Thomas H. Anderson, Jr., 82

Thomas Hamilton Anderson, Jr. of Marshfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 1, 2022. He was 82.

Thomas H. Anderson, Jr.

Tom grew up in Arlington, the son of Genevieve (Crowley) and Thomas H. Anderson. After high school, Tom earned his bachelor’s degree at Northeastern University in 1962. He then started as an accountant with Elliot Business Machines, where he also met the love of his life, his wife, Donna (Traverse). He earned a master’s degree in business administration and progressed in his accounting career. As someone who loved consistency, Tom stayed with his company for 25 years, during which time it became Dymo Business Systems, then Addressograph Farrington, Inc. He later joined Electroswitch, where he handled various accounting and management duties until his retirement.

Tom was a kind soul, who brought positivity and joy to all he met. Nothing brought him more pleasure than spending time with his family. He coached his children in baseball and football, and seldom missed a sporting event or piano recital for his two grandsons. He was an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Patriots and Bruins, and Larry Bird actually fell onto his lap during his first training camp in Marshfield! A devout Catholic, he will always be remembered for his thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit.

Beloved husband of 58 years to Donna. Devoted father of Tom Anderson and his wife Jennifer of Hingham, Tim Anderson and his wife Gricelda of Frisco, TX, Tracy Anderson of Pembroke, and Trudy Geloran and her husband David of Newmarket, NH. Loving sister of Judith Birtles, her husband Bill and daughter Jessica of Andover. Cherished grandfather of William Anderson of Louisville, KY and Nolan Anderson of Hingham.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service which will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, December 10, at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. Burial in Pembroke Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Thomas may be made to The Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Elizabeth Whelan, 94

Elizabeth “Bette” Whelan, of Hingham, MA passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at the age of 94.

Elizabeth Whelan

The daughter of Walter and Edna Morton, Bette was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Cincinnati, OH and shortly thereafter her family moved to the Merrymount neighborhood of Quincy, MA.  She graduated from Quincy High School and LaSalle University where she majored in Business and upon graduation worked in Finance.

In 1955, she married David F. Whelan and moved to his hometown of Hingham, MA where she resided the rest of her life.

She was very active in her community, volunteering and working with the Hingham Red Cross, The Hingham Public Library, League of Women’s Voters, Catholic Club, The Hingham Garden Club, East School Library, The Ladies Club, Brownies, and The Hingham Senior Center. She was a familiar face at the Hingham Polling Stations where she worked elections for over 20 years.

She was a longtime member of South Shore Country Club where she golfed and bowled into her 80s.  She was an avid reader and bridge player and enjoyed living at Linden Ponds for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband, David F. Whelan of Hingham, MA, her brother Roger Morton and his wife, Joan her brother, Paul Morton and her sister, Patricia Morton.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy, her husband, Kevin McColgan from Darien, CT, her son, Gregory Whelan, his wife, Laurie, from Newburyport, MA, her granddaughters Jillian and her husband, Phillip Sheedy, and Jenna Whelan and Maeve Whelan.

She will be remembered by her family as extremely resilient, always ready with a quick retort and as she got older and reflected on her life, she always said, “we had a lot of good times” and she did!

Many thanks to North River of Norwell for their wonderful caregivers and Ascend Hospice who took excellent care of Bette.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visitation on Monday, December 12, 2022, 9-9:45 AM in St. Paul’s Church, 147 North St., Hingham.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 10 AM in St. Paul’s Church, Hingham.

Services will conclude with interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham.

One of Bette’s final wishes was “lots of blue flowers at her funeral” so if you are so inclined, please send flowers to Pyne Keohane Funeral Home at 21 Emerald St., Hingham, MA 02043 to be delivered on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Wendell J. Caley, Jr.

Wendell J. Caley, Jr., passed away peacefully on Nov. 26, 2022.  He was nearing his 95th birthday.

Wendell J. Caley, Jr.

