Obituary: Harold E. Allen II

Harold E. Allen II, at 70
Harold E. Allen II, of Cohasset, who grew up in Hull and lived here almost all his life, died at South Shore Hospital Oct. 13. He was 70 and had waged a long and valiant battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
Mr. Allen joined the Air Force after graduating with Hull High School’s class of 1965. A member of the Security Police during the Vietnam War, Mr. Allen attained the rank of staff sergeant during his five years of military service.
He went on to work for the telephone company as a splicing technician, later earning his journeyman status. He retired from his career as a journeyman cable splicer for Verizon due to deteriorating health.
Mr. Allen had been a founding member of the Colin Gillis Softball League several years ago, but more than playing sports, he enjoyed taking his sons to their own sporting activities, particularly hockey. He was active in veterans’ support organizations and was a member of the James W. Richardson VFW Post 1787 in Hull, the Disabled American Veterans, the Hull Veterans Council, and IBEW Local 2222, the telecommunications workers union. 
In the early 1970s, Mr. Allen met Nancy Fales, of Everett, at a wedding; that night, she told her mother she was going to marry him. In 1972, she did. Nancy and Harold were married for 45 years.
In addition to his beloved wife, Nancy Allen of Cohasset, Mr. Allen leaves his children, Robert Allen and his wife, Natalie, of Hingham, and Matthew Allen of Voluntown, Conn.; and his grandchildren – who meant everything to their Grampy – Quinn and Caroline Allen, of Hingham. 
Mr. Allen also is survived by many cherished family members: his siblings, Elizabeth “Sandy” Parkes of Hull, and Paul Allen and his wife, Linda, of Swansea; a sister-in-law, Linda Bump, and her husband, Bill; three nieces, Liz, Amy, and Wendy; a nephew, Daniel; and many extended family members. He was the son of the late Bernard and Kathryn (Lawless) Allen and the brother-in-law of the late Leo Parkes.
Mr. Allen and his dog, Murphy, were inseparable. Murphy will be among the many, including the nurses who cared for Mr. Allen during his final hospitalization, who will grieve for this wonderful person and miss his fighting spirit and his corny jokes.
Mr. Allen’s funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today (Oct. 19) at St. Ann’s Church. He will be interred at Hull Village Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hull Veterans Council, 253 Atlantic Ave., Hull, MA 02045. For online condolences, visit

Obituary: Thomas H. Bilodeau Jr.

Thomas H. Bilodeau Jr., at 75
Thomas H. Bilodeau Jr. died peacefully Sunday in Rockland at age 75. He enjoyed an eventful and impactful life, always living each moment to the fullest. A powerful intellect and gifted athlete, Mr. Bilodeau was a force to be reckoned with, on and off the field.
Born in Boston, he grew up in Milton and summered in Hull. He graduated from Boston Latin School in 1960, having left his mark as one of the more storied New England athletes of his era. He later would be inducted into the Boston Latin Hall of Fame and the Boston Park League Hall of Fame. After a post-graduate year at Exeter, Mr. Bilodeau entered Harvard College where he became a three-sport athlete and set several records in baseball and football. 
On graduating from college in 1965, Mr. Bilodeau married Marilyn Moon, his bride for life. Shortly thereafter he was swept into the Vietnam War. He attended Navy OCS, graduating as regimental commander at the top of his class. During the war, he flew A-7 fighter jets for the 86th Attack Squadron aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Coral Sea. He flew 232 combat missions, survived being shot down twice, and was awarded numerous medals, ribbons, and commendations. 
Following his naval service, Mr. Bilodeau entered the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1976. Thereafter, he settled his family in St. Louis and embarked on a series of successful entrepreneurial ventures, including several companies and real estate developments. He also served as a director of several public companies, including Corning Natural Gas and Fall River Gas. 
In 1987, the Bilodeaus moved to Florida, residing there – but spending many summers in Hull – for the next 30 years. 
Mr. Bilodeau led a rich life filled with adventure and accomplishment. To know him was to enter a world of last-minute comebacks and improbable upsets, of football games with the president and helicoptering to center field of his college baseball game, of courageous bombing raids and terrifying heavy-weather carrier landings at night, of being shot down and surviving while brothers did not, of fishing adventures around the globe, of parasailing and ultra-light planes and racing powerboats the length of the Mississippi, of horse races and risk-taking, of winning it all and losing it all and winning it back again, and of supreme, almost reckless generosity and kindness to friends, family, and strangers alike. 
And in truth, that is merely to scratch the surface. His gift was to turn the everyday and ordinary into the extraordinary. He was the center of gravity wherever he went and all who knew him were inexorably drawn into his orbit. His uncanny ability on the field was matched only by his rapier wit and disarming charm. 
The extraordinary stories that emerge from his life are his legacy and will be treasured by all who knew and loved him. Most of all, he cherished his family and the time he spent with them. In addition to his wife Marilyn, Mr. Bilodeau’s immediate family includes three children: Kathy Varney of Cohasset, Kerry Humes of Florida, and Tom Bilodeau III, of Hingham; their spouses, Dan Varney and Kelly Bilodeau; and seven grandchildren. Mr. Bilodeau also had two sisters, Jane Heggie and Nancy Bilodeau, and a brother, Timothy Bilodeau. With the exception of Jane Heggie, all survive him, together with a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. 
A Celebration of Life reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 4-7 p.m. at The Red Lion, 71 South Main St., Cohasset. Relatives and friends are invited.
Mr. Bilodeau requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Medicines for Humanity, 800 Hingham St., Rockland MA 02370 or online at
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Obituary: Mary Caparrotta

