Obituary: Sarah Sullivan

Sarah Sullivan, at 63
Sarah (Driscoll) Sullivan of Hull died at South Shore Hospital on Saturday. She was 63. 
Ms. Sullivan was born in Quincy, the daughter of the late Vaughn and Sarah (Prisinzano) Driscoll. She loved horses and her Boston sports teams. She took pride in her work at the River Bay Club, where she managed the dining room for several years. 
She is survived by her loving fiancé, Mark Curtis of Hull; her daughter Kerri Patel and her husband, Hunter, of Hull; and her daughter Kelli Bennett-Hubbard of Middleboro. Ms. Sullivan was the sister of Stephen Driscoll and his spouse, Robert Tocci, of Pembroke, Elaine Welby of Florida, Anna Holden of Florida, Marie Smith of New Hampshire, and Vaughn and Rochelle Driscoll of Quincy; grandmother of Aisha Ervin and her partner, James Pardi, of Stoneham, and Tiara Ervin of Middleboro. Ms. Sullivan is also survived by two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held through the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin St., Quincy.

Obituary: DeWitt C. Parsons

DeWitt C. Parsons, at 88
DeWitt C. Parsons, a Hull resident for many years, died Oct. 25. He was 88.
Born in Battle Creek, Mich., the only child of DeWitt and Dorothy Parsons, he attended Lakeview High School, where he played in three state tennis finals in three years and was considered the best tennis player in the state of Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University, he promptly departed for the Korean War in which he served as the navigator on a destroyer in the Pacific theater. 
Mr. Parsons took a job with Kellogg’s, moved to Maryland, then to Needham. He enjoyed tennis, golf, basketball, table tennis, and card games, any card game. He met Kathy Galvin, and they formed Southern Sales, a food distributorship. They also worked on cruise ships, teaching bridge and officiating over tournaments, and they directed bridge games at various restaurants in Hingham and Hull. They had many excellent adventures and made quite a team over the past 25 years. 
Mr. Parsons was a man who loved to laugh and have a good time and enjoyed spending time in Florida and Hull.
Funeral services have been held. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. 

Obituary: Joseph F. Foley

Joseph F. Foley, at 56
Joseph F. Foley, age 56, died unexpectedly at his home on Nov. 6. 
Mr. Foley was born in Boston and grew up in Weymouth. He lived in Hull before returning to Weymouth in 2009. 
Mr. Foley was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in Hull for many years, and many Hull residents will remember him for his cheerful service. He loved gardening and music and playing his guitar. He also was a history buff.
He was the dear father of William Foley and Arianna Foley, both of Hull; beloved twin brother of John Foley, of Weymouth; and brother of Elizabeth Iudice and her husband, Joseph, of Portsmouth, N.H., and Margaret, Mary, and William Foley, all of Weymouth. He was the beloved son of the late William and Mary (Hynes) Foley and the former husband of Karyn (Stauss) Foley. Mr. Foley also is survived by several nephews and nieces, many cousins, and an aunt and an uncle. 
Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, East Weymouth, will take place at a later date. For online condolences, see

Obituary: Maryann F. Elisii

Maryann F. Elisii, at 77
Maryann F. (DiLoreto) Elisii, of Quincy and formerly of Hull, died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Nov. 10. She was 77. 
Born in Everett, she was raised on the North Shore and in Hull, the daughter of the late Settimio and Frances (Cerasola) DiLoreto.
Mrs. Elisii came from a large Italian family with several cousins her same age and enjoyed many happy parties and holidays with them and created the same in her own household. She was a great Italian cook and housewife to her husband of many years and a caring mother to her two girls. She took immaculate care of her house and herself, always exercising, dancing, or jogging around the house. She dressed fashionably – always with sparkle – and enjoyed her beautiful jewelry and impeccable makeup.
She loved listening to music. Her favorite radio station was the Kiss 108, which was always on in the background, especially the “Matty in the Morning” show. She enjoyed walks along the water and spent a lot of time tanning and bathing at Nantasket Beach.
After her family was grown, she worked in the cosmetic sales industry for Jordan Marsh and Filene’s; she retired from Macy’s after 30 years of service. She worked very hard for those companies, earning highest-sales rewards, and her family benefited from her employee discount when they shopped.
She became a woman of great faith and prayed the rosary daily for all her friends and family. After managing diabetes for more than 50 years, she became disabled before her time but used her strong Catholic faith to persevere until the end.
Mrs. Elisii raised her children with strong morals, which continue through her grandchildren. She was the devoted mother of Marguerite Elisii-Johnson, spouse of Mark Johnson, of Hull; and Marietta Troup, spouse of Brooks Troup, of Middletown, Md. She was the loving grandmother of Joseph Elisii-Johnson, of Hull; Corbin Troup, spouse of Jasmine of Pennsylvania; and Ayla and Vincent A. Troup, both of Maryland. She had a younger brother, Philip “Skippy” Watson, of East Boston, and is the former wife of Joseph V. Elisii, of Hull, and Jack Kane, of Florida. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Monday, Nov. 19, from 4-8 p.m. in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham.
Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd floor, Framingham, MA 01701. 
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Obituary: Robert L. Callaway

