Obituary: Constance ‘Sally’ Sotir

Constance ‘Sally’ Sotir, at 56
Constance “Sally” Sotir, a longtime Hull resident, died unexpectedly on July 31, after a brief illness. She was 56. 
Ms. Sotir was born and raised in Avon and graduated from Avon High School. She was the daughter of Anne J. and Costa G. Sotir, who predeceased her, and the sister of Mark. She battled cerebral palsy her entire life, but was a strong, proud, and determined person who embraced her independence. 
Ms. Sotir was an animal lover, enjoyed listening to music and singing, and was the unofficial president of the Bruce Springsteen Fan Club. She was also an avid sports fan who enjoyed cheering on the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics. 
Internment and prayer service are scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. at the Village Cemetery in Hull. 

Obituary: Vivian A. Paglierani

Vivian A. Paglierani, at 70
Vivian A. Paglierani, of Hull, died Aug. 11. She was 70. 
Mrs. Paglierani was a resident of Hull for the past 47 years. She always enjoyed sewing, the ocean, and lighthouses. 
Beloved wife of Victor M. Paglierani of Hull; mother of Victor A. Paglierani of Maine and the late Catherine Johnson; she was the sister of Mary Sullivan of Billerica, Earle Wyman of West Virginia, and Catherine Sutherland of Florida. Mrs. Paglierani also was the grandmother of Suzanne Texiera and Michael and Christopher Johnson; and the great grandmother of Halle Johnson. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 1-3 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 3 Charles St., East Weymouth, followed by her funeral service at 3. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
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Obituary: Kenneth P. Myrer

Kenneth P. Myrer, at 71
Kenneth P. Myrer, 71, of New Hampshire, formerly of Hull, rode his Harley to heaven on July 12. He was born in Boston and was the son of the late Ann [Curry] and Earl Myrer. 
Mr. Myrer spent most of his career as a quality control inspector at Teradyne in Boston before retiring to Tamworth, N.H. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a past director of South Shore Harley Owners Group in Brockton. He was also one of many co-founders of the ACRC charity group that raised money to send children with AIDS to camp, and a member of the Wall Nuts of Wollaston Beach. He loved riding his Harley and spending time with his family and friends at his log cabin in New Hampshire.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sandra M. [Tierney] Myrer; his children, Rinda J. Myrer and her fiancé, Tom Hobbs, of New Hampshire, David J. Myrer and his fiancée, Darcy Sweezy, of Weymouth, and Pamela J. Hutchinson and her husband, Raymond, of Florida. He also leaves his brother, Paul Myrer; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Myrer; his sister, Jeanne Leona; and a son, Robert E. Howland. 
Mr. Myrer will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. A celebration of his life was held in Quincy on Aug. 12.

Obituary: Michael J. Connelly, Sr.

Michael J. Connelly, Sr., at 76
Michael John Connelly, Sr. was born in Boston on Oct. 4, 1940. A Hull resident, he died of a heart attack on Friday, July 21. 
Mr. Connelly was the oldest child of Genevieve and John Connelly, a principal with Boston schools. He grew up in Dorchester and joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War, but was honorably discharged because of asthma.
Mr. Connelly raised his family in Quincy. He worked on computer guidance systems for rockets at Draper Laboratory, which was affiliated with MIT in Cambridge. He was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen Kelly, and oldest son, Michael John Connelly, Jr. His second son, Mark Pedrelli, is married to Robin Pedrelli. They live in Natick with their three sons, Leo, Lucas, and Simon Michael. Mr. Connelly’s daughter, Heather Mariacher, lives in Charlton. He dearly loved his family.
Mr. Connelly moved to Hull, where he met Judeth Van Hamm, his life partner for 31 years. After leaving Draper Laboratory, he worked as the keeper at the Hull Lifesaving Museum, where he enjoyed sharing Hull’s lifesaving history with visitors. He retired from the museum when Ms. Van Hamm’s focus moved on to saving the Paragon Carousel. 
Mr. Connelly continued his interest in electronics. He and Ms. Van Hamm began riding electric bicycles. Sometimes he brought his dog Gold for a ride in a “chariot” pulled by his electric bike. After then state senator Robert Hedlund was successful in obtaining a law to allow low speed vehicles in Massachusetts, the pair acquired a Club Car Villager that looks like a golf cart and a Club Car Carryall, a utility vehicle, which Mr. Connelly was frequently seen driving in Hull, including on weekly shopping trips to Riddle’s Supermart, Nantasket Paint and Hardware, and Nantasket Pharmacy in Kenberma.
The pair shared a belief in God and a love of the beauty of Hull, classical music, and delicious organic food. Mr. Connelly felt the most important things in life were love and gratitude. He enjoyed hosting guests at their home on Hullportside Street, which he named. 
Mr. Connelly loved his partner’s sons: Brook Wiers, who is travelling, and Blake Wiers and his wife, Deborah Thomas Wiers, of San Francisco. 
There will be a gathering to share memories of Michael Connelly at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Ave. You might like to bring food to share and perhaps wear something gold or yellow, his favorite color. 
Call Judeth Van Hamm at 781 925-5665 for more information. Look for a brick remembering Michael at the Paragon Carousel.