Mary Caparrotta, at 92
Mary [Morano] Caparrotta of Hull died Oct. 15 at the age of 92. 
Mrs. Caparrotta enjoyed sewing, cooking, bingo, and watching the Red Sox. Most of all, she cherished her role as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. 
She was the wife of the late Ernesto “Ernie the Barber” Caparrotta; loving mother of Joseph E. Caparrotta and his wife, Mary-Jo, of Hull, Rosemary Castellano of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Linda Oldakowski and her husband, Frank, of Hull, Nancy Muscolino and her husband, Joseph, of Braintree, and the late William P. Langtry. 
Mrs. Caparrotta was also the sister of Frank Murano of Hingham and the late Tony Morano, John Murano, Marie LaRossa, Margaret Tutay, Luca Morano, and Robert Morano. 
She leaves 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 
Services have been held. Mrs. Caparrotta was buried at Hull Village Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Mark R. Scruton

Mark R. Scruton, at 58
Mark Richard Scruton, 58, of South Weymouth, died unexpectedly Sept. 14. 
Mr. Scruton was a Hull High School graduate, Class of 1977, and a graduate of ITT Technical Institute, where he earned his certification as an auto mechanic.
He was a muscle-car enthusiast with a quick sense of humor, was often the life of the party, and had many friends. He was a great friend, caring brother, and loving son. He will be missed by many. 
He is survived by his mother, Roberta A. Gibson; his two sisters, Roberta Jo Gibson and Dr. Patricia A. Lightner; her husband, Jeffrey Lightner; and many extended family and friends. 
Mr. Scruton was preceded in death by his father, Richard Earl Scruton, of Ayer; and his stepfather, Joseph W. Gibson, of Hull. 
A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date via a memorial page. A

