Obituary: Donna M. Kelly

Donna M. Kelly, at 55
Donna M. [Dunn] Kelly, of Hull, died unexpectedly Nov. 29. She was 55.
Mrs. Kelly was a lifelong Hull resident whose life was centered around her children and family. She enjoyed arts and crafts, baking, and gardening, and she loved the beach. She will be remembered as a devoted mother who had a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.
She was the beloved daughter of Nancy [Nangle] Dunn, of Hull, and the late Paul F. Dunn; and the devoted mother of Sean W. Kelly, Robert J. Kelly, and Brianna D. Kelly, all of Hull. She was also the former wife of Robert W. Kelly, of Hull; and the cherished sister of Deb McCarthy and her husband, Paul, Henry Dunn and his wife, Margaret, Tim Dunn, and Denise Heavern and her husband, Paul, all of Hull
Mrs. Kelly also leaves her stepfather, Robert Wacks, and many nieces and nephews. 
Services have been held, with burial Tuesday at Hull Village Cemetery. For online condolences, visit

Obituary: Maureen D. Hayes

Maureen D. Hayes, at 61
Maureen Doris Hayes of Youngtown, Ariz., died Nov. 7. She was 61.
Ms. Hayes had lived in Hull and Rochester, N.Y., before settling in Arizona. She had earned a master’s degree in social work and had long been employed at the Department of Economic Security as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. 
When she could no longer physically volunteer, she continued to make a difference through ongoing donations to food assistance charities, animal rescues, and transitional housing and domestic violence shelters. 
Survivors include her mother, Pauline A. Hayes; her sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and David Gofstein; her niece, Kayla; and her cousins, cousin-in-laws, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, John Hayes.
Memorial donations may be directed to one of the charities she believed in: Valley View Community Food Assistance (; Sun Cities 4 Paws Rescue (; or A New Leaf (
She missed the cold weather, so her family plans to take her ashes to the mountains. Her family would like to think of her enjoying the beauty, sipping a hot chocolate, and reading a great book. They miss her.
“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets her wings.”

Obituary: John J. Kelly

John J. Kelly, at 73
John J. Kelly, originally from Dorchester, died Nov. 26. He was 73.
Known to one and all as Jack, Mr. Kelly worked for the Old Colony YMCA for 30 years, during which time he focused much of his energy advocating for at-risk youth in the Greater Boston and Greater Brockton areas. He was a champion for those in need. 
He fulfilled his civic duty through various town government positions; most recently, he served as treasurer of the Friends of the Hull Public Library.  
Mr. Kelly cherished the time he spent with family and his life by the ocean in his beloved town of Hull. In the summer, he could be found enjoying his coffee at the Gut in the morning or taking a dip in the ocean at James Avenue in the afternoon. He never missed the opportunity to invite a passing neighbor up for a chat on his front porch on Western Avenue. While many enjoyed the chats, far fewer enjoyed getting stuck driving behind him. Everyone in Hull Village can attest that he was one of Hull’s slowest drivers.   
Son of the late John Kelly of Roscommon, Ireland, and Mary (McLaughlin) of Malin Head, Donegal, Ireland, he was the beloved husband of Beatrice (Quigley) Kelly of Hull and the loving father of Brian Kelly and his wife, Stacey, of Needham; Rachel Gilroy and her husband, Brian, of Hull; and Eoin Kelly and his wife, Maggie, of Hull. He was the dear brother of Joanne Adduci, of Hull, Marylou Henkin, of Connecticut, and the late Eileen Dumouchel and Brian Kelly. Mr. Kelly was the proud and cherished grandfather of Mia, Jackson, Quinn, Killian, Meara, and Saoirse. He also is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Mr. Kelly’s funeral Mass was held this morning. He will be cremated. Memorial donations may be made to Sunset Point Camp, 2 Tenth St., Hull, MA 02045, online at For online condolences, visit 