Obituary: James N. Reichardt, Jr.

James N. Reichardt, Jr., at 26
James N. Reichardt Jr., of Hull, died unexpectedly on Aug. 7. He was 26.
The beloved son of Linda [Prezioso] Reichardt of Hull and James N. Reichardt, Sr. of Hingham; father of Ava Rose Hatch of Hingham; brother of Suzanne Reichardt, Sean Reichardt, and Amanda Twombly, all of Hull. Mr. Reichardt also was the loving grandson of Joan Prezioso of Quincy and the late Fred Prezioso and Kathleen Reichardt; great grandson of the late Florence Antonucci. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday, 2-6 p.m., at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A Celebration of Life will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, prior to the funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church at 10. Burial will be private. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope House, 8 Farnham St., Boston, MA 02119 or Learn 2 Cope, 4 Court St., #110, Taunton, MA 02780.  For online condolences, visit 

Obituary: Dean Klucevsek

Dean Klucevsek, at 64
Dean “Dino” Klucevsek, age 64, a lifelong resident of Hull, died July 1, surrounded by his loving family, who will miss his kindness, generous spirit, sense of humor, and the wonderful pleasure of his company. 
Mr. Klucevsek was a Boston cabdriver for many years and enjoyed both driving and meeting a large and diverse cross-section of people. He was intellectually curious on a vast variety of subjects and an avid reader. He loved the Boston Red Sox, tending to rosebushes, his dogs – especially Mindy – spending time with his many longtime friends and family, and the solace of Hull Gut.
He is survived by his brother and sister in law, Larry and Carol Klucevsek; sister Doreen Klucevsek; and brothers Bob and Frank Klucevsek. He is also survived by his two devoted nieces: Francesca Whalen of Chicago and Dorothea Whalen of Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Klucevsek was preceded by his parents, Frank and Dorothea Klucevsek; and his sister, Carolyn Brown.
There will be a memorial gathering on Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. Please RSVP to 781 214-9096.

Obituary: Albert T. Albanese

Albert T. Albanese, at 92
Albert T. Albanese died at Seasons Hospice Facility in Milton on Monday. He was 92. 
Mr. Albanese was born in Brockton and raised in Hull. He was a graduate of Hingham High School. He entered the Navy during World War II. He was awarded the Victory Medal, the American Area Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal. 
Mr. Albanese had worked as a commercial clam digger in Hull for more than 70 years. He also worked his entire career as a rigger at the Quincy Shipyard, retiring in 1985. He was an avid bowler and loved gardening. 
The beloved husband of the late Muriel V. [Taylor] Albanese and Dorothy Roderick; he was the devoted father of Timothy Albanese and his wife, Suzanne, of Braintree, Dorothy Albanese of Scituate, Thomas Albanese and his wife, Lisa, of Whitman, John Albanese and his wife, Gina, of Pembroke, Carole Walling of Rockland, Jack Kecskemety and Mariruth Castle, both of Hull, Stephen Kecskemety of New Hampshire, Joe Ford of Plymouth, Debi Madden of Brockton, Larry Ford of Taunton, Steven Ford of Florida, Russell Ford of Virginia, and the late Jimmy Albanese and Patricia McGrath. Mr. Albanese is also survived by many adoring grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
At his request, services will be private. Donations in his memory may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were handled by the Peck Funeral Home in Braintree.