Obituary: David C. Grossack

David C. Grossack, at 61

David Charles Grossack Esq., died Sept. 20, erev Rosh Hashanah. He was 61.
Mr. Grossack succumbed to a hard-fought battle with heart and kidney failure despite the superhuman efforts of the compassionate and dedicated staff at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Mr. Grossack was, first and foremost, a passionate man. Several locales held special significance to him. He loved walking the beach in his hometown of Hull; he loved visiting his birthplace of Hawaii, returning there frequently to vacation; he was especially passionate about Israel, its people, history, customs, and even geography. (He loved spending as much time as possible floating in the Dead Sea).
Career-wise, Mr. Grossack was passionate about the law and serving his clients. There was no topic or client too controversial for him to defend vigorously. 
One notable legal issue for which he passionately worked were fathers in marital disputes who were summarily denied child custody and visitation rights. He represented this group despite what he saw as public biases against them. Mr. Grossack’s hobbies included creating artwork and researching (and discussing) history, current events, and geopolitical issues.
Lastly, Mr. Grossack was most passionate about his family, doting on his three nephews and their accomplishments. He was lovingly connected to his significant other, Joan, and her brothers, Charlie, David, and Steven. He called his sister-in-law “Sis” and enjoyed wonderfully close relationships with both his mother and brother.
He made a positive impact on many lives and will be dearly missed.
Mr. Grossack is survived by his mother, Judith [Trachtenberg] Grossack; brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Rocky) Grossack and Jori Ceder Grossack; nephews Samuel, Adam, and Zachary Grossack; and longtime partner, Joan Shuman.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 at 11:45 a.m. at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St., Newton. Shiva will be held immediately thereafter at the temple and continue until 8:30 p.m.
If you choose to make a contribution in memory of David, his family suggests a donation to his alma mater, New England Law/Boston, 154 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116, or online at

Obituary: Sandra E. Sullivan

Sandra E. Sullivan, at 47
Sandra E. [Hamer] Sullivan, of Scituate, died Sept. 7 at age 47. 
She was a graduate of Scituate High School, class of 1988. 
She was the beloved mother of Stephen M. Sullivan and Makayla R. Sullivan, and is survived by their father, Michael Sullivan, all of Hull. 
Ms. Sullivan was the devoted daughter of Bryant K. “Mike” and Alice J. [McMonagle] Hamer of Scituate; sister of Steven B. Hamer and his wife, Patty, of Vermont; and Scott E. Hamer and his wife, Kim, of Pembroke. She is dearly remembered by her partner, John Miller, and their dog, Peanut. She was the niece of Marcia Hamer of Yarmouth, Lois Lichtenberger and her husband, Ron, of Hull, and Janice Kroboth and her husband, Tom, of Colorado. 
Visiting hours will be in Harbor United Methodist Church, 55 First Parish Rd., Scituate, Friday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service Saturday morning, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery, Scituate. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy., Scituate, MA 02066. 
For online guest book, visit

