Obituary: Virginia Bernard

Virginia Bernard, 79
Virginia Bernard died on March 14 in Largo, Fla. She was 79.
Virginia was born in Middleport, N.Y., and graduated from Roy-Hart High School. She moved to Boston in 1959 and then in 1970 to Hull, where she raised her four sons. 
She went to First Baptist Church in Hingham and St. Nicolas United Methodist Church in Hull. She worked at The Bargain Center in Quincy and volunteered at Wellspring Thrift Shop in Hull. She loved the beach, and she loved working outside in the yard. She was a square dancer with the Gingham Swingers in the 1970s.
In 1995, Virginia moved to Florida, where she was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and the Interfaith Food Pantry and president of the Suncoast Parkinsonians chapter of APDA.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, William Bernard, and is survived by her sons: William Bernard, Thomas Bernard, James Bernard (Bridgette), and Joseph Bernard. She is also survived by two sisters, Betty Hill and Janice Chapman. Other survivors are two grandsons: Audie and Frankie.
A memorial service was held at her church in Florida. A graveside service will be held at Hull Village Cemetery.
Donations can be made in her memory to Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Obituary: Daniel Joseph Sheehan Jr.

Daniel Joseph Sheehan Jr., 78
Daniel Joseph Sheehan Jr., of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Hull, died at home on Aug. 11. 
Born May 8, 1941, in Boston, he proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was an IBEW Local 103 electrician, managed Quincy Bay Flounder Fleet, and was a charter boat captain. He also had a passion for building model boats. 
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Dianna Wood, and five children: Jeanne Knudsen (Paul); Daniel J. Sheehan IV (Kelly); Mary Sheridan (Philip); Cynthia Knudsen (Steven); and Susan Rosner (Jeff); 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Preceding him in death were his parents: Daniel J. Sheehan Sr. and Olive Kimball; his stepmother, Agnes Sheehan; and his sister, Mary Springer. Services were held at Palm Beach National Chapel, Lake Worth¸ Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Sheehan’s name.

Obituary: Geraldine Wieners

Geraldine Wieners, at 74
Geraldine (Guinessy) Wieners, also known as Jerri, of Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Hull, died in Fort Myers on July 28, surrounded by her loving family. She was 74.
Born in Brookline, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Fitzgerald) Guinessy. She graduated from the Jeanne d’Arc Academy in Milton with the class of 1962. 
Jerri’s career was in retail and real estate. She loved her work and the relationships she built throughout the years. In her spare time, she enjoyed line dancing, going to the beach, taking “Discovery Learning” car rides in her cobalt blue Jeep Wrangler with her husband, Paul, and her “Nana Days” with each of her grandchildren. 
Family was the most important part of Jerri’s life. She loved the time she was able to spend with her children and grandchildren. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for the people she loved. 
Jerri was a proud Irish woman and loved everything about her heritage and culture. In 2012, her husband surprised her with a trip to Ireland, and it was a dream come true for Jerri. 
Jerri was a positive, happy, sweet, caring, loving, and selfless woman. Her life lessons, love, and example are her legacy, which continues through her children and grandchildren. She will be missed by all the lives she touched. 
Jerri and Paul Wieners married on March 12, 1982, in Hingham, and together they shared 37 loving years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Brenda McIntosh; Carol Congelos, of Cape Coral, Fla.; and Dianne Pyburn and her husband, Tyler, of Norfolk. She was the loving grandmother of Nikolas, Brandon, and Julia McIntosh, Jay Gibbons, Chase Congelos, and Jake and Cole Pyburn. She was the soon-to-be grandmother of twins and the loving great-grandmother of Dimitri McIntosh. She was the dear sister of Mary G. Christie and Patricia Foley and her husband, John. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. 
Local services have been held. Interment is private. A memorial service will be held in Fort Myers at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Geraldine can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607. See or call 1-800-Keohane for online condolences.

