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Barrett M.D., Peter J.  
Peter J. Barrett M.D., age 72, of Hingham, Nantucket, and North Palm Beach, died Friday, May 1, 2015. Dr. Barrett was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Haverhill, to Robert F. and Mildred W. Barrett. He attended St. Johns Preparatory School in Danvers, and received a B.A. in 1964 from The College of the Holy Cross, where he was a varsity football player. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Tufts University in 1968, and went on to a residency in radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Barrett served in the United States Navy Reserve, from which he was honorably discharged with the rank of Commander. On June 26, 1965, he married Clara Hayes, to whom he remained married for 48 years until her passing in 2013 from ALS. Dr. Barrett practiced radiology at Quincy Hospital, and later was a clinical professor of radiology at New England Medical Center and the Tufts University School of Medicine. He also founded a successful medical business that worked nationally evaluating cases of respiratory disease for the United States government and private clients. An avid golfer and sailor, he was a member of Sankaty Head Golf Club, Hingham Yacht Club, Nantucket Yacht Club, The Lost Tree Club, and The Oyster Harbors Club. In addition to helping found The Sister Claire Memorial Fund, Dr. Barrett also did a great deal of charitable work, donating his time and resources to Holy Cross, St. John's Preparatory School, Milton Academy, The Catholic Schools Foundation, The ALS Association, and The Boys' and Girls' Club of Nantucket. Dr. Barrett is survived by his son Peter Jr. and his wife Jenny, of Hingham, and his son Jonathan, of Boston. He also leaves behind Peter and Jennys three children Samuel, Georgia, and Peter III, and Jonathan's three children Finian, Graeme, and Jonathan Jr. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Bruce Pettengill, of East Kingston, N.H. Funeral from the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham, Thursday, May 7, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Paul Church, 147 North St., Hingham, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours on Wednesday, May 6, from 4 - 8 p.m. Interment in St. Paul Cemetery, Hingham. A celebration of Dr. Barrett's life for family and friends will follow at 1 Bare Cove Lane, Hingham. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to The Lunder-Dineen MGH Health Education Alliance of Maine, Development Office, Suite 1310, 100 Cambridge St., 02114. See Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
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Davis, Guy E.  
Guy E. Davis of Weymouth, died May 2, 2015. Guy was a dedicated and proud employee for 40 years at the South Weymouth Naval Air Station. Guy was a kind and good hearted person who would help anyone in need. Guy loved his family and will be dearly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Beloved husband of Katherine (Brown) Davis, he was the loving father of Joseph W. Davis of Weymouth; brother of James Davis and Donald Davis both of Florida, Mary-Ellen MacMillan of Halifax, Sandra Bell of Bridgewater, and the late Ted Davis and Patricia Fitzgerald. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 40 Sea Street (off Rte. 3A-Bicknell Sq.), North Weymouth. Funeral services will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in McDonald Keohane Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 1317 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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DiBona, Annette J.  
Annette J. (DiBona) DiBona, age 90, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Quincy. She was born, raised and educated in Quincy and graduated from Quincy High School, Class of 1943. Annette was a loving homemaker who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and walking. Beloved wife of the late Thomas N. DiBona, she was the devoted mother of Russell T. DiBona, Master Sergeant, U.S.A.F., retired of Quincy, Noel C. DiBona and his wife Eva of Kernersville, North Carolina, Glenn J. DiBona and his wife Naomi of Yokohama, Japan, and Errol C. DiBona of New Orleans, Louisiana; loving grandmother of Noel T. DiBona and his wife Niamh of Quincy, Natalie Havrylik and her husband Russ of Nashua, New Hampshire, Kimberly Griffin and her husband Joseph of Amherst, Evan DiBona and Thomas DiBona, both of Kernersville, North Carolina; loving great-grandmother of Trinity, Tyler, Aidan and Liam. She was predeceased by her daughter, Natalie Carol DiBona, parents, Cesare and Laura DiBona and her sisters, Jean Seitz and Alma Battista, all of Quincy. Annette is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, One Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Marys Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 4-8 p.m. Interment Saint Marys Cemetery, West Quincy. For those who wish, donations in Annettes memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Hudson, Charles D.  
