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Galvin, Irene E.  
Irene E. (Sullivan) Galvin of Scituate, formerly of South Dennis, age 99, passed away peacefully August 25, 2015. Wife of the late Thomas Galvin, she was the devoted mother of Thomas F. Galvin and wife Robin of Naples, Florida, and Carver, and Ann Fitzgibbon and husband Paul of Scituate; grandmother of Sharon Hamel of San Antonio, Texas, Denise Parsons of Scituate, Paul D. Fitzgibbon of Scituate and Mark T. Fitzgibbon of New Canaan, Conn. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. She was sister of Francis Sullivan, and the late Christine, Walter, John and Adrienne Sullivan and Bernice Wojciechowski. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Nativity Catholic Church, 1 Kent Street, Scituate Harbor, Saturday, August 29, at 11 o'clock. Interment private. Donations in her memory can be made to Beacon Hospice, Inc., 32 Resnick Road, Suite 3, Plymouth, MA 02360. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Homes of Milton and Dorchester.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 28, 2015
Gerbis, Joan  
Joan (Cobleigh) Gerbis, 83, of Scituate passed away peacefully at her home on the afternoon of August 26, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold E. Gerbis, with whom she shared more than 50 years of marriage. Born in Nashua, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Alberta (Bernier) Cobleigh. She was the devoted mother of Carol Gerbis Sousa and her husband Fernando of Scituate, Jay Joan Gerbis and her husband Charles Cullen of Scituate, Harold E. Gerbis and his wife Jennifer of Scituate, and Gerald C. Gerbis of Anna Maria Island, Fla.; cherished and proud Meme to 10 grandchildren, Nicholas Sousa, Andrew Sousa, Sara Sousa and her fiance Kyle Powers, Dana Cullen, Victoria Gerbis, Harold Gerbis, III, Liam Ford, Patricia Gerbis, Gerald Cobie Gerbis and Stevie Gerbis; loving sister of Geralyn Kelley of Littleton, N.H., and her late husband Guy, and the late Donald Cobleigh. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will take place at the Nelson Town Cemetery in Nelson, N.H., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contribution in her memory made to the Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, 1 Nelson Common Rd., Nelson, NH 03457, would be appreciated. For online obituary and guest book, please visit www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com . Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home 781-545-0196
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 28, 2015
Gill, Emily M.  
Emily M. (Collins) Gill of Hull, formerly of Hingham, died August 22, 2015. Emily devoted her life to caring for her family. Emily encouraged peace and love in every relationship surrounding her. Her beautiful soul will be sadly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul J. Gill, she was the devoted mother of Diane Brebbia and her husband Joel of Marshfield, Janet Moctezuma and her husband Alex of Plymouth, Karen Walker and her husband Chico of Marshfield, Michael Gill and his wife Donna of Quincy, Cynthia MacCleave and her husband George of Cohasset, Christopher Gill and his wife Julie of Hull, Stephen Gill of Marshfield and the late Bradford Gill and Paul J. PJ Gill Jr.; loving sister of Rita M. Collins of Dorchester; loving grandmother of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a celebration of life from 10-11 a.m. Friday in St. Marys Parish in St. Anns Church, Hull, prior to the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Burial in Hull Village Cemetery, Hull. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 26, 2015
Gilligan, Robert R.  
Robert Reynolds, 88, beloved husband of 62 years to Marjorie (Abbott) Gilligan, passed peacefully at home on August 27. Bob was a lifelong resident of Weymouth. Soon after graduating from Weymouth High School in 1946, Bob enlisted in the Army. He retired from the Army Reserves as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 after 25 years. He was employed as the Workers Compensation agent for the town of Weymouth for several years. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 32. Bob loved traveling with their group of friends, music, dancing and a good joke. He also loved vacationing in New Hampshire each summer with all of his children and grandchildren. More than anything, he loved his family. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Roseanna Gilligan, his sisters, Frieda Kowalski and her husband Frank, Celia Grogan and her husband Harry, as well as his brother, Lawrence (Buddy) Gilligan. He is survived by his sister, Muriel Gilligan of Hingham. Bob also had many cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Along with his wife, Marjorie, Bob is survived by his three daughters, and their husbands who he also thought of as his sons, Mary (Meg) Mongrello and her husband Joe of Weymouth, Cathleen Murphy and her husband Eugene of Weymouth, Paula Wiles and her husband Kevin of Braintree; his grandchildren, Adam Griffiths and his wife Jill of Milton, Kimberly Griffiths of Weymouth, Elizabeth Mongrello of Somerville, Stephanie Mongrello of Taunton, Kerry (Murphy) Flynn and her husband Sean of Weymouth, Kevin Wiles Jr. of Braintree, Victoria Wiles of Braintree; and his great-grandson, A.J. Griffiths. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Monday 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 3 Charles Street (corner of Charles and Middle Street), East Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral Mass in St. Albert the Great Church, Weymouth, at 9:30 a.m. Burial in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, P.O. Box 97007, Washington, DC 20090-87007. A nonprofit organization training and providing assistance dogs for the visually impaired. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 29, 2015
Gillis, Marion E.  