Obituary: John E. Conwell

John E. Conwell, 75
John E. (“Denny”) Conwell, of Boston and Hull, died on July 27 at age 75. 
A graduate of Georgetown University and Suffolk Law School, he served in the U.S. Army, the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Massachusetts State Police, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, and the law firm of Bulger & Finnerty. For 20 years, he maintained a solo legal practice. 
Denny was an early supporter of the civil rights movement and a firm believer in the Fourth and Sixth Amendments. His business card read: “Tired of pleading guilty?” 
He was always ready for trial in his law practice, which included more than 20 murder trials, and he was willing to represent all comers. His proudest legal accomplishment was a challenge to the Boston Police Department policy of “search on sight” (Commonwealth v. Lamar Phillips, Supreme Judicial Court, 1992).
Denny loved playground basketball (his street name was “Doc”), criminal law, Pall Mall unfiltered, and Barbara. A head injury forced his early retirement, and in recent years he struggled with health issues. He did not go gentle into that good night. 
He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 51 years, and heartbroken pets, Watson and the Skunk. 
Friends are invited to raise a glass in his memory on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m., at Jo’s Nautical Bar in Hull.

Obituary: Michael Roger Landolfi

Michael Roger Landolfi, 83
Michael Roger Landolfi, of Weymouth and formerly of Hanover, died suddenly on July 28. He was 83.
Born in Boston on Oct. 4, 1937, he was the son of the late Dewey and Lucy (Falcione) Landolfi. He graduated from Boston College and earned his master’s degree at Boston State College. After graduation, he pursued his passion to teach our younger generation and went on to teach in Hull for 33 years, retiring as principal of Hull Memorial Middle School. 
He devoted his personal time to his family, coaching and mentoring, and his children and their friends as they grew into adulthood, instilling the values of kindness, friendship, and commitment to helping others.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Judy A. (Baker) Landolfi. He was the loving and proud father of Michael Landolfi and his wife, Paula, of Pembroke; Mark Landolfi and his wife, Lisa, of Hanover; Christopher Landolfi and his wife, Barbara, of Hanover; Matthew Landolfi and his wife, Stephanie, of Duxbury; and Brian Landolfi and his wife, Nicole, of Hanover. He was an amazing grandfather and was affectionately referred to as “Pa” by his 11 grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by his siblings Jean DeGroat, Lucille Lonergan, Anthony Diomede, and the late Gloria Pertot. 
Visiting hours were held at the Sullivan Funeral Home in Hanover on Aug. 1. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church in Hanover on Aug. 2, followed by burial in Hanover Center Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Hanover Foundation for Educational Enrichment (

Obituary: Helen Wolfe

Helen Wolfe, 98
Helen (Toutloff) Wolfe, 98, a resident of Hull and Pembroke, died in the home of her daughter, Linda, and her husband, Bob Widdop, on July 24. She was 98.
She is survived by two other daughters: Carol, and her husband, Kevin Robicheau, of Tennessee; and Eileen, and her husband, Michael Trubia, of Connecticut. She also leaves eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The daughter of the late Elmer and Caroline Toutloff, Helen enjoyed her many years in Hull, with a view of the worlds end, and the last 10 years in Pembroke, with a view of an abundance of flowers. She was an avid reader and bowler (Webster Shore Lanes in Hull) and loved playing cards and the Boston Red Sox. 
Donations can be made is Helen’s name to Cranberry Area Hospice, 36 Cordage Park Circle, Suite 326, Plymouth, MA 02360. 
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Obituary: Bradford E. Pope