Charles D. Charlie Hudson, died peacefully, Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Colonial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Weymouth. Charlie was born in Salitpa, Alabama, and was raised and educated there. He had lived in South Weymouth for twenty years and was also a summer resident of Guernsey Cow Island on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, for over forty years, where he was a legend and known as the Bull of Cow Island. He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of seventeen and was a World War II veteran. Charlie was employed as an automotive mechanics teacher at Boston Trade School for over twenty years and had been retired many years. He also owned a construction business in NH and had built several homes on Lake Winnipesaukee. He was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Quincy and the Weymouth American Legion Post 79. He had also served as a board member of the Harilla Landing Yacht Club in Moultonborough, N.H. Charlie enjoyed his pipe, restoring vintage automobiles, attending the Hudson Family reunions in Mobile, Alabama, and many winter vacations on St. Maarten Island in the Caribbean. He was helpful to his friends and neighbors and was often referred to as Mr. Fixit. Beloved husband for twenty years of Donna Johnson Hudson and the late Alice (Buckley) Hudson, he was the devoted father of Diane M. Dodd and her husband Alan of Highbridge, N.J., Michael J. Hudson and his wife Judy of Marshfield and the late Charlene Ann Hudson; loving grandfather of Laurie Whelan and her husband Randy of Woonsocket, R.I., Shawn Sullivan and his wife Leslie of Raymond, N.H., Jennifer Wyzga and her husband Richard of Bridgewater, N.J.; cherished great-grandfather of Ciaira Kyden and her husband Damien of Goffstown, N.H., Nicole and Richard Wyzga of Bridgewater, N.J., Tyler and Rian Losardo of Woonsocket, R.I. Charlie was one of eleven siblings and was predeceased by Jessie Lee Hudson, Leroy, Richard, Leslie, John and Roosevelt Hudson, Virginia Jackson, Viola Johnson, Dorothy Reed and Audrey Sessions. He was the dear brother-in-law of Josephine Hudson-Mitchell of Crestview, Fla., Leslie Johnson and her husband Herbie of Weymouth, Bruce Johnson and his wife Pat of Whitman. Charlie is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Funeral services will be conducted at the Faith Lutheran Church, 201 Granite Street, Quincy, on Thursday, May 7, at 11 oclock with military honors to follow. Pastor Heidi Johnston will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. At the request of the family, interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlies memory may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 201 Granite Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or to the Alzheimers Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
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Manning, James M.  
James Michael Manning, 74, passed away on April 29, 2015 after a brief illness at his home in Norwell. He was born on Sept. 29, 1940 in Boston, to Thomas and Mary (Conroy) Manning, of Clifden, County Galway, Ireland. Jim grew up in Boston (Dorchester), Mass. He graduated from Don Bosco High School. After high school he joined the Marine Corps achieving the rank of corporal. An electrical engineer by trade he worked for Xerox for over 30 years. Jim married Dian (Sturtevant) in 1964 in Quincy, Mass. They were happily married for 50 years. Jim loved to teach and was happiest when he was passing on his vast knowledge in every subject to his family. Whether it was teaching his daughters to play ice hockey or to change a tire on a car or wire up electrical circuits, Jim never missed an opportunity to teach you how to do something new. He was an amazing hockey coach and helped lead his daughters and their teammates to championships on the conference, national, collegiate and world levels. He was an award-winning singer in his youth and a lover of all types of music. He was an extraordinarily proud American and Marine veteran and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mary and sisters Mary Louise Manning and Maureen (Phillip) Whitcher. Jim is survived by his wife Dian; his daughters Patricia Pam Manning of Hanover, Deborah Murray of Hanson, and Lynn (Sean) Moynihan of Hingham; his brothers/sisters Thomas (Claire) Manning Jr. of Walpole, John (Patricia) Manning of Brockton, Margaret Mayo of Randolph, Elizabeth Jeannie Hernon of Dorchester, Kathleen Pimental of Quincy, and Dorothy (Richard) Pasquale of Abington; his grandchildren Samantha Manning Tedeschi and Melissa Murray of Hanson, Jacquilyn, Christopher, Daniel, and Benjamin Manning of Hanover, Maeve and Declan Moynihan of Hingham; and many devoted nieces, nephews and other relatives. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Tuesday 4 - 8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth at 809 Main Street (Rt. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at Wednesday at 8 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass in St. Helens Church, Norwell at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Washington Street Cemetery, Norwell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Marine Corps Heritage Foundation P.O. Box 96628, Washington DC 20090. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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McArdle, Joan M.  
Joan Marie (Murphy) Joannie McArdle, of Hingham, 56, died Tuesday, April 21, at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. Beloved wife of James C. McArdle, daughter of late Mary E. and Timothy L. Murphy also leaves behind three sisters, Janice Cosgrove, Quincy, Beth Ramsdell, York, Maine. and Jodi Davis, Exeter, N.H., as well as many nieces and nephews. Born in Boston and raised in Quincy, Joannie received her BA in Government from Suffolk University. Co-Founder of Events Management Intl., Inc. in 1987 creating and managing conferences and trade shows for over 30 years. Loved to travel throughout the U.S. and Europe and spend time on her favorite beach, Race Point, Provincetown. With a love of the ocean always living within a couple of miles, Joannie was so very caring, of generous heart and loving she will be terribly missed. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, May 8, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., (Off Central St.) Hingham, followed by a funeral Mass in St. Pauls Church, 147 North St., Hingham on Friday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joannie may be made to The Make a Wish Foundation, 4742 N.24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4862. See www.Keohane.com for directions and on line condolences.
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McSweeney, Thomas J.  
