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.

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.

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.

Elaine M. McGrail, 83

Elaine Marie McGrail of Quincy, formerly of Brighton and Hyde Park, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022.  She was 83.

Elaine M. McGrail

She was born in Boston to Katherine Marie (Kenney) and John William Elliott, Sr. and was raised in Brighton and Hyde Park. After graduating high school, she held several jobs, married, and raised three children.  In her forties, she went back to school and earned her associates degree at Quincy Junior College in early education. She also took classes at Wheelock College, UMASS Boston, and Boston State Teachers college.

Elaine never stopped learning and became a wealth of knowledge through self -education. She was extremely independent and self-sufficient. She was small in stature but large in accomplishment.  Her strong will and clever mind always brought her solutions to any problem she couldn’t solve with physical strength alone.

One of Elaine’s greatest joys in life was gardening. Her passion for gardening began at an early age and grew deeper throughout her life. She was a member of the Wollaston Garden Club for many years and thoroughly enjoyed working with them on projects throughout the city of Quincy. In earlier years she created a 4H program where she would pass on her vast knowledge and love of horticulture. Through this program she created a community vegetable garden where she inspired the neighborhood children to learn about gardening.

Elaine’s generosity was not limited to the gift of knowledge, she gave a lot of her time to her community as well through involvement in many local programs and activities such as Head Start early childhood education, Quincy Community Action, Germantown Historical Society, Germantown Neighborhood Center, Gull Point Yacht club, Saint Boniface Church and many more.  Her involvement in her local community was strong.

Her legacy is not limited to her community service and gardens.  She leaves a family that she loved dearly and truly enjoyed being around.  In her spare time, she enjoyed family vacations, spending time with her children and grandchildren and connecting with old friends.

Wife of the late Charles McGrail, Sr. Devoted mother of Amy K. Nazzaro and her husband Stephen of Braintree, Susan A. Jason and her partner Brett Bongarzone of Scituate and Charles F. McGrail, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Quincy.  Loving sister of Jeanne Fogerty of Windham, NH also survived by Warren Elliott and his wife Karen of Abington.  Cherished grandmother of Andrew Nazzaro, Brian Nazzaro, James Nazzaro, Charlie McGrail, Collin McGrail and Caroline McGrail.

Predeceased by her siblings: Alberta Nickerson and John William Elliott, Jr. and her parents: Katherine Marie (Kenney) and John William Elliott, Sr.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited greet the family during the visiting hours on Tuesday, December 6, from 4-8 PM in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, December 7, prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Ann’s Church, Quincy at 10 AM. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elaine’s name to the Wollaston Garden Club, PO Box 147, Quincy, MA, 02170 (Attention: Jan Clifford).  Donations will continue Elaine’s legacy by funding further horticultural education through local scholarship.

Terence J. Farrell, Jr., 82

Terence J. “Terry” Farrell, Jr., of Hingham, passed away peacefully at home November 28, 2022, age 82, after a July 2022 diagnosis of glioblastoma. Beloved Husband of 30 years to Amy (Walsh) Farrell. Loving father to Paige M. of Rockport, MA, Sean V. of Manchester, MA, Terence M. of Boston, MA, John (Jack) of Hingham, MA and Katherine (Kate) of NYC. Cherished brother of Robert D Farrell, SJ retired from Boston College, of Weston, MA. Dear uncle and brother-in-law to the Gangemi family, Beth (Walsh), John, Julia and Sebastian. Terry is also survived by his former wife, Juni Van Dyke of Manchester, MA.

Terence J. Farrell, Jr.

Born in Leominster, MA to Terence and Pauline, Terry was a proud alumnus of the College of the Holy Cross, Class of 1961, and Boston College Law School, Class of 1964.  Terry began his career in Washington DC after law school working on legislation and regulations in the predecessor agency to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After several years in Washington, Terry moved back to the Boston area to begin work in the field which would define him for much of his professional career: real estate.

