Obituary: Willard ‘Bill’ Simmons

Willard ‘Bill’ Simmons, at 89
Willard “Bill” W. Simmons of Boston, formerly of Hull, entered into rest May 21. He was 89. 
Mr. Simmons was the beloved husband of the late Jacqueline [Tulman]; devoted father of Ellen Sheridan and her husband, Bob, Joanne Simmons and her spouse, Kris Eckland, Erin Simmons, Lloyd Simmons, and the late Eric Simmons; cherished grandfather of Kerie, Damon, Corey, Kevin, Jaime-Lee, Leanne, David, Tyler, and the late Jessica; and great-grandfather of Elijah. 
Special thanks to the staff of Hebrew Senior Life, as well as Hebrew Senior Life Hospice, for the support, care, love, and respect they showed to Mr. Simmons and his family. 
Funeral services will be held today [Thursday] at 11:30 a.m. at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 475 Washington St., Canton. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Ellen and Bob Sheridan on Friday from 1-7 p.m. and Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre St., Boston, MA 02131. 
For online condolences, please visit www.stanetskycanton.com. 

Obituary: William P. Richardson

William P. Richardson, at 84
Hanover resident William P. Richardson died, with his family by his side, May 22. He was 84.
Mr. Richardson was a Hull native and a proud U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War. He owned a trucking company, Rich’s South Shore Express, Inc., for many years.
He loved country music, trucks, and plowing. He often could be found at Monument Square in Hull, or at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, paying his respects to the memory of those who served the nation. 
Devoted husband of Shirley [Dwyer] Richardson for 47 years; he was the father of 13; grandfather of 21; and great grandfather of 12.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, 4-8 p.m., at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Saturday, prior to the funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10 a.m. Mr. Richardson will be buried at Hull Village Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Hull War Memorial, Attn: Nancy Allen, 253 Atlantic Ave., Hull, MA 02045. For online condolences, visit www.Keohane.com.

Obituary: Sean R. O’Brien

Sean R. O’Brien, at 43
Sean R. O’Brien died unexpectedly, at his home, May 21. He was 43. He grew up in both Hull and Rockland and had lived in Hull for many years. 
Mr. O’Brien served in the Mass Army National Guard. He was a corrections officer at the Norfolk County Jail and also was a member of the Teamsters Union. 
Beloved son of Janet Martin of Hanover and John F. O’Brien and his wife, Mary, of Hull; he was the loving father of Sean R. O’Brien Jr. and Kaitlin O’Brien, both of Weymouth. Mr. O’Brien also was the loving brother of Kerry O’Brien of Whitman, Richard O’Brien of Philadelphia, Kevin O’Brien of Ohio, James O’Brien of North Carolina, Maureen O’Brien of Hull, and Alyssa Colburn of East Bridgewater; and the beloved nephew of Alice Mousseau of Waltham, Michael Marcello of Florida, Robert Marcello of Winchester, and Nancy Marcello of Lexington. 
Funeral services are private. For online guestbook, see clancylucid.com.

Obituary: Frank A. Basler

Frank A. Basler, at 59
Francis A. Basler, aka FAB, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, formerly of Hull, died unexpectedly Jan. 12. He was 59. 
Mr. Basler loved the simple pleasures in life – his family, friends, good music, and laughter. He had the warmest smile and a contagious laugh. 
Mr. Basler was a gifted and talented man who loved to play his guitar and write songs. There was nothing he couldn’t fix. He loved his model cars and was proud to be called “the grill master.” He loved with his whole heart and touched many.
Those left behind to carry on include: Theresa McNamara, his true life partner; Marc McNamara, his son, best friend, and working partner; and Desiree, the mother of his two beautiful grandchildren, Noah and Kassidee. “Pa” adored Noah and Kassidee. They meant the world to him.
Mr. Basler also has two sons from a previous marriage, to Dianne Perkins-Basler: Joseph Basler and Daniel Basler, who grew into great men and made their father proud. Mr. Basler is also survived by his siblings: Joseph Basler and his wife, Theresa, of Hull, Euanna [Basler] Kelly, and Richard Basler of Brockton; nieces and nephews Christopher, Alyssa, and Kevin Basler, and Lindzie Boucher, all of Hull; and a boatload of aunts, uncles, and cousins very dear to him, including cousins Cathie McInnis, Pattie Fleming, and Richard Saia.
Family and friends are welcome to celebrate FAB’s life on Sunday, June 4, at the Hull Village Cemetery. The service will begin at 1 p.m. and a cookout – “FAB style” – will follow at Joe and Theresa Basler’s home at 65 J St. Please come with your favorite FAB stories and a light heart. He would want tears to be few and drowned out by laughter from all the happy memories he gave to all. 