Thomas J. McSweeney, 72, of Rockland, died at his home on Saturday surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born in Somerville, son of the late Thomas, and Eileen (ORourke) McSweeney, and was raised and educated there. Mr. McSweeney was a proud veteran of our nations armed services serving in the United States Army. Following his military service, Tom went to work at the Boston Naval Shipyard. He then became a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Hingham, where he retired after 42 years of service. After retiring from the post office, Mr. McSweeney worked as a driver for the North River Collaborative School in Rockland for several years. Tom was a fan of the New England Patriots, the Rockland Bulldogs, and the Bedford Buccaneers. He was a big supporter of local sports, having served on the Board of Directors for Rockland Youth Football for many years. Tom enjoyed camping, the beach and just spending time with his family. His whole life revolved around family, and those he cared about. Thomas was the husband of Carol A. (MacLeod) McSweeney of Rockland; father of Nancy J. Salem and her husband Peter of Bedford, and Thomas J. McSweeney and his wife Patricia of Rockland; brother of Terrence J. McSweeney and his wife Joan of Newton; loving Papa of Nicholas Salem, Jonathan Salem, Taylor McSweeney, Thomas McSweeney, and Carolyn Salem; son-in-law of the late James and Margaret MacLeod. Tom will be dearly missed by many close friends, especially Bill and Mary Kelly of Osterville. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law. Tom was the Papa to the late Brady Dog", and brother of the late Daniel McSweeney. The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate his life on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, from 5-8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday in St. Bridgets Church in Abington at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Friends of Scusset Beach, c/o Rockland Federal Credit Union, 241 Union St., Rockland, MA 02370.
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Mertic, Helen M.  
Helen M. (Ryan) Mertic, 80, of Scituate, passed away surrounded by her loving family on May 1, 2015. Helen was the beloved wife of the late Robert O. Mertic Sr. She was a van driver for the Scituate Senior Center and was a van driver for Hingham Public Schools for many years. Helen was the devoted mother of Robert Mertic Jr. of Scituate, Karen McNeilly and her husband Frank of Portsmouth, R.I., Timothy Mertic and his wife Eileen of Middletown, R.I.; cherished grandmother of Cassandra Herren, Nathan Sullivan, Christian and Ryan McNeilly; sister of Carol Gillis of Scituate, the late John Ryan, Mary Christie, and Marion Hesson. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation service Thursday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. at the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., Scituate, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Anthonys Church, 10 Summer St., Cohasset. Burial in St. Marys Cemetery, Scituate. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helens memory may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 10 Speen Street, 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701. For info and online condolences, www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com . Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home 781-545-0196
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Newton, Thelma M.  
Thelma M. (Andrus) Newton, of Duxbury, was 92 years young when she died, surrounded with family, on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Wingate at Silver Lake in Kingston. Thelma was born and raised on a farm in Wolcott, Vermont, the daughter of the late Ernest and Gertrude (Allen) Andrus. She was the wife of the late Malcolm E. Newton. After marrying, she lived in Dorchester, Weymouth and Norwell. She worked in many jobs over the years including retail and manufacturing. Thelma loved to garden, bake incredible chocolate chip cookies and play cards. Nothing made her happier than winning at Rummy 500. Her greatest love was her family. She will be dearly missed by her children, David E. Newton and his wife Nilma of Weymouth, Donald H. Newton and his wife Dorothy of North Berwick, Maine, Ronald E. Newton and his wife Judy of Holden and Sandra M. Orcutt and her husband Bruce of Kingston; along with 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild. She was the sister of the late Alton Andrus, Leon Andrus and Lou Carrow. Visiting hours at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main Street (Rte. 106), Kingston, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, Kingston, Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at the Washington Street Cemetery, Washington Street, Norwell. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Thelma's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome. com. Shepherd Funeral Home Kingston 781-585-4453
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Proctor, Carl M.  
Carl M. Proctor, 76, of Pembroke, passed away on May 2, 2015. Beloved husband of Geraldine J (Higgins) Proctor, he was the devoted father of George of Pembroke, Richard of Marshfield, Donald and his wife Lisa of Plymouth, Joseph of Pembroke, and Susan of Pembroke; beloved son of the late George and Mary (LeVangie) Proctor of Roxbury; brother of George Ernie of Weymouth, Edward of Dorchester, Robert of Nova Scotia, Gerald Butch of Tewksbury, Catherine McCarthy of Pembroke, and predeceased by Melvin and Lorraine. He is survived by 11 grandchildren, Joey Jr., Kayla, Jonathan, Ricky Jr., Chelsey, Sherri, Sheyla, Victoria, Jenna, Joshua, and Donald Jr. DJ,; and 1 great-grandson, James. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Homes, 551 Washington St. Rte. 53, Hanover, Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thecla Church, 145 Washington St., Pembroke, Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial in Pembroke Center Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. For directions and our online guest book, visit www.SullivanFuneralHomes.com . Sullivan Funeral Homes 781-878-0920 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897
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