Robert L. Callaway, at 88
Robert L. Callaway, of Weymouth, 88, died Nov. 12. Originally from Dorchester, Mr. Callaway lived in South Weymouth for 60 years and summered in Hull. 
He graduated from Northeastern University with an MBA and a bachelor’s in civil engineering and went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a captain and forward observer. He retired as an executive vice president of operations at Computervision. 
He had a love for the ocean, boats, sailing, and gardening. Family was the foundation of all that was important to Mr. Callaway. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Janet (Heaver) Callaway; he was the devoted father of Susan Pratt, Anne Marie Ohlson, and Barbara Vasile and her husband, Albert. Mr. Callaway was the cherished Grand Bob of Stephen Pratt and his wife Anne, Michael Pratt, Eric Ohlson and Michelle Ohlson; Great-grand Bob of Madeline and George Pratt; loving brother of the late Eunice Flagg and her husband, Charlie. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews. 
The family thanks the staff at Queen Anne Nursing Home, Grove Manor Assisted Living, and South Shore Hospital for their compassionate care. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday from 5-7 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 809 Main St., South Weymouth. His funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Church, Weymouth at 10 a.m. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the activities departments of Queen Anne Nursing Home, Grove Manor Assisted Living or Thayer Academy. See for online condolences. 

Obituary: Irma L. Fay

Irma L. Fay, at 83
Irma L. (Estes) Fay, of Florida and formerly of Hull, died peacefully on Sept. 12 at the age of 83, after a short illness. 
Born and raised in Tennessee, she is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. Gerard “Jerry” J. Fay of Englewood, Fla. 
Irma and Jerry retired to Florida in 2003. She blossomed in the sunshine, enjoying gardening, bicycle adventures, working on her puzzles, baking, and family visits. She loved everything life had to offer with enthusiasm. 
Recently celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary, the couple shared an inspirational true lifelong love story. They were rarely apart. Jerry affectionately called Irma Lee his “Honey Bee,” and she was especially known for her amazing culinary abilities and recipes. They were the former owners of Fay’s Gourmet Restaurant in Hull for years, where she was the acclaimed Gourmet Chef, listed in Boston Magazine as “Best of South Shore.” 
Mrs. Fay also was the cherished aunt of Janet Fay Johnson, of Hull; Emily “Lee” and Tracey Fay, of Quincy; Wendel Plumbo and her husband Gerry, of Parrish, Fla.; and Clydette Ray and her husband David of Seymour, Tenn. She was the special grand-aunt of Mark Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Christopher and Catherine McCurdy, and Brandon Clevenger and great-grand-aunt of Brodie Clevenger. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Wrye and Betty Cooper; her parents, Hattie and Lonnie Estes; and her nephew, Randy Cooper.
Mrs. Fay was a blessing, honored and cherished by all who knew her. Her humor, positive attitude, kindness, style, beauty (inside and out) as well as her Southern charm will be deeply missed. She made everyone feel like family, loved and special.
An Intention Mass will be celebrated for Mrs. Fay on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Ann’s Church in Hull at 9 a.m. Burial will be private.

