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Hanley Jr., Paul J.  
Paul J. "P.J." Hanley Jr. of Marco Island, Fla., and Scituate, passed away suddenly of a heart attack Sunday, May 15, 2016. P.J. was the former husband and best friend of Carol Sullivan-Hanley of Scituate.He leaves a brother, Michael Hanley; and a cousin, Steven Hanley. P.J. grew up in Milton. He was a proud graduate of Milton Academy, class of 1972. He also attended Tulane and Northeastern Universities. He spent most of his career in sales and he was the proprietor of Keltic Enterprises. He will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, excellent cooking skills and dedication to good friends. A memorial service is planned for August 28, 2016. (which would have been his 62nd birthday) at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Scituate at 11 a.m. Friends and family are invited. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to any animal rescue organization of your choosing or to Milton Academy. Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com 781-545-0196
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 25, 2016
Hansberry, Eric W.  
Eric W. Hansberry, of Hingham, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Mark and Melinda Hansberry of Hanover, N.H., Lynn and Larry Mayo of Hingham; grandchildren, Anna, Jared and Ethan Mayo and Lydia and Thomas Hansberry; and sister, Linda Friedlander of Maine. Eric was a professor of engineering at Northeastern University. Through his life and love of teaching, he taught many that with knowledge and hard work, one could accomplish most anything. A man of endless talent, knowledge, generosity, humor and energy; he will be greatly missed. Please join his family for an outdoor memorial service at the Hansberry home on Mayflower Road in Hingham, Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. (rain/shine). Memorial donations can be made in honor of Eric to CCALS ( www.ccals.org ), MGH ALS research, or Norwell VNA Hospice. For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.downingchapel.com . Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel Since 1882
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 25, 2016
Harrison, Sally  
Sally Leavitt Harrison, age 64, passed away peacefully on June 20, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth. She was born September 14, 1951, in Brockton, to Robert and Grace Leavitt. She served in the U.S. Navy and was a caretaker to the elderly. She was a volunteer and a fund raiser for cancer events. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harrison, and her father, Robert Leavitt. She is survived by her son, Joe Harrison of Plymouth; her mother, Grace Bourget Leavitt of St. Augustine, Florida; sisters, Carol Leavitt Wells of Gainesville, Florida, Barbara Leavitt Jones (Patrick) of Port St. Lucie, Florida; brothers, Thomas Leavitt (Sandie) of Cleveland, Ohio, Robert Leavitt of St. Augustine, Florida, and Dana Leavitt of St. Augustine, Florida; nieces and nephews, Maghen Wells Stern (Justin) of Jacksonville, Florida, Jack Wells and Charles Wells of Jacksonville, Florida, Zack Jones of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Caitlin Jones (Tom) of Port St. Lucie, Florida; and many cousins. Services were held June 23, 2016, at Cartmell Funeral Home with burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. The family wishes to thank Sally's wonderful doctors and nurses at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, and also thank Captain Joe and Suzanne Murphy and Nancy Worthley for their steadfast support at this difficult time. Online condolences can be made at www.cartmellfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 25, 2016
Hoeg, Walter W.  
