Obituary: Hugh Saussy Jr.

Hugh Saussy Jr., at 90
Hugh Saussy Jr., a former Hull resident, died April 8 at the age of 90. 
Mr. Saussy had lived in Dania Beach, Fla., for the past 10 years. He was a former Episcopal priest at Holy Innocents’ Church in Atlanta, Ga., where he founded the Holy Innocents’ School. He was active in the civil rights movement and the Head Start program at the federal Office of Economic Opportunity. He joined the Federal Energy Administration in 1973 during the oil embargo and continued his public service career as Northeast regional director of the Department of Energy until his retirement in 2005. 
During his career, he was instrumental in developing and implementing many clean-energy initiatives, including the installation of one of the first wind turbines in Massachusetts in the town of Hull, his home for 34 years. He loved living in Hull and cherished the friendships he made here. He enjoyed taking the commuter boat and joining other commuters at Jo’s Nautical Bar. He will be remembered as a kind and loving man who was a great listener and an advocate for those in need. 
Mr. Saussy is survived by his former wife and dear friend, Maureen Saussy-Kennedy, and his children, Stephen Saussy and his wife, Pam; Lynn Saussy; Carol Saussy; and Lucy Saussy-Hannon and her husband, Tim. He also leaves his grandchildren, Steve Saussy, Jared Saussy, Madeline Edwards, and Luke Hannon; his great-granddaughter, Clara Saussy; and his brother, Charles R. Saussy and his children.  A loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, he will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at

Obituary: Mary Rymaszewski

Mary Rymaszewski, at 90
Mary (Trubia) Rymaszewski, a longtime Hull resident, died April 6. She was 90.
Her true love of life was her family. She was the beloved wife of 66 years to John Rymaszewski of Hull and loving mother of Louise; John and his wife, Linda Rymaszewski; and Paul and his wife, Marcia Rymaszewski. She was the sister of the late Salvatore and his wife, Elizabeth Trubia, of Hull; and Leonard and his wife, Jackie Trubia, of Rhode Island.  
Mrs. Rymaszewski was the devoted grandmother of six grandchildren: Chad Rymaszewski and his partner, Kim Saunders; Joshua and his wife, Kyla Rymaszewski; Kaitlin and her husband, Matthew Woodworth; and Rachel, Matthew, and Melissa Rymaszewski; she also leaves two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Rymaszewski and Domenic Woodworth. 
Funeral services were private. Burial took place in Hull Village Cemetery. Arrangements were completed by the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home.

Obituary: Esther A. Field

Esther A. Field, at 82
Esther Ann (Kleeves) Field died peacefully Sunday morning, April 8, with her children by her side. She was 82 and had recently suffered a brief illness.
Mrs. Field was born and raised in Muskegon, Mich., where she met and married the love of her life, Lenny. They settled in Hull in 1955.
Mrs. Field retired from the Hingham District Court in 1994. She and her husband were devoted members of St. Nicholas United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. She was also a member of numerous organizations, including the V.F.W. women’s auxiliary, Hull Garden Club, Lions Club, Scully Senior Center, and the interfaith choir. She had a passion for flowers, gardening, and singing in church. She recently said her greatest joy has been her grandchildren and the anticipation of her great- grandson, due this August.
The beloved wife of the late Leonard C. Field Sr., she is survived by her son, Leonard C. Field Jr., and his wife, Caroline (Tierney); her daughter, Janet Corner, and her husband, Russell, all of Rockland; and her brother, Howard Kleeves, of Michigan. 
Mrs. Field also leaves her grandchildren, Michael A. Meech and his fiancée, Rosie Tropea, of Abington; Francis X. Meech III, of Texas; Kayla Esther-Ann Meech, Leonard C. Field III, and Erin E. Field, of Rockland; and Matthew and Abigail Donovan, of Hull. She also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Visiting hours will be held at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham, on Friday from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Nicholas United Methodist Church, 128 Spring St., Hull, on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hull Garden Club, P.O. Box 27, Hull MA 02045. For online condolences, visit 

