Judith E. (Allan) "Judy" Campbell of Hanover, passed away April 4, 2019. Judy raised her family in Hingham, moving to Hull and then Hanover. She worked for 31 years at Macys and 20 years at Talbots. Judy loved being at the beach, and enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Daughter of the late Frederick and Irene Allan and wife of the late Charles R. Campbell, she was the mother of Tracey Busony and her husband Curt of Vt., Lauren Vasiliadis and her husband Stephen of Hull and Charles Campbell and his wife Kristine of Hanover; sister of Frederick Allan of Plymouth; Nana of Sean Walsh, Nicole Walsh, Kylie Campbell and Charlie Campbell; and great-Nana to Aidan McKeen. Also survived by two nieces, Jennifer Kelley of Duxbury and Kristin Millette of Plymouth. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 2-5:30 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 40 Sea Street (off Route 3A - Bicknell Square), North Weymouth. A funeral service will follow the visitation, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in McDonald Keohane Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Red Cross, 100 Cummings Centery, Suite 207-F, Beverly, MA 01915. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
Paul James Collins, of Hanover, passed away at age 77, on February 13, 2019. Paul was the son of the late James Paul Collins and Thelma V. Collins. He is survived by his sons, Daniel H. Collins and his wife Shauna of Easton, Michael D. Collins and his wife Roxanne of Union, Ky., and Patrick J. Collins and his wife Nichole, of Hebron, Conn. Paul was the brother of Robert L. Collins and his wife Cathy of Bridgton, Maine. Paul is also survived by his eight beloved grandchildren, Breanna, Megan, Seamus, Brendan, Liam, Grace, Mabel and Eveleen; his friend and former wife, Maureen F. Collins; and several nieces. Paul was born in Quincy and raised in Dorchester, Weymouth and Hanover. He was a longtime resident of Pembroke, and he also lived in Tempe, Ariz., in his later years before returning to Massachusetts. A gifted artist, Paul graduated from the New England School of Art in 1964, and he found lifelong enjoyment from sketching and drawing. Paul put his creative talents to work at some of Boston's most notable advertising agencies. He also had a special passion for cars and motorcycles, which he sketched often. Paul especially looked forward to seeing his grandchildren and being a spectator at their sports and music activities. The Collins family welcomes friends and family to pay their respects at a celebration of life service on Monday, February 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Thecla Parish, 145 Washington Street, Pembroke. For directions and online guest book, visit www.SullivanFuneralHomes.com.
Neil Baker, age 77, a lifelong Weymouth resident passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on January 9, 2019. Neil was born in 1941 and attended Weymouth schools. He graduated from Dean Junior College with a degree in Business. Neil was married in 1964 to Helen McDonough at Immaculate Conception Church in Weymouth. They settled in Weymouth where they started a family and have cultivated many great memories over the years. Neil worked at his family store, Baker's 5 and 10, in both the Weymouth and Hingham locations and later joined the Weymouth Fire Department in 1969. He retired from the fire department in 2002. Neil was involved in town politics as a town meeting member for many years. In Neil's retirement he was able to enjoy many relaxing years with his wife and family. He also owned and operated the Country Corner Clock Shop, collected antiques, was a member of the Mayflower Society, enjoyed many rides in his 1975 Oldsmobile, and shared many good times and funny jokes with his family. Neil is survived by his beloved wife, Helen (McDonough) Baker of Weymouth; his loving children, Michael Baker of Weymouth, Brian Baker and his wife Theresa, David Baker and his wife Jessica, John Baker and his wife Tracy all of Weymouth, and Matthew Baker and his wife Joanna of Portland, Maine. Neil is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Kathy Forte of Dennis and Earl Baker of Parrish, Fla.; and many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the visiting hours for Neil on Monday, January 14, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. in the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home, located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Square), Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday morning for a celebration of life at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass in honor of Neil's life which will take place in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation may be made to the Weymouth Firefighters Local 1616, P.O. Box 441, Weymouth, MA 02188. For directions or online condolences, please visit www.CCShepherd.com or call 781-337-0050.
Carol L. Callahan
ROCKLAND – Carol L. (Adam) Callahan, 76, of Rockland, died peacefully at her home on December 29, 2018, after a bout with cancer. She was the loving wife of Joseph Callahan Jr.
She was born November 30, 1942, to the late RalphandMary(Decoste) Adam in Weymouth. Carol was raised and educated in Weymouth.
In grammar school, she was given the title of Ms. Elden B. Johnson and was a graduate of Weymouth High School.
Carol worked for many years as a manager for the Salvation Army. Earlier in her life she was a den mother for Troop 36 and later in life a member of the Foxes Den camping group.
She loved gardening or 'playing in the dirt', rug braiding, doing puzzles and mostly spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Along with her husband Joseph, Carol was the loving mother of Joseph Callahan III of Norwell, James Callahan Sr. of Rockland, Jay Michael Callahan of Plymouth and John Callahan of Carver. She was the sister of Rosemary Simmons of Pembroke and the late Geraldine Tirrell of Florida. Carol will be dearly missed by her fourteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, including Erika Simmons Gold.
The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life on Friday, January 4, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church.
Donations in Carol's name can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
For more information, please visit www.magounbiggins.com.
Joseph Richard Mazzotta, of Weymouth, passed peacefully after a three year courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born January 3, 1942, in Brockton, to the late Giuseppe Severio Mazzotta and Edith Rose (Molisse). He was the beloved brother of the late Frances B. (Mazzotta) Falletti. Joseph loved Weymouth and was a lifelong resident. He coached and volunteered for many activities when his children were younger. He was employed by the Weymouth Department of Public Works for 42 years beginning as a laborer in 1962 and working his way up to become DPW Director in 1997 finishing his career in 2001. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Early in his life he was an outdoor enthusiast enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. Years later he enjoyed golfing and was a member at Rockland Golf Course. He loved playing in the seasonal tournaments or just 18 holes with the guys. His hobbies included gardening as was evident by the flowers and various plantings in his yard, along with his Koi fish pond. Most of all, he was dedicated to his family, especially to his wife, children and grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments. He was the beloved husband for 57 years to Beverly (Angell); devoted father of the late Victoria Mazzotta, Lisa (Mazzotta) Washburne and her husband Brad Washburne of Easton, Shari (Mazzotta) Ciarlone and her husband Joseph Ciarlone of Weymouth, Joseph Jr. and his wife Jean (Courtney) of Milton, Christopher and his wife Lori (Cooley) of Billerica; loving grandfather of Nathan J. Malloy of Weymouth, Ryan Mazzotta of Milton, Brad Washburne Jr. of Easton, Ava and Sofia Mazzotta of Billerica and Bailey, a white German Shepherd who never left his side. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday, October 14, 2-6 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 3 Charles Street (corner of Charles and Middle Street), East Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, October 15, prior to the funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth, at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joseph may be made to NVNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061 or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
ROGERS, Anne C. (West) Of Weymouth, passed away March 9, 2018. Anne was born in Boston to the late Robert G. and Florence A. West. She was a graduate of Weymouth High School and Emmanuel College and a former teacher for many years in the Weymouth Public Schools.
Beloved wife of fifty-two years to Wilson D. Rogers, Jr. of Weymouth. Loving mother of Wilson D. Rogers III and his wife Elise, Kerry O' Loughlin and her husband Brian, Michael Rogers, and Mark Rogers and his wife Maureen; all of Weymouth. Proud and loving grandmother of Wilson, Danny, James, Meghan, Annelise, Timothy, Kendall, Brendan and Nathan. Loving sister of Robert D. West and his wife Kathy of Weymouth, and the late Mary West. Devoted aunt of Kathleen Vergona of Florida, Robert West of Weymouth, Michael West of Weymouth, and Kristen West of Norwell. Anne's family would like to extend a sincere appreciation for the kindness and compassion of the physicians, nurses and caregivers in the Critical Care Unit and Pratt 5 at South Shore Hospital.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday 4-8 PM at the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, SOUTH WEYMOUTH, at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 10 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth, at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. P.O. Box 2157, Framingham, MA 01701. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
Marsha Dawn (Pawlik) Nelson, a lifelong resident of Weymouth, died October 7, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Quincy and raised in Weymouth, she was a child of the late Harriette (Hicks) and Peter Pawlik. She was a 1960 graduate of Weymouth High School. Marsha received no greater joy than being with her family. After retiring she enjoyed traveling, golfing, reading, calligraphy, creating her own cards for all occasions, and at Christmas time making holiday cookies for family and friends. She was the beloved wife of 52 years to Donald Gordan Nelson. Devoted mother of Dawn Elizabeth Mota and her husband Luis and Douglas Gordan Nelson and his wife Karina. Cherished grandmother of Valentina Shevelle Nelson. Loving sister of Peter Pawlik and the late Larry Pawlik. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral service in Union Congregational Church, Braintree at 10 a.m. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marsha may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Center, 101 Columbian Street, Weymouth MA 02190 or Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
Virginia Marie "Jinny" (O'Connor) Holland, age 73, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2016, in Clyde, N.C., with family present, after a brief illness. She was born in Boston, February 22, 1943, and grew up in North Weymouth, Mass. She attended Weymouth schools, graduating from Weymouth High School in 1960. She lived in Ft. Myers, Fla., for many years raising four children. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Virginia (Barker) O'Connor. She is survived by her loving daughters, Debra Robinson Donnahoe and her husband Edward of Clyde, N.C., Donna Robinson Baker of Nashville, Tenn., and Pamela Robinson Holt and her husband Tommy of Los Angeles, Calif. She was the mother of the late Jason Holland of Ft. Myers, Fla. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Edward and Jed Donnahoe of Clyde, N.C., James Robinson, Ryan Baker, Kaitlyn Baker; and a great-grandson, Ryan Robinson, all of Nashville, Tenn.; and granddaughters, Kelsey Torrence and Delaney Holland of Lubbock, Texas. Virginia is also survived by her loving brothers, Edward and his partner Judith Coletta of Braintree, Mass., Lawrence and his wife Denise of Hooksett, N.H., and Richard and his wife Sharron of Walnut Creek, Calif. She was loved by many nieces, nephews and cousins in New England and California. Services will be private and donations can be made in her name to the charity of her friends and family's choice.
Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 20, 2016
James "Jim" P. Balcom passed away on May 7, 2016, at Vitas Hospice in Naples, Fla. Born in Manhattan, Kan., he grew up in Weymouth, Mass., and graduated from Weymouth High School. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree from the University of Guam. He spent 4 years active duty in the Navy and 8 years in the Reserves obtaining the rank of Lieutenant. He enjoyed a long career in sales and marketing with 3M Company. In retirement he was an avid golfer and belonged to the Forest Glen Country Club. He was also an accomplished long distance bicycle rider. His longest of many bike trips was from California to Virginia. Jim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary; and his brothers, Philip and his wife Joanna, Robert and his wife Margaret; and his brother-in-law, Toby Lyon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Margaret Balcom, and his sister, Margaret "Peggy" Lyon. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in Jim's name to the Alzheimer's Support Network, at 660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 21, Naples, FL, would be gratefully appreciated.
