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To my BHS Classmates: I was just informed of the untimely passing of our Classmate, John D. Cahill, by our classmate, Phil Sheppard, and am in shock... John was a fellow United States Air Force Veteran from the Vietnam War Era... As a USAF Disabled Veteran and Commander of DAV Chapter #90, Norwwod, MA, I salute Captain John D. Cahill and on behalf of all of BHS Class of 1960, & thank him for his service to Our Country... May He forever Rest in Peace... Kerry

The following is John's Obiturary:

Cahill, John D. of Pocasset, passed away on April 3, 2019. He was 77.

John was born in Brockton, a 1960 graduate of Brockton High School and a 1964 graduate of Georgetown University. He was a proud Vietnam veteran serving as Captain with the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1969. A lifelong resident of New Silver Beach in N. Falmouth, he was a lifelong runner, enjoyed boating, and was also an avid New England Patriot’s Fan. John was a devout catholic and always enjoyed spending time with his loving family. He will be deeply missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Loving son of the late John H. and Mary E. (Sheridan) Cahill. Beloved brother of Patricia Barnett of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Carol Walsh and her husband, Francis, of Weymouth, and the late Robert and Elizabeth Cahill. Also survived by 11 nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 3-6 pm in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Monday prior to the Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 1203 Commercial Street, Weymouth, MA 02189 or to New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108.


Daniel Zev Furman of Shirley, MA

SHIRLEY - Daniel Zev Furman, 75, of Shirley, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at his home after a 13 year struggle with multiple myeloma. Daniel was born in Lakehurst, NJ, February 4, 1943, the son of David and Dvora (Harman) Furman. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Cynthia Mae (Conant) Furman, their daughter, Rebecca Alanna Dvora Furman of Shirley.

Daniel graduated from Brockton High, Class of 1960. In 1966 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Northeastern University, Boston. Throughout his career he was employed by a number of computer technology firms, spending the last ten years as a quality assurance engineer at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton.

During his all too brief retirement, he enjoyed macrophotography in his wife's garden, motorcycle riding, designing and creating stained glass panels and riding his electric bicycle on the Groton Rail Trail. He was especially interested in antique cars as well as attending antique car shows throughout New England.

FURMAN - A memorial service was held 1 PM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the First Parish Church of Groton, 1 Powderhouse Road, Groton.

(Note to class: We just found out about Daniel's passing on 4.4.19 and will post this in the 2018 passings page later.)

Judy Higgins Donohue reported that our classmate Frances (Franki) Lee Kelley has passed on .
May she rest in everlasting peace. Her obituary follows:

West Boxford, MA - Frances Lee Kelley, August 25, 1942 - January 16, 2019, age 76, of West Boxford, died peacefully at home on January 16, 2019. For 50 years, she was the beloved wife of George L Kelley of West Boxford.

Franki was born in North Adams, August 25, 1942, to the late Lee Rose (Gomes) Maderios and Zenas Wilton Kelley. She resided in Brockton, Cape Cod, Boston and the South Shore during her early years and in West Boxford, for the last 45 years. Franki graduated from Brockton High School (1960), attended Chandler School (1962), attended Boston College (1964) and Merrimack College (1974-78) for Accountancy & Economics. Until retirement in 2012, Franki enjoyed a successful and varied career as a travelling supervisor at Cigna Healthcare (10 years), Controller at Harbor Advisory Corp (10 years), President at Small Office Support (8 years), Director of Finance at American Textile History Museum (17 years) and Pharmacy Technician at CVS (3 years).

She is remembered with much love by her husband of 50 years, George, her wonderful children, David Kelley of Gloucester, Catherine Kelley of Lawrence and Anne Miller of Shrewsbury, her grandchildren, Lauren and Ben Miller and her siblings, Steve Maderios of Marstons Mills, and Jodi Burnham of Marstons Mills.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Augustine Parish, 43 Essex St., Andover, MA. A funeral service will be private for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123

Judy Higgins Donohue reported that our classmate Roland G. Adams has passed on. May he rest in peace. The following is his obituary:

Roland G. Adams (Rolly), 76 of Rochester, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, after a long illness. He was the loving husband of Mary F. (Lotti) Adams for 42 years. Born and raised in Brockton, son of the late Bernard and Shirley (Adams) Schnyer, grandson of the late Elise and George Adams and Cecile and George Schnyer. He is also predeceased by his brother and sisters Milton B. Adams, Dana Adams, Louise Willet, Pauline Singleton, Sheila Ford and Irene Auntie Adams. Roland served in the US Army, 82nd Airborne division from 1961-1963. He was a self-employed iron worker and the proud owner of Gateway Steel Erection Company with his partner John Folino. Roland developed and manufactured The Roofing Transporter Machine and innovative piece of equipment that revolutionized laying metal sheeting roof materials.

Roland is survived by his wife, Mary, daughters Kimberley (Bruce) Thompson, Jacqui (Jeff) Watt, Lisa (Eric) Soper and Andrea Gomes as well as his nephew Mikey Adams. He also leaves behind his brother Steven Schnyer and sisters Arlene Longo and Cathy Provenzano. When not enjoying time with his family, Roland was an avid antique car enthusiast and could usually be found tinkering with and restoring cars in his garage. He loved his grandchildren, his dogs Stuart Little and Sheldon and the Boston Red Sox! In lieu of a Funeral, and to honor Rolands character, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations in Rolands memory can be made to the MSCPA.Org. For online condolences and directions please visit www.blanchardfc.com.

Judy Higgins Donohue reported that our classmate Paul O'Sullivan (Sully) has passed. May He Rest in everlasting peace. The following is his obituary:

Paul F. O’Sullivan, 76, of East Falmouth, passed away on Sunday January 13, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Frances M. O’Sullivan and son of the late Harry and M. Irene O’Sullivan.

Paul graduated from Brockton High School. He served in the United States Army attaining the rank of Sergeant. He graduated from attended Dean Junior College and graduated from Boston University with a Master’s Degree. He worked at John Hancock Insurance for many years and ultimately retired with Whitehall Liquor Distributors. He was a loving husband, brother, and uncle and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

In addition to his loving wife Frances, Paul is survived by his sister Anne Collins and husband Webster, his niece Julie Collins, nephew Harris Collins and wife Melinda.

A visitation will be held at the St. Elizabeth Seton Church 481 Quaker Rd. North Falmouth on Tuesday January 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:00am. A funeral mass will follow in St. Elizabeth Seton Church at 11:00am. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 12:45pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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