Terry worked as an assistant director in the City of Boston’s Redevelopment Authority in the White administration before shifting to the private sector. After working at North American Development, he joined Peabody Construction in 1975, which began a ten-year relationship with Edward A Fish affiliated entities. Terry’s role at Peabody focused on the development of low-moderate income housing throughout the Northeast. In 1985, Terry assumed the role of President and COO of Edward A Fish Associates. During his tenure, Terry was successful in developing commercial and residential property throughout the East, including a 2MM SF office park, redevelopment of the Chelsea Naval Hospital, and a variety of residential projects, both apartments and condominiums.

In 1990, Terry brought his significant real estate experience and skills to work out and dispose of troubled real estate assets for RECOLL Management, a subsidiary of Fleet National Bank. This was the beginning of a new chapter in Terry’s professional career: corporate real estate. During the 25 years Terry was with Fleet and its successor, Bank of America, Terry managed teams of real estate professionals responsible for a 26MM square foot portfolio, due diligence for fifteen mergers, and subsequent dispositions of bank owned real assets, both corporate and retail, following integration of those acquisitions.

Terry’s true superpower, however, was making friends and mentoring colleagues.  Terry found such delight in learning about people’s backgrounds and families. He loved providing counsel and advice on next career steps while making introductions and facilitating advancement opportunities for his team members. Terry nurtured friendships long after the day-to-day work relationships had ended. There were Friday morning calls,  emails and dinners with the Rogues Gallery which allowed Terry to sustain these relationships over many years.

Terry loved the coastal communities where he spent his adult life and was committed to making them better through service, as an elected member of the Manchester School Committee, an appointed member of the Cohasset Zoning Board of Appeals, and dedicated Barker and GALS youth basketball coach in Hingham.

But more than anything, Terry loved his five children, each accomplished in so many ways. Paige, Sean, Terence, Jack, and Kate brought Terry restorative joy. He relished time in their company as adults sharing updates on their latest endeavors and achievements just as when they were younger sharing updates on school days. Terry cherished summer vacations spent in Orleans, including organization of the prestigious Farrell Invitational, a highly competitive and selective minigolf Tour across the outer Cape. Terry was at peace knowing he was able to provide for his family and leave a legacy of a loving, caring father and partner.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, December 5, from 3-7 PM at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald Street, Hingham MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 AM at St Paul’s Church 147 North Street, Hingham MA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Terry’s name can be made to School The World or the Hingham Historical Society.

Bruce MacDonald Knowles, 79

Bruce MacDonald Knowles, 79, of Quincy, MA, died early Friday evening, Nov. 25, 2022, at the home of his son where he was receiving hospice care.

Bruce MacDonald Knowles

He was born on July 3, 1943, in Chelsea, MA, the first of six children of Freeman S. and Marjorie (Johnson) Knowles.  Bruce graduated from Quincy High School, then served as a forward artillery observer in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War (1961-1966).  After returning home, Bruce married (Gilda Kaufman) in 1969, and went on to become a police officer at CONRAIL and earn his associate degree through night courses at Quincy College and Harvard University.  After Bruce retired from the police force, he kept busy for a number of years working at Hannaford’s.

Bruce was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.  He enjoyed “deep-sea” fishing with yucky worms, hiking in National and State Parks, reading, storytelling, midnight explores, drives through the leshy woods, and visiting with his family and friends.

Bruce is loved by his children, Joshua and his wife Rebecca of Naples, ME, Matthew and his wife Ashley of N. Attleboro, MA, AJ and his husband Nathan of Boston, MA, and Jessica and her husband Noel of Abington, MA; his grandchildren Jacob, Samuel, Emma, Job, Xavier, Drake, Tanda, Leo, Jordan, and Zoey; his siblings: Freeman (Buddy) Knowles and his wife Jane, Brian Knowles, Barbara Susko and her husband Steve, and his brother-in-law Arthur Smith; and his many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his sisters Marjorie Forte, and Kathryn Smith.

Bruce truly appreciated the love and support of his friends from his days at Hannaford’s, as well as the close friends he made at Fenno House.