Obituary: Paula K. Norton

Paula K. Norton, at 67
Paula Kay (Maxim) Norton, 67, formerly of Hull, died unexpectedly at her Chestertown, Md., home on Sunday, Nov. 4.
She was born in Kansas City, the daughter of the late Mitchell and Mary Kathleen Elliott Maxim. The family moved to Hull, and Mrs. Norton graduated from Hull High School in 1969.
She went on to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, majoring in English and graduating magna cum laude in 1973. She worked as a teacher, advertising consultant, and freelance writer until she devoted her life to being a mother. She loved gardening, reading, Bible study, her dog, Jessie, and her Christian faith. 
She leaves two sons, Scott Norton, of Stevensville, Md., and Matthew Norton and his wife Meghan and their children, Penelope, William, and Edward, all of Barrington, Ill. In addition, she leaves her sister, Renee Fowler of Bradenton, Fla.; her brother, Craig Maxim, of Whitinsville; and the father of her children, James Norton, of Hull. She was predeceased by a brother, Rick Maxim.
Her funeral was scheduled this morning in Maryland. Online condolences may be sent to her family at

Obituary: Michael W. Benjamin

Michael W. Benjamin, at 31
Michael Weldon Benjamin, 31, died unexpectedly Oct. 17. He was born in California and raised in Hull, where he resided with his family until his death.  
Many will remember him for his love of life and the energy he spread to those around him. From a young age, he loved sports, excelling at football, basketball, and baseball through Hull youth sports programs and into Hull High School. After high school, he went on to the Peterson Trade School, where he jumpstarted his career in HVAC, working as a service tech for New England Cooling Towers, followed by management of multiple HVAC teams. Being the motivated entrepreneur he was, he then created his own company, Benjamin Air. 
Beyond his career, he will be remembered for his heart and his fearless personality. He was a courageous man and would stand behind his family through anything that became an obstacle. He had a humor that would strike even the most apprehensive and an infectious laugh that made for lighter days. He brought comfort to those close to him through his empathetic nature and deep understanding of life itself. He was a humble man and appreciated the simplicity of life. He found happiness in the day just surrounded by his loving wife and beautiful children. 
And while the greater plan for Michael is quite hard to understand right now, he will always be remembered in their hearts. He will be felt in the moments where they know he should still be here. He will be the inner strength to his wife, still standing by his side as her life goes on. And most of all, he will live on as a protector to his family, a guardian angel to his children through their walks of life. 
Mr. Benjamin leaves his wife, Kristen Benjamin, and two children, Paisley Lane and Logan Weldon; his parents, Renne Benjamin and Peter Benjamin, and his step-parents, Mark Doherty and Karen Benjamin, as well as his in-laws: Mary Calandrella, John Daughtry, Steven Calandrella, and Tammy Calandrella. 
The brother of Sara Benjamin and the late Elizabeth Benjamin, he was the step-brother of Esme Herrmann and Michael Herrmann; and the brother-in-law of Lauren, Sarah, and Kim Calandrella. Survivors also include his grandparents, Weldon P. and Katherine M. Benjamin, and many extended family members. Mr. Benjamin also leaves behind many lifelong friends, who will miss him dearly.
His memorial service will be held in mid-November; the date cannot be ascertained yet because his three-year-old daughter Paisley must complete a minimum of 30 days in hospital care at Tufts Medical Center for leukemia that was diagnosed in October. 
Memorial donations may be directed to Donations will be used for medical and funeral bills and to support his family.

Obituary: Kevin M. Long,

Kevin M. Long, at 37
Kevin “Vern” M. Long, of Wareham and formerly of Weymouth, died Oct. 27 at the age of 37. 
Mr. Long was a sheet-metal worker and proud union member of Local 17. 
He was the loving son of Joanne T. Long of Wareham and Richard Long Sr. and his wife, Beatrice, of Hull; loving brother of Kathleen Long and her partner, Charlie Ward, of South Weymouth, Richard Long Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Bridgewater, Thomas Long and his wife, Tammy, of Abington, Eddie Long and his wife, Taryn, of Weymouth, and David Long of Wareham. 
Mr. Long also is lovingly survived by six nieces and nephews and his cherished dog, Miley. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, from 4-8 p.m., in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home at 809 Main St., South Weymouth. 
A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. 
Memorial donations may be made to Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, 487 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045. See for online condolences. 

Obituary: Wallace J. Rodgerson

Wallace J. Rodgerson, at 96
Wallace “Buck” James Rodgerson, of Weymouth, Hobe Sound, Fla., and Hull died Oct. 21 in Hingham. He was 96.
From 1942 to 1945, Mr. Rodgerson served in the Navy during World War II. He then operated and owned two restaurants, Buck and Bill’s Railroad Cafe and the Twin Oaks in Weymouth, until the 1970s. He subsequently turned his career toward the real estate industry as the owner of Alltech Realty, until he retired in 2016 at the age of 94. 
He was the loving husband of the late Martha Jacobs Rodgerson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Rodgerson; his sons, Stephen Rodgerson and Gary Rodgerson; and his daughter, Julie Rodgerson. He will be missed by his surviving brother, Robert Rodgerson; his son, James Rodgerson; and his daughter, Susan Rodgerson, with whom he lived. He also leaves grandchildren and great-grandchildren, extended family, and many friends. Services will be private.