Obituary: John M. Sherlock

John M. Sherlock, at 80
John M. Sherlock, 80 of Hull, formerly of Somerville, died May 16, after a long illness. 
Born in Somerville, he was a member of Local 25 Teamster Truck Union, working for Lifschultz Fast Freight. Mr. Sherlock also was the owner of Hanover Coin and Jewelry. He enjoyed traveling and loved his family and friends. 
The beloved husband of Jean Winn-Sherlock; he was the devoted father of Shelley Winn and Russell Winn, both of Weymouth, and Karen Miltenberger and her husband, Robert, of Sandwich. Dear brother of Carole Fitzgerald and her husband, James, of Canton, Ruth Williams of Malden, and the late Richard and James Sherlock; he also was the cherished grandfather of five and and great-grandfather of three. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Homes, 551 Washington St., Rte. 53, Hanover today from 4-7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St. Rte. 139, Hanover, on Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow, at Hanover Center Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA, 02370 or to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007. 
For online guest book, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com. 

Obituary: Marjorie M. McNamara

Marjorie M. McNamara, at 89
Marjorie M. [Sammet] McNamara, 89, of Hull, died peacefully May 15, surrounded by family. 
Mrs. McNamara was a talented seamstress and artist. She created many of her children’s outfits and jackets, as well as wedding dresses. She was the recipient of several Weymouth Fair awards for sewing. She also painted horses at the historic Paragon Carousel and murals that hang in the selectmen’s office in Hull. 
A devoted mother and wife, she loved to dance with her husband. Mrs. McNamara was a longtime member of the Hull VFW Post #1787 Auxiliary. 
Beloved wife of Joseph W. “Billy” McNamara of Hull; loving mother of Michael J. McNamara and wife, Pamela, J. of Marshfield, Kevin M. McNamara and wife, Julie, of Illinois, Wendy L. McLeod and husband, Michael, of Hanson, Joseph W. “Billy” McNamara Jr. and wife, Carol, of Hull, Mark S. McNamara and wife, Sharon, of Pembroke, and the late John P. “Jackie” McNamara. She was the loving sister of Wendell Sammet of Pembroke; adoring grandmother of 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Mrs. McNamara also is survived by her devoted companion and loving dog, Nemo. 
Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life today, from 4-8 p.m., in the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St., Cohasset. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Ann Church, 208 Samoset Ave., followed by interment in Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Scituate Animal Shelter, 780 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy., Scituate, MA. 02066.
For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com. 

Obituary: Richard F. Burke

Richard F. Burke, at 76
Richard Francis Burke, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Hull, died peacefully Monday, surrounded by his loving wife of 50 years, Fran; son Timothy of Burlington; and daughter Alicia Kersten of Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 76.
Mr. Burke had a passion for gardening, playing cards, being active, and travelling. If you ever needed to find him during the summers in Hull, he would either be deep in his garden tending to his tomatoes, playing a game of skat, going for a bike ride, or preparing for his next vacation. 
Born in Mattapan, Mr. Burke was the third of five children born to William and Mary Burke. He had four siblings, William “Bill” Burke, Mary Pierce, Peggy Lee, and Edmund Burke.
Mr. Burke attended Hyde Park High School in Boston, graduating in 1958, and later attended Northeastern University. While at a dance at Moseley’s in October of 1963, he met his future wife, Fran Mahoney. The couple married in November 1966 and spent their early years in Mattapan. 
After moving to Hull in 1970, “Richie and Fran” spent the next 39 years raising their three children, Richard Alan, Timothy William, and Alicia Elizabeth. For 36 years, Mr. Burke took the Hull commuter boat into Boston, where he had a career in IT. He retired from working for state government in 2006. 
Although he was known to family and many friends as Richie, many others knew him as Dick. For many years, he was a member of the Hull Finance Committee, now called the advisory board, where he served the town with knowledge and distinction. 
Mr. Burke was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Edmund; and his son, Richard Alan. In addition to his wife, daughter, and son, he leaves five wonderful grandchildren, James, Alexandra, Samantha, Tula, and Kaia; and several nieces and nephews. He had many friends throughout his life and enjoyed spending time with them over a beer and a good laugh. 
His wife and children wish to thank all of the family and friends for the support they provided over the last several years.  
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of Richard to the Alzheimer’s Support Network, www.alzsupport.org, located at 660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 21, Naples FL 34102.