Wendell was born in Philadelphia, PA, the eldest of five children, to the late Nell B. Caley and the late Wendell J. Caley, Sr. He was a long time Quincy resident and most recently a resident in a Brockton nursing facility.

After graduating from Houghton College in upstate New York, Wendell proudly served in the United States Army at Ft. Monmouth, NJ, from 1950-1952.  He earned a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Physics, and worked both in industry (in NY and MA) and as a professor of physics, first at Gordon College and later at Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts.

Wendell was a dedicated Christ-follower – being a Christian was the most important aspect of his life.  He talked about his faith often, and lived his faith by working for various causes, as well as by serving on numerous short-term missions trips to Ukraine.

Wendell loved working on cars and on electronics projects, and was fascinated by modern technology.  He also enjoyed listening to classical music.

He is survived by his five children: Nina Chicoski (husband Robert), Susan Fish (husband Randy), Roy Caley, Bruce Caley (wife Kelly), and Timothy Caley (wife Patty); one brother, David William Caley; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Community (Baptist) Church, 286 Ashmont St., Dorchester, MA on Friday, Dec. 16, at 11:00.  Visitation will be at the church from 10:00-11:00, prior to the service.  A private interment will take place on Dec. 15.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Samaritan’s Purse – Ukraine Relief.

For online condolences please visit www.dewarefuneralhome.com.

BBB Tip: Safe Online Holiday Shopping For Parents

By BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

Holiday shopping is in full swing. Many shoppers are skipping the stores and heading online to purchase gifts for their children, continuing the trend for several years.
How can you get your holiday shopping done safely and efficiently? The following tips, some of which are from the BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) team, will help.
How to safely choose gifts for kids online
Guard your privacy (and your child’s privacy too!) Plenty of online retailers offer “hot toys 2022” lists, but it’s wise to proceed with caution when shopping for the season’s hottest toys. Stores choose toys they think will sell out quickly, but they don’t always take a toy’s safety or data collection practices into consideration. Make sure toys are safe and have good privacy policies before you buy.

  • Purchase apps and connected toys from Federal Trade Commissionapproved Safe Harbor member companiesMake sure that none of your child’s personal information will be collected without your explicit consent. Choose apps and toys from companies that display seals on their website and toys from the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) or another Safe Harbor.
  • Examine toy descriptions carefully. It’s easy to miss specific details about toys when you can’t examine them in person, so take your time reading toy descriptions online. Pay close attention to age recommendations, potential choking hazards, exactly what comes with the toy, and what accessories you may need to purchase separately.
  • Read plenty of reviews before you buy. Another good way to get to know a toy without actually seeing it first is to read other consumers’ reviews. Pay close attention to both positive and negative reviews. Reviewing videos can help you better understand what a toy is like and how it works. Keep in mind, though, that many reviewers, bloggers, influencers, etc., share opinions that should be taken with a grain of salt as these individuals may be getting paid to post their reviews.
  • Keep in mind age recommendations. Take age recommendations seriously since toys meant for teenagers could be dangerous for younger children. When shopping online, age recommendations may not be readily apparent, so do plenty of research before you make a purchase.
  • Watch out for in-app advertisements. Many toys come with connected apps. These, along with gaming apps for kids, likely feature in-app advertisements. Some in-app ads may be inappropriate for children. CARU offers excellent suggestions for educating your children about in-app advertising and what to watch out for as a parent.
  • Double-check small business web security. Supporting small businesses this holiday season is an excellent way to give back, but remember that many small businesses pivoted from making in-person sales to online sales back in 2020. Some small businesses may not have the resources or technical know-how to set up secure online purchasing. Call and ask about in-store purchase hours if a small business website seems less than secure. Check BBB’s online shopping guide.
  • Don’t fall for phishing scams. This year, scammers are looking to trip consumers up with many phishing scams. These include compromised account messagesfake retail coupons, emails claiming there’s been a problem with package delivery, and more. Read up on phishing scams to avoid falling prey.