Marion E. (Cheever) Gillis, 85 years of age, entered eternal life on Saturday, August 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston and resided in the Forest Hills section of Jamaica Plain before moving to Weymouth in 1961. She had been employed by the town of Weymouth for thirty years as a cafeteria manager at the Nevins School and the Academy Avenue School. She had also been employed at the Jackson Square Pharmacy. She was an active and devoted parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Parish in East Weymouth, where she had served as a counter. Marion was a past president, secretary and chaplain of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1702. She had been a volunteer at veterans hospitals assisting the ill and injured. For many years she was active with the Saint Francis of Xavier Drum and Bugle Corps as well as with the 35th Regimental Girls Drill Team. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert W. Gillis who died in 1982. She was the loving mother of Karen Lutz married to Gerald Lutz of Plymouth, Robin Bernard married to Glenn Bernard of Marshfield, Harry A. Swanson Jr. of Bridgewater and the late Marion Turner formerly of Weymouth. She is survived by eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Marion is survived by her sisters, Blanche Scott of Stratford, N.H., Johanna McCafferty of Weymouth, Dorothy Fagan of West Roxbury and Mary Kearns of Roslindale; and by her brother, Edward Cheever of North Carolina. She was the sister of the late Margaret Julius, Catherine Litchfield and James, John and Thomas Cheever. She was the aunt of the late Frank Litchfield, U.S. Army, who was killed while serving in Vietnam. Visiting hours will be at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 870 Broad Street (opposite the U.S. Post Office in Jackson Square), East Weymouth, Wednesday, August 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a gathering at the funeral home Thursday, August 27, at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Broad Street, East Weymouth, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth. Memorial donations may be sent to the Lupus Foundation of America, P.O. Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 25, 2015
Goon, Seuk Mon  
Seuk Mon Benny Goon, 85, of Quincy, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 27, 2015, surrounded by the love, comfort and care of family. He was the devoted husband of the late Rita (Gu Fong) Goon who died in 2003. Born in Canton, China, Benny immigrated to the United States as a teenager, settling in North Quincy. He served his newfound country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a member of Company C, 89th Truck Battalion and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, he was employed as a professional draftsman with TRW, a components manufacturer serving the automotive industry, for more than 30 years. Mr. Goon was a respected, longtime member of Faith Lutheran Church, Quincy, as well as one of its predecessor churches, the Salem Lutheran Church, beforehand. He was also a member of the Cyril P. Morrisette Post 294 of the American Legion and the former American Legion Post 95. His favorite times were those spent in the company of his loving family. He was the loving father of Janet Wong and her husband Ronald of Millis, Emily MacDonald and her husband Greg of Shrewsbury and Billy Guen and wife Ann (Chu) of Braintree; cherished grandfather of Matthew Wong, Nicholas MacDonald, Michael MacDonald, Michele Wong, Allyssa Wong, Jennifer Guen and Brandon Guen; dear brother of John Goon and his wife Nancy of North Quincy and Jin Di Ruan of New York City. His funeral, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m., in Faith Lutheran Church, 201 Granite St., Quincy, with the Rev. Heidi Johnston, Pastor, officiating. Burial with military honors to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy. Visiting hours Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams St., Quincy Center. Hamel, Wickens & Troupe hamelfuneralcare.com
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Gould Jr., James S.  