Obituary: Stephen T. Shea

Stephen T. Shea, at 68
Stephen Timothy Shea, of Cocoa, Fla., died Oct. 22 at age 68. He was born in Boston and lived in both Hyde Park and Hull. 
Left to mourn his loss are his loving wife, Cynthia Shea; daughter, Jacqueline Shea; and sister, Florence Driscoll. He also was the loving brother-in-law and uncle to many.
Arrangements are under the care of Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care of Rockledge, Fla. 
To offer online condolences, visit Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St.,
Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Obituary: William M. Bergan

William M. Bergan, at 49
William Michael Bergan, of Hull, died Oct. 16, surrounded by cousins who loved him as a brother. He was 49.
Mr. Bergan graduated from Archbishop Williams High School, class of 1988, and from Suffolk University, class of 1993. He had success as a financial adviser in the investment industry for many years. He loved Nantasket Beach, where he grew up, and also enjoyed all New England sports teams. He was a wonderful man, who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. 
Son of the late Kathleen Bergan and cherished grandson of the late Marion Bergan, he is survived by the two greatest accomplishments of his life: his children, William Michael Bergan and Gabrielle Bergan. 
Mr. Bergan also leaves his aunts, Margaret Larson and Maureen White; his loving cousins, Jamie Barbuto, Jennifer Tichy, and Meghan Sylvester; as well as many others who adored him. He was the beloved godson of the late Ellen (Bergan) Sylvester.
Services have been held. Burial was at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Hingham. 
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Obituary: Mary Curtiss

Mary Curtiss, at 83
Mary (Desmond) Curtiss died Oct. 9 of late-stage pulmonary fibrosis and congestive heart failure. She was 83.
Mrs. Curtiss was born in Malden. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Regis College, a master’s degree in chemistry from  the University of Notre Dame, and other degrees in Russian literature and history from Boston University.
As a devoted member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Boston, where she was known as Sr. Kevin Ann, Mrs. Curtiss taught at several Boston Archdiocesan schools, from 1954 to 1970, from first grade through high school. She left the convent in 1970 and became a public school teacher. She taught chemistry at Belmont High School, developed its advanced placement program, served as science department head, and finally served as science coordinator, K-12 (for three elementary schools, a middle school, and high school). Following her retirement, she had the good fortune and great joy of living with her husband, son, and daughter in an oceanfront home in Hull. 
For 20 years after she retired, she served on the executive board of the Hull Garden Club, was a trustee of the Hull Public Library, and chaired the Hull Democratic Town Committee during the tenure of Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama. Mrs. Curtiss worked tirelessly for their first-term candidacies and received a personal invitation to President-elect Obama’s first inauguration, which she attended with enthusiasm and great hope. 
Most recently, during residence at Linden Ponds in Hingham, Mary and her husband, Damien, were welcomed as participants in the bimonthly “Poetry and Spirituality” sharing and discussions. 
With her husband, family, and friends, she was an avid ocean sailor in and about the Boston Harbor Islands, a mountain hiker, cross-country skier, and cyclist. Her undying love of the arts was enriched by summer graduate study at New York University, with her husband, in Paris, and season tickets for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 
Mrs. Curtiss is survived by her husband of 47 years, Damien Herman Curtiss; her loving and devoted daughter, Lisa Desmond Curtiss; and her loving son, Michael Herman Curtiss, and his wife, Michelle; three wonderful grandchildren, Joseph Michael, Cecilia Rose (Cece), and Lily Marie; and many cherished nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews, who each knew they were singularly loved. 
Mrs. Curtiss was predeceased by her brother, John Michael Desmond, and her sisters, Alice Desmond Cocuzzo and Eileen Desmond Hickman. The children and grandchildren of her sisters were especially dear to Mary, as were her friends, who shared community with the Boston Sisters of St. Joseph, notably Sr. Lois Lyons, Sandra Cortese, and Margaret Bent. 
A memorial wake at 11 a.m. and funeral liturgy at noon will be held at the Paulist Center Chapel, 5 Park St., Boston, on Saturday, Oct. 20. A reception will follow. All are invited. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Paulist Center, 5 Park St., Boston MA 02108; St. Nicholas United Methodist Church Bible Study, P.O. Box 12, Hull, MA 02045; or the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph, 637 Cambridge St., Boston 02135.

