Obituary: Tyler Gabriel

Tyler Gabriel, at 22
Tyler Gabriel of Hull, an Afghanistan veteran who served with the U.S. Army First Calvary Division, lost his battle with addiction Feb. 5. He was 22.
Mr. Gabriel was the husband of Erin K. McGurl-Gabriel; the son of Suzanne Wisehart and the late Michael Gabriel Sr.; and the godson of Patrick Finn of Hull. He also leaves his siblings: Michael Gabriel Jr., Chelsie Gabriel, and Nathan Sweeney. He will be missed by many cousins, aunts, and uncles, as well as his niece, Emma Gabriel.
Services have been held. To offer online condolences, visit 

Obituary: Christina Temple

Christina Temple, at 81
Christina (Brietenberger) Temple, 81, died peacefully at the Fitchburg Gardens on the morning of Feb. 5. 
Mrs. Temple was born in Germany. She worked as a chef at Anastos Corner Café in Hull for 50 years, retiring at age 74. Her customers were like family, and she loved seeing smiles on their faces. Cooking was her passion, but when she was not at the restaurant, you could find her working in her garden, planting vegetables and the delicate flowers she loved. 
Mrs. Temple was a dog lover, but she also loved animals of all kinds. She was selfless and always put animals before herself. She was a very strong woman who loved her family, friends, and life itself. 
She leaves a daughter, Joannie Myers, and her fiancé, Kevin Kessinger, of Rockland; a brother, Arnold Brietenberger, of Germany; and her grandchildren, Andrew Thomas, and his wife, Leah, and Angela Keene, all of Fitchburg; and Ryan Thomas, of Rockland. 
Funeral services have been held. Mrs. Temple was laid to rest alongside her beloved husband, George Temple, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to MSPCA, Attn: Donations, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Online condolences may be made at

Obituary: Inez Silverstein

Inez Silverstein, at 87
Inez R. (Goodman) Silverstein, of Palm Beach and Hull, died peacefully on Friday morning, Feb. 9, at the age of 87. 
Mrs. Silverstein was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Harry and Ida (Werman) Goodman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Jacob “Jack” Silverstein, and her son, Peter Silverstein. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Silverstein, of London; Marilyn Silverstein and her partner, Nancy Radner, of Watertown; her son, Donald Silverstein, of Kensington, Md.; and three grandchildren: Alison, Tanya, and Amanda. 
Funeral services have been held. Mrs. Silverstein was interred at Sharon Memorial Park. 
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Obituary: William J. O’Leary

William J. O’Leary, at 90
William J. O’Leary, of Hull and a longtime resident of Cohasset, died Feb. 11, after suffering a stroke. He was 90.
Mr. O’Leary served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He had a long and storied career with the U.S. Postal Service, beginning with the Railway Mail Service and retiring as a postal inspector with the Boston division. 
As a postal inspector, he investigated many and varied cases. His contributions toward solving one case, which involved the hijacking of a postal truck in metropolitan Boston and the shooting of an MDC police officer during the ensuing chase, are depicted in the book “ShotGunned,” written by that officer, Dana Owen. 
Mr. O’Leary met Patricia McDermott in Elmira, N.Y., and they were married in 1949. They raised a family of six children, volunteering their time and effort at Elmira Catholic churches and various civic organizations before relocating their family to Manchester, N.H., and then Cohasset. 
After his retirement, Bill, Pat, and their son Dan spent many years enjoying the company of family and friends on the South Shore, at Waneta Lake in New York, and in Englewood, Fla. 
Mr. O’Leary was predeceased by his wife, son Daniel, and an infant daughter, Eileen. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Mary Frances Field, John “Duke” O’Leary Jr., Ann Cady, and Majorie Tierney. He is survived by five children: Kathleen O’Leary, of Arlington, Va.; Maureen Christensen, of McLean, Va., Timothy O’Leary, of Rochester, N.Y.; Marianne Connelly of Elmira, N.Y.; and Elizabeth Fludder, of Hull; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. O’Leary also leaves his sister, Jean Murray, and her husband, Robert, of Greensboro, N.C., as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and a host of caring friends.
Visiting hours will be from 8:30-9:45 a.m. on Thursday at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 South Main St., Cohasset. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Saint Anthony Catholic Church, 10 Summer St., Cohasset. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.
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Obituary: Charline Balmes

