Obituary: Lee Ann Whittaker

Lee Ann Whittaker, at 56
Lee Ann Whittaker died July 23. She was 56. 
She was a latch-hook enthusiast and always enjoyed playing Pokemon Go. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Wife of Paul D. Waite of Hingham; daughter of Jane (Nash) Whittaker of Braintree and the late Leon Whittaker; she was the mother of Brendon Whittaker of Braintree and Nathan Waite of Hull; the sister of Gail Moore of Riverside, CA, Mark Whittaker of Plymouth, Glen Whittaker of Maine; and the grandmother of Elowyn Whittaker, also of Maine.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Saturday, 1-5 p.m., in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 809 Main St., South Weymouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wellspring Multi Service Center, 814 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045. 

Obituary: William F. Hennessey

William F. Hennessey, at 92
William F. Hennessey, of the South End and Hull, and formerly of West Roxbury, died peacefully July 20. He was 92. 
Mr. Hennessey was a graduate of Boston Latin School, class of 1943, and Harvard College, class of 1947, and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He was a retired principal and teacher for the Boston public schools. 
Loving husband of the late Alice G. (Moloney) Hennessey, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage, he is survived by his sibling, Sister Mary Hennessey, R.C., of Chicago. He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph F. Hennessey, and his sisters, Ann Praught and Angela Heffernan. 
Mr. Hennessey was the devoted father of Billy Hennessey and his wife, Liz, of Milford; Sean Hennessey and his partner, Loc Duong, of the South End; Mara Hennessey and her husband, David Johansen, of New York City; Paula Hennessey, of Cambridge; Katie Hennessey and her husband, Brook Batteau, of Shelburne Falls; and grandfather of Leah Hennessey of New York City and Alouette Batteau of Shelburne Falls. He also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. 
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, from 4-7 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (lower church), 1400 Washington St., Boston. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m., also at the cathedral (lower church). Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

Obituary: Annette M. Everett

Annette M. Everett, at 78
Annette M. (Curley) Everett, of Norwell, formerly of Milton, died July 27. She was 78.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Everett was valedictorian of the Monsignor Ryan High School, class of 1957, and graduated from the Boston School of Business Education. After graduation, she worked for many years for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and then moved on to raise a family. Years later, she returned to the work force at TJ Maxx in Norwell, where she would regale anybody who would listen with stories of her childhood at Crescent Beach in Hull. 
Beloved wife of Willard C. “Bill” Everett Jr., she was the loving mother of Dana B. Everett, of Norwell; and sister of Marie Singh, of Largo, Fla., (formerly of Milton), and Francis Curley, of Milton. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 9 a.m. in Saint Helen’s Church, 383 Washington St., Norwell. Interment will follow, at Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne, at 11:30 a.m. 
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Obituary: Adeline DelBene

Adeline DelBene, at 72
Adeline (Bevilacqua) DelBene, 72, of Medford and Hull, died peacefully July 14 after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. She was a longtime employee of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and a server at Regina Pizzeria in Boston’s North End. 
Loving wife of the late James DelBene, she was the devoted daughter of the late Louise (Polcari) and Charles Bevilacqua; and loving sister of Anthony Bevilacqua, of Hull, Susan Buckley and her husband, Kevin, of Burlington, and Charles Bevilacqua and his wife, Karen, of Arizona. She also was a much-loved aunt of Joy Littrell, Jessica Downing, Steven Buckley, and Michelle Buckley; and great-aunt of Emma, Savannah, Isabella, Noah, and Grace. She was the niece of Josephine Polcari, John Polcari and his wife, Lucie, and Gilda Mercurio; and is also survived by many cousins and dear friends. 
Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be  made to Dr. James Cleary’s Research Fund for Bile Duct Cancer: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Angelle Kettlewell, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Memo line: Dr. J. Cleary’s Research Fund/Adeline DelBene. 