William F. O'Brien, of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Best Israel Medical Center in Newark, surrounded by his family.
William was raised in Weymouth, MA and graduated from Providence College with a BS in Political Science. After serving in the US Army Reserves in Picatinny Arsenal, he was employed as a bond trader for many years with Chase Bank and retired from Chapdelaine & Co.
He is survived by his daughters, Darraugh Valli (Peter) and Sandra Karyczak (Keith); his beloved grandchildren, Micaela, Sean, Brendan and Kyle; his sisters, Nancy Kavanaugh and Susan Bugden; and many friends.
The funeral will be from Memorial Home, 155 South Ave., Fanwood, on Friday, March 18th, at 9 AM followed by a 10AM funeral Mass at St. Helen's R.C. Church in Westfield. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Visitation will be Thursday from 4PM to 8PM. Inh lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Catholic High School, 1600 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.
73 passed away November 2, 2015. Mrs. Hamelrath is survived by her husband, Ed Hamelrath Jr of Hernando, children, Edward Hamelrath III of Germany, Kirsten Buchanan (Mark) of Fairport, NY and Annmarie Stafford (Jes) of Hendersonville, NC, sister, Margaret Fiander of Hanson, MA, brothers, Francis Donnelly of Sutton, MA, John Donnelly of Weymouth, MA and David Donnelly of Pembroke, MA and grandchildren, Carly, Natalie and Brianna Buchanan. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Friday, November 6, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hernando Funeral Home.
Hernando Funeral Home
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Carole A. (Whiteside) Gridley 8/24/2015 Abington, MA
Abington – Carole A. (Whiteside) Gridley, 73 a longtime resident of Abington, died Monday August 24 in her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of 54 years to James Gridley. Born in Everett and raised in Weymouth she was the only child of the late Joseph B. and Hazel (Tingley) Whiteside and a graduate of Weymouth High School, Class of 1960. After graduation and prior to raising her family Carole had worked as Security Secretary for the Office of Naval Research at the Boston Ship Yard and later when her children had grown she spent 20 years working as a display specialist, creating beautiful displays in the retail stores of the Hallmark Company. Carole was a true artisan and her life and home reflected her natural talents. She was well known locally for creating splendid porcelain dolls beginning with the mixing and firing of each doll and painstakingly painting each face, to hand sewing each outfit and accessory. Christmas and all holidays were celebrated with joy as each corner of her house showcased her true artistic talents, and celebrated in grand fashion with family and friends. As her family grew, and her eight grandchildren arrived, Carole had used her talents to create holiday outfits for each one of them and spent much of her spare time hosting “grandchildren tea parties”. For over 50 years she had been an active member of the Abington community, where she and her husband Jim had raised their four children. She was a member of the Abington Garden Club and past President of the Hanson-Pembroke Women’s Club. After a previous battle with ovarian cancer nine years ago, she began traveling with family to locations near and far. She shared “family roots” with her children, returning to Georgia the birth place of her Dad, and touring through the south. Her 50th wedding anniversary was spent dancing with her cherished husband Jim on Beale Street in Memphis, TN where she also debuted her own country music recording! In addition to her husband Jim, she is survived by her loving children Michael Gridley of Lakeville, Debra Nee and her husband Kevin of Lakeville, David Gridley and his wife Colleen McAuley of Hampton, NH and Thom Gridley and his wife Donna of Newburyport, her brother-in-law Philip Gridley, her sister-in-law Janet Feeny and her daughter-in-law Carol Lee D’Alessandro. She is also survived by her grandchildren, whom she adored, Melissa Desroches and her husband Ryan, Amy Gridley, Casey and Callie Nee, and Ava and Lila Gridley, and her great grandchildren Charlotte and Emmeline Desroches as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and her beloved cousins Beverly White and Shirley Fogarty. She was a loving daughter-in-law to the late James and Margaret Gridley. Her funeral service will be held Friday August 28 at 10:00 AM in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 @ the rotary) Whitman. Burial will follow in the Village Cemetery, Weymouth. Visiting hours will be held Thursday August 27 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Donations in her name may be made to Ovations for the Cure, 79 Main Street, Suite 202, Framingham, MA 01702 or to Dana Farber Cancer, Box 849167, Boston, MA 02284 or to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370
Patricia Chalet Cairns of Hanover passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The daughter of the late Nathan and Dora (DeRosa) Chalet, she was born in Boston, January 2, 1943. Patricia was raised in Weymouth and was a teacher and librarian in the Weymouth Public Schools. She was a graduate of Douglass College and received master's degrees from Northeastern University and Simmons College. She was a longtime member of the Puritan Bridge Club, where she reached the rank of Silver Life Master. She was an avid reader and loved to travel, including two years teaching in the Panama Canal Zone. She was known for her strength, determination, and sense of humor. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard Cairns; and her daughter, Catherine Cairns of Washington, DC. She is also survived by many more loved ones including her brother, Richard Chalet and wife Marianne of Hobe Sound, Fla.; her sister, Elaine Sheeran and husband James of Plymouth; her nieces, Christine Georgeadis of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Elizabeth Murray of Kingston, and Caroline McDermod of Hanover; and three great-nephews and three great-nieces. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte. 53, Hanover, Monday from 4-7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St., Rte. 139, in Hanover. Burial will follow at the Hanover Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Norwell VNA & Hospice, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061 or the Friends of the John Curtis Library, 534 Hanover St., Hanover, MA 02339. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-ledger/obituary.aspx?pid=175169644#sthash.40kMjS9n.dpuf
Kathleen E. Viglas (Hill), 73 of Weymouth, died on April 13, 2015 surrounded by her family in Weymouth after a period of failing health. Kathleen was born in Weymouth, daughter of the late John and Estelle (Hannon) Hill.
Mrs. Viglas worked for over 30 years as an office manager in the family business, Hercules Fuel of Quincy MA.
Kathleen loved to spend time with her family. She especially enjoyed traveling with her husband in their motor home on cross country family trips and was a member of the Family Motor Coach Association.
Kathleen was lovingly known to her family and friends as Kat-Kat.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Viglas of Weymouth. Mother of Shawn E. Viglas of Weymouth, and Thomas A. Viglas and his wife Meredith of Weymouth. Sister of John Hill Jr. of FL, and the late Pauline Chiano, and Robert Hill. Grandmother of Victoria Viglas of Weymouth. Great aunt of Ashley Viglas, Amanda Anglin and Amber Anglin of Weymouth. Brother-in-law of Arthur Viglas of Weymouth. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The Viglas family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate Kathleen's life on Monday April 20, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Magoun-Biggins 135 Union St Rockland. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday April 21, 2015 in the Holy Family Church in Rockland at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow the Funeral Mass in the Holy Family Cemetery.
William J. Bill Manning of Weymouth, died August 12, 2014. He was 71. Bill was born and raised in Weymouth. In his early years he worked as a maintenance foreman at South Shore Country Club. He later owned a carpentry business that he operated for many years. He was well known for the numerous social events he organized that brought enjoyment to many people. Most recently Bill was part owner and manager of MemoryLaneRestaurant and Lounge in Braintree. Bill proudly served in the Massachusetts National Guard for 35 years, retiring in 1995 as a Sergeant E-8. He was a kind and generous man that could often be found spending time lending a hand to those in need around him. He will be sadly missed. Beloved son of the late George Manning Sr. and Eleanor Logan, he was the loving brother of George Manning and his wife Lee of Scituate and the late Ann Meyer; cherished uncle of Patrick and Brian Manning, Donald, Michelle and Peter Gustafson and Caroline OConnor. Also survived by several great-nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Sunday 3-7 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 3 Charles Street (corner of Charles and Middle Street), East Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday prior to the funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth, at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at a later date. Honoring the great satisfaction Bill received from helping those in need, donations in his memory may be made to Father Bills Place, 38 Broad Street, Quincy, MA02169. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
James Francis Fryar II, age 71, of Plymouth died at Jordan Hospital, June 5, surrounded by family and friends. Beloved husband of Jeanne (Masone) Fryar of Plymouth, he was the loving father of Ryan and his wife Christina of Plymouth and Erin Scully and her husband Michael of N. Andover; grandfather of Shaun, Emma, Caitlin, and Luke Scully and Cameron Fryar. He also leaves three sisters, Wendy Longo and her husband Frank of Plymouth, Paula Swartz of Florida, and Edwina Haglof of Brockton; and several nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Boston, the son of Paul and Edwina Fryar. He grew up in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School, Class of 1960. Jim joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam era. He was a retired Captain for Barnstable County House of Correction. He enjoyed history especially Maritime and Naval History. He loved spending time with family and friends, and lived a full and happy life his way. Visiting hours were held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 619 State Road (Rte. 3A), Plymouth (Manomet), Sunday, June 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. A funeral Mass was held at St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth, Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m., leaving from the funeral home at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences may be made at richarddavisfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wickedlocal-plymouth/obituary.aspx?pid=165201925#sthash.QyoZ6Orh.dpuf
Richard A. Barzelay, 71, of Marshfield passed away peacefully on May 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of 48 years to Edith (Edie) Barzelay. Beloved father of David B. Barzelay of Waltham. Devoted brother to Roger Barzelay and his wife Gail of York, ME and to Robert Barzelay and his wife Debbie of Holbrook. Devoted Uncle of Brian and Adam Barzelay of Maine. Devoted nephew of Estelle Barzelay of Saugus. He was the beloved son of the late Burton and Barbara Barzelay. Richard worked for many years as an executive search consultant specializing in the retail industry. He was also, for many years, deeply involved with the Kiwanis Club of Marshfield both as a devoted member as well as President and Treasurer. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing in his spare time. A visitation was held on Sunday, May 25 from 2 to 6 p.m.at the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St., Rte. 139 in Marshfield. At Richards request, there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Marshfield Kiwanis Scholarship Fund (for which he was instrumental in establishing), P.O. Box 1177, Marshfield, MA 02050. For online guestbook and directions please visit - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wickedlocal-marshfield/obituary.aspx?pid=171114508#sthash.o5bWFToh.dpuf
COLBERT, Nancy V. (Verge) 71 of Pembroke and Barnstable passed away at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth after a long ,hard fought battle. The daughter of the late Robert and Katherine "Kay" (Sullivan) Verge, she was born in Quincy and raised in Pembroke and was a life long summer resident of Barnstable, Cape Cod. Nancy was very active with The Home for Little Wonders and other charities. Nancy was very adventurous and loved the outdoors. She enjoyed swimming, clamming, fishing and golf. Known as The original "Hockey Mom", also loved parasailing, snorkeling and especially boating on Cape Cod. Mrs. Colbert will be remembered by her devotion to her family, her sense of humor and never ending resilience. Loving wife of 50 years of James J. Colbert, Sr. Devoted mother of James J. Colbert, Jr. and his wife Beth of Albany, NY, and the late Patricia Colbert Donovan. Dear sister of Dr. Charles G. Verge of Newton, and the late R. Steven Verge. Cherished grandmother of Oscar Colbert of Albany NY. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St.,Rte 53, HANOVER, on Sunday from 1-5 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM at St. Thecla Church 145 Washington St., Rte 53, in Pembroke. Burial to follow in Lothrop Hill Cemetery, Barnstable, MA Donations in Nancy's memory may be made the South Shore Visiting Nurses Association, 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370, caring for her for the past 10 years. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.