Charline Balmes, at 84
Charline B. (Shamaly) Balmes, 84, of Hull, died Feb. 11.
Mrs. Balmes was born in Boston to the late Rizallah F. Shamaly and Anna N. (Mourad) Shamaly. She grew up on Hartford Street in Dorchester and later moved to Braintree, then to Brockton. She loved to belly dance and to be outdoors and enjoyed nature at her previous home in New Hampshire and her final home in Hull.
She was the beloved wife of the late James B. Balmes and the loving mother of Robert L. May and his wife, Frances, of Brockton; Bernadette L. (May) Raftery and her husband, Peter, of Hull; and the late Linda M. (May) Molleur and her husband, Joseph, of Adams. She was the proud grandmother of the late Robert L. May Jr. of Brockton; Kimberley (May) Desmond and her husband, Joseph, of Coco, Fla.; and Mary-Catherine Raftery of Hull and the cherished great-grandmother of Joshuah May of Brockton and Robert Desmond of Coco, Fla. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings: Patrick, Louis, and Philip Shamaly; and her best friend and sister-in-law, Patricia Shamaly.  
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday), with burial at the National Cemetery at Bourne.
In honor of her grandson and in her memory, donations may be sent to: Celebrate Recovery at the Link Church, 1 Colgate Way, Canton, MA 02021. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Larry Hand

Larry Hand, at 66
Larry Hand, 66, of Hull, died Dec. 5, after an accidental fall. He was born in Bowdon, Georgia and was graduated from George Washington University with a degree in journalism. He worked in that field for many years, first as a reporter for The New York Times and then as editor for several scientific magazines. He was also was the founding editor of Neurology Today and managing editor for the Columbia Gazetteer of the World, a complete listing of all geographical places on earth.
Mr. Hand is survived by Margaret “Mickey” Hand, his wife of 33 years; daughters Joan Hand, Elizabeth Hand Hykel and her husband, John, and Cassie Hand; and a granddaughter, all of Philadelphia. 
Services were private. Memorial donations may be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 787, Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: Raffaele Contrado

Raffaele Contrado, at 91 
Raffaele J. Contrado, who was known as “Lefty” or “Fred,” died Jan. 21 at age 91.
Mr. Contrado proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a professional boxer and was left-handed, which is where his nickname came from. He was a very active member of the Saint Anthony’s Society and the VFW in the North End. 
Mr. Contrado adored his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed old Western movies, John Wayne, big band music, and cooking. He was a warm and loyal man who was hard-working, strong, and dependable.
He was the beloved husband of the late Carmella (Procopio) Contrado and the loving father of the late Ralph Contrado and his surviving wife, Tammy, of Hull; Stephen Contrado, of Hull; and Sheila Crosby, of Winthrop. He was the cherished brother of Antoinette “Penny” LaFrazia and her late husband, Frank, of the North End; Pasquale “Pat” Contrado and his wife, Amy, of Florida; Frank Contrado and his wife, Kathy, of the North End; and the late Fiore “Peanuts” Contrado and his wife, Mary, and Philomena Marachiello and her husband, Salvitore “Sammy.” 
He was the loving “Nono” of John, Dereck, and April Contrado; Estelle Lincoln; and Erin, Kelly, Skye, and the late Jamie Olson; and great-grandfather of Dylan and Billy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, 4-8 p.m., at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A funeral home service will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Anthony’s Society, 203 Endicott St., Boston, MA 02113. See for online condolences. 

Obituary: Paul K. McLaughlin

Paul K. McLaughlin, at 87
Longtime Hull resident Paul K. McLaughlin died Jan. 17 at age 87.
Originally from Mission Hill in Boston, Mr. McLaughlin lived in Hull for much of his life, beginning as a summer resident of Lincoln Avenue, moving there year-round as a teenager, and then settling on Sunset Point to raise his family. He worked for many years as a linesman for New England Telephone Co.
He loved to tell jokes and sing and was a part of the Whippoorwills Choral Group in Weymouth. In his spare time, he enjoyed being out on his back deck with friends, reading and enjoying the view of the water. 
Mr. McLaughlin was a member of the ROMEO Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out), a group of friends who enjoyed getting together regularly to share memories and stay in touch with each other. He had a deep love for his family, friends, and animals and will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality and sense of humor.
Mr. McLaughlin was the youngest child of the late John and Mary (O’Connell) McLaughlin. When his mother died shortly after his birth, Paul’s beloved Aunt Mae assisted in caring for him and his brothers and sisters.
He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (Curran) McLaughlin, cherished father of Michael McLaughlin, of Hull; Marty McLaughlin and his wife, Kathleen, of Weymouth; Marilyn Haraden and her husband, Christopher, of Hanover; and the late Mary McLaughlin. He was caring “Grampa” to Matthew Haraden, Adam Haraden, Sean McLaughlin, and Kathryn McLaughlin. Mr. McLaughlin was the brother of the late John McLaughlin, Lt. Joseph McLaughlin, Irene O’Rourke, and Marie O’Brien, and the dear friend of Joan Tilden of Weymouth. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services were held earlier this week. Burial was in Hull Village Cemetery. To honor his love of animals, donations in Mr. McLaughlin’s memory may be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 487 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: Kevin Tierney

