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Tower Jr., Arthur P.  
Arthur Putnam Tower Jr., of Fairhaven, formerly of Hingham, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, at the age of 57, after a brief battle with cancer. Arthur, known as Putt, grew up in Hingham and graduated from Hingham High in 1976 and from the University of Maine in 1981. He started his working career in the cable industry with Whaling City Cable in New Bedford and worked for Comcast Cable Co. for 30 years. Putt spent a lifetime of summers with family, relatives and boyhood friends in Antassawamock on Mattapoisett Neck. Arthur enjoyed an active life outdoors. He learned at an early age to navigate a power boat on the waters of Buzzards Bay. He never lost his love for boating and spent many years in his adult life owning boats and using them to enjoy fishing, water sports and time with family and friends. Arthur also had a passion for sports. He participated for many years in adult league softball and was a natural athlete. He was a big fan of the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots where he held season tickets for many years, attending the first Superbowl appearance for the Patriots in New Orleans in 1986. His passion as a fan was unmatched, attending every game, regardless of weather or the teams record with his brother Steven and friends from the Fairhaven and Mattapoitsett area. Arthur was the son of Betty (Johnston) Tower and the late Arthur P. Tower. He leaves his son, Thomas A. Tower of Fairhaven; his brother, Steven J. Tower; and nephew, Steven Tower Jr. of Rockland; cousins, Nancy Moore and Meredith Heath of Marion, Jeffrey T. Hutton of Dedham, Arthur T. Moore of Seekonk and Alexander Moore of Tampa, Fla. He is also survived by his former wife, Susan Fortier of Fairhaven. A memorial service will be held at Second Parish Church, 685 Main Street (Route 228), Hingham, Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Second Parish Accessible Entrance Building Fund. 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 Aug. 30, 2016
Turner Sr., Robert W.  
Robert W. Turner, Sr., age 85, of Norwell, passed away on August 21, 2016. Husband of the late Joan (Murphy) Turner. Loving father of Kathleen Belyea and husband Robert of Norwell, Richard Turner of Brattleboro, Vt., Susan Yalenezian and fianc James Demers of Rockland, Jonathan E. Turner and wife Cheryl of North Attleboro, and the late Robert W. Turner Jr. Brother of the late Samuel Turner Jr., Phyllis Tedeschi, and Harriet Turner. Grandfather of Andrea and Emily Belyea, Sara and Jacob Yalenezian, and Rachael and Samuel Turner. Bob worked for Stop and Shop Supermarkets, and the Town of Norwell in many capacities. He was an avid outdoorsman. Visiting hours Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 4 - 7 p.m. in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St. (off Rte. 123, near State Police Barracks), Norwell Center, MA. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. in Washington Street Cemetery, Norwell. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Bob may be made to the Samuel Turner Jr. Legion Post, PO Box 892, Norwell, MA. 02061. For an online guest book, please visit www.mcnamara-sparell.com . Cohasset-Norwell 781-659-2200
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 23, 2016
Tuttle, Everett L.  
Everett L. Tuttle, 96, professor emeritus of Simmons College, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2016 in Fla. He resided in Portland, ME, FL ,NJ, NY and MA. Everett was born in Portland in 1919, the only child of the late Myrtle (Tuttle) Nelson and Harry Tuttle. As a member of the Greatest Generation, Everett joined the U. S. Army in 1940 and was assigned to the 601st Medical Battalion of the 1st Infantry Division. He served in North Africa and Italy where he helped establish hospitals and infirmaries. He was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army in 1945. Under the G. I. Bills education benefits, he received a B. S. from Bates College in 1949 and a M. S. from the University of Maine in 1953. Everett earned a doctorate in entomology at Rutgers University in 1961. He then worked for the USDA as a researcher in Geneva, NY and Presque Isle, Maine. He began his teaching career at Gorham State Teachers College, Maine. In 1961 Everett joined the faculty of Simmons College, as a professor of biology and genetics, where he taught until 1982. For the next five years he taught at the University of MA, Boston and retired in 1987. He enjoyed summers at his camp on Forest Lake and winters at his condo in Gulfport, Fla. He traveled to England, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and throughout the United States. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, crossword puzzles, and delighted in watching the Red Sox win three World Series. Everett continued to dance into his 90s and enjoyed spending time with family. He will be remembered for his warm smile, quick wit, resiliency and his belief in the importance of a solid education. Everett is survived by his beloved daughters, Carol Louise Tuttle Lang and her husband, Kenneth of Weymouth, Mass. and Betty Lynn Tuttle Nye and her husband, Robert of Charlottesville, Va. He also leaves behind his cherished granddaughters, Cynthia Elizabeth Jennie Lang and her husband John B. Hanula of Weymouth, Mass. and Sara L. Shaughnessy of Westport, Mass. Everett was joyously awaiting the birth of Cynthia's baby. He is also survived by his beloved step-daughter Dianne Pasieka and her husband, Frank (Spider) of Portland. Also surviving are grandchildren Jessica McGarey and her husband, Ed of Pooler, Ga., Jason McCormick and his wife, Jody of Portland, and great-grandsons 1st Master USAF Cody McCormick and his wife Ashlee, of AK and Justin McCormick of Portland. Everett was predeceased in 2007 by his wife of 20 years, Mabel Tuttle. His former wife of 24 years, Dorothy F. (Kane) Tuttle predeceased him by 13 days. In Everetts memory be kind to people and animals. Funeral arrangements were private and interment was at Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, ME. To view Everetts memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com .
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 23, 2016
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