Obituary: Peter R. Panos

Peter R. Panos, at 88
Peter R. Panos, of Hingham, died April 4 at the age of 88. 
Mr. Panos lived in Hull for many years before moving to Hingham about a decade ago. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked as a meat cutter for various supermarkets. 
Mr. Panos was an active member and volunteered at Panagia Church in Cohasset and was a greeter at the VA Medical Center in Boston’s Jamaica Plain. 
The husband of the late Anna (Piperidou) Panos, he was the beloved brother of Mary Tutty, of Weymouth, and Helen Nina Fuda, of Hingham; and caring uncle of Gregory Tutty and his longtime friend, Linda Cheevers, of Weymouth, and Deborah Panos of Hull. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to Panagia Greek Orthodox Church, Philopochos Society, 811 Jerusalem Rd., Cohasset, MA 02025. 
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Obituary: Marion E. Sylvester

Marion E. Sylvester, at 72
Marion Ellen (Bergan) Sylvester, 72, of Hull, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Easter Sunday. 
Known as Ellen, Mrs. Sylvester found her calling as a nurse as South Shore Hospital and her mission extended to the infirmary at the Charles Street Jail. Working for the city of Boston was where she developed a passion for serving the forgotten members of the community. Her care touched the homeless, those in addiction and recovery, patients with HIV/AIDS, and those with mental health issues. 
Ellen loved to travel and, for the past 35 years, cherished her “spring breaks” with friends in Aruba. She enjoyed the beach, painting with watercolors, making jewelry, and spending time with loved ones. She had an open door, an open heart, and a laugh that will not be forgotten. 
The daughter of the late Marion and Dr. William M. Bergan, she was the loving mother of Jennifer and Brian Tichy, of Santa Clarita, Calif.; Jamie and Bruno Barbuto, of Hanover; and Meghan Sylvester and Richard Hennessey, of Hull. She was the sister of Margaret “Bitsy” Larson of Miami, Fla.; Maureen White of La Quinta, Calif., and her late husband, Joseph P. White; and the late Kathleen Bergan. 
Mrs. Sylvester poured her heart and soul into the love and care of her grandchildren: Charlotte and Isabella; Bruno, Luca, and Dante; Cordelia and Richard; and William and Gabrielle. She was the godmother of Jodi Purssell and Kevin Roche, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews and all her friends whom she called family. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours today [Thursday], 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. on Friday prior to her funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church in Hull at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ruah Breath of Life, 10 Russell St., Cambridge, MA 02140. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Joan E. Kearns

Joan E. Kearns, at 82
Joan E. (Powers) Kearns of Hull died peacefully on April 2, surrounded by her family. She was 82 years old.
Originally from Dorchester, Mrs. Kearns graduated from Archbishop Cushing High School in Boston and was the daughter of the late Jack and Grace Powers.
She moved to Hull more than 53 years ago when she married her sweetheart, Charles R. Kearns Jr., and enjoyed raising their children on Nantasket Beach. Mrs. Kearns welcomed everyone into her family’s home, whether to chat, have coffee, or celebrate at her annual Christmas Eve open house.
Over the years, Mrs. Kearns worked at Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Talbots, and Hingham Business. An enthusiastic volunteer in the community, she was involved with the Friends of the Marching Pirates, served as treasurer of the Hull Democratic Town Committee, was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, a catechism teacher at St. Mary’s Parish, and volunteered in the schools when her children were young.
She loved to travel with her husband to many places, but their favorite and best was their last trip to London, England. She loved watching the Red Sox and the Patriots, going to the movies and karaoke, and Wednesday Night girls’ night. Her favorite thing to do, however, was attend her grandchildren’s activities, whether locally in Hull or in Virginia.
Mrs. Kearns was predeceased  by her husband. She was the mother of Cyrille Donlan and her husband, John, and Chris Kearns and his wife, Sherry, all of Hull; Cynthia Mills and her husband, Wayne, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and the late Charles R. (Chuck) Kearns III. Her favorite name was “Nanny,” given to her by her five grandchildren: Samantha, Abigail, Jacqueline, Evan, and Caroline.
Mrs. Kearns was the sister of Dorothy Buchanan of Alabama and the late John Powers; and was the sister-in-law of Charlotte Powers, Donald and Joanne Kearns, Ruth Kearns, and Linda Kearns; and the niece of Katherine Cudmore. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews and is missed by her many friends throughout Hull.
Visiting hours are scheduled for Sunday, April 8, from 2-6 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 3 Charles St. (corner of Charles and Middle Street), East Weymouth. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9, prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Mrs. Kearns’ late nephew, Ronny Hennessy Jr., may be made to Brantwood Camp, Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 3350, Peterborough, NH 03458.