James Stoddard Gould Jr., age 89, of Weymouth, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Jim was born, raised, and educated in Quincy. He enlisted in the Army at 17, to serve in World War II. Post war, Jim became a skilled automotive mechanic. He owned and operated Tower Automotive, on Adams Street in Quincy, for over 40 years, before selling the business to retire in 2000. Jim served in the Army during WWII in Florence where he met his wife of 69 years, Alba, in 1945. They both worked in communications and a year later, on May 8, 1946, Jim and Alba got married in Rome. After starting a family in Italy they settled in Weymouth to continue raising their family. Jim loved his family, gardening, and water sports such as boating, fishing, water skiing, and scuba diving. What Jim enjoyed above all else was travelling to Italy and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his integrity, always running a fair business and discounting rates if his customers were in hard times, even plowing driveways in the winter for the elderly and widowed. Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Alba Gould (Rossi) of Weymouth; his loving children, Loretta Lamb and her husband Al of Maine, Sandra Fleischmann and her husband Gus of New Mexico, and Richard Gould of Weymouth; his cherished grandchildren, Charlz, Jenny, Ananda, Patrick and Sarah; and his great-grandchildren, Isabella and Mervin. The family wishes to acknowledge their longtime family friend, Cheryl Snyder of Abington, for her friendship and support. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours for Jim Monday, August 31, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home, located at 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq.), South Weymouth. Relatives and friends will gather at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, for a funeral service, the morning of Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Burial will immediately follow the service at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. For directions or online condolences, please visit www.CCShepherd.com or call 781-337-0050.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 28, 2015
Gradozzi, Irene  
Irene Reenee Gradozzi passed away at her home embraced by her family and friends on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, following a brief illness. She was born in Nashua, N.H., October 22, 1951, relocating to Mass., with her family. Irene was employed with Watts Water Technologies of Franklin for the past 27 years. Irene found enjoyment in her garden, bird watching, painting, bingo, the slots and a good road trip. She enjoyed dancing and dinners out with family and friends. Family and friends were usually the recipients of her fabulous cooking. No one ever left her home hungry. Irene is survived by her partner of 30 years, Vicki Keniston; her mother, Geraldine Molis of Mass.; her daughters, Kim Cook and her husband Tom of Manchester, Diana Doherty and her boyfriend Eric of Hill; her siblings, Roger Archambault and his wife Patty, John Molis and his wife Teri, Anthony Tony Molis and his wife Teri, all of Mass. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Mark Jr. and Keira, Phillip Jr., Christopher, Alyssa and Jacob from N.H.; as well as nieces, nephews and many great friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Bill Archambault and granddaughter, Amanda. As per Irenes wishes, there will be no calling hours. There will be a celebration of her life at her home September 12, 2015, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin VNA & Hospice, at 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235.
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Green, Jeanne L.  
Jeanne L. (Blake) Green of Weymouth, 73, passed away August 24, 2015, at home after a long illness. Jeanne was the beloved mother of her daughter, Abigail Green of Weymouth; her son, David Green, his wife Erin; and her granddaughter, all of Hingham; sister to Gail Mutch of Weymouth, Anne Yngve of Weymouth, and the late John H. Blake Jr. of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jeanne is also survived by six nieces and two nephews. Jeanne was born in Quincy, December 11, 1941, the daughter of the late John H. and Esther M. (Davidson) Blake, the former proprietors of the famous Dutch Tap restaurant in Quincy. She was raised in Quincy and Braintree before moving to the Rose Cliff area of Weymouth where she, her children, her nieces and her nephews enjoyed the beaches of North Weymouth in the summers. A member of the North Weymouth Civic Association, and the Rose Cliff Association, she was an active and well known contributor to her community, organizing childrens activities and events in the close knit Rose Cliff neighborhood. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours Thursday from 5-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 40 Sea Street (off Rte. 3A, Bicknell Square), North Weymouth. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Jeromes Church, North Weymouth. Burial will be at the Fairmont Cemetery, Weymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Jeanne to Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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Green, Shirley  
Shirley (Rabinovitz) Green of Rockland, entered into rest August 26. She was 91. Beloved wife of the late Bernard Green, she was the devoted mother of Jay Green and his wife Susan, and Elaine Greenberg; mother-in-law of the late Joel Greenberg; loving sister of the late Stanley Rabinovitz, and Leonard Rabinovitz; cherished grandmother of Stacy Skowyra and her husband David, Scott Greenberg, Leah Greenberg, Jesse Green and his wife Beth, and Andrea Radcliffe and her husband Torrey; great-grandmother of Rebecca and Brooke Skowyra, Kaia and Amber Radcliffe, and Gidget Green. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 30, at 12 p.m. at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 475 Washington Street, Canton. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Elaine Greenberg Sunday following interment and Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168; or National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Greater New England, 101A First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451, would be appreciated. For online condolences, visit www.stanetsky.com . Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 781-821-4600
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