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Memorials & Member Spot Light
This is the section where we display information about our past members and friends who have passed-on and also to give the spot light to one of our members and talk about their accomplishments. We would ask that you submit a photo and a brief paragraph outlining some of the successes and accomplishments you or the person you are nominating had. All member spotlight postings will require the permission of the subject member. To submit a member please send email and summary to... ronanpark@aol.com



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Calabro, Leahhttps://keohane.com/services/leah-t-calabro/

Calabro, Leah T. of Weymouth, died August 9, 2016, accidently. She was 32.

Cherished daughter of Joseph and Shellie (Fox) Calabro of Weymouth.  Loving sister of Sandra Calabro and her fiance, Kyle Fitzpatrick, of Quincy, and Angelina Calabro, and her fiance, Andrew Cardarelli, of Weymouth. Former long time partner to Brendan Lynch of Dorchester. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

Leah brought love and laughter to all that knew her. She attended Fontbonne Academy, Weymouth High School, and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School where she studied nursing. She was a nurse who loved caring for her patients. She had been employed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and also in private duty. She will be forever missed by those who were fortunate enough to be touched by her spirit. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Wednesday prior to the Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM. Cremation will follow.

 



JOSEPH S. REARDON Obituary
REARDON, Joseph S. In Dorchester, December 28th. Beloved husband of Mary B. "Mady" (Healy). Loving father of Stephen D. Reardon of Dorchester, Mary C. and her husband Daniel Long of South Boston, Joseph S. Reardon of South Boston, and the late Jane E. Reardon. Brother of Margaret A. Hornbrook of South Boston, and the late Walter, Frank, and Evelyn Reardon, Ann Finn, and Rita Greene. Devoted papa of Stephen Reardon, Jane Kelly, Patrick, Kaitlyn, and Ryan Long. Papa Joe to Liam Long, Madeline and Conor Kelly. Father-in-law of Linda Reardon. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Ave., DORCHESTER, Thursday 2-6 P.M. Funeral Mass in St. Brendan Church, Friday morning, January 2, at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Veteran WWII-U.S. Army. Late retired employee of Boston Edison Co. for over 38 years. Former professional baseball player for the Boston Braves. Inducted into the Boston Park League Hall of Fame, Class of 1984. Donations in Joe's memory may be made to Marian Manor Nursing Home, 130 Dorchester St., South Boston, MA 02127. Interment in Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury. For directions and guestbook, www.jmurphyfh.com. Funeral Home handicapped accessible with ample parking.
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RIP - Stephen ***** DEATH NOTICE ******
O’MALLEY Stephen C., of Dorchester, passed away on August 5th 2014. Loving husband of 35 years to Eileen O’Malley (Manning) of Dorchester. Devoted father of Stephen, Sheila, Sharon, Sarah, Alana O’Malley all of Dorchester. Brother of Beatrice Thompson of Needham, Maureen Houde of Quincy, Carol Acitio of Norwood, James O’Malley Dorchester, John of East Bridgewater, Edward of Foxboro, Thomas of Brockton, Kevin of Wilmington, the late Richard, Eugene and Michael O’Malley and Ann O’Malley Luce. Dedicated grandfather to Micaelah, Emily, Madison, Stephen, and Kierstyn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Mass for Stephen on Saturday August 9, 2014 at 11:30am at St. Ann’s Church, 757 Hancock Street, Quincy. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4-8pm at Lydon Chapel for Funerals, 644 Hancock Street, QUINCY. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors of Boston, 150 Cambridge Park Dr. Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140. For directions and online condolences please visit www.lydonchapelforfunerals.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonherald
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From Gerard Shea

A Native Son

             

             Several years ago I escorted a friend in Taos, New Mexico to Warner Roberts, Georgia.  Her dad had died and was buried in Andersonville National Cemetery.  He was a World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Veteran with two Bronze Stars to his credit.  The procession consisted of about a half dozen vehicles. The Honor Guard was made up of  his intimate friends at the VFW Post, representatives from the Shriners, and several neighbors. Being from Boston, I was surprised that so few people had show up. My friend, being from the Southwest, was impressed by how many attended.