Robert T. Adams, died suddenly on April 1, 2014. He was born in Boston, son of the late Catherine (Smith) and Gerard Adams and raised his family in Weymouth. More recently, Mr. Adams was a resident of Abington. A veteran, he served in the Navy Seabees. Prior to retirement, Mr. Adams was a United States Postal worker. Beloved husband of Dorothy "Dolly" (Lewis). Devoted father of Robyn Cleaves, David, Stephen, James and Nicholas. Brother of Geraldine Monihan, Marjorie Harrington, Catherine Lynch, the late William Adams, Anne "Nancy" Pizzelli, John Adams, Maureen McIver, James Adams and Alice Willis. He is also survived by 12 cherished grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Church, Pleasant Street, Weymouth, followed by a reception at 11:30 a.m. in Emerald Hall, 30 Central St., Abington. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Robert C. Morrill, Jr., 70, of Leesburg, Florida, was born April 24, 1942 in Weymouth, Massachusetts and died Thursday, November 15, 2012. He moved to Leesburg in 2006 from Braintree, Massachusetts. He graduated from Weymouth High School, Weymouth, Massachusetts class of 1960. He was a retired computer engineer with EMC2 Computer Company of Westboro, Massachusetts. He was member of Weymouth United Masonic Lodge A.F.A.M. of Weymouth, MA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War. He was a member of South Point Baptist Church of Leesburg. He went to Red Sox Fantasy Camp for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Louise E, in which they recently celebrated 47 years of marriage on November 5, 2012; three daughters, Dr. Gretchen L. Kelley of Winchendon, MA, Jennifer A. Ulland of West Chester, OH, Wendy J. Manno of Leesburg, FL; son, Scott C. Morrill of Weymouth, MA; parents, Robert C. and Virginia L. Morrill of Cape Coral, FL; brother, Bruce Morrill of Weymouth, MA; sister, Pamela Wolfe of Cape Coral, FL and ten grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. - See more at: http://leesburg.beyersfuneralhomeandcrematory.com/tribute/details/3672/Robert_Morrill/obituary.html#sthash.OnfWmPCX.dpuf
Mr. Peter Roland Roche, 69, beloved husband of Sandra J. (Clark) Roche, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Medford, he was the son of Nelson F. and Christine (Sargeant) Roche. He was raised in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School. Mr. Roche had been employed for forty years as a quality control manager at the General Electric Companys Aircraft Engine Division in Lynn until the time of his retirement in 2002. He completed the apprentice program at General Electric in 1967 and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. A resident of Beverly for the past forty six years, Peter was an avid Nascar fan and automobile enthusiast. He enjoyed going to car shows as well as entering his own 1965 red Dune Buggy and his 2002 red Thunderbird. In addition to his wife, with whom he shared forty eight years of marriage, he is survived by two sons, Peter N. Roche and his wife, Priscilla of Danvers and Michael F. Roche and his wife, Sally of Sydney, Australia, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews and many close friends and wonderful neighbors. A funeral service will be held at the Campbell | Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly location) Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial in North Beverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Peters memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923
Kenneth R. McKee, age 69, April 18, 2012 of Estero FL, formerly of Hanover and Hingham. Kenny passed away comfortably and peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his bedside after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. Kenny was born in Medford, raised in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth High School Class of 1960. Kenny was a Master Pipefitter with Pipefitters Union Local 537, recently honored for his 50 years of membership in their United Association. He was the dearly beloved husband and best friend of Beverly McKee, having recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Kenny was an adoring, beloved father to Deborah Paine and her husband Scott of Norwell and Brian McKee and his wife Yvonne of Austin, TX. Cherished and idolized Grampa extraordinaire to Ryan Paine, Rachel Paine and Kendall McKee. He was the devoted son of Doris McKee of Hanover and the late Glen McKee, brother of Janice DiGravio of Hanover, Ronald McKee of Pembroke and the late David McKee, also survived by many nieces and nephews. To Kennys family and friends, he was an imaginative story teller, teacher, comedian, magician, Jack of all Trades, toy maker, confidante and loyal friend. Kenny was an avid New England sports fan. He leaves all those who loved him countless cherished memories. Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, April 25th from 4 to 8 pm at McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main St, So. Weymouth, MA. Burial will be private.
Kathleen M. Kay (Kelly) Smart of Weymouth, formerly of Hanover, passed away Feb. 23, 2012. She was 68. Kay was a hairdresser and receptionist in Weymouth and was an avid Red Sox fan with a special affinity for Mike Lowell. She also enjoyed spending time at her summer home in Marshfield. The essence of Kays life was her family. They were the foundation of all that was important to her and she treasured her time with them. She will be sadly missed. Beloved wife of 47 years to David L. Smart of Weymouth, she was the devoted mother of Karyn Smart of Hanson, Susan Smart of Pembroke and David J. Smart of Atlanta, Ga.; cherished grandmother of Sarah, Caileigh, Meaghan, Courtney and Connor; loving sister of Barbara Dwyer, Joseph Kelly and Ruth Thiessen, all of South Weymouth. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Sunday 2-6 p.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home South Weymouth, at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opposite SouthShoreHospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday prior to the funeral Mass in St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth, at 11 a.m. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Weymouth. Donations in memory of Kathleen may be made to the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, MA02284. See www.McDonald-FuneralHomes.com for directions and online condolences.
David Louis Hoitt, 69, of Rockland, passed into the hands of the Lord on January 30 at Beth Israel Hospital, after a brave battle with lung cancer. David was born in Portland, Maine, son of Raymond and Virginia Hoitt. He grew up in North Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School in 1960. He also graduated from Cambridge School of Broadcasting.
David spent most of his career as a salesman for Bristol Myers. In his later years he enjoyed driving tour buses for Brush Hill. He played trombone in the National Guard 215th Army Band for many years. He also was an active member of the Rockland Eagles and Weymouth Elks.
David was the husband of Mary Hoitt who predeceased him in 2003. He leaves behind his three children, DavidHoitt, Jr, married to Sheri Hoitt of Norwell, Deborah Twomey married to Michael Twomey of Bourne, and Daniel Hoitt married to Elizabeth Hoitt of East Bridgewater. David loved his seven grandchildren, Rosemary, Julia, Patrick, Matthew, Alyssa, Alex, and Amanda. He also leaves his former wife Patricia Hoitt of Norwell, his mother Virginia Hoitt of East Weymouth, and his brother, Raymond Hoitt, Jr. and his wife Marie Hoitt, of Abington, and his nieces Therese, Kathleen and Monique, and his nephews, Raymond and Evan.
The Hoitt family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate his life on Thursday, February 2, 2012 in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union St. ROCKLAND from 5:00-8:00 PM. His Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland.
Brother passed away too early. Lots of life to live. Another cancer victim. This disease has no age barrier, no color, creed or religion. Just out of no where you become a chosen one for the disease. All you can hope for is early diagnosis, medical treatment & survival. Unfortunately he succumbed to the disease. All I can say is: Suffering & PURE HELL
Donna Marie (Morley) Monarch of Plymouth passed away June 14, 2011 at the age of 68. She is survived by her husband Gerald "Marty" Monarch of Plymouth and her children: Douglas A. Lauzon Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Carver, Terri Currier, Shelley Pike and her husband Lucas all of Wareham. Her brothers: Peter "Jerry" Morley of New Jersey, James Morley of North Carolina, Charles Morley of Alabama, sisters: the late Ramona Long of North Carolina, Rita Evans of North Carolina, and Carole Broom. Donna leaves behind her grandchildren: Andrew F. Lauzon and Craig Lauzon of Carver, Jake M. Pike and Adam L. Pike, Drew Currier and his fianc Jessica Bradley and Abigail Currier all of Wareham and great grand child Mason A. Currier. Donna enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, the Red Sox and spending time with her grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held Friday June 17, at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St. (Route 58) Carver from 4-8 p.m. A graveside service was held Monday June 20, at 2 p.m., at the MA National Cemetery in Bourne. Donations can be made in Donna's name to the: Jordan Hospital Cancer Center, 275 Sandwich St. Plymouth MA 02360.
Kenneth R. Bunky Trudell, age 68, entered into eternal life suddenly on Friday, May 21 at his home. Mr. Trudell was a lifelong resident of Weymouth. Born on Bunker Hill Day, he was affectionately known as Bunky to his family. He was a 1960 Graduate of Weymouth High School and attended classes at Wentworth Institute of Technology before enlisting in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from Verizon after over 40 years as a telecommunications technologist. Ken was kind, reliable and dedicated to his family. No task was too great, no favor too big. He could always be counted on when needed. He was a smart man with a great sense of humor and much integrity. He was an avid hockey player and fan. He was the much beloved and devoted husband of Elaine M. (Banuk) Trudell for over 40 years. Devoted father of Joseph K., Marilyn A. Fernandez and her husband Manolo, Kenneth E. and Daniel L. Trudell, all of Weymouth. Beloved brother of William H. Trudell of Natick and Gail Chapman of Forest Hills, N.Y.. Beloved uncle to several nieces and nephews. He was the proud grandpa to Cameron and Ava Fernandez and Brandon and Aleea Trudell. He was the son of the late Margaret and William A. Trudell. Funeral from the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home, 100 Washington St. Weymouth Landing on Wednesday, May 25 at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, East Weymouth at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Tuesday from 4 - 8 p.m. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. If desired, donations may to be made to : the Salvation Army, 6 Baxter St. Quincy, MA 02169.