Obituary: George B. Berg

George B. Berg, at 79
Funeral services were held Wednesday for retired Hull teacher George B. Berg, 79, of Weymouth, who died July 28 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
A graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Boston, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Curry College in Milton, and his master’s in education from Bridgewater State University.
Mr. Berg was the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) teacher and advisor at Hull High School for many years. He also served on the DECA Executive Committee and as a treasurer for the organization. He taught accounting at the former New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Kenmore Square.
During the early 1980s, Mr. Berg was the manager of the Alliance Drum and Bugle Corps of Greater Boston, an activity he enjoyed with his wife, who fed the corps while travelling the events circuit.
Affectionately known to his grandchildren as “Papa,”
Mr. Berg enjoyed attending their sporting events, working in his yard, and tending to his koi pond.
He was the husband of Jean M. [Camuso] Berg. The two had been married for 54 years
Mr. Berg also leaves three children: George A. Berg and his wife, Linda, of Weymouth, Anne Marie Berg of San Diego, and Christopher W. Berg and his wife, Kimberly, of Marion; a sister, Arlene Berg Hall of Medway; and his grandchildren, Joshua, Daniel, Amanda, Meghan, and Gabriella. He was predeceased by his sisters, Lorraine Biagiotti and Rosemary Nash.
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian St., South Weymouth, MA 02190. 
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Obituary: Joseph P. White

Joseph P. White, at 81
Joseph Paul White, of La Quinta, California, died July 1. He was 81.
Born at home in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to Paul and Catherine [Newton] White, Mr. White grew into a standout athlete who played football for Pottsville High School. After graduation, he studied for a year at Massanutten Military Academy. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1958, where he had pledged St. Anthony’s Hall (Delta Phi) and was a member of the “V” Club and Eli Banana. He played three years of varsity football and was named an all-conference tackle.
Following college, he served as a lieutenant in the Army. Mr. White requested a posting overseas, but instead was assigned to the Nike missile air-defense base on Hog Island – now called Spinnaker Island – in Hull.
A chance encounter at a coffee shop led to a 55-year marriage to the love of his life, Maureen Bergan White. He was quickly adopted as a son by his in-laws, Dr. William M. “Doc” Bergan and his wife, Marion.
Mr. White is survived by his wife, Maureen, and his adoring daughters, Elizabeth Barron White and Catherine Ann White. He was predeceased by an older sister, Joan Marie White Dewald.
He worked for 46 years in the insurance and financial planning field for ManuLife, Lincoln Financial, and John Hancock. Stints in California, Richmond, Washington, D.C., and 27 years in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania created a lifetime of memories, friendships, and wonderful stories.
Mr. White loved his time at Massunutten and at University of Virginia and kept in contact with many of his St. Anthony brothers. He especially loved his years playing tennis. His family was often regaled with the heroic play that seemed to happen on Men’s Night, where it was “four at the net and the ball never hit the ground.”
Mr. White will be laid to rest in St. Paul’s Parish in Hingham.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400331, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

Obituary: Edward F. Hanlon

Edward F. Hanlon, at 95
Edward Francis Hanlon, 95, of Hull, formerly of Boston and Randolph, died peacefully July 4. 
Mr. Hanlon graduated from Jamaica Plain Agricultural High School in 1940 and enlisted in the Navy in 1942. He survived the sinking of the USS Southern Seas in Okinawa on Oct. 9, 1945. 
Mr. Hanlon was a union carpenter. For most of his life, his hobby was organic gardening, which he pursued with passion. 
The beloved husband of the late Anne [McCarthy] Hanlon; he was the loving father of Joan Morey of Hull, Anne Keane and her husband, Roy, of Hanson, Mary Davis and her husband, Ray, of Cohasset, Edward Hanlon and his wife, Diane, of Hanson, Paula Hanlon of Hull, Mark Hanlon of Halifax, and Michael Hanlon and his wife, Marie, of Hull. Dear brother of James Hanlon of Scituate and the late William Hanlon, Kathleen Bystrom, Agnes Bradley, and Margaret Harrington; Mr. Hanlon also leaves 17 grandchildren and great-children; and several nieces and nephews. 
Visiting hours will be held Friday, from 4-7 p.m., in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Church, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull. Interment will be private. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Norwell VNA & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA. 02061. 
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Obituary: Jeffrey D. Gerstl