            Her father received honorary military fanfare. A twenty-one gun salute and Taps.  I never met her dad, but I struggled with a lump in my throat as I remembered a similar event at the intersection of Topliff and Bowdoin Street in Dorchester, about forty years ago.  Meeting House Hill. The corner was dedicated to the memory of one of our hometown boys. A memorial honoring Pfc. Robert “Bobby” Cunningham (USMC). He was killed in Vietnam. The day my neighborhood honored him had influenced me to join  the Marine Corps years later. Even though I had never met Bobby, I was thinking of him when my plane landed near South Carolina enroute to Parris Island.

            I remember the memorial dedication clearly.  My friends and I were playing “guns” around the grounds of the Meeting House Hill Bank, oblivious to the men constructing the ready-to-assemble platform, in front of the Home Heating Oil office.  My mates and I called a truce when we saw the crowd forming around the Red-White-and Blue banners draped over the railings, and the Marine Corps Honor Guard. The intersection was standing room only. Automobile traffic was prohibited.

              I can recall the rhythm of the eulogy more than the substance. The three repetitions of seven shots, then the arresting and piercing din of Taps. Time seemed like it was put on “pause” when Taps was performed. Or maybe it felt that way because so many people had come to pay their respect and pray together. Praying that time could somehow be rewinded, composed to some different course, and somehow foster a more romantic finale. “Rejoice O Young Man, In Thy Youth.”

            I realized that day, in my youth a more serious game of guns was playing in a larger theatre I was destined, and would, some day explore. That you couldn’t fall down, count to “fifty” and get up again to fight, like my friends and I were doing.  I distinctly remember walking home filled with grief after the ceremony, and throwing my gun in a trash barrel, feeling the loss, of a brother. I never played guns again after that day, but I would enlist in the Marine Corps myself about ten years later.    

            The illusion of a once popular gas station remains at the corner of Bowdoin and Topliff Street. Where a neighborhood kid would wash your windows, check your oil and measure your tire  pressure without asking. Meeting House Hill Bank has moved to Lower Mills, but the building is still there. At one time, the parking lot was the unauthorized local venue for street hockey.  The Home Heating Oil office with the oversize picture windows and hunter green trim is a vague memory. I remember the face of the woman who worked there. She always smiled and waved to me when I walked by. I’m haunted by ghosts.    

            No man can jump in the same river twice.  I have fond memories of my youth. A community of very intimate neighbors, who, directly and indirectly, initiated and influenced values I continue to nurture. We are products of our upbringing.  Entrusted custodians obligated to perpetually prune and tailor our traditional and conventional values with our own unique experiences and perspectives. Advocating the Golden Rule.  Meeting House Hill can never be the neighborhood I grew up in anymore than it can be the neighborhood my mother grew up in. The Hill has evolved into a new identity and will thrive to assert its own convictions. The river flows. There will always be impressions from our formative years to remind us of our past, lest we make the same mistakes again.

            The third verse of the Marine’s Hymn goes:  If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guided by the United States Marines. The memorial honoring Pfc Robert Cunningham USMC, a perpetual sentry, watches over the streets of my hometown. Cunningham Square will, metaphorically, watch over heaven’s scenes and sustain an honorable influence in my hometown. And most importantly, I am privileged to have been in attendance at the dedication of  Robert Cunningham’s memorial.





Mike Duff's sister
Reinhardt, AnnMarie (Duff), of Quincy, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, her loving family by her side. Born in Boston, AnnMarie was a graduate of North Quincy High School. She was a Red Sox season ticket holder and was a devoted fan all her life. She is survived by her beloved husband, John. Devoted mother of James B. and Michael P. Gallagher both of Quincy.  Loving grandmother of MacKenzie, Marley and Ava Gallagher. Sister of Michael P. of FL, John E. of Milton, Edward G. Duff of Quincy, Linda Reardon and Mary Beth Duff both of Quincy,  Kevin T. of Marshfield and Timothy Duff of Weymouth. Mother-in-law of Tanya Connors and Melissa Barkowsky. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, Milton Monday morning at 10:30. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton Sunday 2 to 6pm. Interment in MA National Cemetery, Bourne Monday at 2:15pm. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lupus Foundation of MA, P.O. Box 418629, Boston 02241-8629.
Thomas Funeral Home
http://www.alfreddthomas.com/page/page/2518982.htm


ANDREA M. (FARRELL) SULLIVAN
(Wife and long life friend since the 1970's of Tom Suntan Sully Sullivan)

