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Hathorne, Gerald L.  
Gerald L. Hathorne of Norwell, died in the comfort of his home on April 29, 2016. He was the youngest of five children born to the late Charles and Esther (Colburn) Hathorne of Waltham. He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Olson and Charlene Nims and brothers, Rev. Dr. Berkley Hathorne and Robert Hathorne. Jerry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carolyn (Caie); and his three daughters and their spouses, Sandra and Robert Mazaika of Hopkinton, Susan and David Reynolds of Westboro, and Sharon and Gregory Wall of Rockland. He adored his 5 grandchildren, Bryan and Carleen Mazaika, Carter and Austin Reynolds and Bradley Wall. Uncle Jerry also loved his many nieces, nephews and their families. Jerry graduated from Waltham High School, Class of 1952, married his high school sweetheart in 1955, received his degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, Class of 1956, and received a master's degree in Engineering Mgmt. from Northeastern in 1965. He proudly served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corp until 1961 and soon after began a long career at the Polaroid Corporation, retiring in 1995. Known for his unending humor and positive outlook, he loved every minute spent with family, friends and neighbors. For over 55 years, he was a faithful servant of God at the Church Hill United Methodist Church in Norwell, blessed with a caring and loving church family. Sailing on Lake Wentworth, N.H., walking on the Wolfeboro Rail Trail, exercising at Hanover YMCA, feeding birds, and connecting with his Polaroid friends were other ways he spent his days. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 15, from 4-7 p.m. at McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St., Norwell. A service of celebration and remembrance will be held at Church Hill United Methodist Church, 630 River Street, Norwell, Monday, May 16, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jerrys memory to the Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061, or the Church Hill United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. For an online guest book, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com .
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Published in The Norwell Mariner from May 5 to May 13, 2016
Horte, Irene E.  
Irene Elizabeth (Harris) Horte, 82, a resident of Norwell for 48 years, died with loving care at Westford House on Sunday, April 17, after prolonged illness. Wife of the late Chester G. Horte, she is survived by her daughters Deborah Leigh Horte of Groton, Mass., Lauren Horte of Abington, her son Thomas Horte of Quincy, her brother William Harris and nephew David Harris of Riverside, Calif. She was predeceased by her elder brother Louis Harris and beloved son-in-law Robert A. Catlin. She was raised in Weymouth, Mass. and graduated from Quincy City Hospital as an RN and worked there as head nurse of the pediatric ward at the apex of her career. In the early 1970s, Irene was a pioneering advocate for special needs education in the Norwell school system. She loved flowers, animals, train travel, music, crafts of many forms, and a wide circle of friends. With gratitude to loyal friends Margret Rietzl and Marie Viola of Norwell, John and Sandy Hawes of Marshfield, classmate and fellow RN Lt. Commander Helen Crenshaw of San Clemente Calif., Charlene Kenyon of Whittier, Calif., and Attorney Annette Hines-Worthington of Natick. Visiting hour Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10 -11 a.m. and a memorial at 11 a.m. in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St. (off Rte. 123, near State Police Barracks), Norwell Center, followed by burial at Washington Street Cemetery. Donations in her memory to DeathWithDignity.org or a charity of your choice. For an online guest book, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com . Cohasset - Norwell 781-659-2200
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Published in The Norwell Mariner from Apr. 20 to May 5, 2016
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