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 ( 

Obituary: Terry Surles

Terry Surles, at 66 
Terry (Hughes) Surles, formerly of Hull, passed away at the Royal Nursing Home in Norwell on May 8 at age 66 after a long battle with liver disease.
Born in North Carolina, he moved to Cambridge in 1967 at the height of the Hippie Movement. As a talented musician and drummer, he quickly became embedded in the Boston music scene where he performed with many bands in many locations. Mr. Surles loved music and used his talent to travel the country performing wherever he could.
In 1997, weary from travelling and one-night gigs, Mr. Surles became employed by the Town of Hull as a member of the Department of Public Works where he enjoyed working until 2009. During that time, he continued playing drums with a number of bands throughout the South Shore. His own band, Terry and The Pirates, played jazz, blues, country, folk, and rock and roll.
Mr. Surles is predeceased by his parents, John and Madeline (Purvis) Surles, as well as by his brother Philip and his sister Phyllis. Mr. Surles was known as a kind, gentle soul who leaves behind no family but many, many friends with fond memories.
Services for Mr. Surles will be private. He asked that any donations be given in his name to Wellspring in Hull who provided much appreciated service to him for many years. 

Obituary: Alice Leona Conway

Alice Leona Conway
Alice Leona (Culbert) Conway of Hull, died June 23, surrounded by her loving family.  
Mrs. Conway adored her family, especially being Noni to her two grandchildren.  She was artistic, loved boating, island hopping, working in her yard and reading and sunbathing on her porch. She retired as a corporate analyst for the Ahold Corporation. She lived her life with grace, patience and dignity. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Daughter of the late Lloyd and Marion (Van Dine) Culbert. Cherished wife of 44 years to Kevin Conway of Hull. Loving mother of James Conway of Hull and Bryan Conway and his wife Shelly of Cohasset. Devoted sister of Mary Lou Markowitz and her late husband Alan of Hull, Kathy McLaughlin and her husband Kevin of Hanover, Nancy Corcoran and her husband Rusty of Hanover, Pat Paula and her husband James of Hull, Kelly Garofola and her husband Rob of Hull, Gerald Culbert and his partner Lucille of Revere, and the late Betty Ann. Favorite playmate of Fern and adoring grandmother of Rocco. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9 AM on Friday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Conway may be made to Norwell Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061. See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Obituary: Bertha Stevens

Bertha Stevens, at 96
Bertha C. Stevens of Lincoln, NH, formerly of Hingham and Hull, went peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 23, and joined her beloved husband, Herbert. 
Growing up in Dorchester, Mrs. Stevens’ passion for the violin began under her father’s encouragement.  She had a great talent for music and went on to earn a BA in Music Education from Boston University, where in her small class of 11, she met the love of her life and husband of 68 years, Herbert Stevens. She was the youngest member of the Boston Civic Symphony and played under Arthur Fiedler.  She was a founding member of the Hingham Civic Orchestra where she served as Principal 2nd violin, Concert Mistress, soloist, and co-president with her husband.  She taught violin privately and at the Kingston School of Music with a vast array of dedicated students in whom she took great pride, retiring at age 90. She performed in string quartets and as a soloist, playing a blond violin made for her by local violin maker George Burton.
Mrs. Stevens also worked in the family hardware business, Stevens Hardware in West Roxbury, for many years during Christmas time.
There was nothing in the world more important to Mrs. Stevens than family time, which included many wonderful trips to Cape Cod, NH, cruises, and cheering her daughters on at concerts and horse shows around New England. She instilled the importance of working hard, enjoying what you had, and mostly being united as a family. She was everyone’s “Mom.” She opened her heart to all and always had time to lend an ear or give a hug when someone needed it.
Later in life, when residing in Lincoln, NH with daughter Carol, she volunteered at the hospital and Encore Thrift Store/Loon Ministries, and was active in the Linwood Senior Center.
Mrs. Stevens is survived by her loving daughters Carol A. Stevens, Susan Gaudette and husband Bob of Alton, NH, and her beloved cat, Felix. She was pre-deceased by her best friend and loving husband Herbert P. Stevens in 2012.
Services have been held.  Memorial donations may be made to Loon Mountain Ministries, 264 Main Street, Laconia, NH, 03251 or to New Hampshire Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, NH 03246. See for online condolences.