Obituary: Eleanor Judge

From the WAVES to the waves, Eleanor Judge savored her long life
Appreciation, by Maria Judge

Eleanor Judge owed her brother a debt of gratitude for introducing her to the town she came to love so well.
In August of 1965, she, her husband, and eight children, newly returned from South America and crowded into the grandmothers’ two small Boston apartments, were considering their next move. One day she asked her brother if he could recommend a place on Cape Cod where they could spend a few weeks and the children could go to the beach. “You don’t have to go all the way to the Cape,” Billy told her. “The most beautiful beach in the area is a lot closer.”
He drove them to Hull, where they rented a summer house for two weeks, then rented a house on Q Street for the school year, then bought the house across the street, and Eleanor made Hull her home for the next 52 years.
Six months ago, she moved to the Lafayette Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Marblehead, where she died peacefully in her sleep on April 30. She was 94-1/2.
Eleanor Frances Hanna was born in St. Mark’s Parish in Dorchester on September 4, 1922. She was surrounded by music from an early age. Her father, James Hanna, played the cymbals in the American Legion Newspapermen’s Post band, and sang every morning while he shaved. She and her mother, Ella Nichols Hanna, sang hymns together as they worked in the kitchen. Her two brothers played the drums and she and her sister both sang in their church choirs.
After graduating from Dorchester High School for Girls, Eleanor attended Kent’s Hill Junior College, worked in Boston for several years, and then joined the WAVES (U.S. Naval Reserves) in 1944. She was a member of the prestigious “singing platoon” during boot school at Hunter College in New York, and then attended yeoman school, where she increased her typing speed from 45 to 75 wpm. The military’s secret? They taught their students to type to music.
“What did they play for you?” her sister wondered. “Benny Goodman?”
In fact, it was Strauss waltzes that did the trick.
After returning to Boston, Eleanor was assigned to the Office of the Commander of the Eastern Sea Frontier, where one of her duties involved typing up lists of buoys found in Boston Harbor. Seventy years later, she could still remember one item on her list: flashing red buoy, rendered permanently white by seagulls.
She began studying at Boston College’s campus in the Back Bay and continued after she was honorably discharged from the WAVES in 1947. She married Jerome Judge, the naval lieutenant she met when he came into her office to get the routing for his ship, in September 1950.
One week later, they packed three trunks and moved to Ireland to study in Dublin on the GI Bill. They traveled extensively throughout Ireland, made many friends, and were active in the university community. Eleanor joined a dramatic society organized by a fellow American student, the actor Carroll O'Connor, and played his daughter in a production of Thornton Wilder's “The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden.”
The first of her 10 children was born in Dublin, but died from cardiac complications. He is buried in the Angel’s Plot at Glasnevin Cemetery, in a grave his father helped to dig. A second son was born the following year, and she was expecting her third child when they moved to Germany for Jerome’s job with Catholic Relief Services.
Two years later, Eleanor packed five trunks to return to the United States for a six-year sojourn in South Bend, Indiana, where Jerome taught at the University of Notre Dame. Six children and seven trunks crossed the Atlantic to spend another year in Ireland, after which Jerome was chosen to direct a group of Peace Corps volunteers in Chile.
He had to fly ahead to make arrangements, so Eleanor took seven children and eight trunks on a boat that left from New York City, crossed the Panama Canal, and arrived 20 days later in Valparaiso, Chile. When they returned to the United States three years later, she was expecting another daughter and the family had acquired six more trunks.
After settling in Hull, Eleanor got her nine children through the Hull Public Schools, hundreds of band performances and high school musicals, and a dozen colleges. She encouraged them to spread their wings – if she had a case of empty nest syndrome, it was a very mild one – and enjoyed visiting them in Northampton, Washington, DC, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dublin, Japan, and Hong Kong.
She organized family gatherings at several jazz festivals in California where her brother, the drummer Jake Hanna, played.
But she always came back to Hull. She loved the beach, the library, the commuter boat, the spa, her faith communities, her friends and neighbors, her children’s friends and neighbors, her caregivers. Her network of friends extended around the world and she stayed in touch with people throughout her life.
She worked for the Hull Public Library, for State Street South, for the Jacques Company, for the state Department of Elder Affairs, and the Disaster Recovery Team. She then spent 10 years working for FEMA, traveling across the country when disasters struck, lending a hand and making new friends.
She leaves her children, Andrew and his wife, Elizabeth Benson, of Northampton, Maria of Medford, Brigid Welber of Marblehead, Cecelia and her husband, Nobuhiro Tamba, of Seattle, Rory of San Francisco, Valentina and her husband, Paul Sweeting, of Washington, DC, Justin and his wife, Marissa, of San Francisco, Jerome of Atlanta, Paula and her fiancé, Eli Simpson, of San Jose. She was Grandma Eleanor to Aidan, Cameron, and Casey, and Elizabeth and Michael; and Aunt Ellie to many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, her son Joseph, her sister Mary, and her brothers James, William, and Jake.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas United Methodist Church, 130 Spring St., Hull.
Donations in her memory can be made to: St. Nicholas United Methodist Church; the Friends of the Hull Public Library, 9 Main St., Hull, MA 02045; or The Lafayette Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility, 25 Lafayette St., Marblehead, MA01945.