1954 - 2013 | Obituary - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=andrea-m-sullivan-farrell&pid=167569571&fhid=11037#sthash.FCyzNvB4.dpuf

SULLIVAN, Andrea M. (Farrell) 59, of Norwood, suddenly, Tuesday, October, 15. Born in Quincy, April 14, 1954, she was the daughter of Louise Renee (Ciampoli) Farrell of Canton and the late Richard Farrell. Andrea was a treasured special education teacher at the Callahan Elementary School in Norwood for the last 18 years and also taught adult education classes in Norwood. Prior to that, she worked at Leland Hall in Franklin for several years. She was the beloved wife of Thomas Sullivan of Norwood, the loving mother of Elizabeth Sullivan of South Boston, Christina Sullivan and her husband Thomas Pasquale of Medford, and Laura Sullivan of Newton; the dear sister of Linda and her husband Thomas Bernasconi of Bellingham, Brian Farrell and his wife, Ubon, of VA, and Stephen Farrell and his wife, Amy, of Peabody; and the cherished aunt of several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 19, at 9:00 AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 18, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Andreas memory to the Callahan School PTA, 116 Garfield Ave., Norwood, MA. 02062. Gillooly FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Home Norwood 781-762-0174 www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com




Pat McDonagh
McDONAGH, Patrick G. of Dorchester, suddenly, June 1, 2013. Beloved husband of Maureen (Talbot). Loving father of Michael P. and Patrick G. Jr., both of Dorchester. Loving son of the late Michael J. & Anne T. (Kelly) McDonagh (Galway, Ireland). Son-in-law of Joseph Talbot of So. Boston, and the late Margaret "Dolly" Connolly. Cherished brother of Mary McNiff & her husband Ned of Dorchester, Deborah A. of Quincy, Margaret E. "Peggy" McDonagh of Dorchester, and the late Michael J. & Matthew J. "Mattie" McDonagh.
John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home
740 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 282-5564
Visitation
Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home
740 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
Funeral Mass
Thursday, Jun. 6, 2013
10:00 AM
St. Gregory's Church







Robert E Daley
My Dad, Bill "Boo" Daly, asked that I pass this obituary for my Uncle along to your network. Please let me know if you need any other information.

Daly, Robert E. of Hingham, died May 7, 2013, at home and surrounded by family following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was a 1968 graduate of Dorchester High School. He was an electrician by trade and was a 41-year member of IBEW Loca...l #103. He was passionate about redesigning, rebuilding, and riding classic British motorcycles, the Motorcycles for Humanity project at his church, ski racing, attending Friday breakfast with his friends, and spending time with his loving family. He will be remembered for his adventurous spirit, creative mind, and personal philosophy of “Life is Good.” Beloved husband of Carol (MacNeil) Daly of Hingham. Loving father of Amanda (Daly) Berman and her husband Dmitry of Waltham. Cherished son of Rita (Keymont) Daly of South Boston and the late Francis Daly. Brother of Francis of Hingham, Donna of Weymouth, Dianne Dunphy (Thomas) of Pembroke, William (Mona) of Mansfield, Dennis (Madelene) of Marshfield, Thomas of Weymouth, and Debra Daly-Cahalane (Terrence) of S. Boston. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-8 PM at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the funeral home at 10:15 AM on Saturday prior to the funeral service at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main St., Hingham, at 11 AM. Burial in Hingham Cemetery at Old Ship Church. Donations in memory of Robert may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Seewww.keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.

Gratefully,

Nicole Daly


Conroy, Charles L

Nashua, NH, formerly of South Boston April 7. Devoted father of Paul J. , Lauren M. & Justin C. Conroy all of Nashua, NH. Also survived by his grandchild, Micaela Burnett & his dear friend Kathie Nee. Brother of Michael F. Conroy of South Boston, James P. Conroy of Barnstable, Jane Ellen Conroy of FL, Stephen J. Conroy of RI, Kevin E. Conroy of Pembroke, John E. Conroy of NH, Br...ian G. Conroy of Weymouth and Mary Rozen of Marshfield. Also survived by his former wife, Janet Conroy of NH. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton Thursday 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Mass at St. Mark’s Church, Dorchester Friday morning at 10. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Presentation of Mary Academy, 182 Lowell Rd., Hudson, NH 03051



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