Obituary: Elaine E. Greenleaf

Elaine E. Greenleaf, at 74
Elaine E. (King) Greenleaf, 74, a longtime Gunrock resident, died peacefully at home Nov. 21, surrounded by her devoted family and friends. 
Born and raised in South Boston, she and her family moved to Hull in the mid 1970s. Between the “Southie Girls” (her lifelong friends: Frances Uftring, Sheila Mulkern, and Dianne Anastasio) and her extended family in Hull (especially Judy Barry, Betty Kelly, and Maryellen Londergan), she is thought of fondly and frequently.
“Lainzo,” as she was known, never stopped working. From her friends at Schooner’s, where she was a hostess for more than 20 years, to the people who knew her from the floral department at Stop & Shop, she was a no-nonsense Irish “broad” who worked hard and lived well. 
She will be missed by all who knew her. 
She was the loving mother of Jill Greenleaf and John Thomas Greenleaf and their spouses, Bill Mecklenburg and Jacqulyn Greenleaf; she also is survived by her sisters, Eleanore Baker and Roberta Donohue; and by Ronnie Greenleaf, father of Jill and John Thomas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and Thomas King; her brother, Thomas King; and her sister, Myrtle Dowling. 
A memorial Mass will be planned for the spring or summer, when the flowers are in bloom and the neighborhood is full of life, just the way she liked it. Donations in her memory may be made to the Danielle E. Struzziery Scholarship Fund, c/o Hingham Institution for Savings in Hull. For an online guestbook, please visit

Obituary: William L. Fibkins

William L. Fibkins, at 83
At the age of 83, William L. Fibkins jumped on his bike for his last ride. He died peacefully at home on Friday, Nov. 10, in Peconic, N.Y.
Born in Enfield, Conn., to William and Jean Fibkins, he was raised in Hull. He spent his summers working at Paragon Park, either cooking lobsters or running the roller coaster. He graduated from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in psychology and counseling from Syracuse University.
He spent his life improving the ways schools, teachers, and students interact. He founded the first “teacher center,” where teachers could learn from and share with their peers. He spent the rest of his time working with students by creating groups for them to share. After he retired, he continued his efforts by publishing more than 14 books to help educators become better related to their students and peers.
Mr. Fibkins was an athlete his entire life. He was a runner and then moved on to the gym every day and bicycled two or three times a day until his illness stopped him.
As much as he loved his work, his main love was his family. He and his wife, Kathy, were married 38 years ago and brought their five sons together to be a family and then became grandparents to eight grandchildren.
Mr. Fibkins is survived by his wife, Kathy; his sons, William and Brand, both of Edward, Colo., Brian of Mastic, N.Y., Shawn of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Dan of Hampstead, N.C.; grandchildren Kaitlin, Kristina, Sophia, Jack, Andrew, Harry, George, and Teddy; brother Paul of Paramus, N.J.; and sister, Kathy Jacobs, of Hull. He was predeceased by his brother, Bob.
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 11978.

Obituary: Joseph W. Ford

Joseph W. Ford, at 74
Joseph W. Ford, of Hull, died Nov. 9. He was 74.
Mr. Ford grew up in South Boston, later moving to Hull. He attended South Boston High School and was a graduate in 1961. 
Mr. Ford worked as an electrician for 20 years and was a truck driver for North Coast Seafoods for 33 years. He was a proud member of the Nantasket Beach Salt Water Club of Hull. He had a passion for cars, liked to fish, go boating, and, most of all, spend time with his grandson, Owen. 
He was the beloved husband of 33 years of Mary G. (McIntyre) Ford of Hull and the loving father of Kerrie-Anne Bonn and her husband Benjamin, of Townsend; Christine Dugas, of Marion; Joseph Ford of Halifax; Paul Ford, of Halifax; and Judith Sevino, of Weymouth. He was the proud grandfather of Owen Daniel Bonn and brother of the late Ralph Ford. He also leaves longtime friends Frank Fay and Ted DiCroce. 
A special thanks to the wonderful support of Teddy and Laurel from Hospice of the South Shore and the care given by Norman and Jim Stavis of North Coast Seafoods. 
Services were held Tuesday, followed by his burial at Hull Village Cemetery. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Donald R. Bryanton

Donald R. Bryanton, at 75
Donald Robert Bryanton, of Hingham and Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Hull, died Nov. 11, after a short illness. He was 75.
Mr. Bryanton attended Hingham High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He was a member of the New England Carpenters Union, Local 33, for 50 years. During his decades of involvement in land and marine construction, he worked for various contractors, including Abathaw Construction and Jay Cashman Inc. A few of his most significant contributions were the Big Dig, the enormous Central Artery tunnel construction project in Boston, and the Greenbush Railway through the South Shore. His work was his life’s passion, second only to his family. 
He leaves his beloved wife of 51 years, Kathleen Riley Bryanton. He was the son of the late Alden and Dorothy (Crozier) Bryanton; brother of Jean Willis, of Benita, Calif., and Alden Lawrence Bryanton, of Jacksonville, Fla. 
He is survived by his two children and their families, of whom he was so very proud: his daughter, Dawn Marie Bryanton-Peterson, and her husband, Earl, and their son Kyle, of Braintree; and his son, Peter Lawrence Bryanton, and his wife, Jeannie Avery Bryanton, and their children Colby, Patrick, and Avery, all of Granby, Conn. He was a cousin, uncle, and great-uncle to many and a devoted friend. 
His funeral Mass is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 147 North St., Hingham. Burial will be private. 
Memorial donations can be made to Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA 02043, or to See for online condolences.