Obituary: Margaret Foley

Margaret Foley, at 94
On March 27, Margaret (Austin) Foley joined her late husband, Bob, in heaven. Formerly of Rockland and Dorchester, Mrs. Foley was just six days shy of her 95th birthday at her time of death, having lived a long life of love and devotion to her creator, husband, family, and church. 
She enjoyed her last few days at home in Hull, surrounded by her family, friends, and neighbors.
Born, raised, and educated in Dorchester and known as Peggy, she married Robert E. Foley in 1946. After her marriage,  she worked at Boston City Hospital with her father-in-law, Dr. John A. Foley. After raising her four children, she returned to work, at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, where she spent 10 years as administrative assistant to four deans at the College of Liberal Arts. 
Having been a summer visitor for decades, Mrs. Foley spent the past four active years residing in Hull with her sons, David and Michael. 
Peg and Bob were proud parents, who will be lovingly remembered and forever honored by their children, Robert E. Foley Jr., and his wife, Andrea, of Scituate; Christopher D. Foley and his wife, Linda, of Enfield Conn.; Margaret F. VanCisin, of West Roxbury; and David A. Foley and his husband, Michael Loshaw, of Hull. Mrs. Foley is also survived by six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, their respective spouses, and 12 great-grandchildren.
She  was predeceased by her parents, John and Margaret Austin; her brothers, Lt. Daniel V. Austin (USAAC, WWII) and John Austin. She has been reunited with her devoted sisters, Eileen A. Brown and Mary (Mae) O’Loughlin. Together the sisters were commonly referred to as “the Austin Girls.” They were formidable, caring, and loving women devoted to their families, one another, and their Catholic faith. 
In her later years, Mrs. Foley received devoted care from her niece, Janet A Leonardo, of Milton, keeping her entertained and busy running around. She also was assisted by devoted caregiver Marie Niland, of Hull.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church in Hull. Family and friends are welcome to arrive at 10:30 a.m. in the Gathering Space for a brief repose. Burial will follow, at Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, St. Mary of Assumption Parish, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: David J. Coite

David J. Coite, at 71
David J. Coite, of Hull, died April 1. He was 71.
Mr. Coite was a proud, disabled Army veteran of the Vietnam War. For many years, his passion was skydiving. He enjoyed working as an auto body technician at Masisons Collision Experts in Weymouth. He will be remembered as a devoted and good man who adored his family. 
Dear, loving companion of 36 years of Paula Willey of Hull; he as the father of Barbara Pierce of Venice, FL and the late Maureen Merrill; the brother of Raymond “Pat” Coite of Palm Harbor, FL, Karen Hart and her husband, William, of Pembroke, and the late Robert B. Coite and Alicia Coite. Mr. Coite was the cherished grandfather of Alicia Anthony, Derek Locurto, and Lynnette McLaughlin; and also is survived by five great grandchildren and four nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday, from 4-8 p.m., at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham, as well as the burial on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VA Boston Fisher House, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132, Attention: GPF 5009. For online condolences, see 

Obituary: Francis Tivnan

Francis Tivnan, at 91
Francis “Frank” G. Tivnan died peacefully on March 20. He was 91.
Mr. Tivnan grew up in Roslindale. He served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. After his military service, he married and raised his family in Hull. 
He was a police officer for the MDC for 12 years before he retired and began his second career working for the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed fishing and walking Nantasket Beach, as well as the beaches of Naples, Fla., with his beloved wife Margaret. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret E. (Lydon) Tivnan; loving father of Michael Tivnan and his wife, Kristin, of Hanover; John Tivnan and his wife, Eleanor, of Weymouth; Robert Tivnan and his wife, Haidee, of Hingham; and Margaret Wood and her husband, Douglas, of Hingham. He was the cherished grandfather of Ryan, Jack, Trent, Joanna, Nicole, Brett, and Fiona.
Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, c/o State House, Suite 546, Boston, MA 02133. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. See for online condolences. 

