Joseph S. "Bud" Hartry of Weymouth, died at South Shore Hospital, August 14, 2014, after a short illness. Bud was born December 26, 1925, in Boston, to John Hartry and Irene Fetch. He graduated from Weymouth High School in 1943. After enlisting in February 1944, Bud served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 4th Division (1st Battalion, Company A). These combat troops comprised the 1st wave to land on Iwo Jimas Yellow Beach on February 19, 1945. Bud was awarded a Purple Heart for his combat wounds received. After the war, Bud returned home and married Betty, also of Weymouth, who had been his loving wife for 63 years. He graduated from Wentworth Technical Institute for Engineering and went on to a successful business career in the sheet metal and HVAC industries, most recently working for Buckley Associates in Hanover. Between 1958 and 1964, Bud was the hockey coach of the Weymouth Hockey Club, an amateur team in the Old Colony Hockey League. He coached many local college players of that era. In addition, he was also the coach of the St. Francis Xavier Weymouth CYO hockey team from 1965-1970. Bud was an avid golfer and was a former member at South Shore Country Club and Wollaston Golf Club. For the most recent 35 years, he was an active member of Marshfield Golf Club. Bud was also the president of the Tall Oaks Condo Association in Weymouth. Bud is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Hartry (Brown) of Weymouth. He was the devoted father to Stephen Hartry and his wife Linda of Framingham, Carol Powers and her husband Robert of Maine, and David Hartry of Templeton; beloved brother to Marguerite Haley of Halifax, Carolyn Brennan of Plymouth, Arlene Sapper of Conn., and Gail Lewis of Bridgewater, and the late John Hartry and Jacqueline Kelly; cherished grandfather to Mark Hartry and Matthew Powers. Bud was loved by all and will be missed by many especially for being such a great father. Visiting hours were Monday, Aug. 18, 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 809 Main Street (Rte. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth. Relatives and friends gathered 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 Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Donations in memory of Joseph may be made to Massachusetts Special Olympics, at 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
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McDonald Keohane Funeral Home
809 Main Street South Weymouth, MA 02190
Published in The Weymouth News from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2014