Obituary: Catherine O’Reilly

Catherine O’Reilly, at 84
Catherine “Pat” (Sexton) O’Reilly, formerly of Hull, died Feb. 5, 20 days shy of her 84th birthday. 
Beloved wife of the late Robert “Chief” O’Reilly and the late Joseph Catalano, she was the dear sister of John Sexton and Mary Blake and devoted mother of Paul Catalano; Jimmy Catalano and his wife, Kathy; Anne O’Hearn and her husband, Paul; Brian Catalano and his wife, Susan; Susan Larsen and her husband, Jeff; Amy Sotomayor; and Janice O’Reilly. She was the dear stepmother of Robert; Edward; Kevin and his wife, Cynthia; Michael and his wife, Maria; and Stephen O’Reilly. 
Mrs. O’Reilly was also loved deeply by 16 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, and the light of her life for the past 14 months, her great-granddaughter, Reya. 
Her greatest legacy was her family, with whom she shared so many laughs and her love of the Patriots, the Red Sox, and anything sweet. She will be greatly missed but will remain forever alive in their hearts. 
Visiting hours will be Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4-8 p.m. at the Stanton Funeral Home, 786 Mount Auburn St., Watertown. Her funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Main St., Watertown, will take place at 9 a.m. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 32 Resnik Road, #3, Plymouth, MA 02360

Obituary: Rachel Manchester

Rachel Manchester, at 88
Rachel Manchester, formerly of Hull and of Cape Coral, Florida, died peacefully Feb. 10. She was 88.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Roger Manchester. Survivors include her four children, Patricia Manchester of Brooklyn, NY, Elaine Pendleton of Weymouth, Debra Mulrooney of Whitman, and John Manchester of Hull, as well as many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be held at a future date at First Baptist Church, Hingham. For online condolences, visit

Obituary: Patricia Johnson

Patricia Johnson, at 79
Patricia “Paddy” A. (Grealish) Johnson died Nov. 21 in North Carolina. Formerly of South Boston and Hull, she was 79.
She was the daughter of the late Peter Grealish Sr. and Bridget (O’Donnell) Grealish and the sister of the late Anna O’Brien, Peter Grealish Jr., John Grealish, and Katherine “Kay” Duggan. 
Mrs. Johnson is survived by Joan Chavez of New Mexico and Mary Godwin of North Carolina. 
She loved the beach and kids and was a retired Verizon employee. 
Arrangements were private. 

Obituary: Richard P. Delmonico

Richard P. Delmonico, at 91
Richard P. Delmonico died Feb. 10. He was 91.
Mr. Delmonico adored his family, especially his wife, and was always so proud of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a sports fanatic, specifically about football, and loved to eat. 
He worked in the family business and then went on to be a landscaper all over Massachusetts – work in which he took great pride. Mr. Delmonico cared about everyone else and always put others before himself. He was kind and had unconditional love for those around him.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Beloved husband of 61 years to the late Joan E. Delmonico, he was the loving father of Janet E. Delmonico, of Hull; Richard P. Delmonico Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Hull; Ronald J. Delmonico and his wife, Susan, of Whitman; and Joanne Hughes and her husband, Michael, of Hull. He was the brother of Robert Delmonico, of Hingham; Raymond Delmonico, of Hull; Norma Dunn, of Norwell; and Marion Delmonico, of Rockland.
He is survived by five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, from 4-8 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central Street), Hingham. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 a.m. on Saturday prior to the funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull, at 10.
Burial at Hull Village Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Parish, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: Margaret E. Tibbetts