Obituary: Ann G. O’Neil

Ann G. O’Neil, 73
Ann G. O’Neil died June 16 in her Cohasset home. She was 73.  
She was born in 1945 and was raised in Belmont. She was a graduate of the Newton County Day School and later worked as a registered nurse.  
A longtime resident of Hull, she was a lifelong enthusiast of the beauty and activity of Hull Bay.  
She was predeceased by her devoted parents, Edward and Rose O’Neil, and her brother, Frank O’Neil. She is survived by her brother, Ted O’Neil, of Hull; her sister, Jane Tripp, of Florida; and her nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews who will miss her dearly.  
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday, 5-8 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 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, prior to the funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Hull, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Hull Village Cemetery, Hull.  
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Scituate Animal Shelter See or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Obituary: Mary-Ann Martin

Mary-Ann Martin, 89
Mary-Ann Martin died peacefully on June 9 at Bethany Healthcare Center where she comfortably resided and was lovingly cared for during the past five years. She was 89. 
A resident of Framingham for many years, she later moved to her home in Hull where she enjoyed the ocean and a magnificent view of the Boston Lighthouse. 
She was a licensed psychologist, always helping those in need any way she could. She dabbled in astrology, palm, and card reading and was quite good at it. She believed that we are all spiritual beings striving to live our lives. 
Born in Waltham, she was predeceased by her son, Douglas W. Martin; her parents, Angelo and Ortenzia (Nina Stucchi) Vitti; her brothers, Gerard and Anthony; a sister, Teresa Malone. She leaves her sister, Sylvana Fisher, of Holliston. 
She was the loving mother of Daniel A. Wagner (Michelle), of Randolph, N.Y.; Valeri-Ann (Wayne) Bolduc, of Holliston; April-Ann (John) Ring, of Hull; and William D. Martin (Carol), of Bellingham. She endearingly referred to her children as her “five pearls from the sea.” 
She will forever be in the hearts of her grandchildren: Bridgett Sciortino (Gino), Philip Wagner, Autumn-Ann Perreault, Lea-Amber Bolduc, and Harmony-Ann Smith. She also leaves six great-grandchildren: Tyler and Nicholas, Alicia, Avery and Anthony, and Xavier. 
Her children want to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Bethany Health Care Center for the wonderful, compassionate, respectful care their mother received. 
At Mary-Ann’s request, her funeral services will be private and held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to: Bethany Health Care Center, c/o Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy, CSJ, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702. 
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., Framingham, MA 01702. To leave a message of condolence or sign the online guest book, visit

Obituary: John R. Brewer

John R. Brewer, 75
John T. Brewer, of Weymouth and formerly of Hull, 75, died June 15. He was 75.
Mr. Brewer was born in Boston to the late George and Eleanor Brewer. He was a graduate of Boston Trade School and later began a career as a welder.
He enjoyed gardening, keeping up with Boston sports teams, dancing, and making people laugh.
Beloved husband of Carol A. Brewer of Weymouth, he was the loving brother of Ann Picewick and her husband, George, of Braintree; and the late William and George Brewer. He was the dear brother-in-law of Gary Marston, of Kentucky, and the late Robert and Paul Betts. He was also the cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Thursday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home at 809 Main St. (Route 18, opposite the South Shore Hospital) in South Weymouth. A funeral Mass will follow in St. Albert the Great Church, Weymouth, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Weymouth. 
See for directions and online condolences, or call 781-335-0045.

Obituary: Margaret A. Caputo

Margaret A. Caputo, at 83
Former Nantasket Preschool owner Margaret A. (Hughes) Caputo died May 30. She was 83.
Known to friends and family as Marge but as “Mrs. Caputo” to generations of Hull kids and their parents, she owned and operated Nantasket Preschool for more than 30 years. She also taught early childhood education courses at the college level. After retiring from Nantasket Preschool, which is now the site of Seaside Montessori, Mrs. Caputo continued to lead an active life, taking continuing education courses and working part-time at the Boston Convention Center, where she was recently honored as Employee of the Month. As a member of the Castle Island Association, she organized and coordinated group outings.
Beloved wife of the late Charles T. Caputo of South Boston, formerly of Braintree; devoted mother of Susan (Caputo) Hudgens of Jacksonville, FL and the late Judith “Jude” Caputo of South Boston; she was the grandmother of Nicholas, Daniel, and Natalie; and great-grandmother of Reiner, all of Florida. She also leaves her brother, Frank Hughes; and sisters, Marie Keyes, Loretta Crowley, and Louise Small. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Hughes and Mary Jane (Caddigan) Hughes, and two brothers, George and Walter. 
Visitation will be held at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester St., South Boston, on Friday, June 14, from 6-8 p.m. Her funeral Mass will be held at St. Brigid Church, 841 East Broadway, on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass at the Braintree Cemetery, 250 Plain St., Braintree. Relatives and friends are invited to attend all services.