Bradford E. Pope, 86

Bradford E. Pope, 86, died July 29 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 27, 1933, in Weymouth, the son of Dwight and Mabel (Snell) Pope. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Dwight, and sister, Marcia.
Brad graduated from Hingham High School, class of 1953. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the former Hull VFW and chairman of its blood bank for many years. A retired Hull firefighter, he was a member of the Hull Firefighters Association and a member of the I.U.O.E. Local 4.
Brad is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lucy (DeMings) Pope; his two daughters, Victoria Pope Matton and her husband, Larry, of Hingham, and Corinna Nixon and her husband, Peter, of Hull; and four grandchildren: Kellie Nixon and her boyfriend, John, of Florida, Kristopher Nixon and his girlfriend, Kristen, of Pembroke, Brad Matton and his wife, Mary, of Quincy, and Ashley Sampson and her husband, Dan, of Hanson. He also leaves the light of his life for this past year, his great-granddaughter, Harper Victoria Sampson. 
Brad will also be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law and close friend, Burnet Pearce, and his wife, Nancy, of Maryland, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Brad’s name to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 4-8 p.m. at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at the Hull Village Cemetery.
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Obituary: Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett, at 62
Greg Bennett – brother, brother-in-law, uncle, godfather, and a friend to many – passed away unexpectedly on July 19. 
Greg lived as he died: on his own terms. Those terms included his insistence that there be no wake, no funeral, and no burial. Instead, he requested his ashes be spread at sea, where he was most at peace in this world.
Greg grew up in Hull and spent the last 11 years of his life here. In between, Greg proudly served his country for over a decade as an Army Green Beret in the 1st Special Forces, stationed primarily in Europe. Unfortunately, his Army career ended when he blew out both of his knees on a mountainside in Norway during a HALO (High Altitude, Low Open) parachute jump. He would endure multiple, painful knee replacements thereafter.
After the Army, Greg attended and graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology. His Army security clearance made him an attractive candidate for manufacturers and installers of military-related technology, an industry he continued to work in for the remainder of his life.
Greg’s personal interests were varied and, like his military career, took him around the world. He was a certified dive instructor and would frequently host or participate in diving trips to some of the most exotic locations on earth. He was also an avid licensed amateur radio operator and an accomplished photographer/videographer, for which he was featured on the front cover of The Hull Times just two weeks ago.
Greg was a familiar figure to anyone who attended or watched a town government meeting or broadcast during the past decade. Wherever a video camera was needed—from Selectmen and School Committee meetings to countless other events—Greg would be there in his trademark shorts, regardless of the weather.
And, of course, no remembrance of Greg would be complete without mention of his beloved ferrets, which he always referred to as his “kids.” He rescued, cared for, and kept a number of ferrets over the years. They were emblematic of his overall love for wildlife and nature in general.
Despite his Santa-like charm and outwardly cheerful nature, Greg suffered from a lifelong asthma affliction, PTSD from his military service, he had lost a kidney to cancer, and had recently learned his remaining kidney was failing. He did not want to suffer through dialysis and knew he was an unlikely candidate for a transplant given his age and health issues. He always spoke about “quality over quantity” in regards to his time on earth. God rest his soul.
Greg was the son of the late James M. Bennett and the late Carole M. (Leary) Bennett of Hull. He is survived by his brother James B. Bennett of Whitman; his sister Heather B. Falletti and brother-in-law Paul Falletti of Hull; and his brother Matt Bennett and sister-in-law Debbe Bennett of Hull. He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews.
Donations in Greg’s memory may be made to Greenpeace at

Obituary: Eileen F. Callahan

Eileen F. Callahan, at 92
Eileen F. (MacCollum) Callahan, of Hull, passed away peacefully on July 22.  
Beloved wife of the late Leo A. Callahan, she was the devoted mother of Michael Callahan and his wife, Marion Callahan, of Palm Bay, Fla., and the late Sharon Bamberg, of Spokane, Wash., and Palm Bay, Fla. She was the loving grandmother of Patrick Callahan, of Georgia, and Emily Giuggio and her husband, Carmine, of Framingham. She leaves eight great-grandchildren: Katie, Kyle, Allison, Sean, Gavin, Carmine, Callum, and Evan, and one great-great-grandchild, Nicholas. 
She is also survived by her close cousins, Marguerite Footit, of Wareham, and Joyce Foley, of Medfield. She leaves behind many other relatives and friends, including Deborah McGough, of Middleborough; Frank Forrest, of Weymouth; and Josephine Lewis, of Hull, (who helped immensely with Eileen’s care during the last years of her life). Close neighbors always watched out for her and helped when needed. Her family thanks all who helped her, including the staff at Queen Anne Nursing Home where she spent her last days.
Eileen loved her potted flowers and vegetable garden. She was an avid walker and enjoyed long walks along the shoreline. She was loving and strong and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday, from 3-7 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central Street), Hingham. A funeral Mass will be Monday in St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Hull, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. 
As we all know, Eileen was very generous in her life and loved to help others. If you would like, please feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Obituary: Karin Indira Nauth-Shelley

