Scituate Post 144 Will Not Forget

Army Sgt. Michael J. Kelley

Sgt. Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley, a 1997 graduate of Scituate High School, died in Shkin, Afghanistan, when his helicopter landing zone came under enemy fire. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 101st Field Artillery Battalion, Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Died on June 8, 2005.

Army veteran Donald W. Ford

Mr. Ford was a member of the U.S. Army and Reserve from 1949 to 1992, working as an instructor on diesel engines. He also served as an oiler and engineer on various tours of duty for the 1087th Support Battalion in Fort Devens. Mr. Ford was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Merchant Mariner Reserve. Mr. Ford was a Scituate Firefighter and worked for the Steamship Authority in Woods Hole as a Merchant Marine. Died on February 9, 2007.

Army veteran Michael B. Stanley

Mr. Stanley was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army from 1967 till 1973. He was a attached to the 173rd Infantry Brigade and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Stanley was appointed to the Scituate Fire Department on Aug. 8, 1977, and was a 30-year veteran. His death was an Active Fire Duty Death. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family and friends. He leaves his wife, Sarah (Evans) Stanley; his children, Michelle Taylor Stanley of California and Jordan “Jodi” K. Stanley of Scituate; his sisters, Judy Rhodes and Patti Minnis, both of Scituate; his grandchild, Cassidy Stanley-Sticco; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial donations may be made to Scituate Firefighters Union, P.O. Box 254, Scituate, MA 02066.
Died on May 3, 2007.

Navy veteran William Thompson

Commander Scituate Post 144 American Legion
Bill Thompson

Mr. Thompson as a Navy Corpsman whos served in Vietnam with a Marine company. Bill was born in Medford and raised in Winchester. He graduated Winchester High School in 1966, attended Curry College and UMass, Dartmouth, where he received his B.S. in biology. Former director of infection control at Jewish Memorial Hospital and was Board Certified in Epidemiology. He was a businessman in Scituate for 10 years, owned Thompson Business Services and Supply and sponsored a little league team. He was an accomplished guitar player. Bill was Commander of American Legion Post 144 and a 3rd Degree Mason with the Satuit Lodge AF & AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scituate American Legion Post 144, P.O. Box 577, Scituate, MA 02066.
Died on February 11, 2008.

Army National Guard veteran
Jim Deneen

Member of Scituate American Legion Post 144
James E. Denneen of SCITUATE died on October 12, 2008, age 64. Devoted husband of 37 years of Marie (Oram). Jim was born and raised in Quincy. He graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in 1962, Northeastern University with a BSBA in 1968, and an MBA from Suffolk University in 1974. Jim worked for Northrop Corp. in Norwood for 26 years as a Contract Administrator and at Information Spectrum in Bedford for 6 years. Jim served his state and country with the Massachusetts Army National Guard. He was a 30 year member of the Knights of Columbus, the last 6 years as a 4th Degree Knight, a member of Scituate American Legion Post 144 and served on the St. Patricks Day Parade Committee in Scituate for many years.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jims name may be made to Foyer of Charity, 74 Hollett St., Scituate, MA 02066.

Air Force veteran Paul Stanley

Paul F. Stanley SCITUATE Paul F. Stanley of Scituate, died peacefully at home on July 27, 2009, age 67. Loving husband of the late Elizabeth (McLaughlin). Paul was born, raised and educated in Charlestown. He moved to Dorchester, Field's Corner Section then to Scituate. Paul served four years with the Air Force Security Police. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3169, American Legion Paul served in the US Air Force as a military policeman. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3169, American Legion Post 144, Member of the Satuit Masonic Lodge. He was an avid gardener and amateur photographer. Paul will be remembered as a loving brother, father, grandfather, and uncle. Devoted father of Kathleen M. Stanley, Kevin P. Stanley and his fiance Shannon all of Scituate, Kelly Sullivan and her husband Peter of Methuen. Brother of Jack Stanley and his wife Dorothy of Burlington, the late William Stanley and his wife Bette of Lynn, and the late George Stanley and his wife Mary of NH. Proud grandfather of Hailey and Sean. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Donations in Pauls memory may be made to American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Died on February 11, 2008.

Navy veteran
Jim McRae

Bill Thompson

McRAE, James F., Jr. Of Scituate, Nov. 29, 2009. Age 85. Beloved husband of Mary M. (Moran). Cherished father of Mary C. McRae and William J. McRae, both of Scituate, and Theresa Moylan and her husband, Charles of Pembroke. Brother of the late Leo McRae. Loving grandfather of Amanda, Colleen, Matthew, Katie, Tony, Derek, and Jeremy. Great-grandfather of Logan. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Weds., Dec. 2, 2009 at 12 noon in St. Mary of the Nativity Church, Scituate Harbor. Interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Scituate. Retired owner Oil Heat Services, Inc. of Scituate. Former owner Chauncey Night Club of So. Boston, and Murphy's Trucking Co. of So. Boston. U.S. Navy Veteran, WW II. Member of VFW in Scituate and American Legion of Scituate. Member of the Knights of Columbus.