BOURQUE, Thomas L. Of Hanson, Sept. 16. Husband of Anne F. (Beatrice) Bourque. Father of Thomas F. and Patrick J. both of Hanson. Brother of John of Carver, Leonard of Weymouth and Ann of Weymouth. He was a 40+ year member of the Glazier Union Local 1044 of IBPAT. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 2 Maquan St., at the corner of Rte 14 & 58 in HANSON on Sunday from 4-7 PM. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11 AM in St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1 Maquan St., Rte 14 in Hanson. For a complete obituary, directions and our online guest book, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897
John K. Collins, 68, of Duxbury, died June 12 in his home after a long illness. He was born in Quincy on Aug. 25, 1941, the son of the late John and Margaret (Barrett) Collins. He was raised and educated in Weymouth and was a graduate of Bentley College. He lived in Hanover several years and in Norwell for over 35 years before moving to Duxbury last year. He was the retired chief financial officer for W.G.L., the publisher of Bankers and Tradesmen. Mr. Collins was the past Commodore of the North River Yacht Club.
Mr. Collins leaves his wife, Martha (Smith) Collins; his sons, J. Kevin Collins of Brookline and Bill Collins of Hanover; and two grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Church in Duxbury on Wednesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.
"Butch" was quite a character in a very charming way. Had the good fortune to talk with him at our 20th Reunion and the sense of humor was still there. I think fondly of such a great guy. God bless to his family.
John F. Spillane, Jr., 67, of Sinking Spring, died February 10, 2010 in ReadingHospital. He was the husband of Cheryl J. Cheri (Greene) Spillane. Born in Boston MA, he was a son of Edna M. (Patnode) Spillane, Weymouth, MA and the late John F. Spillane, Sr. John graduated from Wentworth Institute and earned his Civil Engineering degree from Northeastern University. He was employed for 35 years by Western Electric/ AT&T, first as a civil engineer then as a facilities manager and, upon moving to Reading, was the Plant General Manager, retiring in 2002. John was an avid golfer and was a longtime member of Golden Oaks; most recently he was a member of Chapel Hill. He also enjoyed his golf trips with his friends to Myrtle Beach every year. John touched the lives of many with either his wisdom or sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John F. III, husband of Janet C., Sinking Spring and Michael J., husband of Kristy, West Reading; two grandchildren, John F. Spillane, IV and Jena C. Spillane; and three siblings, Beverly A. Carey, Weymouth, MA, Deborah A. St. Coeur, Lake Worth, FL and Patrick J. Spillane, Wareham, MA. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading. Burial will be in SinkingSpringCemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: American Stroke Association
I remember Fred as a fun loving guy. Fred lived on Holmberg Rd. just off middle St. in East Weymouth about Halfway to Weymouth High from my house on Greenvale Ave. I used to stop by his house and listen to his tales of what it was like growing in South Boston, one of his favorite subjects.
It was very sad to hear of his untimely death and I would like to convey my condolences to his family.
From Ken Boardman on June 8th, 2010
Joseph F. Adley Joseph F. Fred Adley age 67 of Weymouth, formerly of So. Boston passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. Fred was born, raised and educated in So. Boston. Resident of Weymouth for the past 53 years. He was member of the U.S. Navy. Retired in 1992 with the Gillette Co. in So. Boston after 28 years. Fred was a member of the Weymouth Lodge of Elks and the Weymouth Eagles. He was an avid football fan and enjoyed music. Beloved son of the late Frederick J. and Lillian V. (Scanlon) Adley. Loving brother of Arlene Barr and her husband Alan of Plymouth and Paul Adley of Randolph. Uncle of Kimberly Bernabeo of Marshfield and Gary Barr of Weymouth. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home E. Weymouth on the corner of Middle and Charles Sts. (at Central Sq.) Sat. Feb. 6, 2010 at 9:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, E. Weymouth at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Fri. 4-7 P.M. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred memory to the Weymouth Lodge of Elks 1197 Washington St. Weymouth, MA. 02189. mcdonald-funeralhomes.com
Cosette Allen was well known to many for her years of dedication as assistant director of the Central Vermont/New Hampshire Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. Friends and members of Vermont's rug-hooking community also knew her for her creativity and enthusiasm for her art. In 2004, Cosette's talent for designing and hooking rugs was honored with national recognition. Cosette, who retired from the Red Cross in 2004, died in January 2005, in an automobile accident. She was survived by her husband, Ted, daughters, Sharon and Maggie, and granddaughter Chelsea.
Bob always had a smile for everyone, a really great guy. Sad to know I won't see him again.
Robert B. McAfee Jr.
FRAMINGHAM Robert B. McAfee Jr., 66, of Framingham, died on Monday October 12, 2009 in an automobile accident in Framingham. He was the husband of Judy A (Olofson) McAfee. They were married for 42 years. Born in Quincy, son of the late Robert B and Karin (Eckblom) McAfee, he had been a resident of Framingham for 34 years and previously lived in Quincy. He was employed as a salesman since 1994 with Lawson Products. Besides his wife he is survived by 2 daughters, Kimberly A. Lembo of Framingham and Cynthia D. White and her husband Martin F. of Bellingham; 1 sister Susan D. Riley of Natick and four grandchildren, Robert W. Lembo, Justin J. Lembo, Martin R White and Nicholas J. White. Funeral services will take place on Friday October 16, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham. Burial will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Thursday October 15, 2009 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Dad was a wonderful father of three children. I always remember a happy guy who would do anything he could for us. Dad always put 100% effort into anything he ever did and enjoyed life to the fullest. He retired to Naples, Florida in the late 1990's. He loved computers, fishing, music, movies and stamp collecting. Dad worked fulltime in Florida and enjoyed a full life with his new wife Eliza until he was stricken with a rare cancer, which took him very quickly. I posted some pictures that show how happy he always was. Love always, Dad. Your daughter Karen.
From Sandra Oppenheim on April 30th, 2010
This is the last picture we have of Don. I decided to post it to show you that he carried his crooked little smile with him til the end. He is survived by a wife, stepdaughter, two daughters, a son, and four granchildren. He was taken from us suddenly, but we find peace in knowing he did not suffer long. We love you Don, and look forward to meeting you again. Sandra Oppenheim
God saw you getting tired,
and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you,
and whispered "come to Me".
With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away.
Although, we love you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.
CAPOZZOLI, William "Billy" C. Age 65 of Boston formerly of Brockton and Weymouth passed unexpectedlyathomeon Oct. 8, 2008. Billy was born in Boston, raised and educated in Weymouth. Graduate of WeymouthHigh School class of 1960. Resident of Brockton for many years and the past 10 years in Boston. Formerly worked as a Property Manager.Belovedfatherof Michael , Joanne , Jean and Patricia. Loving brother of Barbara Riccio of Mansfield , John Capozzoli of FL. , Janet Chrisos of Beverly Farms and Stephen Capozzoli of So. Weymouth. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the St. Gregory Church, 2215 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Fri. Nov. 28, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Followed by a graveside Prayer in CedarGroveCemetery, Dorchester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Billy's memory to Greater Boston Food Bank, 99 Atkinson St., Boston, MA. 02118. mcdonald-funeralhomes.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries
FERNALD- Dorothy F. (Frederick), 62, of Mashpee, died Wednesday, September 21, 2005. Beloved wife of Robert D. Fernald for 41 years of Mashpee. Loving mother of Erik L. Fernald of Smyrna, GA and Kristine E. Wolf of Norwell, MA. Also survived by a sister Marian E. Scott of Hanson, MA and a granddaughter Phoebe Jane Wolf. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 3:30 PM in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Avenue, SouthYarmouth, MA. Visiting hours will precede the service from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial is private and at a later date.
Jon L. “Jack” Sabean of Cordova, MD died at his home on Saturday, May 10, 2003. He was 61.
Born September 10, 1941, he was the son of Louise Milliken Sabean of Carver, MA and the late George Benjamin Sabean. He enjoyed raising various animals on his small farm and was an avid reader and political enthusiast.
Jack, as he was affectionately known, is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Murphy, whom he married May 27, 1989; three daughters, Paige Doherty of Warner, New Hampshire, Robyn Levirne of Quincy, Massachusetts, and Georgia Sabean of Cordova, MD; two sisters, Georgia Sabean of Warrenton, VA and Nancy Wilkinson of Duxbury, MA;a grandson, Alexander I. Doherty and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2003 at 1:00 PM at the United Parish of Carver, Carver, MA.
Family and friends may call on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 PM at the Shepherds Funeral Home, Carver, MA.
Private burial will be at Plymouth Cemetery, Plymouth, MA.
Memorial donations may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Ave., Easton, MD 21601.
Lance Richmond joined the US Air Force after high school. He was stationed in Africa for most of his Air Force career. He met his wife Judy while stationed in Columbus, Ohio. They were married in 1964 and were still together at the time of his death. In 1968 he applied to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and graduated in 1973. He moved his family to Maine where he and his wife raised 4 boys, James, David, Lance Jr, and Jason. In 1990 he and his wife and son Jason moved back to Ohio until the time of his death. Lance was a dedicated family man with high moral values. He passed along these values to his children and all that came in contact with him. He had the ability to make you laugh and he knew when you needed a helping hand. He was taken from his family on 12/30/1996 at the age of 54. I hope all of his classmates can recall a moment that they had spent with him and cherish it.
We were saddened to read of Karin's Passing. I've known her since Abigail Adams Elementary School, and we were in Bluebirds and Camp Fire Girls. Mrs. Hanson was our leader. We also both went to the First Church-Wey(Sunday School, Youth Group, etc.) From the Cape Cod Times: Karin Hanson Peterson, 66, of Mashpee, died Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 2009, after battling a long illness. She was predeceased by her parents, Charlotte Elizabeth and Gustaf Ludvig Hanson, both of Swedish Origin, as well as her brother Gus Carl Hanson. Born in Weymouth, in July, 1942, as Karin Alice Marie Hanson, she attended Weymouth High School, graduating in 1960, as well as the University of Massachusetts. Karin raised her three children with her former husband, George Peterson, in Plymouth, before retiring to Cape Cod. She spent many summers in Cotuit, where she enjoyed gardening, boating, reading, piano, Cotuit Women's Fellowship and Garden Club. Known to the neighborhood kids as "Nana Karin"she was also a devoted grandmother. She is survived by George Peterson of Wentworth, NH; three children, Jennifer Meade, of Pemboke, Eric Peterson of Mashpee, and Gretchen Wollerscheid of Swampscott; eight grandsons, one great-granddaughter, sister-in-law Marcey Carsey, neice Becky Carsey, and nephew Pete Carsey.
From Shirley Ann Sevigny (Randall) on July 19th, 2010
I was so sad to read of Karen's passing. We were very close friends in shcool and I spent a lot of time with Karen at her parent's home in Plymouth. Unfortunately, we lost touch after college. I cannot believe she is gone.Karen was always there to help anyone or participate in any school function and always with a smile and helping hand. My prayers go out to her family.