Karin Indira Nauth-Shelley, 53
Karin Indira Nauth-Shelley, of Hull, passed away at her home on July 13 at the age of 53. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on June 7, 1966. 
She was the beloved wife of Dr. Simon Shelley, the sister of Roger Nauth, and the daughter of Rev. Thelma Nauth and the late Rev. Beale Nauth.
A world traveler, Karin was interested in diverse cultures and people and loved the international arena, working and traveling throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. This worldliness was not surprising as Karin had moved with her family to the United States from Jamaica in 1976 at the age of 10. She would remain passionate about her heritage, including her Jamaican background. She had also lived in Guyana, her father’s birthplace.
Karin grew up in the Boston area where her father, formerly a lawyer, was a Methodist minister who moved to various parishes in eastern and western Massachusetts. She attended middle school at Saint Kevin’s Academy in Dorchester and high school in Braintree.
After her premedical studies at Boston University, Karin began her career in medical and psychology research for Boston area hospitals. She transitioned to the management consulting field, obtained an M.B.A. in marketing and organizational development at Simmons University, and worked with top global firms in Boston and Cambridge. 
Karin then achieved what would become her passion, leading marketing for several global consulting and technology companies based in Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay area, India, and Argentina. Most recently, she was proud to support her husband in launching and fundraising for his biotechnology venture based in Boston.
Karin volunteered for the Hull Artists Association, supporting strategic development, branding, and the relaunch of the website for the nonprofit organization. She loved Hull and its surrounding areas, enjoying meeting friends for yoga and other activities on Nantasket Beach.
Karin made a tremendous impact on the lives of her family and countless friends and was always the one to whom they would turn. During her nearly five-year battle with cancer, Karin fought bravely and never gave up, even when her physicians suggested the end of her life might be near. Always thinking of others first and having steadfast faith in God, she was the biggest inspiration for most of the lives she touched. Karin’s smile was the window to her soul, shining bright with love and generosity and lighting and warming all around her. Karin’s heart of gold rests in eternal love and peace.
A memorial service for Karin will be held on Saturday, July 27, at North River Community Church, 334 Old Oak St., Pembroke, starting at 11 a.m. For additional information and online guestbook, please go to

Obituary: Darrin J. Thomas

Darrin J. Thomas, at 56
Darrin J. Thomas, 56, passed away on July 17.
He was born in Weymouth, and, after spending much of his life in Hull, he most recently resided in Rockland. 
Darrin was a former lobsterman and an enthusiastic Boston sports fan. 
He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine (Roberts) Thomas; his mother, Nina Thomas, of Hull; many aunts and uncles, including Phillip and Connie Thomas, of Hull, and Ernie White, of Weymouth; and two sons, Andrew and Ryan Thomas. 
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation at Sullivan Funeral Home, 45 East Water St, Rockland, on Sunday, July 28, from 2-4 p.m. 
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Obituary: Gayann Wilkinson