Marine & Navy veteran
Ron Davy

Ron Davy

DAVY, Ronald K. Of Hull, passed away November 30, 2009. Son of the late William K. Davy and Doris MacDonald. Stepson of Elsie Davy of Albion, NY. Beloved husband of Pauline (Cloherty) Davy. Loving father of Lisa Fritz & her husband Jeff of Reston, VA, Chris Davy & his wife Cheryl of Huntersville, NC, Frank Adams & his wife Melissa of Norwood, Meredith Adams & her fiance Jim of Hull, and Caitlin Rand & her husband Chris of Weymouth. Devoted grandfather of Claudia, Emily, Aidan, Matthew, Cole, Andrew, Chase, Olivia, and two on the way. Brother of Gary Davy, Gail Pettit, both of Albion, NY, and Kathy Ames of Rochester, NY. Ron was a proud Marine and a retired commissioned officer of 30 years in the U.S. Navy. His career began with the George Washington University Health Plan, where he served as COO. Later, he worked as Executive Director for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Boston and as CEO at CHA Healthcare in Kentucky. Upon returning to Massachusetts, he worked for Kit Clark Senior Services in Dorchester and at Morgan Stanley as a compliance officer. He served as a Hull Selectman for one term, ran as the Republican nominee for State Treasurer, and ran for Plymouth County Commissioner. An active Hullonian, Ron belonged to the Lions Club, the VFW, was treasurer of the Blue Water Sailing Club, and started the Veteran's Council of Hull. A renaissance man of sorts, Ron was a pilot, a sailor, a Scuba divemaster, a runner, a skier, and a red belt in Taekwondo. He also served on multiple boards. Burial in Hull Village Cemetery. Donations in memory of Ron may be made to Aplastic Anemia & MDS, International Foundation, Inc., 100 Park Ave., Ste 108, Rockville MD 20850 or to the N.E. Shelter for Homeless Veterans 17 Court St., Boston MA 02108 .

U.S. Army Air Corp veteran
Francis (Franny) Litchfield

Franny  Rest in Piece

Francis M. Litchfield, a lifelong resident of Scituate and owner of North River Marine Enterprises, passed away at South Shore Hospital April 18, 2010, at the age of 88. He was the devoted husband of 64 years to Nancy (Wade); loving father of Stephen Litchfield and his wife Martha of Scituate, Douglas Litchfield of Scituate, Kenneth Litchfield of Weymouth and Karen Tucker and her husband Kenneth of Easton. Also survived by 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Franny can trace his heritage all the way back to Capt. Daniel Litchfield, who fought in the American Revolution. Franny's grandfather was a Civil War veteran, and his father a World War I veteran. Franny himself signed up soon after World War Two began and served in the China-India-Burma Theater maintaining aircraft engines. As my friend Doug, Franny's son, also a veteran of the Vietnam War, said, "My father was a father to everyone." Well this webmaster can tell you that he was a father to me. In the short time I knew him from American Legion affiliation his friendship, advice, and humor found a spot in my heart! I was proud to stand guard at his wake and to 'fire a few rounds' at his funeral.

U.S. Navy Veteran
Louis Vanderstreet


Louis C. Vanderstreet Jr., 84, of Humarock, formerly of Brockton, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at South Shore Hospital. He was the husband of Phyllis (Yesonis) Vanderstreet for 57 years. He was born in 1926. Lou was raised and educated in Brockton and was a 1946 graduate of Brockton High School. During World War II , he served aboard the submarine USS Bluefish in the Pacific Theater. He earned many awards, among them Submarine Qualification Dolphins, Submarine Combat Pin with two stars, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal with four stars, Phillipine Liberation Medal with one star, Phillipine Republic Presidential Citation Badge and Medal, and the China War Memorial Medal. He also served in the Navy during the Korean War. Louis was appointed as a firefighter in the Brockton Fire Department in December 1950, was promoted to lieutenant in 1957, and was made captain in 1970. In 1976, he retired on disability due to injuries sustained in the line of duty. He then moved his family to Humarock. Lou was a member of the Brockton Firemens Relief Association, the International Association of Firefighters Local 144, Massachusetts Retired Fire and Police Association and the Retired State, County, and Municipal Employees Association. He was also a member of the North River Community Lions, the Brockton Historical Society and an honorary life member of the Board of Directors of the District 33-S Lions Eyemobile Committee. A licensed amateur radio operator (call sign N1WNT), Lou was a member of the Genesis Amateur Radio Club of Plymouth and of the ARRL and the National Association for Amateur Radio. He also held memberships in many veterans associations, including U.S. Navy Sampsons Veterans WWII Association, Marshfield Korean War Veterans, Lopes/Ferris Chapter, Plymouth American Legion Post 40, Submarine Force Library and Museum Association, the Marshfield VFW Post 8345 and Scituate American Legion Post 144. Louis was a longtime member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII, the U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc., and the International Submarine Association.