Edward J. Gaffney Sr., 62, of 76 Pleasant St., died Sunday at home after a battle with cancer.
He was the loving husband of Rita (Barnard) Gaffney.
Born in Cambridge, Mass., on March 14, 1942, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary (Harris) Gaffney.
He was employed at Electric Boat and Bethlehem Steel's Quincy Shipbuilding Division for a total of 42 years, retiring from Electric Boat's Program Finance Organization in 2004.
He was a past member of the Old Saybrook Fire Department and also enjoyed playing in the EBAC softball league during his younger years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mariann Kubic, of Cadiz, Ohio, and Robin Roberts, of Weirton, W.Va.; a stepdaughter. Kimberlee Jones, of Groton; three sons, Edward Gaffney Jr., of Pawcatuck, David Gaffney, of Gray, La., and William Gaffney, of Cadiz, Ohio; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Stonington Cemetery, N. Main Street, Stonington. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Southeastern CT, 179 Gallivan Lane, Uncasville, CT 06382 or the American Cancer Society, 238 W. Town St., Norwich, CT 06360.
Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Danielson, is in charge of arrangements.
Billy Riley..... A friend of senior year and for a couple of years after commuting to work..... The odds and ends of remembering. A quick snarky humor and sense of constantly on the move. The fast smile too. As an athlete I probably envied him. We would swim in the quarries... Quincy and that one on the Weymouth-Hingham line. We'll I'd swim (and jump from the lower levels). Billy would dive from the highest. A wonderful near jack-knive form everytime from every height. And tackling.... the toughest tackle I ever took. We all would try to avoid his hits. It's difficult to believe that people that are so full of life can pass. Billy was one of those.
We lost my Dad to cancer on June 11, 1995. He was diagnosed in April of the same year so it was a quick unexpected loss. He was an exceptional person and loved by everyone who met him! A loving husband, father and grandfather to my two children. They still talk about him all the time even though they were very young when he passed. We have lots of pictures of silly Pa to remember him by! And on clear nights we look for his star, the own shining brightest in the sky.
Below is an excerpt from his obituary:
Mr. Murphy was born in Newton, MA on Sept. 22, 1940, son of the late Joseph Vincent, Sr. and Marie (McCarthy) Murphy. He was educated in Weymouth and was a graduate of Weymouth High School with the class of 1960 as well as a graduate of ITT Technical School where he received his certification in electronics. He spent two years on active duty with the US Navy aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Gainard. Following his military service Mr. Murphy was employed by General Dynamics for over 21 years as a chipper and later by Travi Construction and Pulte Homes at Great Island in Plymouth. He held a special love for sailing and enjoyed his time on the ocean. He loved working at his home and spending quality time with his grandchildren.
He was the first patient in the world to have a Pull-Thru proceedure for the treatment of Hirschsprung's Disease in June of 1946. The surgery was performed by Dr. Orvar Swenson. Since then thousands of children have lived and been saved because of this surgery.
Robert Kempson Hammond, 71, died peacefully April 25, 2014 in University Place. Bob was born July 3, 1942 to Charles John Kempson Hammond and Dorothy May Estelle Coy in Quincy, MA. He spent his boyhood in Quincy and North Weymouth, where his hobby was building and flying model airplanes. Following his 1960 graduation from Weymouth High School, he studied engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, worked a co-op internship at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, and then transferred to The University of Michigan, where he met his wife, Mary Ellen Ward, also a UM student. They were married in December 1966. In 1967 Bob graduated from UM with his B.A. in Psychology, then returned to UM earn his Secondary Teacher’s Certificate in 1968.
From 1968-1970, Bob taught chemistry and physics at Adrian (MI) High School. In 1970, he and Mary moved to University Place, WA, where for the next 20 years he taught math, physical science, and rocketry at Curtis Jr. High.
Upon arriving in Tacoma, Bob and Mary joined the Tahoma Audubon Society and the Tacoma Mountaineers, where Bob took the Basic Mountaineering course before summiting 3 of the 6 major peaks in WA. He also took up whitewater kayaking, serving as President the Washington Kayak Club in the mid-1970s and lobbying the WA State Legislature for the preservation of Wild & Scenic Rivers. Sundays, he began crewing for sailing races off Pt. Defiance. He loved being outdoors, especially in or on the water..
In 1978 Bob was diagnosed with polymyositis. Despite debilitating muscle weakness and permanent damage to his lungs and heart, he continued to teach for another 10 years, finally taking disability retirement in 1988. In his retirement, he worked in his garden, assumed many of Mary’s cooking duties, and patiently taught his daughter to drive. Unable to kayak, he time-shared assorted sailboats, and the family enjoyed many cruises between Tacoma and the San Juan Islands.
Even as his health deteriorated in recent years, Bob always kept a positive attitude. Although his lung capacity, his world and his range of activities grew smaller, he never expressed any bitterness. He was contented to watch the hummingbirds feed on his Heuchera ‘coral bells’ and Crocosmia ‘Lucifer,’ and to have two small bowls of spumoni ice cream after dinner every night.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Jennifer Hammond (Pat Skipper), and grandchildren Jack and Amy Skipper; and by his brother David J. Hammond, in Massachusetts.
PLYMOUTH Russell F. Jacobs, 65, of Plymouth formerly of Pembroke, suddenly in Aruba while on vacation November 19. Beloved husband for 40 years of Karen (Hebert) Jacobs of Plymouth. Brother of Thomas and his wife Nancy Jacobs of Wolfeboro, NH. Uncle of David Hanson of KY, Hollie M. Jacobs of Boston, Holly A. Burgess of Abington, Debra Messier of Bridgewater, Christine McCarthy of Franklin and Susan Dawes of Marshfield. He also leaves several grand nieces and nephews. Mr. Jacobs was born in Weymouth and graduated from WeymouthHigh School he graduated from BurdettCollege and attended NortheasternUniversity. He worked as an accountant for State Street Corp. he enjoyed music, art and being at the beach. A memorial Funeral Mass will be held at SacredHeartChurch, 72 Washington St., Weymouth, Saturday, November 29 at 9:30 AM, There are no visiting hours and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Smile Train 1-877-KID-SMILE (1-877-543-7645) For on-line condolences visit richarddavisfuneralhome.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston
Men Remembered as Veteran Pilots Crew: The three fliers who died in collision had thousands of hours of experience. A USAir co-pilot suffered two broken legs. In Huntingtown, Md., neighbors described the USAir pilot, Capt. Colin F. Shaw, 48, as a mechanic at heart who tinkered for hours on old cars and planes. February 03, 1991|JEFFREY L. RABIN and HELAINE OLEN, LA TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The cockpit crews of the USAir and SkyWest planes--three of whom perished in Friday's fiery collision at Los Angeles International Airport--were veteran pilots who had logged thousands of hours in the air.
In Huntingtown, Md., neighbors described the USAir pilot, Capt. Colin F. Shaw, 48, as a mechanic at heart who tinkered for hours on old cars and planes.
For Shaw, who was killed in the crash, "half the fun was finding old cars," said neighbor Tom Tearman. Shaw owned several restored autos and a Cessna aircraft, which he used "to fly up to old car shows," Tearman said.
Shaw joined the airline in March, 1968, became a captain in mid-1985, and accumulated more than 15,000 hours of flight time, USAir officials said. He had flown Boeing 737 aircraft for five years.
Margaret Koehler, another neighbor, said Shaw seemed to love his job as an airline pilot. "That, and old cars, was all he talked about," she said.
Shaw's first officer, David Kelly, 32, the lone cockpit survivor, remained hospitalized with two broken legs. A seven-year Air Force veteran, he was hired by USAir in October, 1988, and logged more than 9,000 hours flight time, approximately 1,000 on a 737, the airline said.
The SkyWest cockpit crew--Capt. Andrew J. Lucas and co-pilot Frank C. Prentice III--died when their Fairchild Metroliner III was struck by the USAir jetliner.
In San Luis Obispo County, rain fell heavily Saturday as families of the two men gathered with friends in their homes.
Lucas, 32, lived with his wife, Susan, in Pismo Beach. He had worked for the airline since 1985, logging 8,783 flight hours, 4,100 of then on aircraft similar to the Metroliner III he was piloting Friday.
Prentice, 45, lived with his parents in an ocean-view apartment in Los Osos, near Morro Bay. Neighbors said he moved there about two years ago to help his mother care for his disabled father.
A tall, thin man who drove a sports car, he had been employed by SkyWest since 1989 and had flown 8,050 hours. Neighbors said he piloted corporate jets for a bank before joining SkyWest.
In Huntingtown, Md., about 50 miles east of Washington, neighbors paid their respects Saturday morning at the Shaw family home, a white, two-story Victorian house surrounded by a white picket fence.
Koehler said the pilot's wife, Susan, and son, Devin, learned about the accident while watching television Friday night. Susan Shaw said that when the crash was reported on television, she "didn't know it was him," a neighbor said.
"But, when he didn't call (home) right away, Susie said she knew" it was his plane, Koehler said. Later Friday night, a vice president at USAir called Susan Shaw and confirmed her fears.
Tearman said the pilot's wife was "handling it well, but was exhausted." He said Devin was "pretty broken up" and had spent the whole night watching television for news about his father.
David J. Cormier passed away on July 5 2008 in Sierra Vista Arizona. Dave served for over 20 years in the Air Force and spent time in Texas, Alaska,Maine,Maryland,Florida and Vietnam. Dave also worked 20 years at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado. Davia loved seeing the United States from behind the wheel of his many RV's over the course of his life.One of Dave's contributions in life was his extensive work on the development of the Hubble Space Telescope.David was laid to rest at the Southern Arizona Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista with full military honors on July 11 2008.
Carol Ann (Lyman) Cavanaugh, lifelong resident of East Weymouth, passed away March 10, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, of 53 years, George Cavanaugh of East Weymouth. She was the beloved daughter of Catherine (Delorey) Lyman, 95, of Weymouth and the late Robert J. Lyman. Carol is survived by her 7 children; Kathleen, Michael, George, John, Marianne, Patricia, Christina and their families; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her loving sisters; Dot, Fran, Bobbie, Donna, Pat, Nancy and their families; beloved brother-in-law, Richard; and sisters-in-law Patricia and Diana and their families. Carol is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Carol was a selfless caregiver whose career was raising and caring for her family. She was never happier than enjoying the company and accomplishments of her family and friends. She worked as a waitress for many years in Weymouth. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 40 Sea Street (off RT.3A-Bicknell Sq.), North Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Saturday prior to the funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth at 10 a.m. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Carols memory to either Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Baystate Drive, Braintree, MA 02184 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045. - See more at: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wickedlocal-weymouth/obituary.aspx?