Margaret E. Tibbetts, at 78

Margaret “Maggie” E. (Fallon) Tibbetts, of Hull, died Jan. 12. She was 78.
Mrs. Tibbetts grew up in Quincy. She graduated from Quincy High School and Chandler School for Women, after which she worked as a legal secretary and travel agent.
Mrs. Tibbetts was a member of the Cohasset Golf Club for more than 30 years; she twice won the Lincoln Bowl, was an active member in the Massachusetts Women’s Golf Association, and competed in many golf matches and tournaments throughout Massachusetts.
Mrs. Tibbetts was also a member of the Cohasset Yacht Club, a terrific bridge player, and an absolute master code breaker who could solve the morning cryptoquote over just a few sips of coffee.
While her husband ran Wollaston Alloys, a steel foundry he owned in Braintree, his wife raised their three children at home. After he sold the business in 1982, they did a great deal of traveling. They also enjoyed spending time over the years at vacation homes in Florida and North Conway N.H., where she loved to snowmobile with her family and friends up and over Hurricane Mountain into Maine.  
With their children raised and starting families of their own, Mrs. Tibbetts converted and renovated the family home in Cohasset into The Inn at Actor’s Row, which was featured in Colonial Homes Magazine in 1991. When it became too much of a daily commitment, keeping Mrs. Tibbetts from the golf course for too many days in a row, the couple sold it and moved to Scituate, then to Hull to retire.
A few years later, in 1998, bored with retirement and eager for a new challenge, they convinced their son, Taylor, and his wife, Nancy, to go into business together. They bought two wine and spirit stores in Hull and Scituate. They added a third store to their growing family business in the Pinehills community in Plymouth in 2010.
Mrs. Tibbetts was incredibly fun-loving and had a great talent for entertaining. She loved to get dressed up, had an iconoclastic sense of style, and amassed a wonderful collection of costume jewelry, especially earrings, the bigger the better. She was an unbelievably talented cook, who only rarely needed to glance at a cookbook. She was fiercely independent. She could ride a motorcycle, navigate an airplane, and create wonderful works of art in acrylic and oil.
Above all else, Mrs. TIbbetts was unswervingly devoted to her family. She was generous to a fault, always thinking of ways to support her husband, children, and grandchildren in whatever endeavors had caught their passions. She was a true matriarch, who will be more than missed.

Obituary: Kevin P. Healey

Kevin P. Healey, at 67
Kevin P. Healey, 67, of Hingham, previously of Hull and Dorchester, died Jan. 30.
Born in Presque Isle, Maine, he spent his younger years in various places while his father was an Air Force tech. Mr. Healey was a 1969 graduate of Sgt. Xaverian Missionary Fathers Seminary and a 1980 graduate of UMass Boston and served as a Benedictine monk at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham from 1972 to 1986.
In the early 1990s, Mr. Healey moved to Boston to pursue a career in computer software training and customer service. He retired at the age of 65.
Longtime director of the Glastonbury Abbey choir, he also was a member of the Braintree Choral Society and a former member of Gays for Patsy, a country-western dance group. He enjoyed attending and supporting the Boston Baroque Orchestra.
Son of Kevin Healey of Little Compton, R.I., and the late Madeline (Powers) Healey, he was the brother of Michael Healey and his wife, Marilyn, of Mansfield; Collene Saunders, of Hull; Terri Leimback and her husband, Richard, of California; and Rhonda Healey and her companion, Joe DiVito, of Hull. Mr. Healey also was the beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Glastonbury Abbey on Tuesday. For more information and online condolences, please visit
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St., Hingham, MA 02043.

Obituary: Geoffrey M. Fanning

Geoffrey M. Fanning, at 73
Retired Hull High School principal Geoffrey M. Fanning of Florida, formerly of Norwood, died Jan. 25. He was 73.
Dr. Fanning graduated in 1963 from Norwood High School, where he was a member of the football and hockey teams, earning awards and accolades for his athletic ability and leadership skills. He attended Bridgewater State College and earned a B.S. in education. While at BSC, he was a member of the football team, dominating in the positions of center and linebacker. In 2003, he was inducted into the BSC football Hall of Fame. A lifelong learner, he earned his M.Ed. from Suffolk University in 1980 and his Ph.D. from Boston College in 1996. 
Dr. Fanning served as the head football coach of Stoughton High School (1976-1979) and Stonehill College (1981-1982). His long career in education was capped by his appointment as superintendent of the Stoughton Public Schools. He retired after an interim appointment as principal of Hull High School, in 2002.
He and his wife moved to Boca Raton, Fla. He enjoyed summering in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and spending time with family and friends. An avid sports fan, he often enjoyed scoring the Red Sox games while he listened on the radio from his campsite. He was a Patriots season ticketholder for more than two decades and, during his retirement years, would scout out a local establishment in Palm Beach County to catch the Pats on a Sunday afternoon. His funeral was held last Saturday, one day before his beloved Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl.  
Memorial donations may be made to the BSU Alumni Association Football Fund, memo: Geoff Fanning, and mailed to P.O. Box 42, Bridgewater, MA 02324.