Obituary: John F. Roche

John F. Roche, at 70
John F. Roche died March 25 at age 70. 
Mr. Roche was a Hull resident for 40-plus years and a graduate of Hull High School. He was a man of many trades, starting his career as a union steamfitter and ending his career working for the carpenters union as a pile driver with Local No. 56.
Mr. Roche took an interest in many hobbies. He spent his better days working on anything with a motor and building computers, gardening, fishing, pistol shooting, and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren. Mr. Roche believed in taking every opportunity to teach himself, as well as others. 
He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid target shooter at the Braintree Rifle/Pistol Club. He was one of a kind and will be missed by many. 
He was the beloved husband of Mary Granger Roche of Hull; loving father of Keri Daniel and her husband, Cary, of Germantown, Md.; Kelli Eriksson and her husband, Mark, of Hagerstown, Md.; Nadina Cheney and her husband, Russ, and Jenny Roche and her companion, Bryan Cyr, all of Rockland, and the late Lisa Roche. 
He was the brother of Robert Roche and his wife, Jackie, and Jean Thomas, all of Hull; Brian Roche, of Kingston; and the late Sheila Roche. He was cherished Pop Pop of Tyler and Erin Daniel and RJ, Ryan, and Ryder Cheney. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, 4-8 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. His funeral service will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hull Village Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to at the Dana- Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. See for online condolences. 

Obituary: Marlene B. Andler

Marlene B. Andler
Marlene B. (Kover) Andler, of Hingham, died Sunday.
Mrs. Andler was smart, fun, and inventive. She designed and made clothing for her family, loved to dance, and was an avid reader. She attended Jeremiah Burke High School and kept close relationships with other Jerries’ Girls. She was a graduate of Fisher College. 
Mrs. Andler started her career as a secretary and was shortly promoted to vice president of sales for an international company. 
Devoted daughter of the late Morris and Charlotte (Rosenfeld) Kover, and sister of the late Barry Kover, she was the beloved mother of Harriet and Patrick Guiney, Marjorie Andler-Moisan, Stacey and Charles Urdang, all of Hull, and David Andler and Ann Naughton of Braintree. She was Nana to Evan and Jason Urdang, Jacob Moisan, and Charlotte and Thomas Guiney. Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Friends of Hull Public Library, PO Box 894, Hull, MA 02045 or to Temple Beth Sholom, 600 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045. 

Obituary: Earl F. Small Jr.

Earl F. Small Jr., at 57
Earl F. Small Jr., of Hull, died March 15 after a long illness. He was 57.
A lifelong Hull resident, Mr. Small worked in masonry and construction for his uncle, Matt Muncy, for many years. 
As a youngster, Mr. Small loved to skate and play hockey, which he learned to do at the Village pond. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing, whether from shore or while boatingHe also enjoyed family outings to Foxwoods. 
He was the son of the late Veronica and Earl Small Sr. and was predeceased by a sister, Janice. 
Mr. Small is survived by two daughters, Melissa and Kaitlin; sisters Beth Small and Cheryl White, both of Hull, and Carol Clark of California; and a brother, Kevin Small, of Hull. He also leaves many extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 31, from 1-4 p.m. at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham. Interment will be private. 
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Obituary: Marilyn Lee

Marilyn Lee, at 79
Beautiful and loving mother, sister, and grandmother Marilyn Lee (Mee Lun Chin Lee), of Hull, passed away peacefully on March 5 at age 79.
Mrs. Lee, a longtime resident of Hull, was a restaurateur with her parents, Albert and Ting Sin Chin; her late husband, Benny Lee; and her older sister, Mabel Lee, and Mabel’s late husband, John Ming Lee. They all worked at the family-owned Sar Ho Village, a Chinese food restaurant located at the corner of Nantasket Avenue and K Street.  
Shortly before Sar Ho closed, Marilyn and Benny Lee became the owners of Al’s Spaghetti House, which they operated for 12 years. Later, the couple each worked at the famous cymbal manufacturer, Zildjian, before retiring in 2011.
Mrs. Lee loved gardening. She especially loved red and yellow roses, peonies, and tulips. 
She is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Cooper; sons Henry Lee and Larry Lee; son-in-law Thomas Cooper; two grandsons, Matthew and Alex Cooper; a sister, Mee Har Chin (Mabel Lee); and three nephews, Philip, Kenny, and Joseph Lee.
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 22, from 5-8 p.m., at Deware Funeral Home, 576 Hancock St., Quincy. Her funeral will be held at Deware from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. Procession to Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree will follow.