Charles M. Boulanger, administrative head; [All Edition] The Patriot Ledger. Quincy, Mass.: Mar 27, 1997. pg. 39 DUXBURY -- Charles M. Boulanger, 54, of Duxbury, formerly of Weymouth, director of administration for Printer Service Inc. in Hingham for five years, died Tuesday at Boston Medical Center.
Mr. Boulanger formerly worked for Barclay, Brown and Kavanagh in Hingham for nine years and Morris, Alper and Sons in Framingham for 10 years.
He received a business degree from Northeastern University.
Mr. Boulanger was a member of the Parents Association of Keene State College.
He was born in Quincy and grew up in Weymouth where he was a graduate of Weymouth High School. He lived in Duxbury for 19 years.
Mr. Boulanger is survived by his wife, Nancy (Grieves) Boulanger; and two daughters, Christine Boulanger and Susan Elizabeth Boulanger, both of Duxbury.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Nativity Church, 8 Nevin Road, Weymouth, by the Rev. Daniel Harris of the Church of the Holy Nativity and the Rev. Michael Marrone of St. John's Church in Duxbury. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury.
Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St., Columbian Square, Weymouth.
Donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Boston, 295 Devonshire St., Fourth Floor, Boston 02110.
East Bridgewater. Peter Blair Meuse, Sr. of East Bridgewater, husband of Elaine (Bugbee) Meuse, died Wednesday at Brockton Hospital.
Born in Cambridge and raised in Weymouth, he was a 1960 graduate of Weymouth High School and a 1963 graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy as a two striper his senior year.
Mr. Meuse sailed in the Merchant Marine for 10 years, achieving the rank of first officer before he came ashore.
He was president of Phoenix Resources in Medford until his retirement in 1999.
He enjoyed boating, photography and band radios.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Peter B. Meuse, Jr. and Stephen D. Meuse, both of East Bridgewater, a daughter Laura E. Sebastyn of South Weymouth; two sisters, Martha A. Prosl of Duxbury and Paula A. Brown of Weymouth, a brother, Michael Y. Meuse of Plymouth; a granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 10:30 am Saturday from the Macdonald Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, South Weymouth, followed by a funeral mass at noon in St. John’s Church, East Bridgewater. Interment will be in Central Cemetery, East Bridgewater.
Hobson, Marylou (Stewart) of Weymouth formerly of Hanson August 6, 2014.
Daughter of the late Ralph and Jane (MacDonnell) Stewart. Loving mother of Prescott Hobson and his fiancé Kavitha Gopinath of Newburyport, Rebecca Hobson DiLeo and her husband Stephen of Stoneham and Boyd Hobson and his wife Lakshmi of Weymouth. Dear sister of Ralph Stewart and his wife Doris of FL, William Stewart and his wife Doris of NJ and Donald Stewart and his wife Deborah of Weymouth. Cherished grandmother of Angela, Michael, Madelyn, Maya and Caleb.
Marylou was a devout catholic assisting as a Lector in both St. Albert’s Church in Weymouth as well as St. Joseph’s Church in Hanson. She was a dedicated and compassionate principal for 14 years at the Sippican School in Marion, MA. Marylou loved spending time with her family and friends, camping, and taking road trips.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Monday 4-8PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home Tuesday at 8:30AM prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Albert the Great Church, Weymouth at 9:30AM.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Marylou’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or https://www.alz.org
Ronald E. DiGravio of Marshfield, a retired athletic director and football coach, died Nov. 22, 2003 at his home. He was 60.
Born in Quincy and raised in Weymouth, he was a class of 1960 graduate of Weymouth High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He later graduated from Purdue University in Indiana, where he was an all-American quarterback. He also played baseball for Purdue, and turned down an offer from the Boston Red Sox to continue his education.
Mr. DiGravio played two years of professional football in the Canadian League. He then began working as a physical education teacher and head football coach at Marshfield High School in 1969.
Rita A. Cicchese of Medford, formerly of Weymouth, died May 22, 2014. Daughter of the late John and Alice (Hickey) Cicchese. Loving mother of David Lawrence of Arlington. Beloved sister of Mary Susi of Raynham, Frances Zeoli and her husband Antonio of Rockland and John Cicchese and his wife Betty Ann of Mendon. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Rita was a proud graduate of Weymouth High School and Bridgewater State College. For years, she was a teacher in the Weymouth Public School system as well as a department manager at Jordan Marsh Company. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 4 - 8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, East Weymouth, at 3 Charles Street (corner of Charles & Middle Street). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?pid=171136133#sthash.O4OmaITQ.dpuf
John was a classmate and friend. He was the first person I knew with a passion for fine food. A couple of trips to the North End in 1960 was my entry in eating something better that suburban food. It is not difficult for me to remember his enthusiiasm. Thanks John
From Danie McIsaac on June 1st, 2010
John died much too young. He had a lovely voice that God gave him, so he can sing with the angels for all time.
Although I don’t remember exactly when I first met Dave, it was probably during those early years at the NevinElementary School in South Weymouth. After high school, we pursued different career paths. Dave was a musician in military bands for a number of years.
Just after the 40th high school reunion, which neither of us attended, he contacted me via email. Dave was living in California then. While exchanging emails and talking by phone, I learned that he and I were cousins with a common point of ancestry several generations ago. Dave was also a distant cousin of one of my first violin teachers. Small world that South Weymouth…
During our catch up conversations, I developed an appreciation of Dave’s musicianship. He had a keen sense of not only the mechanics of playing a trombone, but also the art of practicing and mental preparation for a concert. He put his insights into words that I still read before playing.
Dave passed away a few months after our meeting on the Internet. He is survived by his wife, brothers, at least one daughter and a grandson.
Jeff Everson, Reading Massachusetts, March 20, 2010
Although I don’t remember exactly when I first met Dave, it was probably during those early years at the Nevin Elementary School in South Weymouth. After high school, we pursued different career paths. Dave was a musician in military bands for a number of years.
Just after the 40th high school reunion, which neither of us attended, he contacted me via email. Dave was living in California then. While exchanging emails and talking by phone, I learned that he and I were cousins with a common point of ancestry several generations ago. Dave was also a distant cousin of one of my first violin teachers. Small world that South Weymouth…
During our catch up conversations, I developed an appreciation of Dave’s musicianship. He had a keen sense of not only the mechanics of playing a trombone, but also the art of practicing and mental preparation for a concert. He put his insights into words that I still read before playing.
Dave passed away a few months after our meeting on the Internet. He is survived by his wife, brothers, at least one daughter and a grandson.
Jeff Everson, Reading Massachusetts, March 20, 2010
Lois Ann (Liquori) Rand, 70, a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother was called home to Heaven Aug. 1, 2013 surrounded by love with her family. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Lt. Benjamin W. Rand, U.S. Navy. Lois is survived by two brothers, Frank Liquori and wife Debi of Rockland, Mass., and James Liquori and wife Mel of Rockland, Mass.; daughters, Patty Sanford and husband Steven of Azle, Texas, and Nancy Rand Stachmus and husband Craig of Myersville, Md. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Megan and Daniel Sanford and Stephanie and Samantha Stachmus; six nieces and nephews, who loved and laughed with their "Auntie"; and many friends and the wonderful family at the Indian Head Moose Lodge 1712, where she was a member of the WOTM Chapter 576 and the 2013-2014 elected officer Academy of Friendship and a Senior Regent from 2006-2007. Born Feb. 4, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter to the late Frank and Catherine Liquori. After the death of her husband, being a strong and courageous woman, she pursued and earned a degree in Business from Charles County Community College and started a career as a bookkeeper, spending over 13 years at the Gangplank Marina and Restaurant on the waterfront in S.W. DC. Lois loved to play the guitar for her girls and in church. She loved reading mystery novels, crossword puzzles, dancing, and traveling. Her beautiful smile will be missed, but will remain in everyone's hearts forever. Having been a member of the Gold Star Wives of America, whose mission it is to provide service, support and friendship to the widows and widowers of military personnel who died on active duty or as the result of a service connected cause, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gold Star Wives of America, P.O. Box 361986, Birmingham, AL 35236, 1-888-751-6350, goldstarwives.org. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Monday 6-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 3 Charles St. (corner of Charles and Middle Street), East Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 8 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth, at 9 a.m. Burial in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
Patricia Ann Hudson LaTona Passed away peacefully on Monday, October 3, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Patricia, or Patti as she was called by her friends, was born on February 12, 1941 in Brockton, Massachusetts to Charles and Alice Hudson. The oldest of three children, she was the first to leave her small community in Massachusetts and move west to California with her husband, Ray and three small children in 1975. They made their home in Lucas Valley, near San Rafael, where Patti lived with Ray until her passing. Patti was active in the community serving on numerous PTA groups and supporting her girls in all of their activities like Girl Scouts, Sports, and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls. Patti was known to many people as the owner of Patti Ann's Hallmark at Northgate Mall in San Rafael for a number of years. She opened her heart to those that worked for her as well as many of her loyal customers. After the store closed, she enjoyed traveling with Ray and showering her grandchildren with love. Her caring nature extended past her immediate family. Pat regularly surprised friends and children in the neighborhood with goodie baskets for Easter, Halloween and Christmas. The holidays were especially important to Patti, and she always made sure that the Toys for Tots barrels were overflowing so no child would be disappointed on Christmas morning. Patti will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Patricia is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Raymond and their daughters Suzanne LaTona, Barbara Mazza and Judith Hall. She also leaves behind her brother Gerald Hudson of Florida, seven adoring grandchildren, dozens of nieces and nephews and countless friends that were as close as family
Shell was one of my best friends in high school. I was in awe of the fact that he lived by himself in an apartment. His mother lived in South Weymouth and he and I often visited her. The last long conversation we had was on a Sunday morning in the summer of '60 as he was leaving for a stint in the Army. A truly great guy.
From Janice Thiboutot Slaven on April 9th, 2010
I new Sheldon as a sincere and loyal friend. I was surprised to find out of his passing. I have some fond memories of him. So sorry & sad. May God bless his family. Keep them in our prayers.
Marshfield - Donald James Gaynor, 67, of Englewood, Fla., formerly of Marshfield, died in a plane crash in Florida on April 4, 2009.
The son of Kathryn D. Gaynor of Englewood, Fla., and the late John “Mugsy” Gaynor, he graduated from Weymouth High School in 1960, owned and operated Mechanical Service Co. in Marshfield before retiring and moving to Englewood, Fla.
Mr. Gaynor and his wife, Wendy, were both pilots and aviation enthusiasts. They shared a passion for flying and all things aviation, making friends everywhere in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. He received his pilot certificate in 1970 and has owned several single engine planes since that time. A big part of his life was spent restoring and showing his 1959 K Model Beach Bonanza, which was a National Grand Champion at Oshkosh Airventure and Sun ’n Fun.