Jeffrey D. Gerstl, at 70

Jeffrey D. Gerstl, of Franklin, formerly of Framingham and Hull, died July 3. He was 70. 
Beloved husband of Sheila [Chonin] Gerstl; dear son of the late Sam Gerstl and Ruth [Stein] Gerstl; devoted father of Brian Gerstl and Robert Gerstl. Loving brother of Mark Gerstl, Cindy Gerstl and her wife, Julie Kern, and the late Paul Gerstl; dear grandfather of Cody Gerstl; he also was a wonderful uncle, cousin, and friend to all who loved him. 
Graveside services at Sharon Memorial Park, 43 Dedham St., Sharon, will be held Friday at 12:45 pm. Mourners should gather at the rear of the Administration Building. 
Memorial observance will be at his late residence throughout the weekend. Remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., Boston, MA 02110. 

Obituary: Irma H. Mooney

Irma H. Mooney, at 89
Irma H. [Hunt] Mooney (Hunt), age 89, of Weymouth, died – surrounded by her loving family – on June 15. She was born in Brockton, grew up in Hull, and attended Hingham schools. She was a graduate of the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. She met her husband, Richard, while attending college in Boston. They soon got married, started a family in Brookline, then settled in Weymouth in 1955, where they raised their family. 
Mrs. Mooney always stayed in touch with her roots, taking many family trips to Nantasket Beach in Hull where she grew up. She was fun, witty, compassionate, and will always be remembered for her love for her family, lifelong nursing career, playing bridge, and her passion for all sports. 
The beloved wife of the late Richard P. Mooney, she is the loving mother of Rick Mooney and his wife, Carol, of Weymouth, Donna Bradford of Florida, Jan DePari of Bridgewater, Jeffrey Mooney and his wife, Mary, of Marshfield, Pamela Needle and her husband, Bill, of Florida, and Thomas Mooney of Hanover. She was the devoted sister of Avis Studley and her husband, Tom, of Hingham; and also is survived by 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. 
Services were held today, with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Weymouth. Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. For online condolences please visit

Obituary: Holly Hall

Holly Hall, at 54
Holly [Marrone] Hampe Hall, 54, of Pembroke, former longtime resident of Hull, died June 14, after a courageous battle with cancer. 
Holly married the late Ariulf Eric Hampe in 1985; they settled in Hull and had eight children together. She treasured him and always held a special place for him in her heart and could never forget the bond they had. Family and friends would describe Holly to have a heart of gold; she would sacrifice anything for all of her children, family, and friends. 
Many would describe her as their “best friend.” She was a child at heart, and would do anything to put a smile on someone’s face. She was a happy, loving, and easygoing woman who cherished holidays, and tried so hard to giver her children a magical experience and special individual time with each one. 
Holly leaves her husband since 2007, Richard Hall of Pembroke. She was the beloved daughter of Ethel [Cochis] Marrone and the late Paul F. Marrone of Randolph; and mother of Kara Valerie Ouagague and her husband Abderrahmane of San Diego, Karen Hampe of Pembroke, Karl Hampe of Quincy, Kurt Hampe of Quincy, George Hampe of Hull, Anton Hampe of Quincy, Richard Hampe of Hanson, and Monica Hampe of Pembroke. She was the adored grandmother of Yusef, Farris, Safia, Sirene, Ashton, Malik, and Anthony; and leaves her brothers, Gregory Marrone of Pembroke, John Marrone of Foxboro, Nicholas Marrone of Taunton; and a sister, Andrea Farretta of Weymouth. 
Serices and burial at Hull Village Cemetery took place today. For online guestbook, visit