Obituary: Doris Menice

Doris Menice, at 86
Doris (Kinnear) Menice died Nov. 1 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 86.
Mrs. Menice enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and baking, and she loved to swim. But what she truly enjoyed was spending time with all her grandchildren. She had a true appreciation for the important things in her life: her family and her friends. She will be sadly missed by everyone who was blessed to have known her. 
The beloved wife for 63 years of Joseph Menice of Hull, she was also the devoted mother of Paul Menice and his wife, Jean of Maine, Vickie Desharnais and her husband, Ronald, of New Hampshire, Peter Menice and his wife, Danielle, of New Mexico, Jeff Menice of Hull, Theresa Ryan and her husband, Stephen, of Norwood, James “Jay” Menice and his wife, Susie, of Lynn, Mary Wilson and her husband, Allen, of Weymouth, Tammy Parker of Maine, Cathy Farrell and her husband, Leo, of Weymouth, and Lynne Menice of Hull. She was the sister of the late John and Tommy Kinnear and Barbara Hernan. Mrs. Menice is also survived by 22 grandchildren. 
Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sunset Point Camp, c/o Catholic Charities, 275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127. See for online condolences. 

Obituary: Lawrence C. Klucevsek

Lawrence C. Klucevsek, at 59
Lawrence Charles Klucevsek, 59, a lifelong resident of Hull, died peacefully on Oct. 13.
A sheet metal worker for 30 years, he spent his later years as a landscaper and ran his own flea market, primarily for the sociability aspect. 
He was a talented handyman and enjoyed creative projects. He possessed a tremendous work ethic in all his endeavors. A self-proclaimed comedian, he brightened everyone’s day with his wit, kindness, friendliness, generosity, and humor.
Mr. Klucevsek is survived by his wife and soulmate, Carol [Osterberg]; his siblings: Doreen [Joe] and brothers Bob [Colleen] and Frank [Donna]. Mr. Klucevsek also leaves two stepchildren; five grandchildren; his goddaughter, Dory Whalen; and several nieces and nephews, who will miss him dearly. 
Mr. Klucevsek was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothea and Frank; his sister Carolyn; and brother Dean.
There will be a Mass of remembrance at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at St. Ann’s Church, Hull.
Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, online at 

Obituary: Mary E. Cote

Mary E. Cote, at 85
Mary E. (Glennon) Cote of Brockton, formerly of Hull, died Oct. 31. She was 85.
Mrs. Cote worked for Sigma Instruments in Weymouth; she retired after 20 years of service. 
She raised her family in Hull, where they created many wonderful memories that they cherish today. She was a devoted mother who had little time for hobbies, although she did enjoy shopping when she had the opportunity. 
Her family was the foundation of everything that was truly important to her. She will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.
The beloved wife of the late Joseph Cote, she was the devoted mother of Mary Jones and her companion, Tim, of Buzzards Bay, Joseph Cote and his wife, Marjorie, of Plymouth, Thomas Cote of Brockton, Kathleen Krause and her husband, Paul, of Hingham, Teresa Delaney of Brockton, Margaret Devitt and her husband, Anthony, of Hull, Michelle Mattson of Brockton, Jennette Thornton and her husband, Leif, of Hull, Jeannine Slocum and her husband, Kenneth, of Whitman, and William Cote of Brockton. 
She was the sister of Joseph Glennon of Florida and Kathleen Smith of Avon.
Mrs. Cote is also survived by many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Sandy.
Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

Obituary: Kathleen P. Boyle

Kathleen P. Boyle, at 90
Kathleen P. [Fole] Boyle of Hingham, formerly of Hull, took her first breath May 9, 1927, and peacefully took her last breath on Nov. 2. 
Mrs. Boyle, who was known as Kay, loved her family and her faith. She was a devout Catholic and very active in her parish. She enjoyed home decorating, walking the beach, reading, and traveling. She had a nice Irish sense of humor, was principled, and hard-working. She will be greatly missed.
She was the beloved wife of the late Alfred G. Boyle and loving mother of Michael G. Boyle and his wife Kimberly A. of Hingham, Kathleen A. Peloquin of Hingham, and James J. Boyle and his wife Patricia K. of South Weymouth. 
She was the cherished sister of Barbara Tracey of West Buxton, Maine, and the late Mary Anderson, Margaret Shelley, and James Foley. 
Mrs. Boyle was the loving Grandma Kay of Christopher, Andrew, Alexander, and Caitlin Boyle; Ryan Peloquin; and James, Michael, Colin, and Melissa Boyle. She also is survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Services have been held, with burial at the National Cemetery at Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to Marian Manor, 130 Dorchester St., Boston, MA 02127. 