Obituary: Marie L. Kenerson

Marie L. Kenerson, at 89
Marie Loretta [Parkes] Kenerson, 89, died peacefully and surrounded by love on Sept. 14, after hospice care in Wenham, at the home of her son Paul.
Throughout and at different times of her long life, Mrs. Kenerson was a happily active member in a multitude of clubs and groups. In Massachusetts, she was affiliated with the Women’s Sodality of St. Mary’s Parish, Hull Yacht Club, Hull Garden Club, Orton-Gillingham Society, Delta Kappa Gamma Society – Alpha Zeta branch, Hull Association of Retired Teachers, Anne Scully Senior Center, and the neighborhood “Pooped-out Mothers.”
The connective tissue among many and varied communities, Mrs. Kenerson was a clear reflection of her commitment to “love one another.” She was a city girl who became an oceanfront woman, leaving her childhood Dorchester neighborhoods and urban education for a quieter life on Nantasket Beach. It wasn’t long before she fell in love with crewing on her family’s Ensign, spending days on the beach with her red-hatted children, playing an integral role in her husband’s Hingham business, The Garden Gate, and deepening roots in the small town. 
Her life was decorated with lifelong girlfriends from St. Peter’s School, Jeremiah E. Burke High School, and Teachers College of the City of Boston (now UMass Boston); relatives who spanned multiple generations and branches of a complex family tree; longtime neighbors and dear friends from Hull, where she lived for more than 68 years; cherished relationships nurtured in Sanibel, Fla., where she finally had the time and freedom to explore new and expanded interests and hobbies. 
With a natural talent for deep and lasting relationships, she lived and died with a full heart. Her presence, quiet strength, and humility were gifts she offered freely, and these qualities strengthened her impact on others. 
Although perhaps most recognized as the devoted mother of eight, Mrs. Kenerson was also very proud of her accomplishments as an educator. Upon graduation from college in 1949, just weeks before her wedding date and move to Hull, she eagerly accepted her first job as a special education teacher. It wasn’t long, however, before she began her own family and subsequently left the traditional school setting. 
Many years and many children later, she studied at Massachusetts General Hospital’s early and distinguished Dyslexia Program, earning the honor of becoming one of the first Orton-Gillingham Fellows. During years spent as a private tutor and classroom reading specialist at the Jacobs Elementary School, her heart exploded with love for and dedication to her work, students, and colleagues. Her patience, kindness, and unrelenting commitment were gifts to many who had struggled before meeting her. After more than three decades as a homemaker, this professional facet of her life was deeply meaningful and brought great depth and breadth to her days.  
After retirement, Mrs. Kenerson spent many winters on her beloved Sanibel Island on the west coast of Florida with her late husband, John. There, they enjoyed 25-plus years of sunset boat trips, interesting arts, literature and exercise classes, outdoor adventures, and many deep friendships. 
Mrs. Kenerson understood the rhythms of life and had a trust in the waves of activity and quiet, crowds and solitude, distance and proximity. Most of all, she believed that God had guided her life decisions and path; she had no regrets, but only gratitude for a life well lived. She birthed a nation of good people, and this was her greatest legacy. It is so comforting to know that, true to her word, she is leaving us with “oceans of love”. 
Mrs. Kenerson was the daughter of the late John B. and Loretta [Costello] Parkes. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John and son Brian Kenerson. She is survived by her children, John, Paul, William, Thomas, Marie, Kevin Kenerson, and Carol Wilson. She loved all her daughters-in-law, Lisbet, Elaine, Julie, Hirity, Kathy, and LuAnn as her own. She was the cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of eight. She was the loving sister of Ann Murphy and the late John, Richard, Robert, Donald, Leo Parkes, and Dorothy McCarthy. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursday, Sept. 28, 4-8 p.m., at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. Her funeral Mass will be held Friday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church. Internment will follow, at Hull Village Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marie L. Kenerson may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor at 186 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143, online at, or to Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators at AOGPE, P.O. Box 234, Amenia, NY 12501, online at 
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Obituary: Maurice E. Murphy

Maurice E. Murphy, at 77
Maurice E. Murphy died Sept. 12, after a short illness. He was 77.
Mr. Murphy was a lifelong resident of Hull, a retired Hull police officer, proprietor of Maurice E. Murphy Realty and Insurance, member of many Hull boards, and a passionate gardener. 
His pleasures included a steak or a chop charred on his grill, a great piece of fish at Jake’s, Chinese buffet on Friday, and, most of all, holding court in the front yard or on his porch with all sorts of folks. He was never afraid to voice his opinion or ask: “What’s the good word?” He was always ready to offer help and advice. 
Son of the late Helen [Lewis] and Maurice P. Murphy, he was the brother of Jean M Benson, Owen Murphy, and Peter “John” Murphy, who all predeceased him. He is survived by his niece, Jean Loiselle, and her husband, Tom, and his nephew, Edward Benson, and his wife Rosemary. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, 4-7 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. His funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. 
Mr. Murphy will be buried at Hull Village Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. 
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Obituary: Carole [D’Urbano] Ciampa

Carole Ciampa, at 78


Carole [D’Urbano] Ciampa, of Hull, died Friday, Sept. 8. She was 78.
Mrs. Ciampa was born and raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. She owned her own accounting firm for many years. 
She enjoyed spending time with her family, including her beloved dog, Mac, and her cat, Mittens. Watching the TV series “Murder, She Wrote” and “MASH” also brought her joy.
She was a wonderful woman who will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. 
She was the beloved mother of Caryn Joan Ciampa of Hull; loving sister of Arlene Chaple of Burlington and the late Lillian [D’Urbano] Nestle; and loving aunt of Lawrence R. Chaple, Kenneth M. Chaple, and Jinny L. [Chaple] Bahr. She is also survived by many great-nieces and great-nephews. 
Her funeral service was held this morning at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, with interment at Hingham Cemetery.
Charitable donations in Mrs. Ciampa’s memory may be made to the MSPCA, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. 
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Obituary: George J. McCullough