Obituary: Ruth Fleming

Ruth Fleming, at 90
Ruth Ostertag Fleming, of Marblehead and formerly of Hingham and Hull, died June 2 at Devereaux House in Marblehead at the age of 90.
She led a rich and interesting life, sweetened by fine German chocolate and the love of her family. 
Born April 8, 1929, and raised in Esslingen, Germany, Ruth was the daughter of Friedrich and Katherine Ostertag.
After completing her studies, she served as a translator and assistant to the U.S. Army in Stuttgart, Germany, and later transferred to Washington, D.C., to support the Fulbright Scholar Program, a role she enjoyed thoroughly. 
In 1969, she settled with her young family in Hull, where she marked many milestones over the years. A gifted artist, Ruth was a sculptor, potter, painter, and expert calligrapher whose works earned acclaim in local art shows and exhibits throughout the South Shore. For more than 20 years, she shared her talents as an art consultant at the Eugene Gallery, a longtime institution on Charles Street in Boston. 
A true European at heart, Ruth returned to Germany summer after summer, where she joined her mother and beloved sister, Fridl Ostertag, to travel, laugh, collect wildflowers, and explore the Alps.
In her later years, Ruth lived in Hingham and worked at the Weymouth Public Library, where she remained in close touch with friends and neighbors. Many remember her masterful baking, love of quips and witticisms, and her spirited Elvis Presley parties. 
Ruth is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kurt and Laura Fleming, and her two beloved grandsons, Hunter and Camden Fleming, of Marblehead. 
To celebrate her life, a memorial service will be held Thursday, June 20, at 11 a.m. at The Old North Church, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Raw Art Works, 37 Central Square, Lynn, MA, or 
Ruth’s family extends its deepest gratitude and appreciation to the caregivers and staff at Allerton House Assisted Living in Hingham and Devereaux House Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in Marblehead. They cared for Ruth for many years with profound kindness and grace. 

Obituary: David F. Barry

David F. Barry, at 80
David F. Barry, of Hull and Florida, died April 2 at the age of 80.
Mr. Barry was the former owner of South Shore Bus and worked for many years at the state auditor’s office before retiring. He was an avid gardener, a self-taught mechanic, and all-around Mr. Fix It. He loved music, especially country music and Irish folk songs. But most of all he loved his home in Hull. 
He was the husband of Judith (Pitaro) Barry and loving father of David F. Barry Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Halifax; Shannon F. Landry and her husband, David, of Roseville, Minn.; Sean A. Barry and his wife, Jennifer, of Taunton; and Mary M. Powers and her husband, Richard, of Hull. 
He was the brother of John J. Barry and his wife, Grace, and Nelson G. Barry, both of Weymouth, and Marianne Parker, of Attleboro. He also leaves seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Barry was a dedicated lifelong friend to the late Harold Roche and the late Nicholas Pitaro. He considered himself to be an adoptive father figure to three of his best friends, Sam Germaine, Russell Mason, and Doug Gorham, as well as his brother-in-laws, Vincent Pitaro and the late Anthony Pitaro.  
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. in St. Ann’s Church, 208 Samoset Ave. Interment will follow, at Hull Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. For an online guestbook, please visit 

Obituary: Paul G. Scalia

Paul G. Scalia, at 60
Paul G. Scalia died May 23 at the age of 60. 
Mr. Scalia was a holy man who strived to be good. He loved the beach and spending time with his family there every summer. Without him, life would have been very different for many who will remember him for his love and dedication toward others.
Born in Boston, the son of Anthony and Anna (Verrier) Scalia, he was the father of Jamie Butler, of Avon; Paul Hallisey, of Virginia; and John and Anthony Scalia, of Hull. He was the brother of Jack Scalia, of Franklin, and Diane Glennon, of Westfield, N.Y. 
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 4-7 p.m., at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond St., Hingham. Relatives and friends are invited. A private family funeral service will be held at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. 
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Obituary: Patricia A. McRae

Patricia A. McRae, at 59
Patricia A. McRae, age 59, a longtime resident of Hull, died peacefully on Thursday, April 11, at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center at Newbridge on the Charles in Dedham, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She had lived in Hull for most of her life.
Known as Tricia to family and friends, she was born in Melrose to Alice M. (Behenna) and James A. McRae Sr. She was a graduate of Hull High School, class of 1977, and Georgetown University, class of 1981. She was employed for many years as a project manager for the Bank of New York Mellon. She specialized in integrating banking system software products. 
Ms. McRae was an avid reader and loved traveling and enjoyed musicals and Broadway shows. She also cherished spending time with her family and friends. She especially loved her dog, Daisy. 
She was the devoted sister of James A. McRae Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Westwood; Robert D. McRae, of Hull; Kenneth E. McRae and his wife, Linda, of Norwood; Phillip D. McRae and his wife, Kimberly, of Lynnfield; and the late Lorraine L. McRae. She was the loving aunt of Keri, Shane, and Ashley and is also survived by many friends. 
Her memorial service will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Ave., Quincy, on Saturday, June 1, at noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the service will be from 11 a.m. to noon. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hull Public Library, 9 Main St., Hull, MA 02045. For online condolences, visit