Obituary: Ann W. Morgan

Ann W. Morgan, at 79
Ann “Nancy” W. (White) Morgan, age 79, of Quincy, formerly of Hull and Florida, died peacefully Friday at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Quincy.
A longtime summer resident of Hull, Mrs. Morgan had resided in Quincy the past several years. She had lived in Tampa  for more than 40 years.
She was born, raised, and educated in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester High School and Cardinal Cushing College. For many years, she worked as an elementary school teacher. 
She enjoyed playing the piano and had a passion for music. She will be remembered as a happy person with a beautiful smile.
One of eight siblings, she was the dear sister of Elizabeth W. McGonagle, of Wollaston; John J. White Jr., of Minnesota; James L.V. White, of Lowell; and Paul F. White, of Hull. She was predeceased by Patricia M. White, Joan C. White, and Thomas W. White. Mrs. Morgan also is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, 44 School St,, Quincy, on Friday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will follow, in Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
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Obituary: Susan A. Racicot

Susan A. Racicot, at 67
Susan A. (Olendrowicz) Racicot, 67, of Hull, formerly of Scituate, died Jan. 12. 
Mrs. Racicot enjoyed the beach and the lighthouse and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an incredibly strong woman who gracefully battled cancer for seven years. She had a gift of reaching people in a deep and positive way. 
Mrs. Racicot was the beloved daughter of Edwin and Adele Olendrowicz; the loving mother of Christine Clark and her husband, James, of Holliston; Amy Racicot of Barcelona, Spain; and Brian Racicot and his wife, Sara Rivas, of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She will be lovingly remembered by her brother, John Olendrowicz. She was the cherished grandmother of Kaitlyn, Patrick, Ellie, Sebastian, Camila, and Zoraya. 
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. from St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent St., Scituate.
Donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or via
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Obituary: Doris Martin

Doris Martin, at 68
Doris (Lagasse) Martin of Hull died at home on Jan. 9, after a long illness. She was 68.
Mrs. Martin was raised in Wayland and graduated from Wayland High School in 1969. She moved to Hull in 1981, where she raised her family. 
Mrs. Martin was a dedicated certified nursing assistant at Norwell Knoll in Norwell for many years. She enjoyed cooking, long drives, and spending time with her family. She had a great sense of humor and could always make people laugh with her sarcasm and wit. 
She leaves her beloved children: Amy Martin, of Hull; Sean Martin and his wife, Bridget, of Weymouth; and Corey Martin and his wife, Katie, of Las Vegas. She will be forever missed by her cherished grandchildren: Maddox, Neila, and Nora.
She also leaves her devoted partner, Frank Fay, of Weymouth; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Elenor and Robert Lagasse. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Judith R. Lungo

Judith R. Lungo, at 76
Judith R. Lungo of Mission, Texas, formerly of Hull, died Jan. 9 at age 76.
She enjoyed going to Foxwoods and playing cards and shuffleboard and was an avid Bingo player. The cornerstone of her life was her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  
The beloved wife of Dave Beatty, of Texas, she was the loving mother of Pam Figueroa and her husband, Ray, of Morristown, N.J.; Stephen Grey and his wife, Maureen, of Weymouth; Debra Sollowin and her husband, Stephen, of Weymouth; Greg Grey and his wife, Cheryl, of Hull; and the late Glen Grey. 
The cherished Grandma of John, Stephen, Joseph, Michael, Justine, Samantha, Stephen, Stacey, Greg, Tyler, and Dylan, she also leaves two great-grandchildren, Stanley and Abigail.  
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday, 4-7 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life service. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Richard C. LaPierre