U.S. Navy Veteran
Lewis Evans


EVANS, Lewis "Red" 90, of Scituate passed away June 6, 2015 at the Island Terrace Nursing Home in Lakeville. Beloved husband of the late Nancy J. (Heck) Evans, with whom he shared nearly 50 years of marriage. Devoted father of Barry R. Evans & his wife Ann of Lakeville, Janice D. Evans of Brookline and JoAnn Evans of Scituate. Cherished Grandpap of 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Loving brother of Doreen E. Gorham of Sun City Center, FL. Also survived by 5 nieces and nephews. In 1949, Mr. Evans earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Franklin and Marshall College, having also attended Franklin and Marshall Academy. A proud WWII Veteran, he served his country in the US Navy after his father signed to enlist him just before his 18th birthday. He served as Quartermaster, LCI 443 (Landing Craft Infantry), South Pacific -Minority Cruise. He remained in the US Naval Reserve, where he became a Commander. He worked for 37 years at General Motors Acceptance Corporation. Upon retirement, he was employed for 18 years as an Assistant Harbormaster in Scituate, MA. He was a very active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He was passionate about soccer and coached for several years.

Post 144 Charter Member
John Brown


Thomas M. Reilly, Age 77, of Scituate, formerly of Dorchester, passed on Sunday July 15. He is survived by his wife Beverly Newberry Reilly; his son Michael Reilly and his niece and nephew Edwin M. Monahan and Joan (tis) G. Monahan. He was the son of former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Thomas F. Reilly and Mildred (Buckley) Reilly. He is pre-deceased by his two sisters Jean P. Reilly and Joan G. (Reilly) Monahan. Tom was a proud member of the US Coast Guard, where he served for 24 years, retiring as Chief Boatswain Mate. Tom was very active in Scituate American Legion Post 144 serving as vice commander and was a charter member.

U.S. Army Veteran
Robert Regolino

Mr. Robert S. “Bob” Regolino, of Naples Florida, formerly of Hull, passed away on November 22, 2020. Born in Boston, Bob was raised in Somerville and had lived in Hull for 30 years. Bob was very proud of his 35 year career with the New England Telephone Company as a Cable Engineer where he was also the proud recipient of the Vail award. in 1999. Bob was a member of the Hull Jaycee’s, Scituate American Legion, enjoyed golfing, an avid runner and completed 4 Boston Marathons and also a long time member and an avid skeet shooter at the Old Colony Sportsmen Association in Pembroke. Bob and his wife Marilyn were volunteers for the Scituate Animal Shelter. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and he always loved spending time and spoiling is only grandchild Hailey. Bob was a proud U.S. Army veteran serving his country from 1967-1973.

U.S. Coast Guard Retired BMC
Thomas Reilly


Thomas M. Reilly, Age 77, of Scituate, formerly of Dorchester, passed on Sunday July 15. He is survived by his wife Beverly Newberry Reilly; his son Michael Reilly and his niece and nephew Edwin M. Monahan and Joan (tis) G. Monahan. He was the son of former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Thomas F. Reilly and Mildred (Buckley) Reilly. He is pre-deceased by his two sisters Jean P. Reilly and Joan G. (Reilly) Monahan. Tom was a proud member of the US Coast Guard, where he served for 24 years, retiring as Chief Boatswain Mate. Tom was very active in Scituate American Legion Post 144 serving as vice commander and was a charter member.

U.S. Navy Veteran
Jack Ketterer

Jack Ketterer
John “Jack” F. Ketterer, 89, of Plymouth, formerly of Scituate passed away on Friday, December 10th, 2021. Beloved and loving husband of Charlene A. (Newcomb) Ketterer. Devoted and loving father of Wendy Ketterer of Rockland, Robin A. Dummer and husband William of Scituate, Chris Ketterer and wife Maureen of Plymouth and Jay F. Ketterer of Onset. Loving son of the late John F. Ketterer and the late Grace V. (Oliver) Ketterer. Loving and cherished grandfather of Melissa Marshall, Tracie Scavongelli, Alyce Marshall Haldoupis, Kristen D. Sargent, Sean C. Ketterer, Corey A. Ketterer, Danielle Schneck, Jenna Ketterer and Dylan Ketterer and great-grandfather of Logan, Michael, Amara and Makaya. Jack was a Proud US Navy Veteran , graduate of Boston University and Sargent College with a degree in physical therapy. John started his career at Bay State Physical Therapy rehab at Mass General Hospital. He then worked for 35 years at Harvard University Health Services where he was head of physical therapy and was also a trainer for many of the Harvard University sports teams. He finished his career in his hometown of Scituate with McGill and Gardner physical therapy. John was active in many of the local youth sports and Boys Scouts of America. John was a proud member of The American Legion Post 144 of Scituate MA.

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