He was very active in EAA Chapter 1285 in Venice, Fla., and has flown many “Young Eagles.” The Gaynors have volunteered at the Sun ’n Fun Convention in Lakeland as Parts Exchange co-chairmen for the past 18 years. He was a member of the Experimental Aviation Association, Vintage Aircraft Association, American Bonanza Society, National Air Racing Group and Quiet Birdman. He was also a member of the American Coach Association, Southeast Chapter American Coach Association, “Mac Pack” and Rockland Eagles.
In addition to his mother, he leaves his wife, Wendy (Myers) Gaynor; his children, John R. Gaynor and his wife, Lisa, of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Kim Sylvester and her husband, Randy, of Pembroke; his grandchildren, Adam Slys, Johnny Gaynor, Provan Slys, James Gaynor, Jared Gaynor and Janelle Gaynor; and his brother-in-law, Ron Myers of Anguilla, BWI.
A memorial service will be held at Old South Union Church, 25 Columbian St., South Weymouth, at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 11. Arrangements by C.C. Shepherd Funeral Service, South Weymouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Florida Air Museum, 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33811.
James Leo Regal Apr. 8, 1942 - Jan. 22, 2009 After a long battle with mesothelioma, James passed away quietly in his home on Thursday morning surrounded by his family. James was born and raised in Weymouth, MA to Stephen and Elizabeth Regal. He was one of 9 children, consisting of 6 sisters and 3 brothers. In 1965 James enlisted in the US Army during the Vietnam War, advancing in rank to Sergeant, serving 3 years and then being honorably discharged. In 1968 he officially moved to Washington, settling in Tacoma, where in August 1972 he went to work for Boeing as a machinist, and then retired 32 years later. James spent his remaining years enjoying life; he loved being outdoors and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved to smile. He loved to read and was extremely intelligent and knowledgeable on just about any subject. James was the type of man who was there when you needed him. He was a man who believed that if you're going to do a job, do it right. Even after being diagnosed with cancer, he didn't stop living. James will be remembered by all who love him and by everyone who knew him. James, you will be missed and loved every day. Wherever you may be, may your days be filled with love and laughter. Watch over all of us and keep us safe until we see you again. James is survived by his six children: Crystal (Chester), Jeff, Jessica (Chris), Chad (Emily), Desiree (Donnie), and Lynette; and his eight grandchildren. A small memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at 2pm. For more info please call Chad at (253) 223-1019.
I first met Phil as a Soph. at WHS in Phil Dolan's art class. He had a sense of humor that was refreshing. Who could forget that smile that said " I'm enjoying every day I'm here" We saw each other at least once a year since leaving Weymouth and nothing ever changed. The smile, the jokes, and the laughs were always there. He will be sorely missed as a true lifelong buddy.
From richard connerty on April 23rd, 2010
Phil and I remained friends up until his passing and we shared a lot of uplifting telephone conversations over the years punctuated often by Phil's colorful jokes and stories of life in Florida. My condolences to Martha and Phil's family and his many friends
From Ken Boardman on March 18th, 2010
Philip I. Bryant PORT CHARLOTTE, FL Philip Bryant, age 68, passed away on October 20, 2009 at his home. Philip is survived by his wife of 6 years, Martha (Lincoln) Bryant, his children Keith Bryant of Virginia Beach, VA, Christopher Bryant of Canton and Pamela Kanellias of Norton, his grandchildren Dena and Erin Bryant and Marianne and Alex Kanellias, his father Warren Barney Bryant of Stoughton and his brothers, Russell Bryant of Ossipee, NH and Richard and Steven Bryant, both of Weymouth. He is predeceased by his mother Althea (Pettengill) Bryant. Philip was born in Boston and grew up in Weymouth. He served in the Coast Guard Reserve from 1960 to 1964. Philip drove cab nights and weekends for Green Taxi in South Weymouth from 1964 to 1965 and worked at Electroswitch as an apprentice. He had his own professional band, the PBT (Phil Bryant Trio) with Russ MacDonald and Dave Duross. They played at the North River House in Pembroke and the Hearthside in Hanover to name a few. He worked for the Foxboro Company from 1963 to 1985. In 1985 he sold his worldly belongings and went to the Virgin Islands for 20 years where he ran his own charter business and later became a captain on a barge before coming back to the states. He then ran private yachts as captain until he retired in 2003. He moved to Florida in 2002 on the east coast, then to Port Charlotte in 2004, just in time for Hurricane Charlie. Visiting will be held at the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.) S. Weymouth on Saturday October 31 from 11A.M. to 12 P.M., immediately followed by a Memorial Service at 12 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Phils memory to Tidewell Hospice, 12034 North Access Rd., Port Charlotte, FL 33981 or the hospice of your choice. If you would like to leave a message for the family, visit www.ccshepherd.com. We will all miss your great smile and your jokes. C. C. Shepherd Funeral Service Inc. 134 Pleasant St. S. Weymouth A Family serving Families for 100 years
Thomas J. Fay, age 70, of Woburn for more than twenty years formerly of Marblehead and Boston, passed away peacefully on March 8th at his home following a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Kelly A. (Doherty) Fay. Born in Boston he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Mary Ruth (Hooper) Fay.
Tom was a graduate of Weymouth High School and most recently was employed by the WNA Corp. of Chelmsford where he worked for several years as an auditor. Tom enjoyed listening to music, reading and watching all types of movies. His greatest joy came from spending time with his wife, children, extended family and friends.
In addition to his late parents, Tom is predeceased by his brother, the late Michael Fay. He is survived by his beloved wife Kelly and their children, Erin Fay of Washington D.C. and Ryan Fay of Woburn. He was the cherished brother of Rita Pecce and her husband Al of Quincy, Steven Fay and his Ellen of North Carolina, Bob Fay and his wife Lei of East Hampton. He was the son-in-law of Bob and Rita Doherty of Woburn and is further survived by his brother and sister in-laws, Bob Doherty and his wife Teresa of Woburn, Cheryl Braulik and her husband Rob of California, Tracy Surette and her husband Marty of Woburn, David Doherty and his wife Krista of Maine, Jody Doherty and her companion Mike Schoener of Needham. Tom is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Funeral services will be from the McLaughlin – Dello Russo Funeral Home, 60 Pleasant St., Woburn, Wednesday, March 13th, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours at the McLaughlin - Dello Russo Funeral Home will be will be held on Tuesday from 4 thru 8 p.m. Interment services will be private. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the Woburn Public Library Building Fund, 45 Pleasant St., Woburn, MA 01801 or to VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.
Steve was just always there; I feel we actually grew up together as I lived virtually around the corner on Pleasant Street. All through elementary school he intimidated me as I thought he was the tallest boy in the world. As we got older and only could wave occasionally, I do remember his gentle smile and wry sense of humor. Miss you, Steve.
Marion has been on my mind all these as the "tallest" girl in school. She lived near my sister in North Weymouth and we became good griends. She was shy but oh so much fun when we were together at her house or my sisters. You are never far from my memory, Marion, Love, Shirley
Daniel L. Buffington, 66, of Punta Gorda passed away December 12, 2007. He was born September 12, 1941 in Brookline, MA to Lloyd and Carol (Lovering) Buffington. Daniel was the owner of D. Buffington Plastering Company in Abington, MA and moved to Punta Gorda from Abington, MA in 2004. He was a member of the Moose, VFW in Punta Gorda, American Legion and Eagles. Daniel enjoyed playing horseshoes.
He will be greatly missed by his daughters, Lauren (Mario) Marinelli of Brockton, MA, Stacy of Holbrook, MA and Shannon Bishop of Raynham, MA; sons, Steve (Janet) Buffington of Carver, MA and Kurt Buffington of Somerville, MA; sister, Lois of Marshfield; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Daniel was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Buffington.
Chase, Carolyn H. (Hackett) of Weymouth, died November 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Beloved wife of Leslie E. Chase. Loving mother of Brian Chase of Weymouth, David Chase and his wife, Yvonne, of Weymouth, and Dorothy Chase- Bausemer and her husband, Christopher, of Weymouth and Virginia. Sister of Paul Hackett of Virginia, and Natalie Hackett of Weymouth. Cherished Grammy to Marisol, Nicholas, Catherine, Antonio, Sierra, and Gabrielle. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was a regular attendee at youth events, following her children and grandchildren through soccer, baseball, swimming and sailing, music, dance and drama. A 1960 Weymouth High School graduate, she was an avid athlete and played the accordion. After graduating from Bridgewater State College in 1964, she was a math and science educator in Kings Park Long Island and then a long term substitute math teacher and math and science educator in the Weymouth Public Schools, under the leadership of her favorite principal Edward “Buzzy” Knight. A Life member of Wessagussett Yacht Club, the Weymouth Heights Club, and a lifelong resident of Weymouth.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home NORTH WEYMOUTH at 40 Sea Street (off RT.3A-Bicknell Sq.) Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth at 10 AM. Burial will follow in Old North Cemetery, Weymouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 2, 598 North Street, Weymouth, MA, 02189
WEYMOUTH Gerald C. DiBona, a lifelong Weymouth resident, died on Thursday, November 29, 2008, at the Colonial Nursing Home in Weymouth. He was 66 years of age. A graduate of Weymouth High School, Mr. DiBona served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was a strong supporter of Vietnam Veterans. He had worked in the warehouse at Boston Scientific, as a machinist for Beckwith (Otis) Elevator and in earlier years at General Dynamics. He was an avid Boston sportsfan. Beloved son of the late Daniel and Veronica (Dulka) DiBona he is survived by a brother Daniel DiBona, Jr. married to Rita of Randolph and a sister Christine Langille married to Kenneth of Wayne, NJ. Loving nephew of Wanda Dulka of E. Weymouth and uncle of Nicole Langille. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the EAST WEYMOUTH McDonald Funeral Home, corner Middle & Charles Sts. (at 3 Charles St.), Sunday afternoon 12:00-2:00 p.m. A prayer service will conclude visitation at 2:00. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Mcdonald-funeralhomes.com
Smith, of Plymouth, Judith Ann, formerly of Quincy and Weymouth, died May 17, 2005 at the Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. She was the devoted wife of the late Joseph Wiley Smith. She was the loving mother of Wiley J. Smith of Pearl City, Hawaii. She was the beloved sister of Jim Krusas of Sandwich, Joseph Krusas of Vermont, and Laura Clarke of Arizona, and a Friend Bill W.. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm at The Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth. Private graveside service will take place Monday. Friends may call at the Cartmell Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Extra info. for obituary Born in Norwood, MA on Sept. 16, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Margaret (Griffon) Krusas. She was a graduate of Weymouth High school, and St. Luke's Nursing School. She was employed for many years at the Somerville Hospital as a Registered Nurse, until her retirement in 2003. She moved to Plymouth in 1976 coming from Quincy and Weymouth. She enjoyed Gardening and loved her family.