Richard C. LaPierre, at 68
Richard C. LaPierre, of Hull and Florida, died surrounded by loving family members on Jan. 10.
Born in Somerville and known as Rick, he was an Eagle Scout who graduated from Belmont High School in 1968. A true patriot, he volunteered soon after graduation to join the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served honorably for four years. 
Ever resilient, Mr. LaPierre’s “never-give-up” energy epitomized his entrepreneurial spirit as he optimistically rolled the dice on numerous business ventures, which ultimately led him to his lifelong passion: helping people. He started BioScience West, a Florida remediation company. 
Mr. LaPierre always wore a smile. He dearly loved his family, his friends, his country, meatballs, whoopie pies, and popcorn.
In addition to his mother, Loretta LaPierre, of Belmont, Mr. LaPierre is survived by his wife, Marion Whouley LaPierre, of Hull and Florida; a son, Richard LaPierre and his wife, Jennifer; and a daughter, Nicole Rivera, and her husband, Tomas. He also leaves his “bonus” Whouley children: John and his wife, Julia, and James and his wife, Stephanie; and his loving brothers and sisters, Michael and his wife, Donna; David and his wife, Debbie; Laurie Cohen and her husband, Jeff; Donna Horgan; and a brother-in-law, Robert Horgan. 
Mr. LaPierre also leaves his former wife, Mary LaPierre; his aunt, Gloria LaPierre; six grandchildren; and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visiting hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Brown and Hickey Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Rd., Belmont. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at VFW Post No. 8818, 688 Huron Ave., Cambridge, followed immediately by a Celebration of Life and lunch at the same location. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to

Obituary: Elijah F. Sham

Elijah F. Sham, at 42
Elijah Francis Sham, of Weymouth, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 2, in Hull. He was 42. 
He was a Boston sports fan and a true fanatic in every sense of the word. He would never leave the game early regardless of the score. However, Mr. Sham’s true passion was his family. He always had an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on. He had a special place in his heart for his nephews and nieces. He will be truly missed, but never forgotten.
Born in Boston, he was the beloved son of Teresa (O’Brien), of Hull, and the late Bhoopaul Sham. He was the loving brother of Alexus and his wife, Rama Mulukutla, of Texas; Krishna and his wife, Marnie, of Hanover; Isaac and his wife, Alicia, of Foxborough; Jennifer, of Hull; and Narayan and his wife, Katie, of Swampscott. In addition, Mr. Sham is survived by eight nieces and nephews. 
Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Road to Responsibility, 1831 Ocean St., Marshfield MA 02050, online at See for online condolences

Obituary: Anthony F. Rivieccio

Anthony F. Rivieccio, at 51
Anthony Francis Rivieccio, of Hull, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, Dec. 24. He was 51.
Born in Boston, he was raised in Hull and was the son of the late Beverly A. Rivieccio. He graduated from Hull High School with the class of 1985.
Following high school, he continued his education and began his career as an accountant. He started his own firm, RTR Tax Service, later to become Revvy Tax Service. He was self-employed and ran his business for more than 25 years. He loved his job and truly enjoyed helping his clients.
In his spare time, Mr. Rivieccio could be found with his beloved son, Anthony. He was so proud of the young man Anthony had grown to be. They would vacation at their condo in Tampa, Fla., where they enjoyed the beach.
Mr. Rivieccio was a phenomenal cook. He was an avid Boston sports fan, but he also became a University of Alabama football fan after his son was accepted to the university.
He was a kind man who lived his life around the pillars of faith, hope, and charity. He always took the opportunity to sponsor youth athletics and donate what he could to other charitable organizations. Mr. Rivieccio was very community-driven and always wanted to help the people around him. His selflessness, kindness, and loving personality will continue through his family and friends. 
He was the devoted father of Anthony J. Rivieccio, of Hull; the dear brother of Joseph Rivieccio, of Medford, and Louis Rivieccio of Hull; and the dear brother-in-law of Maureen Rivieccio, of Hull. He is also survived by many loving extended family members and close friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Walter Rivieccio.
Funeral services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to Hull Youth Football Association, P.O. Box 492, Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: Arthur W. Keenan