Obituary: Lawrence N. Papouleas

Lawrence N. Papouleas, at 71
Lawrence Nicholas Papouleas, 71, died April 23, at the Halifax Health Hospice in Edgewater, Florida.  
Son of the late Chris and Lillian Papouleas, Larry was born in Boston. Since his father owned a grocery and other businesses in Hull, including a company called Interstate Provision that locals knew as Chris’s, and his mother’s family lived in Florida, the family spent each year traveling between the two states.
So Mr. Papouleas attended both New Smyrna Beach High School and Hull High School, graduating from the latter in 1963. He graduated with a degree in business administration from Northeastern University in 1968. He worked as an accountant in Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida for several years. Eventually, he worked as office manager for a law firm in Titusville for about 25 years.
Mr. Papouleas loved stamp collecting and gardening, especially working with plants native to Florida. He had many friends and was like an uncle or grandfather to their children. He also sponsored children through child charities. 
Mr. Papouleas is survived by his sister Karen and her spouse, Elizabeth Wills; his aunts, Marie Simmons Goodrich and Ida Simmons Goodrich; and several cousins. 
Memorial services were held in Florida, with burial at New Smyrna-Edgewater Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care Center – Edgewater, 4140 South Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, FL 32141. 

Obituary: Jeffrey Q. Ast

Jeffrey Q. Ast, at 25
Jeffrey Q. Ast, of Hull, died June 1.  He was 25.
He grew up in Hingham, where he attended Plymouth River, middle, and high school. Mr. Ast was also a student at Fryeburg Academy. He recently moved to Hull. 
Mr. Ast loved hockey; it was his passion in life. He played for Hingham Youth, NEH, NECDL, Hingham Harbormen and Fryeburg Academy. He was a huge Bruins fan and loved all sports. He enjoyed biking and being outdoors. 
Mr. Ast will be remembered for his big heart, sense of humor, and caregiving personality. He was an incredibly creative and thoughtful woodworker, and he loved his family and his dog Henry more than anything in the world. He will never be forgotten. 
He was the beloved son of Gary Ast and Joan Quenneville, of Hingham and Hull; loving brother of Julianne Strathman and her husband, Evan, of Lafayette, Calif.; dear grandson of Anne and Ray Quenneville of Suffield, Conn., and the late Richard and Pauline Ast; nephew of Gene and Steve LaBrie of Leicester, John Quenneville of Suffield, Conn., and the late Patsy Wilhoite Bocz; cousin of Evan and Rachel LaBrie of Leicester and Toni Bocz. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at See for online condolences.

Obituary: Carol A. Froio

Carol A. Froio, at 81
Carol Ann [Lind] Froio of Hull, formerly of Cohasset, died June 5. She was 81.
Mrs. Froio graduated from Matignon High School and attended Vesper George School of Art and Cardinal Cushing College in Brookline. She worked at South Shore Surgical Associates in Scituate as a medical secretary until she retired. 
Mrs. Froio loved life and brought smiles and laughter to everyone she knew. She adored everything about the ocean and wanted to share it with others, especially her husband, Ralph. Mrs. Froio also loved animals, antiques, and she was especially interested in interior design. Walking, swimming, tennis, and golf were among her interests, but family was her number one priority. She was a member of Cohasset Golf Club since 1976 and also a member at Riddles Bay Golf Club in Bermuda. 
She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Ralph Froio; son Sal Cesario and his wife, Elena, of Hull; and daughters Debbie Tagliente and her husband, Peter, and Carolyn Farrell and her husband, Timothy, all of Hanson. She was the grandmother of five: Nicholas, Olivia, Timothy, Lucy, and Evanna. Mrs. Froio was predeceased by her first husband, Salvatore Cesario.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 30, at the Cohasset Golf Club, 175 Lamberts Lane, at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pat Roche Hospice Home, c/o Norwell VNA & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061.
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Obituary: Priscilla H. West