Obituary: Walter F. Bouchie

Walter F. Bouchie, at 75
Walter F. Bouchie, 75, died in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Tuesday, July 24.
He was a retired Hull police detective and a U.S. Army veteran, who served during the Vietnam War. He was an avid motorcycle lover and was a member of the Florida Road Dawgs.
He also belonged to the American Legion, the VFW, the AMVETS, and the Moose Lodge.
Mr. Bouchie was born in Hingham in 1943 to Ernest and Dorothy Bouchie. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Valentine) Bouchie; his son, Walter Doucette; and two stepsons, Michael and Joshua Brugnola. Mr. Bouchie also leaves three grandsons, Anthony, Matthew, and Giovanni Brugnola; his siblings, Ernest Bouchie, Marie Hoover, James Bouchie, and Jeanie Hagerty; and his mother-in-law, Mary Valentine; and many brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, a great-niece, and great-nephews. We are also not to forget his beloved pup, Sissy.
His funeral Mass was held Wednesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, followed by interment of cremated remains with military honors at the Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida.

Obituary: Marie E. Halay

Marie E. Halay, at 76
Marie E. Halay died July 3 in Peoria, Ariz., at age 76.
Born in New York, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Henry (“Hank”) Halay. 
She was a longtime employee of the Hull Federal Credit Union and a former Hull resident, who previously resided in St. Peters, Mo., and Groton, Conn., before moving to Arizona in 2015. She was passionate about word searches, jigsaw puzzles, traveling, lobster, and good beer and wine.
Mrs. Halay is survived by daughters, Lisa Halay-Leone, of Whitman; and Cheryl Halay, of Buzzards Bay; and her son, Douglas Halay and daughter-in-law Crystal (Conlon) Halay, of Peoria, Ariz. She had four grandchildren, Jenell, Gregory, Caitlin, and Ryan; and two great-grandchildren, Athena and Adeline. 
In accordance with her wishes, services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. 

Obituary: Vincent Calabria

Vincent Calabria, at 63
Vincent Calabria, a Hull resident for more than 50 years, died Wednesday, July 11, at the age of 63.
Mr. Calabria was born in Italy, the son of the late Bruno and Felicia (D’alisse) Calabria. He moved to Hull when he was 11 and attended local schools. He worked at Montillio’s Bakery and Icon Co., both in Quincy.
He loved fishing, hiking and nature, and the outdoors. He especially loved his time spent with his nieces and nephews. 
Beloved husband of Helen C. (Love) Calabria, he was the brother of Joseph Calabria, Domenico P. Calabria, and Maria I. Donato, all of Hull, and the late Francesco Calabria and Silvana Dalfonco. Mr. Calabria also is survived by many nieces and nephews and by his beloved canine companions, Dakota and Rocky. 
Arrangements are under the care of Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, Hingham. Mr. Calabria’s funeral Mass was held this morning (Thursday) at St. Ann’s Church.  
Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Association, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. 
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Obituary: Kevin P. Delaney, Jr.

Kevin P. Delaney, Jr., at 22
Kevin P. Delaney, Jr. lost his battle with drug addiction on July 13. He was 22.
Mr. Delaney was a devoted family member. He was fortunate to make his passion for cooking his profession. He was known for his fierce loyalty to his friends.
He is survived by his mother, Coleen (Mahoney) Delaney, of Hull; his father, Kevin Delaney Sr., of Randolph; and his loving sister, Jessica Delaney, of Hull.  He also leaves his grandmother, Catherine Mahoney, of Hull; and his grandfather, Stephen Delaney, of Falmouth. Kevin will be missed by his large extended family, which includes more than 20 aunts and uncles and 50 first cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s  Church, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull.
In  lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be  made in his name to Ocean House Recovery Home, 54 Wilder Rd., Norwell MA 02061, in care  of Mark Mahoney, director.

Obituary: David L. Woodward

David L. Woodward, at 81
David L. Woodward entered into rest July 6, at the age of 81.
Beloved husband of Roberta (Kaplan) Woodward, he was the devoted father of Brenda and her husband, John Contos; Steven Woodward; Jennifer and her husband, Sean Lasky; and godfather of Shaun and his wife, Cindy McGough.
He was the loving brother of Warren and his wife, Margie Woodward, and the late Robert, James, and Richard Woodward, Lorraine Anderson, and Larry and Ronald Woodward.
He was the cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Tommy, Corey, Nicole, Emma, Max, Elizabeth, and Grace and best friend to Lynne.
Services were held Monday, with burial at Sharon Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452, or online at