Kevin Tierney, at 63
Hull resident Kevin Tierney died unexpectedly Jan. 13. He was 63. 
A lifelong resident of Hull, he loved golf and cooking, following all the Boston sports teams, and making anyone around him laugh.
The beloved husband of 27 years of Dawn (Marley) Tierney of Hull; he was the loving father of Lauren Tierney, of Portland, Maine, and Sean Tierney, of Hull. 
He was the son of the late William and Mary (Harkins) Tierney and the brother of William Tierney and his wife, Karen, of Bridgewater; A. Lynn Dunn and her husband, Jeff, of Hull; Patricia Belforti and her husband, James, of Medway; and the late Donald and Richard Tierney. He was the brother-in-law of Joan Tierney, of Florida, and Allison Tierney, of New Jersey. Mr. Tierney is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and he leaves behind his beloved dog, JoJo.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, Jan 19, at 11 a.m. at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham, followed by a burial in Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation in memory of Kevin to the Leeber Tierney Golf Classic, 32 Commodore Ct., Hull, MA 02045, or the American Heart Association. 

Obituary: Paul K. McLaughlin

Paul K. McLaughlin, at 87
Relatives and friends will gather next week to celebrate the life of Paul K. McLaughlin of Sunset Point, who died on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at age 87.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. in Hingham. A funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by burial at Hull Village Cemetery.
In place of flowers, those wishing to honor Mr. McLaughlin’s memory are encouraged to make donations in his name to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 487 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045. Visit for more information. 
A full obituary will be published in next week’s Hull Times.  

Obituary: Patricia A. Fleck

Patricia A. Fleck, at 74
Patricia A. (Meleedy) Fleck died Tuesday, Jan. 16. She was 74.
Mrs. Fleck was a longtime resident of Hull. She will be remembered for being a supportive spouse, loving mother, and loyal friend. She will be sadly missed.
Daughter of the late Francis J. and Dora Meleedy; she was the beloved wife of retired Hull firefighter Gary C. Fleck; and the loving mother of Stephanie Peters and her husband, Robert, and Bridgette Bernard and her husband, James, all of Hull. 
The dear sister of Joan Tartarini and her husband, Al, of Winchester, and the late Frank Meleedy, Paul Meleedy and Doris Cox; she was the caring “Nani” of Jake, Harry, Lucy, Audie, and Frankie. Mrs. Fleck also is survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10 a.m. on Friday. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Hull Firefighters Union, Local 1657, PO Box 388, Hull, MA 02045. Burial will be private. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Eleanor Dunn

Eleanor Dunn, at 90
Eleanor (Potts) Dunn died peacefully Dec. 28 at Bay Path in Duxbury at the age of 90. 
Mrs. Dunn was born in Boston to Walter and Isabel Potts. She spent her youth in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale and summers in Nova Scotia. She was an avid seamstress and gardener, loved the ocean and baking, and helped manage her husband’s business, South Shore Camera in Hanover and Pembroke. She raised her family in Quincy and Cohasset and retired in Hull. 
Mrs. Dunn is survived by her beloved brother, Bernard (Lorraine) Potts, of Canton; and daughters Elizabeth Lund, of Quincy, and Sandra (Craig) Ellis, of Spencer; along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burton Dunn, of Cohasset; son, Robert Lund, of Quincy; sister, Barbara Corwin, of Roslindale; and brother, Hugh John Potts, of South Boston. 
Mrs. Dunn’s life will be celebrated with a private family memorial. To sign her online guestbook, visit

Obituary: Elaine J. Costello

Elaine J. Costello, at 79
Elaine J. (Madigan) Costello died peacefully in her home on Jan. 1, with her loving family by her side. She was 79.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Marion (Quirk) Madigan. She is survived by her husband, Leo P. Costello of Hull; she also was the beloved mother of Kevin Costello and his wife, Lynn, of Plymouth; Elaine J. Costello, of Hull; Jack Costello and his wife, Lorri, of Hingham; and Marybeth (Costello) Nance and her husband, Joel Nance, of Jacksonville, Fla. 
She was the cherished Nana of Sarah (Costello) Nickerson, TJ Costello, Alyce Costello, and Greg Costello and great-grandmother to Logan. She was the loving sister of Janet (Madigan) Holbrook and her husband, Alan, of Pembroke, and their children Mark, the late Stacey, Brian, Jenni, and Marylee; and the late Penny (Madigan) Housley and her children, Anne Housley and Beth Housley.
Her funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Church, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull, at 10 a.m. Saturday. A reception will follow at the Nantasket Beach Resort.