Obituary: Susanne Duncan

Susanne Duncan, at 69
Susanne Duncan, of Quincy, formerly of Hull, died March 15 at age 69.
Ms. Duncan was a medical claims representative for many years until her retirement. She loved the Red Sox and the Patriots and also enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. 
She was the mother of Denise Kaplan and her husband, Robert, of Hull, and the grandmother of Julia Kaplan. She was the loving companion to Thomas Kelley, of Quincy, and daughter of the late Peter and Olga (Roman) Duncan.  
Funeral services will be private. 
Memorial donations may be made to The Quincy Animal Shelter, 56 Broad St., Quincy, MA 02169. 
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Obituary: Edmund Kuylesza

Edmund Kuylesza, at 66
Edmund Kulesza, 66, of Hull, died March 8 at the Harbor View Nursing Center in Cohasset after a long illness. 
Mr. Kulesza was born in Boston and was a graduate of Charlestown High School. He was a master electrician, working for General Electric. Later in his career, he owned and operated Kulesza Brothers Corp. 
He was a member of the N.E. Roofing Contractors Association and the Port Norfolk Yacht Club in Dorchester. 
He was the beloved husband of Annette A. (Thoresen) Kulesza and the devoted father of Christine Kulesza, married to David Peckham of Braintree. He was the adored grandfather of Rebecca and Elizabeth. 
He was the brother of Dennis Kulesza, of Milton; Beverly Cefail, of Quincy; Elaine Kelley, of Florida; Donna Kittle, of Florida; and Cheryl Penachio and her husband Joseph, of Peabody. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.

Obituary: Kathleen T. Hernberg

Kathleen T. Hernberg, at 85
Kathleen T. (McCormick) Hernberg, of Hull, died March 5 at the age of 85. 
Mrs. Hernberg worked as a paraprofessional for the Cohasset public schools for many years. 
She was the wife of the late Donald J. (“Red”) Hernberg and the loving mother of Gael Rosen, of Hull; J. Thomas Hernberg, of Las Vegas, Nev.; Neil Hernberg and his wife, Elizabeth, of Hingham; Diane Hoffses and her husband, Brian, of Hull; and the late Paula Hernberg. 
Mrs. Hernberg also was the cherished grandmother of Geoff and Drew Rosen and Addy, Harry, J.D., and Coco Hernberg. 
Services were held on Wednesday, with private burial in Liberty Plain Cemetery, Hingham

Obituary: Janet P. Lee

Janet P. Lee, at 51
Janet P. Lee died Feb. 23. She was 51.
Ms. Lee worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital as a cardiology office administrator for more than 30 years. 
She was an avid sports fan, especially for Boston teams, and enjoyed summer weather and spending time on the beach. 
Her family was her main passion in life; she hosted holidays and often cooked family dinners. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. 
She was the beloved daughter of the late William and Mary Lee and the loving sister of William Lee Jr., of Hull; James Lee and his partner, Patricia Kelly, of Braintree; Joseph Lee and his wife, Effie, of Weymouth; Daniel Lee of Hull; Erin Lee and her partner, Brian More, of Hull; Bridget Sullivan and her husband, John, of Rockland; and the late Kelley Lee. 
Ms. Lee was the cherished niece of Carol Cutone, Robert Dowd, and Florence Peters; caring godmother of Gabrielle Lee; and devoted aunt of Kenny Francis and many other nieces and nephews. She also is survived by many dear friends.
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701.