Obituary: Kenneth G. Tong

Kenneth G. Tong, at 87
Kenneth G. Tong, of Hull, died Monday, July 9, at the age of 87. 
Mr. Tong was born in Quincy. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, during the Korean Conflict. He designed and built the former Atlantic Aquarium and the Nantasket Antique and Gift Center, both located in Hull. He had a very distinguished career at GTE Government Systems Corp. and General Dynamics Defense Systems. He also worked at J. Wiley & Sons in New York, where he wrote the Wiley Series on Human Communication.
Mr. Tong held a master’s degree in journalism; he wrote many articles and taught at many universities. He enjoyed time spent fishing with his son and building ship models.
Loving father of Dean Tong of Tampa, Fla., he was the grandfather of Christine Crum and Kenneth A. Tong and great-grandfather of Ivy Claire Crum, all of Florida. He was the brother of Marjorie Townsend, of Scituate, and the late Robert Tong. Mr. Tong is also survived by his companion, Karen Clemente, of Hull; his close friend and former wife Claire Tong, of Hull; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 12 Quincy Ave., Quincy, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be at Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 487 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045.
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Obituary: Patrick K. Miehe

Patrick K. Miehe, at 70
Patrick Karl Miehe died June 5, after a year-long struggle with cancer. He was 70.
Mr. Miehe was born and raised in St. Louis, Mo., where he tortured his brother Pierre and sister Claudette with endless practical jokes. After attending Washington University, from which he graduated magna cum laude, he headed to Boston and quickly landed a job at Harvard’s Houghton Library. There he catalogued the papers of poet Robert Lowell, writer Tom Wolfe, and Russian theorist and politician Leon Trotsky, among others.
Touching the letters of these amazing men fed his mind and soul, and he took pleasure in learning all he could about them. But Mr. Miehe’s mind and soul were restless, always needing to be challenged. While helping a friend study for the LSATs, on a whim he decided to take them, too, to see how well he would do. His high score resulted in an acceptance to Harvard Law School, and so his path changed.
Mr. Miehe joined a Boston law firm, Sullivan & Worcester, and even though he had no love of contracts and corporate law, he became a highly successful corporate lawyer and partner, specializing in media mergers. He had the soul of a poet, the curiosity of a scholar, and the heart of an adventurer.
He longed to see the world and traveled every chance he got. He walked through the marketplaces of Morocco and climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest. He ate croissants in the cafés of Paris and hiked through the English countryside. He found fossils in Spitzbergen and explored the ruins of Machu Picchu.
In May 1995, Mr. Miehe met his true north, his beloved Maureen, and he shared with her the wonders of Zimbabwe and Zambia and the ruins of Tikal. They camped under the stars in Wadi Rum, the Syrian dessert, and walked through Petra, the rose-colored city carved into the mountains of Jordan. They hiked through the Basque region of Spain and cruised on the Aegean Sea. They took in theater in London’s West End and stood in awe of the Sistine Chapel.
They married in Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands soon after settling in the seaside town of Hull, where Mr. Miehe found his true home. For all of his world travels, his home in Hull with Maureen was the place he loved the best, especially when taking in the view of Boston and the Atlantic Ocean from the top of their WWII submarine tower. It calmed his wanderlust and gave him peace.
He was intellectually hungry and loved reading, devouring everything from Shakespeare to Agatha Christie, books about quantum physics, and paperback crime capers. His love of reading was contagious, and frequently the first question he would ask of you was, “What are you reading?” He could often be seen walking on Allerton Hill, navigating the street on autopilot as he read a book, or viewed through the den window, reading in his favorite chair, enveloped in a cherry-tobacco-scented cloud from his ever-present pipe.
He loved foreign films, “The Great British Baking Show,” X-Box games, William Butler Yeats, and magic tricks. He enjoyed red wine and Maureen’s cooking, always prepared with love. A cat lover who volunteered at Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, he was fond of all creatures, including the seagulls that frequently hovered above the house and the squirrels that perched eagerly at the door, waiting for the inevitable table scraps and peanuts that he would toss out to them. More than anything, he loved Maureen, his family, and his friends. 
Mr. Miehe was a true lion, courageous throughout his illness. He was never afraid. He was never bitter or angry. He simply said: “It is another adventure. Everyone is going to go on this journey eventually. I am just going earlier than planned.” Everyone who ever met him said the same thing: They had never met anyone quite like him. He was quick-witted, yet silly; he was kind, and he was incredibly inquisitive and interested in people. He had no patience for small talk, but rather he wanted to know how people thought and what they really thought about. He made everyone feel important and loved. 
Mr. Miehe leaves his wife, Maureen Keiller; his mother, Claudia Napolilli, of Boston; his brother, Pierre Decker, of Norwood; his sister, Claudette Scott and her husband, Ed, of Hobe Sound, Fla.; sisters-in-law Linda Robrish and her husband, Mike, of Westwood, and Susan Droney of Enfield, Conn.; and many extended family members. He also leaves his first wife and friend, Hinda Sklar; his lifelong best friend Ron Rouse; and countless friends and neighbors who loved him. Finally he leaves the cats that he adored: Kirby, Sam, Roger, and Cemi.
His family wishes to especially thank Kristin Gangi, his hospice nurse from Beacon Hospice on the South Shore, for her care, her kindness, her warm smile, her sense of humor and for always thinking of Patrick’s comfort and dignity. It lessened the pain in more ways than one.
Services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 487 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: Matthew J. McSweeney