Arthur W. Keenan, at 78
Arthur W. Keenan of Weymouth, formerly of Hull, died Dec. 28. He was 78.
Known to family and friends as Bill, Mr. Keenan started his working career at an early age on the clam flats in Hull and at Paragon Park. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was later honorably discharged, and he returned home to go on to build his own home improvement and construction company. 
Mr. Keenan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, his furry friend Buddy, traveling, a good joke, classic cars, and playing cribbage. He could often be found happily watching a Red Sox game or the Patriots on TV, and he also enjoyed automobile auctions and NASCAR. He was a longtime member and past exalted ruler of the Weymouth Elks. 
Mr. Keenan was a man who hated long goodbyes, and, upon parting, let you know it with a quick heartfelt “Goodbye” as you were parting ways. 
He was the devoted father of Arthur W. Keenan Jr., Thomas A. Keenan, John E. Keenan, and Danielle L. Rodrigue, all of Maine, and Mark T. Keenan, of Norton; adored brother-in-law of Melanie A. Rizzo, of Rockland; loving brother of Leo W. Keenan, of Quincy, James Keenan, of Weymouth, Jacqueline Minelli, of Plymouth, and the late Robert E. Keenan and Sandra E. Finch; cherished Grandpa Bill of eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was known and loved as Uncle Buck by many nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Keenan was the longtime partner of Eloise Kelley, of Weymouth.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, 4-8 p.m., in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home at 809 Main St., South Weymouth. Funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, will take place at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Arthur Bill Keenan to the VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Division, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Obituary: Frederick I. Sutton

Frederick I. Sutton, at 75
Frederick I. Sutton III died Dec. 29 at age 75. He was an enthusiast of model railroading, photography, and breakfast at Jimmy’s Diner. 
He is survived by his wife, Stacey Sutton, of Hull, and his daughter, Healey Sutton, of Washington, D.C., as well as many extended family members and longtime friends. 
A graveside service will be held in Kinston, N.C. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the South Shore Model Railway Club in Hingham.

Obituary: Katherine D. Soligan

Katherine D. Soligan, at 90
Hull resident Katherine (“Kitty”) D. Soligan died Dec. 25 at age 90. Born in Boston, she grew up in Dorchester and moved to Hull in 1957. 
Ms. Soligan was a longtime employee of John Hancock Insurance Co. She was a unique and loving woman for whom family was everything. She loved dancing, skiing, sailing, traveling, and spending time at the ocean. She was a passionate Red Sox and Patriots fan, an amazing cook whose grape leaves were legendary, and an avid gardener. She was fiercely devoted to her family and always looked forward to Uno, cribbage, and mahjong games; she loved to win.
Loving sister of the late Jon Soligan, Theodora Soligan, Florence Soligan Ladd, and Aphrodite Soligan, she was the cherished aunt of 12 nieces and nephews, 14 great-nieces and great-nephews, and two great-great-nieces and nephews. Ms. Soligan also is survived by many cousins, neighbors, and dear friends. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Saturday 10 a.m. in the Panagia Greek Orthodox Church, Cohasset. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston. If attending these, please do not wear any perfumes, colognes, or scented lotions. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Soligan Family Scholarship Fund, Braintree High School, 128 Town St., Braintree, MA 02184, or Panagia Greek Orthodox Church, 811 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, MA 02025. 
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Obituary: William J. Ronan