Obituary: Holly Hadfield

Holly Hadfield, at 67
Holly Brown Hadfield, 67, of Hull, formerly of East Berlin, Conn., died peacefully on the evening of Feb. 22, surrounded by the love, comfort, and care of her family. 
She was a daughter of the late Dorothy M. (Northrop) and Stanton P. Brown Sr. 
Mrs. Hadfield had a lifelong love of the arts and thoroughly enjoyed painting and sketching by the sea, although her most cherished times were those spent in the company of her loving family and friends. 
She was the devoted mother of Kristina Hadfield and her partner, Brian Washburn, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Sarah Freel and her husband, Stephen, of Braintree; Katherine Asadoorian and her husband, John, of Methuen; and the late Amy Hadfield. 
She was the dear sister of Stanton Brown Jr. of Storrs, Conn.; Nancy Brown of Amston Lake, Conn.; Marcia Brown and her husband, Brian King, of Hull; and the late Susan Brown. She was also the cherished grandmother of Danielle Monighetti and her husband, Kyle, Zachary Cord, Meghan Freel, Stephen Freel, and Emma Asadoorian. 
Mrs. Hadfield is also survived by nieces, nephews, extended family, and many good friends, including her former husband, Robert. 
Her funeral will take place on Friday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at Hamel Funeral Care & Cremation Service of Massachusetts, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center. Interment will be private. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dogs in Harmony, P.O. Box 255, Winchester, TN 37398, or to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

Obituary: Phyllis M. Dixon

Phyllis M. Dixon, at 94
Phyllis May (Kitfield) Dixon, of Westford, formerly of Hull, died Feb. 21 after a long illness. She was 94.
Mrs. Dixon was born and raised in Cambridge. She lived in Arlington for more than 20 years. In 1978, she and her husband moved to Hull, where they were both very active members of St. Nicholas United Methodist Church for many years.
Mrs. Dixon enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a wonderful woman who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was the beloved wife of the late Chadbourne R. Dixon; loving mother of Donna Dixon of Casselberry, Fla.; Linda Dixon of Sanbornton, N.H.; Bruce Dixon and his wife, Marie, of Billerica; Ralph Dixon and his wife, Lucinda, of Hull; and Robert Dixon and his wife, Karen, of Monkton, Vt. She was the sister of H. Robert Kitfield of Lexington and the late Janet Kitfield; and was the cherished grandmother of nine, and the great-grandmother of 12.
At the family’s request, services will be private. For online condolences, visit 

Obituary: Beatrice Pattavina Sloan

Beatrice Pattavina Sloan, at 83
Beatrice Pattavina Sloan of Hull, formerly of Duxbury and Weymouth, died Feb. 14, after a period of failing health. She was 83. 
Mrs. Sloan adored her family and cherished the time they spent together. Their fondest memories were at Saquish Beach in Duxbury, where they enjoyed boating, bonfires, fishing, clam digging, and swimming. She was a widow at age 50, which started a new chapter in her life involving travel to Spain, France, and beyond. A community-minded person, she was instrumental in the efforts to keep the carousel in Hull and was a member of the Duxbury, Weymouth, and Hull Garden Clubs.  
Education was paramount and Mrs. Sloan excelled in her studies at Regis College, then at Women’s Medical College in Philadelphia. 
She enjoyed being a mentor to so many and was always looking for ways to give back and help people accomplish their goals.
A fan of live music, she enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, Luciano Pavarotti, Lyle Lovett, and Chris Botti.  
Mrs. Sloan will be remembered as a true original who loved life, laughter, and music. 
Beloved wife of the late Hugh J. Sloan, Jr.; loving mother of Alice Sloan of Hull and Hugh J. Sloan, III and his wife, Debbie, of California; sister of Terese D’Urso and her husband, Nino, of Cohasset, Catherine Pattavina of Quincy, and the late Dr. Vincent Pattavina and Dante Pattavina. Mrs. Sloan also leaves her sister in law, Josephine Pattavina; several nieces and nephews; her cat, Rocky, and her grandcats, Bella and Junior. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to D.O.V.E., PO Box 690267, Quincy, MA 02269 or to the Mass. Coalition for the Homeless, 73 Buffum St., Lynn, MA 01902.