George J. McCullough, at 86
George J. McCullough, 86, of Florida, died after a long illness.
Mr. McCullough grew up in Oswego, NY and earned a bachelor’s degree at Niagara University. He was a pioneer in health insurance for self-insured companies.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He loved sports, especially the Red Sox and the Patriots. He enjoyed politics, debating, and history.
Mr. McCullough was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Joan (Sullivan); and his sons, Kevin McCullough and Jeffery Sobczak.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ann (Mahoney) of Venice, Florida; his children, Jack McCullough of Scituate, Joe McCullough and his wife, Linda, of Rockland, Meg Meagher and her husband, Rick, of Hull, Greg Sobczak of Hull, and Andrea Tramontana and her husband, Bill, also of Hull; and seven grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday in Venice, FL.

Obituary: Bernard Lemack

Bernard Lemack, at 92
Bernard “Barney” Lemack, a longtime resident of Hull, Stoughton, and Boca Raton, Fla., died on Aug. 18. He was 92.
Mr. Lemack had lived in Boca Raton with his beloved wife, Edith, who predeceased him. He was also married to Alice Rubin, with whom he traveled and enjoyed many happy years. She was the mother of two dedicated daughters, Francine Sasso and Wendy Epstein.  
Mr. Lemack is survived by three daughters, Marilyn Smith and her husband, Bruce Sooy, of Plymouth; Meryl Johnson and her husband, David, of Hull; and Barbara “Barbie” Corcoran and her husband, Bob, of Hull. Mr. Lemack’s son, Howard, predeceased him. Mr. Lemack is survived by Howard’s wife, Sandra, and their two children, Peter and Elisa, of Melrose. He also leaves his grandchildren, Jeff White and his wife, Beth, and their children, Caitlyn and Colin, of Powder Springs, Ga.; Jennifer Harriman and her husband, Jarod, and their children, Eden and Emma, of Dayton, Maine; Joseph Emma and his wife, Megan, and their children, Lila, Harper, and Paisley of Hanson; and Marc Emma and his wife, Lizette, and their son, Cayden, of Bridgewater. 
Mr. Lemack also is survived by his brother, Hyman Lemack, and his wife, Edith, of Peabody; and his former son-in-law, Ron Emma of Bridgewater. He was uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lemack was predeceased by his brother, Phil Lemack.
Graveside services will be held at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon, on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 10:45 a.m. Following the service, the family will be greeting mourners at the Blue Hills Country Club, 23 Pecunit St., Canton. 
Mr. Lemack spent his last days at the Bostonian Nursing and Rehab Center in Dorchester where the dedicated staff provided exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bostonian’s Elder Council, c/o The Bostonian Nursing Home, 337 Neponset Ave., Dorchester, MA. 02122. 

Obituary: Michael R. Devitt

Michael R. Devitt, at 76
Michael R. Devitt, of Hingham, formerly of Hull, died Aug. 15. He was 76. 
Mr. Devitt graduated from Hull High School and worked as a management consultant for 30 years before his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the L Street Football Association and enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Beloved husband of Carol (Aloise) Devitt, he was loving father to Fran Troy and her husband, Joe, of Hull; Mike Devitt and his wife, Michelle, of Ivyland, Pa.; and Paul Devitt and his wife, Suzanne, of Marshfield. He was cherished grandfather to Lauren, Maggie, Sean, Colleen, Justin, Doug, Dominic, and Christopher. He was the brother of Richard Devitt and his wife, Linda, of Marshfield, the late Paul Devitt, and the late Veronica Small. He was brother-in-law of Frannie Maccarrone of Florida and son of the late Elizabeth (Coleman) Devitt. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews and a world of friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Ann’s Church, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull, on Friday, Aug. 25, from 10-11 a.m. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. All relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Charitable donations may be made to Hull High School Scholarship Fund, 180 Main St., Hull, MA 02045. Please include “Mike Devitt” on the memo line of the check. 
Arrangements are under the care of Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, Hingham. For additional information and online condolences, visit 

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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