Obituary: Debra M. Dann

Debra M. Dann, at 63
Debra Marie Dann died Sept. 30. She was 63.
Ms. Dann graduated from Hingham High School in 1972 and worked for many years in the hardware industry. 
Ms. Dann loved animals. In her younger years she would go horseback-riding as often as she could. She was an avid board-game player and especially enjoyed playing Scrabble with her friends. She was happiest when she was with her family and when she was gardening. 
Ms. Dann loved family, friends, but most of all, God. She “talked the talk and walked the walk,” as they say, and was a longtime member of the North River Church women’s prayer group, where she made many loving friends who were all united in the same beliefs. 
Additionally she assisted her sister, Claire, with the children of South Shore Baptist Church, which she attended with her family for several years. The strength of those beliefs is what kept Ms. Dann moving forward with the love and compassion she showed to all who knew her. Her smile was a beacon of the love she shared and was returned to her tenfold.
The loving partner of Richard Burke, she was preceded in death by her sister, Claire M. McLaughlin. Ms. Dann is survived by her brothers, Edward Dann Sr. and Earl Dann, as well as eight nieces and nephews and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews, who dearly loved their Aunt Debi.
There are some who bring light so great to the world that, even after they have gone, the light remains. This was Debi. 
Her graveside service will be private. For additional information and online condolences, please visit 

Obituary: Andrea Caissie

Andrea Caissie, at 57
Andrea (Walsh) Caissie, of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Hull, died unexpectedly Oct. 3, at the age of 57. 
Mrs. Caissie was a devoted and loving mother to her three children, whom she cherished and always put first. She had recently moved to Florida to be closer to her daughter, Melisa, and her son, Michael. She loved spending time with her grandson, Joey, watching their favorite TV shows together. 
Before moving to Florida, Mrs. Caissie enjoyed spending Saturdays with her son Matthew, going to lunch with him or visiting him at home. She also loved her time spent walking the beach, hunting for sea glass and enjoying the sounds of the ocean waves crashing on the shore.
Survived by her loving mother, Edythe Walsh; preceded in death by her father, William P. Walsh, of Hull; Mrs. Caissie was the loving mother of Michael Walsh, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Melisa (Walsh) Cassell and her husband, Joseph, of Jupiter, Fla.; and Matthew Caissie, of Weymouth. She was a devoted grandmother to Joey Cassell. 
Mrs. Caissie also is survived by several loving siblings: Gail Walsh and Cynthia (Walsh) Murphy and her husband, Robert, all of Hull; Priscilla Walsh, of Attleboro; Beverly Walsh, of West Springfield; William Walsh, and his wife, Barbara, of Weymouth; David Walsh and his partner, Connie Hebert, of Hull; Sharon (Walsh) Belisle and her husband, Jack, of Weymouth; and Richard Walsh and his wife, Linda, of Poway, Calif. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul Walsh. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and dear friends. 
Mrs. Caissie’s funeral service will be private. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Association

Obituary: Kathleen K. Stone

Kathleen K. Stone, at 72
Kathleen K. (Kedian) Stone of Hull, originally from Arlington, died Sept. 23 at her Hull home, surrounded by her family. She was 72.
Mrs. Stone was a devout Catholic and a parishioner at Holy Trinity Church on Shawmut Avenue in Boston before it closed. She loved the Latin Mass and had a deep appreciation for all the traditional values with which she was raised. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and loved to make jewelry. 
Mrs. Stone will be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother, and cherished grandmother. She will be sadly missed.
The beloved wife of 52 years to Walter C. Stone III, she was the  loving mother of Walter C. Stone IV and his wife, Tina, and Jennifer Stone, all of Hull; Johnathan D. Stone and his wife, Tricia, of Dartmouth; and Michael B. Stone and his companion, Missy Noddin, of Hull. 
She was the sister of the late Kevin and Sean Kedian and cherished “Bean” of Stone, Jackie, Alex, Caden, Duncan, and Kaleigh.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10:30 Friday. Burial at Hull Village Cemetery will follow. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Obituary: Louise J. Michaud