Gayann Wilkinson, 79
Gayann (“Gram”) Wilkinson, a 22-year resident of Hull, died on July 9 at the age of 79. 
She was the beloved spouse of William L. Wilkinson Jr. for 60 years and the dear daughter of Herbert and Connie (Williams) Bauer. She was the loving mother of Mary Wilkinson, of Hull; Wendy Bretton and husband, Gary, of Bridgton, Maine; William Wilkinson III, of Dorchester; and Christopher Wilkinson, of West Virginia. 
She was also the proud grandmother of Mary V. Wilkinson, of Hull; William Wilkinson IV and his partner, Nicole Grady, of Braintree; David and Chloe Falkinson of Ghent, Va.; Alanna Donahue and her fiancée, Tim Caulfield, of Hyde Park; Emmet and Aidan Wilkinson, of Dorchester; Peter Bretton and his wife, Gabby, of Pawtucket, R.I.; Christopher, Cole, and Catelyn Rose Wilkinson, of Methuen; and Sara Gay (Bretton) and husband, Ian MacDonald, of Bucksport, Maine, the proud parents of Gram’s two great-grandchildren, Kellen and Aurora Gay MacDonald. 
She was a sister of David Bauer and his wife, Peggy, of Bellingham; Sandy Trufant, of Medway; and the late Robert Bauer.
Gayann lived her life first as a welder at the Fore River Shipyard and a member of the Local 7 Ironworkers, then as the apprentice coordinator for the state of Massachusetts. She worked 30-plus years before retiring, only to bless her community as a member of St. Ann’s Bell Ringers and Women in Building Trades and as a library trustee for the town of Hull. She was also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. 
Gayann will be sorely missed.
Visiting hours were held on Sunday, July 14, at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham.  
Donations in memory of Gayann may be sent to Fisher House of Boston, P.O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071, or by visiting and making your donation through its donation link.
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Obituary: Alison Meryl Schnipper

Alison Meryl Schnipper, 28
Alison Meryl Schnipper, of Hull, died suddenly on July 10 after a long illness. She was 28.
The loving daughter of Amy Albert-Schnipper and Philip Schnipper, Alison was the cherished granddaughter of Eleanor Albert, of Hull, and Ethel Schnipper, of Florida; she was a beloved niece, cousin, and friend to many.
A graduate of Hull High School, class of 2008, Alison was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in high school sports and theater. She attended the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College where she was inducted into the Marketing Honor Society.
Her two years at Ithaca were joyful but interrupted by a diagnosis of leukemia and two subsequent stem cell bone marrow transplants for relapses. Despite the many medical and physical challenges she was confronted with, Alison completed a certificate in paralegal studies and graduated from Leslie University with honors.
“Schnip” will be remembered for her love of life, many friendships, and fun-loving spirit. She possessed a keen sense of humor, a quick wit, a loving nature, and a bright smile that will be missed by all.
She maintained a positive attitude and outlook, celebrating the accomplishments and travels of her friends; never self-pitying or complaining about her medical and physical challenges and limitations, she remained fun to be with.
Alison continued to volunteer in several capacities. She knitted or crocheted hats and scarves for the homeless and lap robes and shawls for nursing home patients. She supported the fundraising efforts for causes important to her friends, helping friends plan programs and activities. She lovingly maintained the website and weekly email blasts for Temple Israel of Nantasket.
Her family is grateful that her body gave out before her spirit, and her friends maintained their close relationships so that she still felt connected. Funeral services have been held, and burial was in the Hull Village Cemetery. 
Expressions of sympathy in Alison’s memory can be made to the Alison Schnipper Foundation at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or to Temple Israel of Nantasket, P.O. Box 526, Hull, MA 02045.

Obituary: Evelyn E. Lahage

Evelyn E. Lahage, at 94
Evelyn E. Lahage, whose family operated several food concessions on Nantasket Beach, died July 13 at the age of 94. 
Daughter of the late Abe and Farieda (Hobaica) Lahage, she was the sister of Henry, Alice, Joseph, Felix, George, Helen, and Edmund Lahage, and Frances Goldie, all of whom predeceased her. 
Ms. Lahage is survived by three generations of nieces and nephews. Evelyn and her siblings grew up in her family’s food service business that, many years ago, included Joseph’s Pizza and Lahage’s Salt Water Taffy. 
As an adult, she managed many aspects of the business. Paragon Park visitors wouldn’t consider the day complete without the purchase of at least one box of Lahage’s Salt Water Taffy, which was made on premises. Many daytrippers would be enticed to stop at Lahage’s as they were entranced by brightly colored slabs of taffy being “pulled” by machines set up in view of the concession’s windows.
Evelyn Lahage earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and loved traveling with her sisters and other family members. A fine athlete, she delighted in playing baseball with her nieces and nephews and she spent many happy hours golfing with family and friends. 
Services have already been held. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online condolences, visit www.