For more information

To learn more about safe online shopping, read BBB’s online shopping resources. In addition, be sure to read BBB’s tips for avoiding delivery scams.

When possible, shop from businesses that adhere to BBB Standards for Trust.

Victoria H. Kingsley, 68

Victoria H. Kingsley, 68, of Quincy, passed away Dec. 4th, 2022.

Victoria H. Kingsley

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Keith Kelly, her daughter Miranda Kelly and son-in-law Joe Dempsey (of Stuttgart, Germany), and her son Trevor Kelly.  Sister of the late Pamela Campbell.

Victoria studied Economics and Government at Smith College but later realized she much preferred English, going on to be a Senior Lecturer in the subject at UMass-Boston for over 25 years. She previously taught at Eastern Nazarene College and the University of Rhode Island, as well as several summers at Shaanxi Normal University in China. Her enthusiasm for teaching was boundless, and she strongly valued her students and colleagues.

Victoria loved going to the beach, watching baseball and hockey, and reading; she particularly enjoyed browsing used bookstores and traveling outrageous distances for college hockey. Her favorite beaches were those in Wellfleet but Nantasket Beach had a special place in her heart.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the gathering for Victoria’s Funeral service Friday at 10 a.m. in the Hamel Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St., Quincy.  Visiting hours Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6-8:30 p.m.  Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Boston.

A remembrance ceremony will be held next March.

Victoria requested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Greater Boston Area Food Bank, www.gbfb.org.

For online condolences please visit www.hamellydon.com.

Quincy Man Charged With Hate Crime

By SCOTT JACKSON

A Quincy man was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing slated for this week after allegedly striking an Asian man with a car and telling the victim to “go back to China.”

John Sullivan. Quincy Police Department photo.

John Sullivan, age 77, was charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash with personal injury and a civil rights violation. He was arraigned on those charges on Dec. 2 at Quincy District Court where he pleaded not guilty and was held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Quincy police said they responded to the area of 40 Washington St. shortly after 10:55 a.m. on Dec. 2 for a reported disorder involving a motor vehicle. When officers arrived they saw an Asian man who was covered and dirt and limping.

Police said the man was walking with family members when he saw Sullivan speeding nearby. The victim and Sullivan exchanged words with one another, at which point Sullivan allegedly made derogatory comments about the victim’s race and told him to “go back to China.”

Sullivan then allegedly drove into the man with his vehicle, causing the victim to land on the hood of his car. Sullivan is alleged to have driven about 50 yards with the man on his hood before stopping suddenly.

After the victim fell off the hood of the car, Sullivan is alleged to have yelled at him to “go back to China” again before driving forward and hitting the man a second time with the vehicle. The force of the impact sent the victim into a construction zone; the victim fell into an open ditch about 10 to 15 feet below.

Sullivan then fled to Braintree, police said, but a witness followed him and relayed his information to authorities. Braintree police stopped and arrested Sullivan, who was brought to Quincy police headquarters for booking.

An ambulance was called to the scene in Quincy Center, but the victim was not transported away.

Thomas W. Sines, 65

Thomas W. Sines, age 65, a lifelong Quincy resident, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 after a long courageous battle with mental illness and kidney disease.

Beloved son of the late Frank E. and Abbie M. (Garrity) Sines, he was born in Quincy and raised in Houghs Neck, Quincy and lived most of his life. Tom was always proud to be a “Necka”. He was a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, where he was member of the hockey and varsity cross-country teams. In his later years he enjoyed music, gardening, nature and spending time with his family.  He loved the outdoors, kayaking and hiking in the woods.

One of nine siblings, he was the beloved brother of Philip and Colleen Sines of Georgia, Frank Sines of Carver, MA, James and Yvonne Primavera of Plymouth, MA, Steven and Dorothy Sines of Maine, Martin and Sandra Sines of Pembroke, MA, Joseph and Janet Shea of Hanson, MA and Robert and Ann Conti of Plympton, MA and the late Patricia Sines of Quincy, MA.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.