Obituary: Arthur M. Bohan

Arthur M. Bohan, at 96
Arthur M. Bohan, of West Roxbury and a longtime Hull seasonal resident, died Nov. 6. He was 96.
Mr. Bohan was a WWII Army veteran and earned a Purple Heart and the Silver Star for gallantry in action.  
Beloved husband of 72 years of Patricia [Mulrean]; he was the loving father of Therese Daly and her husband, Daniel, Paula DeMore, Susan MacKinnon and her husband, John, Joan Warren and her husband, Joseph, Peter Bohan and his wife, Linda, and David Bohan and his wife, Nina.  He was the brother of Helene Sullivan. Mr. Bohan also is survived by 24 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; and hundreds of nieces and nephews and other extended family.  
His funeral Mass at St. Theresa Church in West Roxbury will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow, at St. Joseph Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at For online condolences, visit 

Obituary: Russell Ayers

Russell Ayers, at 68
Russell Ayers, of Hull, died unexpectedly on Nov. 3, his 68th birthday. 
Mr. Ayers grew up in Hingham and raised his family in Plymouth. For many years, he lived in Hull where he enjoyed walking the beach and spending time with his closest friends. 
A proud U.S. Air Force veteran, he served during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion.
His greatest passion was golf. He enjoyed playing, followed professional tournaments avidly, and often reminisced about games that took place well over 30 years ago. 
He was the loving father of Scott Ayers of Maryland, Patrick Ayers of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Holly DiCarlo and her husband, Anthony, of Somerville. He was the brother of Thomas Ayers of Florida, John Ayers Jr. of Lakeville, Donald Ayers of Peabody, Ronald Ayers of South Boston, Nancy Wade of Virginia, Gerald Ayers of North Carolina, Edward Ayers of Lunenburg, Kathleen D’Amico of Raynham, and the late Charles Ayers. 
Mr. Ayers loved to spend time with his grandchildren – Taylor, Benjamin, and Bailey – whom he adored. 
Mr. Ayers was the former husband of Shirley Pye of Plymouth. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Celebration of Life service, on Friday, Nov. 10, from 3-8 p.m. at the American Legion Post No. 405, 291 Mill St., Raynham. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Ellen L. McElroy

Ellen L. McElroy, at 72
Ellen Louise McElroy, of Hull, formerly of Belmont, died Oct. 27. She faced her illness with optimism, good humor, sarcasm, and – ultimately – acceptance. 
Ms. McElroy was born in Boston and raised in Belmont. She graduated from the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and earned her bachelor’s degree from Newton College of the Sacred Heart. She had a 30-year career as a social worker.
Upon retirement, she moved to Spinnaker Island in Hull and found happiness of times traveling and cruising the Caribbean Islands with special friends. 
Ms. McElroy was predeceased by her parents and her oldest brother, Harold Jr. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Elena McElroy, and her children, John, Stephen, Kathy and Barbara; her brother, Eugene McElroy, his wife Eleanor, and their children, Suzanne, Julie, Karen and Katie; and her brother, Peter McElroy and his wife Caroline, and their children, Peter Jr. and Robb. Ms. McElroy also is survived by five great-nieces and 12 great-nephews; and many close and loyal friends. 
She truly appreciated the concern and support she received during her illness from family and friends. 
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 130 Common St., Belmont, on Friday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034. 

Obituary: Anne-Shirley Hudler

Anne-Shirley Hudler, at 97
Anne-Shirley (Orent, Greene) Hudler, 97, of Hull, formerly of Norwood and Hollywood, FL, died peacefully at home on Oct. 29. 
She was the daughter of Louis and Patsy Orent, of Norwood.
She leaves her four children, Robert, Patricia Greene and her partner, Mark Yackolow, of Hull, Jolyne Strachan, and Paula Greene, both of Hollywood, FL, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was also stepmother to Steven Hudler of MI, and Darlene Hudler of CA.
Creative and accomplished, from homemade paper dolls to Braille transcription, as recorded in The Library of Congress, Shush always held her head high and lived her life with grace, dignity and class every step of the way. She loved us. And we will love her, forever.
Private arrangements have been made. There will be no shiva.
If you would like to make a donation in Anne-Shirley’s name, please consider the Norwell VNA and Hospice, a truly amazing and worthy organization.

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
Visit for online guest book and additional information.

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