Obituary: Marion Jacobs

Marion Jacobs, 93
Marion (Izen) Jacobs, 93, a longtime summer Hull resident, died July 9 at the Atrium at Faxon Park in Quincy. 
She grew up in Roxbury, the youngest of four children, and married Lenny Jacobs, a jazz piano player. She loved listening to Lenny play music. Marion is survived by her daughter, Ellen; sons Stanley and his wife, Rhonda Rainaud; Robert and his wife, Sasha Geddes; and 11 loving grandchildren. Her eldest daughter, Judith, passed away in 2005. 
Marion will always be remembered for her quick wit, her love for nature, walking, and easy conversation. She loved to walk along Beach Avenue, greeting the neighbors. Besides walking, Marion enjoyed playing a good game of bridge. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and, above all, a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

Obituary: Mary Buckley

Mary Buckley
Mary (Moynihan) Buckley of Medford, formerly of Somerville, died on July 3. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Neil G. Buckley and devoted mother of Neil G. Buckley Jr., of Hull; Matthew J. Buckley and his wife, Kristen, of Somerville; James P. Buckley and his wife, Margaret, of Arlington; Mary M. Listro and her husband, Ronald, of Medford; Kevin M. Buckley and his wife, Jennifer, of Chelmsford; Jack D. Buckley and his wife, Dawn, of Wilmington; and Michael T. Buckley and his wife, Stacy, of Somerville.
She was the cherished grandmother of Meghan, Brian, Carolyn, Andrew, Susanna, Lauren, Caitlin, James Jr., Neil III, Christina, Joseph, Mary Cara, Ronald, Aidan, Luke, Allyson, Sara, Erin, and Michael Jr. and adoring great-grandmother of Sebastian, Lily, Cosmo, and Blair.
She was the loving sister of the late Beatrice M. Colleary and her surviving husband, Peter, and aunt of Maura Colleary, both of Medford. She was the cousin of John and Maureen Kent, of Waltham.
Funeral services were held this past week at St. Raphael Church in West Medford with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, c/o St. Mary’s Parish, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull, MA 02045. For obituary or to send a message of condolence, please visit

Obituary: Angela Lanoue

Angela Lanoue, at 51
On Thursday, July 4, 2019, Angela Kuhn Lanoue, loving wife of Christopher J. Lanoue, passed away. Angela was born on September 12, 1967 in Houston, Texas, where her loving parents, Anthony “Tony” and Glendeline Kuhn, reside. 
Even from the beginning, Angela lived life to the fullest. She loved to perform, filling her childhood years with twirling and dancing. She also loved to spend time with family, enjoying summers and holidays with her cousins and grandparents in Texas.
Angela graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in marketing and organizational psychology and had a successful career in healthcare sales. Her career took her Philadelphia briefly, before bringing her to Boston. 
Although rooting for the Texas Rangers was in Angela’s blood, the Boston Red Sox won her over and she became a die-hard Red Sox fan, with Big Papi being her most beloved player. Angela adopted the city of Boston as her own. 
On September 17, 2005, she married Chris, who was the love of her life. Following their marriage, Angela and Chris lived in New York City and Rotterdam, but ultimately ended up back in Boston, the city Angela loved. In the early evenings, you would often find her walking her yellow lab, Jetson, down the Commonwealth Avenue mall. With a quick humor and just the slightest Texas accent, everyone she encountered along the way would be engaged with her in minutes. Wherever she lived, she always knew everyone in the neighborhood. 
Angela was well-known for her elegance and sense of style, which was second to none. She had a passion and an eye for creating the perfect home, evident wherever she and Chris lived, but no more so than in their home in Hull where they moved five years ago. While always a city person, Angela loved the ocean and was happiest near the water. She loved watching the sunset over the water from her deck and some of her favorite trips were to Hawaii with Chris, where she fell in love with humpback whales.
During the years of her illness, Angela was always surrounded by family and friends, whom she loved deeply traveling the world with them  Her strength to fight through her illness was driven by her love of life and her love for her husband. She leaves a huge hole in the hearts of the many whom loved her. 
Angela was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Edward and Antonia Stibora, and her paternal grandparents, Leo and her adored Bernice “Granny” Kuhn, whom she spoke of often and fondly. She is survived by her husband, Chris, her parents, Tony and Glendeline, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on July 20, 2019, at the Arlington Street Church in Boston. The service will be followed by a reception at Chris and Angela’s home in Hull beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute or the Pacific Whale Foundation.