Matthew J. McSweeney, at 28
Matthew “Matty” J. McSweeney, 28, of Braintree, formerly of Hull, died July 7, after a courageous, 11-year battle with cancer.
Mr. McSweeney was passionate about golf and was a dedicated golf instructor. He enjoyed spending time with friends and his huge family. Well-dressed and admired, he brought a smile to those he met.
He was the precious and devoted son of Maria Dangora McSweeney of Braintree and John M. McSweeney Jr. of Yarmouth Port; he was also the loving and loyal brother of Mark J. McSweeney and his wife, Lisa, and adoring uncle of his twin nephews, Owen and Aiden, all of New Hampshire. He was the affectionate grandson of the late Frank S. Dangora Sr. and Phyllis Cuddy Dangora of Cohasset and John M. McSweeney Sr. and MaryJane Wells McSweeney of Hyannis. Mr. McSweeney also leaves many extended family members who meant so much to him.
As it is simply not possible to forget someone of his character, tenacity, and charm, he will be remembered.
A celebration of his life is scheduled for 1p.m. on July 21 at South Shore Baptist Church, 578 Main St., Hingham. After the service, there will be time for friends to pay their respects to Matthew and his family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating toward his memorial at the Matthew McSweeney Go Fund Me page.

Obituary: Sharon Lewis

Sharon Lewis, at 67
Following a courageous battle with breast cancer, Sharon (Callahan) Lewis died July 5 in Melbourne, Fla. She was 67.
A 1968 graduate of Hull High School, Ms. Lewis also spent part of her youth in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where her father, Leo Callahan, was stationed with the U.S. Navy. Growing up in both locations gave Ms. Lewis a lifelong love of the ocean and a passion for long walks along the beach, an activity she continued during her sessions of chemotherapy.
Ms. Lewis attended the Massachusetts College of Art and enjoyed painting throughout her life; she was especially skilled at portraitures.
Always interested in new and varied experiences, Ms. Davis lived and worked in Nevada, Washington state, and Tel Aviv, Israel. While working at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, she had the opportunity to work with numerous celebrities, including Frank Sinatra. In later years she returned to Hull to live with her mother, Eileen Callahan, before moving to Florida, where she spent her last three years.    
Ms. Lewis is survived by her mother, Eileen Callahan, of Hull; her brother, Michael Callahan, and sister-in-law, Marion Callahan, of Palm Bay, Fla.; her aunts, Marguerite Footit, of Wareham, and Joyce Foley, of Medfield; a niece, Emily Giuggio, of Framingham; and a nephew, Patrick Callahan, of Georgia; in addition to innumerable cousins who loved her dearly.
In accordance with Ms. Lewis’s wishes, her remains will return to the ocean that was so much a part of her life. Following cremation, her ashes will be scattered into the water off Pemberton Point.

Obituary: Ralph Ferrara

Ralph Ferrara, at 89
Ralph Ferrara, 89, of Hull, died July 2.
He was born in Cambridge and was a musician and an entertainer, a builder, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, and the patriarch of a great Italian family. He was best known as the leader of the “Ralph Ferro Trio,” which entertained all across the region. 
He leaves his wife of 66 years Marie (Daley) Ferrara, of Cambridge; his daughters, Elisa Ferrara-Jordan and her husband Thomas, of Longmeadow; Mia Ferrara, of Cambridge; and Cara Ferrara Ingraham and her husband Michael, of Southampton. He also leaves his dear grandchildren: Jonathan, Justin and Jason Jordan; and Amanda, Adrianna, and Ashley Ferrara. He was predeceased by his sisters, Louise Fabiano, Mary DellaGatta, and Frances Tocci. 
The interment will be private.