Walter Wales Hoeg LCDR USNR of Kingston, passed away on June 24, 2016, at the Pat Roche Hospice House, after a brief illness. Walter was born November 21, 1932, in Boston. He was the son of Harriette Frances Wales and Eric Bruce Hoeg. He spent his childhood in Quincy, attending Quincy High School and Thayer Academy where he played football, baseball, and wrestled NEAAU. He attended Northeastern University from 1956 to 1967, graduating with several degrees including an associates degree in Engineering, a BBA in Engineering and Management, and a BS in Industrial Technology. He was the president of the Evening Division Society for the Advancement of Management, and was a member of Sigma Epsilon Rho and Pi Tau Kappa. Walter served his country in both the Marine Corps and the Navy. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1952 at Naval Air Station, Squantum. He graduated from Parris Island in 1953 and served with the 4.2 Mortar Company at Camp Lejeune. He was sent to the AAA Battalion in the Mojave Desert at 29 Palms. He was promoted to Corporal and served as a Quad 50 Caliber Machine Gunner. He completed his enlistment and returned to South Weymouth Naval Air Station to serve in the Active Marine Reserve as an Aviation Ordnance Man, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1966 he received a Direct Commission as a Lieutenant (jg) in the Naval Reserve. He served with the SAMAR Division in Boston and with SIMA in Newport Rhode Island. He was in the Active Naval Reserve for 19 years. He retired from the USS Constitution in 1985, having attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. In his civilian life he was an engineer with the Polaroid Corporation, working in Cambridge, and Norwood. Walter was very active in his community. He was a member of the Kingston Historical Commission for 24 years, serving as chairman, vice chairman, and secretary. He was recognized for his efforts with the Historical Commission by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, receiving their Preservationist of the Year Award. He was the Fence Viewer for the Town of Kingston and also served as the Measurer of Wood and Bark. He was most proud of his 20 years as a volunteer High School Wrestling Coach in Rockland. He was a member of the Marine Corps Aviation Association, the Second Marine Division Association, the Military Officers Association of America South Shore Chapter, the Boston Squadron MCAA, the American Society of Naval Engineers, the Old Colony Sportsmens Association and the Norwood Sportsmens Association. He was a Certified NRA Firearms instructor. Walter is survived by his wife of 34 years, Frances Botelho-Hoeg of Kingston; his daughter, Sydra Boyer and her husband Richard of Manchester, Maine; his son, Stephen Wales Hoeg of Kingston; his granddaughters, Captain Janna Hoeg of Georgia Army National Guard, Shannon Hoeg of Weymouth and Carver, and Samantha Hoeg of Carver. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Dianne Hoeg of Carver; and a dear friend, Ms. Constance Phillips. Visiting hours for Walter will be held at the Sullivan Funeral Home, 45 East Water Street, in Rockland, Sunday, June 26, from 2-6 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 27, at 9 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 403 Union St., in Rockland. Burial with military honors will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m. For directions and to sign Walter's online guest book, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com . Sullivan Funeral Homes Rockland Hanover Hanson 781-878-0920 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated For 5 Generations Since 1897
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 25, 2016
Hyland III, James F.  
James F Hyland III, of Weyouth, age 68, died peacefully at home on June 21, 2016. Beloved husband of 41 years to Carol Hyland, he was the son of the late James F. Hyland, II and the late Ruth Haywood. Jim was an amazing father to Timothy J. Hyland of South Weymouth, James F. Hyland IV of Randolph, Keri Talbot and her husband Cap of Falmouth and Christine Dahlstrom and her husband Joe of Hanover and his "Lucky 7" grandchildren, Monica, Angela, Ricky, Sonny, Tyler, Sara and Cameron James. He was a devoted brother to the late Brian Hyland, the late Sean Haywood, Mark Haywood of Middleboro and Kathleen Ralph of Plymouth and a loving uncle to Dylan and Richie Ralph. Jimmy grew up in Quincy and enlisted as a Marine at age 17. From 1966-1967 CPL James F. Hyland was with the 1st Bridge Co., 7th Engineer BN in the Vietnam War. When he came home from the war he met Carol, the love of his life. They raised their family in South Weymouth. Jimmy was employed at Pneumatic Scale for 26 years until they closed their doors. From there he worked for Masonneilan for 16 years until he retired. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his love of traveling, his high and tight red haircuts, and his beautifully maintained yard. No one enjoyed Chinese food and steak on a Sunday like Jimmy. He will mostly be remembered as a proud Marine who loved this country. His presence will be missed at patriotic parades and his yearly Vietnam reunions. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 3 - 7 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 25, 2016

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Hart, Adam  
Adam Hart, of Dennisport, passed away peacefuly on June 20, 2016. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Iacovello) Hart. He is survived by two daughters, Janet Hart-Barbato and Donna Griswold and one son, Adam Hart III. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kari-Anne Hart, Krisopher Ryan Barbato, Noel Young, Daniel and Craig Griswold, Isabelle and Adam Hart, great grandson and best pal, Colin Timothy Reardon and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Route 134, South Dennis, MA, followed by a celebration of life at the Ocean House Restaurant. Contributions to Independence Farm, 12 Easterly Dr., E. Sandwich, MA 02537.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 22, 2016
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