Obituaries 08-11-2011

August 11, 2011
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Thomas Stack

Retired Purchasing Agent

Thomas F. Stack of Quincy, formerly of Charlestown, died on Aug. 3 surrounded by his six children. He was 91 years old.

Born on March 15, 1920, the son of Thomas Francis Stack and Anne (Murray) Stack, he graduated from the High School of Commerce in Boston in 1937 and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio-man on troop transports. He was stationed both stateside and in England, Scotland, Belgium and France and he shared these experiences with his children when they were learning about the war.

He was a 1951 graduate of Boston University and spent many years as a purchasing agent at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, and at New England Hospital Services of Braintree. He was a former president of the New England Association of Hospital Purchasing Managers.

A devout Catholic and Eucharistic Minister, he passed on his religious beliefs to his children as they were growing up. He was a longtime member of the Secular Franciscan Order and a loving father to his children who he coached in Koch Club and Little League. He enjoyed fishing and baseball (in particular) the Boston Red Sox.

He was the beloved husband of Doris (McGinty) Stack of Braintree; loving father of Brian E. Stack and his wife, Margaret of Hingham, Paul Stack and his wife, Catherine of Norwell, Robert Stack and his wife, Marilyn of Braintree, Gary Stack and his wife, Loretta of Waltham, Gail Pierce of Bridgewater and Janine Gray and her husband, William of Cary, NC. He is also lovingly survived by 18 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Keohane Funeral Home, Quincy. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Roxbury. In his memory, donations may be made to Catholic Charities fo Boston, 51 Sleeper St., Attn: Development Dept. Boston, MA 02210. See www.Keohane.com  for online condolences.

Kenneth Monteiro

Charlestown resident

Kenneth “Kenn” Leon Monteiro of Charlestown, formerly of Brockton and East Bridgewater, died unexpectedly at his home on July 29. He was 57 years old.

Born on Dec. 2, 1954 in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Constantino L. and Mary M. (Silva) Monteiro. He was a graduate of Brockton High School, Class of 1974. He was a member of IATSE Local 11 for more than 30 years, in the stage hand unit and worked as the head electrician for the Shubert Theater for 10 years.

In his earlier years, he owned and operated Pet Towne and Pet Towne II in Brockton for many years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, traveling to Key West, Fla., and antiques. He loved his cross country trip in 2002 that he took with his son, Matt, which included seeing the Grand Canyon. He also enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

He is survived by his two sons, Matthew D. Monteiro of East Bridgewater and Jason L. Monteiro of Whitman; his sisters, Mary M. Monteiro of Brockton, Diane D. Monteiro of Weymouth, Isabel C. Monteiro of Brockton and Jacqueline A. Monteiro of Brockton; and two grandchildren, Emma Rose Monteiro and Mason Leon Monteiro. He is also survived by his nieces, Nichole M. Monteiro, Nadine M. Lewis, Jacquelyn M. Cox and Jennette R. Cox; two great-nephews; two great-nieces; and many cousins. He was the former husband of Karen (Hennessey) Stewart of East Bridgewater.

A memorial gathering for a celebration of his life was held in Conley Funeral Home, Brockton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor, Bethesda, MD 20814, www.cff.org or American Heart and Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For condolences, visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com.

Bernadette O’Callahan

Charlestown resident

Bernadette F. (Russell) O’Callahan of Charlestown died on August 2.

The beloved wife of Jack O’Callahan, she was the devoted mother of Bernadette Burks and her husband, Ken, Jack O’Callahan and his wife, Jenny Gais and Michael O’Callahan and his late partner, William Martel; loving Nana of Kristina B. Halliday and her husband, Alex, Rachael Rose O’Callahan, Bernadette Frances Burks, Aaron John O’Callahan and the late Matthew Kenneth Burks; sister of the late Frederick Russell and his late wife, Helen and the late Marguerite Russell. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. Memorial donations in the name of Bernie O’Callahan may be made to Courageous Sailing, 1 First Ave., Charlestown, MA 02129. www.courageoussailing.org

Henriette Heanue

Mashpee resident

Henriette C. (Herbein) Heanue of Mashpee died on July 31. She was 76 years old.

She was the beloved wife of John F.; devoted mother of Christine Cooke and her husband, Brian, of Mashpee, Michelle Clarke of Colorado, John Heanue and his wife, Muriel, of Virginia, and Danielle Heanue and Paul Trane of Melrose. She is survived by five loving grandchildren, Elise, Caroline, Brian, Alyssa and Michael. She also leaves many other loving relatives in the United States and France.

Funeral arrangements were by the Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Mashpee. Burial was in Great Neck Woods Cemetery, Mashpee. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod. Please mail donations to Cape Cod Healthcare Attn: Joan Plesa, P.O. Box 370 Hyannis, MA 02601. For online guestbook: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.