margarets Guild there. Isabel was active in city life and served for many years as a member and Treasurer of Quincys Ward 2 Civic Association. Professionally, she was employed by the Quincy Housing Authority for more than 24 years, retiring in 1992 as Director of Section 8 Housing for the city. In retirement, she relished the time she was able to spend with her loving and devoted family. She is remembered for her thoughtful and fun loving ways, and also for her unique Christmas gift ideas. She will be sorely missed by her daughters, Dorothy Maus and husband Kevin of Alton, NH, and Donna Whitcomb of Weymouth, her cherished grandchildren Jamie Farrell of Holbrook and Steven Whitcomb of Weymouth, her nieces Gail Folan of Foxboro and Elizabeth Benson of Rockland, and nephew William Stevens of So. Dakota. She was the sister of the late William Stevens and Dorothy Eaton, and sister-in-law of the late Owen Eaton. She is also survived by many close friends and extended family. Her funeral, to which relatives and friends were cordially invited, was held Saturday July 13 at 11 a.m.in St. Chrysostoms Episcopal Church, 1 Linden St., Wollaston, with the Rev. Eric M. Hillegas officiating. Interment followed at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Visiting Hours were on Friday, July 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center. Those wishing may make donations in Isabels memory to: Shriners Hospital for Children - Boston, 51 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114 or to: American Liver Foundation 88 Winchester St., Newton, MA 02461. Hamel, Wickens & Troupe www.hamelfuneralcare.com
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Published in The Weymouth News from July 13 to July 20, 2013