Obituary: Amy M. White

Amy M. White, at 69
Amy M. White (Rheault) formerly of Canton, passed away suddenly July 7. 
Born and raised in Leominster, she graduated from St. Bernard’s High School Fitchburg in 1968. She went on to earn her Nursing Degree from Cape Cod Community College and worked as a registered nurse for 40 years at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Faulkner Hospital before retiring. 
She had lived in Canton for 25 years before recently moving to Hull.  
Beloved wife of Stephen J., mother of Jarrod Gero and his wife Tiffany of West Roxbury, grandmother of Brayden and Mairead Gero of West Roxbury. Loving sister of Robert Rheault and his wife Marcia of Leominster, John Rheault and his late wife Becky of GA, Ann Minalga and her husband Alex of Shirley, and the late Carolann Hayden. Loving auntie of several nieces and nephews. 
Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Washington St. Canton, Friday 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Gerard Majella Church, 1860 Washington St. Canton, Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts 512 Forest St., Marlborough, MA 01752. 

Obituary: M. Frances Keyes

M. Frances Keyes, at 94
M. Frances Keyes, of Hull, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2019. Sister of the late Margaret M. Conwell, Frederick A. Keyes, Jr., Helen Mary Keyes. Dear Cousin of the late William F. Hennessey of the South End and Hull, Ann Praught of Dedham, Joseph F. Hennessey of Longmeadow, MA, and Angela Heffernan of West Roxbury. Survived by beloved cousin Sister Mary Hennessey, RC of Chicago, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ms. Keyes was a member of the Ace of Clubs, Hull Democratic Town Committee, Hull Chapter of the American Red Cross (Water Safety), Hull Yacht Club, St. Ambrose Girl Scouts Alumni. She worked as a teacher in Randolph before teaching for 40 years in the town of Hull. She was a supervisor of Swimming Instructors and Life Guards Town of Hull, as well as a supervisor of the Hull Yacht Club Swimming instructors. Franny was on the Board of Directors for Hull Medical Center, St Ann’s Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Hull Lifesaving Museum.
Family and friends are invited to gather to celebrate Fran’s life on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9-11 am in St. Ann Church, 208 Samoset Ave, Hull, MA. 02045 followed immediately by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am.

Obituary: Kenneth Allen Willis

Kenneth Allen Willis, at 59

Kenneth Allen Willis, of Hull, passed peacefully in his sleep on June 27, 2019, after a silent struggle with lung cancer. Mr. Willis, born July 27, 1959, was a lifelong resident of Hull. He was a devoted businessman and fisherman, and loved to share many great stories with friends and family. He was the son of Lillian P. (Miller) Willis and Richard C. Willis, brother of Richard Jr., David, and Gary Willis, uncle to six, and father of daughters Crystal Ford and Ayla Mack, son Adam Willis, and grandfather of Majesta. He was a genuine friend to many. All who knew Mr. Willis or his family are invited to a celebration of his life on Saturday, July 13, 2 p.m., at 17 H Street, Hull. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America (