 

Obituary: John J. Greene Jr.

John J. Greene Jr., at 72
John J. Greene Jr. died March 5 at his home in Florida. He was 72.
Mr. Greene was born in Brighton and was the son of the late Helen and John Greene of Hull.
He graduated from Hull High School, where he was an accomplished athlete, and from Suffolk University in Boston. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked as a consultant for many corporations and for the New Hampshire Transportation Department. 
Mr. Greene loved to travel, and was an avid reader and Boston sports fan. He especially loved the ocean and his hometown of Hull, where he visited every summer.
He leaves his wife, Dianne Greene of Pennsylvania; his sisters, Patricia Culbert of Kingston, Lynne Furze of Hull, and Mary Greene of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews – all in whom he took much delight.
A private memorial service will be held.

Obituary: Catherine T. Coccimiglio

Catherine T. Coccimiglio, at 66
Catherine T. Coccimiglio died peacefully May 10, after a courageous, nine-year battle with breast cancer. She was 66.
Ms. Coccimiglio was born in Boston and was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, Hingham (1966), Boston State College (1970), and earned her master’s in education at Bridgewater State. 
She was a resident of Milton before moving to Hull. She taught in the Hanover Schools for 34 years, until her retirement, was a member of the Nantasket-Hull Rotary Club, and a charter member of The Charmers, a group of longtime friends from Notre Dame Academy. 
She was an avid reader, traveler, knitter volunteer, and active member of Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham. 
Beloved daughter of Mary A. [Ponticelli] of Milton and the late Louis R. Coccimiglio; cherished sister of Joseph M. Coccimiglio of West Bridgewater and the late Teresa Coccimiglio; loving aunt and great aunt; Ms. Coccimiglio also leaves her companion, Stephen Jacobs of Walpole. 
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, will be held Monday, from 4 to 8 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, Milton, on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Milton Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. 

Obituary: Harold N. Barrett

Harold N. Barrett, at 87
Harold N. Barrett, 87, passed into eternal rest on April 26 in Port Charlotte, Florida, with his wife of 67 years at his side.
A Hull native, Mr. Barrett Harold was a Marine Corps veteran who served from 1943 until 1945 in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked in the former Hingham Ammunition Depot until he became a member of the Hull Fire Department in 1954. He retired from the department in 1983.
Captain Barrett was instrumental in creating the Hull Fire Department’s fire prevention program and served as its first Fire Prevention Officer, which is now a full-time office staffed by a fire captain. He also had his own painting business in Hull for many years and was a former member of the Hull Yacht Club.
After his retirement, Mr. Barrett moved to Florida and enjoyed learning to play golf. He attended Brevard County Community College and received a degree as a Florida master gardener and many other horticultural awards.
Mr. Barrett was the son of the late Robert and Edna [Norton] Barrett and the loving brother of the late Marie (Barrett) Means of Hull, who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife and fourth-grade childhood sweetheart, Madeline A. [Gould] Barrett of Florida; his daughters, Linda Parent and her husband, Edward, of Hull and Florida, and Joanne Bolla and her husband, Steve, of Connecticut; and a son, Michael Barrett of Hingham. Mr. Barrett also leaves four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Dept., 55955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota Fl 34238 or online at www.tidewellhospice.org.  