William J. Ronan, at 87
William J. Ronan died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Alliance Healthcare at Braintree, surrounded by his loving family. He was 87.
Mr. Ronan was raised in Roxbury and was a graduate of Boston English High School. He had lived in Hull for more than 20 years and previously lived in Walpole.
Mr. Ronan was employed as a sales representative for the former Boston Edison Co. in Boston for more than 40 years. 
He proudly served his country in the Army National Guard of Massachusetts. He enlisted in the 101st Infantry Battalion on Nov. 25, 1947. Over the years, he served in various command and staff positions, including command of the 101st Infantry Battalion, “The Fighting Irish,” and the 181st Infantry Battalion, one of the four oldest organizations in the U.S. Army. Upon his retirement after 36 years of service, he was placed on the state retired list with the honorary rank of colonel. 
Mr. Ronan and his wife, Cathy, enjoyed travelling and dancing. They spent many winters together in Naples, Fla., where they also enjoyed golfing, playing tennis, and living life to the fullest. 
The beloved husband for 24 years of Catherine A. (O’Neil) Ronan, as well as the late Margaret (Fraser) Ronan, Mr. Ronan was the devoted father of Stephen Ronan and his wife, Janet, of Walpole; Genevieve Schechter and her husband, Alan, of New York; Gregory Ronan of Walpole; James Ronan of Franklin; and Paula Simone and her husband, Christopher, of Attleboro. He is also survived by Cathy’s children: Marie Leonard of Weymouth; Robert Leonard and his wife, Diane, of Pembroke; Patti-Ann Jaehnig and her husband, James, of Quincy; and Thomas Leonard and his wife, Jennifer, of Seekonk. Mr. Ronan was loved and cherished by his many grandchildren and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Services were held today (Thursday, Jan. 3). Mr. Ronan was interred with military honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne. 
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For online condolences, visit

Obituary: Joan M. Kane

Joan M. Kane, at 88
Joan M. Kane of Hull, formerly of Easton, Penn., died peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 26. She was 88.
Prior to moving to Hull in 2007, Ms. Kane was employed by Betts Hospital and then Metropolitan Life Insurance for many years. After retirement, she volunteered at an elementary school. 
Ms. Kane was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge, going to the movies, and getting together with friends. Although she had no children of her own, she was like a mother and mentor to many in her family. She had a wonderful sense of style and a terrific sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Ms. Kane is survived by her niece, Susan Hechler, with whom she lived; and by her sister, Gertrude Stoneback, of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings: James Kane, Mary Kane Rossley, Margaret Phelan, and Helen Nausbaum.
A special thank you goes to Hospice of the South Shore and North River Home Care for their exceptional care and support.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Eleanor M. Urbati

Eleanor M. Urbati, at 82
Eleanor M. (MacMurray) Urbati, a longtime Hingham resident, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Dec. 20. She was 82.
Born in Hingham, she was raised in Hull and was the daughter of the late James MacMurray and Eleanor (DeSimone) Santilli. Mrs. Urbati graduated from Hingham High School with the class of 1953.
She worked at Quincy Medical Center as a telephone operator. Mrs. Urbati enjoyed her work and the relationships she built over the years. Her career afforded her the opportunity to help people in their time of need and serve her community. She happily retired in 2008, after more than 30 years of service.
A woman of great faith, Mrs. Urbati modeled her life around the pillars of faith, hope, and love. She raised her family with devotion and instilled in her children morals and values. Her strong character, life lessons, and legacy continue through her children and grandchildren.
In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping at her favorite store, Marshalls, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She was most proud of her family and cherished the time she spent with them.
She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald R. Urbati, who died in 2011. The two married in 1964 and together shared many loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of David Nardo and his partner, Nancy Camerlengo, of Hingham; and Robin Reilly and her husband, Neil, of Hull. She was also the loving grandmother of Neil and Natalie Reilly, both of Hull.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, Dec. 27, from 4-8 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. Her funeral service will be celebrated at 10 a.m, Friday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home. Services will conclude with interment in Hingham Cemetery, Hingham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to a veteran organization of one’s choice.