Obituary: James R. Barber

James R. Barber, at 73
James R. Barber died at his Hull home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the age of 73.  
He grew up in Jamaica Plain and graduated from Mission High School.  Jim – or Jimmy, as many affectionately called him – spent summers as a boy in Hyannis Port at golf caddy camp, where he had the good fortune of meeting and caddying for the Kennedy family.  He and his family enjoyed many summer outings in the Brant Rock/Ocean Bluffs beach community.  He served as a member of the Air Force National Guard for a number of years, then went on to graduate from Northeast Industrial Tech in Boston and pursued a lengthy and successful career with IBM and later Bank of Boston and State Street Corp. 
Mr. Barber was a mentor and good friend to many people with whom he worked and he carried these friendships throughout his life.  He lived in Norwell for over 30 years.  
He enjoyed playing club tennis for a number of years. An avid skier and lover of the White Mountains, he spent much of his time on the slopes and earned a reputation for being the first person to arrive at the lodge in the morning, ready to go. He was a member of the Attitash Mountain Ski TGIF (Thank Goodness I’m Fifty) Ski Club.
Mr. Barber spent a great deal of his retirement and last year of life skiing and surrounded by good friends. 
He is survived by his loving wife, Maria (Argos) Barber; daughter Christina Barber and her husband, Michael McCarthy, of Hingham, daughter Andrea Salzillo and her husband, Stephen, of Norton; grandchildren Lily, Celia, Mario, and Elena; brothers Paul Barber of Arizona and Richard Barber of Texas; and a loving extended family. 
Visiting hours will be held at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham, on Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at the Panagia Greek Orthodox Church, 811 Jerusalem Rd., Cohasset, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at the Hull Village Cemetery.  
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Melanoma Research Fund, MGH Development Office, c/o Megan Daniels, 125 Nashua St., Boston, MA 02114. For online condolences, please visit 

Obituary: Helen I. Orpen

Helen I. Orpen, at 77
Hull resident Helen Irene (McCarthy) Orpen died Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the age of 77.
Mrs. Orpen was born into a very large family and was raised in Charlestown. She moved to Hull in 1970. She worked in sales for Talbots and Gem-O-Rama for many years prior to her retirement. 
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 John A. Orpen; loving mother of John H. Orpen and his wife, Kathleen, of Hanson; Stephen J. Orpen and his wife, Susan, of Sutton; Patrice M. Pumphrey and her companion, James Watts, of Hull; and David W. Orpen and his wife, Jill, of Hull. She was the cherished grandmother of 10 and also enjoyed two great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Orpen also leaves her siblings: Charles McCarthy, Margaret O’Callahan, Elaine Dykens, Marilyn Young, Velna Marsden, and Michael McCarthy. She was the sister of the late Robert McCarthy, Jean Bossi, and Patricia Hendrickson. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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Obituary: Jeanne Bissett

Jeanne Bissett, at 60
Jeanne (Jennie) Bissett died Jan. 6 due to ongoing health complications. She was 60.
Born in Milton, she was raised in Holbrook and was an 18-year resident of Hull. She was the oldest sibling of Teresa Flaherty, Corey Wegielewski, Christine Conway-Hale, and Scott Conway, and she was the beloved mother of four children: Taylor Phelps, Daniel Bissett, Paige Marie Bissett, and Adam Bissett. Mrs. Bissett also leaves a grandson, Jack Phelps, as well as a sizable extended family and many loved ones and friends.
She was the wife of the late William Bissett and companion of the late Thomas Woods. 
Visitation and her memorial service were scheduled today [Jan. 11] at the Cartwright Funeral Home in Holbrook.
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Obituary: John B. Candito