Priscilla H. West, at 73
Priscilla H. [Hamlin] West, of Hull, died June 3. She was 73.
As a young child, Mrs. West traveled the world while she grew up. She lived and went to school in places such as Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, London, and Costa Rica. She and her family eventually moved to the United States. She moved to Hull about 25 years ago. 
Mrs. West held a bachelor’s degree from Wheelock College and was a kindergarten teacher for Boston Public Schools for 30 years. She loved playing Sudoku and online jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed watching her DVR, especially the TV show, “Law and Order.” Her passions in life were teaching and her many pets. She was honest and unfiltered, but giving, loving, and very generous. She enjoyed sharing her many interesting stories from her travels. She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. 
Dear wife of 36 years of the late Wayne West; loving sister of Mary Hamlin of Texas; cherished aunt of Rachel Bramson, her husband, Ben Giese, and their children, Noah and Abbey Rose Giese of Texas, and the late Ruth Bramson. She also is survived by her devoted niece and best friend, Toby Camillone of Berkley, and her children, Presley and Italia. Her beloved pug, Trixie, will keenly miss Mrs. West. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the burial at Hull Village Cemetery on Wednesday, June 14, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her name to the Hull Public Library, 9 Main St., Hull, MA 02045. See for online condolences. 

Obituary: Ruth H. Reed

Ruth H. Reed, at 71
Hull resident Ruth H. [Jackle] Reed died peacefully on Wednesday, May 31, at the age of 71.
Mrs. Reed worked for The Boston Herald in the automotive advertising dept. for 30 years and absolutely loved her job. She was a wholesome woman with a heart of gold. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Beloved wife of 39 years of Robert Reed; loving sister of Karl Jackle of Stoughton and the late Adolf Jackle and Jean Levine; Mrs. Reed also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, 4-7 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. Her funeral servicebegins at 6:30 p.m. at Pyne Keohane.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Obituary: Noreen E. Cronin

Noreen E. Cronin, at 80
Noreen Elizabeth [Jennings] Cronin, of Hingham, died peacefully at Brigham and Women’s Hospital June 4. She was 80.
Mrs. Cronin was born in Boston, and was raised in Watertown and Hull. She married the love of her life, Arthur Cronin, Jr., in 1959. The couple settled in Hingham, where they raised their two sons.
Mrs. Cronin was a devoted and loving mother. She was very proud of her family and was excited to become “Grammie” to her two grandchildren. She loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She enjoyed many summers on the South Shore with her family, from the Cape to Hull’s Gunrock Beach. Known for her kindness and warm smile, Mrs. Cronin always remembered the smallest details of her friends’ and family’s lives.
Mrs. Cronin was educated at Hingham High School and the Chandler School for Women in Boston. A dedicated and hard worker, she was employed at Hitchcock Shoes in Hingham for more than 20 years. It was at Chandler School and Hitchcock Shoes where she met many of her oldest and dearest friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
The beloved wife of the late Arthur A. Cronin, Jr.; loving mother of Arthur Cronin, III and his wife, Judith, of Beverly, and Brian Cronin and his wife, Susan, of Scituate; cherished Grammie of Elizabeth Hannan and her husband, Justin, and Michael Cronin, all of Beverly; Mrs. Cronin was also very special to many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 a.m. Saturday, prior to the funeral Mass in St. Paul’s Church, Hingham at 10. Burial will follow, at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The ALS Association, Attn: For Pete’s Sake/Pete Frates Home Health Initiative, 150 Wood Rd., Suite 300, Braintree, MA 02184.

Obituary: Theresa M. Laverty

Theresa M. Laverty, at 91
Theresa M. Laverty, 91, died, surrounded by her friends, at South Shore Hospital on Wednesday.
Miss Laverty was born in Cambridge and lived in Hull for the past 80 years. She was the daughter of Walter and Margaret [Carroll] Laverty, sister of Virginia Laverty, and cousin of Patricia Mulligan, all of Hull. They all predeceased her.
Miss Laverty was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro, and Hingham High School. She worked for Thomas Black Insurance Co. in Boston for 45 years. She was a very kind and generous person, especially when it came to animals.
Miss Laverty was a member of St Mary of the Assumption Church Sodality and was a daily communicant at St. Ann’s Church. She leaves her beloved friends, Patricia Coyne, and the Bergan-Sylvester family, all of Hull.
Visitation will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at St. Ann’s Church prior to her funeral Mass at 11. Burial at Hull Village Cemetery will follow. Memorial donations may be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, PO Box 787, Hull, MA 02045.