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. 

Obituary: Gloria A. Broderick

Gloria A. Broderick, at 95
Gloria A. (Cellini) Broderick, of Hull and Bonita Springs, Fla., died Dec. 12. She was 95.
Mrs. Broderick was born in Quincy in 1923 to immigrant parents and was fluent in Italian. She was married to Robert M. Broderick and lived for 40 years in Norwell where she was active in St. Helen’s Church sodality and choir. She traveled extensively throughout Europe with her husband for many years. She last worked as assistant to the dean at Labore College. 
After she was widowed, she moved to Florida where she enjoyed volunteering as an English teacher to migrant workers and for the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs Art Center. She continued to travel, visiting such places as Norway, Russia, and China. 
She was the beloved mother of Helen L. Broderick, of Hull, and the late Robert M. Broderick Jr.; grandmother of Amy and Joseph Broderick and Patrick Mahon; and great- grandmother of Richard McCoy. She also will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Mrs. Broderick was predeceased by two sisters and a brother.
Visiting hours are on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 4-7 pm at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 85 Main St., Hingham, followed immediately by interment at Washington Street Cemetery in Norwell.
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Obituary: John Papasodero

John Papasodero, at 57
John Papasodero died peacefully Dec. 16 at the home of Tammy MacDonald, his caregiver and the mother of his three children: Nichole, Katie, and Brittany. He was 57.
Mr. Papasodero was an Army veteran and had worked for the Hull Department of Public Works for many years.
Mr. Papasodero leaves his mother, Carol Powers; his stepmother, Donna Dixon; his sister, Annmarie Miller; his brother, Ronald Papasodero; an aunt, Anna Richardson; five grandchildren; and many extended family members. 
He was the son of the late John Papasodero, who was Hull’s DPW director for many years, and the brother of the late Deborah Papasodero. 
A service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations can be directed to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.

Obituary: Jeffrey K. Powers

Jeffrey K. Powers, at 52
Jeffrey K. Powers, age 52, of Hull, formerly of Sandwich and Randolph, died Dec. 14, after a brief illness. 
Mr. Powers was a graduate of Randolph High School and worked for more than 30 years as a member of the Local 4 Elevator Union.
He was the beloved husband of Stephanie (McKenna) Powers; loving father of MacKenzie, Samantha, Caelin, and Kevin Powers of Sandwich; and loving stepfather of Madelynne and Hannah Pearson of Hull. 
Mr. Powers was the son of Beverly (Perry) Powers and the late John F. Powers; the brother of John M. Powers and Jennifer Powers, both of Scituate; the uncle of Olivia Donovan and Maggie Jordan, also of Scituate; and the son-in-law of Richard and Janet McKenna, of Hull. He also is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
Services have been held. For an online guestbook, visit 

Obituary: Austen H. Wood

Austen H. Wood, at 79
Austen H. Wood, of Carver and formerly of Hull, died Dec. 18. He was 79.
Mr. Wood was an owner and operator of an independent news carrier franchise for many years. After selling his business, he took a position at The Patriot Ledger as a supervisor. Years later he purchased his own FedEx truck and ran his franchise for many years. 
A longtime Hull resident, Mr. Wood enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing, when they made lifetime memories they cherish today. He enjoyed watching movies and loved his trips to Foxwoods with Betty, the love of his life. He also enjoyed surfing the Internet and had a favorite spot on Ebay. 
The foundation of Mr. Wood’s life was his family, the cornerstone of all that was truly important to him. Although his relatives are heartbroken to lose him, they are grateful for all the blessings he brought into their lives. He will live on in their hearts forever. 
He was the beloved husband of 58 years of Betty (Cledes) Wood and the loving father of Austen Wood Jr. and his wife, Jeannine, of Hull; Lisa Belyea and her husband, Charles, of Pembroke; and Lynda McBride and her husband, John, of Hull. He was the brother of Sally Gillis Wood, of Scituate, and cherished Boompa of Amanda Caulfield and her husband, Kevin, of Holbrook; Haley McBride and Austen Wood III, both of Hull; and Karli and Katelyn Belyea, both of Pembroke. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A Celebration of Life service will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Carolyn Sachs

Carolyn Sachs, at 84
Carolyn (MacQuesten) Sachs of Scituate, formerly a longtime Hull resident, died surrounded by her family on Dec. 8. She was 84.
Mrs. Sachs grew up in North Chelmsford, the third of four siblings and the first to be born in a hospital. She earned her nursing degree and moved to Boston, where she lived on Commonwealth Avenue while working at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in the infectious disease unit. She worked at several hospitals, in the maternity wards and geriatrics. 
Mrs. Sachs was a Girl Scout leader when her daughters were young. She was a member of the Hull Historical Society and was instrumental in the archaeological dig at Fort Revere and the subsequent dedication and ceremony with the ambassador to France. She enjoyed gardening and was a longtime member of the Hull Garden Club, where she made many friends. She also volunteered at Wellspring for many years and loved finding a bargain. She was a diehard Red Sox fan, and we’re all so glad she lived to see them win. 
She leaves her two daughters, Tobe Sachs, and her husband, Mark Vafides, of Hull; Jennifer Rowe and her husband, Ron, of Lubbock, Texas; and six grandchildren, all of whom will miss Oma and Grammy dearly. 
Services will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to Wellspring, 814 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045