Obituary: Daniel F. Evans

Daniel F. Evans, at 91
Daniel F. Evans, of Hull, formerly of Cambridge, died July 9. He was 91.
Mr. Evans proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He went on to have a successful career with the city of Cambridge in the public works department and waste management. He was also a constable and notary public for the city.
Mr. Evans was a life member of the Weymouth Elks, serving as past trustee and chairman of the Investigations Committee, American Legion Post 120 in Hingham, North American Hunting Club, North American Fishing Club, National Rifle Association, and member of the Destroyer Escort Association. He will be dearly missed.
He was the husband of the late Frances (Ryan) Evans and is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Ginny; devoted father of Nancy Clerkin and her husband Paul, of Hingham; Daniel F. Evans Jr. and his wife, Kristen; Jane Evans and her partner, Mike Lyons; and Bryan Evans and his wife, Deborah, all of Hull.
He was the loving brother of Helen Latanowich, of Somerville, and the late Gladys Mello, Pearl Driscoll, Gussie Spingel, Mary Kersulis, and Tom, Edward, and Robert Evans. He was the cherished Papa of Ryan, Matthew, Leigh Ann, DJ, Elena, Bryce, Rylie, Hannah, great-granddaughter Madison, and great-grandson Evan. Mr. Evans also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Hull, at 10 a.m. Friday, followed by burial at Hull Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Robert A. Mamis

Robert A. Mamis, at 83
Robert Alexander Mamis, 83, of Weymouth and formerly of Hull, died Sunday, June 25. 
Born and raised in Newton, Mr. Mamis graduated from Wesleyan College and enjoyed a successful career as a journalist, writing for Boston, Newsweek, and Sail magazines. He was a senior writer at Inc. magazine for many years. 
Mr. Mamis was a talented photojournalist, having shot covers for Boston magazine and taken the photographs and written accompanying text for feature stories in many tennis and golf magazines. He authored “When to Sell: Inside Strategies for Stock-Market Profits” in 1977, along with his brother, Justin Mamis. The book is still sold on Amazon.
Mr. Mamis also  was an accomplished violinist and played fiddle for a band called “The Mother Bay State Entertainers,” which produced an album and frequently played at Club 47 in Cambridge during the 1960s and 1970s. 
For many years, he lived in Hull on the former 1879 Boston Yacht Club property at 63 Highland Ave. He was an avid sailor and kept his 34-foot sailboat, Fido, moored 100 yards from his home. He and his wife, Clare, spent many summers sailing the coast of Maine, his favorite sailing grounds. He also traveled broadly in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Mamis was an avid Hullonian who loved living on the ocean. He served a term on the Hull Light Board in the 1990s.
He leaves his wife, Clare Demarest; his daughter, Tanya Mamis, of Brookline; his son, Timothy Mamis, of Newton; his stepchildren, Aidan Demarest, of Los Angeles; Leslie Maysak, of Washington, D.C.; and Patti Demarest, of Bristol, R.I.; and 12 grandchildren.
A private family gathering will celebrate his life. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Obituary: Matthew Duggan

Matthew Duggan, at 86
Matthew Duggan of Hull, formerly of Dorchester, died unexpectedly on June 26. He was 86. 
Mr. Duggan came to the United States from Galway, Ireland, when he was 25 years old to play his beloved sport of Irish hurling. He loved to dance; he met the love of his life, Ann Marie (“Nancy”) Flaherty, at a dance at the Hiberian Hall in West Roxbury. They married and raised their family in Dorchester. 
Mr. Duggan worked for the Carmen’s Union Local 589 for many years. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, trips to the casino, a pint of Guinness at the pub, gardening, and – of course – sports, especially hurling. Mr. Duggan was one of the founding fathers of Fr. Tom Burke’s Hurling Club, which originated in 1958. He also enjoyed singing; his favorites were Johnny Cash songs. Proud of his Irish roots, he cherished his trips back to the old country. 
Faith and family were the cornerstones of all that was truly important to Mr. Duggan. He will be remembered as a true gentleman, with a great sense of humor and quick Irish wit. He will be sadly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him. 
The beloved husband of the late Ann Marie Duggan, he was the devoted father of Matthew J. Duggan, of Hull; brother of Nellie Duggan and Sally Farragher, both of Ireland, and the late Mary Greally and Martin, Paddy, Walter, and Daniel Duggan. He was cherished Pops to Matthew J. Duggan Jr., and his fiancée, Samantha Fletcher, of Hull; Jacqueline Gouthro, of Dorchester; and Dillon Kelley, of Plymouth; and great-grandfather of Braden McBride and Lucas Ingram. Mr. Duggan is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.  
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to Fr. Tom Burke Hurling Club. See for online condolences. 