Carole and I were close friends in high school but I lost touch with her and never saw her again after the spring of 1960. I was so dissappointed that she never attended any of our reunions. During our high scool years on most evenings I would walk up to the drugstore in Bicknell Square and call Carole. We would talk for hours. She was my high school sweetheart and regret that I never had the opportuniy to see her again. I've never forgotten Carole and never will. richard connerty
From Bitsy Smith on July 8th, 2010
Oh my..............Carole was so full of life..hard to believe she's gone. She and I loved WHS so much, instead of graduating in 1960, we stayed another year! Neither one of us liked school so much...so we tried to make it more fun! Mr. Lyons was a little upset when we multidrupled the recipe for Alum and had everyone in Chemistry up to thier butts in foam !!
GUSTAFSON Donald R., Jr. “The Don” of North Weymouth and Foxboro, died March 23, 2015. He was 74. Don was born at Quincy City Hospital in 1941 and was raised in North Weymouth. He spent his youth playing little league baseball for the Weymouth Herring League, the town's first ever Little League, started in 1952. He graduated from Weymouth High school, spent some time playing semi-pro baseball for the Cape Cod League and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the proud co-owner of Reed's Auto Radiator Shop in Norwood with his late brother Paul A. Gustafson for 25 years. Don served as Secretary of the Norwood Rotary Association from 1980-1986. He brought up his family in Foxboro and worked as a metal tradesman for the Local 537 in Boston for the past 19 years. Don was an avid college basketball and football fan, with his all time favorite teams being Notre Dame and Boston College. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, attending their sporting events and making long weekend trips to Dennisport and Plymouth to be by the ocean. He will be remembered for his love of family, devotion to his friends and his work ethic. Devoted father of Krystn M. Gustafson of Foxboro and Katherine V. Hill and her husband Joshua of Foxboro. Former husband of Michelle (Moroz) Gustafson of Foxboro. Cherished “Grampy” of Ava Leigh and Andrew Reid Hill. Loving brother of Richard and Jimmy Gustafson of North Weymouth and the late Paul Gustafson. Uncle of Rhonda Ann Lotti. Very special friend of David Lacey of Melrose, David Kelly of Billerica, Stevie and Darcey Hassett of Foxboro and James Yowell of Attleboro. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home NORTH WEYMOUTH at 40 Sea Street (off RT.3A-Bicknell Sq.) Funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 7:00 P.M. Burial in Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Don may be made to the Weymouth Little League, PO Box 134 East Weymouth, MA 02189. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonherald/obituary.aspx?pid=174488016#sthash.yOJ50ifM.dpuf
Kenneth E. Robbins, age 73, of Weymouth and formerly of Brockton, died peacefully on July 25, 2015 while surrounded by his loving daughters. Ken was born in Brockton and was the loving son of Howard W. Robbins of Weymouth and the late Marian J. Tower. Ken was a graduate of Weymouth Vocational High School, Class of 1960. He raised his girls predominantly in Brockton and when they were younger he was very active in all of their activities. He joined the Army during the 60s, serving stateside, and later began a 43 year career with Stop and Shop; working as a manager in various stores on the south shore. Ken was Mr. Patriot; he was a season ticket holder since 1970 and he loved attending games with his daughters and friends. He was also fond of horse and dog racing and enjoyed his road trips with his partner Joe Cavaleri of Randolph. Ken was a longtime member of Local 1445, enjoyed softball when he was younger, and loved being with his girls and their families. Ken was the loving father of Nicole M. Harvey and her husband Timothy of CA, Kristin L. Suzor and her husband Jason of Avon, Amy E. Vaughn and her husband Daniel of Brockton, and Dawn M. Bradbury and her husband Derek of East Bridgewater. Loving Grampa to his 17 grandchildren. Brother of Nancy L. Noyce and her husband Harold of Weymouth, Janet E. Lovett of WA, and the late Joan Veldhuis. Longtime companion of Barbara D. Galvin of Weymouth and also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends and family are invited to a Funeral Service in the East Bridgewater Prophett- Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 35 Spring St., East Bridgewater on Tuesday at 7 pm., with a visitation period beginning at 5 pm. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Bay State Dr, Braintree, MA 02184. For online guest book www.ccgfuneralhome.com East Bridgewater Prophett-Chapman Cole & Gleason 508-697-4332 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-ledger/obituary.aspx?pid=175373032#sthash.xeEgpa5S.dpuf
From The Patriot Ledger Quincy, MA [slightly modified] KINGSTON, N.H. -- Phillip B. Cleaves, 54, of Kingston, N.H., a retired computer equipment analyst for the U.S. Government, died Monday at the Lahey-Hitchcock Medical Center in Burlington.
Mr. Cleaves was born in Weymouth. He graduated from Weymouth High School. He matriculated at Dartmouth College but graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
He was a disabled Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Mr. Cleaves worked for 2-8 years as a computer equipment analyst for the U.S. Government Defense Contract Management District in East Boston retiring in 1995.
He enjoyed golfing, and was a former member of Furnace Brook Golf Club of Quincy. He was an enthusiastic sports fan, and enjoyed skiing, hiking, and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Karen (Danaby) Cleaves; a daughter, Patrice D. Cleaves of Kingston; his mother, Barbara (Libbey) Cleaves of Weymouth; a brother, Bradford S. Cleaves of Norwell; and a niece and a nephew.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery, Newton Junction, N.H.
Visiting hours will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 246 Walnut St., Newton, 02158.
Phil was born Jan. 1, 1943 and passed away on June 23, 1997.
Richard E. Hoole, 72 years of age passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the South Shore Hospital. He was born in Medford and resided in Weymouth for nearly all of his life. He was the former owner of Central Square Citgo station in East Weymouth and owned the Central Garage. In addition he had been a mechanic for the Town of Weymouth School Department for 15 years. He graduated from Weymouth High School with the class of 1960. He belonged to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Dick was an avid boater having owned a number of sailboats and power boats. He was President of the Quincy Bay Race Week on three separate occasions over the years. He was a Past Commodore and Life Member of the Wessagusset Yacht Club, Weymouth and a Life Member of the South Shore Yacht Club located at the Hingham line. He belonged to the National Rifle Association and the Braintree Rifle Club. He is survived by his devoted wife Marjorie E. (Dwight) Hoole. He was the loving father of Laura M. Rindone married to Vincent Rindone of Reading and Gregory R. Hoole married to Shawna Hoole of Marshfield. He was the cherished grandfather of Aidyn and James Hoole and Mabel and Olive Williams all of Marshfield. Visiting hours will be at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home 516 Washington St., Braintree on Friday, November 22nd from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at the Braintree Peck Funeral Home on Saturday, November 22nd at 11:00 A.M. The interment will be private. Memorial donations may be sent to Quincy Bay Race Week c/o Carol Johnson, 20 Willow Avenue, North Weymouth, MA 02191.
Thelma and I were good friends from the time she moved to Weymouth till her death over 30 years ago. She came from a large, warm family that always made you feel welcome. I have missed her friendship and still remember our good times together with Lois and Mary Ann.
From Lois Liquori Rand on May 18th, 2010
I remember Thelma as a beautiful girl taken too young by breast cancer. We were the best of friends in high school. She was a very happy girl and always willing to give herself over to anyone who needed help. I was away at the time of her death but remember her fondly. I believe she is survived by two daughters.
I was living in Florida when I received word that my cousin Linda was dying. She pased away a few weeks later, much too young to die at age 22. She never had a chance to fulfill all her dreams. I know all of our family never really got over her death, but especially her mother and father and two brothers, Dick and Tom. I am happy to see that her class has not forgotten her.
From Shirley Smith Waldron on May 5th, 2010
"Dinni" was probably one of my closest friends outside of actual school. Our social friends intertwined with so many from school and Quincy. She was usually shy until with a small group, then watch out. We had so many plans for Florida after she graduated from college that we did not get to realize. I still wear that old green sweatshirt she gave me. I promised her parents that if I were ever to marry and have a daughter, the name given her would be Linda and that is one promise I was happily able to fulfill on April 14, 1968. I still think of her in a very special way. Thank you, Dinni, for the memories.
Ben and I grew up together, same neighborhood, from the time we were eight years old. We enjoyed a wonderful childhood, riding bikes, sleigh riding, ice skating, the beach, family outings, etc. He was my classmate through high school and later on we married. and had two daughters, Patricia and Nancy. They gave us four wonderful grandchildren, Megan, Daniel, Stephanie and Samatha.
We traveled with the Navy and Ben spent three tours of duty in Vietnam. While there he received a purple heart and also a silver star. He was in Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal, jump qualified and was very well thought of by all the men in his unit. He went from a second class in the Navy at the time we married (Jan 1964)to a Lieutenant at the time of his death in August 1977.
He never stopped going to school so in August 1977, the dean and president of Southern Illinois University delivered his bachelors degree postumously, at my home, to his daughters. He had studied Industrial Safety and would have used that knowledge after retirement.
He was an avid sports enthusiast. He spent time with San Diego mountain rescue, teaching mountain survival and safety and gave demonstrations to local law agencies. He coached swimming, women's volleyball, kids baseball and served on a committee that judged the local science fair. He had just started teaching College Algebra part time when he died suddenly at the age of 35.
He is survived by his wife, daughters, grandchildren and a host of friends. He is still missed.
From Mary Hooper on April 8th, 2010
Ben and I both worked at South Shore Hospital while in HS. He was a cheerful guy and it's sad to know I won't see him again.
Patricia F. (Boudreau) Gokey of Weymouth, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 23, 2014, at Brigham and Womens Hospital after a 4-month battle with cancer. She was 71. She worked for many years as a secretary for Mass Electric in Weymouth until her retirement in 2004. Born and raised in Weymouth, Patricia was a 1960 graduate of Weymouth High School. She was a volunteer at the Ralph Talbot Elementary School in Weymouth. Patricia was an avid reader. She enjoyed cooking and spending time near the ocean. She lived life to the fullest and will be sorely missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was the loving mother of Lauren M. Howland and her husband Scott of Pembroke, and Brian S. Gokey of Weymouth; daughter of Frances C. (Gardner) Boudreau of Weymouth, and the late William E. Boudreau; sister of Gerald Boudreau of Weymouth, Joan Boudreau of Houston, Texas, and the late William Boudreau Jr.; grandmother of Jennifer Adams and her husband Corey, Taylor Howland and Amanda Howland; great-grandmother of Chase and Colby Adams. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited Patricias memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Calvary Chapel, 175 Market Street, Rockland, with a gathering to follow. Arrangements by McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, Weymouth. See www.Keohane.com for online condolences