A wake will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 at Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy, MA from 8:30-10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Good Council Church, 237 Sea St. in Quincy, MA at 11 a.m. Family and friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at: donate.nami.org.

Judith A. Boretti, 85

Judith A. “Judy” (Della Barba) Boretti, of Hingham and formerly Quincy, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 in hospice. She was 85.

Judith A. Boretti

Judy was born in Quincy on June 1, 1937. Daughter of the late Rocco and Mabel (Fosdick) Della Barba and stepdaughter of Geraldine (Avery) Della Barba.  She graduated from Quincy High School.  After graduation she attended Fischer Junior College.  Several years later, Judy continued her education at Boston University while raising her 5 children, where she earned both her undergraduate and master’s degree in social work. Judy loved her career as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, helping others and building relationships with her clients throughout the years.

Judy lived a full, socially active life, with her family and many wonderful and lifelong friends. She was an avid skier, skiing into her 80’s.  She was a former member of the Makusue Ski Club in North Conway, NH where she met her husband, Bob. They enjoyed many years skiing with their children in New England, Canada and CO. Other favorite activities included camping, traveling, golf, tennis, and playing in a poker league. Judy enjoyed spending time with her family and friends no matter the occasion, especially when a martini was involved.

Judy cherished her alone time reading a book, working in her yard. She always stayed up to watch “Late Night”. She loved her “Jimmy Fallon”!  She was very crafty and particularly loved to cross stitch.

Judy was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Boretti, who passed away in 2016, after 55 years of marriage. She had 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  She was the devoted mother of Lynne Rinaldi and her husband Samuele of Scarborough, Maine, Laurie Hanlon and her husband Mark of Castle Rock, Colorado, Lesley Melling and her husband Kenneth of Watertown, Massachusetts, Robert Boretti Jr and his wife Christine of Holly Springs, North Carolina and David Boretti and his wife Dawn of Salem, New Hampshire.  Judy was also the loving grandmother of Sarah and Jessica Rinaldi, both of Maine, Jonathon, Brian, and Sean Hanlon, all of Colorado, Gunnar and Grace Melling, both of Massachusetts, Christiana Boretti of Florida, Jonathan, Marisa, and Jewel Leah Boretti, all of North Carolina and Jaelyn and Devin Boretti, both of New Hampshire.  She was also the loving great grandmother of Lily of Florida. Judy was the dear sister of Gail Cummings of West Barnstable, Massachusetts (and her late husband James) and the late John “Jack” Della Barba.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the memorial visiting hours on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, 4-8 p.m. in Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), Hingham.

Judy’s funeral service and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Judy’s name to Alzheimer’s Clinical and Translational Research Unit (ACTRU), 149 13th St., 2nd Floor, Charlestown, MA 02129 or by visiting https://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/research/alzheimers-clinical-translational-research-unit-actru.

See www.keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

Kenneth E. Reed, 58

Kenneth E. Reed

Kenneth (Kenny) Edward Reed of Bulverde TX, formerly of Quincy and Jamaica Plain, passed away on Nov. 19, 2022 at the age of 58.

A United States Navy Seabee veteran, he was the beloved son of James and Frances Buchan of Quincy.  Dear brother of Donna and her husband Robbie Grant of Quincy, Melissa (Missy) and her husband Michael Goodine of Weymouth, and Bonnie Pineiro of Weymouth.  Favorite uncle of Shannon Buckley, Kristyn Kusi, Ian, Patrick and Leah Goodine, and Anthony, Abby, Alaina and Alex Pineiro.  Great uncle to Kelli Dumont-Buckley and Kiera Buckley.  Lifelong friend of John Buckley of Mansfield.  Dog dad to Katie.

Funeral Mass to be held at Saint Joseph’s Parish, 550 Washington St., Quincy on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10:00 am.  Friends and relatives invited to attend.