Obituary: Ronald DeRosa

Ronald DeRosa, at 80
Ronald DeRosa 80, of Hull, died Sunday, July 1. 
Mr. DeRosa was a graduate of Hingham High School. He served in the Army Reserves, and worked for many years as an upholsterer for Twin City Upholsterers. 
Mr. DeRosa enjoyed fishing, lobstering, basketball, softball, and bowling, and was an avid poker player. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Hull, and took great pride in organizing the weekly summer ice cream parties at Sunset Point Vacation House. 
Beloved husband of the late Alethea (Livingstone) DeRosa; devoted father of Lisa DeRosa of Hull and her longtime companion, Eric Smith, and Ronald DeRosa and his wife, Lisa (Conran), of Framingham. He was the loving Pop-Pop of his grandson, Nicholas DeRosa. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. Family and friends will gather in the funeral home beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday prior to his funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10. Burial at Hull Village Cemetery will follow.
Memorial donations may be made to Hull Knights of Columbus, Council 4865, 440 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: David H. Browne

David H. Browne, at 35
David Hugh Browne, of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Norwood and Hull, died unexpectedly June 23 at the age of 35.
He began his education in the Norwood public schools, moved to Hull and graduated from Hull High School with the Class of 2001, and finished his studies as a member of Phi Theta Kappa and graduate of Quincy College. 
For many years, Mr. Browne was a member of the Carpenters Union-Local 33, Boston. He embraced his country lovingly as a proud U.S. Navy veteran during Operation Enduring Freedom, serving aboard the USS John C. Stennis.
He was the loving father of Jayden and Joelle Browne, of Quincy; beloved son of Alan J. Browne, of Boston, and Marie (Nichols) O’Malley, of Hull; and devoted brother of Alison Browne, of Hull. He was the dedicated uncle of Brielle Browne, of Hull, and dear stepson of Charles A. O’Malley, of Hull. Mr. Browne is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. 
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., Norwood. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 6, from 4-8 p.m. in the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108, or online at

Obituary: Theodora Bornheim

Theodora Bornheim, at 88
Theodora (Cobb) Bornheim, a longtime Hull resident, entered into eternal rest June 14, after a brief illness. She was 88.
Mrs. Bornheim, who was known as “Teddy,” was born in Hull to the late Franklin and Elizabeth Cobb. She spent her childhood in Hull and Florida and graduated from Hingham High School with the class of 1948. She married her high school classmate, James (“Jim”) H. Bornheim. 
After graduation, Mrs. Bornheim was employed as a volunteer Red Cross ambulance driver and also worked at the Hull Post Office at Anastos Corner. For many years, she was actively involved with the family business, Nantasket Beach Hardware, formerly Anastos Hardware.
After raising her beloved children, Mrs. Bornheim traveled extensively with her husband through Florida and California during his business assignments. 
She enjoyed her home by the ocean with her fragrant and colorful rose gardens and enjoyed watching the colorful birds come to the bird feeder.
After retirement, Mrs. Bornheim would spend the winter with her husband on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, and Miami Shores in Florida. Side by side, the couple shared a love that endured nearly 60 years. Mr. Bornheim predeceased his wife.
Mrs. Bornheim is survived by her three loving sons: Eric, and his partner Daniel Frazier; Mark, and his wife Carolyn; and Kurt, and his wife Renee, all of Hull. She also leaves three grandchildren: Lauren, Evan, and Jeffrey Sullivan; her beloved sister, Anna Marie Cobb Shaheen, of Hingham; and a nephew, Jeffrey Shaheen, and his wife, Merideth, of Hull. She was the aunt of the late Joey Shaheen.
Services will be private.