Louise J. Michaud, at 92
Louise J. (Lamattina) Michaud, of Hull, died Sept. 22 at the age of 92.
She enjoyed trips to Acapulco, Mexico, as well as frequent visits to the casino. She was a wonderful woman who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. 
She was the beloved mother of Maryellen Cibotti Paul and her husband, Richard, and sister of Agnes Caries, Josephine Bottary, Eleanor and Raymond Shiffer, and the late Connie Hall, Ralph Lamattina, and Rocco Lamattina.
She was also the loving grandmother of Anthony Cibotti and his wife, Francine, and Lisa Fernandes and her husband, Roger; and she was the great-grandmother of Amanda Cibotti, Roger Fernandes, and Brandon Fernandes. 
Mrs. Michaud also leaves a brother-in-law, Arthur Doherty, and many nieces and nephews. 
Mrs. Michaud’s funeral Mass and interment at Hull Village Cemetery were scheduled for this morning (Thursday, Sept. 27).
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Obituary: Michael L. White

Michael L. White, at 67
Michael L. White, of Hull, died Sept. 12. He was 67.
Mr. White worked for the Hull Highway Department for 27 years. He was a member and former treasurer of AFSCME Local 1395. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and was a mechanic and member of the pit crew on the both the Lundberg and Emanuello racing teams.
Mr. White’s family was the center of his life. He took great care of all the people he loved. He will be remembered for his kind and generous personality. 
Beloved husband for 48 years of Andrea (Jacobson) White of Hull, he was the loving father of Gregory White and his wife, Christine, of Hull; and Tom White and his wife, Meghan, of Stoughton. He was a caring brother to Sandra, Susan, David, Paul, and the late Larry, Robert, and Edward White, and he was the cherished Papou of Emily, Noah, Hannah, Gordon, Lenora, and Stella. Mr. White is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to the Panagia Building Fund, 811 Jerusalem Rd., Cohasset, MA 02025. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Mary Anne Odell

Mary Anne Odell, at 77
Mary Anne Chariton Odell of Hull, age 77, died on Sept. 9. 
Ms. Odell was born April 16, 1941, in Oneida, N.Y. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany and the University of Delaware. She believed strongly in the value of education, working most of her life in that field. 
After teaching English for many years, in 1988 she moved from Newark, Del., to Scituate, where she became the first director of the Literacy Program of Greater Plymouth at Plymouth Public Library until her retirement in 2004. She re-entered the workforce to work part-time, most recently as the office manager at the Hingham Congregational Church. She retired in 2015. 
She was an active member of the community of Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, serving on many committees and participating in services as a liturgist. 
Survivors include two children, Mark Odell and his wife, Karen, of Groton, and Carolyn Odell and John Camera, of Raynham; a sister, Jane Barclay of Scituate; her brother-in-law, James Barclay; a brother, Ted Chariton of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Meagan Odell; and two nephews, a niece, and several great-nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St., Hingham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham or the Literacy Program of Greater Plymouth at Plymouth Public Library. For an online guest book, please visit 

Obituary: Paul F. Peaslee

Paul F. Peaslee, at 63
Paul F. Peaslee Jr., of Hull and formerly of Hingham and Quincy, died Aug. 31 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was 63 and had suffered a brief illness. 
Born in Quincy, Mr. Peaslee – who was known as Gunther – worked for many years as a construction supervisor, including working on the Big Dig in Boston. 
He was a member of the New England Mountain Bikers Association, Friends of Wompatuck, and the Bare Cove Fire Museum. 
Devoted to his family, Mr. Peaslee was a very hard worker and was a member of the volunteer fire department in Hingham for many years. He enjoyed mountain biking at Wompatuck State Park and was a longtime organizer of the annual Land Mine Race.  
He was the beloved husband for 42 years of Mary Ann (Gilbrook) Peaslee and devoted father of Shayne Ledwell and her husband, Ronald, of Rockland, Ryan Peaslee, of Scituate, and Paul F. Peaslee III and his wife, Tanya, of Hull. Mr. Peaslee was the loving grandfather of Deven Peaslee, Elizabeth Ledwell, and Ronald Ledwell Jr. A fourth grandchild is expected in October. 
Mr. Peaslee was the brother of John and his wife, Kimberly, of Tennessee, Timothy and his wife, Patricia, of Weymouth, James and his wife, Kimberly, of Maine, and Janet Brandt and her husband, James, of Framingham. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews and his canine companion, Jack, and his Big Boy.  
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to The Friends of Wompatuck by visiting See for online condolences