John B. Candito, at 94
John B. Candito, of Hull, died Jan. 1. He was 94.
Mr. Candito was born and raised in Hingham and, after marrying his wife Mary, moved to Hull in 1951. In his younger years, he worked for Cronin Farm Diary in Weymouth and then became head custodian at the Memorial School in Hull. He was quite the handyman and enjoyed being a craftsman. He was known for his woodworking, especially his skill at making dollhouses and model ships. Mr. Candito enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events and politics. He also enjoyed sitting on his porch in Hull and watching the bay. He was fiercely loyal, highly religious, and loved his family deeply. After retirement, Mr. Candito became blind. Despite this setback, he persevered. He will be remembered for his hard-working and fun-loving personality. 
He was the loving husband of the late Mary E. (Slattery) and the cherished father of Tony Candito and his wife, Carol, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Bob Candito and his late wife, Kathryn, of Houston. He was Grandpa to Kara, Bryan, and Kristina; great Grandpa to Giacomo; and also leaves his “adopted son,” Michael Dunphy, and many nieces and nephews.
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 service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Monday prior to the funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull, at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham, will follow.
Please consider donations in memory of John Candito to Perkins School for the Blind, c/o Perkins Trust, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Obituary: John H. Castle

John H. Castle, at 71
John Harold Castle, of Hull, died Dec. 28. He was 71. 
Mr. Castle was known as Jack and was a proud Army sergeant who served our country during the Vietnam War. He was very active in the military community in his civilian life, too, as a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a past commander of the Hull VFW Post 1787. He also was a member of the Scituate 3169 VFW, Cohasset American Legion 118, a life member of Vietnam Veterans Era Post 1 in Abington, a member of the DAV, and many other local organizations. He focused his life on caring for other veterans. 
Mr. Castle also was passionate about boating and fishing and was a past commodore of the Back River Yacht Club and a member of the Commodores’ Club of America. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing and also solving puzzles.  
His main passion in life was his family, especially his grandchildren, and spending time with those he loved. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.  
H was the beloved husband of 37 years of Mariruth (Kecskemety) Castle of Hull; loving father of Joseph Davis and his wife, Brandy, of Maine, and Paul Davis, Sheila Ranson and her husband, William, and Brad Castle and his wife, Danielle, all of Hull. He was the devoted grandfather of Virginia, Michael, Joseph, Dakota, Trevor, Joshua, Chloe, Ethan, and Brayden; and he leaves one great-granddaughter. Mr. Castle also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Arnold Sherman

Arnold Sherman, at 87
Arnold Sherman, 87, died Jan. 2, after a brief illness. 
Mr. Sherman escaped with his family from Nazi Germany in 1939. He was a successful engineer and mentor, who always gave of himself and was loved by all who knew him. While living in Newton, he was involved with Temple Emanuel, but he made his special mark as a minyanaire and temple trustee at Hull’s Temple Beth Sholom. He made people’s lives better for having known him. 
He was the devoted husband of Naomi (Shapiro Greene) and the late Norma (Trust) and the beloved father of Ralph Sherman and his wife, Rose, Janet Sherman, and the late Hillery Sherman. 
Mr. Sherman was the stepfather of Eric Greene and his wife, Venus, Susan Murphy and her husband, Michael, and Sharon Kavanaugh; and the loving special grandfather (“Arnold”) of Alyssa Zisk, Katlin Murphy Sanchez, Matthew Murphy, Debra Greene, Alana Greene, and Christopher Kavanaugh.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m.  Sunday at Temple Beth Sholom, 600 Nantasket Ave. Mr. Sherman will be buried at Hull Village Cemetery. A kiddush at the temple will follow.
Shiva continues Sunday evening through Tuesday evening at his late residence, with a minyan at 7 p.m. 
Memorial donations may be made to Temple Beth Sholom or to the Special Olympics, 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752.

Obituary: Margaret A. Shields

Margaret A. Shields, at 76
Margaret A. [Murphy] Shields, of Weymouth, formerly of Hull, died Dec. 25. She was 76.
Known to friends and family as Peggy, she grew up in Roxbury and raised her family in Hull. She was an avid sports fan, cheering especially for the New England Patriots and her beloved Tom Brady. Mrs. Shields enjoyed playing bingo and taking trips to Foxwoods. She will be sadly missed.
Beloved wife of the late Martin T. Shields Jr. and longtime companion of the late Martin J. Burke; she was the loving mother of Catherine Shields of Randolph, Martin T. Shields III and his wife, Debbie, of Hull, Maryellen Shields of Auburndale, Christine Shields of Quincy, Susan Collins and her husband, John, of Weymouth, and the late Nancy Freeland. The cherished Nannie of Carol, Jackie, Kayla, Sam, Jenna, and Christina, Mrs. Shields also is survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday prior to her funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 12 p.m. Burial at Hull Village Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. See for online condolences.