Obituary: James A. Bennett

James A. Bennett
James Allen Bennett of Middleboro, formerly of Hull, died April 24, after a battle with cancer. 
A graduate of Hull High School Class of 1967, Mr. Bennett enlisted in the Marines and was a member of the 3rd Battalion 9th Marines. While fighting in Vietnam, his battalion was reported missing. After several days, his family reached out to Sen. Ted Kennedy, who was instrumental in communicating the status of the missing troops until they were located. 
Mr. Bennett earned a Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. When he recovered from his wounds, he purchased a lobster boat and hauled off the waters of Hull. He and his wife eventually purchased a home in Middleboro. 
The son of the late Blanche and Edward Bennett; he leaves his wife of 25 years, Marcia [Dunajski] Bennett of Middleboro; his sisters, Joan Brown of Cohasset and Carol Bredberg of Wareham; brother-in-law Merle Brown; and many family members and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Steven. 
Services have been held. Mr. Bennett was interred at the National Cemetery at Bourne on Monday.

Obituary: Sally Kane

Sally Kane, at 84
Sally [Gregg] Kane, formerly of Hull, died April 21. She was 84. 
Mrs. Kane was a registered nurse. She spent the last four years as a resident of Rogerson House in Jamaica Plain, where she was lovingly cared for. Her family is very grateful to the staff members there.
The wife of the late William E. Kane and mother of the late Donald G. Kane, she leaves three daughters: Bridget Kane and her husband, Paul Lepro, of Stoughton, Kathleen Kane, and Kelly Kane and her husband, David Devine, of Hull. Mrs. Kane also leaves a grandson, Paul Kane Lepro. 
Services were private. Memorial donations may be made to Norwell VNA Hospice House, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061.

Obituary: Alice G. Hennessey

Alice G. Hennessey, at 84
Alice G. [Moloney] Hennessey, of the South End and Hull, formerly of West Roxbury, died after a brief illness, on April 1. She was 84.
Mrs. Hennessey was the former staff director of the Boston City Council, a longtime aide to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and the friend and confidante of many noted politicians. 
Mrs. Hennessey was a longtime activist and volunteer for many charities. With friends, she began the West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place and, in 2003, created Rosebuddies, where middle- and high school students volunteer alongside their parents on behalf of the Boston women’s shelter. Among numerous other nonprofits she worked for, Mrs. Hennessey had a special place in her heart for Catholic Charities’ Sunset Point Vacation House in Hull. She raised funds for the summer camp for inner city kids and was instrumental in building renewed support for the Hampton Circle facility when it was briefly closed several years ago. 
Loving wife of William F. Hennessey, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage; she was the devoted mother 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 and her partner, Liliane Dusewoir, of Cambridge, and Katie Hennessey and her husband, Brook Batteau, of Shelburne Falls. Mrs. Hennessey also leaves granddaughters Leah Hennessey of New York City and Alouette Batteau of Shelburne Falls, and many nieces and nephews. 
Services have been held. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Ann’s in Hull this summer. Donations in Mrs. Hennessey’s memory may be made to The West Roxbury Friends of Rosie’s Place or Sunset Point Camp in Hull. 
For online guestbook, visit www.gormleyfuneral.com. 

Obituary: Richard A. Marcella

Richard A. Marcella, at 66
Richard “Ricky” A. Marcella died April 15 at age 66. A lifelong resident of Hull, he worked for the MBTA and also as a bail commissioner for the Hingham District Court. 
Mr. Marcella enjoyed living by the ocean, washing his car, being Santa to many families over the years, staying active, taking long walks, biking, and travel. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, strength, strong work ethic, caring nature, and compassionate heart. 
Mr. Marcella’s family was the focal point of his existence. He adored his children, grandchildren, and especially his beloved wife of 47 years, Janice [Comeau]. The loving father of Leslie Proteau and her husband Brian of Vermont, Patricia Marcella of South Boston, Christine Marcella and Richard A. Marcella, Jr. and his wife, Meghan, all of Weymouth; he was the brother of Ronald Marcella of Hull, Paul Marcella of Marshfield, and the late Phillip “Skip” Marcella and Robert “Captain Bob” Marcella. Mr. Marcella was Grampy to Amber, Andrew, Ashley, Robert, and Broden. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. 
Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or St. Mary’s Parish, PO Box 565, Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: Chad D. Richardson