Obituary: Paul C. Ross

Paul C. Ross, at 94
Paul C. Ross, of Florida and formerly of Hull died after a short illness on Dec. 3. He was 94.
Born in Hingham to Wilma and Carl Ross, he was a longtime resident of Hull, having lived here for 70 years. He moved to Florida in 1995.
Mr. Ross graduated from Hingham High School in 1941. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps at the age of 18, in 1943, and proudly served as a pilot during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific theater. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for piloting flights totaling more than 800 hours in India, Burma, and “over the Hump” (the Himalayas) into China. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of captain.
After the war, he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tufts University in 1952 and a master’s from Harvard University in 1955. He was a founder and past president of SEA Consultants, an engineering and architectural firm in Cambridge, from which he retired in 1986. 
Mr. Ross was a 63-year member of Old Colony Masonic Lodge in Hingham and served as worshipful master in 1963. He was vice president and a member of the board of directors of the former Hull Co-operative Bank and also served as an honorary director of the former Abington Savings Bank. He served on the Hull Permanent Planning and Building Commission and the Hull Permanent Sewer Commission. He was a member and served as treasurer of the Hull Methodist Church, now St. Nicholas United Methodist Church.
As accomplished as he was, Mr. Ross will be best remembered for the love, good humor, and humility he demonstrated. He was a beloved son, husband, father, and friend and was idolized by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His was a shining example of a life well lived.
He is survived by his wife, Monika Ross; a son, Larry C. Ross and his wife, Rebecca, of Maine; and a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Ross, of Detroit. Mr. Ross also is survived by grandchildren Jessica King of Georgia; Hannah Burdin and her husband, Dan, of Maine; Adam Ross and his wife, Elizabeth, of Detroit; and Caitlin Wahrer and her husband, Ben, of Portland, Maine; and five great- grandchildren. 
Mr. Ross was predeceased by his first wife, Connie, in 1999, and by his son, Earl, in 2016. 
Arrangements are under the care of Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel in Hingham. In compliance with his wishes, private services have been held. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Dr., Englewood, FL 34224.
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Obituary: Susan Keaney

Susan Keaney, at 72
Susan L. (Turner) Keaney, age 72, died Nov. 23 at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla. 
Ms. Keaney was born in Weymouth to Arthur and Hilda (DeYoung) Turner. She was raised and educated in Hull and was a graduate of Hull High School. She lived for many years in West Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Marshfield, and Plymouth before moving to Weymouth, where she retired. She worked for 17 years at John Harland Co. and 12 years at Party Lite. 
Ms. Keaney was an avid beachgoer, venturing to the shores of Truro with loved ones. She enjoyed eating out, especially at her favorite Plymouth hot spots for lobster, and indulging her expertise in bargain-hunting at thrift stores. She embraced time with her grandchildren and loved sharing her own traditions with them during the holidays, especially her favorite baking recipes and dishes.
She was the beloved mother of Brian Keaney and his wife, Susan, of Bellingham; and Erica Catron and her husband, Roger, of Florida; and the cherished grandmother of Brenden, Aiden, and Landen Keaney of Bellingham and Turner Catron of Florida. She was the sister of Joyce Carey of Marshfield and the late Arthur Turner Jr. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Donald Coombs, with whom she spent many happy years. 
A period of visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth. A memorial service will take place at the funeral home at 3 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Obituary: Warren P. Dow Jr.

Warren P. Dow Jr., at 83
Warren P. Dow Jr. of Hull, formerly of Reading and Boston’s Jamaica Plain, died Dec. 2. He was 83. 
Mr. Dow proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and went on to have a successful 30-year career with General Electric. He was an avid sports fan and loved the beach and being in the sunshine. He enjoyed having an active role in his grandchildren’s lives and could often be found at many of his granddaughter’s ice skating events. 
He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Barbara (Fiorillo) Dow of Hull; devoted father of Arthur Dow of Woburn, Debra Margosian and her husband, Phil, of Haverhill; and the late Michael W. Dow. He was the brother of the late Sister Pauline Marie, CSJ; cherished Pa to Ashley Romano and Domenic Dow. Mr. Dow also is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks, 85 Devonshire St., 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02129. See for online condolences.