Chad D. Richardson, at 25
Chad Derek Richardson, of Hull, died unexpectedly April 7. He was 25. 
A member of Laborers Union Local #133, Mr. Richardson enjoyed fishing and stand-up comedy, but his children were the foundation of his life. He was a devoted father who will be missed by everyone who knew him. 
The beloved son of Irene [Kane] Richardson of Hull; he was the devoted father of Shayne Derek Richardson and Autumn Candace Richardson, both of Hanover; the cherished brother of Candace Richardson and Scott J. Richardson, Jr., both of Hull; and the uncle of Ryder M. Richardson, also of Hull. Mr. Richardson also leaves the beloved mother of his children, Michelle Foley of Hanover; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Services have been held. Mr. Richardson was interred at Hull Village Cemetery.

Obituary: Patricia A. Hock

Patricia A. Hock, at 66
Patricia A. Hock, of Hull, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 5, at the age of 66.
Mrs. Hock lived in town for more than 48 years and, for a long time, owned Hull’s Bayside Video. She worked as a meat cutter at First National for many years, and at Dwyer’s Dry Cleaning in Cohasset.
Mrs. Hock loved all animals, especially her cats and dogs. She enjoyed cooking and always loved a good joke or playing pranks on her friends and family. She especially enjoyed any opportunity she could to spend time with her family. She was a wonderful woman who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. 
Beloved mother of Lawrence W. Hock Jr. and Kathreen L. Hood of Hull, Anthony R. Hock of Dorchester, James P. Hock and Elisa E. Toscano of Quincy, and Robert A. Hock and Stacy MacEachern of Weymouth. The loving sister of Dorothy O Leary of Weymouth, Grace McGrath of Braintree, Barbara Morrison of Mansfield, Ruth Reale of Dedham, and the late Charles Morse, Rosemary Roche, and Margaret McGillvray; she is also survived by many niece and nephews; and her former husband, Lawrence W. Hock Sr., of East Boston. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to Life Care of the South Shore, Residence Council Dept., 309 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066. 
For online condolences, please visit www.downingchapel.com. 

Obituary: Anthony J. Noumi

Anthony J. Noumi, at 66
Anthony J. Noumi died peacefully at his Hull home, surrounded by his loving family, April 2. He was 66. 
Mr. Noumi was an excellent carpenter and loved working around the house. He just finished completing a tiny house in his backyard for his grandchildren’s enjoyment. He enjoyed cooking, baking, food-shopping, and country and western movies. He will be dearly missed.
Beloved husband of Sheila R. Noumi; loving father of Anthony Noumi of Massachusetts, Sean Noumi and his wife, Sheli, of North Carolina, and Hope Griffin and her husband, Gregory, of Hull. He was the brother of Bernie Noumi, Dana MacGuire, Donna Bowden, and Dianne Carroll; the grandfather of Tristan, Taylor, Shauna, Gabe, Logan, Keegan, and Gavin; the nephew of Alice Hughes; and the cousin of Charlotte Hughes, both of Lakeland, Florida. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 8, at 1 p.m., at 37 Lynn Ave. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601. See www.Keohane.com for online condolences.

Obituary: Anne Kaplan

Anne Kaplan, at 90
Anne [Bloomfield] Kaplan passed away peacefully March 25. She was 90.
Beloved wife of the late Isadore Kaplan; she was the loving mother of Howard Kaplan and his wife, Jan, of Plymouth, Deborah Neal and her husband, Robert, of Hull, Bruce Kaplan and his wife, Mary, of Weymouth, Wendy Nickerson and her husband, Donald, Nancy Moon and her husband, John, and Robert Kaplan and his wife, Denise, all of Hull. Mrs. Kaplan also was the cherished grandmother of nine and great grandmother of eight.
Graveside services were held privately. Mrs. Kaplan’s family would like to thank Hospice of South Shore in Rockland and Harbor House in Hingham for their love and compassion in taking great care of her. 
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Dr., Rockland, MA 02370 or Harbor House Rehabilitation & Nursing, 11 Condito Rd., Hingham, MA 02043.